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BenQ MS521 SVGA 3000 ANSI Lumens Projector - Refurbished

SKU-MS521-002 Refurbished

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The Best Value Choice for Small-Medium Space

Featuring a brightness of 3000 ANSI lumens and a high contrast ratio of 13000:1, the cost-effective and eco-friendly MS521 offers a stunning full-screen presentation with the finest details regardless of the ambient light level.


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Reg Price $277.00


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Power Saving , Eco Friendly

World-Leading SmartEco Technology for a Greener Environment

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 MS521 brings together uncompromised brightness, exquisite picture quality and optimized lamp life through innovative features.

SmartEco 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.

Normal Mode
296W Projector Power
Consumption by Average

SmartEco Mode
Enhanced Details in Darkened Scenes
163W Projector Power Consumption by

(Source: 2010 Philips white paper)

LampSave Mode

Projector lamp replacement costs make up the biggest part of the total cost of projector ownership. The LampSave Mode is designed to adjust the lamp power dynamically by content brightness level to extend projector lamp life significantly by 50%! The lamp replacement frequency is also reduced by up to 50% to lower the replacement costs.

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.

Source Detected
100% Lamp Power

No Source Detected
30% Lamp Power

0.5W in Standby Mode

When inactive, the MS521 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.

Blu-ray Full HD 3D Supported

BenQ MS521 is built with latest DLP® technology to support 3D functionality, allowing schools to bring an immersive learning experience to their students with a simple preparation of 3D glasses and 3D content from your blu-ray player.


Quick Installation

By pressing Test key on the remote control, installer can quickly acces to installation related functions in the OSD menu.

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.

Arsenic-free optical glass

BFR/PVC-free casing plastics

PVC-free plastic packaging


Projection System DLP Native Resolution SVGA(800 x 600) Brightness* 3000AL Contrast Ratio 13000:1 Display Color 1.07 Billion Colors Lens F=2.5-2.7, f=22.08-24.28mm Aspect Ratio Native 4:3 (5 aspect ratio selectable) Throw Ratio 1.97-2.17 (50"@2m) Image Size (Diagonal) 34"-300" Zoom Ratio 1.1:1 Lamp Type 190W Lamp Mode (Normal/Economic/SmartEco/LampSave)* 4500/6000/6500/10000 hours Keystone Adjustment 1D, Vertical ± 40 degrees Projection Offset 130% ±5% Resolution Support VGA(640 x 480) to UXGA(1600 x 1200) Horizontal Frequency 15-102KHz Vertical Scan Rate 23-120Hz Interface Computer in (D-sub 15pin) x 2 (Share with component) Monitor out (D-sub 15pin) x 1 Composite Video in (RCA) x 1 S-Video in (Mini DIN 4pin) x 1 HDMI x 1 Audio in (Mini Jack) x 2 Audio out (Mini Jack) x 1 Speaker 2W x 1 USB (Type B) x1 RS232 (DB-9pin) x 1 IR Receiver x1 (Front) Dimensions(W x H x D) 302.8 x 111.8 x 221.8 mm (with feet) 302.8 x 103.8 x 221.8 mm (without feet) HDTV Compatibility 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p Video Compatibility NTSC, PAL, SECAM 3D Support and Compatibility Frame Sequential: Up to 720p Frame Packing: Up to 1080p Side by Side: Up to 1080i/p Top Bottom: Up to 1080p Weight 2.3kg (5.06lbs) Audible Noise 32/30 dBA (Normal/Economic mode) Power Supply AC100 to 240 V, 50 to 60 Hz Power Consumption Normal 240W, Eco 200W, Standby <0.5W On-Screen Display Languages Arabic/Bulgarian/ Croatian/ Czech/ Danish/ Dutch/ English/ Finnish/ French/ German/ Greek/ Hindi/ Hungarian/ Italian/ Indonesian/ Japanese/ Korean/ Norwegian/ Polish/ Portuguese/ Romanian/ Russian/ Simplified Chinese/Spanish/ Swedish/ Turkish/ Thai/ Traditional Chinese (28 Languages) Picture Modes Dynamic/Presentation/sRGB/Cinema/(3D)/User 1/User 2 Accessories (Standard) Lens Cover Remote Control w/ Battery Power Cord (by region) User Manual CD Quick Start Guide Warranty Card (by region) VGA(D-sub 15pin) Cable Accessories (Optional) Spare Lamp Kit Ceilling Mount 3D Glasses Carry bag *Lamp life results will vary depending on environmental conditions and usage. Actual product's features and specifications are subject to change without notice.


One year limited warranty