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Benq MX503 Projector

13000:1 XGA (1024x768) 30dB Sep 2012
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £91.82 Electricity cost over 5 years
Good brand
Reasonably priced
Good product quality

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Reviews

Good Brand

Based on 1,984 owner and expert reviews (including 65 verified purchases), Benq has good reviews for its multimedia projectors. Benq also has good reviews specifically for its 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors compared to other brands. 95% of those that bought a Benq data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Price

Reasonably Priced

Two customers considered that it was good value for money. Domenico mentioned in their review of the Benq MX503 on expert website Amazon “Good and cheap projector” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. They also said “The quality is great and the price too” in their review.


Design

Good Product Quality

Two people who bought it agreed that it was good quality. Domenico mentioned in their review of this projector on expert website Amazon “We were looking for a cheap project with a decent quality”.


Energy

OK Running Costs

Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the MX503 is £92, which is typical compared to the other 81 projectors of this type and age.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market since September 2012.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq MX503 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age.

We compared all the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) to this projector and we think because of its better review score, the Benq MX720 is also worth considering.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq MX503 does not support full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other data projectors of this age and spec also do not support full HD.

We think you might also be interested in alternative multimedia projectors which also support full HD including the Benq TW526E (£319.98), the Epson EH-TW5100 (£526.78), or the Optoma DH1011 (£617.58).

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3D-Ready

The Benq MX503 is 3D-ready. Most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years also are 3D-ready.

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Projector

Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The Benq MX503 has one of the dimmer projector brightnesses (only 2,700 ANSI lumens) amongst projectors of this age. The projector brightnesses of data projectors of this spec and age range from 800 ANSI lumens to 4,200 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,000 ANSI lumens.

If you would prefer a projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might want to look at the Benq MS517 (£257.99) (2,800 ANSI lumens).

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XGA (1024x768) Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is typical of many projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has a Zoom Capability

The Benq MX503 has a zoom capability, unlike most of the other multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to this projector which do not have a zoom capability.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Benq MX503 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other data projectors of this type and age also have a handheld remote control.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

Like most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to this projector, the Benq MX503 does not have a DVI port.

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Performance

Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Benq MX503 has an On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years also have an On Screen Display (OSD).

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

At only 30 decibels, the Benq MX503 has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a similar time to this projector. Multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago have noise levels of between 26dB and 40dB, and the average noise level is 33dB.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00001910140558, 00100177421704, 00151902974279, 00163120857036, 00168141609121, 00172302796476, 00840046024734, 04718755035265

Benq MX503 Review Sources

To prepare this Benq MX503 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, 14,384 projector reviews and 2,839,100 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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