Benq MX505
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Benq MX505

A classic 13000:1 1024 x 768 multimedia projector with passable features but high running costs
13000:1 XGA (1024x768) No 33dB Jan 2014
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Benq MX505 Review

With excellent reviews, we have scored the Benq MX505 as follows for Summary.
24 Reviews
Average Features
3 Years Old
£1,709 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 44?

It has great user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this data projector to others. Sony projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest projectors 2017.
This Benq projector has running costs of £1,709 over 1 year, which puts it in the most expensive 1% of all 1,763 data projectors that we have compared it to.
Customers report it is a good size, it is easy to use and it is fairly priced.
The MX505 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Features noise reduction
Has a built-in speaker
Only 1,080 video mode
Quite small bulb power

Benq MX505 In-Depth Analysis


Good User Reviews

Based on 24 user reviews this data projector has an average user rating of 85%. 9 reviewers (86% of all reviewers) gave this projector either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report That it is a 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.

Users Report That it is 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.

Very Good Brand

Based on 2,105 user and expert reviews (including 276 verified purchases), Benq has very good reviews for its data projectors. 94% of those that bought a Benq multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is 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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Users Report Acceptable Noise Level

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


Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Features Noise Reduction

The Benq MX505 features noise reduction, which is unusual. 97% of projectors do not feature noise reduction.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

The Benq MX505's bulb power of only 190W is in the smallest 7% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The average bulb power of all projectors is 260W, with the smallest being 3.5W and the biggest being 4,200W.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other projectors, the Benq MX505 does not support full HD. 64% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq MX505 has a built-in speaker. 76% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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1024 X 768 Resolution

The Benq MX505 has a higher resolution than most multimedia projectors. This data projector has a 1024 x 768 resolution, whereas most projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution. This multimedia projector also has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

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Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the Benq MX505 of 3,000 ANSI lumens is relatively standard compared to most other data projectors. It is in the brightest 40% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Average Noise Level

The Benq MX505's noise level of 33dB is pretty typical compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 41% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

Benq released the MX505 in January 2014.

Running Costs

High Running Costs

The average 1 year running cost of the MX505 is £1,709 based on alright energy prices and usage levels, which is in the most expensive 1% of all 1,763 projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq 9hj9s7714e, benq 9hj6f7713e, benq mx505
Barcodes 00840046028565, 04718755046827, 05053959351544, 08400460285658

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