BenQ MX511 2700 Lumen XGA 3D Ready DLP Projector
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- Long Lamp Life at up to 6000 hours when used in Economy Mode
- Add 3D glasses, content and video card for an immersive real-life experience
- BenQ 3D Color Management empowers you with the freedom to fine-tune color intensity to meet your preference
- With built-in 2W speaker
- BrilliantColor Technology, delivers true-to-life images with enhanced secondary color brightness
- Native XGA (1024 x 768) resolution with support for 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p HD formats
- Wide variety of inputs, including composite/component, PC RGB, S-Video, and HDMI (v1.3)
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The MX511 makes the perfect projector choice for your everyday life, in the boardroom, the classroom, or a bit of evening entertainment in your own home. With an impressive brightness of 2700 ANSI lumens, a high contrast ratio of 3000:1, and XGA native resolution, the MX511 offers a full-screen, detailed presentation, regardless of the ambient light level.
Long Lamp Life
Keep your maintenance to a minimum. The MX511 offers normal and economic lamp modes, and the latter will give you up to 6000 hours of life, which is double the lamp life expectancy of many projector lamps.
Go 3D with DLP Link
The MX511 is equipped with 3D projection technology, for immersive 3D effects in your own home. It utilizes DLP Link 3D technology. As with many of the 3D TVs on the market, the user wears compatible active shutter 3D glasses. The difference is that DLP Link requires no emitter device to control the glasses--it sends open/close data as video, in between frames. Using the MX511 for 3D will require BenQ's 3D glasses and 3D content (delivered via playback software or compatible DVD/Blu-Ray players).
XGA Native Resolution
The MX511 features XGA native resolution, e.g., 1024 x 768, which brings you crisp and accurate images for your presentation.
High Contrast Ratio
With a high contrast ratio of 3000:1, you'll get sharp detail and a broader range of subtle color differences, which makes text sharper, cleaner, and easy to read.
2700 ANSI Lumen Brightness
This ensures great viewing for small- or medium-sized rooms, even in locations with ambient light.
The MX511 features BrilliantColor Technology, which boosts mid-tone colors to increase overall brightness, for a more life-like picture. BenQ's "3D Color Management" lets you adjust six colors (primary/secondary) for permanent installations, to allow for more accurate reproduction.
The MX511 features an HDMI input, for a convenient audio/video connection to most modern digital a/v devices. Composite, component, and other connections are also provided.
The MX511's built-in 2W speaker gives you simple mono audio solution during presentations. A stereo output is also included, for attaching stereo speakers or sending audio to a separate system.
MX511 Select Specifications
|Native Resolution:||XGA (1024 x 768)|
|Brightness:||2700 ANSI lumens|
|Lamp:||190W, 4500/6000 hours (Normal/Economic mode)|
|Contrast Ratio:||3000:1 (Full on/Full off)|
|Weight:||5.1 lbs (2.3 kg)|
|Dimensions:||10.4 x 3.9 x 8.3 inches (265 x 100 x 210 mm)|
|Image Size (Diagonal):||23" to 300"|
|Throw Ratio:||1.97-2.17 (50"@ 2m)|
|Zoom Ratio:||Manual Zoom, 1.1:1|
|Lens:||F= 2.51 to 2.69, f= 21.95 ~ 24.18 mm|
|Aspect Ratio:||4:3 Native, 16:9 Selectable|
|Video Compatibility:||NTSC, PAL, SECAM|
|HDTV Compatibility:||480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p|
|Analog RGB:||D-sub 15 pin x 2|
|HDMI:||HDMI(v1.3) x 1|
|Component Video:||D-sub 15 pin x 2 (Shared with Analog RGB connector)|
|S-Video:||Mini Din 4 pin x 1|
|Composite Video:||RCA x 1|
|Audio:||Stereo Mini Jack x 1|
|Variable Audio Out:||Stereo Mini Jack x 1|
|PC Monitor Out:||D-sub 15 pin x 1|
|Serial Connector:||RS232 (D-sub 9pin) x 1|
What's in the Box
MX511 Projector, Quick Start Guide, VGA Cable, Manual CD, Power Cord, Remote Control With Battery
3D Technology Checklist
This product is 3D-related. To help you get a great 3D experience, use our checklist below to ensure that you have everything you need. If you have any questions or want to learn more about 3D, we invite you to visit 3D 101--our center for everything 3D. To get started with 3D, please ensure that you have:
A DisplayThe first--and most important--item you'll need is a 3D-ready display--whether it be a 3D HDTV, 3D projector, or 3D computer monitor. These displays usually have a higher processing power than older models as they need to display one image for each eye to create a 3D effect.
A SourceWhile your display is ready for 3D playback, you still need a device to read 3D content (i.e., a movie or a show). This source can be a cable box with a subscription to a 3D channel, a 3D Blu-ray Disc player, or a PlayStation 3.
ContentIn order to watch 3D, you will need to get some 3D content. This 3D content will come from the source mentioned above in the form of a 3D program, movie, or game. Please ensure that your 3D movies are in the Blu-ray 3D format, as this new format will provide the best 3D experience.
3D GlassesAll 3D HDTVs on the market require Active Shutter glasses to create the 3D effect. You will need to buy one pair of glasses for each viewer. Also make sure that the Active Shutter glasses you buy are compatible with your display--for example, buy the glasses from the same brand as your 3D HDTV.
HDMI CableTo connect your source (such as a 3D Blu-ray Disc player) to your display, you'll need a hgh-speed HDMI cable. Cables with this designation--with bandwidth speeds up to 10.2 Gbps (gigabits per second)--will be able to carry the 3D signal without any loss of quality.
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Top Customer Reviews
DVD quality was excellent as well. I played a few games of Black Ops standing up, and found myself trying to look around corners and up over things. For the price and with 3d ability(which i cannot comment on yet), i could not be happier. Colors are really good with a # of preset and configurable settings via the small remote. Audio is obviously not going to knock your socks off, as i haven't run it through the amp yet, but it is still more than acceptable. Kicks my upstairs HD toshiba picture actually. Great deal and no real compromise for an excellent viewing experience for those not 'needing' it to be the absolute best there is out there.
I am including the guide on how to run 3D from your computer onto this projector below. but first pros and cons.
I bought it for 350 from staples canada (toronto)
Great picture quality
Great color reproduction
All the standard features + hdmi
Loud fan (according to my standards, others may think its alright)
very poor instructions in the 3D department from Benq, and thats where they lost the point.
How to run 3D on this projector.
1- Buy the glasses. (I got "Sintron" 3D glasses from ebay, they work very well)
2- secure a VGA cable. (HDMI will not work, dont waste your time)
3- download the "stereoscopic player" from 3dtv.at (dont buy it yet, just download free first try and see if 3d works for you)
4- connect the projector via VGA and go to display properties -> advanced, set the resolution to the highest resolution possible at 120Hz. its important to set it at 120 HZ (may also work at 100HZ but 120 is better)
5- Press the menu button on projector's remote, you will see that the 3D is now available, select 3D and turn it on.
6- open your stereoscopic player and go to File -> settings -> playback options. in "Viewing method" pick "Software pageflipping" in "glasses control" pick "DLP 3D Ready Encoding". under Preferred viewing methods Stereoscopic pick "Software pageflipping".
7- hit ok.
8- now play your SBS movie and it should be throwing 3D on the wall.
P.S: if you didnt turn on your 3D glasses. smack your self :) .
I hope this helps
Dec 9th 2011 update. samsung blu ray system works . had a bad 45 foot hdmi cable
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent product fulfilled my expectations, I hope to buy another time with youPublished 19 months ago by Herbus61
Excellent product. Have not required cleaning since I purchased it and is not overheating.Published 20 months ago by Aleen Diaz
This is our only means of watching video as we have no TV. The picture is very good on our 5' screen.Published on January 31, 2014 by John Listorti
great price and so easy to set up, would like the sound to b higher volume but with other sound works well,Published on December 10, 2013 by albertdaula
people say u need an expensive projector to play xbox games but i bought this for about 450 and its been great. no lag on any of my xbox360 games. Read morePublished on January 20, 2013 by Jake G
product came in on time started up flawlessly! then it wouldn't come back on at all even waited a day to turn it on.. Read morePublished on July 30, 2012 by Alika B.
Bought a factory refurbished MX511 about 2 weeks ago. It is very bright and works well even in a moderately lit room. I use it mostly for Xbox 360 and it looks great. Read morePublished on July 11, 2012 by Jason
I say best bang for the buck but that it a little unfair as I have never owned a projector before nor have I compared this side by side to any other projector. Read morePublished on May 8, 2012 by Greg
This is very good projector, great value for money. No issues so far have used it for a month. Product arrived on time well packaged and as expected. Read morePublished on April 14, 2012 by Guru