Benq MW526 vs Sony VPL-DX122

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Benq MW526
Sony VPL-DX122

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
600 ANSI lumens brighter projector brightness Edit
The Benq MW526 is a 3,200 ANSI lumens brightness projector, whereas the Sony VPL-DX122 is only a 2,600 ANSI lumens brightness projector (600 ANSI lumens dimmer).
3D image projection Edit
The Benq MW526 supports 3D image projection, however the Sony VPL-DX122 does not support 3D image projection. Read more

3D compatible projectors are able to display 3D content. Most projectors will require you to wear special glasses in order to view the 3D effect.

A 3D projector allows you to view the huge range of 3D films and content that is now available.

Three VGA (D-Sub) ports Edit
The number of VGA (D-Sub) ports on the Benq MW526 is three, but the Sony VPL-DX122 only has one VGA (D-Sub) port.
1W higher RMS rated power Edit
The Benq MW526 has an RMS rated power of 2W, but the Sony VPL-DX122 is only a 1W RMS rated power projector (1W lower).
A bit lighter Edit
The Benq MW526 is a 2.3kg heavy projector, whereas the Sony VPL-DX122 is a 2.5kg heavy projector (200g heavier).
A little narrower Edit
The Benq MW526 has a width of 302.8mm, however the Sony VPL-DX122 is a 315mm wide projector (12.2mm wider).
Cheaper by £47
The Benq MW526 is £46.77 cheaper than the Sony VPL-DX122.
Significantly better user reviews
The average user review score of the Benq MW526 is 88% based on 13 reviews, whereas the average rating of the Sony VPL-DX122 is 60% (based on 1 review).
6 Reasons For
40% longer service life of lamp in economic mode Edit
The Sony VPL-DX122 is a 10,000h service life of lamp in economic mode projector. That's 4,000h longer than the Benq MW526 (10,000h).
4% bigger lamp power Edit
The Sony VPL-DX122 is a 210W lamp power projector. That's 7W bigger than the Benq MW526 (210W).
10% longer lamp service life Edit
The Sony VPL-DX122 is a 5,000h lamp service life projector. That's 500h longer than the Benq MW526 (5,000h).
12% lower power consumption in economy mode Edit
The Sony VPL-DX122 has a power consumption in economy mode of 190W, however the Benq MW526 is a 212W power consumption (in economy mode) projector (22W higher).
Available from 3 shops
The more retailers stock this projector, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
£10.57 cheaper to run
The Sony VPL-DX122 is £10.57 cheaper to run than the Benq MW526 over five years. Read more

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
4,000h shorter service life of lamp in economic mode Edit
The Benq MW526 has a service life of lamp in economic mode of 6,000h, however the Sony VPL-DX122 is a 10,000h service life of lamp in economic mode projector (4,000h longer).
7W smaller lamp power Edit
The Benq MW526 has a lamp power of 203W, however the Sony VPL-DX122 is a 210W lamp power projector (7W bigger).
Shorter lamp service life Edit
The Benq MW526 has a lamp service life of 4,500h, but the Sony VPL-DX122 is a 5,000h lamp service life projector (500h longer).
Higher power consumption in economy mode Edit
Benq MW526 is 212W power consumption (in economy mode). That's 22W higher than the Sony VPL-DX122 (190W).
Fewer sellers
The Benq MW526 is only stocked by 5 shops, but the Sony VPL-DX122 is stocked by 8 shops. Read more
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Older by one month
The Benq MW526 is one month older than the Sony VPL-DX122.
Higher running costs over five years by £10.57
The running costs of the Benq MW526 are £84.77 which is £10.57 more than the Sony VPL-DX122 over five years. Show assumptions.
8 Reasons Against
Dimmer projector brightness Edit
Sony VPL-DX122 is only 2,600 ANSI lumens brightness. That's 600 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Benq MW526 (2,600 ANSI lumens).
Does not support 3D image projection Edit
The Sony VPL-DX122 does not support 3D image projection, however the Benq MW526 supports 3D image projection. Read more

3D compatible projectors are able to display 3D content. Most projectors will require you to wear special glasses in order to view the 3D effect.

A 3D projector allows you to view the huge range of 3D films and content that is now available.

Two less VGA (D-Sub) ports Edit
The Sony VPL-DX122 has one VGA (D-Sub) port, however the Benq MW526 only has three VGA (D-Sub) ports.
Vastly lower RMS rated power Edit
The Sony VPL-DX122 is a 1W RMS rated power projector. That's 1W lower than the Benq MW526 (1W).
Heavier Edit
Sony VPL-DX122 is 2.5kg heavy. That's 200g heavier than the Benq MW526 (2.5kg).
Wider Edit
The Sony VPL-DX122 is a 315mm wide projector. That's 12.2mm wider than the Benq MW526 (315mm).
£47 more expensive
The Sony VPL-DX122 is more expensive than the Benq MW526 by £46.77.
Hugely Lower user review Score
The Sony VPL-DX122 only has an average user rating of 60%, but the Benq MW526 has an average user rating of 88% (based on 13 reviews).

Average User Rating

Date Released

29 months Ago 29 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 81.08
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.69
Total running cost £ 84.77
Purchase price £ 273.00
Total cost of ownership £ 357.77
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 70.51
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.69
Total running cost £ 74.20
Purchase price £ 319.77
Total cost of ownership £ 393.97
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Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.42T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.42 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.37T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.37 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
9
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Projector

Contrast Ratio
 3000:1
 3000:1
BEST
Native Projector Resolution
 WXGA (1280x800)
BEST
 WXGA (1280x800)
Projector Brightness
3,200 ANSI lumens
BEST
2,600 ANSI lumens
Horizontal Keystone Correction
-40 - 40 -30 - 30
Vertical Keystone Correction
-40 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data
Matrix Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.63"
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
Colour Light Output
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,600 ANSI lumens
Brightness in Economy Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,700 ANSI lumens
Number of Colours
1,070M Unknown - Click to provide data
Zoom Ratio
 1.2:1
 1.2:1
Supported Aspect Ratio
 16:10
 16:9
 4:3
 16:10
 16:9
 4:3
Compatible Screen Size
53 - 300 30 - 300
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP
Supported Number of Colours Display
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours

Lamps

Lamp
1 1
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
6,000h 10,000h
BEST
Lamp Type
 UHP
 UHP
Lamp Power
203W 210W
BEST
Lamp Service Life
4,500h 5,000h
BEST

Lens System

Throw Ratio
 1.49 - 1.79:1
 1.49 - 1.79:1
Offset
125% Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range
2.59 - 2.86 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
21 - 25.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Mode
 Manual
 Manual

Video

3D Image Projection
 3D image projection
BEST
 3D image projection
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
BEST
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
Full HD Projection
 Full HD projection
 Full HD projection
Video Colour Mode
 sRGB
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Presentation
BEST
 sRGB
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Presentation
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL M
 PAL N
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL M
 PAL N
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43
3D Format
 Side by side
 Top and bottom
 Frame packing
 Frame Sequential
 Side by side
 Top and bottom
 Frame packing
 Frame Sequential

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
S-Video Input
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Serial Interface Type
 RS-232
 RS-232
D-Sub PC in Port
 D-Sub PC in port
Unknown - Click to provide data
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
Microphone Input
 Microphone input
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Out Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio in Port
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector Type
 USB Type-B
 USB Type-B
USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
1 1
VGA (D-Sub) Port
3
BEST
1
HDMI Port
 Full-size
 Full-size
AC Power in
 AC power in
Unknown - Click to provide data

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
33dB Unknown - Click to provide data
Noise Level in Economy Mode
31dB Unknown - Click to provide data
Heat Dissipation
Unknown - Click to provide data 985BTU/h
Horizontal Scan Range
15 - 102 19 - 92
Vertical Scan Range
23 - 120 48 - 92
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 CRO
 IND
 TUR
 VIE
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 CRO
 IND
 TUR
 VIE
On Screen Display
 On screen display
 On screen display
Preset Mode
 sRGB
 Cinema
 Presentation
 Bright
BEST
 sRGB
 Cinema
 Presentation
 Bright
HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP

Multimedia

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

Design

Ceiling Mountable
 Ceiling mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Form Factor
 Portable
 Desktop
 Portable
 Desktop
Colour
 Silver
 White
 Silver
 White
LED Indicator
 LED indicator
 LED indicator
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
253W 220W
BEST
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
212W 190W
BEST
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 289W
AC Adapter Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240 100 - 240
USB Powered
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB powered
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 - 1500 Unknown - Click to provide data
Relative Humidity Operational Range
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
2.3kg
BEST
2.5kg
Height
111.8mm 75mm
BEST
Depth
221.8mm
BEST
230.5mm
Width
302.8mm
BEST
315mm

Packaging Content

Manual
 Manual
 Manual
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
 Warranty card
Cable Included
 VGA
 AC
 VGA
 AC
3D Glasses Included
 3D glasses included
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

RS-232C Port
 RS-232C port
Unknown - Click to provide data
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