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Benq MW526 vs Sony VPL-DX122

Benq MW526 vs Sony VPL-DX122

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Benq MW526
Sony VPL-DX122

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Reasons For

4 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 Edit
The Benq MW526 supports 3D, however the Sony VPL-DX122 does not support 3D. 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.

Quieter noise level Edit
The Benq MW526 is a 33dB noise level projector. That's 2dB quieter than the Sony VPL-DX122 (35dB). 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.

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).
5 Reasons For
4% bigger bulb power Edit
The Sony VPL-DX122 is a 210W lamp power projector. That's 7W bigger than the Benq MW526 (210W).
10% longer service life of lamp Edit
The Sony VPL-DX122 has a service life of lamp of 5,000h. That's 500h longer than the Benq MW526 (5,000h).
£33 cheaper
The Sony VPL-DX122 costs £319.77, whereas the Benq MW526 is £353.09.
Available from 1 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

5 Reasons Against
7W smaller bulb power Edit
The Benq MW526 has a bulb power of 203W, however the Sony VPL-DX122 is a 210W lamp power projector (7W bigger).
Shorter service life of lamp Edit
Benq MW526 is only 4,500h lamp service life, but the Sony VPL-DX122 is a 5,000h lamp service life projector (500h longer).
More expensive by £33
The Benq MW526 is £33.32 more expensive than the Sony VPL-DX122.
Fewer sellers
The Benq MW526 is only stocked by 3 retailers, but the Sony VPL-DX122 is stocked by 4 retailers. Read more
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
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.
4 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).
2dB louder noise level Edit
The Sony VPL-DX122 has a noise level of 35dB, but the Benq MW526 is a 33dB 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.

Eight months older
The Sony VPL-DX122 is older than the Benq MW526 by eight months.
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

25 months Ago 33 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 £ 353.09
Total cost of ownership £ 437.86
Details
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 (typical)
 13000:1
BEST
 13000:1
Projector Native Resolution
 WXGA (1280x800)
BEST
 WXGA (1280x800)
Projector Brightness
3,200 ANSI lumens
BEST
2,600 ANSI lumens
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
-40 - 40 -30 - 30
Keystone Correction, Vertical
-40 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data
Matrix Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.63"
Colour Light Output
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,600 ANSI lumens
Projector Brightness (economic Mode)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,700 ANSI lumens
Zoom Ratio
 1.2:1
 1.2:1
Supported Aspect Ratios
 4:3
 4:3
Screen Size Compatibility
Unknown - Click to provide data 30 - 300
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:10
 16:10
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP
Colours
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours

Lamps

Lamp
Unknown - Click to provide data 1lamp(s)
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
6,000h 10,000h
BEST
Lamp Type
 UHP
 UHP
Bulb Power
203W 210W
BEST
Service Life of Lamp
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 (F-F)
2.59 - 2.86 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
21 - 25.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Manual
 Manual

Video

3D
 3D
BEST
 3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
BEST
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
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
Supported 3D Formats
 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 Inputs
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Serial Interface Type
 RS-232
 RS-232
PC in (D-Sub)
 PC in (D-Sub)
Unknown - Click to provide data
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio (L,R) Out
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio (L,R) in
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in
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 Connector Type
 Full-size
 Full-size

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN

Storage

Optical Disc Player Type
 Not included
 Not included
Card Reader Integrated
 Card reader integrated
 Card reader integrated

Performance

Noise Level
33dB
BEST
35dB
Noise Level (economic 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 (OSD) Languages
 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 (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Preset Modes
 sRGB
 Cinema
 Presentation
 Bright
BEST
 sRGB
 Cinema
 Presentation
 Bright
HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP

Multimedia

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

Design

Colour
 Silver
 White
 Silver
 White
LED Indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicators
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 (standby)
0.5W 0.5W
Power Consumption (typical)
253W 220W
BEST
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
212W 190W
BEST
Power Consumption (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 289W
USB Powered
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB powered
AC Input Frequency
 50
 60
 50
 60
AC Input Voltage
 100
 100 - 240
 100
 100 - 240

Operational Conditions

Operating Altitude
0 - 1500 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

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
 Manual
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
 Warranty card
Cables Included
 VGA
 AC
 VGA
 AC
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