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Benq MW663 Projector

13000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 32dB Jan 2013
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13 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

Expert review site PC Mag scored this Benq multimedia projector 80 out of 100. That puts this multimedia projector in the bottom 82% of all the 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

Benq Has Good Multimedia Projector Reviews

Based on 2,085 expert and user reviews, Benq has good ratings for its projectors. Benq also has good ratings specifically within its 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors range compared to other brands.

Good Product Quality

Some people who reviewed the Benq MW663 reckoned that it was good quality. Four years ago expert review site Pcmag.com said in their Benq MW663 review “Good brightness and resolution, solid data image quality, portability” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100. Pcmag.com also mentioned “The BenQ MW663 is very capable, providing excellent video quality for a DLP-based data projector”. Pc Mag said “Very good video quality” in their review of this projector.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One Benq MW663 owner who purchased it said that it had a good 3D picture quality. Pc Mag scored the product 80 out of 100 and said in their review of this projector “3D capable”.

Good Connectivity

One customer said in their reviews that the product was good in terms of connectivity. Pcmag.com said on PC Mag “A good selection of connectivity ports” in their review of the Benq MW663.

Robust

One Benq MW663 reviewer mentioned that the Benq MW663 was well made.

Good Picture Quality

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product had good picture quality.

Supports 3D

The Benq MW663 supports 3D. Most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to the MW663 also support 3D.

There are a number of alternative data projectors which support 3D currently available which you might also want to look at including the Benq TW523[plb_2029704_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq MW663 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other similar spec projectors that were launched more than two years ago also have a built-in speaker(s).

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Benq MW663 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 projector). The best resolution of all multimedia projectors of this age and type is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) and the worst is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

The Benq MW663 has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than a XGA (1024x768) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

This projector's resolution (WXGA (1280x800)) is actually the best resolution across all projectors of this age and type.

A SVGA (800x600) projector native resolution is the worst resolution amongst similar types of projector.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Benq MW663 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity data projector. Most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the MW663 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Resolution

The Benq MW663 has a maximum native resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more native resolution than a XGA (1024x768) projector, which is the most common native resolution. Multimedia projectors of this type and age native resolutions range from SVGA (800x600) (worst) to 1080p (1920x1080) (best).

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

Most projectors of a comparable age and spec to the MW663 do not support full HD. The Benq MW663 is no exception to this as it too does not support full HD.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Benq MW663 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the MW663 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

Across all the data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the MW663 the service life of lamp (economic mode)s range from 3,000h to 10,000h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 6,100h. The Benq MW663 has a quite short service life of lamp (economic mode) (only 5,000 hours) compared to most of the other data projectors of a similar spec and age to the MW663.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Benq MW663

Average Running Costs

The average 1 year running cost of the MW663 is £101 based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 79 data projectors of a similar age and spec.

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Benq multimedia projector was released over four years ago.

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Benq MW663 has a fairly standard projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to the MW663.

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Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 32 decibels, the Benq MW663 has a fairly average noise level compared to most of the other projectors of this spec and age.

If you don't mind having a louder noise level then you might want to consider the Benq MS517[plb_1463623_price] (32dB).

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Native Resolution
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
3D-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
PC Audio in
PC Audio Out
Audio (L,R) Out
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD)
Preset Modes
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Colour of Product
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Mounting Brackets Included
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
Other Features
Connectivity Technology

Expert Reviews

(1)
19 June 2013

The BenQ MW663 is very capable, providing excellent video quality for a DLP-based data projector...

Very good video quality
Can run presentations from a USB thumb drive
3D capable
Optional Wi-Fi
Good lamp life
Audio is on the soft side

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £97.10
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £100.79
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq p161156, benq p161156p, benq 9hj8j7713, benq 9hj8j7713e
Barcodes 00740617068627, 00840046026622, 04718755040092, 08400460266220

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