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Benq MW526 Projector

13000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 33dB Jul 2014
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User Reviews Are Good

On average, people who bought this data projector rated it as 88 out of 100.

Reasonably Priced

A few Benq MW526 reviewers who purchased it agreed that it was good value for money. Dr. G. A. Trimble mentioned on Amazon “Brilliant value” in their review of the Benq MW526 and gave the product an excellent review. Hannicka mentioned “Good enough for the price” . Hannicka also mentioned “For the price it is a good product”.

A few customers said in their reviews that it was a bargain for the price. Adam M. said in his review of this projector “This makes a good cheap business projector for presentations”. Three years ago Ben rated the product as excellent and he mentioned “Bargain up-scaling projector”. Ben also mentioned “This is an absolute bargain if you want a 1080p (up-scaled from its native 800x600), 3D cinematic experience in your house”.

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Good Product Quality

A number of customers who bought this projector agreed that it was good quality. Af rated this projector as excellent and mentioned in their review of the Benq MW526 on Amazon “Good image quality”. Ben wrote on Amazon three years ago “Fantastic quality, quite amazing specs”. Hannicka mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Slightly lacking if you are after quality for gaming and movies.” in their review.

Benq Has Good Multimedia Projector Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Benq projectors and also specifically for Benq 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors and found that in both cases Benq had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

Easy to Use

One customer reckoned that this projector had a good experience. Af wrote “It makes it a much better experience than a TV” . One Benq MW526 owner reckoned that the product was easy to use. Two years ago Nyree Ellison Anjos said on Amazon “Very nice and easy to use” in their review.

Good Picture Quality

One Benq MW526 reviewer said in their reviews that it had good picture quality. One customer who purchased it considered that it was good for playing games on.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One person mentioned in their reviews that this projector had a good 3D picture quality. Louis Allen said in his review of this projector on Amazon two years ago “It upscales to HD well in my opinion and the 3-D its absolutely fantastic” and rated it 5 stars.

Good Size

One customer who reviewed it thought it was tight.

Supports 3D

The Benq MW526 supports 3D. Most of the other multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the MW526 also support 3D.

There are a number of alternative multimedia projectors which also support 3D which you might want to consider including the Benq MW843[plb_2417382_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other projectors that have been around for more than two years, the Benq MW526 has a built-in speaker(s).

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including cheaper multimedia projectors such as the Benq MW724[plb_2770285_price].

We think you might also be interested in alternative data projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the Benq MW843[plb_2417382_price].

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the Benq MW526 is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this projector.

This projector's resolution (1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)) is actually the best supported resolution amongst all projectors that were released around the same time as the MW526.

A 640 x 480 (VGA) supported graphics resolutions is the worst supported resolution across comparable types of projector.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

Data projectors of this spec and age have projector brightnesss of between 800 ANSI lumens and 4,200 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Benq MW526 has a fairly bright projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age.

If you would prefer a projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to consider the Benq MW724[plb_2770285_price] (3,700 ANSI lumens) which is also cheaper.

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

The Benq MW526 has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than the most common projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

A WXGA (1280x800) projector native resolution is actually the best resolution amongst all 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the MW526.

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

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Two Audio (L,R) Ins

The Benq MW526 is a two audio (L,R) in multimedia projector. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the MW526 only have one audio (L,R) in.

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Very Low Power Consumption (economy Mode)

The Benq MW526 has a fairly low power consumption (economy mode) (only 212 Watts) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the MW526. The power consumption (economy mode)s of projectors of this age and spec range from 200W to 340W.

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5 Reasons Against

Poor High Def TV

One person who bought this projector wrote that it was not good at displaying high definition TV. Dr. You wrote in their Benq MW526 review “A pity that it is not HD” .

Price Has Increased by £100.58

In the last 31 days the MW526 has increased in price by £100.58.

Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq MW526 does not support full HD. Most of the other projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the MW526 also do not support full HD.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Benq MW526 does not support wi-Fi, although keep in mind that most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age also do not support wi-Fi.

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Quite Loud Noise Level (economic Mode)

Data projectors of this spec and age have noise level (economic mode)s of between 26dB and 38dB. With a noise level (economic mode) of 31 decibels, the Benq MW526 has a fairly loud noise level (economic mode) compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Benq MW526

OK Running Costs

The MW526 is typical compared to the other 78 projectors of a comparable age and spec that we have assessed for 1 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the MW526 is £85.

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this Benq projector was released.

Average Noise Level

At 33 decibels, the Benq MW526 has a fairly standard noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to the MW526.

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Specification

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Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
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On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
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Multimedia
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User Reviews

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Reviewed 14 June 2015 by Dr. G. A. Trimble "Mad Mick"
(Verified Purchase)

Bought this for our church to replace an ageing one. Does the job just finw and can be used on bright summer evenings without the need to squint.

Reviewed 12 June 2015 by Mr. Gomez
Mr. Gomez would recommend the BenQ MW526 (Verified Purchase)

Very good Projector with hight quality...

Reviewed 10 May 2015 by Nyree Ellison Anjos
(Verified Purchase)

Very nice and easy to use.

Reviewed 8 April 2015 by Amazonian
(Verified Purchase)

Great product.

Reviewed 20 March 2015 by Hannicka
(Verified Purchase)

Downgraded to this from a HD gaming projector, and for the price it is a good product. It is perfect for business presentations or the class room, but slightly lacking if you are after quality for... Read more…

Reviewed 13 February 2015 by Louis Allen
(Verified Purchase)

Great quality projector for the price, Even runs well on sky , very good on ps3, It upscales to HD well in my opinion and the 3-D its absolutely fantastic and HD.

Reviewed 3 February 2015 by DR. YOU
(Verified Purchase)

It is really bright but a pity that it is not HD.

Reviewed 26 January 2015 by AF
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent projector. Good image quality. We use it to project films on to the wall and it makes it a much better experience than a TV.
Very pleased with with our recent acquisition.

Reviewed 30 December 2014 by Adam M.

To anyone thinking about buying this to watch films and / or game with, please note that the native resolution of the projector is 800x600 and as such any input content which is higher in... Read more…

Reviewed 26 December 2014 by Ben | 5 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

This is an absolute bargain if you want a 1080p (up-scaled from its native 800x600), 3D cinematic experience in your house and are on a tight budget. Fantastic quality, quite amazing specs and... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £81.08
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £84.77
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.42 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Barcodes 00471875505585, 04718755053337, 04718755055850, 04718755056390

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