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Oct 27, 2008 12:15 PM
I'm interested in getting the BenQ MP512 ST, but I'll need to run it with zero-keystone adjustments. Is this possible?
That is, I will need the image to be projected precisely straight away from the projector into a perfect rectangle. The projector should be pointed towards the middle of the screen.
I know this is not how most people use it, so will I be able to configure it this way? The MP512 ST offers a pretty severe short-throw, but I don't see anything about the optics that suggests it can't do this. However, I don't know if the software will accommodate it.
Can anyone with this unit, or other BenQ units, help me out?
Sep 13, 2008 12:36 AM
I would think this is a good projector for gaming (consol such as ps3 xbox since it has hdmi and speaker; wii since it is short throw)or business. The specs of this projector doesn't seem to be good enough to be a home theater projector. For movie, I personally think W500 might be a much better option.
Sep 13, 2008 12:31 AM
If it's for gaming I think BenQ MP512ST is better than MP730. MP512st is short throw with HDMI and according to BenQ this is designed for gaming. This is just lauched about a month ago and price is also cheaper. This is the new BenQ short throw series website fyi
here is a 10% promo code - thankyou10 - you can use when buying directly from BenQ US online store. This promo code applies to all BenQ projectors
Aug 14, 2008 6:33 AM
Just recently I got the chance to test the benq mp512st a little while visiting my friend's house. His father just bought this device for his office; he's a business man and often on the road so he needed a new handy and light projector. It also fits him very well that this is a short-throw projector that means even with a short distance from the wall the picture becomes pretty big. One meter from the wall equals about 70 inch screen size. That's not bad considering that projectors without short-throw technology only offer about 30 inch from the same distance.
Well, the specs are a 800x600 resolution, 2200 ANSI lumen, 2.5 kg weight, 2500:1 contrast ratio, short-throw technology and input possibilities for game consoles, blue-ray dvd, full HD camcorder, etc.
So I tested it playing a DVD, watching pictures made by a digital camera and finally playing tennis on the Wii. Especially the game was really cool as I placed the projector 2 meters off the wall and had a screen of about 120 inches. That was fun!
I think that the image quality for home entertainment and playing games is pretty good. Maybe for gaming the benq mp512st is very good, for movie watching rather good. But in general I'd say that it provides a good quality for the price and is a nice starter kit if you want to get into home entertainment.
And: it looks quite nice, its color is silver and white which makes it pretty stylish in the living room. I just read that benq even won the reddot design award for that device (I attached two pictures so you can see yourself).
Anybody out there tried this projector? I would be interested about other opinions. Thanks!
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