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Benq MX503 Projector

13000:1 XGA (1024x768) 30dB Jul 2012
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9 Reasons For

Reasonably Priced

A few people concluded that the product was a bargain for the price. Domenico scored it 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Good and cheap projector”. Domenico also wrote “We were looking for a cheap project with a decent quality”.

One customer said in their reviews that the product was good value for money. Domenico said in their review of this projector “The quality is great and the price too”.

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Benq Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors

Based on 2,084 expert and owner reviews, Benq has good ratings for its projectors. Benq also has good ratings specifically for its 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors compared to other brands.

Good Product Quality

A few customers who purchased it mentioned that it was good quality.

Good Picture Quality

One person thought it had good colour saturation. Domenico mentioned on Amazon “The colours are amazing”.

Supports 3D

Like most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the MX503, the Benq MX503 supports 3D.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq MX503 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to the MX503 also have a built-in speaker(s).

We think you might also be interested in some of the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including because of it's better review score, the Benq MX720[plb_1477160_price].

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the Benq MX503 is 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution supported by similar spec data projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the MX503. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this multimedia projector. The worst resolution of all similar spec multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the MX503 is 640 x 480 (VGA) and the best is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The average noise level of projectors of this spec and age is 33dB. The Benq MX503 has one of the quieter noise levels (only 30 decibels) amongst projectors of this age.

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Very Quiet Noise Level (economic Mode)

The quietest noise level (economic mode) of comparable spec data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MX503 is 26dB and the loudest is 38dB. With a noise level (economic mode) of only 26 decibels, the Benq MX503 has one of the quieter noise level (economic mode)s amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq MX503 does not support full HD. Most of the other projectors of a similar type and age to the MX503 also do not support full HD.

We think you might also be interested in alternative projectors which also support full HD including the Epson EH-TW5100[plb_2591283_price].

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the MX503, the Benq MX503 does not support wi-Fi.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

Similar spec data projectors that are a comparable age to the MX503 have projector brightnesss of between 800 ANSI lumens and 4,200 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,000 ANSI lumens. At only 2,700 ANSI lumens, the Benq MX503 has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the MX503.

If this Benq data projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might want to consider the Benq MS517[plb_1463623_price] (2,800 ANSI lumens).

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3 Other reasons to consider the Benq MX503

Average Running Costs

The MX503 has an average running cost of £92 over 1 year based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 78 multimedia projectors of a similar age and type.

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Benq released the MX503.

XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is typical of many 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Maximum Digital Resolution
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Number of Colours
Zoom Capability
Zoom Ratio
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Resolution
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
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
3D-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
PC Audio in
Serial Interface Type
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 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)
Preset Modes
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
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
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included
Other Features
Connectivity Technology
Aspect Ratio

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 15 March 2014 by Domenico
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We were looking for a cheap project with a decent quality. Well, the quality is great and the price too. It doesn't care much if there's daylight or not or atleast not that much. Also, the colours... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £88.13
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £91.82
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.46 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq mx503
Barcodes 00001910140558, 00100177421704, 00151902974279, 00163120857036, 00168141609121, 00172302796476, 00840046024734, 04718755035265

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