BenQ MW516 Digital Projector

BenQ MW516 Digital Projector

BenQ MW516 Digital Projector

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Product Highlights

  • 2800 Lumens
  • 3D Support
  • WXGA Resolution
  • Closed Captioning
  • Teaching Template
  • Quick Cooling
  • 2W Speaker Output
  • HDMI x 1
  • Worldwide Voltage
  • USB x 1
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BenQ MW516 overview

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The BenQ MW516 Digital Projector is a comprehensive projector, flexible enough for most applications. It offers plenty of control, letting you easily navigate menu screens to change settings. To ensure you'll have smooth presentations and adaptability, the MW516 has integrated various display functions and multiple inputs. It's highlighted by widescreen WXGA resolution, a brightness of 2800 ANSI lumens and a 10,000:1 contrast ratio. Since the MW516 features widescreen projection for medium to small rooms, it's hard to think of an application that would be out of its range.

The display is enhanced by several features including BrilliantColor technology, which uses a five-segment color wheel to reproduce a rich and accurate palette of crisp colors. The wall color correction adjusts the color to get the optimum picture quality when projecting on a background that is not totally white. The MW516 is also prepared for presentations and entertainment that require 3D technology. With 3D capabilities, it can project images in life-like 3D and make your entertainment more exciting and your presentations more interactive.

Using the HDMI connection for 3D is ideal, but BenQ has integrated several inputs, control terminals and audio jacks with the MW516. Besides HDMI connectivity, you can use the RCA, S-video and composite video inputs. The dual PC inputs give you the power to connect multiple computers to one projector, which is a plus for presentations since you can pull from two PC sources for data. The audio jacks facilitate mic input and audio output to an external source. There is also a 2W stereo speaker built-in to the projector which is loud enough for most presentations.

The USB terminals offer several conveniences. They allow you to give PC-less presentations through a USB flash drive. They also offer plug-and-play possibilities and extension support for simultaneous multi-projection display. With an optional BenQ wireless adapter you can also use the USB port to display presentations from your computer wirelessly and execute centralized network control via WLAN connectivity.

For teachers, BenQ has instituted a teaching template function. Aiding educators with four pre-programmed line pattern designs, the template eliminates the need to waste class-time drawing lines for charts, tables, music, etc. The four different designs are projected on your whiteboard and students can easily write music or do work along the lines supplied by the teaching template.

The MW516 is a versatile and flexible projector that can be used as an educational tool, but it is adaptable enough to fit seamlessly into your home theater as well.

Eco Blank
With Philips ImageCare technology, the eco blank function will save up to 70% of your lamp power at the same time your image is hiding
Smart Eco Mode
With Philips ImageCare technology, lamp power consumption will save from 30% to 100% dynamically by detecting the content brightness level when smart eco mode is selected
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
Instant Restart
Turn on the power to have the image back immediately within a short time after turning it off
HDMI Connectivity
Connecting a variety of audio/video components from digital signal
Long Lamp Life
Low ownership with up to 6500 hours lamp life
High Brightness Projection
Suitable for conference meeting and classroom used
<1W Standby Mode
Less than 1W power consumption in standby mode
2W Speaker
Built-in speaker providing mixed mono audio
Multi-Language OSD
28 languages On-Screen Display (OSD) menus
Quick Auto Search
Speeding up the signal detecting process
One Key Auto Adjustment
Automatically determines the best picture timings for the displayed image
Wall Color Correction
Allowing projection on surfaces of several predefined colors
Color Balance Control
Adjustable for data/video display
3D Color Management
Allowing color adjustments to your liking
Quick Cooling
Selectable to makes the projector cool in a shorter time
Closed Captioning
Display subtitles in video content without the need for an external closed captioning device with the MW516. It's perfect for viewing in educational settings such as language classes where a transcript of onscreen dialog is desirable
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
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
Teaching Template
To make your teaching job easier, BenQ has added the teaching template function to the MW516. 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
Presentation Timer
For better control of time during presentations
Selectable password protected function
Component HDTV compatibility (YPbPr)
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
On-Screen Display Languages
English/ France/ Germany/ Italian/ Spanish/ Russian/ Traditional Chinese/ Simplified Chinese/ Japanese/ Korean/ Swedish/ Dutch/ Turkish/ Czech/ Portuguese/ Thai/ Polish/ Hungarian/ Croatian/ Romanian/ Norwegian/ Danish/ Bulgaria/ Finnish/ Indonesian/ Greek/ Hindi/ Arabic (28 Languages)
In the Box
BenQ MW516 Digital Projector
  • Remote Control with Battery
  • Power Cord
  • User Manual CD
  • Quick Start Guide
  • VGA (D-sub 15-pin) Cable
  • 1-Year Warranty (1-Year Or 2000 Hours For Lamp)
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    BenQ MW516 specs

    Image Display
    Display System DLP
    Native Resolution 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
    Supported Resolutions VGA - 640 x 480
    UXGA - 1600 x 1200
    Format NTSC
    HDTV Compatibility 480i
    Pixels 1,024,000
    Brightness 2800 Lumens
    Aspect Ratio 16:10
    Contrast Ratio 10000:1
    DLP Link 3D Yes
    Color Range 1.07 Billion
    Scan Horizontal: 31 - 90 kHz
    Vertical: 50 - 120 Hz
    Lens F 2.55 - 3.06 (f = 21 - 25.6 mm)
    Zoom 1.20x
    Throw Ratio 1.46 - 1.60:1 (62.3" @ 2 m)
    Projection Size 30 - 300" / 762.00 - 7620.00 mm 
    Keystone Correction Vertical: ± 40°
    Ceiling Mountable Yes
    Rear Screen Projection Yes
    Projection Tilt Option Yes
    Built-In Speaker , 2 W
    Input/Output Connectors
    Inputs/Outputs 2x 15-pin VGA Video (Input)
    1x 15-pin VGA Video (Output)
    1x RCA Composite Video (Input)
    1x S-Video Video (Input)
    1x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Mini Audio (Input)
    1x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Mini Audio (Output)
    1x HDMI Audio/Video (Input)
    1x Mini-USB Type-B Female (Input)
    1x RS-232C Control/Service (Input/Output)
    Watts 190 W
    Life Normal Mode: 4500 Hours
    Eco Mode: 6000 Hours
    smartEco Mode: 6500 Hours
    Fan Noise Normal Mode: 27 dB
    Eco Mode: 25 dB
    Remote Control Yes
    Power Requirements 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
    Power Consumption Normal Mode: 265 W
    Standby Mode: <1 W
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 11.9 x 4.9 x 9.2" / 30.2 x 12.4 x 23.4 cm
    Weight 5.4 lb / 2.4 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.0 x 6.4 x 12.3"

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