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Benq MX511

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 reviews of Benq MX511. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. People really like the size and usability. The image quality and price are also appreciated, but many are less positive about the reliability and noise.

price, image quality, usability, size

noise, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Benq MX511 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of Benq MX511 from 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 Views about the size and usability are on the whole positive. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the noise, while there are some critical opinions about the reliability.

price, image quality, usability, size


97% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BenQ MX511 DLP 3D Ready Black XGA ProjectorBenQ MX511 DLP 3D Ready Black XGA Projector

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: mccamjam, (

Great product... Not as bright as my 2200 lumen


it has a great picture... but not as bright with lights on and window shade open as my 2200 Lumen non-HD projector. Overall VERY happy.

May, 2012

Consumer review by: N/A (

benq mx511


This projector has been advertised as a conference room projector and not a home theater projector, however I find the picture quality to very good for movies. I have it hooked up to my PS3 with hdmi and it looks great. I also have it hooked up to an...

brightness, resolution using hdmi

none, fans are slightly loud but not noisy or bothersome

May, 2012

Consumer review by: Cookie (

Good price, great product.


Easy install and nice picture. Purchased as a replacement to an older model. Much brighter, great resolution, and at the price, the extra features are a plus.

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: DFROMFOLSOM (

Awesome Projector!


Really pleased with this product. Image is super clear. Easy to use and just works great. Get it - You will not be disappointed!!

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: Vincent WW (

Excellent value for money


Bought this projector with an AccuScreen and am more than happy with it. Works great; excellent picture; use it for business presentations and haven't had any problems. Will try it for home theatre next.

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: Mac (



All I can say is this projector is awesome.I'm so glad I purchase this one.Thanks

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: jem141 (

Best Deal for money


I bought this projector as a replacement for my Toshiba TDP-S8. It is my living room novelty. I am very impressed with it. I was looking for something with a similar throw ratio, but better specs. This projector has a great resolution (auto ratio - so...

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: (

BenQ MX511 DLP Projector


BenQ MX511 is 3D ready but it does not support HD source for 3D. You can see 3D only using composite (yellow) or s-video cable (advised by BenQ tech support). To see HD 3D you need HDMI 1.4 input and this projector only support HDMI 1.3 input. I hooked...

Product Specifications


Ceiling mountable: Yes
Color of product:Black

Energy Management

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):250 / 260


Bulb power:190
Service life of lamp:4500 / 6000
Service life of lamp (economic mode):4500 / 6000

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2
Focal length range (f-f):0.864 - 0.949 / 0.864 - 0.952
Throw ratio:1.97 - 2.17:1


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


Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No

Other Features

Aspect Ratio:16:9 / 4:3, 16:9
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Dimensions (WxDxH):10.4 x 3.94 x 8.27 / 10.4 x 8.27 x 3.94 / 3.94 x 8.27 x 10.4
Lens focal range:2.51 - 2.69
Power LED: Yes
Power Requirements:100 - 240V, 50/60 Hz
Power supply type:AC
Resolution:1600 x 1200
Weight (imperial):5.1
Wireless technologies:Wired

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC, VGA
Handheld remote control: Yes


Display scan frequency (horizontal):31 - 82 / 31 - 90
Horizontal scan range:31 - 82 / 31 - 90
Noise Level:27
Vertical scan range:48 - 85 / 50 - 120

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
DVI port: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
RS-232 port:1
RS-232 ports:1
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
Serial interface type:RS-232
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1 / 2 / 3, 2


AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):250 / 260


Contrast ratio (typical):3000:1
Keystone correction, vertical:± 40 / ±40
Number of colors:16.78 million colors
Projection technology:DLP
Projector brightness:2500 / 2700
Projector native resolution:XGA (1024x768)
Screen size compatibility:23 - 300 / 23"/300"
Zoom capability:Manual
Zoom ratio:1.1:1


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

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:4.96 / 5.07