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BenQ MW526A
Effective Eco-friendly Business WXGA Projector

BenQ MW526A

BenQ MW526A 3300 ANSI Lumens XGA 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 MW526A 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 WXGA (1280x800) resolution
  • 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 MW526A


Saving More on Power Consumption with BenQ's SmartEco™ Technology

Offering lower TCO and optimized projection through dynamic power saving, uncompromised brightness, exquisite picture quality and optimized lamp life –SmartEco Technology has perfected what a DLP projector can do. With this innovation, schools and corporations are able to save up to 70% of lamp power consumption and lower maintenance costs through dynamic power saving features while bringing an ultra-vivid viewing experience into every presentation.

SmartEco Lamp Saving Technology

Incorporating BenQ’s renowned SmartEco lamp saving Technology, the MW855UST not only offers greater energy savings, but continues to deliver amazing picture quality through this innovative technology. SmartEco mode is designed to use only the exact amount of lamp power the projector needs to deliver the best contrast and brightness performance. This feature enables the MW855UST to deliver uncompromised projection quality with the added benefit of reduced the total cost of ownership by extending the lamp life and lowering power consumption.

Normal Mode

Normal Mode
296W Projector Power Comsumption by Average

SmartEco Mode

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

MW526 LampSave ModeLampSave Mode

Projector lamp replacement costs make up the biggest part of the total cost of projector ownership. The LampSave Mode is designed to dynamically adjust lamp power brightness level to match displayed content to extend projector lamp life by 50%! The lamp replacement frequency is also reduced by up to 50%, effectively reducing replacement and maintenance costs.

Eco Blank Mode

The MW526A 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 the life of the projector lamp.

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 MW526A 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.

MW526 Blu-ray Full HD 3D Supported
Blu-ray Full HD 3D Supported

BenQ MW526A 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︱ Long-Lasting Image Perfection with DLP Technology

Timeless Image Quality: Colorific Technology Delivers Lifelike Color, Year After Year

BenQ 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

MW526 Timeless Image Quality

BenQ DLP Projector

MW526 Timeless Image Quality

DLP Technology also affords a filter-free engine design for carefree confidence in long-lasting image quality and reduced total cost of ownership. BenQ's SmartEco™ Technology further boosts contrast performance and maintains image quality while saving up to 70% on lamp power consumption.

Razor-Sharp Clarity with Ultra-Readability

Enabling a 96% fill factor, DLP Technology supplies pixel circuitry behind the pixel, thereby eliminating the thick dark bezels around individual pixels, which diminish color and detail. A higher fill factor and less black border translate to noticeably purer, more intense color and smoother image quality.

BenQ Colorific DLP Projectors also feature native high contrast ratios for flawless rendering of small text, fine lines, and dark scene details. Blacks are deeper and overall image quality is more focused and clean. Your presentations will be easily readable and highly effective, even from the back row of a well-lit venue.

MW526 Razor-Sharp Clarity with Ultra-Readability:

Vibrant, True-to-Life Colors

Even in lit venues, BenQ DLP Projectors achieve the optimal balance of brightness and color accuracy, with BrilliantColor™ Technology additionally boosting true-to-life colors that captivate. BrilliantColor enables up to six-color processing by incorporating the secondary colors Yellow, Cyan, and Magenta along with primary Red, Blue, and Green. From intense hues to elusive mid-tones like aqua blues and light yellows, your every presentation is rendered in pure, living splendor.

MW526 Vibrant, True-to-Life Colors

(All photos portraying projection scenarios are simulated.)


BenQ MW526A 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 MW526A Specifications
Model MW526A
Projection System DLP
Native Resolution WXGA (1280 x 800)
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 (50"@2m)‎
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
Audio in (Mini Jack)x1
Audio out (Mini Jack)x1
Speaker2W x 1
USB (Type mini B)x 1
RS232 (DB-9pin)x 1
IR Receiverx1 (Front)‎
Dimensions (W x H x D mm) 11.14" x 3.7" x 8.7" (283 x 95 x 222 mm)‎

Dimensions (W x H x D mm)

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 1.9 kg
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.JC205.001
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:

MW526 Distance Chart

Screen Size Projection distance (inch)
Diagonal W (inch) H (inch) Min length Average Min length
Inch mm (Max zoom) (Max zoom)
40 1016 34 21 50.7 53.3 55.8
50 1270 42 26 63.5 66.7 69.8
60 1524 50 32 76.1 80.0 83.8
70 1778 59 37 88.8 93.3 97.7
80 2032 68 42 101.6 106.6 111.7
90 2286 76 47 114.3 120.0 125.7
100 2540 84 53 127.0 133.3 139.6
110 2794 93 58 139.6 146.7 159.4
120 3048 101 63 152.4 160.0 167.6
130 3302 110 68 165.1 173.3 181.6
140 3556 118 74 177.7 186.6 195.5
150 3810 127 79 190.5 200.0 209.5
160 4064 135 85 203.1 213.3 223.5
170 4318 144 90 215.9 226.6 237.4
180 4572 152 95 228.5 240.0 251.4
190 4826 161 101 241.2 253.3 265.5
200 5080 169 106 254.0 266.7 279.4
250 6350 212 132 317.5 333.3 349.2
300 7620 254 159 380.9 400.0 419.1

Ceiling Mount Chart:

The screen aspect ratio is 16:10 and the projected picture is in a 16:10 aspect ratio

MW526 Ceiling Mount Chart

Units: inch


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