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BenQ MP510 DLP Projector £199.99

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9y, 1m agoFound 9 years, 1 month ago
Ok it's not going to be the best but for less than £200 it's cheap!
You could stay home with the lad's on saturday and between you save the £200 you would spend in the pub!

Want to watch a movie or deliver a presentation in grand style? Without spending a bundle? If so, then the BenQ MP510 digital projector is just the ticket. For fun or for work, it's got the elegant design, excellent performance, and handy features that'll make it a hit. The stylishly designed MP510 will look great in your living room, or in a client's meeting room. And at an incredibly low 22dB, MP510 is the quietest projector in the market.

Built for solid performance with a 1500-lumen lamp and 2000:1 contrast ratio, the MP510 adds wall colour correction so you and your audience can enjoy picture quality that's easy on the eyes even when a projector screen is not available. The MP510 gives you advanced features like auto-off, seven picture modes, and even a presentation timer. What's more, they're easy to access, and get out of the way so you can enjoy a movie or concentrate on your presentation.
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#1
Here is the link to the BenQ website for more info.

http://benq.com/products/Projector/?product=981&page=features
#2
Will it work with the Wii?
#3
when it says 1500 Lum it means it will have aprox 1000 Lum which is not bright enough for day time. but we are moving towards longer nights and in that case it will be good. what else you will get for £200. people are selling game projector for more than that on fleabay.
#4
Native Resolution SVGA (800 x 600)
Projection System DLP® by Texas Instruments
Brightness 1500 ANSI Lumens
Lamp 160W, 2000/3000hours (Normal/Economic mode)
Contrast Ratio 2000:1
Weight 2.6 kg (5.7 lbs)
Noise Level 26/22 dB (normal / economic mode)
Resolution Support 640 x 480 to 1280 x 1024
Dimensions 10.9x 3.74 x 8.19inches (277 x 95 x 208 mm)
Image Size 30" to 200"
Throw Ratio 50"@2m (55"@6.6 feet)
Throw Distance Min:1.00m; Max:8.00m
Lens F=2.57 (Fixed)
Display Color Full 16.7 million color palette
Aspect Ratio 4:3/16:9 screen selectable
Horizontal Frequency 31 ~ 82 KHz
Vertical Scan Rate 48 ~ 85Hz
Projection Position Front/Rear, Table/Ceiling
Input Terminals Analog RGB: D-sub 15 pin x 1 Component Video: D-sub 15 pin (Shared with Analog RGB connector) S-Video: Mini Din 4 pin x 1 Composite Video: RCA x 1
Video Compatibility NTSC/PAL/SECAM
Auto Switching Power Supply 100 to 240 V AC, 50 to 60 Hz
#5
ryohazuki1983
Will it work with the Wii?


it will as it has got plenty of input types
#6
i'm looking for a cheapish projector for gaming, I looked on ebay and they had some "game projectors" but the lumens were 80-120 or something silly and resolution was weird, something like 960 X 234.
#7
ryohazuki1983
^True, i'm looking for a cheapish projector for gaming, I looked on ebay and they had some "game projectors" but the lumens were 80-120 or something silly and resolution was weird, something like 960 X 234.


they are c**p.
#8
Only 800x600 and limited connections but can't really turn your nose up at that price. It would cost me more than that to buy a bulb!
The short throw distance will be a bonus for a lot of people.

I love my projector :)
#9
Resolution Support 640 x 480 to 1280 x 1024

So is this HD ready or HD compatible? :thinking:
#10
MBeeching
Only 800x600 and limited connections but can't really turn your nose up at that price. It would cost me more than that to buy a bulb!
The short throw distance will be a bonus for a lot of people.

I love my projector :)


reckon the wii/games consoles would look ok on it though?
#11
This is excellent for the price, I paid about £300 for a similar specced one earlier this year.

Goodman, I don't understand the thinking behind 1500 lumens = 1000 lumes, would you mind explaining that one?

Older consoles (including Wii) look fine on this sort of resolution, only HD sources might lose a bit of detail. Anything above the native resolution is compressed, so while it can accept higher resolutions, it does a bit of 'guesswork' to display the same image on the smaller resolution.
#12
Voted HOT for the price but there are caveats to a cheap projector ;).

ryohazuki1983
Will it work with the Wii?


Yes (it has Component inputs so the Wii would be fine).

If I recall correctly it also supports 480p, 720p, 1080i over component with internal downscaling to fit the panel. I seem to remember it was not that great quality wise. Also, keystone correction was poor (the ability to compensate to get a solid rectangle picture in simple terms)

That said, this is an old style 4:3 800*600 DLP (5 segment mind you so colours are not bad) and is not going to be that special when used with a decent high def. source (or even the 480p source from the Wii). It takes another quality hit if you feed it a 16:9 source as the top/bottom of the panel is unused.

At £200 mind you it's a steal, especially if you just want a big screen for the football or the odd console game or even watching TV in the garden in the summer evenings (yes, I have friends who do just that (nutters)).

If your looking for a projector for movies/PC use or as part of a home cinema/games room then I would save a little more and plump for something higher up the tree :).
#13
djwillis
Voted HOT for the price but there are caveats to a cheap projector ;).



Yes (it has Component inputs so the Wii would be fine).

If I recall correctly it also supports 480p, 720p, 1080i over component with internal downscaling to fit the panel. I seem to remember it was not that great quality wise. Also, keystone correction was poor (the ability to compensate to get a solid rectangle picture in simple terms)

That said, this is an old style 4:3 800*600 DLP (5 segment mind you so colours are not bad) and is not going to be that special when used with a decent high def. source (or even the 480p source from the Wii). It takes another quality hit if you feed it a 16:9 source as the top/bottom of the panel is unused.

At £200 mind you it's a steal, especially if you just want a big screen for the football or the odd console game or even watching TV in the garden in the summer evenings (yes, I have friends who do just that (nutters)).

If your looking for a projector for movies/PC use or as part of a home cinema/games room then I would save a little more and plump for something higher up the tree :).



Thanks, might have to get this!
#14
Monkey nuts 2
Resolution Support 640 x 480 to 1280 x 1024

So is this HD ready or HD compatible? :thinking:

Sort of. But, not really.
The industry standard of 'HD Ready' is a minimum of 720 lines of vertical resolution. So, whilst it will handle 1280x1024 (definately HD), it's native resolution is 800x600 (600 being the vertical) - which falls slightly short.

Of course, 600 vertical lines is more than adequate for freeview/non-HD broadcast telly, and DVD/etc - which are all 400-600(ish) vertical lines.

NB: Try and take into account how much a replacement bulb/assembly will cost. However, you shouldn't need to replace this (under normal usage) for some time. Others may be able to advise on that.
#15
If anyone goes for this, could they post pics of it in action?

I would love a projector, but have no way of seeing how they perform these days.
#16
This projector will support input up to 1366x768 and down scale. It does not however know how to cope with 1920x1080.
#17
http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?Sku=137165&sourceid=6142

whould this projector be better for showing movies in the backyard. Although i see this is only 1000 lumens does that mean it worse than the one in this thread?
#18
ryohazuki1983
i'm looking for a cheapish projector for gaming, I looked on ebay and they had some "game projectors" but the lumens were 80-120 or something silly and resolution was weird, something like 960 X 234.



Just avoid. Your better off buying an old CRT. You will get what you pay for when it comes to AV Equipment. However, BenQ projectors have always done a reasonable job for me in the past so I wouldnt have any objection in using them again in the future.

Edit. When I say avoid, I am refering to the cheap 80-120 lumens ones on ebay. This is a good entry projector for home use. Also, spend a good 100 quid on some very heavy curtains to get your lounge as dark as possible to get the most out of this piece of kit.
#19
My Benq is superb and the light it gives off hurts my eyes! Its just like being in the cinema!

One word of warning! Some people are susceptable to Rainbow effects with DLP. I don't but i know some of my friends cant look at my projector for long without getting a headache!

This is due to a colour wheel that rotates in front of the mirrors. A 2x speed colour wheel which i think this has is quite slow so the rainbow effect will be more visible. If you quickly shake ur hand in front of the screen u can see this effect (looks like ur on drugs!). Some people can see this all the time!
#20
If you connect it to your computer you can downscale the image and play 1080p no probs as it will just show at the resolution you define the screen to
#21
be aware of the replacement lamp costs and that the lifetime is around 2000 hours! another lamp is easily over £100.
#22
I have gone for this, it would be used sporadically, if i wanted to watch a DVD or something, ill report my thoughts once its here.
#23
yazooo
be aware of the replacement lamp costs and that the lifetime is around 2000 hours! another lamp is easily over £100.


£158.25
exc VAT

http://www.lamphouse.co.uk/Lamp3.asp?ID=16311

:whistling:

Good deal though, it's a shame bulbs are so expensive!
#24
This is due to a colour wheel that rotates in front of the mirrors. A 2x speed colour wheel which i think this has is quite slow so the rainbow effect will be more visible. If you quickly shake ur hand in front of the screen u can see this effect (looks like ur on drugs!). Some people can see this all the time![/QUOTE]


I used to get this but after a while is stopped (or maybe the drugs wore off)
#25
Expensive!?!?!??! These are some of the cheapest bulbs you can get for projectors!!!! £158 is a bargain!!!! Some bulbs for projectors can be over £400!!!!!!

If your thinking £158 for a new bulb is expensive you shudnt be buying a projector! You should instead be getting LCD or Plasma screen! There are many things to be aware of when buying a projector and if you dont do your research you may be surprised with what you end up with!
#26
To be honest, in 2000 hours time (which is 2 hours a day for 3 years approx), you'll be wanting to buy the latest 10,000 by 10,000 resolution projector with a million lumens for £158.26 exc vat. :)
#27
You can get used to DLP but it can also work the other way round! You can start off not noticing it then suddenly start noticing it! I think some people think its a psychological thing! If you don't try to see the rainbow effects you wont hav the problem. Not sure bout that but thats the biggest decider between LCD projector and DLP projector tbh apart from the fact that DLP usually yields much much higher contrast ratios!
#28
madnis7
http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?Sku=137165&sourceid=6142

whould this projector be better for showing movies in the backyard. Although i see this is only 1000 lumens does that mean it worse than the one in this thread?


To be honest at the low end of the PJ market there are only 2 alternatives - Infocus IN72 (approx £500) and the BenQ W100 (approx £350). Having owned the W100 I can vouch for it being a superb bit of kit - quiet, excellent colour and setup and plenty of inputs. Sure it's SD not HD but fed with a HD source it does look much better than when fed with a SD source. Even the 360 look pretty good. For a cheap 1st PJ I highly recommend it.

As far as this one goes, it is really a SD data projector but for the price it is also a good entry to PJs. BenQs are good projectors with DLPs nice filmic quality, if you cdon't get rainbows (I did but they faded now). You can still get alot of enjoyment out of it and I'd wager a HD input would still look pretty crisp and better than SD. Sure it projects at 4:3 and you'd lose a fair bit when showing 2.35:1 films but you still lose some with 16:9 PJs at that ratio anyway.
#29
wjohnson12321
You can get used to DLP but it can also work the other way round! You can start off not noticing it then suddenly start noticing it! I think some people think its a psychological thing! If you don't try to see the rainbow effects you wont hav the problem. Not sure bout that but thats the biggest decider between LCD projector and DLP projector tbh apart from the fact that DLP usually yields much much higher contrast ratios!


Also - LCD is sharper but can show 'chicken wire' effect (the grid that the pixels are laid out on) at anything less than the 2.5x the image width distance recommendation. DLP however is still pretty sharp (or at least my er, Sharp, is um, sharp) but softer than LCD. It does have a more 'cinematic' quality to it - more like a cinema image than a large projected monitor image. LCD also has a higher rate of panels failing and dust issues - DLP's innards are sealed so that isn't an issue. Allegedly at the 1000hrs mark LCD images begin to fade and DLPs won't fade at all ever. I can't confirm this but Texas Instruments have it as part of their sales boast.
#30
Can anyone tell me if this is better than the BenQ mp620p?
(Im not very techy):roll:

heres a link:
BenQ Mp620p

Thanks
#31
amzmalhotra
Can anyone tell me if this is better than the BenQ mp620p?
(Im not very techy):roll:

heres a link:
BenQ Mp620p

Thanks


MP620p is better (1024x768 resolution). But it all deppends in what you going to watch. Let's put it this way. DVD is 800x600. Do you watch high def every single day ? Do you expect to be watching much high def for the next couple of years? If your answer is no then this projector is more than enough for you
#32
thanks testlab
#33
gunark
To be honest at the low end of the PJ market there are only 2 alternatives - Infocus IN72 (approx £500) and the BenQ W100 (approx £350). Having owned the W100 I can vouch for it being a superb bit of kit - quiet, excellent colour and setup and plenty of inputs. Sure it's SD not HD but fed with a HD source it does look much better than when fed with a SD source. Even the 360 look pretty good. For a cheap 1st PJ I highly recommend it.



Agree about the W100. I picked up a 2nd hand one 3 months ago for £270 (90 hours lamp use) and it is absolutely fantastic.
#34
Im looking for a w100 - does anyone know a purveyor of such an item, that has it in stock, and isnt chrging the earth

thanks
#35
Hello everyone,I have just been emailed and mines has been posted .This is my first Projector does anyone have any good Photos of how the picture looks on a screen ,I dont know what to expect.Please post photos of your actual screen .

Cheers.
#36
looks like quite good specs - and a good brand - be aware though it has a fixed lens (other dearer models have an adjustable zoom lens)

a fixed lens means you will have to move the projector back and forward to get the image to fill the screen.

with a zoom lens you can leave the pj in a fixed location (ie ceiling mount or on a shelf) - then adjust the image size to fill the screen with the zoom

hope this makes sense!
#38
moggith
be aware though it has a fixed lens


Thanks for this moggith, hadn't noticed.
#39
moggith
looks like quite good specs - and a good brand - be aware though it has a fixed lens (other dearer models have an adjustable zoom lens)

a fixed lens means you will have to move the projector back and forward to get the image to fill the screen.

with a zoom lens you can leave the pj in a fixed location (ie ceiling mount or on a shelf) - then adjust the image size to fill the screen with the zoom

hope this makes sense!


I was planning on getting one of these for my bedside table and projecting it on the wall a foot away from the end of my bed (around 2.5metres away)

What size would the screen be then ish?

Also would i be able to focus the image from there or is that also adjusted by moving the projector closer or further away from the wall?

Also there will be a slight angle on the image since the bedside table is at the corner of my double bed. Can I adjust this too or will i have to mount it parallel to the wall?

gracias for any help!!!
#40
the pj would have to be square to the wall that you want to beam on, otherwise you will get a trapezoid shaped image,

the is adjustment up and down with something called keystone correction, this pulls the image sqaure if the pj is angles slightly up or down to the image - normally correction is around 15%

there is no left of right shift - the pj must be square to the wall

have a look at this site - its a goldmine of useful info, and has a projection calculator to work out the answers you need ( i think)
http://www.projectorcentral.com/projection-calculator-pro.cfm

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