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Benq Multimedia Projectors Have Good Reviews
Based on 2,084 user and expert reviews, Benq has good reviews for its projectors. Benq also has good reviews specifically for its 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors compared to other brands.
The Benq MW529 supports 3D, as do most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for more than a year.
We compared this projector to all the other data projectors which support 3D and we think a cheaper multimedia projector such as the Benq MX507[plb_3048398_price] or you might consider a higher scoring multimedia projector such as the Benq TW526E[plb_2549392_price] are also worth considering.
We compared this data projector to all the other data projectors with a 3D and we think the Acer X123PH[plb_3186331_price] is also worth considering.
Has a Built-In Speaker(s)
The Benq MW529 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the MW529 also have a built-in speaker(s).
There are a number of alternative multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might also want to look at including the Benq MX507[plb_3048398_price] which is cheaper; or the Benq TW526E[plb_2549392_price] which has better reviews.
It is worth considering alternative data projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the Benq MS630ST[plb_3140368_price].
1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions
The Benq MW529 supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the MW529. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this data projector.
This projector's resolution (1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)) is actually the best supported resolution across all multimedia projectors of this age and spec.
A 640 x 480 (VGA) supported graphics resolutions is the worst supported resolution across comparable types of projector.
WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution
This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most frequently found projector native resolution on 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out more than a year ago.
Quite Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
The average service life of lamp (economic mode) of 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the MW529 is 6,600h, and the service life of lamp (economic mode)s range from 3,500h to 10,000h. The Benq MW529 has a quite long service life of lamp (economic mode) (10,000 hours) compared to most of the other data projectors that were launched around the same time as the MW529.
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The lightest 13000:1 contrast ratio projector that is a comparable age to the MW529 is 1.8kg heavy and the heaviest is 5.5kg. With a weight of only 1.9 kilograms, the Benq MW529 is fairly light compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the MW529.
5 Reasons Against
Price Has Recently Increased by £28.52
In the last 38 days the MW529 has increased in price by £28.52.
Does Not Support Full HD
Most projectors of a comparable type and age to the MW529 do not support full HD. The Benq MW529 is no exception to this as it too does not support full HD.
We compared all the other data projectors which also support full HD to this data projector and we think the Benq TW526E[plb_2549392_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.
Does Not Support Wi-Fi
The Benq MW529 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other data projectors of this age and type also do not support wi-Fi.
Very Small Bulb Power
The smallest bulb power of projectors of a comparable spec and age to the MW529 is 190W and the biggest is 310W. At only 190 Watts, the Benq MW529 has a quite small bulb power compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that came out around the same time as the MW529.
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Very Small Offset
The Benq MW529 has a quite small offset (only 100 percent) compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to the MW529. The smallest offset of multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the MW529 is 100% and the biggest is 130%.
4 Other reasons to consider the Benq MW529
OK Running Costs
The average 1 year running cost of the MW529 is £91 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 23 projectors of this spec and age.
Released Over a Year Ago
This multimedia projector was released over a year ago.
Average Projector Brightness
The Benq MW529 has a fairly standard projector brightness (3,300 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the MW529.
There are a number of alternative 3,300 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available which you might want to look at including the Benq MS527[plb_3221474_price] which is cheaper.
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Average Noise Level
At 33 decibels, the Benq MW529 has a pretty typical noise level compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than a year ago.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 33dB noise level data projectors currently available including a cheaper data projector such as the Benq MX507[plb_3048398_price] or you might consider a higher scoring data projector such as the Benq TW526E[plb_2549392_price].
If you are not bothered about having a louder noise level then you might also want to look at the Benq MS630ST[plb_3140368_price] (33dB).
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
3,300 ANSI lumens
Keystone Correction, Vertical
-40 - 40
Number of Colours
Screen Size Compatibility
60 - 300
Native Aspect Ratio
Number of Colours
1.073 billion colours
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Service Life of Lamp
Aperture Range (F-F)
2.56 - 2.68
Focal Length Range (f-F)
22 - 24.1
Supported Graphics Resolutions
640 x 480 (VGA), 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
Supported Video Modes
640 x 480 (VGA), 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
Analog Signal Format System
NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Supported 3D Formats
Frame Sequential, Frame packing, Side by side, Top and bottom
Ports & Interfaces
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Serial Interface Type
PC in (D-Sub)
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
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Optical Disc Player Type
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
15 - 102
Vertical Scan Range
23 - 120
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
ARA, BUL, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, HUN, IND, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SWE, THA, TUR
On Screen Display (OSD)
3D, Cinema, Custom, Dynamic, Presentation, SRGB
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Colour of Product
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 60, 50/60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
100, 100 - 240
Weight & Dimensions
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
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Total running cost over 5 years
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.45 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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