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Benq MX520 Projector

13000:1 XGA (1024x768) 33dB Nov 2012
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date
Still looking for the perfect projector for your school Featuring 3000 ANSI lumen brightness, an ultra-high contrast ratio of 13000:1, XGA resolution, support for various 3D formats and up to 6500... More
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7 Reasons For

Running Costs Are Low

The MX520 is in the cheapest 18% of all 78 projectors of this age and type that we have assessed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the MX520 will cost only £81 over 1 year to run.

Good Brand

Benq is one of the superior data projector brands according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Benq also has good reviews for its 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors.

Supports 3D

The Benq MX520 supports 3D. Most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the MX520 also support 3D.

There are a number of other projectors which support 3D currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Benq MX600.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago, the Benq MX520 has a built-in speaker(s).

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the Benq MX520 is 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of the most common supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA). This projector also supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA). Across all projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the MX520 the best resolution is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) and the worst is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

The Benq MX520 is a two number of built-in speakers projector.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

When compared to other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the MX520 that we have checked the service life of lamp of, the Benq MX520's service life of lamp of 6,500 hours is one of the longest. The average service life of lamp of comparable spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as the MX520 is 4,600h, and the service life of lamps range from 2,000h to 20,000h.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq MX520 does not support full HD, although it is worth noting that most of the other data projectors of this age and type also do not support full HD.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Benq MX520 does not support wi-Fi, although this is within the context that most of the other multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the MX520 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Very Low Number of Colours

The lowest number of colours of 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the MX520 is 1M, the highest is 1,100M, and the average number of colours is 770M. At only 1.07 million, the Benq MX520 has a quite low number of colours compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the MX520.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

The average service life of lamp (economic mode) of projectors that are a similar age to the MX520 is 6,100h. With a service life of lamp (economic mode) of only 4,500 hours, the Benq MX520 has a quite short service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other data projectors of a similar type and age to the MX520.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Benq MX520

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this multimedia projector was released.

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Benq MX520 has a fairly standard projector brightness compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the MX520.

We compared all the other 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness projectors to this projector and we think the Benq MW663 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 33 decibels, the Benq MX520 has a relatively typical noise level compared to most of the other projectors that have been available for around the same time as the MX520.

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XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

This 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 more than two years.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Maximum Digital Resolution
Number of Colours
Zoom Capability
Zoom Ratio
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
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)
Focus
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
Headphone Outputs
Audio (L,R) Out
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
AV Input
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)
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
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
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included
Other Features
Aspect Ratio
Accessories Included
HDMI
S-Video Port

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £76.59
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £80.28
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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