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Benq MU686 Projector

20000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) 31dB Aug 2016
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BeQ MU686 is just what you need to perfect your presentation in all settings. Boasting 3500 ANSI lumens and 20000:1 high contrast ratio, this WUXGA projector also offers auto vertical keystone... More
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Benq Projectors Have Good Reviews

Projectors manufactured by Benq are some of the better projectors according to average reviews from users and experts.

Only Released Six Months Ago

The MU686 was only relased by Benq six months ago. Newer projectors like this one are likely to use more advanced technology.

Supports Full HD

The Benq MU686 supports full HD, as do most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the MU686.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative multimedia projectors which support full HD currently available including cheaper projectors such as the P5627[pl_3723891_price], or the Z650[pl_3287896_price] both from Acer or the Optoma EH416[plb_3726344_price].

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Supports 3D

Like most of the other latest 20000:1 contrast ratio projectors, the Benq MU686 supports 3D.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other data projectors which support 3D currently available including cheaper projectors such as the W416[pl_3758764_price], or the EH416[pl_3726344_price] both from Optoma or the Acer Z650[plb_3287896_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq MU686 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the MU686.

We compared this data projector to all the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the P5627[pl_3723891_price], and the Z650[pl_3287896_price] both from Acer or the Optoma W416[plb_3758764_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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WUXGA (1920x1200) Projector Native Resolution

The Benq MU686 has a maximum resolution of WUXGA (1920x1200). That's over two times the resolution of the most frequently found projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

This multimedia projector's resolution (WUXGA (1920x1200)) is actually the best resolution across all 20000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the MU686.

The worst resolution across similar types of multimedia projector is SVGA (800x600).

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This data projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA)|1920 x 1200 (WUXGA), which is typical of many new 20000:1 contrast ratio projectors.

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Very Bright Lamp Power (economic Mode)

At 7,500 Watts, the Benq MU686 has a very bright lamp power (economic mode) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been on the market for the last year. Across all the similar spec data projectors that came out around the same time as the MU686 the lamp power (economic mode)s range from 6,000W to 7,500W.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The Benq MU686 is a two HDMI ports quantity multimedia projector.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

Most of the other latest comparable spec multimedia projectors only have one USB 2.0 ports quantity, however the Benq MU686 has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Two VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

Most comparable spec data projectors that were launched in the last year have between one and three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, including the Benq MU686 which has two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

At 240 Watts, the Benq MU686 has a fairly big bulb power compared to most of the other projectors that have been available for the last year. The bulb powers of recently released multimedia projectors range from 190W to 370W.

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Price Has Increased by £37.47

The MU686 has increased in price by £37.47 in the last month.

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the MU686, the Benq MU686 does not support wi-Fi.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

At 31 decibels, the Benq MU686 has a fairly loud noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that were released in the last year. The quietest noise level of latest similar spec projectors is 22dB, the loudest is 35dB, and the average noise level is 31dB.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 31dB noise level projectors currently available including the Acer P1623[plb_3768665_price] which is cheaper.

If you are not worried about having a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Acer Z650[plb_3287896_price] (30dB) which is also cheaper.

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Running Costs Are Very High

The MU686 is one of the least economic to run 20000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for the last year that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the MU686 will cost £116 over 1 year to run.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of only 2 Watts, the Benq MU686 has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other projectors that came out in the last year. The lowest RMS rated power of projectors that have been available for around the same time as the MU686 is 1.5W, the highest is 16W, and the average RMS rated power is 7.5W.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp

At only 3,000 hours, the Benq MU686 has a very short service life of lamp compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to the MU686. The service life of lamps of similar spec data projectors that were released around the same time as the MU686 range from 3,000h to 20,000h.

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Not Cheap

We think this data projector looks expensive compared to other multimedia projectors that were launched in the last year. The cheapeast new 20000:1 contrast ratio data projector that we found costs £170 and the most expensive costs £3,462.

Quite High Power Consumption (economy Mode)

At 261 Watts, the Benq MU686 has a quite high power consumption (economy mode) compared to most of the other data projectors that are a similar age to the MU686. Across all the multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the MU686 the power consumption (economy mode)s range from 170W to 370W, and the average power consumption (economy mode) is 220W.

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Only One Audio (L,R) in

The Benq MU686 is a one audio (L,R) in data projector.

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Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,500 ANSI lumens, the Benq MU686 has a relatively typical projector brightness compared to most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the MU686.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 3,500 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available including the Casio XJ-V110W[plb_3319451_price] which is cheaper; or the Optoma EH341[plb_3108586_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Zoom Ratio
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamp Power (economic Mode)
Lamps Quantity
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Supported 3D Formats
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Serial Interface Type
Microphone in
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
MHL Version
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Optical Disc Player Type
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Preset Modes
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Colour of Product
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
Auto Power Off
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £112.17
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £115.86
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Benq MU686uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.58T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.58 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00840046034948, 04718755064609

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