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Benq TW526E Projector

£319.98
13000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 33dB Feb 2015
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £90.22 Electricity cost over 5 years
Owner reviews are good
Reasonably priced
Good product quality
64 Reviews
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Price

Reasonably Priced

Several people said in their reviews that it was good value for money. Amazon Customer mentioned “Overall, great product for the price” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Amazon Customer also said “Excellent value for money”. Amazon Customer also wrote “Best projector money can buy”.

Some people agreed that this projector was a bargain for the price. Badger39 wrote in their review of the Benq TW526E on Amazon “The best cheap thrills around” and rated the product 5 stars. Badger39 also said “It is that kind of bargain”. Bill wrote on Amazon “The same features (minus the lens shift) I Bought myself a real bargain”.

A few Benq TW526E owners said in their reviews that the Benq TW526E was cheap. Konstantinos Vathakos wrote in their review of this projector two years ago “Really small, well built, definitely recommend this for a not expensive projector!” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Mr B N Armstrong mentioned in his review of this projector “I can highly recommend this projector to anyone wishing to create a home cinema system on a budget, you won't be disappointed especially when it comes to viewing 3d content”. Two years ago S C said in their Benq TW526E review on Amazon “I didn't have £1500 + to spare, I saw this projector on special offer and thought I would give it a try”.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

A number of Benq TW526E owners who bought the Benq TW526E mentioned that it was noisy. Two years ago A mentioned “It was louder and the picture wasn't as clear as this one, I saw this as a lighting deal”. Alan B. said in his review of this projector on Amazon “Not too noisy either” and scored this projector very highly. Krussel mentioned “Perhaps the fan has a little more noise than I would really like”.

A number of customers said in their reviews that the Benq TW526E was quiet. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “It's quieter than I expected, easy to use”. Dr. You gave the Benq TW526E a rating of 5 stars and said in their Benq TW526E review “It is quite quiet to me”. Last year Lewis S. said in his review “The instructions are silent on what to do”.

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Design

Easy to Use

Seven customers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to setup. A wrote on Amazon “It's very easy to setup, I made my own screen using blackout cloth, wood from B&Q”. Dr. You mentioned two years ago “Although most of the projectors are easy to setup, I like BenQ better comparing to Epson” in their review. Krussel wrote three years ago “Easy to set up and the remote control lights up as well” in their review of the Benq TW526E.

Some people who bought it thought it was easy to use. A. Sloggett gave the product a rating of 5 stars and said on Amazon “Great picture, easy to use, definately recommended” in their review of the Benq TW526E. Three years ago Mr B Cronshaw rated it as very good and he mentioned in his review on Amazon “Good picture for the price easy to use”.

Several customers who reviewed the product wrote that it was easy to use the menus. Morgon wrote in their review three years ago “The out of the box settings are perfect unless you are into calibrating”. Morgon also said “Most reviews (not on amazon) confirm the out of box settings are near on perfect for its limits”. S C scored it very highly and said in their review of this projector on Amazon “These are the settings that work for me”.

One Benq TW526E reviewer wrote in their reviews that it had a good experience. Midland Bank said on Amazon “We connected an external sound bar for a very good home cinema experience” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

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Good Product Quality

Twenty-one Benq TW526E owners said in their reviews that the Benq TW526E was good quality. Alan B. gave the product a score of 5 stars and he said on Amazon “Quality is awesome”. Amazon Customer said “It's bright, with great image quality”. Amazon Customer also said “The image size and quality is fantastic”.

Robust

Several customers who reviewed it thought it was well made. Alan B. wrote on Amazon “Even has a built in speaker” in his review of this projector. Amazon Customer said “It's got built in speakers, which don't product great sound.”.

Nice Design

A few customers wrote in their reviews that this projector was good looking. Badger39 said in their review of the Benq TW526E on Amazon “The colorful big screen fast action and very visually contrasting elements and scenes in these movies, I suspected would test it's metal”.


Reviews

Owner Reviews Are Good

TW526E owners on average rated this projector 89%. 45 reviewers (84% of all reviewers) gave this projector either 4 or 5 stars.

Good Brand

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


Smart TV

Good Connectivity

Three Benq TW526E owners wrote in their reviews that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Hafiz rated it 4 stars and wrote two years ago “For its price brilliant, you get very marginally better ones same price ( this has one HDMI) 3d viewing is stunning”. Last year Mars said in their review of this projector “Everything is working fine apart from the HDMI” but despite that they gave the product a rating of 3 stars.

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was good in terms of USB connections.

One Benq TW526E owner who bought this projector reckoned that it was good in terms of connectivity. Mr B N Armstrong rated this projector 4 stars and he said in his review “Connectivity is good on this projector, supporting two hdmi inputs, s-video, VGA, component, composite”.

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Good Picture Quality

Some customers said in their reviews that this projector had good picture quality. In February last year Amazon Customer gave the product a rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review “The image quality is perfect”. Dr. You mentioned on Amazon “The white seems a bit yellow.), so it is a little tricky to get a better vision without this function”. I P Jones said two years ago “Great picture quality”.

A number of Benq TW526E owners who reviewed it agreed that it had good colour saturation. Last year Robert.a.rowley mentioned “The colours are good” in their review of the Benq TW526E however despite that they gave this projector a score of 3 stars.

One customer who reviewed the Benq TW526E thought it had clear images. Bill mentioned “I found the image clarity to be excellent” .

One Benq TW526E owner concluded that the Benq TW526E was good for watching movies. Phil Uk wrote two years ago “Loud enough so in edge cases can be used even for movies or console gaming - Great throw ratio” in his review of the Benq TW526E.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

Several Benq TW526E owners who reviewed it agreed that it had a good 3D picture quality. Bill mentioned “3d is simply stunning” in his review however he only scored it 3 stars. Drew scored the product very highly and he mentioned in his review of this projector on Amazon “The 3D mode is the best I've seen on any projector”. Jan G gave it a score of 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “3D looks great on our 150" screen, works well”.

Good High Def TV

A number of people said in their reviews that it was good at displaying high definition TV. A wrote in their Benq TW526E review on Amazon “I don't think it can get any clearer and this didn't even true HD”. Dr. You mentioned in their review of the Benq TW526E two years ago “It gives a really bright color(most HD gives no greater than 3000lm.” and rated it 5 stars. Drew wrote in his review three years ago “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”.

Good Remote Control

A few customers who reviewed this projector reckoned that it had a good remote control. Mr B N Armstrong said in his review “Make sure they are 144hz compatible (sainsonic are the ones I bought £25 for 2pairs) The only gripe I have with the projector is the remote”. Mr. P. J. Foster said in their review of the Benq TW526E “Setup instructions from the manual were well set out and after a few attempts with the remote, found it fairly easy to get the keystone”.

Inferior Sound Quality

A few people who reviewed the Benq TW526E reckoned that it did not have good sound quality. Two years ago I P Jones said “The sounds not so good tho”. Midland Bank said on Amazon “On board speakers are not very good”. Phil Uk said on Amazon “Eco mode, adaptive mode, screen saver (black screen) button - Rubbish sound as usual” in his review of the Benq TW526E.


Support

Good Technical Guidance

Some people wrote in their reviews that the product had good technical guidance. Three years ago Morgon rated the product as very good and mentioned in their review of this projector on Amazon “Again very pleased - help for new buyers in my review”.


Weight & Dimensions

Not Good in Terms of Size

Several Benq TW526E reviewers who purchased this projector agreed that it was not heavy and bulky. Mr B N Armstrong wrote “Its a little bit small for my chunky digits and it could had backlit buttons” in his review of this projector. Two years ago Phil Uk said “No rainbow effects, no artefacts - Great lamp power, 4m diagonally projection during beautiful english day (heavy rain) is just fine” in his review however despite that he scored this projector 5 stars.


Power

Good Environmental Credentials

One customer mentioned that it was good in terms of power usage. Alan B. said on Amazon two years ago “If inactive it will turn off to save energy too”.

Good Battery Life

One customer who bought the product reckoned that it had a good battery life. Badger39 said “It can do presentations as it has an internal battery and a speaker.” in their review of this projector.


Energy

Average Running Costs

Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the TW526E is £91, which is typical compared to the other 81 comparable spec projectors that were released more than two years ago.


Other

Popular Choice

The TW526E is a popular choice of projector.

Released Over Two Years Ago

This projector was released in February 2015.


Video

Supports Full HD

The Benq TW526E supports full HD. Most of the other projectors of a similar type and age to this data projector do not support full HD.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq TW526E has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than two years also have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared all the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) to this multimedia projector and we think the Benq TW523 (£309) which has better reviews; or the Optoma EX556 (£242.99) which is cheaper are also worth considering.

Other projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might want to consider include the Benq MW526 (£350.92).

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Projector

Quite Bright Projector Brightness

At 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Benq TW526E has a fairly bright projector brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that are a similar age to this multimedia projector. Across all the data projectors of a comparable age and spec to this projector the projector brightnesses range from 800 ANSI lumens to 4,200 ANSI lumens.

Alternative 3,200 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available that you might want to consider include cheaper projectors such as the MX525 (£280.53), or the MS524 (£263.58) both from Benq.

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WXGA (1280x800) Resolution

The highest resolution of the Benq TW526E is WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than a XGA (1024x768) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. Data projectors of this spec and age projector native resolutions range from SVGA (800x600) to 1080p (1920x1080).

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Performance

Average Noise Level

The Benq TW526E has a relatively average noise level (33 decibels) compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 33dB noise level projectors currently available including cheaper projectors such as the Benq MX525 (£280.53).

Data projectors with a louder noise level that might be worth considering include the Benq MS517 (£257.99) (32dB) which is also higher rated.

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Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Benq TW526E has an On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other projectors of this age and type.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Benq TW526E has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to this data projector.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

Like most of the other projectors that came out around the same time as this multimedia projector, the Benq TW526E does not have a DVI port.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers apple 9hjd97734e, benq 9hjd97734e, apple tw526e, benq tw526e
Barcodes 04718755053726, 04718755058547

Benq TW526E Review Sources

To prepare this Benq TW526E 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 326,513 product attributes, 14,250 projector reviews and 2,764,700 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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