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Benq MW526 vs Sony VPL-DX142

Benq MW526 vs Sony VPL-DX142

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Benq MW526
Sony VPL-DX142

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
3D Edit
The Benq MW526 supports 3D, however the Sony VPL-DX142 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.

Full HD Edit
The Benq MW526 supports full HD, but the Sony VPL-DX142 does not support full HD. Read more

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

8dB quieter noise level Edit
The Benq MW526 is a 33dB noise level projector. That's 8dB quieter than the Sony VPL-DX142 (41dB). 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.

Cheaper by £34
The Benq MW526 is £33.59 cheaper than the Sony VPL-DX142.
4 Reasons For
A little bigger bulb power Edit
Sony VPL-DX142 is 210W lamp power, but the Benq MW526 is only a 203W lamp power projector (7W smaller).
Slightly longer service life of lamp Edit
The Sony VPL-DX142 is a 5,000h lamp service life projector, whereas the Benq MW526 is only a 4,500h lamp service life projector (500h shorter).
1 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

4 Reasons Against
A little smaller bulb power Edit
The Benq MW526 has a bulb power of 203W, however the Sony VPL-DX142 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-DX142 is a 5,000h lamp service life projector (500h longer).
Fewer sellers
The Benq MW526 is only stocked by 3 sellers, but the Sony VPL-DX142 is stocked by 4 sellers. 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.
4 Reasons Against
Does not support full HD Edit
The Sony VPL-DX142 does not support full HD, however the Benq MW526 supports full HD. Read more

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

20% louder noise level Edit
The Sony VPL-DX142 is a 41dB noise level projector. That's 8dB louder than the Benq MW526 (41dB). 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.

More expensive by £34
The Sony VPL-DX142 is £33.59 more expensive than the Benq MW526.
Older by eight months
The Sony VPL-DX142 is eight months older than the Benq MW526.

Average User Rating

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Date Released

26 months Ago 34 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 £ 349.81
Total cost of ownership £ 434.58
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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 (typical)
 13000:1
BEST
 13000:1
Projector Native Resolution
 WXGA (1280x800)
BEST
 WXGA (1280x800)
Projector Brightness
3,200 ANSI lumens 3,200 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"
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
Colour Light Output
Unknown - Click to provide data 3,200 ANSI lumens
Projector Brightness (economic Mode)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,000 ANSI lumens
Zoom Ratio
 1.3:1
 1.3:1
BEST
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:10
 16:9
 4:3
 16:10
 16:9
 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
1lamp(s) 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)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
BEST
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
Full HD
 Full HD
BEST
 Full HD
Video Colour Modes
 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
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
Microphone in
 Microphone in
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
 Mini-USB B
 USB Type-B
 Mini-USB 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
AC (power) in
 AC (power) in
Unknown - Click to provide data

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
41dB
Noise Level (economic Mode)
28dB 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 (OSD) Languages
 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 (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Preset Modes
 sRGB
 Cinema
 Custom
 Dynamic
 Presentation
 Bright
BEST
 sRGB
 Cinema
 Custom
 Dynamic
 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

Ceiling Mountable
 Ceiling mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Silver
 White
 Silver
 White
LED Indicators
 LED indicators
 LED indicators
Product Type
 Desktop projector
 Portable projector
 Desktop projector
 Portable 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 290W
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
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 20 - 80
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 90 20 - 80
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data -10 - 60
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 35

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
1.9kg
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
Batteries Included
 Batteries 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
Cables Included
 VGA
 AC
BEST
 VGA
 AC
3D Glasses Included
 3D glasses included
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

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