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Benq MS616ST

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Benq MS616ST

Benq MS616ST
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A classic and economical to run moderate noise level SVGA projector, with good features
32dB 800 X 600 (SVGA) 13000:1 Yes Jan 2013
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Benq MS616ST Review

With low running costs and very good reviews, we have ranked the Benq MS616ST number 829 in 3D projectors.
77
Reviews
2 Reviews
74
Features
Good Features
60
Age
5 Years Old
79
Running Costs
£67 Over 5 Years
67
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 67?

It has below average expert reviews with an average expert rating of 60%. Epson data projectors have excellent reviews in general.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2018.
It has running costs of £67 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
This Benq projector has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Higher than average contrast ratio (typical)
Hassle-Free projector maintenance
Auto blank for safe use
PC-Less teaching
USB display
Wireless display
Thoughful designs
Kensington lock to discourage theft
0.5W in standby mode
Quieter than average noise level
Audio pass through
No source detected mode
SmartEco mode
Eco blank mode
Power saving, eco friendly
EcoFACTS label
Dimmer than average projector brightness
Only 800 x 600 (SVGA) resolution

Benq MS616ST In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Poor Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this multimedia projector is 60 out of 100 based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and IT Reviews.com. Data projector experts aren't convinced by this projector.

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Benq Has Very Good Reviews for Its Projectors

Based on 2,379 user and expert reviews (including 316 verified purchases), Benq has very good ratings for its data projectors. 94% of those that bought a Benq projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Running Costs

Average Running Costs

The average 5 year running cost of the MS616ST is £67 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

This data projector was released in January 2013.

Features

Only 800 X 600 (SVGA) Resolution

The MS616ST has an 800 x 600 (SVGA) projector native resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 800 resolution found on most projectors. Across all projectors the best resolution is 4096 x 2400 (4K) and the worst is 640 x 360 (nHD).

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The MS616ST's noise level of only 32dB is in the quietest 25% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature. Projectors have noise levels of between 20dB and 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

Multimedia projectors have contrast ratio (typical) of between 1.5 and 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The contrast ratio (typical) of the MS616ST of 13,000 is in the highest 35% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the Benq MS616ST of only 2,500 ANSI lumens is dimmer than average when compared to most other projectors. It is dimmer than 82% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature. Data projectors have projector brightnesses of between 100 ANSI lumens and 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Supports 3D

The Benq MS616ST supports 3D, unlike 60% of projectors which do not support 3D.

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Average Service Life of Lamp

The Benq MS616ST's service life of lamp of 4,500h is pretty standard compared to most other projectors. It is in the longest 55% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The MS616ST has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of projectors.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Benq MS616ST has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of projectors.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

Across all the projectors the bulb powers range from 15W to 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The MS616ST's bulb power of only 190W is smaller than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the smallest 9% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other multimedia projectors, the MS616ST does not support full HD. 63% of projectors do not support full HD.

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