Small to Medium Room Projector

The best value choice for small-medium space

Featuring a brightness of 2800 ANSI lumens, a high contrast ratio of 13000:1 and a SVGA resolution, the cost-effective and eco-friendly MS517 offers a stunning full-screen presentation with the finest details regardless of the ambient light level.

MS517 Quick Look

  • SVGA,
  • Eco Blank Mode,
  • Teaching Mode,
  • HDMI / 2 x D-Sub / AV Inputs,
  • RS-232C Control 
  • WARRANTY - 1 Year pickup from Customers home / 1 year or 750 hours on globe

World-Leading SmartEco Technology for a Greener Environment

As the first DLP brand to incorporate Philips' ImageCare technology into its projector lamp system, BenQ has taken a further leap, developing its own SmartEco Technology to perfect what DLP can do for energy saving in the 21st century classroom. Built with this brand new invention, the MS517 brings together uncompromised brightness, exquisite picture quality and optimized lamp life through innovative features.

Eco Blank Mode

The Eco Blank mode allows teachers to blank the projection screen whenever they need to direct their students' focus back on them – or simply when the projector is not in use. When activated, this special feature dims the lamp power automatically, lowering the total power consumption by up to 70%.

SmartEco Mode

The SmartEco Mode, which cleverly adjusts the lamp power to maximize power saving by delivering the best contrast and brightness performance using only as much light as needed.

No Source Detected Mode

The automatic switch to Eco Blank Mode after the projector is turned on for over three minutes without a display source, eliminating unnecessary energy waste and prolonging the life of the projector lamp.

0.5W in Standby Mode

When inactive, the MS517 keeps power consumption to a minimum with 0.5W standby power, achieving what was once a challenge for ealier projector models. This technological advancement in energy saving certainly helps extend the projector lamp life and lower energy costs.

Supports 3D Blu-ray via HDMI

Designed to maximize your audiovisual enjoyment, the MS517 brings to you unlimited 3D entertainment via HDMI. The 3D formats supported are 3D field-sequentials, 3D frame-packing, 3D top-and-bottom and 3D side-by-side.

Thoughtful Features

Closed Captioning

Display subtitles in video content without the need for an external closed-captioning device with the MS517. It's perfect for viewing in educational settings such as language classes where a transcript of onscreen dialog is desirable.

User-Friendly I/O Port Design

To enable easy access for everyone, the I/O ports are clearly printed on the projector housing so users can find the port they need straight away. No squinting your eyes or bending over for a closer look.

Instant restart

The Instant Restart feature gives teachers a 90-second window period to turn the projector back on immediately when it has been switched off by accident – no waiting necessary.

Quick Cooling

Cooling time itself has been reduced by over 60%, saving your time and minimizing the risk of heat damage to sensitive internal components.

Teaching Template

To make your teaching job easier, BenQ has added the teaching template function to the MS517. Now, with four different line pattern designs to choose from – Letter Formation, Musical Staff, Worksheet and Coordinate Chart, you can easily write or draw on whiteboards as well as blackboards without the need of drawing lines or charts.


  • Projection System DLP
  • Native Resolution SVGA(800 x 600)
  • Brightness* 2800 ANSI lumens
  • Contrast Ratio 13000:1
  • Display Color 1.07 Billion Colors
  • Lens F=2.51~2.69 f=21.95mm~24.18mm
  • Aspect Ratio Native 4:3 (5 aspect ratio selectable)
  • Throw Ratio 1.97-2.17 (50"@ 2m)
  • Image Size (Diagonal) 37"-300"
  • Zoom Ratio 1.1:1
  • Lamp Type 190W
  • Lamp(Normal/Economic Mode/SmartEco Mode)* 4500/6000/6500 hours
  • Keystone Adjustment 1D, Vertical ± 40 degrees
  • Projection Offset 130% ±5%
  • Resolution Support VGA(640 x 480) to UXGA(1600 x 1200)
  • Horizontal Frequency 15~102KHz
  • Vertical Scan Rate 23~120Hz
  • Dimensions(W x H x D) 302.8 x 111.8x 221.8 mm
  • HDTV Compatibility 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
  • Video Compatibility NTSC, PAL, SECAM
  • Weight 2.3kg (5.06lbs)
  • Audible Noise 32/30 dBA (Normal/Economic mode)
  • Power Supply AC100 to 240 V, 50 to 60 Hz
  • Power Consumption 245W(typical), 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/User 1/User 2
  • Accessories (Standard) Lens Cover 
  • Remote Control w/ Battery   
  • Power Cord (by region) 
  • User Manual CD 
  • Quick Start Guide 
  • Warranty Card (by region) 
  • VGA(D-sub 15pin) Cable 
  • Accessories (Optional) Presentation Plus
  • Spare Lamp Kit
  • Ceilling Mount
  • 3D Glasses
  • Carry bag

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