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Benq MW621 Projector

13000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 33dB Nov 2013
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9 Reasons For

Good Brand

On average Benq 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors have good ratings compared to other brands as do all data projectors manufactured by Benq.

Good Sound Quality

A number of Benq MW621 reviewers said that this projector had good sound quality. Expert website Pcmag.com mentioned “A strong audio system” in their review of this projector.

Supports 3D

The Benq MW621 supports 3D, as do most of the other projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the MW621.

Other multimedia projectors which support 3D currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the MS502[pl_1385309_price], the MW665+[pl_2298354_price], or the MX600[pl_2024731_price] all from Benq.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq MW621 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and type to the MW621.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the MS502[pl_1385309_price], or the MX703[pl_2031057_price] both from Benq or the Optoma ES556[plb_1818226_price] which has better reviews.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Benq MW621 supports a maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of the most common supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this Benq multimedia projector). Across all multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the MW621 the best resolution is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) and the worst is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the Benq MW621 is WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than a XGA (1024x768) projector, which is the most common resolution.

This data projector's resolution (WXGA (1280x800)) is actually the best resolution amongst all projectors of a comparable spec and age to the MW621.

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

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Supports Four Video Colour Modess

The number of video colour modes supported by the Benq MW621 is more than most multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to it. This projector supports a Dynamic video colour modes, which is the most commonly supported video colour modes supported by multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to the MW621. The video colour modess "Cinema", "Presentation" and "sRGB" are also supported by this data projector.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Benq MW621 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity multimedia projector.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level (economic Mode)

The noise level (economic mode)s of 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years range from 26dB to 38dB. The Benq MW621 has a quite quiet noise level (economic mode) (only 28 decibels) compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the MW621.

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6 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

This projector received an expert rating of 60% from PC Mag. It seems that data projector experts really don't rate this multimedia projector very highly.

Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq MW621 does not support full HD. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been available for more than two years also do not support full HD.

There are a number of other multimedia projectors which also support full HD which you might also want to look at including the MX518[pl_1521707_price], or the MS512[pl_2290289_price] both from Benq or the Acer S1283Hne[plb_3202253_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Benq MW621 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other similar spec projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the MW621 also do not support wi-Fi.

It is worth considering alternative projectors which also support wi-Fi including the Benq MW817ST[plb_1414729_price].

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Quite Loud Noise Level

The Benq MW621 has one of the louder noise levels (33 decibels) amongst projectors of this age. The average noise level of 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the MW621 is 32dB.

There are a number of other 33dB noise level data projectors currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the MS502[pl_1385309_price], the MW851UST[pl_1517049_price], or the MX620[pl_2024732_price] all from Benq.

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Quite Small Offset

The offset of the Benq MW621 of only 105 percent is one of the smallest amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the MW621. The smallest offset of projectors of this spec and age is 100% and the biggest is 160%.

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Only Two VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

Most multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to the MW621 have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, including the Benq MW621 which has two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Benq MW621

Running Costs Are OK

The average 1 year running cost of the MW621 is £83 based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 79 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago.

Released Over Three Years Ago

Benq released the MW621 over three years ago.

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Benq MW621 has a fairly standard projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of this age and type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors currently available including because of it's better review score, the MX505[pl_2024730_price], the MW821ST[pl_1521593_price], or the MS504[pl_2024728_price] all from Benq.

If this multimedia projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might also want to look at the S1283Hne[pl_3202253_price] (3,100 ANSI lumens), the X133[pl_2780263_price] (3,100 ANSI lumens), or the S1283e[pl_3202252_price] (3,100 ANSI lumens) all from Acer which is also higher rated.

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Specification

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Number of Colours
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Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
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Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
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Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
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3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Video Colour Modes
Analog Signal Format System
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RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
PC Audio in
PC Audio Out
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
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Ethernet LAN
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Colour of Product
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Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
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Cables Included

Expert Reviews

(1)
27 March 2014

The BenQ MW621ST projector offers a short throw, a strong audio system, and 3D capabilities, but both its data image and video quality are unimpressiive...

Long lamp life and power-saving features
Short throw
Strong audio
Compatible with Android devices
3D ready
Subpar data-image quality
Text blurred at smaller sizes
Rainbow effect in video

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £79.16
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £82.85
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.41 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq mw621, benq mw621s, benq p189809, benq mw621st, benq p189809p, benq 9hjar7713, benq 9hjar7713e, 9hjar7713e mw621, 9hjar7713e mw621s, 9hjar7713e mw621st
Barcodes 00069060205329, 00132018535837, 00747218463905, 00840046029517, 04718755049705, 05054484747178, 08400460295176

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