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Benq TW526E Projector

13000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 33dB Feb 2015
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Featuring a brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens and a high contrast ratio of 13,000:1, the cost-effective and eco-friendly TW526 offers a stunning full-screen presentation with the finest details... More
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User Reviews Are Good

Users have rated this projector on average 89 out of 100.

Good Product Quality

A few Benq TW526E owners said in their reviews that it was good quality. Alan B. wrote “Quality is awesome” in his review of this projector and scored it very highly. Amazon Customer said two years ago “It's bright, with great image quality” in their review. Amazon Customer also said “The image size and quality is fantastic”.

Good High Def TV

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

Good Picture Quality

Eight customers who purchased this projector agreed that it had good picture quality. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “The image quality is perfect”. Dr. You wrote “The white seems a bit yellow.), so it is a little tricky to get a better vision without this function” in their review of this projector. I P Jones said on Amazon “Great picture quality”.

A number of customers who purchased the product mentioned that it had good colour saturation. In January last year Robert.a.rowley mentioned “The colours are good” in their review of this projector. One person who reviewed the product concluded that it had clear images. Bill he wrote in his Benq TW526E review on Amazon “I found the image clarity to be excellent”.

One Benq TW526E reviewer who reviewed the product thought it was good for watching movies. Phil Uk rated the product as very good and he said “Loud enough so in edge cases can be used even for movies or console gaming - Great throw ratio”.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

A number of people who purchased the Benq TW526E mentioned that it had a good 3D picture quality. Bill said three years ago “3d is simply stunning” in his Benq TW526E review nonetheless he only gave it a rating of 3 stars. Drew mentioned in his review of this projector on Amazon “The 3D mode is the best I've seen on any projector”. Jan G wrote two years ago “3D looks great on our 150" screen, works well” .

Reasonably Priced

Several customers said in their reviews that it was good value for money. Amazon Customer wrote in their review on Amazon two years ago “Overall, great product for the price”. Amazon Customer also wrote “Excellent value for money”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Best projector money can buy”.

A number of Benq TW526E owners concluded that the Benq TW526E was a bargain for the price. Badger39 scored it 5 stars and said in their review of this projector on Amazon two years ago “The best cheap thrills around”. Badger39 also wrote “It is that kind of bargain”. Bill said on Amazon “The same features (minus the lens shift) I Bought myself a real bargain” in his review of the Benq TW526E.

Three Benq TW526E owners who purchased it agreed that it was cheap. Konstantinos Vathakos rated the product 5 stars and mentioned “Really small, well built, definitely recommend this for a not expensive projector!” in their Benq TW526E review. Mr B N Armstrong wrote “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” in his review of the Benq TW526E and gave it a rating of 4 stars. S C mentioned in their Benq TW526E review on Amazon two years ago “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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Easy to Use

Seven customers mentioned in their reviews that this projector was easy to setup. A said on Amazon two years ago “It's very easy to setup, I made my own screen using blackout cloth, wood from B&Q” in their review of the Benq TW526E and scored it 80 out of 100. Dr. You wrote “Although most of the projectors are easy to setup, I like BenQ better comparing to Epson” in their review. Krussel gave this projector a rating of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “Easy to set up and the remote control lights up as well”.

Four customers said in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Last year A. Sloggett said on Amazon “Great picture, easy to use, definately recommended” and scored it 5 stars. Amazon Customer gave it a score of 5 stars and said on Amazon “It's quieter than I expected, easy to use and cracking picture”. Three years ago Mr B Cronshaw mentioned “Good picture for the price easy to use” in his Benq TW526E review.

A number of Benq TW526E reviewers said in their reviews that the Benq TW526E was easy to use the menus. Three years ago Morgon rated the product as excellent and mentioned “The out of the box settings are perfect unless you are into calibrating” in their Benq TW526E review. Morgon also said “Most reviews (not on amazon) confirm the out of box settings are near on perfect for its limits”. Two years ago S C wrote in their review of the Benq TW526E on Amazon “These are the settings that work for me”.

One Benq TW526E reviewer who bought the Benq TW526E thought it had a good experience. Two years ago Midland Bank mentioned “We connected an external sound bar for a very good home cinema experience” in their review.

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Acceptable Noise Level

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

Several people said in their reviews that it was quiet. Dr. You said “It is quite quiet to me” in their review of the Benq TW526E. In January last year Lewis S. mentioned “The instructions are silent on what to do” in his review.

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Low Running Costs

The TW526E is one of the cheaper to run multimedia projectors of this age and spec that we have looked at for 1 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the TW526E is only £85.

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Good Connectivity

Three people agreed that this projector was good in terms of HDMI connections. Hafiz wrote on Amazon “For its price brilliant, you get very marginally better ones same price ( this has one HDMI) 3d viewing is stunning” in their review. In January last year Mars mentioned “Everything is working fine apart from the HDMI” in their review of the Benq TW526E but they scored the product 60 out of 100.

One Benq TW526E reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this projector was good in terms of USB connections.

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

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Popular Choice

The TW526E is a popular choice of projector according to sales data from Amazon.

Robust

Several Benq TW526E reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was well made. Alan B. mentioned “Even has a built in speaker”. Amazon Customer gave this projector a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned on Amazon “It's got built in speakers, which don't product great sound.”.

Nice Design

Several people mentioned in their reviews that the product was good looking. Badger39 mentioned “The colorful big screen fast action and very visually contrasting elements and scenes in these movies, I suspected would test it's metal”.

Benq Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors

We calculated the average ratings for all Benq multimedia projectors and also specifically for Benq 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors and found that in both cases Benq had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

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Good Remote Control

Some Benq TW526E reviewers considered that the Benq TW526E had a good remote control. Mr B N Armstrong rated it 80 out of 100 and he said on Amazon “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”. In January last year Mr. P. J. Foster said on Amazon “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” in their review of the Benq TW526E and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Good Support

A number of Benq TW526E reviewers wrote that the product had good technical guidance. Three years ago Morgon wrote on Amazon “Again very pleased - help for new buyers in my review”.

Good Environmental Credentials

One Benq TW526E owner concluded that the product was good in terms of power usage. Alan B. said in his review of the Benq TW526E “If inactive it will turn off to save energy too” and rated it as very good.

Good Battery Life

One Benq TW526E owner who bought the product reckoned that it had a good battery life. Badger39 said on Amazon “It can do presentations as it has an internal battery and a speaker.”.

Supports Full HD

The Benq TW526E supports full HD. Most of the other similar spec projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the TW526E do not support full HD.

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Supports 3D

The Benq TW526E supports 3D. Most of the other data projectors of a similar type and age to the TW526E also support 3D.

There are a number of alternative multimedia projectors which support 3D currently available which you might want to look at including cheaper multimedia projectors such as the Acer X123PH[plb_3186331_price].

Other multimedia projectors which also support 3D that you might also want to consider include the MS630ST[pl_3140368_price], or the MX528[pl_3244494_price] both from Benq.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than a year ago, the Benq TW526E has a built-in speaker(s).

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the Benq MW529[plb_3221473_price] which is cheaper.

It is worth considering alternative data projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the MS630ST[pl_3140368_price], or the MX528[pl_3244494_price] both from Benq.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Benq TW526E supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) data projector, which is the most common resolution supported by 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the TW526E. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this multimedia projector.

This projector's resolution (1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)) is actually the best supported resolution amongst all comparable spec data projectors that were released one year ago.

The worst supported resolution across similar types of projector is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many projectors that came out around the same time as it.

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Very Bright Lamp Power (economic Mode)

The Benq TW526E has one of the brightest lamp power (economic mode)s (10,000 Watts) amongst comparable spec projectors of this age. The average lamp power (economic mode) of projectors that have been around for around the same time as the TW526E is 1,300W, and the lamp power (economic mode)s range from 61W to 10,000W.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The Benq TW526E is a three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity multimedia projector. Most of the other data projectors of this age and spec only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Fairly Big Offset

At 125 percent, the Benq TW526E has a fairly big offset compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to the TW526E. The offsets of multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to the TW526E range from 100% to 130%, and the average offset is 120%.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

The Benq TW526E has a quite long service life of lamp (4,500 hours) compared to most of the other projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the TW526E. Projectors of a similar spec and age to the TW526E have service life of lamps of between 2,500h and 5,000h.

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Very Low Power Consumption (economy Mode)

At only 212 Watts, the Benq TW526E has a fairly low power consumption (economy mode) compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the TW526E. The average power consumption (economy mode) of projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the TW526E is 230W.

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5 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

Several customers who reviewed this projector reckoned that it was not heavy and bulky. Mr B N Armstrong mentioned in his Benq TW526E review on Amazon three years ago “Its a little bit small for my chunky digits and it could had backlit buttons”. Phil Uk said on Amazon “No rainbow effects, no artefacts - Great lamp power, 4m diagonally projection during beautiful english day (heavy rain) is just fine”.

Inferior Sound Quality

Some Benq TW526E reviewers thought it did not have good sound quality. I P Jones said in their review of this projector two years ago “The sounds not so good tho” nonetheless they rated it as very good. Midland Bank said on Amazon “On board speakers are not very good”. Phil Uk wrote “Eco mode, adaptive mode, screen saver (black screen) button - Rubbish sound as usual”.

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than a year do not support wi-Fi. The Benq TW526E is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

Across all the similar spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the TW526E the RMS rated powers range from 2W to 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 7.7W. At only 2 Watts, the Benq TW526E has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the TW526E.

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Only One HDMI Ports Quantity

Most similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the TW526E have one HDMI ports quantity, including the Benq TW526E which has one HDMI ports quantity.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Benq TW526E

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this multimedia projector was released.

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Benq TW526E has a pretty standard projector brightness compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the TW526E.

Projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might be worth looking at include the MW529[pl_3221473_price] (3,300 ANSI lumens and cheaper), or the MS527[pl_3221474_price] (3,300 ANSI lumens and cheaper) both from Benq.

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Average Noise Level

At 33 decibels, the Benq TW526E has a fairly average noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec 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
Lamp Power (economic Mode)
Lamps Quantity
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
Analog Signal Format System
Supported 3D Formats
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Serial Interface Type
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Optical Disc Player Type
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD)
Preset Modes
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included

User Reviews

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Reviewed 11 August 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Thanks a lot for my projector it work perfect and I think is one-off the best Thanks a again I have reiceve it with out problems...

Reviewed 24 July 2016 by Willy Deville

Cool...

Reviewed 22 June 2016 by Kalulu's Hubby
(Verified Purchase)

For the price, it's a decent projector. It can get too hot though we haven't noticed any problem with that. Would recommend.

Reviewed 14 June 2016 by Michael Elle.
(Verified Purchase)

Great...

Reviewed 26 May 2016 by Paul Milligan
(Verified Purchase)

Primarily used for mobile PowerPoint presentations. Light enough to carry and high enough resolution for good presentation quality. Now even cheaper so an economic choice as well.

Reviewed 11 May 2016 by A. Sloggett
(Verified Purchase)

Awesome projector, some of the display modes are a little washed out, but the presentation mode, produces a really good clean crisp 1080p picture, I have mine ceiling mounted and it projects a... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Picture is excellent, problem is that the fan is noisy. When placed on a table to project onto a screen this is quite close to where the sofas are and you can hear the fan. could be reduced if... Read more…

Reviewed 23 April 2016 by Jt
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent value for money powerful projector...

Reviewed 4 April 2016 by Christian
(Verified Purchase)

Great Projector!

(Verified Purchase)

This is absolutely worth buying! The image quality is perfect. Only downside is the sound but this is resolved with some speakers attached. I actually bought 1 for my sister and was sooo happy... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £81.08
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq tw526, benq p236481, benq p236481p, benq 1280x800
Barcodes 04718755053726, 04718755058547

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