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Benq MX505 Projector

13000:1 XGA (1024x768) 33dB 3,000 ANSI Lumens Jan 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date £1,708.15 Electricity cost over 5 years
Good user reviews
Good size
Easy to use
15 Reviews
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Reviews

Good User Reviews

Based on 24 user reviews this multimedia 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.

Good Brand

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


Weight & Dimensions

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.


Price

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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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

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


Design

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.

Ceiling Mountable

The Benq MX505 is ceiling mountable, as are most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market since January 2014.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq MX505 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors of this type and age also have a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of other data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might want to look at including the Benq MX522 which has better reviews.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other data projectors that are a comparable age to this projector, the Benq MX505 does not support full HD.

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Projector

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Benq MX505 has a fairly standard projector brightness compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.

There are a number of other 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness multimedia projectors currently available that you might want to look at including because of their better review scores, the MS504 (£419.08), or the MX819ST (£230) both from Benq.

If this projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might want to consider the Benq MX600 (3,200 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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XGA (1024x768) Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is the most commonly found projector native resolution on data projectors of a similar spec and age to it.

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Performance

Average Noise Level

At 33 decibels, the Benq MX505 has a pretty standard noise level compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that were launched around the same time as this projector.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Benq MX505 features noise reduction. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to this projector also feature noise reduction.

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Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Benq MX505 has an On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Benq MX505 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

Like most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to this projector, the Benq MX505 does not have a DVI port.

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Lamps

Very Small Bulb Power

The average bulb power of data projectors of this age and spec is 210W, and the bulb powers range from 190W to 310W. With a bulb power of only 190 Watts, the Benq MX505 has a quite small bulb power compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to this data projector.

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Energy

Running Costs Are High

The MX505 has an average 1 year running cost of £1,709 based on average energy prices, which makes it one of the more expensive to run comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00840046028565, 04718755046827, 05053959351544, 08400460285658

Benq MX505 Review Sources

To prepare this Benq MX505 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 326,513 product attributes, 14,250 projector reviews and 2,764,700 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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