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BenQ MX520 - DLP projector

Mfg Part #: MX520

BenQ MX520 - DLP projector
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Still looking for the perfect projector for your school? Featuring 3000 ANSI lumen brightness, an ultra-high contrast ratio of 13000:1, XGA resolution, support for various 3D formats and up to 6500 hours long lamp life, the MX520 makes a cost-effective and environmentally-friendly choice for any classroom.

World-leading SmartEco technology
Offering lower TCO and Optimized projection through dynamic power saving uncompromised brightness, exquisite picture quality and optimized lamp life - BenQ's SmartEco technology has perfected what a DLP projector can do for a 21st century classroom. With this special innovation, schools are able to save up to 70% of lamp power consumption and lower maintenance costs through dynamic power saving features while bringing an ultra-vivid learning experience into every lesson.

Smart eco mode
The smarteco mode, which cleverly adjusts the lamp power to maximize power saving by delivering the best contrast and brightness performance using only as much light as needed.

Eco blank mode
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 70%.

No source detected mode
The automatic switch to eco blank mode after the projector is turned on for over three minutes without a display source, eliminating unnecessary energy waste and prolonging the life of the projector lamp.

0.5 W in standby mode
When inactive, the MX520 keeps power consumption to a minimum with less than 0.5 W standby power, achieving what was once a challenge for earlier projector models. This technological advancement in energy saving certainly helps extend the projector lamp life and lower energy costs.

Long lamp life
The MX520 offers long lamp life, which is twice the lamp life expectancy of an average projector lamp. This helps lower the number of lamp changes and keep maintenance to a minimum.

Filter-free design for lowered maintenance and operating costs
Featuring a filter-free design, the MX520 requires no filter cleaning or filter replacements, which virtually reduce the labor cost as well as the budget for filter maintenance.

Supports various 3D formats
BenQ education projectors are standard-equipped with DLP Link-supported 3D projection to offer students the same amazing 3D effects seen in 3D movies. The 3D formats supported by the MX520 are 3D field-sequential, 3D frame packing, 3D top-and-bottom and 3D side-by-side. Furthermore, this incredible projector can be connected to a Blu-ray DVD player for even more stunning visual quality.

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

Auto power off
The auto power off feature allows the projector to turn off automatically if no input signal is detected after a set period of time so no power is wasted.

Signal power on
The Signal power on feature turns on your projector automatically once input signal is detected for added convenience.

Direct power on
This convenient feature turns on the projector whenever it is connected to a power source, saving teachers time and hassle.

Instant restart
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.

ecoFACTS label
ecoFACTS can tell you how eco-friendly BenQ products are! Development of eco-friendly products, BenQ doesn't just want to comply with green regulations passively, but also to actively develop eco-friendly products! ecoFACTS declares BenQ's greatest efforts on the replacement of hazardous substances, material selection, packaging design, energy-saving design and other aspects of the products.

In The Box
  • BenQ MX520
  • Lens cover
  • VGA cable

General Specifications

Manufacturer Part #MX520
Manufacturer UPC #0840046024895
Cost Central Item #11809444
Product DescriptionBenQ MX520 - DLP projector - 3D - 3000 ANSI lumens - 1024 x 768 - 4:3
Device TypeDLP projector
3D CapableYes ( 3D glasses sold separately )
Built-in DevicesSpeaker
Brightness3000 ANSI lumens
Contrast Ratio13000:1
ResolutionXGA (1024 x 768)
Native Aspect Ratio4:3
Color Support1.07 billion colors
Lamp Type210 Watt
Lamp Life Cycle4500 hour(s) / 6500 hour(s) (economic mode)
Video InputRGB, S-Video, composite video ( NTSC, SECAM, PAL )
Video Modes480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 480i, 576i, 576p
SpeakersSpeaker(s) - integrated
PowerAC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
Power Consumption Operational293 Watt
Approximate Dimensions (WxDxH)11.3 in x 9.2 in x 4.5 in
Approximate Weight5.3 lbs

Extended Specifications

Device TypeDLP projector
3D CapableYes ( 3D glasses sold separately )
Built-in DevicesSpeaker
Brightness3000 ANSI lumens
Contrast Ratio13000:1
Image Size40 in - 300 in
Throw Ratio1.86 - 2.04:1
ResolutionXGA - XGA (1024 x 768) (native) / 1600 x 1200 (resized)
Native Aspect Ratio4:3
Color Support1.07 billion colors
Max Sync Rate (V x H)120 Hz x 102 kHz
Lamp Type210 Watt
Lamp Life Cycle4500 hour(s) / 6500 hour(s) (economic mode)
Controls & AdjustmentsKeystone correction
OSD LanguagesDanish, Hindi, Hungarian, Czech, Croatian, Indonesian, Thai, Chinese (traditional), Chinese (simplified), English, German, French, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Polish, Finnish, Swedish, Russian, Spanish, Dutch, Greek, Turkish, Arabic, Bulgarian, Romanian, Japanese, Korean
FeaturessRGB color profile, instant shutdown, 3D Color Management, Quick Cooling, Direct Power On, ecoFACTS, SmartEco Technology, Auto Power Off, Eco Blank
Lens ApertureF/2.56-2.8
Zoom Factor1.1x
Keystone Correction DirectionVertical
Vertical Keystone Correction-40 / +40
Video Input
Analog Video SignalRGB, S-Video, composite video
Video InterfacesVGA, composite video, S-Video
Video Modes480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 480i, 576i, 576p
Sound Output ModeMono
Output Power / Channel2 Watt
Speaker(s)1 x mixed channel
Expansion / Connectivity
Interfaces2 x component video / RGB input - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15)
1 x VGA output - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15)
1 x composite video input - RCA
1 x S-video input - 4 pin mini-DIN
1 x audio line-in - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm
1 x audio line-out - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm
1 x HDMI input - 19 pin HDMI Type A
1 x USB - mini-USB Type B
1 x serial RS-232 - 9 pin D-Sub (DB-9) ( management )
1 x audio line-in - RCA phono x 2
Included AccessoriesLens cover
Cables Included1 x VGA cable
Power DeviceInternal
Nominal VoltageAC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
Power Consumption Operational293 Watt
Dimensions & Weight
Approximate Width11.3 in
Approximate Depth9.2 in
Approximate Height4.5 in
Approximate Weight5.3 lbs
Environmental Parameters
Sound Emission33 dB
Sound Emission (Economic Mode)28 dB

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