Benq MS524 vs Viewsonic PJD5155

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Benq MS524
Viewsonic PJD5155

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
Higher number of colours Edit
Benq MS524 is 1,070M colour, but the Viewsonic PJD5155 is only a 1.07M colour projector (1,068.93M lower).
40% longer service life of lamp in economic mode Edit
The Benq MS524 is a 10,000h service life of lamp in economic mode projector. That's 4,000h longer than the Viewsonic PJD5155 (6,000h).
20% bigger offset Edit
The Benq MS524 is a 120% offset projector. That's 20% bigger than the Viewsonic PJD5155 (100%).
2dB quieter noise level Edit
The Benq MS524 has a noise level of 32dB, however the Viewsonic PJD5155 is a 34dB noise level projector (2dB louder). Read more

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

4% quieter noise level in economy mode Edit
The Benq MS524 is a 30dB noise level (in economic mode) projector. That's 1dB quieter than the Viewsonic PJD5155 (31dB).
11% lighter Edit
The Benq MS524 has a weight of 1.9kg. That's 200g lighter than the Viewsonic PJD5155 (2.1kg).
Narrower Edit
Benq MS524 is 283mm wide. That's 33mm narrower than the Viewsonic PJD5155 (316mm).
6 Reasons For
4% brighter projector brightness Edit
Viewsonic PJD5155 is 3,300 ANSI lumens brightness. That's 100 ANSI lumens brighter than the Benq MS524 (3,300 ANSI lumens).
56% longer lamp service life Edit
The Viewsonic PJD5155 is a 10,000h lamp service life projector. That's 5,500h longer than the Benq MS524 (10,000h).
£116 cheaper
The Viewsonic PJD5155 costs £243.71, whereas the Benq MS524 is £359.39.
Available from 21 shops
The more retailers stock this projector, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
£1.60 cheaper to run
The Viewsonic PJD5155 is £1.60 cheaper to run than the Benq MS524 over five years. Read more
User reviews are better
Based on 21 reviews, the Viewsonic PJD5155 has an average user review score of 95%, but the Benq MS524 has an average rating of 86% (based on 13 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
4% dimmer projector brightness Edit
The Benq MS524 has a projector brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens. That's 100 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Viewsonic PJD5155 (3,300 ANSI lumens).
Significantly shorter lamp service life Edit
The Benq MS524 is a 4,500h lamp service life projector. That's 5,500h shorter than the Viewsonic PJD5155 (10,000h).
£116 more expensive
The Benq MS524 is more expensive than the Viewsonic PJD5155 by £115.68.
Less retailers
Only 3 retailers sells the Benq MS524, whereas 24 sellers sell the Viewsonic PJD5155. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this projector and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Five months older
The Benq MS524 is older than the Viewsonic PJD5155 by five months.
2% higher running costs over five years
The running costs over five years of the Benq MS524 are £90.22 which is £1.60 more than the Viewsonic PJD5155. Show assumptions.
Lower user review Score
The Benq MS524's average user rating is 86%, however the Viewsonic PJD5155's is 95% (based on 21 reviews).
7 Reasons Against
Lower number of colours Edit
The Viewsonic PJD5155 is a 1.07M colour projector, whereas the Benq MS524 is a 1,070M colour projector (1,068.93M higher).
67% shorter service life of lamp in economic mode Edit
The Viewsonic PJD5155 is a 6,000h service life of lamp in economic mode projector. That's 4,000h shorter than the Benq MS524 (6,000h).
20% smaller offset Edit
The Viewsonic PJD5155 is a 100% offset projector. That's 20% smaller than the Benq MS524 (100%).
2dB louder noise level Edit
The Viewsonic PJD5155 has a noise level of 34dB, but the Benq MS524 is a 32dB noise level projector (2dB quieter). Read more

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

4% louder noise level in economy mode Edit
The Viewsonic PJD5155 has a noise level in economy mode of 31dB. That's 1dB louder than the Benq MS524 (31dB).
Heavier Edit
Viewsonic PJD5155 is 2.1kg heavy. That's 200g heavier than the Benq MS524 (2.1kg).
33mm wider Edit
The Viewsonic PJD5155 is a 316mm wide projector. That's 33mm wider than the Benq MS524 (316mm).

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

29 months Ago 24 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 86.53
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.69
Total running cost £ 90.22
Purchase price £ 359.39
Total cost of ownership £ 449.61
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 84.93
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.69
Total running cost £ 88.62
Purchase price £ 243.71
Total cost of ownership £ 332.33
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Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.45T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.45 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.44T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.44 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Projector

Contrast Ratio
 2400:1
 2400:1
BEST
Native Projector Resolution
 SVGA (800x600)
 SVGA (800x600)
Projector Brightness
3,200 ANSI lumens 3,300 ANSI lumens
BEST
Horizontal Keystone Correction
40 Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Keystone Correction
-40 - 40 -40 - 40
Minimum Vertical Synchronization
23kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Horizontal Synchronization
102kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Vertical Synchronization
120kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Horizontal Synchronization
15kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness in Economy Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,560 ANSI lumens
Number of Colours
1,070M
BEST
1.07M
Zoom Ratio
 1.1:1
BEST
 1.1:1
Projection Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 - 8
Supported Aspect Ratio
 16:10
 16:9
 4:3
 16:10
 16:9
 4:3
Compatible Screen Size
36 - 300 30 - 300
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP
Supported Number of Colours Display
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours

Lamps

Lamp
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
10,000h
BEST
6,000h
Lamp Power
190W 190W
Lamp Service Life
4,500h 10,000h
BEST

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.1x
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 2x
Offset
120%
BEST
100%
Aperture Range
2.56 - 2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
21 - 23.1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

3D Image Projection
 3D image projection
 3D image projection
Graphics Resolution
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
BEST
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
Full HD Projection
 Full HD projection
 Full HD projection
HD-Ready
 HD-Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL B
 PAL D
 PAL G
 PAL H
 PAL I
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM B
 SECAM D
 SECAM G
 SECAM K
 SECAM K1
 SECAM L
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL B
 PAL D
 PAL G
 PAL H
 PAL I
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM B
 SECAM D
 SECAM G
 SECAM K
 SECAM K1
 SECAM L
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Port
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
S-Video Input
1 1
Component Video in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
PC Audio Input
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC audio input
Serial Interface Type
 RS-232
 RS-232
PC Audio Output
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC audio output
D-Sub PC in Port
 D-Sub PC in port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Out Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio in Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in Port
1 1
USB Connector Type
 USB Type-B
 Mini-USB B
 USB Type-B
 Mini-USB B
USB 2.0 Port
1 1
HDMI Port
1 1
VGA (D-Sub) Port
3 3
AC Power in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC power in

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection

Storage

Optical Disc Player
 Not included
 Not included
Integrated Card Reader
 Integrated card reader
 Integrated card reader

Performance

Noise Level
32dB
BEST
34dB
Noise Level in Economy Mode
30dB
BEST
31dB
Horizontal Scan Range
15 - 102 Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Scan Range
23 - 120 Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 CRO
 IND
 VIE
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 CRO
 IND
 VIE
On Screen Display
 On screen display
 On screen display
Preset Mode
 sRGB
 Cinema
 Custom
 Dynamic
 Presentation
BEST
 sRGB
 Cinema
 Custom
 Dynamic
 Presentation
HDCP
 HDCP
 HDCP
Password Protection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Password protection

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
RMS Rated Power
2W 2W
Built-In Speaker
1 1

Design

Ceiling Mountable
 Ceiling mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Form Factor
 Portable
 Desktop
 Portable
 Desktop
Colour
 White
 Black
 White
 Black
LED Indicator
 LED indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
Product Type
 Portable projector
 Desktop projector
 Portable projector
 Desktop projector

Display

Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption On Standby
0.5W 0.5W
Typical Power Consumption
270W 265W
BEST
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
220W Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Power Consumption
280W Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50/60
 60
 50
 50/60
 60
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100
 100 - 240
 100

Operational Conditions

Operating Altitude
0 - 3000 0 - 3048
Relative Humidity Operational Range
10 - 90 10 - 90
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Certificates

Certification
Unknown - Click to provide data CB, TUV-GS, UL/cUL, FCC, CE,C-Tick, EAC, UkrSEPRO/EMC DOC, UL COC, TUV-S, PSB, KCC, KC, SASO, CCC WEEE, RoHS, REACH, SVHC, ErP

Weight & Dimensions

Packaging Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.4kg
Packaging Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 345mm
Packaging Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 225mm
Packaging Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 410mm
Weight
1.9kg
BEST
2.1kg
Height
95mm
BEST
103.7mm
Depth
222mm
BEST
228mm
Width
283mm
BEST
316mm

Packaging Content

Manual
 Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
Remote Control Type
 IR
 IR
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Battery Included
 Battery included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 VGA
 AC
 VGA
 AC
3D Glasses Included
 3D glasses included
 3D glasses included
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