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Benq MW851UST Projector

13000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 33dB Jan 2014
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13 Reasons For

Good Brand

13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors manufactured by Benq have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all projectors (not just 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors) and found that Benq also has good reviews across its entire range.

Easy to Use

One person wrote that the Benq MW851 was easy to use. Expert website Alphr.com said in their Benq MW851 review five years ago “Good picture quality and ease of use make this a great ceiling-mounted projector” .

Good Picture Quality

One customer who bought it said that it had good picture quality.

Good Product Quality

One Benq MW851 reviewer who reviewed the product concluded that it was good quality.

Supports 3D

The Benq MW851 supports 3D, as do most of the other projectors that have been available for more than two years.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other projectors which support 3D and we think because of it's better review score, the MW767[pl_1538553_price], and the MW821ST[pl_1521593_price] both from Benq is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to the MW851, the Benq MW851 has a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of alternative multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the MW767[pl_1538553_price], or the MW821ST[pl_1521593_price] both from Benq.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Benq MW851 supports a maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) projector, which is the most common resolution supported by comparable spec data projectors that were released around the same time as the MW851. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this projector. This data projector also supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1280 x 800 (WXGA). Across all data projectors of a similar age and spec to the MW851 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 Benq MW851 has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than a XGA (1024x768) multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution.

This data projector's resolution (WXGA (1280x800)) is in fact the best resolution across all 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the MW851.

Across similar types of data projector the worst resolution is SVGA (800x600).

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Very High RMS Rated Power

Across all the projectors of a comparable type and age to the MW851 the RMS rated powers range from 2W to 20W. The Benq MW851 has a very high RMS rated power (20 Watts) compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the MW851.

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Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

The Benq MW851 is a two number of built-in speakers multimedia projector. Most of the other projectors that have been around for around the same time as the MW851 only have one number of built-in speakers.

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Fairly Big Offset

The Benq MW851 has a quite big offset (144 percent) compared to most of the other projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the MW851. The offsets of 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the MW851 range from 100% to 160%, and the average offset is 120%.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

The smallest bulb power of 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago is 190W and the biggest is 310W. The Benq MW851 has a quite big bulb power (230 Watts) compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Quiet Noise Level (economic Mode)

The Benq MW851 has a fairly quiet noise level (economic mode) (only 27 decibels) compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the MW851. Across all the projectors of this age and type the noise level (economic mode)s range from 26dB to 38dB.

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10 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

Projector expert review site alphr.com scored this Benq multimedia projector 67%.

Does Not Support Full HD

Most comparable spec multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the MW851 do not support full HD. The Benq MW851 is no exception to this as it too does not support full HD.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most projectors of a similar type and age to the MW851 do not support wi-Fi. The Benq MW851 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the MW851 is 3,000 ANSI lumens. At only 2,500 ANSI lumens, the Benq MW851 has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors that have been around for around the same time as the MW851.

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Running Costs Are Very High

Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the MW851 will cost £107 over 1 year to run, which is in the most expensive 15% of all 78 projectors of a similar age and type.

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Pricey

We think this multimedia projector looks expensive compared to other multimedia projectors of this spec and age. The price range of multimedia projectors of this spec and age is from £199 to £1,836.

Only Fixed Zoom Ratio

This projector supports a Fixed zoom ratio, which is typical of many 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp

At only 3,500 hours, the Benq MW851 has a quite short service life of lamp compared to most of the other projectors of this age and type. Multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the MW851 have service life of lamps of between 2,000h and 20,000h.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

With a service life of lamp (economic mode) of only 5,000 hours, the Benq MW851 has one of the shorter service life of lamp (economic mode)s amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. The service life of lamp (economic mode)s of projectors of a similar spec and age to the MW851 range from 3,000h to 10,000h.

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Heavy

The average weight of multimedia projectors of this type and age is 2.8kg, and the weights range from 1.3kg to 6.2kg. At 5.3 kilograms, the Benq MW851 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the MW851.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Benq MW851

Released Over Three Years Ago

This data projector has been on the market for over three years.

Average Noise Level

At 33 decibels, the Benq MW851 has a fairly standard noise level compared to most of the other data projectors of this type and age.

We compared all the other 33dB noise level multimedia projectors to this data projector and we think because of it's better review score, the Benq MW821ST[plb_1521593_price] is also worth considering.

Data projectors with a louder noise level that might also be worth looking at include the Benq MW767[plb_1538553_price] (36dB and higher rated).

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Specification

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Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Offset
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Microphone in
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
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) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
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
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £102.87
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £106.56
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.53 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 14 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq mw851, benq mw851u, benq p178622, benq mw851us, benq mw851ust, benq p178622p, benq 9hj4w7713, benq 9hj4w7714, benq 9hj4w7714e, benq 9hj4w7713e
Barcodes 04718755027888, 04718755037009

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