• BenQ MS517
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  • Test pattern generator, Monitor can connect through projector
  • Has a very high contrast ratio of 13000:1, Sharp image even when projecting higher than native resolutions, 3D from a BluRay player via HDMI, Brightness readings were extremely close to the advertised brightness, Estimated 6000 hours of lamp life when run
  • The BenQ MS517 is a data projector geared to classrooms that provides solid image quality at low cost.


  • 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 ac
  • Some flaws in video. Feeble audio. No carrying case

Expert reviews and ratings

By GadgetReview on 91

At $339, the BenQ's MS517 SmartEco Projector is a capable front projection system that is well...

By Projectors at Projector Reviews on -

The BenQ MS517 is a DLP projector that produces a manufacturer rated 2800 lumens in its brightest mode. It is competitively priced with a MSRP of $409.00. Street prices show it at around $349.00. The MS517 has a very high contrast ratio of 13000:1....

By PC Advisor on 70

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. See:...

By ProjectorCentral on 86

the MS517 projector is very much in the running if you need a low-cost projector for a conference room or classroom, a brighter alternative to 500-lumen LED projectors for portable use, or an inexpensive option for home use....

By itreviews.com on 60

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

By PC Mag on 70

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