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Benq MX823
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Benq MX823 Projector

13000:1 XGA (1024x768) 33dB Jan 2014
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Benq Has Good Projector Reviews

We checked 2,084 expert and user reviews for Benq projectors and found that on average Benq has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Benq has good reviews specifically within its 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors range.

Supports 3D

Like most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the MX823, the Benq MX823 supports 3D.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors which support 3D and we think because of it's better review score, the Benq MX505[plb_2024730_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the MX823, the Benq MX823 has a built-in speaker(s).

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Benq MX823 supports a maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of the most common supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this data projector). Across all projectors that have been available for around the same time as the MX823 the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 (VGA) to 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The Benq MX823 has a fairly bright projector brightness (3,200 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other data projectors of this spec and age. Across all the 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the MX823 the projector brightnesss range from 800 ANSI lumens to 4,200 ANSI lumens.

There are a number of other 3,200 ANSI lumens brightness multimedia projectors currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Benq MX600[plb_2024731_price].

If this multimedia projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might want to look at the MW724[pl_2770285_price] (3,700 ANSI lumens), the MX723[pl_2818905_price] (3,700 ANSI lumens), or the MW769[pl_2953761_price] (4,200 ANSI lumens) all from Benq.

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Supports Three Video Colour Modess

The Benq MX823 has a greater number of video colour modes than most data projectors of this spec and age. This data projector supports a Dynamic video colour modes, which is the most commonly supported video colour modes supported by 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the MX823. The video colour modess "Presentation" and "sRGB" are also supported by this projector.

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Quite Big Offset

The Benq MX823 has a quite big offset (130 percent) compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the MX823. Projectors that were released more than two years ago have offsets of between 100% and 160%.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq MX823 does not support full HD. Most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MX823 also do not support full HD.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Benq MX823 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the MX823 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Only Fixed Zoom Ratio

This projector supports a Fixed zoom ratio, which is typical of many multimedia projectors of this age and type.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

Projectors of this age and type have service life of lamp (economic mode)s of between 3,000h and 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 Benq MX823 has a quite short service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Very High Power Consumption (PowerSave)

When compared to other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the MX823 that we have assessed, the Benq MX823's power consumption (PowerSave) of 240 Watts is one of the highest. Multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the MX823 have power consumption (PowerSave)s of between 0.5W and 240W.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Benq MX823

OK Running Costs

The MX823 has an average 1 year running cost of £97 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 78 projectors of this age and spec.

Released Over Three Years Ago

This projector was released over three years ago.

Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 33 decibels, the Benq MX823 has a pretty typical noise level compared to most of the other data projectors of this type and age.

Other 33dB noise level multimedia projectors currently available which you might want to consider include the MS619[pl_2024148_price], or the MW526[pl_2415513_price] both from Benq which has better reviews.

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XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is typical of many multimedia projectors of this age and spec.

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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
Supported Video Modes
Video Colour Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Colour Modes (3D)
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
PC Audio in
PC Audio Out
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
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
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

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

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Show running costs over: years
Electricity cost when switched on £92.94
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £96.63
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0.48T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.48 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 mx823, benq mx823s, benq mx823st
Barcodes 00044112787961, 00840046028985, 04718755048012, 08400460289854

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