Benq MW526 vs Sony VPL-DX142

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Benq MW526
Sony VPL-DX142

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
3D image projection Edit
The Benq MW526 supports 3D image projection, however the Sony VPL-DX142 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-DX142 only has one VGA (D-Sub) port.
A lot higher RMS rated power Edit
The Benq MW526 has an RMS rated power of 2W, but the Sony VPL-DX142 is only a 1W RMS rated power projector (1W lower).
200g lighter Edit
The Benq MW526 is a 2.3kg heavy projector, whereas the Sony VPL-DX142 is a 2.5kg heavy projector (200g heavier).
Cheaper by £47
The Benq MW526 is £47.40 cheaper than the Sony VPL-DX142.
6 Reasons For
A lot longer service life of lamp in economic mode Edit
The Sony VPL-DX142 has a service life of lamp in economic mode of 10,000h, but the Benq MW526 is only a 6,000h service life of lamp in economic mode projector (4,000h shorter).
A little bigger lamp power Edit
The Sony VPL-DX142 has a lamp power of 210W, but the Benq MW526 is only a 203W lamp power projector (7W smaller).
Slightly longer lamp service life Edit
The Sony VPL-DX142 has a lamp service life of 5,000h, whereas the Benq MW526 is only a 4,500h lamp service life projector (500h shorter).
22W lower power consumption in economy mode Edit
The Sony VPL-DX142 is a 190W power consumption (in economy mode) projector. That's 22W lower than the Benq MW526 (190W).
4 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this projector.
12% cheaper to run
Over five years the Sony VPL-DX142 only costs £74.20 to run but the Benq MW526 costs £84.77 to run (14% more). Read more

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Significantly 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-DX142 is a 10,000h service life of lamp in economic mode projector (4,000h longer).
A little smaller lamp power Edit
The Benq MW526 has a lamp power of 203W, however the Sony VPL-DX142 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-DX142 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-DX142 (190W).
Fewer sellers
The Benq MW526 is only stocked by 4 sellers, but the Sony VPL-DX142 is stocked by 8 retailers. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
£10.57 more expensive to run over five years
The Benq MW526 costs £84.77 to run which is £10.57 more to run than the Sony VPL-DX142 over five years. Show assumptions.
6 Reasons Against
Does not support 3D image projection Edit
The Sony VPL-DX142 does not support 3D image projection, whereas 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.

Only one VGA (D-Sub) port Edit
The Sony VPL-DX142 is a one VGA (D-Sub) port projector, whereas the Benq MW526 only has three VGA (D-Sub) ports.
1W lower RMS rated power Edit
The Sony VPL-DX142 has an RMS rated power of 1W, whereas the Benq MW526 is a 2W RMS rated power projector (1W higher).
200g heavier Edit
The Sony VPL-DX142 has a weight of 2.5kg, however the Benq MW526 is a 2.3kg heavy projector (200g lighter).
More expensive by £47
The Sony VPL-DX142 is £47.40 more expensive than the Benq MW526.
Older by five months
The Sony VPL-DX142 is five months older than the Benq MW526.

Average User Rating

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Date Released

23 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 £ 336.00
Total cost of ownership £ 420.77
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 70.51
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.69
Total running cost £ 74.20
Purchase price £ 383.40
Total cost of ownership £ 457.60
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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 3,200 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"
Colour Light Output
Unknown - Click to provide data 3,200 ANSI lumens
Brightness in Economy Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,000 ANSI lumens
Zoom Ratio
 1.3:1
 1.3:1
BEST
Supported Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3
Compatible Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 30 - 300
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP
Supported Number of Colours Display
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours

Lamps

Lamp
Unknown - Click to provide data 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
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
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

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 987BTU/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

Colour
 Silver
 White
 Silver
 White
LED Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicator
Product Type
 Portable projector
 Desktop projector
 Portable projector
 Desktop projector

Display

Built-In Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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 290W
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 Storage Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 20 - 80
Relative Humidity Operational Range
10 - 90 20 - 80
Storage Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -10 - 60
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 35

Weight & Dimensions

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

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
Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 VGA
 AC
BEST
 VGA
 AC
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