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Benq MW853UST Projector

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10000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 33dB Sep 2014
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A total classroom interactive solution, the MW853UST+ offers superior connectivity with ultra short-throw design, dual HDMI inputs and optional PointWrite interactivity. The 10000:1 ultra-sharp... More
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16 Reasons For

Benq Multimedia Projectors Have Good Reviews

Benq has good average reviews for its 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors as well as across its entire projector range.

Supports Full HD

The Benq MW853 supports full HD. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the MW853 do not support full HD.

We compared this data projector to all the other projectors which support full HD and we think because of it's better review score, the Epson 1975W[plb_3009713_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports 3D

Unlike most of the other comparable spec data projectors that came out around the same time as the MW853 which do not support 3D, the Benq MW853 supports 3D.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative projectors which support 3D currently available including the Epson EX6220[plb_3076989_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq MW853 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the MW853 also have a built-in speaker(s).

Alternative projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the NEC NP-M282[plb_2338575_price].

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the Benq MW853 is 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) data projector, which is the most common resolution supported by projectors of this spec and age. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this Benq multimedia projector. Across all multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to the MW853 the worst resolution is 640 x 480 (VGA) and the best is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most commonly found projector native resolution on projectors that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The average noise level of projectors of a comparable age and type to the MW853 is 35dB, and the noise levels range from 27dB to 49dB. With a noise level of only 33 decibels, the Benq MW853 has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that are a similar age to the MW853.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 33dB noise level multimedia projectors currently available including because of it's better review score, the Benq W1300[plb_1998671_price].

Alternative data projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the IN134[pl_2110030_price] (33dB), or the IN8606HD[pl_2110248_price] (33dB) both from Infocus.

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Very High RMS Rated Power

When compared to other multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the MW853 that we have checked, the RMS rated power of the Benq MW853 of 20 Watts is one of the highest. The average RMS rated power of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the MW853 is 8.9W, and the RMS rated powers range from 1W to 20W.

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Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

The Benq MW853 is a two number of built-in speakers data projector. Most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to the MW853 have between one and two number of built-in speakerss.

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Quite High Vertical Synchronization (max)

With a vertical synchronization (max) of 120 kilohertz, the Benq MW853 has a quite high vertical synchronization (max) compared to most of the other data projectors of this type and age. 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the MW853 have vertical synchronization (max)s of between 0.085kHz and 150kHz.

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Very Big Offset

Projectors of this age and type have offsets of between 8% and 150%, and the average offset is 110%. With an offset of 144 percent, the Benq MW853 has a very big offset compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

Most 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago have between one and three USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the Benq MW853 which has three USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The Benq MW853 is a three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity multimedia projector.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The Benq MW853 is a two HDMI ports quantity projector.

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Fairly High Horizontal Synchronization (max)

At 102 kilohertz, the Benq MW853 has a quite high horizontal synchronization (max) compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years. The horizontal synchronization (max)s of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the MW853 range from 0.1kHz to 110kHz, and the average horizontal synchronization (max) is 96kHz.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

The average service life of lamp (economic mode) of projectors of a similar age and type to the MW853 is 6,700h. The Benq MW853 has a fairly long service life of lamp (economic mode) (7,000 hours) compared to most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the MW853.

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6 Reasons Against

Only 100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the MW853, the Benq MW853 does not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other projectors which also support wi-Fi to this multimedia projector and we think the Benq W1500[plb_1561671_price], or the Epson PowerLite 1222[plb_2225031_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Only Fixed Zoom Ratio

This projector supports a Fixed zoom ratio, which is the most frequently supported zoom ratio on comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to it.

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Heavy

The Benq MW853 is one of the heavier similar spec projectors that were launched more than two years ago (5 kilograms) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. Projectors of a comparable age and spec to the MW853 have weights of between 360g and 54kg.

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Only One Audio (L,R) in

The Benq MW853 is a one audio (L,R) in multimedia projector.

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Very Loud Noise Level (economic Mode)

The quietest noise level (economic mode) of projectors of a similar age and spec to the MW853 is 26dB and the loudest is 40dB. With a noise level (economic mode) of 39 decibels, the Benq MW853 has a very loud noise level (economic mode) compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a similar time to the MW853.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Benq MW853

Running Costs Are Average

The MW853 is typical compared to the other 131 projectors that were launched more than two years ago that we have assessed for 1 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the MW853 is £97.

Released Over Two Years Ago

Benq released the MW853 over two years ago.

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Benq MW853 has a pretty typical projector brightness compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the MW853.

There are a number of alternative 3,200 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Epson PowerLite 580[plb_2175976_price].

If this 10000:1 contrast ratio projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might also want to consider the Epson 1420Wi[plb_3059148_price] (3,300 ANSI lumens).

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Vertical Synchronization (min)
Horizontal Synchronization (max)
Vertical Synchronization (max)
Horizontal Synchronization (min)
Zoom Ratio
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Audio (L,R) Out
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
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Mounting Brackets Included
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included

Expert Reviews

(2)
26 June 2015

The affordably priced BenQ MW853UST+ projector offers an ultra-short throw with high-quality data images, and it includes a wall mount...

Bright
Ultra-short throw
Two HDMI ports with full 3D support
Wall mount included
High-quality data images in testing
Showed rainbow artifacts with video in our tests
Colors in 3D mode are dull
Optics limit it to a very small range of image sizes
8 September 2014

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £92.94
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £96.63
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0.48T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.48 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
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 mw853, acer mw853, benq mw853u, acer mw853u, benq p192304, benq p214813, benq mw853us, acer mw853us, benq mw853ust, acer mw853ust, special mw853, benq p192304p, benq p214813p, benq 9hj8l7726, benq 9hj8l7724, benq benqmw853, special mw853u, benq 9hj8l7724e, benq benqmw853u, special mw853us, benq 9hj8l7726e, benq projector3, special mw853ust, benq projector3d, 9hjdn7715e mw853, benq benqmw853us, special 9hj8l7726, 9hjdn7715e mw853u, benq benqmw853ust, special 9hj8l7726e
Barcodes 00080479681665, 04718755051715, 04718755055027, 05054629657713, 08718755055027

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