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10 Reasons For
Low Running Costs
The average 1 year running cost of the MX528 is only £91 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is in the cheapest 22% of all 23 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for more than a year.
Benq Has Good Data Projector Reviews
13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors manufactured by Benq have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all projectors (not just 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors) and found that Benq also has good reviews across its entire range.
Like most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MX528, the Benq MX528 supports 3D.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative multimedia projectors which support 3D currently available including the Benq TW526E[plb_2549392_price] which has better reviews; or the Benq MS630ST[plb_3140368_price] which is cheaper.
There are a number of other projectors which also support 3D that you might want to look at including the Benq MX570[plb_2417268_price].
Has a Built-In Speaker(s)
Like most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to the MX528, the Benq MX528 has a built-in speaker(s).
Alternative data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might also want to look at include a cheaper data projector such as the Benq MS630ST[plb_3140368_price] or you might consider a higher rated data projector such as the Benq TW526E[plb_2549392_price].
It is worth also looking at alternative multimedia projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the Benq MX570[plb_2417268_price].
Quite Bright Projector Brightness
Across all the projectors of a comparable spec and age to the MX528 the projector brightnesss range from 3,000 ANSI lumens to 4,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,300 ANSI lumens. At 3,300 ANSI lumens, the Benq MX528 has a fairly bright projector brightness compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the MX528.
We compared all the other 3,300 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors to this projector and we think cheaper projectors such as the MS527[pl_3221474_price], and the MW529[pl_3221473_price] both from Benq is also worth considering.
Quite Quiet Noise Level
Multimedia projectors of this spec and age have noise levels of between 31dB and 38dB. With a noise level of only 33 decibels, the Benq MX528 has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to the MX528.
Alternative 33dB noise level projectors currently available that you might want to look at include a cheaper projector such as the MX507[pl_3048398_price], or the MS630ST[pl_3140368_price] both from Benq or you might consider a higher scoring projector such as the Benq TW526E[plb_2549392_price].
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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys
Most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the MX528 only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, however the Benq MX528 has three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.
Very Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
The average service life of lamp (economic mode) of projectors of this age and spec is 6,600h, and the service life of lamp (economic mode)s range from 3,500h to 10,000h. At 10,000 hours, the Benq MX528 has a quite long service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that were released around the same time as the MX528.
Quite Long Service Life of Lamp
The Benq MX528 has one of the longer service life of lamps (4,500 hours) amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. The service life of lamps of projectors of a comparable age and type to the MX528 range from 2,500h to 5,000h.
The lightest projector of this age and type is 1.8kg heavy, the heaviest is 5.5kg, and the average weight is 2.9kg. With a weight of only 1.9 kilograms, the Benq MX528 is fairly light compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the MX528.
6 Reasons Against
Price Has Increased by £44.72
In the last 40 days the price of the MX528 has increased by £44.72.
Does Not Support Full HD
Most projectors of this age and type do not support full HD. The Benq MX528 is no exception to this as it too does not support full HD.
Alternative projectors which also support full HD that you might also want to consider include the Benq TW526E[plb_2549392_price] which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Support Wi-Fi
Like most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to the MX528, the Benq MX528 does not support wi-Fi.
Only 640 X 480 (VGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions
The highest resolution supported by the Benq MX528 is 640 x 480 (VGA). That's 87% less resolution than a 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) projector, which is the most common resolution supported by projectors of this age and spec.
This projector's resolution (640 x 480 (VGA)) is in fact the worst supported resolution amongst all projectors of this age and spec.
The best supported resolution across similar types of projector is 4096 x 2160.
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Very Small Bulb Power
The smallest bulb power of 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for more than a year is 190W, the biggest is 310W, and the average bulb power is 220W. With a bulb power of only 190 Watts, the Benq MX528 has a quite small bulb power compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age.
Very Low RMS Rated Power
The RMS rated powers of comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the MX528 range from 2W to 20W. At only 2 Watts, the Benq MX528 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released one year ago.
2 Other reasons to consider the Benq MX528
Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when Benq released the MX528.
XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution
The highest resolution of the Benq MX528 is XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than a WXGA (1280x800) projector, which is the most common resolution.
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
3,300 ANSI lumens
Number of Colours
Screen Size Compatibility
36 - 300
Native Aspect Ratio
Number of Colours
1.073 billion colours
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Service Life of Lamp
1.96 - 2.15:1
Aperture Range (F-F)
2.56 - 2.8
Focal Length Range (f-F)
21 - 23.1
Supported Graphics Resolutions
640 x 480 (VGA), 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
Supported Video Modes
640 x 480 (VGA), 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
Analog Signal Format System
PAL, SECAM, NTSC
Supported 3D Formats
Side by side, Top and bottom, Frame packing, Frame Sequential
Ports & Interfaces
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Serial Interface Type
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Optical Disc Player Type
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
15 - 102
Vertical Scan Range
23 - 120
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
ALB, DAN, DUT, BUL, CZE, THA, NOR, ENG, FIN, FRE, DEU, ITA, JPN, POL, POR, ESP, SWE, TUR, HUN, KOR, RUM, CHI (TR), CHI (SIMPL), CRO, IND
On Screen Display (OSD)
SRGB, 3D, Cinema, Custom, Dynamic, Presentation
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Colour of Product
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 60, 50/60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
50, 50/60, 60
AC Input Voltage
100, 100 - 240
Weight & Dimensions
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.45 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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