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BenQ MX518 2800 Lumen XGA DLP Smarteco Projector review

Featuring a brightness of 2800 ANSI lumens, a high contrast ratio of 13000:1 and a XGA resolution, the cost-effective and eco-friendly MX518 offers a stunning full-screen presentation with the finest details regardless of the ambient light level.

As the first DLP brand to incorporate Philips’ ImageCare technology into its projector lamp system, BenQ has taken a further leap, developing its own SmartEco Technology to perfect what DLP can do for energy saving in the 21st century classroom. Built with this brand new invention, the MX518 brings together uncompromised brightness, exquisite picture quality and optimized lamp life through innovative features.

The Eco Blank mode allows teachers to blank the projection screen whenever they need to direct their students’ focus back on them–or simply when the projector is not in use. When activated, this special feature dims the lamp power automatically, lowering the total power consumption by up to 70%.

The Smart Eco mode is designed to use only the exact amount of lamp power a projector needs to deliver the best contrast performance. With this feature, schools get to provide students and teachers uncompromised projection quality and reduce the total cost of ownership by extending the lamp life and lowering power consumption.

There will be times when a projector is turned on without a display source, such as a classroom PC or notebook. To avoid a projector from running with full lamp power, BenQ created the No Source Detected Mode to lower the projector lamp brightness to 30% after the projector has remained unconnected to a display source for more than three minutes.

When inactive, the MX518 keeps power consumption to a minimum with 0.5W standby power, achieving what was once a challenge for ealier projector models. This technological advancement in energy saving certainly helps extend the projector lamp life and lower energy costs.

Designed to maximize your audiovisual enjoyment, the MX518 brings to you unlimited 3D entertainment via HDMI. The 3D formats supported are 3D field-sequentials, 3D frame-packing, 3D top-and-bottom and 3D side-by-side.

Display subtitles in video content without the need for an external closed-captioning device with the MX518. It’s perfect for viewing in educational settings such as language classes where a transcript of onscreen dialog is desirable.

To enable easy access for everyone, the I/O ports are clearly printed on the projector housing so users can find the port they need straight away. No squinting your eyes or bending over for a closer look.

The Instant Restart feature gives teachers a 90-second window period to turn the projector back on immediately when it has been switched off by accident–no waiting necessary.

Cooling time itself has been reduced by over 60%, saving your time and minimizing the risk of heat damage to sensitive internal components.

To make your teaching job easier, BenQ has added the teaching template function to the MX518. Now, with four different line pattern designs to choose from–Letter Formation, Musical Staff, Worksheet and Coordinate Chart, you can easily write or draw on whiteboards as well as blackboards without the need of drawing lines or charts. Read more..

BenQ MX518 2800 Lumen XGA DLP Smarteco Projector specs:

  • Screen Size compatibility: 37 – 300
  • 3D Compatiblity

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