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Benq MX661 Projector

13000:1 XGA (1024x768) 34dB 3,000 ANSI Lumens Mar 2013
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The BeQ MX661 is just the projector you need to perfect your presentation in all settings. Featuring XGA resolution with 3000 ANSI lumens and 13000:1 high contrast ratio, the MX661 also offers... More
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14 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

Two experts from sites including PC Mag and IT Reviews.com have rated this multimedia projector on average 80 out of 100. Experts are not sure about this Benq multimedia projector.

Good Product Quality

Several people agreed that the Benq MX661 was good quality. Myoud gave the product a rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon three years ago “Good quality product” in their review of this projector. Four years ago Pcmag.com mentioned in their review on expert website PC Mag “The BenQ MX661%displayPrice% at %seller% is designed primarily for corporate settings good brightness and resolution, solid data image quality, portability”. Pcmag.com also said “The BenQ MX661 is a good choice as a business projector, providing solid data image quality, fairly good video”.

Robust

A number of customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was well made. Itreviews.com wrote on IT Reviews.com “The BenQ MX661 is designed primarily for corporate settings good brightness and resolution, solid data image quality, portability” in their review and gave it a score of 4 stars.

Good Picture Quality

A few Benq MX661 reviewers who reviewed the Benq MX661 considered that it had good picture quality.

Good Brand

On average Benq 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all data projectors built by Benq.

Easy to Use

Several customers who purchased the product considered that it was easy to use the menus.

Reasonably Priced

One Benq MX661 owner reckoned that the Benq MX661 was good value for money. Myoud scored the Benq MX661 very highly and said in their review of this projector on Amazon “Excellent value for money”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One person said in their reviews that it had a good 3D picture quality. It Reviews.com mentioned “3D capable”.

Good Connectivity

One Benq MX661 reviewer who bought it considered that it was good in terms of connectivity. Expert review site Pcmag.com scored it 4 stars and mentioned “A good selection of connectivity ports”.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years, the Benq MX661 has a built-in speaker(s).

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Benq MX661 supports a maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of the most common supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this data projector). The resolution of all projectors of a similar type and age to the MX661 ranges from 640 x 480 (VGA) to 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Benq MX661 is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity projector.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the MX661 only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, however the Benq MX661 has three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Fairly Big Offset

With an offset of 130 percent, the Benq MX661 has one of the bigger offsets amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. The average offset of similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the MX661 is 120%, and the offsets range from 100% to 160%.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D

Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MX661 support 3D, however the Benq MX661 does not support 3D.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other similar spec projectors that came out more than two years ago, the Benq MX661 does not support full HD.

It is worth considering alternative projectors which also support full HD including the Optoma DH1011[plb_1726991_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Benq MX661 does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth noting that most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the MX661 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

The quietest noise level of comparable spec projectors that have been available for more than two years is 26dB, the loudest is 40dB, and the average noise level is 33dB. The Benq MX661 has one of the louder noise levels (34 decibels) amongst projectors of this age.

If you are not worried about having a louder noise level then you might want to consider the Acer P1276[plb_1563560_price] (34dB).

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamps of projectors of a similar age and type to the MX661 range from 2,000h to 20,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 4,600h. The Benq MX661 has one of the shorter service life of lamps (only 3,500 hours) amongst comparable spec projectors of this age.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

The Benq MX661 has one of the shorter service life of lamp (economic mode)s (only 5,000 hours) amongst comparable spec data projectors of this age. Multimedia projectors of this age and type have service life of lamp (economic mode)s of between 3,000h and 10,000h.

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Quite Loud Noise Level (economic Mode)

The quietest noise level (economic mode) of similar spec data projectors that are a comparable age to the MX661 is 26dB and the loudest is 38dB. The Benq MX661 has a quite loud noise level (economic mode) (32 decibels) compared to most of the other projectors of this age and spec.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Benq MX661

Average Running Costs

Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the MX661 will cost £89 over 1 year to run, which is typical compared to the other 78 projectors of a similar spec and age.

Released Over Three Years Ago

This data projector was released over three years ago.

Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Benq MX661 has a pretty standard projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age.

Multimedia projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might also be worth looking at include the S1283[pl_2575478_price] (3,100 ANSI lumens), or the X133[pl_2780263_price] (3,100 ANSI lumens) both from Acer.

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XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

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

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Specification

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Full HD
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3D-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
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RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
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HDMI Version
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Audio (L,R) Out
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
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USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
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Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
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HDCP
Multimedia
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Ceiling Mountable
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Expert Reviews

(2)

IT Reviews.com

21 August 2013

The BenQ MX661 is a good choice as a business projector, providing solid data image quality, reasonably good video, and a wide range of connection choices...

Good video quality
Can run presentations from a USB thumb drive
3D capable
Good lamp life
Audio is on the soft side
Data image quality notably worse over a VGA connection
19 August 2013

The BenQ MX661 is a good choice as a business projector, providing solid data image quality, fairly good video, and a wide range of connection choices...

User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 23 December 2014 by Jon G.
(Verified Purchase)

So, I returned the projector to NewEgg to get it replaced. However, I received an email that stated they just refunded my money. I guess I need to buy a different projector ??

Very nice display and I liked the potential of what was advertised
This card is recognized as a "Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet" by Windows Server 2012 2 and has worked without flaw for a week in an Asus 97 motherboard utilized in an OS and software test server
The lag time from the computer to the projector display was more than tolerable when using the wireless connection. Also, in order to use the wireless connection the user required admin credentials to
The "PC-LESS TEACHING (USB Drive Display) was another selling point for me but this feature did not work. I called for tech support and they told me that I needed to return the projector. .. .so the v
Packaging was not as protective as I would have expected and shipping was 16 days direct from China through marketplace seller "OK"
Reviewed 6 November 2014 by A. R. Greenway
(Verified Purchase)

Software with BenQ dongle not very good.

Reviewed 18 February 2014 by Myoud
(Verified Purchase)

Good quality product. Very clear on almost any plain surface. One very minor problem in that the disc supplied with the manual would not read. I did however manage to download a manual from the... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £84.93
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £88.62
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.44 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

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq p162641, benq p162641p, benq 9hj8f7733, benq 9hj8f7733e, advanced benq 9hj8f7733, advanced benq 9hj8f7733e, advanced benq ec9hj8f7733, advanced benq ec9hj8f7733e, advanced benq ec9hj8f7733ei
Barcodes 00132018210789, 00168141610653, 00616268572199, 00748434026844, 00840046027001, 00985913223268, 04718755041228, 08400460270012

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