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Benq MX612 Projector

5000:1 SVGA (800x600) 29dB 2,500 ANSI Lumens Jan 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date £95.50 Electricity cost over 5 years
Expert reviews are good
Running costs are very low
Does not support full HD

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Energy

Running Costs Are Very Low

The MX612 is one of the most economic to run similar spec data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years that we have analysed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the MX612 will cost only £96 over 1 year to run.


Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Good

Projector expert review website parentesis.com scored this multimedia projector 80 out of 100.

Benq Has Good Projector Reviews

Multimedia projectors built by Benq are some of the better multimedia projectors according to average user and expert reviews.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was January 2014 when this projector was released.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq MX612 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this projector.

There are a number of alternative projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might want to consider including because of its better review score, the Epson PowerLite W16SK.

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Projector

Only SVGA (800x600) Resolution

The highest resolution of the Benq MX612 is SVGA (800x600). That's 77% less resolution than the most frequently found projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). The best resolution of all projectors that have been on the market for more than two years is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and the worst is WVGA (854x480).

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of projectors of a similar spec and age to this projector is 2,000 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 6,000 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of only 2,500 ANSI lumens, the Benq MX612 has a very dim projector brightness compared to most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as this projector.

If you are looking for a projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might want to look at the Hitachi CP-AX2503 (2,700 ANSI lumens and higher rated), or the Epson PowerLite W16 (3,000 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq MX612 does not support full HD. Most of the other projectors of a similar age and type to this multimedia projector also do not support full HD.

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3D-Ready

The Benq MX612 is 3D-ready. Most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to this multimedia projector also are 3D-ready.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Benq MX612 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other data projectors that have been available for around the same time as this data projector.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

Like most of the other projectors of this type and age, the Benq MX612 does not have a DVI port.

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Performance

Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Benq MX612 has an On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been available for a comparable time to this projector.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The average noise level of comparable spec projectors that have been available for more than two years is 37dB, and the noise levels range from 29dB to 48dB. When compared to other 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago that we have checked the noise level of, the Benq MX612's noise level of only 29 decibels is one of the quietest.

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Lamps

Quite Small Bulb Power

Across all the 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to this projector the bulb powers range from 190W to 400W, and the average bulb power is 300W. The Benq MX612 has one of the smallest bulb powers (only 190 Watts) amongst 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp

The average service life of lamp of comparable spec data projectors that were launched around the same time as this data projector is 3,300h, and the service life of lamps range from 2,000h to 5,000h. With a service life of lamp of 4,500 hours, the Benq MX612 has a very long service life of lamp compared to most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 9hj417714e, mx612st
Barcodes 04718755022814

Benq MX612 Review Sources

To prepare this Benq MX612 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 328,120 product attributes, 14,264 projector reviews and 2,801,300 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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