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Benq MS517

alaTest has collected and analyzed 147 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design and reliability. The price and image quality also get good comments. Some have doubts about the noise, and there are some mixed reviews about the size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Benq MS517 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Benq MS517

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 6 user reviews of Benq MS517 from Amazon.co.uk. 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.co.uk.

price, size, 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 Projector Benq MS517 4:3 SVGA Projector

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Amazon.com review summary for Benq MS517

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 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 4.1/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.com.

usability, image quality, price, noise

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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

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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...

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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...

PROJECTOR CENTRAL - Highly Rated

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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using it for Bible studies, power point and videos

 

Picture was great was presently surprised by the crispness of the picture. Especially at this price!!! The unit is light and easy to carry, with lots of inputs, the on board speakers are a joke, just loud enough to let you know you audio out is...

The Price, and lots of inputs

no real Instructional booklet, and no real sound. need external speakers with this unit

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Very excellent

 

I love my product, I would say to get a better speaker outsource other than that everything is great. I was surprised to learn this product does not come with a warranty which I feel best buy should let their customers know before check out.This...

everything

Best buy doesn't provide a warranty

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Good product

 

This is a really easy to use projector. My 9 year old uses it all the time with ease. Have hooked up to both laptop and blueray with Jambox speakers for sound.This product has... Easy to use remote control, Great image quality, Easy setupAbout me......

Price, ease of set up

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Easy to use

 

Good piece equipment. ..especially since most other models costs about $300 more.This product has... Great image qualityAbout me... Casual TV show watcher

Good definition

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