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Benq MX501

Benq MX501
alaScore 83

13 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews of Benq MX501. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the noise and usability. The price and image quality are also mentioned favorably.

image quality, price, usability, noise

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Benq MX501 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 13 reviews)

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Benq MX501

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Benq MX501 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the noise.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BenQ MX501 XGA DLP Projector, 2700 Lumens, 4000:1 Contrast Ratio, 1024 x 768 Native ResolutionBenQ MX501 XGA DLP Projector, 2700 Lumens, 4000:1 Contrast Ratio, 1024 x 768 Native Resolution

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Joe Osborne (pcmag.com)

BenQ MX501

 

A DLP projector with a 1,024 by 768 XVGA resolution, the BenQ MX501 offers a 6,000-hour lamp life and a brightness of 2,500 lumens within a filter-free design.

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Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Naaptol (naaptol.com)

Expert Review

 
Feb, 2012

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

Better than CRT TV

 

I was going to get an ACER, but the deal ended and was too expensive, so I tried this BenQ for $340.00 It gets the job done and looks alot better than my old Sony 27" CRT TV. Its also a lot bigger too.

Very bright and plenty of customization in the menu ; Two VGA inputs ; One VGA output ; S-video

no HDMI ; for some reason there is a slight prism effect when there are contrasting foreground/backgrounds. Probably because it isn't made for movies

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: mcnd96 (newegg.com)

Great Picture

 

Being an lesser known brand, I was going to pass on this, but after I started using it, I really like it.

Great quality picture and resolution for the money. Many forms of input including two VGA ports (so two computers can be physically hooked to it at once) as well as VGA passthrough, USB, component in, audio. Many custom options in the menu for...

Runs hot, but to be expected

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: (rakuten.com)

BenQ MX501 3D Ready DLP Projector

 

This is a great projector for the money. Very bright intro-level DLP with very few minor downsides for the average user. Setup was a snap, and the picture is nice bright, very clear and sharp. Colours are nicely saturated, without looking artificial,...

Product Specifications

Design

Cable lock slot: Yes
Colour of product:Black / Black, grey

Display

Built-in Display: No
Display number of colours:1.073 billion colours

Lamps

Bulb power:220
Service life of lamp:4500
Service life of lamp (economic mode):6000

Lens System

Aperture range (F-F):2.56 - 2.8
Digital Zoom:1.2 / 2
Focal length range (f-f):21 - 23.1
Offset:110 / 120
Throw ratio:1.86 - 2.04:1

Multimedia

Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1
RMS rated power:2

Networking

Ethernet LAN: No
Wi-Fi: No

Other features

Aspect Ratio:4:3 / 4:3, 16:9, 16:10
Audio input:1
Audio output:1
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Digital keystone correction:1
Dimensions (WxDxH):287 x 232 x 100
F-number (relative aperture):2.56
Interface:Y
Lens system:F=2.56 - 2.8
Menu:Y
Power supply type:AC

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC, VGA / VGA
Carrying case: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Horizontal scan range:31 - 99 / 39 - 99
Noise Level:31 / 33
Noise level (economic mode):24 / 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:48 - 120

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:2
Composite Video In:1
DVI port: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
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:1 / 1, 2 / 2 / 3

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Auto power off: Yes
Power Consumption (Standby):1
Power consumption (typical):270 / 290 / 297
Power Source:AC

Projector

Contrast ratio (typical):4000:1
Keystone correction, vertical:+/- 40 / -40 +40 / -40 - 40 / ±40
Maximum analog resolution:640 x 480
Maximum digital resolution:1600 x 1200
Number of Colours:1.073 billion colours
Projection Technology:DLP
Projector brightness:2500 / 2700
Projector native resolution:XGA (1024x768)
Screen size compatibility:609.6 - 7620
Zoom capability:Manual
Zoom ratio:1.1:1

Storage

Card reader integrated: No

Video

3D: Yes
3D-Ready: Yes
Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Full HD:No / Yes
HD-Ready: Yes
Supported graphics resolutions:1024 x 768 (XGA), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 640 x 480 (VGA) / 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 640 x 480 (VGA)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p / 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:23.2
Height :10
Package weight:3.5
Weight:2.5
Width:28.7