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Benq MX850UST Projector

13000:1 XGA (1024x768) 33dB Aug 2012
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £106.56 Electricity cost over 5 years
Good brand
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Does not support full HD

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Reviews

Good Brand

Based on 1,984 owner and expert reviews (including 65 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 data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was August 2012 when Benq released the MX850UST.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The MX850UST has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to this projector.

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Energy

Running Costs Are Very High

The MX850UST has an average running cost of £107 over 1 year based on average usage levels and energy prices, which makes it one of the least economic to run projectors of this age and type.


Projector

Quite Dim Projector Brightness

At only 2,500 ANSI lumens, the MX850UST has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as this projector. The average projector brightness of comparable spec data projectors that have been around for around the same time as this data projector is 3,000 ANSI lumens, and the projector brightnesses range from 800 ANSI lumens to 4,200 ANSI lumens.

If you would prefer a brighter projector brightness then you might want to consider the TW519 (2,800 ANSI lumens and higher rated), or the MS517 (£257.99) (2,800 ANSI lumens and higher rated) both from Benq.

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XGA (1024x768) Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is the most commonly found projector native resolution on 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The MX850UST does not support full HD. Most of the other data projectors that are a similar age to this multimedia projector also do not support full HD.

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HD-Ready

The MX850UST is HD-Ready. Most of the other projectors of this age and type also are HD-Ready.

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3D-Ready

The MX850UST is 3D-ready. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age also are 3D-ready.

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Performance

Average Noise Level

At 33 decibels, the MX850UST has a fairly typical noise level compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than two years.

We compared this data projector to all the other 33dB noise level projectors and we think the Benq MX720 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Networking

Has an Ethernet LAN

The MX850UST has an Ethernet LAN, which is unusual. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to this multimedia projector do not have an Ethernet LAN.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The MX850UST has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this multimedia projector.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The MX850UST does not have a DVI port. Most of the other projectors of this age and spec also do not have a DVI port.

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Lamps

Very Short Service Life of Lamp

13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago have service life of lamps of between 2,500h and 20,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 4,600h. The Benq MX850UST has one of the shorter service life of lamps (only 3,500 hours) amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

The smallest bulb power of data projectors of this age and type is 190W, the biggest is 310W, and the average bulb power is 210W. The Benq MX850UST has a quite big bulb power (230 Watts) compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to this projector.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq mx850ust
Barcodes 00840046022297, 00840046025649, 04718755037016

Benq MX850UST Review Sources

To prepare this Benq MX850UST 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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