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Benq MX766 Projector

13000:1 XGA (1024x768) 38dB 4,000 ANSI Lumens Jan 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date £112.65 Electricity cost over 5 years
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Expert reviews are poor
Does not support full HD

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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Poor

Data projector expert review site IT Reviews.com scored this projector 60 out of 100. It seems that experts really don't rate this multimedia projector very highly.

Benq Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors

We checked 1,984 expert and owner reviews (including 65 verified purchases) for Benq projectors and found that on average Benq has good ratings. We also found that Benq has good ratings specifically for its 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors. 95% of those that bought a Benq projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was January 2013 when this data projector was released.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq MX766 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago.

There are a number of other data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might want to consider including the W300, or the ES556 both from Optoma or the Benq MS502 which all of have better reviews.

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Energy

Very High Running Costs

The MX766 has an average 1 year running cost of £113 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is in the most expensive 13% of all 81 multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age.


Video

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to this data projector, the Benq MX766 does not support full HD.

It is worth considering other multimedia projectors which also support full HD including the MS512, or the MW665+ both from Benq or the Acer X133.

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3D-Ready

The Benq MX766 is 3D-ready, as are most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type.

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Projector

Very Bright Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of projectors of this age and type is 3,000 ANSI lumens. The Benq MX766 has a quite bright projector brightness (4,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other projectors of this age and spec.

Multimedia projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might be worth considering include the MW767 (£1,230.34) (4,200 ANSI lumens and higher rated), or the MW769 (4,200 ANSI lumens and higher rated) both from Benq.

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XGA (1024x768) Resolution

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

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Networking

Has an Ethernet LAN

The Benq MX766 has an Ethernet LAN, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec data projectors that were launched more than two years ago do not have an Ethernet LAN.

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Design

Ceiling Mountable

The Benq MX766 is ceiling mountable, as are most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Benq MX766 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type also have a handheld remote control.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

Like most of the other data projectors of a similar type and age to this data projector, the Benq MX766 does not have a DVI port.

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Lamps

Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The shortest service life of lamp of multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to this multimedia projector is 2,500h, the longest is 20,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 4,600h. With a service life of lamp of only 2,500 hours, the Benq MX766 has a quite short service life of lamp compared to most of the other projectors of this age and spec.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

With a bulb power of 310 Watts, the Benq MX766 has one of the bigger bulb powers amongst projectors of this age. Comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to this multimedia projector have bulb powers of between 190W and 310W, and the average bulb power is 210W.

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Performance

Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Benq MX766 has an On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other data projectors of this age and type also have an On Screen Display (OSD).

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Very Loud Noise Level

When compared to other comparable spec multimedia projectors that are a similar age to this projector that we have assessed, the noise level of the Benq MX766 of 38 decibels is one of the loudest. The quietest noise level of multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to this projector is 26dB, the loudest is 40dB, and the average noise level is 33dB.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00021112588514, 00080850115901, 00132017738970, 00163120857722, 00168141609602, 00172302797138, 00740617068832, 00840046024864, 08400460248646

Benq MX766 Review Sources

To prepare this Benq MX766 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 327,808 product attributes, 14,367 projector reviews and 3,039,000 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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