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BenQ MW821ST DLP Digital Projector

B&H # BEMW821ST Mfr # MW821ST
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You Pay: $799.00
Product Highlights
  • Native WXGA (1280 x 800)
  • 3,000 Lumens, 13,000:1 Contrast Ratio
  • Supports 50-300" Screen Sizes
  • Short Throw Ratio
  • LAN Control with Crestron and PJ-Link
  • Up to 6,500 Hour Lamp Life
  • HDMI, LAN, USB D-Sub Terminals
  • 10W Speaker
  • 1080i/p, 720p, 576i/p, 480i/p HDTV Ready
  • Keystone Correction, 3D Ready

The MW821ST DLP Digital Projector by BenQ delivers crisp, brilliant images thanks to a 13,000:1 contrast ratio, 3,000 lumens of brightness and its ability to render 1.07 billion colors. The native WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution light engine can project images onto screen sizes from 30-300" with a 0.49 ultra short-throw ratio that maximizes room space in cramped quarters. The native 16:10 aspect ratio supports up to five other width x height ratios. And let's not forget that in addition to traditional 2D display, the MW821ST supports 3D content via compatible computers.

The MW821ST employs several energy saving modes. In Normal Mode the MW821ST uses 300W of power but switching to SmartEco Mode can reduce the total power consumption by almost 70% while boosting the contrast to maintain rich detail within the limits of the fan's quieter, reduced activity. Additionally, when no source is detected for a user-adjustable period, the projector goes directly into Eco Blank mode to save energy.

For IT administrators, there's LAN control with PJ Link (a commonly used protocol to operate, maintain and control multiple projectors from a centralized workstation) and Crestron RoomView, another commonly used interface. The projector has numerous inputs and outputs to provide more flexibility when connecting the projector to sound systems, monitors and even other PCs. VGA in and out, HDMI, Component, S-Video and Composite video are all onboard, as well as USB, LAN and RS-232 connectors.

With a 10W internal mono speaker and RCA inputs for external sound systems, the MW821ST can be heard in small rooms or broadcast through an auditorium with optional audio equipment. The low fan noise (32dB in Normal Mode) ensures that the projector won't interrupt important presentations or programming in the classroom, boardroom or elsewhere.

Power Saving SmartEco Mode
The SmartEco technology offers saves lamp power up to 70% depending on the content brightness level by lowering the power output, resulting in the side-benefit of increased lamp life
ECO Blank
By pressing the ECO Blank button hides the image and immediately lowers output to 70% of Normal Mode
Low Draw Standby Mode
The projector consumes less than 0.5W in Standby Mode
Filter Free
Filter free design to lower maintenance and operating costs
Network Control
The RJ-45 connector for wired network control allows management of projector status from a computer using a web browser
Crestron RoomView, PJ Link and AMX Supported
The projector features RJ-45 connector for wired network control and supports Crestron eControl, RoomView, PJ Link and AMX allowing you to control and manage equipment from a remote computer via that connection
One Key Auto Adjustment
Press Auto on the keypad or remote control to immediately access the best picture quality for the input source
Built-in 10W Speaker
Built-in 10W speaker provides mixed mono audio when an audio input is connected
Quick Cooling, Auto Power Off, Signal Power On, Direct Power On
Quick Cooling function speeds up the cooling process when turning off the projector. Auto Power Off function allows the projector to turn off automatically if no input signal is detected after a set period of time. Signal Power On function turns your projector on automatically once detecting the input signal and Direct Power On boots up the projector automatically when the power is connected
Instant Restart
Selectable Instant Restart function enables you to restart the projector immediately within 90 seconds after turning it off
3D Function Supported
Don a pair of optional BenQ 3D glasses to add excitement and realism to your favorite 3D movies, videos and sporting events
Image Display
Display System DLP
Native Resolution WXGA - 1280 x 800
Supported Resolutions VGA - 640 x 480
UXGA - 1600 x 1200
Format NTSC
HDTV Compatibility 480i
Pixels Not Specified By Manufacturer
Brightness 3000 Lumens
Uniformity Not Specified By Manufacturer
Aspect Ratio Native: 16:10
Contrast Ratio 13000:1
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Not Specified By Manufacturer
3D Yes
Color Range 1 Billion
Scan Horizontal: 31 - 102 kHz
Vertical: 23 - 120 Hz
Lens F 2.6 (f = 6.9 mm)
Lens Shift Not Specified By Manufacturer
Zoom Not Specified By Manufacturer
Throw Distance Not Specified By Manufacturer
Throw Ratio 0.49:1 (87' @ 298 m)
Projection Size 30 - 300" / 762.00 - 7620.00 mm 
Keystone Correction Digital: Yes, Vertical: ± 30°
Picture-in-Picture None
Ceiling Mountable Yes
Rear Screen Projection Yes
Projection Tilt Option Not Specified By Manufacturer
Built-in Speaker Yes, 10W (Mono)
Input/Output Connectors
Inputs/Outputs 2x 15-pin VGA Audio/Video (Input)
1x 15-pin VGA Video (Output)
1x HDMI Audio/Video (Input/Output)
1x RCA Composite Video (Input)
1x S-Video Video (Input)
2x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Mini Audio (Input)
1x RCA Stereo (L/R) Audio (Input)
1x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Mini Audio (Output)
1x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Mini Microphone (Input)
1x Ethernet LAN (Input)
1x USB Type-B Female (Input)
1x RS-232C Control
2x IR Control
Lamp (Bulb) Not Specified By Manufacturer
Watts 210W
Life Normal Mode: 4000 Hours
Eco Mode: 5000 Hours
smartEco Mode: 6500 Hours
Fan Noise Normal Mode: 32 dB
Eco Mode: 26 dB
Maximum Pixel Clock Not Specified By Manufacturer
Remote Control Yes
Security Not Specified By Manufacturer
Power Requirements 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption Normal Mode: 300W
Standby Mode: <1W
Altitude 0 - 4917' (0 - 1499 m)
Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity: 10 - 90%
Dimensions (WxHxD) 12.3 x 4.0 x 9.6" / 31.2 x 10.2 x 24.4 cm
Weight 6.39 lb / 2.90 kg
BenQ MW821ST DLP Digital Projector
  • Power Cord
  • VGA Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • User Manual CD
  • Warranty Card
  • Remote Control with Batteries
  • 3 Year Manufacturer's Warranty on Projector
  • 1 Year or 2000 Hours Manufacturer's Lamp Warranty
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