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BenQ MU686 WUXGA 3500 ANSI Lumens Business Projector

BenQ MU686 WUXGA 3500 ANSI Lumens Business Projector

SKU-MU686-001 New

Model Highlights

BenQ MU686 is just what you need to perfect your presentation in all settings. Boasting 3500 ANSI lumens and 20000:1 high contrast ratio, this WUXGA projector also offers auto vertical keystone correction for diverse display options to keep your presentations looking great!


 


KEY FEATURES


  • WUXGA Native Resolution

  • 3500 ANSI Lumen High Brightness

  • 20000:1 High Contrast Ratio

  • Whisper Quiet 31dB in Daily Meeting

  • Wireless Presentation via Your Smart Device by Qcast (optional)

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Reg Price $749.00

$699.00

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Brilliant Visual Performance



High Resolution

With WUXGA* native resolution up to 1920 x 1200, MU686 supports resolution from XGA, WXGA, Full HD to WUXGA, offering crisp and accurate images in all of your presentations.

 

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High Brightness and Whisper Quiet 31dB
Perfect for a Formal Business Meeting and Negotiation

Conventional high-brightness projectors make a lot of noise. But, not the MU686, which pumps out 3500 lumens of ultra-high brightness with only 31dB of sound, even on full power. Silent and brilliant, your presentation will command the audience's full attention with no distractions.

 

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High Contrast Ratio

The 20000:1 high contrast ratio ensures that every text, image, graph, chart and video is projected with optimal clarity and enhanced sharpness, especially for numerical data. This enables presenters to view their presentation files clearly and allows the audience to stay focused on the contents projected.

 

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Independent 3D Color Management for Six Primary Colors

BenQ's exclusive 3D color management tool ensures 100% uncompromised color customization with the freedom to independently fine-tune the hue, grain and saturation levels of all six primary colors (R/G/B/C/M/Y).

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Easy & Hassle-free Setup


Auto Vertical Keystone

Auto vertical keystone correction enhances installation flexibility by correcting the trapezoid effect via vertical adjustments up to +-40 degrees. With it, the projector can be placed off center and the presenter can stand in front of the screen without blocking the image.

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Big Zoom for Big Pictures in Any Space

1.3x Big Zoom feature frees up space with an impressive range of throw distances and projects images up to 300" wide, giving you the flexibility of placing the projector anywhere without compromising your current decor.

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Simple Operation


Full HD Wireless Presentation via Your Smart Device by Qcast (Optional)

Every detail of MU686 is optimized for business. Wireless streaming in Full HD resolution is activated with a touch of the Qcast button on both the projector and remote control. And a new control panel keeps all projector controls at your fingertips. The simple plug & play QCast WiFi dongle is even designed to plug into a hidden port, keeping the minimalist design uncluttered.
* Optional QCast WiFi dongle available separately.

 
 
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MHL Connectivity

With the support of MHL technology, you can stream content from your smartphone or tablet instantly. Simply connect your device via a MHL cable and watch the flawless mirroring of contents expand onto the projector screen.

 
 
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Various 3D Format Supported

MU686 is standard-equipped with DLP Link™-supported 3D projection to offer you the same amazing 3D effects seen in 3D movies. The 3D formats supported by the MU686 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.

 
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1.5A USB Type-A Power Supply

Users can charge their mobile devices through 1.5A USB Type-A power supply through USB Type-A. You don't need to worry about your mobile device running out of battery while streaming your presentation content during meetings.

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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. Built with this brand new invention, the MU686 brings together uncompromised brightness, exquisite picture quality and optimized lamp life through innovative features.

 
 

SmartEco Mode

The SmartEco Mode cleverly adjusts the lamp power to maximize power saving by delivering the best contrast and brightness performance using only as much light as needed.

 
 
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Normal Mode
260W Projector Power Consumption by Average
 SmartEco Mode
Enhanced Details in Darkened Scenes 210W Projector Power Consumption by Average

 

 

EcoBlank Mode

If the projector is detected to be without a display source for over three minutes, the system will automatically switch to Eco blank Mode, eliminating unnecessary energy waste and prolonging the life of the projector lamp.

 
 
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Source Detected
100% Lamp Power
 No Source Detected
30% Lamp Power

 

 

 

Auto Power Off

If the projector is found to be without a display source, the system will automatically turn off the projector, eliminating unnecessary energy waste and prolonging the life of the projector lamp.

 
 
 

0.5W in Standby Mode

When inactive, the MU686 keeps power consumption to a minimum (<0.5W standby power), achieving what was once a challenge for earlier projector models. This technological advancement in energy saving helps lower energy costs.

 
 
 
 

BenQ DLP® Projectors Perfectly Long Lasting Picture Quality with DLP Projection Technology


Digital Light Processing (DLP), awarded 2015 Academy Award of Merit (Oscar® statuette), is the leading projection technology used in 90% of world's digital cinemas and 100% of IMAX theaters. With DLP dominating the projector market with over 50% share, BenQ is today the #1 bestselling DLP projector brand, delivering unmatched world-class performance.

 
 

Long Lasting

The incredibly durable micro-mirrors of the DLP chip and the nearly-sealed DLP engine design mean that BenQ DLP Projectors stand the test of time without any loss in picture quality. Eliminating dust buildup and heat damage, BenQ projectors shine year after year and look as good as new with a simple lamp change.

 
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Razor-Sharp

Critically acclaimed for industry-leading high contrast, BenQ DLP Projectors also produce the most crisply defined sharpness for crystal-clear details and legible text by maximizing the fill ratio of individual pixels and employing exclusive BenQ SmartEco™ Technology.

 
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Specifications

Lamp Mode Hours 3000/4000/6000/7500 hours ‎
Projection System‎ DLP ‎
Native Resolution‎ WUXGA (1920x1200) ‎
Brightness* (ANSI Lumens)‎ 3500 ANSI Lumen ‎
Contrast Ratio‎ 20000:1 ‎
Display Color‎ 1.07 Billion Colors ‎
Lens‎ F=2.59~2.87, f=16.88~21.88 ‎
Aspect Ratio‎ Native 16:10 (5 aspect ratio selectable) ‎
Throw Ratio‎ 1.15-1.49 (Wide 95” ±3% @ 2.42m) ‎
3dcompatibility‎ Frame Sequential: Up to 60Hz 720p
Frame Packing: Up to 24 Hz 1080p
Side by Side: Up to 24Hz 1080p
Top Bottom: Up to 60Hz 1080p‎
Image Size (Diagonal)‎ 30" ~ 300"‎
Zoom Ratio‎ 1.3x‎
Lamp Type‎ 240W‎
Keystone Adjustment‎ 1D, Vertical +/- 40 degrees ‎
Projection Offset‎ Vertical: 100% ±5%‎
Resolution Support‎ VGA(640 x 480) to WUXGA_RB(1920 x 1200)*RB = Reduced blanking ‎
Horizontal Frequency‎ 15K-102KHz‎
Vertical Scan Rate‎ 23-120Hz ‎
Interface‎ Computer in (D-sub 15pin) x1( integrate with component)
HDMI x2 (HDMI with MHL2.0 x1, HDMI x 1)
MHL x 1(HDMI with MHL2.0)
Monitor out x 1
Composite Video in (RCA) x 1
S-Video in x 1
Audio in (Mini Jack) x 1
Speaker 2W x 1
USB (Type A) x 1 (1.5A power supply)
USB (Type mini B) x 1
RS232 (DB-9pin) x 1
IR Receiver x2 (Front+Top)‎
Dimensions (W x H x D mm)‎ 331x129.4x246.2mm (include feet)
331x114.4x246.2mm (exclude feet)‎
HDTV Compatibility‎ 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p ‎
Video Compatibility‎ NTSC, PAL, SECAM‎
Audible Noise (Normal/Economic Mode)‎ 31/28 dBA‎
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)‎ Remote Control w Battery (5J.JE306.001)
User Manual CD (5B.JFM01.001)
Lens Cover
Warranty Card (by region)
Power Cord (by region)
VGA cable
QSG (4J.JFM01.001)‎
Accessories (Optional)‎ Spare Lamp Kit (5J.JFM05.001)
Wireless USB Dongle - QCast
Carry bag (5J.J4N09.001)
3D Glasses
Ceiling mount‎
Power Supply‎ AC100 to 240V, 3.5A, 50 to 60 Hz ‎
Power Consumption‎ 350W(Normal), 261W(Eco), Standby <0.5W ‎
Power Management Function‎ Automatic power off after 20 minutes without a display source ‎
Weight‎ 7.28 lbs (3.3 Kg) ‎
Environmental Notice‎ Lamp in this product contains mercury.
To dispose of the product or used lamps, consult your local environment authorities for regulations or see www.lamprecycle.org.‎

Warranty

BENQ AMERICA CORP.   END USER LIMITED WARRANTY
DIGITAL PROJECTORS


Subject to the terms and conditions set forth below, BenQ America Corp. (“BenQ”)
warrants the BenQ Digital Projector (“Product”) you have purchased from BenQ online
store or from a BenQ authorized retailer in the United States on or after May 1, 2010 to
be free from defects in materials or workmanship under normal consumer use during the
warranty period in the continental United States, Hawaii, and Alaska. If the Product
becomes defective during the warranty period BenQ will, at its option, repair or replace
the Product. BenQ may use new or reconditioned components or parts to repair the
Product, or replace the Product with a new or reconditioned Product of the same or
functionally equivalent model.

BenQ Projector Standard Limited Warranty:  Subject to the exclusions set forth
below:
One (1) year from the purchase date by the original retail purchaser (the “Customer”)
(except for lamps as specified below and refurbished units which have a separate
warranty policy), parts and labor only (No advance replacement).

Lamp Warranty: Pre-installed Lamps on new units have a 180 day or 500 hours warranty from the purchase date 
by the Customer, whichever comes first.

Return Merchandise Authorization Shipping:  The  Customer will pay shipping
freight to BenQ or a BenQ Authorized Service Provider and BenQ will pay shipping
freight to the Customer during the warranty period.

DOA (Dead On Arrival): Must be reported within thirty (30) days of purchase. An
RMA number must be issued in order to process the replacement. BenQ will replace
the DOA unit with a brand new replacement. BenQ will cover the freight charges
both ways.

Shipping Damages: All shipping damages must be reported within seven (7)
business days upon receipt of the Product. BenQ is not responsible for the shipping
damages reported after such period.

Repaired or Replaced Parts and Products: All repaired or replaced parts or
products shall be warranted only for the remainder of the original warranty period
specified above.

Obtaining Depot Warranty Service
If you purchased a BenQ product in the continental United States, Hawaii,  and Alaska,
you are entitled to depot repair service during the warranty period subject to the
following terms and conditions:

1. Depot warranty service is available for all Products purchased and located in the
continental United States, Hawaii, and Alaska.

2. You must contact BenQ Technical Support Center at 1-866-600-2367.

3. BenQ or BenQ Technical Support Center will attempt to resolve technical issues over
the  phone. If telephone resolution is not possible, BenQ or BenQ Customer Service
Center will then issue a Return Merchandise Authorization (“RMA”) number to be used
as a means of identifying the product returned. RMA authorization numbers are valid for
thirty (30) days and void thereafter

4. You must return the product to BenQ unless otherwise directed by BenQ to a BenQ
Authorized Service Provider. You must prepay any shipping charges, export taxes,
custom duties and taxes, or any charges associated with transportation of the BenQ
product. In addition, you are responsible for insuring any Product shipped or returned and
assume the risk of lost packages.

5. All returned Products must be accompanied with (i) the original shipping and packing
materials, (ii) a description of the BenQ product symptom and (iii) proof of the place and
date of purchase. The RMA number must be clearly printed on packing slip and on the
exterior-shipping container. All Products must be sent in secured packaging to avoid any
shipping damages.

6. BenQ and BenQ Authorized Service Provider reserve the right to refuse and return,
freight collect, Products (i) that are not covered by BenQ’s warranty; or (ii) for which
there is no trouble found. Products delivered to BenQ or a BenQ Authorized Service
Provider with an expired RMA may be refused and returned, without prior notice, to the
Customer freight collect.

7. BenQ or BenQ Authorized Service Provider will use its best efforts to service Products
within thirty (30) days after receipt of the Products at its warehouse facilities. For return
shipments of the Products, except otherwise described herein, BenQ or BenQ Authorized
Service Provider will pay the shipping cost and retain risk of loss until delivery to the
Customer’s location as evidenced by signature collected by carrier. The Customer may
designate only one location within the continental United States, Hawaii, and Alaska for
return shipments. BenQ and BenQ Authorized Service Provider are not responsible for
shipping or other delays beyond their control.

Exclusions
This limited warranty does not extend to any Product not purchased from the BenQ
authorized reseller. This limited warranty also does not extend to any product that has
been damaged or rendered defective (a) due to normal wear and tear; (b) as a result of use
of the Product other than for its normal intended use, or other misuse, abuse or
negligence to the Product; (c) by the use of parts not manufactured or sold by BenQ; (d)
by modification of the Product; (e) as a result of service by anyone other than BenQ or a
BenQ Authorized Service Provider; (f) improper transportation or packing when
returning the Product to BenQ or a BenQ Authorized Service Provider; (g) improper

installation of third-party products; (h) improper environment (including improper
temperature or humidity); (i) unusual physical or electrical stress or interference, failure
or fluctuation of electrical power, lightning, static electricity, fire, or acts of God. BenQ is
not responsible for damage to or loss of any programs, data or removable storage media.
You are responsible for saving (backing up) any programs, data or removable storage
media.

Other Limitations

EXCEPT FOR THE WARRANTIES SET FORTH HEREIN, BenQ DISCLAIMS ALL
OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED OR STATUTORY,
INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. ANY
IMPLIED WARRANTIES THAT MAY BE IMPOSED BY APPLICABLE LAW ARE
LIMITED TO THE TERMS OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY. IN NO EVENT
SHALL BenQ  BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED
TO LOSS OF BUSINESS, REVENUE, PROFITS, INFORMATION, DATA OR USE,
WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT OR TORT OR BASED ON A
WARRANTY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR
PERFORMANCE OF THE PRODUCT, EVEN IF BenQ HAS BEEN ADVISED OF
THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOU AGREE THAT REPAIR OR
REPLACEMENT, AS APPLICABLE, UNDER THE WARRANTY SERVICES
DESCRIBED HEREIN IS YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY WITH
RESPECT TO ANY BREACH OF THE BenQ LIMITED WARRANTY SET FORTH
HEREIN. IF, DESPITE THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS, FOR ANY REASON
BenQ BECOMES LIABLE TO YOU FOR DAMAGES INCURRED BY YOU IN
CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, THEN, THE LIABILITY OF BenQ WILL
BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT EQUAL TO THE INVOICE AMOUNT PAID BY
YOU TO BenQ OR A BenQ AUTHORIZED RESELLER FOR THE PRODUCT.

All prices,  products, terms and conditions are subject to change without notice. Some
states or provinces/jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages for consumer products, and some states or provinces/jurisdictions
do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts. In such states or
provinces/jurisdictions, the exclusions or limitations of this limited warranty may not
apply to you. This limited warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have
other rights that vary from state to state/jurisdiction to jurisdiction. You are advised to
consult applicable state and provincial/local laws for a full determination of your rights.

Please call Technical Support Center to report a defective product.
Hours: M-F 8:30am – 5:30pm PST
Phone: 866-600-2367

To avoid delays, please
DO NOT SEND ANY BenQ product to BenQ or BenQ
Authorized Service Provider without BenQ’s authorization.

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