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BenQ MS514H DLP 800 x 600 3D Projector

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  • View your displayed content even in environments with ambient light thanks to the 3,200 lumens of brightness
  • Project a screen size of 53 inches at a distance of 2m with the throw ratio of 1.86 to 2.04:1
  • SVGA (800 x 600) resolution and native aspect ratio of 4:3 results in a good square image being projected

Product overview

• View your displayed content even in environments with ambient light thanks to the 3,200 lumens of brightness
• Project a screen size of 53 inches at a distance of 2m with the throw ratio of 1.86 to 2.04:1
• SVGA (800 x 600) resolution and native aspect ratio of 4:3 results in a good square image being projected
• High contrast ratio of 13,000:1 provides you with blacks that are deeper and an image quality that is more focused and clean
• LampSave lowers power consumption and brightness to extend the lamp life to 10,000 hours
• Connect to a variety of devices with an HDMI, two VGA, composite video, S-video, 3.5mm audio jack and RS232 ports available
• Output to another monitor through the VGA out port and connect the projector to your own audio set up using the 3.5mm audio jack output
• Inbuilt speaker delivers 2W of mono sound
• 28dB of sound under the Eco setting keeps the projector quiet enough so as to not disrupt your viewing
• Reduce the amount of space that needs to be kept clear by mounting the projector to the ceiling

Special features
• Capable of emitting in 3D with DLP link 3D glasses (sold separately) for 3D content to be viewable
• Fix a vertically distorted image with manual vertical keystone correction available
• Eco, SmartEco and LampSave all reduce the brightness of the lamp, decreasing power consumption and extending the lamps life

What can I use this projector for?
This BenQ MS514H has numerous input ports and the ability to present in almost all environments, making it perfect for any classroom or office. Support for 3D allows you to bring an immersive learning experience to the classroom, with a 3D source (such as 3D Blu-ray player) and DLP link 3D glasses (sold separately, please see our range here) needed to get the experience started. The projector also has teaching templates it can emit onto the screen – letter formation lines, a lined worksheet and coordinate chart being the templates that you can project onto the screen. Fitted with a mono 2W speaker, you can start your presentations without the need of an external speaker.
If you would like to add your own you can connect to it through the 3.5mm earphone out port.

Do I need to use this projector in a pitch black environment?
The bulb brightness of 3,200 lumens means that this projector can be used in environments where there is ambient light around, so you can use it during the day and still obtain a good display. Featuring 13,000:1 contrast ratio, the picture displayed has deeper blacks resulting in a more focused and clean image, in this way presentations can be easily read even from a distance. Projecting at a native SVGA (800 x 600 pixels) resolution and aspect ratio of 4:3, you are provided with a good square image. An aspect ratio of 16:9 and 16:10 is also available for a widescreen image to be produced.

What screen size can I achieve with this projector?
A 1.86 to 2.04:1 throw ratio allows you to position this projector 2m away from the surface for a 53 inch screen. The maximum screen size of 300 inches can be achieved when locating the projector 12.45m away. Easily ceiling mounted, you can achieve the screen size you want without having to dedicate the required space so as to not block the projectors line of sight. To correct an image that appears wider at the top or bottom, you can manually use the vertical keystone correction feature. This usually occurs when the projector isn’t perpendicular to the screen, which leads to a distorted image.

What can I connect to this projector?
HDMI, two VGA, composite video, S-Video, USB mini B, 3.5mm audio jack and RS232 ports are located at the back of the projector, giving you the ability to connect a variety of old or new devices to it. Using a USB mini to USB cable (not included) and plugging it into a laptop or computer allows you to control programs that have page up or down commands through the projector’s controller. On the other hand, the RS232 port can be used to control the projector from a distance – using a RS232 cable (not included) between it and a computer terminal. You can send a video feed sent to the projector to an alternative monitor as well, by connecting it to the VGA out port.

How can I prolong the life of this projector's lamp?
Normally the life expectancy of the bulb without the use of power saving features is 4,500 hours, however there are a number of features that have been implemented to ensure your bulb lasts for as long as possible.

An economic (eco) mode lowers the brightness of the bulb to extend the longevity to 6,000 hours and decreases fan noise too. SmartEco mode automatically adjusts the lamp to deliver the best contrast and brightness for your content, and gives 6,500 hours of expected life.

Additionally, LampSave mode automatically adjusts its display based on the amount of brightness the content needs, increasing the bulb longevity to an impressive 10,000 hours. When a display source isn’t detected by the projector after three minutes of being active, the projector will automatically hide the screen image, eliminating unnecessary energy and extending its lifespan even further.

Rated 4 out of 5 by from great product great product shame the bulbs are hard to get and are not cheap i,ve had mine a year and i cant fault it
Date published: 2015-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BenQ MS514H The is a great little projector that's perfect for your home cinema experience. Sharp, bright and really user-friendl, well worth the money.
Date published: 2016-01-08
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Input Connections HDMI, 2 x VGA, Composite video, S-Video, USB Mini B, 3.5mm AUX in, RS232
Output Connections 3.5 mm AUX out, VGA
Wireless connection No
Speakers 1
Audio output 2 W
Mono / Stereo sound Mono
Sound enhancement N/A
Projection technology DLP
3D Optional with 3D glasses (not included)
Resolution 800 x 600 pixels (SVGA)
Screen size 36 inches to 300 inches
Aspect ratio 4:3 (native), 16:9, 16:10
Brightness 3,200 Lumens
Contrast ratio 13,000:1
Focus Manual
Projection distance 1.2m to 12.45m
Lamp 190 W
Lamp life 4,500 hours, 6,000 hours (Eco mode), 6,500 hours (SmartEco mode), 10,000 hours (LampSave mode)
Video compatibility NTSC / PAL / SECAM
Mountable Yes
VESA mount dimensions N/A
Brand BenQ
Model name / number MS514H
Colour White
Dimensions (W x D x H) 283 mm x 222 mm x 95 mm
Power consumption 280 W
Power requirements 100 V to 240 V, 50 Hz to 60 Hz
Manufacturer’s warranty 2 Years
Weight (unpacked) 1900 g
Operating temperature 0°C to 40°C
Noise level 33 dBA, 28dBA (Eco mode)
Package contents
MS514H Projector
VGA cable
Remote control with batteries
Power cable
Quick start guide

How do I get audio to play external through Apple TV  , have plugged in hdmi from projector into Apple TV 3rd gen , then fiber audio into Apple TV to souround sound system but still playes through projector internal speaker .

Asked by: Stephen
If the output is coming from Apple TV then it would determine where the audio is routed to. I would advise you contact Apple for help in configuring their product.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-01-09

do you keep bulbs in store for this projector, and cost 

Asked by: Paul
I’m afraid we don’t stock it unfortunately .
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2015-11-10

Thank you, but how many watts?

Asked by: Deneb
Lamp Type 190 W
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2015-09-25

Does the projector have a built-in speaker?

Asked by: Deneb
It does but for the better sound quality there is an audio output for external speakers that you might want to add to your projector.
Answered by: Brad
Date published: 2015-09-24

How easy to connect to playstation or x box 

Asked by: Andy 1099
This item has a HDMI input so you could connect in to your Xbox/playstation by a HDMI cable.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2015-07-17

Can you fit external speakers? 

Asked by: Joshied32
Yes! The product does have an audio output.
Answered by: DaveB
Date published: 2015-07-17

Does the projector come with shutter glasses? And does it have a rotate / flip option so that it can be secured to the ceiling?

Asked by: GavinB
No glasses included I'm afraid , Also requires a special mount from BenQ to attach it to the ceiling.
Answered by: Neil G
Date published: 2015-07-17

What is the replacement lamp type number and cost? Thanks
Asked by: V Robinson
I’m afraid we don’t stock it unfortunately .
Answered by: NG
Date published: 2015-07-17
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