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BenQ MX660P Projector

BenQ MX660P

XGA (1024x768), 3000 ANSI Lumens,
5.8 lbs, $749 (MSRP)
View Specs
4.9 out of 5
6 User Ratings
Image Quality 5.0
Features 4.7
Construction 5.0
Ease of Use 5.0
Reliability 4.8
Value for Money 4.8

User Reviews

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Review by frankmmiii

Just wanted to add some left out info. I am projecting on a screen that is 9ft 4in x 4ft 3in at a distance of 18ft producing a 120in or 10ft picture. The screen is theater grade screen material also purchased on e_ay. It lets the projector do its thing right out of the box! I did not have to adjust anything other than the projector to screen orientation, which was front/ceiling setting. The projector is mounted upside down on a ceiling mount. This thing is awesome!

Any Problems: None. Can't keep my kids away from it.

Review by Frankmmiii

Back with my updated review with the HDMI cable. WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW!!!! All I can say is Wow! YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED! Did I say, "WOW!"

Any Problems: Again the only problem or disappointment if you will, is the lack of a vertical lens shift.

Review by frankmmiii

I bought this as a manufacturer refurbished unit from a reputable seller on e_ay. I researched it on the net and all had pictures of it but only 2 had actual video of it performing. I was blown away by its smaller size and its brightness when I hooked it up! My boys primarily play their Xbox 360 on it and we'll watch movies on it from time to time. It is really quiet and its brightness, even with the lamp set to eco mode is incredible. I previously was using our Sanyo PLC-9000NA when after 4 years the bulb finally went. I looked for a bulb everywhere for it and when I found it, the cost was almost as much as the BenQ projector itself. The Sanyo was about 2000-2100 lumens on a 410 watt bulb as opposed to the Q's 3000 lumens on a 210 watt bulb. The picture doesn't washout when the lights are turned on with the Q. Size and weight comparison is like a Winnebago vs. a Ferrari. The Sanyo is BIG, at about 40 lbs. had some nice features but the Q is strictly performance oriented. I even had the merchant I bought this off of tell me that the Q was more for presentations than video. Well I'm here to tell you that for less than $500 you can get a picture that will rival movie theaters. Right now I'm running the the Q off its standard video mode as the longer HDMI cable I ordered hasn't arrived yet. I can't wait to see the HD picture! I'm sorry to be long here but I just want people to know that a home theater is achievable for a lot less than you think. In my basement I have my old trusty Kenwood KR-V6040 receiver with surround hooked up to 6 speakers. Two 100 watt Kenwood KS-H51 3-ways on the A channel and 2 Made in the U.S.A. JBL J2045's on the B channel and 2 surrounds. When the boys are playing Battlefield 4 or Halo, you'd think you're right in the middle of the fight. It literally sounds like thunder when you're upstairs in the family room with the thunderous bass output at the volume set about 1/3 its output. The bright crisp display just helps immerse you in whatever your watching or playing. Bottom line: If you can get one, GET IT!

Any Problems: The only thing I encountered with the Q was there is no vertical lens shift like on my Sanyo. But you really don't need it because once you set it up where you'll use it its fine. I have mine hanging from an 8 ft ceiling in my basement.

Review by CMPG

Looked long and hard for a projector to use at our Photographic Group and finally chose this as having the best connectivity and XGA resolution at a price we could meet. Tried it out last night, expecting to have to tweak the colour adjustments, and was delighted with the super bright and sharp results straight from the box. Had to change modes from the awful Dynamic setting they typically use in shops to sRGB and without getting technical and using a proper set of targets I could see nothing that needed correction. Eco setting for the lamp is plenty bright enough for a dimmed room. Very pleased with it.

Review by Alex F.

I've been using this projector for outdoor movie nights for the last few months, and all I can say is...I LOVE IT! The picture is terrific, no problems, and it was a great deal for under $500!

Review by Cowboysin2011

Just set up the BenQ MX660P in my basement(with the lights on) on a wood screen I painted light grey. The picture is fantastic! Better than my 34 inch flat screen. I am absolutley amazed at how crisp the picture is and very bright even with all the lights on. Cant beat the price of $490.00 new.