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Benq MX525 Projector

13000:1 XGA (1024x768) 33dB Jul 2014
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Featuring a brightness of 3200 ANSI lumens and a high contrast ratio of 13000:1, the cost-effective and eco-friendly MX525 offers a stunning full-screen presentation with the finest details... More
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[Review] ?ánh giá chi ti?t máy chi?u BenQ MX525
Benq MX525 3D projector review demo

16 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

Expert review site PC Mag scored this 13000:1 contrast ratio projector 70%.

Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, based on 16 owner reviews this projector has an outstanding overall owner rating.

Reasonably Priced

A few Benq MX525 reviewers thought the Benq MX525 was good value for money. Two years ago Dr. G. A. Trimble wrote in their review of the Benq MX525 on Amazon “Brilliant value” and scored the product very highly. Hannicka mentioned in their Benq MX525 review “Good enough for the price”. Hannicka also wrote “For the price it is a good product”.

A few Benq MX525 reviewers who reviewed the Benq MX525 considered that it was a bargain for the price. Adam M. said “This makes a good cheap business projector for presentations”. Ben wrote on Amazon “Bargain up-scaling projector” in his review. Ben also said “This is an absolute bargain if you want a 1080p (up-scaled from its native 800x600), 3D cinematic experience in your house”.

One Benq MX525 reviewer concluded that it was cheap. Expert review site Pcmag.com mentioned in their Benq MX525 review “It's a good choice as a budget projector for a classroom or business” .

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Good Product Quality

Some customers who purchased the Benq MX525 thought it was good quality. Af wrote in their review of this projector on Amazon “Good image quality”. Ben said in his review of the Benq MX525 on Amazon “Fantastic quality, quite amazing specs”. Hannicka wrote “Slightly lacking if you are after quality for gaming and movies.”.

Benq Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors

Benq 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors have good ratings on average and across all projectors Benq is one of the better rated manufacturers.

Easy to Use

One Benq MX525 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the Benq MX525 had a good experience. Two years ago Af gave the product a very good review score and said on Amazon “It makes it a much better experience than a TV” in their review.

One customer said in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Nyree Ellison Anjos wrote in their Benq MX525 review on Amazon “Very nice and easy to use”.

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Good Picture Quality

One customer who reviewed the Benq MX525 considered that it had good picture quality. One Benq MX525 reviewer who purchased the Benq MX525 thought it was good for playing games on.

Robust

A number of Benq MX525 owners who purchased it considered that it was well made. Pcmag.com gave this projector a rating of 4 stars and wrote “Offers good brightness and solid data-image quality”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One Benq MX525 owner thought the Benq MX525 had a good 3D picture quality. Louis Allen said on Amazon “It upscales to HD well in my opinion and the 3-D its absolutely fantastic” in his review of the Benq MX525.

Good Size

One Benq MX525 reviewer who reviewed the product wrote that it was tight.

Supports 3D

The Benq MX525 supports 3D. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the MX525 also support 3D.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors which support 3D and we think the X133[pl_2780263_price], and the X123PH[pl_3186331_price] both from Acer or the Benq 720P[plb_1560816_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the MX525, the Benq MX525 has a built-in speaker(s).

We compared all the other data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) to this multimedia projector and we think the Acer X1273[plb_2193441_price], the Optoma EX556[plb_1717952_price], and the Benq 720P[plb_1560816_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the Benq MX525 is 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this projector). Across all 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the MX525 the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 (VGA) to 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the MX525 is 3,000 ANSI lumens, and the projector brightnesss range from 300 ANSI lumens to 4,200 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Benq MX525 has a fairly bright projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

When compared to other data projectors of a comparable type and age to the MX525, the Benq MX525's service life of lamp (economic mode) of 10,000 hours is one of the longest. Across all the projectors of this age and type the service life of lamp (economic mode)s range from 3,000h to 10,000h.

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Very Light

Across all the 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years the weights range from 1.3kg to 6.2kg. At only 1.9 kilograms, the Benq MX525 is fairly light compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the MX525.

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5 Reasons Against

Inferior Sound Quality

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it did not have good sound quality. Three years ago Pc Mag said in their review of the Benq MX525 “Weak audio”.

Poor High Def TV

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was not good at displaying high definition TV. Dr. You said on Amazon “A pity that it is not HD” but in spite of that they still gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100.

Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq MX525 does not support full HD. Most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the MX525 also do not support full HD.

There are a number of alternative projectors which also support full HD that you might also want to consider including the X133[pl_2780263_price], or the X123PH[pl_3186331_price] both from Acer.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the MX525, the Benq MX525 does not support wi-Fi.

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Very Small Bulb Power

At only 190 Watts, the Benq MX525 has a quite small bulb power compared to most of the other data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the MX525. The bulb powers of 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to the MX525 range from 190W to 310W.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Benq MX525

Average Running Costs

The average running cost of the MX525 is £91 over 1 year based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 79 data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Benq released the MX525.

Average Noise Level

The Benq MX525 has a relatively typical noise level (33 decibels) compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the MX525.

If you would consider a projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the MS517[pl_1463623_price] (32dB), or the 720P[pl_1560816_price] (34dB) both from Benq or the Optoma EX556[plb_1717952_price] (30dB) which also has a higher rating.

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XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is the most frequently found projector native resolution on 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
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
Supported 3D Formats
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
HDMI 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)
Preset Modes
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
Power Consumption (max)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included

Expert Reviews

(1)
5 November 2014

The BenQ MX525, a budget XGA-resolution data projector, offers good brightness and solid data-image quality...

Bright
Good lamp life
Low price
Can project 3D content
Subpar video
Weak audio

User Reviews

(16)
Reviewed 1 October 2015 by Smithn6
Smithn6 would recommend the BenQ MX525 (Verified Purchase)

I love the crisp clean and bright picture that this projector has! I have taught for over 20 years and used many projectors, but this is the best one I have ever had!

Reviewed 19 May 2015 by Hot Shot Dot
Hot Shot Dot would recommend the BenQ MX525 (Verified Purchase)

I have had the Epsom projector and it required to have the room completely dark and the screen was still hard to see. We have this projector set up for use with a golf simulator. This projector... Read more…

Reviewed 29 December 2015 by Painterpal
Painterpal would recommend the BenQ MX525 (Verified Purchase)

This product is used by our Painting chapter, Seaside Decorative Painters of Daytona Beach so that members can see what is being taught on a screen.l We use the ELMO camera with it that was also... Read more…

Reviewed 14 June 2015 by Dr. G. A. Trimble "Mad Mick"
(Verified Purchase)

Bought this for our church to replace an ageing one. Does the job just finw and can be used on bright summer evenings without the need to squint.

Reviewed 10 May 2015 by Nyree Ellison Anjos
(Verified Purchase)

Very nice and easy to use.

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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 02100000269976, 04718755053320, 05054484731184, 05054565491662

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