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BenQ MW526A WXGA 3300 ANSI Lumens HDMI Projector

M5 Series

SKU-MW526A-001 New

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Best Choice at Class-leading Value for Small-Medium Spaces


Featuring a brightness of 3300 ANSI lumens and a high contrast ratio of 13000:1, the cost-effective and eco-friendly MW526a offers a stunning full-screen presentation with the finest details regardless of the ambient light level.

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Reg Price $749.00

$429.00

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Saving More on Power Consumption with BenQ's SmartEco™ Technology

Offering lower TCO and optimized projection through dynamic power saving, uncompromised brightness, exquisite picture quality and optimized lamp life –SmartEco Technology has perfected what a DLP projector can do. With this innovation, schools and corporations are able to save up to 70% of lamp power consumption and lower maintenance costs through dynamic power saving features while bringing an ultra-vivid viewing experience into every presentation.

 
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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.


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Normal Mode
296W Projector Power Consumption by Average
 

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

(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 up to 50%! The lamp replacement frequency is also reduced by up to 50% to lower the replacement costs.

 
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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, eliminates unnecessary energy waste and prolongs the life of the projector lamp.


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Full Power On
100% Lamp Power
Attention on the Projection Screen

 
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Eco Blank Mode On
30% Lamp Power at the Lowest
Attention on the Class Instructor

0.5W in Standby Mode

When inactive, the MW526a keeps power consumption to a minimum with 0.5W standby power, achieving what was once a challenge for earlier projector models. This technological advancement in energy saving certainly helps extend the projector lamp life and lower energy costs.


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Blu-ray Full HD 3D Supported

BenQ MW526a 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.


 

BenQ DLP®Projectors︱ Long-Lasting Image Perfection with DLP Technology

Timeless Image Quality:

BenQ Colorific DLP Projectors are built with enduring enjoyment in mind, ensuring razor-sharp clarity, ultra-readability and true-to-life color for years to come. We use leading-edge DLP Technology to reflect pure light from millions of micro mirrors on a DMD chip through our advanced color wheels. Since the mirrors are colorless and protected within a nearly-sealed engine, BenQ Colorific DLP Projectors have no aging problems and are virtually immune to image decay, consistently delivering picture excellence time and time again. In fact, after 2,000 hours of intense usage, inserting a new bulb produces image quality comparable to a brand-new projector.

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DLP Technology also affords a filter-free engine design for carefree confidence in long-lasting image quality and reduced total cost of ownership. BenQ's SmartEco™ Technology further boosts contrast performance and maintains image quality while saving up to 70% on lamp power consumption.

Razor-Sharp Clarity with Ultra-Readability:

Enabling a 96% fill factor, DLP Technology supplies pixel circuitry behind the pixel, thereby eliminating the thick dark bezels around individual pixels, which diminish color and detail. A higher fill factor and less black border translate to noticeably purer, more intense color and smoother image quality.

BenQ Colorific DLP Projectors also feature native high contrast ratios for flawless rendering of small text, fine lines, and dark scene details. Blacks are deeper and overall image quality is more focused and clean. Your presentations will be easily readable and highly effective, even from the back row of a well-lit venue.

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Vibrant, True-to-Life Colors:

Even in lit venues, BenQ DLP Projectors achieve the optimal balance of brightness and color accuracy, with BrilliantColor™ Technology additionally boosting true-to-life colors that captivate. BrilliantColor enables up to six-color processing by incorporating the secondary colors Yellow, Cyan, and Magenta along with primary Red, Blue, and Green. From intense hues to elusive mid-tones like aqua blues and light yellows, your every presentation is rendered in pure, living splendor.

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(All photos portraying projection scenarios are simulated.)

 

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.

 
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Specifications

Model MW526a
Projection System DLP
Native Resolution WXGA (1280 x 800)
Brightness* (ANSI Lumens) 3300AL
Contrast Ratio 13000:1
Display Color 1.07 Billion Colors
Lens F=2.56-2.8, f=21-23.1mm
Aspect Ratio Native 16:10 (5 aspect ratio selectable)
Throw Ratio 1.96-2.15 (50"@2m)
Image Size (Diagonal) 36"-300"
Zoom Ratio 1.1:1
Lamp Type 190W
Lamp Mode (Normal/Economic/SmartEco/LampSave/LumenCare)* 4500/6000/6500/10000 hours
Keystone Adjustment 1D, Vertical ± 40 degrees
Projection Offset 120% ±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 1
Audio out (Mini Jack) x 1
Speaker 2W x 1
USB (Type B) x 1
RS232 (DB-9pin) x 1
IR Receiver x1 (Front)
Dimensions (W x H x D mm) (283 x 95 x 222 mm) 11.14" x 3.7" x 8.7"
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 1.9 kg
Audible Noise (Normal/Economic Mode) 33/28 dBA (Normal/Economic mode)
Power Supply AC100 to 240 V, 50 to 60 Hz
Power Consumption Normal 270W, Eco 220W, 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) Remote Control w/ Battery 
Power Cord (by region)
UM Download Instruction and Regulatory Statements
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.

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 a BenQ authorized reseller on or after May 1, 2010 in the United States 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 pre-installed lamps as specified below and refurbished units which have a separate warranty policy), parts and labor only (No advance replacement).

 

Pre-installed Lamp Warranty: Pre-installed lamp has a 180 Days or 500 Hour warrany 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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