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Benq MX720 Projector

13000:1 XGA (1024x768) 33dB Mar 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £123.87 Electricity cost over 5 years
Good expert reviews
Unacceptable noise level
Inferior sound quality
3 Reviews

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Reviews

Good Expert Reviews

This data projector has an average expert rating of 80% based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and IT Reviews.com.

Good Brand

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


Inferior Sound Quality

One customer wrote that the product did not have good sound quality.

Good Remote Control

One person said in their reviews that it had a good remote control. Two years ago C. Hanna said on Amazon “The remote works fine, they even threw in the batteries for it” in their review of this projector.

Good Picture Quality

Three owners who reviewed it said that it had good picture quality.

3D Capable

Two people mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good 3D picture quality. It Reviews.com mentioned in their Benq MX720 review “3D capable”. Expert website Pcmag.com said “It is portable, 3D ready”.


Audio

Unacceptable Noise Level

One customer who purchased it reckoned that it was noisy. It Reviews.com mentioned on IT Reviews.com “Though audio was loud, quality could have been better” in their review of this projector.

Though Audio Was Loud, Quality Could Have Been Better

One customer who purchased it reckoned that it was noisy. It Reviews.com mentioned on IT Reviews.com “Though audio was loud, quality could have been better” in their review of this projector.


Smart TV

Good Connectivity

Two customers who purchased this projector thought it was good in terms of connectivity.


Design

Robust

Two people said in their reviews that it was well made. Expert review site Pcmag.com said “Has a solid set of connectivity choices, though it” in their review of this projector.

Good Data and Video Image Quality

Two owners who reviewed this projector thought it was good quality. It Reviews.com wrote in their Benq MX720 review “Good data and video image quality”. Pcmag.com mentioned on PC Mag “Offers good image quality for both data” in their review of this projector.

Ceiling Mountable

The Benq MX720 is ceiling mountable, as are most of the other projectors of this spec and age.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this multimedia projector was released.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq MX720 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to this projector also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq MX720 does not support full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to this data projector also do not support full HD.

It is worth also looking at other multimedia projectors which also support full HD including the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2000 (£1,599) which also has a higher rating.

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3D-Ready

The Benq MX720 is 3D-ready, as are most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as this multimedia projector.

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Energy

High Running Costs

The average 1 year running cost of the MX720 is £124 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is in the most expensive 9% of all 80 projectors of a comparable age and spec.


Projector

Quite Bright Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,500 ANSI lumens, the Benq MX720 has one of the brighter projector brightnesses amongst projectors of this age. 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years have projector brightnesses of between 800 ANSI lumens and 4,200 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,000 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 comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has a Zoom Capability

The Benq MX720 has a zoom capability, which is unusual. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to this projector do not have a zoom capability.

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Performance

Average Noise Level

At 33 decibels, the Benq MX720 has a fairly standard noise level compared to most of the other data projectors of a similar age and spec to this multimedia projector.

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Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Benq MX720 has an On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to this data projector.

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Certificates

Not Energy Star Certified

The Benq MX720 is not Energy Star certified, although keep in mind that most of the other projectors of this spec and age are also not Energy Star certified.

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Networking

Has an Ethernet LAN

The Benq MX720 has an Ethernet LAN, unlike most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to this data projector which do not have an Ethernet LAN.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Benq MX720 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a similar time to this data projector.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Benq MX720 does not have a DVI port, although it is worth noting that most of the other projectors of a similar type and age to this multimedia projector also do not have a DVI port.

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Lamps

Very Short Service Life of Lamp

Multimedia projectors of this type and age have service life of lamps of between 2,500h and 20,000h. At only 3,500 hours, the Benq MX720 has a fairly short service life of lamp compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to this projector.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

The Benq MX720 has a fairly big bulb power (240 Watts) compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago. Across all the similar spec projectors that have been around for a comparable time to this multimedia projector the bulb powers range from 190W to 310W, and the average bulb power is 210W.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00009310844830, 00033584164462, 00088021280045, 00163121204570, 00172302797336, 00740617068818, 00840046024970, 04718755035661, 08400460249704

Benq MX720 Review Sources

To prepare this Benq MX720 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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