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Benq MW851UST Projector

13000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 33dB Oct 2012
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £106.56 Electricity cost over 5 years
Good brand
Does not have a built-in speaker(s)
Does not support full HD

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Reviews

Good Brand

We checked 1,984 user and expert reviews (including 65 verified purchases) for Benq projectors and found that on average Benq has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Benq has good ratings specifically within its 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors range. 95% of those that bought a Benq multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This data projector was released in October 2012.


Multimedia

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq MW851UST does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to this projector.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq MW851UST does not support full HD. Most of the other projectors of this spec and age also do not support full HD.

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Energy

Very High Running Costs

The MW851UST has an average 1 year running cost of £107 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which makes it one of the most expensive to run 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.


Projector

Quite Dim Projector Brightness

13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to this projector have projector brightnesses of between 800 ANSI lumens and 4,200 ANSI lumens. At only 2,500 ANSI lumens, the Benq MW851UST has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as this projector.

Projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might be worth looking at include the Benq TW519 (2,800 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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WXGA (1280x800) Resolution

The highest resolution of the MW851UST is WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than the most common projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768). The resolution of all data projectors of this type and age ranges from SVGA (800x600) to 1080p (1920x1080).

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Performance

Average Noise Level

The MW851UST has a relatively typical noise level (33 decibels) compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 33dB noise level multimedia projectors currently available including because of its better review score, the Benq MX720.

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Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Benq MW851UST has an On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as this projector.

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Other Features

Network Ready

The MW851UST is network ready. Most of the other multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago also are network ready.

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Certificates

Not Energy Star Certified

Like most of the other projectors that were launched around the same time as this multimedia projector, the Benq MW851UST is not Energy Star certified.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The MW851UST has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to this projector.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The MW851UST does not have a DVI port, although this is within the context that most of the other projectors of a similar type and age to this projector also do not have a DVI port.

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Lamps

Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamps of comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as this multimedia projector range from 2,500h to 20,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 4,600h. At only 3,500 hours, the Benq MW851UST has a quite short service life of lamp compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this projector.

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Fairly Big Bulb Power

The bulb powers of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as this projector range from 190W to 310W, and the average bulb power is 210W. At 230 Watts, the MW851UST has a fairly big bulb power compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq 5jj4v05001, benq mw851ustr, brand mw851ust
Barcodes 00520636362537, 00614992115132, 00840046022280, 00840046025632, 04718755029202, 04718755037009

Benq MW851UST Review Sources

To prepare this Benq MW851UST review we compared this projector to 2,071 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 327,808 product attributes, 14,367 projector reviews and 3,039,000 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

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