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BenQ MS524A
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BenQ MS524A

BenQ MS524A 3200 ANSI Lumens SVGA Projector

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Delivering winning presentations just got easier. With a bright 3300 ANSI lumens image and remarkable 13,000:1 contrast ratio, the eco-friendly BenQ MS524A beams magnificent presentations with sharp, crystal-clear images and incredible color accuracy and shadow details in small to medium size rooms. Its portable form factor is perfect for professionals who are always on the go.

Key Features

  • Native SVGA Resolution (800 x 600)
  • 3,300 ANSI Lumens; 13,000:1 Contrast Ratio
  • SmartEco Power Saving Technology
  • Up to 10,000 Hours Long Lamp Life
  • <0.5W Standby Mode & HDMI
  • Full 3D Ready

BenQ MS524A


SmartEco Lamp Saving Technology

SmartEco Mode cleverly adjusts the lamp power to maximize energy savings. Providing only as much light as needed helps deliver the best possible image, with optimum contrast and brightness levels.

Normal Mode

Normal Mode
296W Projector Power Consumption by Average

SmartEco Mode

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

SmartEco ModeLampSave Mode

LampSave Mode is designed to dynamically adjust lamp power brightness level to match displayed content. This helps extend projector lamp life by up to 50%, effectively reducing lamp replacement and maintenance costs.

No Source Detected Mode

The MS524A automatic switches to Eco Blank Mode after the projector is turned on for over three minutes without an active source being displayed, eliminating unnecessary energy waste and prolonging lamp life.

Full Power On

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

Eco Blank Mode On

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

0.5W in Standby Mode

When inactive, the MS524A keeps power consumption to a minimum with 0.5W standby power, achieving what was once a challenge for ealier generation projector models. This technological advancement in energy saving helps extend the projector lamp life and lower energy costs.

Blu-ray Full HD 3D SupportedBlu-ray Full HD 3D Supported

BenQ MS524A is built with latest DLP technology to support 3D functionality, allowing schools to bring an immersive learning experience to their students with cost efficient active shutter 3D glasses and 3D content from your blu-ray player.

BenQ DLP Projectors with Long Lasting Picture Quality powered 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 worldwide projector market with over 50% share, BenQ has emerged as the worldwide leading manufacturer of DLP projectors, delivering projectors of unmatched performance, quality and features.

Colorific Technology Delivers Lifelike Color, Year After Year

BenQ uses Colorific technology to optimize images for specific color balance effects for diverse applications such as presentations, movies and spreadsheets and photographs. Every BenQ Colorific projector generates more than one billion colors by combining up to seven different colors to create vibrant, true to life images. You'll also experience dramatic contrasts for remarkable clarity, higher impact, and greater legibility. BenQ's Colorific projectors are dependable year after year. You can rely on the colors to remain the same from day one to a decade later--without the risk of fading, ghosted images, or yellowing.

  • Accurate. Over 1 billion colors - compared to 16.7 million from many LCD projectors
  • Crisp. Bright, high contrast picture - 3x more contrast than similar top-selling LCD models
  • Long-Lasting. Consistent quality - image is the same now and years from now

Non-DLP Projector

HT1075 Timeless Image Quality

BenQ DLP Projector

HT1075 Timeless Image Quality

Vibrant True-to-Life Colors

DLP technology produces images with remarkable native contrast, using their vast projector design and manufacturing experience, BenQ Engineers deliver DLP Projectors with exclusive features such as SmartEco technology that reproduce images with sharp, crystal clear, easy to read text with rich shadow details and vibrant, accurate colors.

Razor-Sharp Image Clarity


BenQ MS524 Specifications

  1. Audio In & Out (Mini Jack)
  2. S-Video (Mini DIN 4-pin)
  3. Composite Video in (RCA)
  4. HDMI
  5. Computer-1 (D-sub 15pin)
  6. Computer-2 (D-sub 15pin)
  7. Monitor Out (D-sub 15pin)
  8. USB (Type mini-B)
  9. RS232 (DB-9pin)
BenQ MS524A Specifications
Model MS524A
Projection System DLP
Native Resolution SVGA (800 x 600)
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 4:3 (5 aspect ratio selectable)
Throw Ratio 1.96-2.15 (78"@3.1m) ‎
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 mini B) x 1 
RS232 (DB-9pin) x 1
IR Receiver x 1 (Front)
Dimensions (W x H x D mm) 11.14" x 3.7" x 8.7" (283 x 95 x 222 mm)‎

MS524 Dimensions

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 4.1 lb (1.9kg)‎
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 Instructions and Regulatory Statements
Quick Start Guide 
Warranty Card (by region) 
VGA(D-sub 15pin) Cable
Accessories (Optional) Spare Lamp Kit P/N:5J.J9R05.001
Ceiling Mount P/N: 5J.J4N10.001
Carry Bag P/N: 5J.J4R09.001
3D Glasses - P/N: 5J.J9H25.001‎
*Lamp life results will vary depending on environmental conditions and usage. Actual product's features and specifications are subject to change without notice.

Distance Chart:

MS524 Distance Chart

Screen Size Distance from screen (inch) Vertical offset (inch)
Diagonal W (inch) H (inch) Min length Average Min length
Inch mm (Max zoom) (Max zoom)
30 762 24 18 44.6 46.8 49.1 1.81
40 1016 32 24 59.4 62.4 65.3 2.4
50 1270 40 30 74.3 77.9 81.6 2.9
60 1524 48 36 89.1 93.5 98.1 3.6
80 2032 64 48 118.8 124.8 130.7 4.8
100 2540 80 60 148.5 155.9 163.4 5.9
120 3048 96 72 178.2 187.2 196.1 7.2
150 3810 120 90 222.8 233.9 245.1 9.0
200 5080 160 120 297.1 312.0 326.8 12.0
220 5588 176 132 326.8 343.2 359.5 13.2
250 6350 200 150 371.4 390.1 408.5 15.0
300 7620 240 180 445.7 467.9 490.2 17.9

Ceiling Mount Chart:

Ceiling Mount screw: M4
(Max L=25mm; Min L=20mm)

MS524 Ceiling Mount Chart

Units: inch


Download the BenQ MS524 Data Sheet (PDF).

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