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Benq MW853UST Projector

£1,261.00
10000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 33dB Feb 2015
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £96.63 Electricity cost over 5 years
Average expert reviews
Reasonably priced
Colors in 3D mode are dull
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Reasonably Priced

One customer who reviewed this projector thought it was expensive. Pcmag.com said in their review of this projector two years ago “The BenQ MW853UST+ ($1,249) has the distinction of being less expensive than most WXGA (1,280-by-800) ultra-short-throw projectors” and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this projector was good value for money. Pcmag.com said “And it comes with a wall mount, which makes it even more of a bargain” in their review of the Benq MW853UST+ and gave it a score of 70 out of 100.

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Expensive

After checking the price of 54 similar spec multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years they range in price from £299 to £16,252. We think that this Benq projector looks expensive compared to other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years.


Reviews

Average Expert Reviews

This projector received a score of 70 out of 100 from expert review website PC Mag.

Good Brand

Based on 1,989 user and expert reviews (including 163 verified purchases), Benq has good reviews for its projectors. Benq also has good reviews specifically for its 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors. 96% of those that bought a Benq multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Two HDMI Ports With Full 3D Support

One person who reviewed it concluded that it had a good 3D picture quality. Pc Mag mentioned “Two HDMI ports with full 3D support” in their review of this projector.

Colors in 3D Mode Are Dull

One person wrote in their reviews that it did not have good colour saturation. Pc Mag wrote in their review of this projector two years ago “Colors in 3D mode are dull” .


Projector

WXGA (1280x800) Resolution

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

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Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens, the MW853UST+ has a fairly standard projector brightness compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as this projector.

Other 3,200 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors currently available that you might want to look at include the Panasonic PT-TW341 (£1,026.06), or the Epson EB-580 (£1,199.00) which has better reviews.

Projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might be worth considering include the Vivitek D968U-WT (£1,249.00) (4,800 ANSI lumens), or the Panasonic PT-VX600 (£994.39) (5,500 ANSI lumens) which is also higher rated.

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Performance

Quite Quiet Noise Level

With a noise level of only 33 decibels, the Benq MW853UST+ has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years. Across all the 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as this multimedia projector the noise levels range from 28dB to 49dB.

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Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The MW853UST+ has an On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other projectors of this age and spec.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Benq MW853UST+ has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other data projectors of this age and spec.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq MW853UST+ does not support full HD, although it is worth noting that most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to this projector also do not support full HD.

We compared all the other projectors which also support full HD to this multimedia projector and we think the Benq W1350 (£1,059.99), or the Epson 1980WU is also worth considering.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Benq MW853UST+ does not have a DVI port, although keep in mind that most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to this multimedia projector also do not have a DVI port.

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Energy

Running Costs Are Average

The MW853UST+ is typical compared to the other 160 projectors of a comparable spec and age that we have looked at for 1 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the MW853UST+ is £97.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

Benq released the MW853UST+ in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq projector3d, benq 9hj8l7726e, benq 9hj8l7724e, benq mw853ust, acer mw853ust
Barcodes 00840046031497, 04718755051715, 04718755055027, 05054629657713

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