Benq MS524 vs Viewsonic PJD5155

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Benq MS524
Viewsonic PJD5155

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
40% longer service life of lamp (economic mode) Edit
Benq MS524 is 10,000h service life of lamp in economic mode. 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 (economic 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).
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 service life of lamp Edit
The Viewsonic PJD5155 has a service life of lamp of 10,000h. That's 5,500h longer than the Benq MS524 (10,000h).
£110 cheaper
The Viewsonic PJD5155 costs £249.00, whereas the Benq MS524 is £359.39.
Available from 16 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 service life of lamp Edit
The Benq MS524 is a 4,500h lamp service life projector. That's 5,500h shorter than the Viewsonic PJD5155 (10,000h).
£110 more expensive
The Benq MS524 is more expensive than the Viewsonic PJD5155 by £110.39.
Less retailers
Only 3 shops sells the Benq MS524, whereas 19 retailers 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).
5 Reasons Against
67% shorter service life of lamp (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 (economic mode) Edit
The Viewsonic PJD5155 has a noise level (economic 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).

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

31 months Ago 26 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 £ 249.00
Total cost of ownership £ 337.62
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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).
11
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).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Projector

Contrast Ratio (typical)
 2400:1
 2400:1
BEST
Projector Native Resolution
 SVGA (800x600)
 SVGA (800x600)
Projector Brightness
3,200 ANSI lumens 3,300 ANSI lumens
BEST
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
40 Unknown - Click to provide data
Keystone Correction, Vertical
-40 -40 - 40
Vertical Synchronization (min)
23kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Synchronization (max)
102kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Synchronization (max)
120kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Synchronization (min)
15kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Projector Brightness (economic Mode)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,560 ANSI lumens
Zoom Ratio
 1.1:1
BEST
 1.1:1
Projection Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 - 8
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
Screen Size Compatibility
36 - 300 30 - 300
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP
Number of Colours
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours

Lamps

Lamps Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
10,000h
BEST
6,000h
Bulb Power
190W 190W
Service Life of Lamp
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 (F-F)
2.56 - 2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
21 - 23.1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

3D
 3D
 3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
BEST
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
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 Ports
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
1 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
PC Audio in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC Audio in
Serial Interface Type
 RS-232
 RS-232
PC Audio Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC Audio out
PC in (D-Sub)
 PC in (D-Sub)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio (L,R) Out
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio (L,R) in
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in
1 1
USB Connector Type
 USB Type-B
 Mini-USB B
 USB Type-B
 Mini-USB B
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 1
HDMI Ports Quantity
1 1
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
3 3
AC (power) in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC (power) in

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN

Storage

Card Reader Integrated
 Card reader integrated
 Card reader integrated

Performance

Noise Level
32dB
BEST
34dB
Noise Level (economic Mode)
30dB
BEST
31dB
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 THA
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 VIE
 IND
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 THA
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 VIE
 IND
On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)
HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP
Password Protection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Password protection

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
2W 2W
Number of Built-In Speakers
1 1

Design

Colour of Product
 White
 Black
 White
 Black
LED Indicators
 LED indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
Product Type
 Desktop projector
 Desktop projector

Display

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

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W 0.5W
Power Consumption (typical)
220W
BEST
265W
Power Consumption (max)
270W Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Frequency
 50
 60
 50
 60
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100
 100 - 240
 100

Operational Conditions

Operating Altitude
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 3048
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 10 - 90
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 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

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

Packaging Content

Manual
 Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
Remote Control Type
 IR
 IR
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 VGA
 AC
 VGA
 AC
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