Small to Medium Room Projector

Increased Performance for Increased Productivity

Still looking for the perfect projector for your small to medium space? Featuring 3000 ANSI Lumens brightness, an ultra-high contrast ratio of 13000:1, XGA resolution, support for various 3D formats and up to 6500 hours long lamp life, the MX520 makes a cost-effective and environmentally-friendly choice for any boardroom or conference room.

MX520 Quick Look

  • XGA,
  • 3000 Lumens,
  • 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

Offering lower TCO and optimized projection through dynamic power saving, uncompromised brightness, exquisite picture quality and optimized lamp life –SmartEcoTechnology has perfected what a DLP projector can do. With this innovation, schools and corporates 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.

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.

LampSave Mode

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

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 MX505 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.

Up to 6500 Hours of Long Lamp Life

The MX520 offers an optimized lamp life of up to 6500 hours*, which is twice the lamp life expectancy of an average projector lamp. This helps lower the number of lamp changes and keep maintenance to a minimum.

*Lamp life results will vary depending on environmental conditions and usage.

Filter-free Design for Lowered Maintenance and Operating Costs

Featuring a filter-free design, the MX520 requires no filter cleaning or filter replacements, which virtually reduces the labor cost as well as the budget for filter maintenance.

Supports Various 3D Formats

BenQ projectors are standard-equipped with DLP Link™-supported 3D projection to offer the same amazing 3D effects seen in 3D movies. The 3D formats supported by the MX520 are 3D field-sequential, 3D frame packing, 3D top-and-bottom and 3D side-by-side. Furthermore, this incredible projector can be connected to a Blu-ray DVD player for even more stunning visual quality.

Thoughtful Features

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.

Auto Power Off

The Auto Power Off feature allows the projector to turn off automatically if no input signal is detected after a set period of time so no power is wasted.

Signal Power On

The Signal Power On feature turns on your projector automatically once input signal is detected for added convenience.

Direct Power On

This convenient feature turns on the projector wheneverit is connected to a power source, saving teachers time and hassle.

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.

BenQ DLP® Projectors︱ Long-Lasting Image Perfection with DLP Technology

Timeless Image Quality

BenQ DLP Projectors are built with enduring enjoyment in mind, ensuring razor-sharp clarity, ultra-readability and true-to-life color for years to come. We use leading-edge DLP Technology to reflect pure light from millions of micro mirrors on a DMD chip through our advanced color wheels. Since the mirrors are colorless and protected within a nearly-sealed engine, BenQ DLP Projectors have no aging problems and are virtually immune to image decay, consistently delivering picture excellence time and time again. In fact, after 2,000 hours of intense usage, inserting a new bulb produces image quality comparable to a brand-new projector.

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 image quality endurance 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 DLP Projectors also feature 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.

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.


  • Model MX520
  • Projection System DLP
  • Native Resolution XGA (1024 x 768)
  • Brightness* (ANSI Lumens) 3000
  • Contrast Ratio 13000:1
  • Display Color 1.07 Billion Colors
  • Lens F2.56-2.8, f=21-23.1mm
  • Aspect Ratio Native 4:3 (5 aspect ratio selectable)
  • Throw Ratio 1.86-2.04 ( 53"@ 2m )
  • Image Size (Diagonal) 36"-300"
  • Zoom Ratio 1.1:1
  • Lamp Type 210W
  • Lamp Mode (Normal/Economic/SmartEco/LampSave/LumenCare)* 4500/6000/6500/NA/NA 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 x1
    • Audio in (Mini Jack) x 1
    • Audio in (L/R) x1
    • Audio out (Mini Jack) x 1
    • Speaker 2W x 1
    • USB (Type mini B) x1 (Download & page/down)
    • RS232 (DB-9pin) x 1
    • IR Receiver x1 (Front)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D mm) 287.3 x 114.4 x 232.6
  • HDTV Compatibility 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
  • Video Compatibility NTSC, PAL, SECAM
  • Weight 2.4kg (5.28lbs)
  • Audible Noise (Normal/Economic Mode) 33/28 dBA
  • Power Supply AC100 to 240 V, 50 to 60 Hz
  • Power Consumption 293W(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/(3D)/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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