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Benq MS500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 reviews of Benq MS500. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and size. The usability and image quality are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the noise. There are some mixed opinions about the design.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Benq MS500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Benq MS500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Benq MS500 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the size and image quality are on the whole positive. The noise and usability are also appreciated.

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80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BenQ MS500H DLP SVGA Projector (2700ANSI, 13000:1 Contrast, HDMI Connectivity)BenQ MS500H DLP SVGA Projector (2700ANSI, 13000:1 Contrast, HDMI Connectivity)

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: Aidas (reevoo.com)

BenQ MS500+

 

does not support 3D for polarized and shutter glasses only 60 Hz

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: Aidas (reevoo.com)

BenQ MS500+

 

does not support 3D for polarized and shutter glasses ; only 60 Hz

May, 2013

Consumer review by: shad (reevoo.com)

BenQ MS500+

 

Nice design, lightweight yet sturdy feel.Lovely image.Intuitive.

Not the best for widescreen as it's 4:3 however that's mainly an issue with modern movies.Lacks hdmi input.

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Adam (reevoo.com)

BenQ MS500+

 

great projector

NOT 3D

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Jeremy (reevoo.com)

BenQ MS500+

 

Bright, pause feature, price

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Benq MS 500

 

Has good range of focus and has sharp image

Poor display of colors vs what shows on the computer when using for power point presentations. Colors are washed out

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: (rakuten.com)

Awesome projector, but after you tweak settings

 

Awesome little projector for regular old presentations viewing from your computer or blu ray, but if you plan on using it hooked up to your regular old standard definition dvd player(not blu ray or upconverting), you will have to tweak settings in your...

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: (rakuten.com)

BenQ MS500 3D Ready DLP Projector

 

The MS500 makes the perfect projector choice for your everyday life - in business, education, even at home. Featuring an impressive brightness of 2500 ANSI lumens, a high contrast ratio of 4000:1 and a SVGA resolution, the MS500 offers a stunning...

Consumer review by: (rakuten.com)

BenQ MS500 3D Ready DLP Projector

 

Awesome little projector for regular old presentations viewing from your computer or blu ray, but if you plan on using it hooked up to your regular old standard definition dvd player(not blu ray or upconverting), you will have to tweak settings in your...

Product Specifications

Design

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Ceiling mountable: Yes
Colour of product:Black / Black, grey
Form factor:Desktop
LED indicators: Yes
Product Type:Desktop projector

Display

Built-in Display: No

Lamps

Bulb power:190 / 220
Lamps quantity:1
Service life of lamp:4500
Service life of lamp (economic mode):600 / 6000

Lens System

Aperture range (F-F):2.56 - 2.8 / 2.57 - 2.65
Focal length range (f-f):21 - 23.1
Focus:Manual
Offset:120 / 120%±5
Throw ratio:1.86 - 2.04:1

Multimedia

Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1
RMS rated power:2
TV tuner integrated: No

Networking

Ethernet LAN: No
Wi-Fi: No

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Other features

Aspect Ratio:4:3
Audio input:1
Audio output:1
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Dimensions (WxDxH):287 x 100 x 232 / 287 x 232 x 100
Projection lens:F=2.56-2.8, f=21-23.1

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC, VGA / VGA
Handheld remote control:No / Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

HDCP: Yes
Horizontal scan range:31 - 102 / 31 - 99
Noise Level:30 / 31 / 33
Noise level (economic mode):24 / 26 / 27
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:ARA, BUL, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, EST, FIN, FRE, GRE, HEB, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, LAV, LIT, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SCR, SER, SLK, SLV, SWE, THA, TUR, UKR
Preset modes:Cinema, Custom, Dynamic, Presentation, sRGB / Cinema, Dynamic, Presentation, sRGB
Vertical scan range:23 - 120 / 48 - 120

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
Audio (L,R) in:1
Audio (L,R) out:1
Composite Video In:1
DVI port: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
RS-232 ports:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
Serial interface type:RS-232
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Mini-USB B
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:2 / 3

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power Consumption (Standby):1
Power consumption (typical):265 / 290 / 297
Power Source:AC

Projector

Contrast ratio (dynamic):13000:1
Contrast ratio (typical):4000:1
Keystone correction, vertical:40 / ± 40 / ±40
Number of Colours:1.073 billion colours
Projection distance:0.61 - 7.62
Projection Technology:DLP
Projector brightness:2500 / 2700
Projector native resolution:SVGA (800x600)
Screen size compatibility:1016 - 7620 / 609.6 - 7620
Zoom capability:Manual
Zoom ratio:1.1:1

Storage

Card reader integrated: No

Video

3D:No / Yes
3D-Ready: Yes
Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Full HD:No / Yes
HD-Ready:No / Yes
Supported graphics resolutions:1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 640 x 480 (VGA) / 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA) / 720 x 576, 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720i, 720p / 1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:23.2 / 23.3
Height :10 / 11.4
Weight:2.5
Width:28.7