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Benq MX662 Projector

13000:1 XGA (1024x768) 33dB 3,500 ANSI Lumens Jan 2013
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The BeQ MX662 is just the projector you need to perfect your presentation in all settings. Featuring XGA resolution with 3500 ANSI lumens and 13000:1 high contrast ratio, the MX662 also offers... More
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7 Reasons For

Benq Projectors Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Benq multimedia projectors and also specifically for Benq 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors and found that in both cases Benq had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq MX662 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years.

There are a number of other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might also want to look at including the MW820ST[pl_1552199_price], or the MX819ST[pl_1552200_price] both from Benq or the Acer P1276[plb_1563560_price] which has better reviews.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the Benq MX662 is 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by projectors of a comparable age and type to the MX662. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this multimedia projector. In addition, this projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA). Across all multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to the MX662 the best resolution is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) and the worst is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years is 800 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 4,200 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,000 ANSI lumens. The Benq MX662 has one of the brighter projector brightnesss (3,500 ANSI lumens) amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

There are a number of alternative 3,500 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Acer P1276[plb_1563560_price].

If you are looking for a multimedia projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might want to look at the Benq MX723[plb_2818905_price] (3,700 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The Benq MX662 has more VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys than most of the 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the MX662. This multimedia projector is a three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity projector compared to most of the projectors of a similar spec and age to the MX662 which only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Benq MX662 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity projector.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

At 240 Watts, the Benq MX662 has a fairly big bulb power compared to most of the other projectors of a similar age and type to the MX662. 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago have bulb powers of between 190W and 310W.

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7 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

Multimedia projector expert review site IT Reviews.com scored this Benq data projector 60%. The expert review sites aren't convinced by this projector.

Does Not Support 3D

Most of the other projectors that have been around for more than two years support 3D, however the Benq MX662 does not support 3D.

There are a number of alternative data projectors which also support 3D that you might also want to look at including the MW820ST[pl_1552199_price], or the MX819ST[pl_1552200_price] both from Benq or the Epson EH-TW5100[plb_2591283_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq MX662 does not support full HD. Most of the other projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MX662 also do not support full HD.

We compared all the other projectors which also support full HD to this projector and we think the MW820ST[pl_1552199_price], or the MX806[pl_2515298_price] both from Benq or the Epson EH-TW5100[plb_2591283_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the MX662, the Benq MX662 does not support wi-Fi.

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High Running Costs

The MX662 has an average 1 year running cost of £124 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is in the most expensive 4% of all 78 projectors of this type and age.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

At only 2 Watts, the Benq MX662 has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age. The RMS rated powers of data projectors of a comparable age and spec to the MX662 range from 2W to 20W.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp

Across all the data projectors that were launched more than two years ago the service life of lamps range from 2,000h to 20,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 4,600h. The Benq MX662 has one of the shorter service life of lamps (only 3,500 hours) amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Benq MX662

Released Over Four Years Ago

Benq released the MX662 over four years ago.

Average Noise Level

At 33 decibels, the Benq MX662 has a pretty standard noise level compared to most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the MX662.

If you would consider a projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Benq MW721[plb_1561773_price] (33dB).

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XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is the most frequently found projector native resolution on projectors of a comparable type and age to it.

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Specification

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Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Zoom Ratio
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
3D-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
AUX in
S-Video Inputs Quantity
PC Audio in
Serial Interface Type
PC Audio Out
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
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
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Image Formats Supported
TV Tuner Integrated
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included

Expert Reviews

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IT Reviews.com

11 October 2013

The BenQ MX662 is a bright, capable XGA data projector with a good range of connection choices...

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Electricity cost when switched on £120.18
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £123.87
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 16 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00078356836574, 00840046024727, 04718755035425, 08400460247274

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