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Benq MX505 Projector

13000:1 XGA (1024x768) 33dB Oct 2013
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Featuring a brightness of 3000 ANSI lumens and a high contrast ratio of 13000:1, the cost-effective and eco-friendly, MX505 offers a stunning full-screen presentation with the finest details... More
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14 Reasons For

Good Owner Reviews

On average, based on 24 owner reviews this projector has an overall owner rating of 85 out of 100.

Good Size

A number of Benq MX505 owners who bought it concluded that it was compact. Tominiyi2000 said “A compact projector easy to install” in their Benq MX505 review. One customer who reviewed it thought it was a good weight.

Easy to Use

Three people who bought it agreed that it was easy to use. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “A good little "starter" projector, great for talks to community groups, light weight, easy to use and quiet” in their review. Amazon Customer also said “Cable not supplied for connection to the computer, you decide which of the connection options you want to use and purchase the appropriate cable/s”. Brian Copestake said “Compact easy to use good definition on the screen” in his review of the Benq MX505.

Benq Has Good Projector Reviews

We checked 2,084 expert and user reviews for Benq multimedia projectors and found that on average Benq has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Benq has good reviews specifically within its 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors range.

Reasonably Priced

One person who reviewed it said that it was cheap. Two years ago Tominiyi2000 mentioned on Amazon “My church in Nigeria needed a budget Projector, I wasnt sure if it was bright enough! Praise God, its perfect, they love it” and scored the Benq MX505 5 stars.

One person said in their reviews that this projector was a bargain for the price. Nicki wrote “Great company to deal with” in her review of the Benq MX505.

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Acceptable Noise Level

One customer who reviewed the Benq MX505 considered that it was quiet.

Supports Full HD

Unlike most of the other data projectors that came out around the same time as the MX505 which do not support full HD, the Benq MX505 supports full HD.

There are a number of alternative data projectors which support full HD currently available that you might want to consider including the Optoma DH1011[plb_1726991_price], or the Benq MS504[plb_2024728_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports 3D

The Benq MX505 supports 3D, as do most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the MX505.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq MX505 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the MX505 also have a built-in speaker(s).

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Benq MX505 supports a maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of the most common supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this Benq multimedia projector). The best resolution of all projectors of this age and spec is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) and the worst is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The Benq MX505 has more VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys than most of the projectors of this age and type. Most of the data projectors of this age and type only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, however this data projector has three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

The Benq MX505 has one of the longer service life of lamp (economic mode)s (10,000 hours) amongst similar spec multimedia projectors of this age. Across all the 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the MX505 the service life of lamp (economic mode)s range from 3,000h to 10,000h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 6,100h.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level (economic Mode)

At only 28 decibels, the Benq MX505 has a fairly quiet noise level (economic mode) compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago. The quietest noise level (economic mode) of similar spec data projectors that were released more than two years ago is 26dB and the loudest is 38dB.

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Light

The Benq MX505 is one of the lightest 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the MX505 (only 1.8 kilograms) amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. Data projectors of this type and age have weights of between 1.3kg and 6.2kg, and the average weight is 2.8kg.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Benq MX505 does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth noting that most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago also do not support wi-Fi.

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Very Small Bulb Power

With a bulb power of only 190 Watts, the Benq MX505 has one of the smaller bulb powers amongst comparable spec multimedia projectors of this age. The average bulb power of data projectors of a comparable type and age to the MX505 is 210W.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

At only 2 Watts, the Benq MX505 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the MX505. 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the MX505 have RMS rated powers of between 2W and 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 7.5W.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Benq MX505

OK Running Costs

The MX505 is typical compared to the other 78 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years that we have looked at for running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the MX505 will cost £91 over 1 year to run.

Released Over Three Years Ago

Benq released the MX505 over three years ago.

Average Projector Brightness

The Benq MX505 has a pretty standard projector brightness (3,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the MX505.

Other 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness multimedia projectors currently available that you might also want to look at include the MS504[pl_2024728_price], or the MS619[pl_2024148_price] both from Benq which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to look at the S1283[pl_2575478_price] (3,100 ANSI lumens), or the X133[pl_2780263_price] (3,100 ANSI lumens) both from Acer.

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Average Noise Level

At 33 decibels, the Benq MX505 has a pretty average noise level compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years.

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XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is typical of many similar spec projectors that came out more than two years ago.

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Specification

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Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Zoom Ratio
Supported Aspect Ratios
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
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Serial Interface Type
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Optical Disc Player Type
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)
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
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

User Reviews

(15)
Reviewed 12 January 2015 by Egghead
Egghead would recommend the BenQ MX505 (Verified Purchase)

I will be using this for CPR classes. The picture is great. I wish it had an HDMI connection, so I don't have to use converter adapter. Otherwise, very nice...

Reviewed 30 December 2014 by Joey Bagadonuts
Joey Bagadonuts would recommend the BenQ MX505 (Verified Purchase)

Not THE most pixels out there but it is bright and sharp and looks great for showing movies even in the daytime...

Reviewed 19 March 2014 by RCW
RCW would recommend the BenQ MX505 (Verified Purchase)

Nice inexpensive projector, no Hd connector, but for the price it is not a problem. I needed something portable that would be compatible with high altitudes...

Reviewed 17 June 2015 by Canadian Geek
Canadian Geek would recommend the BenQ MX505 (Verified Purchase)

B&H shipped product quickly and safely, so thumbs up to them. The Benq projector setup easily (didn't need to read manual) and seems to work great (only used it for a few days). Always been very... Read more…

Reviewed 28 April 2015 by Brian Copestake
(Verified Purchase)

Compact easy to use good definition on the screen.

Reviewed 24 February 2015 by Russell
Russell would recommend the BenQ MX505 (Verified Purchase)

Grat for a business meeting presentation or use in a classroom. We bought 4 to place in a classroom and use primarily for PowerPoint Presentations...

Reviewed 20 February 2015 by Stephen P.
(Verified Purchase)

Fantastic images even in daylight. Good product.

Reviewed 19 February 2015 by Michael Henson
(Verified Purchase)

Superb, all we wanted and more.

Reviewed 12 January 2015 by Nicki
(Verified Purchase)

Fantastic buy- is exactly as stated. Great company to deal with.

Reviewed 19 December 2014 by Md Mizanur Rahman
(Verified Purchase)

So so.

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Electricity cost when switched on £86.53
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £90.22
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.45 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

Barcodes 00840046028565, 04718755046827, 05053959351544, 08400460285658

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