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Benq TW523P Projector

£309.00
13000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 32dB Mar 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £80.60 Electricity cost over 5 years
Expert reviews are excellent
Reasonably priced
Good product quality
70 Reviews
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Price

Reasonably Priced

Twenty-six owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good value for money. Mr B Cronshaw wrote in his review of this projector “Good picture for the price easy to use”. Three years ago Mr B N Armstrong mentioned on expert website Amazon “3d glasses can be purchased quite cheaply.” in his Benq TW523 review. Jon said “Such a good deal on this offer! Great picture in hdmi at 100 inches, fan is much quieter than my Optoma I had” and scored it 5 stars out of 5.


Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

This projector received an expert rating of 100% from lite-magazin.de. If all the similar spec multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago are ranked by average expert review score then this data projector is in the top 1%.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

TW523 owners on average rated this multimedia projector 90 out of 100. Over 89% of reviewers gave this multimedia projector either 4 or 5 stars.

Benq Has Good Projector Reviews

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


Design

Easy to Use

Ten owners who reviewed the product considered that it was easy to setup. Mr B N Armstrong wrote “It was very easy to set up and from a distance of 3m I'm getting crystal clear 720p hd 91" images” . Mr. P Le Page said “Clear picture, easy to setup and good features”. Kevin Condron mentioned on expert website Amazon two years ago “Very easy to set up and added an android dongle to the HDMI which works great”.

Four owners considered that it was easy to use. Mikey 2008 gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and said “Easy control panel” in their review of this projector. D. Hazlie mentioned in their review of this projector on expert review site Amazon “Excellent projector and easy to use”. Dr. M. Clayton scored the product a maximum of 5 stars and wrote “It's easy to use, lightweight”.

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Good Product Quality

Nineteen people who reviewed this projector reckoned that it was good quality. Jon mentioned in his review of this projector “Hd projector, great quality & price, best on market at this price” and rated it 5 stars out of 5. M. Ohrstrom gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and said “Iplayer via the chromecast gives very impressive image quality”. They also wrote “The resolution and brightness are amazing! The quality is incredibly, considering the price” in their review.

Nice Design

Five owners wrote in their reviews that the Benq TW523 was good looking. Bluepie wrote “The remote has been upgraded and is pretty useful” in their review of this projector and scored it 4 stars out of 5. Cornwallnick mentioned on expert website Amazon “Pretty good picture straight out of the box” in their review of this projector. A. Kwabula said on expert website Amazon “It also looks gorgeous in while” and gave the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5.


Energy

OK Running Costs

The TW523 is typical compared to the other 81 similar spec multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago that we have looked at for 1 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the TW523 is £81.


Good 3D Picture Quality

Seventeen people who bought the product thought it had a good 3D picture quality. Three years ago Mr B N Armstrong gave this projector a score of 80 out of 100 and he mentioned “Great way to enjoy hd and 3d content is impressive” in his review of this projector. Two years ago Kosta wrote in their review of this projector “Very nice picture, bright and sharp and 3D is amazingly good, I never expected such a good result from a home projector” and scored this projector 4 stars out of 5. Jan G said “3D looks great on our 150" screen, works well”.

Good Picture Quality

Twelve customers wrote in their reviews that it had good picture quality. Steve Scott said on expert website Amazon two years ago “Fantastic picture quality! I have it projected at just over 100 inches” in his review of this projector and gave this projector a score of 5 stars out of 5. Toplad mentioned “Fantastic picture quality for a budget projector better than most tvs” and scored the product 5 stars out of 5. Thomas James Brydon wrote on expert website Amazon “Excellent picture quality for the price!”.

Four customers who reviewed it wrote that it had good colour saturation. Jon mentioned on expert review site Amazon “Colours are great forget the rainbow effect I can't see what the other reviews are on about to my eyes” and scored it 5 stars out of 5. Robert wrote in his review of this projector two years ago “So when I plugged this in I was immediately taken by how much clearer the image was and how vivid the colours appeared”. Bluepie mentioned on expert website Amazon “Good clarity and bright colours” in their review of this projector and scored it 4 stars out of 5.

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Good High Def TV

Eight owners who reviewed the product concluded that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Drew said in his Benq TW523 review on expert review site Amazon “Having owned a full 1080p HD projector which packed in earlier in the year, I was a bit hesitant on going back to a 720p projector”. Jack rated it 5 stars out of 5 and he mentioned on expert website Amazon “Can project a 150" full HD picture from only 3 meters away”. J D. said on expert website Amazon “Stunning clear 720p hd screen” and rated it 5 stars out of 5.

Good Sound Quality

Four owners said in their reviews that it had good sound quality. Cornwallnick mentioned on expert review site Amazon “Bonus - surround sound turned up”.


Features

Good Technical Features

Two customers said in their reviews that it had good features.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Four people mentioned in their reviews that it was quiet. Alex scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of this projector “When the room is silent we can hear it.”. J D. wrote “Its very portable and the fan noise I would say is quiet”. Dr. You said on expert review site Amazon “It is quite quiet to me” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars.

Four people who purchased the product considered that it was noisy. Mrbigweed said in their review of this projector “The fan noise is barely audible” . Two years ago Robert wrote in his review of this projector “It certainly isn't loud enough to detract from my viewing experience.I have 3D glasses on order.”. Bluepie mentioned in their review of this projector on expert review site Amazon three years ago “Like a lot of projectors, this is VERY noisy” and scored it 80 out of 100.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This projector was released in March 2014.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq TW523 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other projectors of this age and type.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq TW523 does not support full HD, although keep in mind that most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to this projector also do not support full HD.

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HD-Ready

The Benq TW523 is HD-Ready, as are most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to this projector.

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3D-Ready

The Benq TW523 is 3D-ready, as are most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Projector

WXGA (1280x800) Resolution

The highest resolution of the Benq TW523 is WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than a XGA (1024x768) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all data projectors of a comparable type and age to this projector the resolution ranges from SVGA (800x600) to 1080p (1920x1080).

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Average Projector Brightness

The Benq TW523 has a pretty average projector brightness (3,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to this data projector.

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Performance

Average Noise Level

The Benq TW523 has a fairly typical noise level (32 decibels) compared to most of the other data projectors of this spec and age.

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Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Benq TW523 has an On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years.

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Certificates

Not Energy Star Certified

The Benq TW523 is not Energy Star certified, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec data projectors that have been around for a similar time to this projector are also not Energy Star certified.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Benq TW523 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to this multimedia projector.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

Like most of the other projectors of a similar type and age to this projector, the Benq TW523 does not have a DVI port.

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Lamps

Very Small Bulb Power

At only 190 Watts, the Benq TW523 has a fairly small bulb power compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age. Across all the comparable spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as this projector the bulb powers range from 190W to 310W.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers pro series uk9hjc27714e, pro series 9hjc27714e, pro series tw523p, projectors tw523p, benq p178662p, benq tw523p
Barcodes 00644535505946, 04718755049880, 04718755051531

Benq TW523 Review Sources

To prepare this Benq TW523 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 328,171 product attributes, 14,282 projector reviews and 3,049,700 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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