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Benq MS517

alaTest has collected and analyzed 328 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 products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and price. The size and image quality also get good comments, whereas the black level and noise get less positive reviews.

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

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Consumer review (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 products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the noise and image quality. The design and size also get good comments.

price, size, design, image quality, noise

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

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (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 products in the same category on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the size and design. The price and image quality also get good feedback.

usability, image quality, price, design, size

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

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Tony Hoffman (pcmag.com)

BenQ MS517

 

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

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 NEC NP-VE281 has louder audio than either the MS517 or the Epson EX3212. It has very good data image quality; like the BenQ, its video quality suffers somewhat from the rainbow effect. The ViewSonic PJD5134 ($410 list, 3.5 stars) has typical data...

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

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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...

Expert review by : Robin Morris (techadvisor.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 (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 (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 (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 (reevoo.com)

BENQ MS517

 

great value for money, no issues setting this up and the 3D with PS3 worked great (I purchased active shutter glasses separately)

the native resolution of 800 x 600 isn't the best for viewing movies or playing playstation 3

Jul, 2013

Consumer review (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 (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
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