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Benq MU686 Projector

20000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) 31dB Aug 2016
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £115.86 Electricity cost over 5 years
Benq multimedia projectors have good reviews
Supports full HD
Has a built-in speaker(s)

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Reviews

Benq Multimedia Projectors Have Good Reviews

Projectors from Benq have an average rating of 87%, which is in the top 24% of all data projector brands that we have looked at.


Other

Released Nine Months Ago

It was August 2016 when Benq released the MU686.


Video

Supports Full HD

The Benq MU686 supports full HD. Most of the other similar spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this multimedia projector also support full HD.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq MU686 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released in the last 12 months also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Projector

WUXGA (1920x1200) Resolution

The highest resolution of the Benq MU686 is WUXGA (1920x1200). That's over two times the resolution of the most common projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

This data projector's resolution (WUXGA (1920x1200)) is actually the best resolution amongst all 20000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched in the last 12 months.

Amongst comparable types of data projector the worst resolution is SVGA (800x600).

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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 in the last 12 months.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3,500 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available including because of its better review score, the Optoma EH341 (£549).

If you want a projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might want to look at the X127 (£359) (3,600 ANSI lumens), the X117H (3,600 ANSI lumens), or the X117H (£276.98) (3,600 ANSI lumens) all from Acer.

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Energy

Very High Running Costs

The MU686 is in the most expensive 11% of all 39 new projectors that we have looked at for 1 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the MU686 is £116.


Performance

Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Benq MU686 has an On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for the last year.

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Average Noise Level

At 31 decibels, the Benq MU686 has a fairly average noise level compared to most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for the last year.

If you would consider a multimedia projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the X117H (£276.98) (31dB), the P1186 (£309.15) (31dB), or the X127 (£359) (31dB) all from Acer.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Benq MU686 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as this multimedia projector also have a handheld remote control.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

Like most of the other new 20000:1 contrast ratio projectors, the Benq MU686 does not have a DVI port.

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Lamps

Very Short Service Life of Lamp

With a service life of lamp of only 3,000 hours, the Benq MU686 has a fairly short service life of lamp compared to most of the other recently released 20000:1 contrast ratio projectors. New 20000:1 contrast ratio projectors have service life of lamps of between 3,000h and 20,000h.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

At 240 Watts, the Benq MU686 has a quite big bulb power compared to most of the other new comparable spec multimedia projectors. Across all the recently released 20000:1 contrast ratio projectors the bulb powers range from 190W to 390W, and the average bulb power is 210W.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq mu686
Barcodes 00840046034948, 04718755064609

Benq MU686 Review Sources

To prepare this Benq MU686 review we compared this projector to 2,071 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 326,513 product attributes, 14,250 projector reviews and 2,764,700 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

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