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Benq MX816ST
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Benq MX816ST Projector

13000:1 XGA (1024x768) 36dB Oct 2013
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6 Reasons For

Benq Has Good Data Projector Reviews

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

Supports 3D

The Benq MX816ST supports 3D, as do most of the other data projectors of this spec and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative projectors which support 3D currently available including the Benq MX600 which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The MX816ST has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the MX816ST.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the Benq MX816ST is 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this projector). The resolution of all multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the MX816ST ranges from 640 x 480 (VGA) to 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

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Supports Three Video Colour Modess

The number of video colour modes supported by the MX816ST is more than most comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to it. This Benq data projector supports a Dynamic video colour modes, which is the most commonly supported video colour modes supported by similar spec multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the MX816ST. The video colour modess "Presentation" and "sRGB" are also supported by this multimedia projector.

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Quite Big Offset

The average offset of 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the MX816ST is 120%, and the offsets range from 100% to 160%. At 130 percent, the MX816ST has a fairly big offset compared to most of the other projectors of this age and type.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq MX816ST does not support full HD, although keep in mind that most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the MX816ST also do not support full HD.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The MX816ST does not support wi-Fi, although this is within the context that most of the other data projectors of this spec and age also do not support wi-Fi.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

The Benq MX816ST has one of the louder noise levels (36 decibels) amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. The quietest noise level of data projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the MX816ST is 26dB and the loudest is 40dB.

Multimedia projectors with a louder noise level that might also be worth looking at include the Benq MW767 (£1,210.04) (36dB).

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Only Fixed Zoom Ratio

This projector supports a Fixed zoom ratio, which is typical of many comparable spec projectors that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

The shortest service life of lamp (economic mode) of similar spec projectors that came out around the same time as the MX816ST is 3,000h, the longest is 10,000h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 6,100h. With a service life of lamp (economic mode) of only 5,000 hours, the MX816ST has one of the shorter service life of lamp (economic mode)s amongst multimedia projectors of this age.

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Very Heavy

When compared to other projectors that have been available for more than two years, the weight of the MX816ST of 6.2 kilograms is one of the heaviest. The lightest data projector of a comparable type and age to the MX816ST is 1.3kg heavy and the heaviest is 6.2kg.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Benq MX816ST

Running Costs Are Average

The MX816ST has an average running cost of £96 over 1 year based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 78 data projectors of a comparable spec and age.

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this data projector was released.

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the MX816ST has a pretty standard projector brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the MX816ST.

There are a number of other 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available that you might also want to consider including the Benq MX819ST (£629.14) which has better reviews.

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XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is the most commonly found projector native resolution on multimedia projectors of this type and age.

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Specification

Projector
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
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
Video Colour Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
PC Audio in
PC Audio Out
HDMI Version
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Colour of Product
Product Type
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
Warranty Card
Cables Included

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £88.13
Electricity cost when on standby £7.37
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Total running cost over 5 years £95.50
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.47 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq mx816, benq mx816s, benq mx816st
Barcodes 08400460250212

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