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Benq MX661 Projector

13000:1 XGA (1024x768) 34dB 3,000 ANSI Lumens Jun 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date £88.62 Electricity cost over 5 years
Good expert reviews
Reasonably priced
Audio is on the soft side
5 Reviews
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Reviews

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and IT Reviews.com this 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projector has an overall expert rating of 80 out of 100. The projector expert review sites don't rate this Benq multimedia projector that highly.

Benq Projectors Have Good Reviews

We checked 1,989 owner and expert reviews (including 66 verified purchases) for Benq projectors and found that on average Benq has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Benq has good ratings specifically within its 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors range. 95% of those that bought a Benq projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Energy

OK Running Costs

Based on typical 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 80 projectors of this age and spec.


Price

Reasonably Priced

One customer who bought it considered that it was good value for money. Myoud wrote “Excellent value for money”.


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Good Connectivity

One person reckoned that it was good in terms of connectivity. Pcmag.com said “A good selection of connectivity ports” in their Benq MX661 review.


Audio is On the Soft Side

One customer who bought the product wrote that it did not have good sound quality. It Reviews.com mentioned four years ago “Audio is on the soft side” in their review of this projector.

3D Capable

One person said in their reviews that it had a good 3D picture quality. It Reviews.com mentioned in their review of the Benq MX661 on IT Reviews.com “3D capable” but in spite of that they only gave it a score of 1 stars.

Good Picture Quality

Four people considered that this projector had good picture quality.


Design

Robust

Four owners said in their reviews that it was well made. Expert website Itreviews.com gave this projector a rating of 6 stars and mentioned in their review of the Benq MX661 “The BenQ MX661 is designed primarily for corporate settings good brightness and resolution, solid data image quality, portability”.

Easy to Use

Two owners who reviewed it agreed that it was easy to use the menus.

Good Video Quality

Six people agreed that it was good quality. It Reviews.com wrote four years ago “Good video quality” but in spite of that they only rated it 18.8 out of 100. In the same month expert review site Pcmag.com gave the product a rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this projector “The BenQ MX661%displayPrice% at %seller% is designed primarily for corporate settings good brightness and resolution, solid data image quality, portability”. Itreviews.com wrote on expert review site IT Reviews.com “The BenQ MX661 is a good choice as a business projector, providing solid data image quality, reasonably good video”.

Ceiling Mountable

The Benq MX661 is ceiling mountable, as are most of the other data projectors of a similar age and spec to this projector.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

Benq released the MX661 in April 2017.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq MX661 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago also have a built-in speaker(s).

We think you might also be interested in some of the other data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including because of it's better review score, the Benq MX522.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq MX661 does not support full HD. Most of the other data projectors of this type and age also do not support full HD.

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3D-Ready

The Benq MX661 is 3D-ready, as are most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this multimedia projector.

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Performance

Quite Loud Noise Level

The quietest noise level of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years is 26dB and the loudest is 40dB. With a noise level of 34 decibels, the Benq MX661 has a quite loud noise level compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a comparable time to this projector.

There are a number of other 34dB noise level projectors currently available which you might also want to look at including the Optoma W300, or the Benq W770ST (£460.02) which has better reviews.

If you would consider a projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Acer P1276 (£440.18) (34dB).

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Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Benq MX661 has an On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other similar spec projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Projector

Average Projector Brightness

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

If you would prefer a projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to look at the Acer S1283 (£412.69) (3,100 ANSI lumens).

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XGA (1024x768) Resolution

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

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Networking

Has an Ethernet LAN

The Benq MX661 has an Ethernet LAN. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a comparable time to this data projector do not have an Ethernet LAN.

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Packaging Content

Has a Carrying Case

The Benq MX661 has a carrying case, as do most of the other projectors that are a similar age to this projector.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Benq MX661 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Benq MX661 does not have a DVI port. Most of the other data projectors of this type and age also do not have a DVI port.

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Lamps

Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

At 6,500 hours, the Benq MX661 has a fairly long service life of lamp compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to this projector. Across all the 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago the service life of lamps range from 2,500h to 20,000h.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00132018210789, 00168141610653, 00748434026844, 00840046027001, 00985913223268, 04718755041228, 08400460270012

Benq MX661 Review Sources

To prepare this Benq MX661 review we compared this projector to 2,059 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 326,528 product attributes, 14,204 projector reviews and 2,772,200 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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