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Benq MS517

alaTest has collected and analyzed 319 reviews of Benq MS517. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and price. The size and image quality are also appreciated, whereas the black level and noise get less positive reviews.

usability, image quality, size, price, design

noise, black level

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Benq MS517 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Benq MS517

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Benq MS517 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the noise and image quality are on the whole positive. The design and size also get good feedback.

price, size, design, image quality, noise

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

This summary is based on the products: Benq MS517 4:3 SVGA ProjectorBenq MS517 4:3 SVGA Projector

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Benq MS517

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Benq MS517 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.com. Reviews about the size and design are on the whole positive. The price and image quality are also appreciated.

usability, image quality, price, design, size

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BenQ MS517 2800 Lumen SVGA DLP Smarteco ProjectorBenQ MS517 2800 Lumen SVGA DLP Smarteco Projector

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Tony Hoffman (pcmag.com)

BenQ MS517

 

The BenQ MS517, a budget DLP projector geared to classrooms, provides solid data image quality, and video quality suitable for short to mid-length clips.

The BenQ MS517 is a data projector geared to classrooms that provides solid image quality at low cost

Some flaws in video. Feeble audio. No carrying case

The BenQ MS517 is a solid, low-resolution budget data projector geared for classroom use. It's bright enough to stand up to a good deal of ambient light. It has decent data image quality, and its video quality is sufficient for typical classroom...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Projector reviews (projectorreviews.com)

Expert Review

 

Has a very high contrast ratio of 13000:1, Sharp image even when projecting higher than native resolutions, 3D from a Blu-Ray player via HDMI, Brightness readings were extremely close to the advertised brightness, Estimated 6000 hours of lamp life when...

For very specific applications color may need a lot of adjustment, Resolution is low so not great for spreadsheets or teaching software applications, Lamp not very accessible., Not a short throw projector so the projector needs to be pretty far back to...

Ultimately, the BenQ MS517 has its pros and cons and they are important to consider. Being a native SVGA(800×600) projector means it will be a little cheaper than other projectors on the market with higher resolutions. Its 13000:1 contrast ratio makes...

May, 2013

PROJECTOR CENTRAL - Highly Rated

Expert review by: (projectorcentral.com)

BenQ MS517 Review

 

With it's eye-catching low price, at $339 street, and 2800 lumens, the BenQ MS517 classroom/business projector delivers lots of lumens per dollar...

Expert review by: Robin Morris (pcadvisor.co.uk)

BenQ MS517 review

 

With its classroom-friendly features and pricing, the BenQ MS517 directly targets the educational sector. At only £283, you're not going to be getting high quality here, but the projector should offer just enough for basic classroom use.

The colour palette isn't accurate, and the native pixel count is too low for much computer-based use. But the attractively styled BenQ can handle light-filled rooms, and generally does a proficient job of projecting images.

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: david c. (newegg.com)

works well

 

id get it again or the 521 or whatever the newer one is

looks good. it seems 720 to me..im happy...blue ray movies in 3d rocked..

i just wish it had coaxial in. my vcr is downgrading my rca`s.

Apr, 2014

Consumer review by: sexy beefy (tigerdirect.com)

mega bang for your buck

 

Bought this as a cheap temporary replacement for my high dollar projector that no longer can get bulbs for. But was absolutely blown away by this little powerhouse. Looks like your watching a flatscreen. Vibrant colors and great light saturation. For...

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: sexy beefy, (tigerdirect.com)

mega bang for your buck

 

Bought this as a cheap temporary replacement for my high dollar projector that no longer can get bulbs for. But was absolutely blown away by this little powerhouse. Looks like your watching a flatscreen. Vibrant colors and great light saturation. For...

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: Linda (reevoo.com)

BenQ MS517

 

light weight ,small. easy to set up. overall excellent and would reccomend

cant really think of any. ask me after a year of use. at the moment though its excellent

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: Kevin (reevoo.com)

BenQ MS517

 

I didn't buy it for presentations but it is an acceptable alternative to a large TV, I tried it with an XBox, HD TV and 3D BluRay player and managed to get a 103" display on a magnolia wall. The menu allows you to adjust the image colour for the colour...

I think you you really need a proper white screen (under £40). Although it was more than adequate, HD isn't quite as good quality as the TV output (but I was using an 8M HDMI Cable). USB port doesn't allow Movie playback for which I would have given a...

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: Paul (reevoo.com)

BenQ MS517

 

A cheap 3d projector straight out the box, I have used it with PS3 and blu ray 3d player and pc, very bright and clear picture

Feb, 2013
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Product Specifications

Projector

Native Aspect Ratio:4:3
Number of Colours:1.073 billion colours
Projector native resolution:SVGA (800x600)
Supported aspect ratios:4:3