Benq MS502 2700L SmartEco SVGA 3D Ready DLP Projector

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BenQ MS502 2700L SmartEco SVGA 3D Ready DLP Projector
The perfect choice for everyday life--in business, education, even at home. View larger
The Best Value for Choice and Ultra-Sharp Images in a Small-Medium Space

The MS502 makes the perfect projector choice for your everyday life--in business, education, even at home. Featuring an impressive brightness of 2700 ANSI lumens, ultra-high contrast ratio contrast ratio of 13000:1 and a SVGA resolution, the MS502 offers a stunning full-screen presentation with the finest details regardless of the low ambient light level.

BenQ MS502 2700L SmartEco SVGA 3D Ready DLP Projector
Featuring multiple input options to fit every need. View larger


World-Leading SmartEco Technology for a Greener Environment

Schools today face the challenge of introducing new technologies and teaching tools into their classrooms and cut down on energy costs. In the effort to help schools meet the learning needs of their students as well as the green goals set by the school district, BenQ has collaborated with Philips Lighting in developing the perfect solution--the SmartEco Technology.

BenQ MS502 2700L SmartEco SVGA 3D Ready DLP Projector
Blank the projection screen whenever you need to redirect the students' focus. View larger

BenQ MS502 2700L SmartEco SVGA 3D Ready DLP Projector
Save up to 70% of your lamp power with No Source Detected mode. View larger

The SmartEco Technology brings a new way of operating the projector lamp system. Intuitive to use and environmentally friendly, this technology brings together the finest picture quality and maximum energy saving. With the SmartEco Technology, students and teachers get to make the most out of their classroom experience--and schools reduce the total cost of ownership with extended lamp life and lowered maintenance needs.

Eco Blank Mode

The Eco Blank mode allows teachers to blank the projection screen whenever they need to direct their students' focus back on them--or simply when the projector is not in use. When activated, this special feature dims the lamp power automatically, lowering the total power consumption by up to 70%.

BenQ MS502 2700L SmartEco SVGA 3D Ready DLP Projector
Lamp power is automatically adjusted to maximize saving. View larger
Smart Eco Mode

The Smart Eco mode is designed to use only the exact amount of lamp power a projector needs to deliver the best contrast performance. With this feature, schools get to provide students and teachers uncompromised projection quality and reduce the total cost of ownership by extending the lamp life and lowering power consumption.

No Source Detected Mode

There will be times when a projector is turned on without a display source, such as a classroom PC or notebook. To avoid a projector from running with full lamp power, BenQ created the No Source Detected Mode to lower the projector lamp brightness to 30% after the projector has remained unconnected to a display source for more than three minutes.

Long Lamp Life at up to 6500 hours

Enjoy a lamp life performance of up to 6500 hours--twice the lamp life expectancy of average projector lamps on the market! This certainly lowers the number of lamp changes and keeps all maintenance to a minimum. (Lamp life results will vary depending on environmental conditions and usage.)

Brilliant Image Performance

BenQ MS502 2700L SmartEco SVGA 3D Ready DLP Projector
Featuring BrilliantColor technology from Texas Instruments. View larger
BrilliantColor Performance

The MS502 gives you the truest, liveliest color ever with advanced BrilliantColor technology from Texas Instruments, where mid-tone colors are boosted to heighten brightness levels, making images more precisely rendered than ever.

BenQ MS502 2700L SmartEco SVGA 3D Ready DLP Projector
The MS502 is equipped with 3D projection technology. View larger
Stereoscopic 3D Ready Projection

MS502 is equipped with 3D projection technology to bring you the same amazing 3D effects you get in 3D movies. Offered for no added cost, the 3D feature on 3D ready BenQ projectors get your audience for an immersive real-life experience. Go ready with 3D glasses, content and video card along with the MS502.

Choose the Right BenQ Value Projector That's Right for You

MS502 MX503 MS517 MX518 MW519
BenQ MS502 BenQ MX503 BenQ MS517 BenQ MX518 BenQ MW519
Native Resolution SVGA (800x600) XGA (1024x768) SVGA (800x600) XGA (1024x768) WXGA (1280x800)
Lumens 2700 2700 2700 2800 2800
Contrast Ratio 13000:1 13000:1 13000:1 13000:1 13000:1
Lamp Life Up to 6500 hours Up to 6500 hours Up to 6500 hours Up to 6500 hours Up to 6500 hours
HDMI w/ Blu-Ray 3D
HDMI w/ Blu-Ray 3D
HDMI w/ Blu-Ray 3D
Throw Ratio 1.86-2.04 (53" @ 2m) 1.86-2.04 (53" @ 2m) 1.97-2.17 (50" @ 2m) 1.97-2.17 (50" @ 2m) 1.41-1.69 (62.25 @ 2m)
SmartEco Yes
Up to 70% less power use
Up to 70% less power use
Up to 70% less power use
Up to 70% less power use
Up to 70% less power use

Product Description

5.3lbs DLP projector. SVGA. 2700AL.13000:1 CR. 3D Ready. 2Wx1 Speaker)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars HORRIBLE BenQ Customer Service Oct. 28 2013
Purchased BenQ MS510 projector... great picture but fan was not working properly. Bulb lasted less than 1,100 hours, returned it for repairs while under warranty. Repair shop said it was just a bad bulb. New bulb lasted less than first one, blew up from overheating. Again took it for repairs (now of course after warranty expired), was told it was bad bulb... again. Put in new bulb, unit would not stay on. Was told by BenQ technical support that if it was not bulb's fault, BenQ would repair under original warranty. Took it back to repair shop, was told the fan wasn't working. BenQ then refuses to repair under warranty. Have spent HOURS trying to rectify situation, bounced from one rep to another, left my contact info countless times and have NOT ONCE received a call back....
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than what I was expecting. Sept. 19 2013
By Andrea
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The only reason we bought a projector was to show movies in our backyard during the summer nights. Because of this, image quality, sharpness, etc., was very important. Originally, we purchased an Epson HDMI projector which cost us about $750. We used it one night and were blown away by the quality, but, come the following day were having a hard time stomaching the price (for something we would only really be using during the summer, weather permitting) and returned it.

Unfortunately, the idea for the backyard movies wasn't returned with the projector, so we set out to find a VGA projector of comparable image quality and sharpness. After extensive research and lots of review reading, we settled on the Benq MS502 2700L SmartEco SVGA DLP Projector. It was about half the cost of the HDMI and, for our purposes, was just as amazing. We had a chance to watch Pulp Fiction and JAWS - all projected onto a hanging white bedsheet, I might add - and, to be honest, we couldn't even really tell the difference between the SVGA and HDMI one we had previous to this one.

I write this review as someone who has only used this projector for a backyard movie. We will never use it for presentations and likely not for indoor use, so I can't speak for the image under these settings. But, I imagine if the quality was this good outside in a backyard, it would be just as good for presentations and inside a living room.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a great start, and continuing to impress. Sept. 7 2012
By M&M SUL - Published on
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Sept. 2012
So far a great machine, everything we were looking for. Too soon to rate on the longevity or durability of the product, as it has only been in use now three days. We have however been exploring its many functions, we have not the equipment for 3d, but its 2d options are great. The only projector we have seen with "smarteco" it actually adjusts the lamps output to match the image being projected. BenQ claims that this feature can extend the lamp life to 6500 hours, we'll see. The cooling fans are quite. The ceiling fan makes more noise, even with the unit set to high altitude we live at about the recommended altitude for this setting. If BenQ asked me what they could do to make it just a little better, I would recommend the ability to adjust left to right keystone. As it is you really need to be dead on straight with the projection surface. I may add additional reviews as the product ages.

March 2014
We have been using this projector as a television(more often just to fill the house with noise. It is operated from 4:30(when my wife gets up) to 7:30(when I leave) and again from 7:00(when we get home) to 11:00(when we go to bed) Monday through Friday, longer on weekends when we are home, or not when we are away. That I understand this is a lot of hours, the internal timer tells me 6327 lamp hours sence I installed it, Picture still lookes great. The projector has been telling me for a while that I should replace the lamp. Did so this last week and reset the timer. For those who buy the whole assembly(from BenQ) this only requires the removal of two phillips screws swap out the assembly, power and reset in the menu. If you bought the bare lamp(recomend Phillips only) be careful what you touch, be patient and gentiel, and clean, I had little trouble, but I can see where others might get in trouble. This continues to be a great investment.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BenQ Sept. 4 2013
By Raymond Mace - Published on
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Power Point is so easy to use on it , also Videos work like Magic, the Box came with everthing I required to get it up and running.
Easy to use, but a great product . Look no further you have found what you are after.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent for the price! Oct. 14 2013
By Spoiled Rott'n - Published on
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Thanks to the ratings and reviews on here, I am thoroughly satisfied with this projector.

It's very bright. I can use it during the day outdoors under a tent when doing outdoor classes and the projector is very bright and can easily be seen.

I've gotten many compliments with it and their surprised at the quality because no ones heard of this brand around here.

I'm very happy with the product. It's not too heavy and the carrying case is a huge plus! I use this with my macbook pro (which requires an adapter).
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I like it June 21 2013
By Marc Hanning - Published on
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I think its going to be just fine for what I will be using it for. So the price is right and it seems to have a nice picture.
8 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars BenQ MS 502 April 24 2013
By MICHAEL S KRAMER - Published on
Bought a BenQ ms 502 two months ago. Bulb failed already (last projector I had lasted 8 years). I use the projector 4 days a week for business. I needed an immediate over-night exchange for a new projector. Unfortunately BenQ corporate policy is to send you a refurbished unit with an unknown amount of bulb use that takes almost a week to get delivered because they don't pay for overnight shipping. This kind of return policy is as unacceptable as a product that fails in 2 months.
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