Benq MS524 vs Viewsonic PJD5155
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Benq MS524vsViewsonic PJD5155

Benq MS524

82

Overall Score

82

Overall Score

Benq MS524

£239.99
£67.90
Our Verdict:
A bargain price and classic moderate noise level SVGA projector, with very low running costs and good features
87
Reviews
61 Reviews
94
Value for Money
Excellent
73
Features
Good Features
68
Age
3 Years Old
86
Running Costs
£54 Over 5 Years
82
Overall Score
Excellent
32dB 800 X 600 (SVGA) 13000:1 Yes Nov 2014
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 32dB
Projector Native Resolution 800 X 600 (SVGA)
Contrast Ratio 13000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Nov 2014
Viewsonic PJD5155

82

Overall Score

82

Overall Score

Viewsonic PJD5155

£287.48
£38.00
Our Verdict:
A classic and bargain price moderate noise level SVGA projector, with low running costs and good features
87
Reviews
23 Reviews
96
Value for Money
Excellent
73
Features
Good Features
69
Age
3 Years Old
79
Running Costs
£64 Over 5 Years
82
Overall Score
Excellent
34dB 800 X 600 (SVGA) 2400:1 Yes Dec 2014
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 34dB
Projector Native Resolution 800 X 600 (SVGA)
Contrast Ratio 2400:1
3D Yes
Release Date Dec 2014
Benq MS524

82

Overall Score

82

Overall Score

Benq MS524

£239.99
£67.90
Our Verdict:
A bargain price and classic moderate noise level SVGA projector, with very low running costs and good features
87
Reviews
61 Reviews
94
Value for Money
Excellent
73
Features
Good Features
68
Age
3 Years Old
86
Running Costs
£54 Over 5 Years
82
Overall Score
Excellent
32dB 800 X 600 (SVGA) 13000:1 Yes Nov 2014
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 32dB
Projector Native Resolution 800 X 600 (SVGA)
Contrast Ratio 13000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Nov 2014
Viewsonic PJD5155

82

Overall Score

82

Overall Score

Viewsonic PJD5155

£287.48
£38.00
Our Verdict:
A classic and bargain price moderate noise level SVGA projector, with low running costs and good features
87
Reviews
23 Reviews
96
Value for Money
Excellent
73
Features
Good Features
69
Age
3 Years Old
79
Running Costs
£64 Over 5 Years
82
Overall Score
Excellent
34dB 800 X 600 (SVGA) 2400:1 Yes Dec 2014
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 34dB
Projector Native Resolution 800 X 600 (SVGA)
Contrast Ratio 2400:1
3D Yes
Release Date Dec 2014

Top Prices

Benq MS524 Viewsonic PJD5155
Box
£239.99
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£291.99
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£297.20
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BenQ MS524 SVGA 3200 Lumens HDMI 3D Business Data Projector (Brand new, unopened)
£307.89
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£442.34
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£557.32
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£287.48
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£308.99
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ViewSonic LightStream PJD5155 4:3 SVGA Projector ( 3300 Lumens SuperColo VGA HDMI Speakers) - Black
£342.75
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Reasons For

Benq MS524 Viewsonic PJD5155
4 Reasons For
2dB Quieter Noise Level
The Benq MS524 has a noise level of 32dB, however the Viewsonic PJD5155 is a 34dB projector (2dB louder).

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.

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£47 Cheaper
The Benq MS524 costs £47.49 less than the Viewsonic PJD5155.
More Shops Are Selling it
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this projector remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
16% Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
The Benq MS524 is £10 cheaper to run than the Viewsonic PJD5155 over five years.
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4 Reasons For
4% Brighter Projector Brightness
Viewsonic PJD5155 is 3,300 ANSI lumens brightness. That's 100 ANSI lumens brighter than the Benq MS524 (3,200 ANSI lumens).

This is how bright the bulb in the projector is, measured in 'lumens'.

A brighter bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

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56% Longer Service Life of Lamp
The Viewsonic PJD5155 has a service life of lamp of 10,000h. That's 5,500h longer than the Benq MS524 (4,500h).

This indicates how long the lamp in the projector will last before it needs to be replaced, measured in hours.

A longer life lamp means you'll need to replace it far less frequently, saving you money.

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User Reviews Are Moderately Better
Based on 21 reviews, the average user review score of the Viewsonic PJD5155 is 95%, but the average rating of the Benq MS524 is 92% (based on 50 reviews).
Better Brand
Viewsonic projectors have an average rating of 88.6%, however Benq has an average rating of 86.6%.

Reviews & Awards

Average Expert Rating

The Benq MS524 and the Viewsonic PJD5155 have identical average expert review scores. For both projectors the average expert review score is 70%.
Benq MS524 Viewsonic PJD5155
Best
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
1 review
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
Best
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
1 review
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

The Viewsonic PJD5155 has better user reviews than the Benq MS524. The average user reviews score for the Viewsonic PJD5155 is 95% based on 21 reviews, where as the average score for the Benq MS524 is 92% based on 50 reviews.
Benq MS524 Viewsonic PJD5155
5 stars
34 reviews
4 stars
12 reviews
3 stars
4 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
Best
5 stars
17 reviews
4 stars
3 reviews
3 stars
1 review
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average Brand Rating

Viewsonic has a better average brand rating than Benq. The average brand rating for Viewsonic is 88.55% based on 1,036 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Benq is 86.56% based on 2,773 reviews.
Benq MS524 Viewsonic PJD5155
Benq

87

87

Based on 2,773 reviews
Viewsonic

89

89

Based on 1,036 reviews

PC Mag Review Score

Benq MS524 Viewsonic PJD5155
PC Mag logo
Business and schools on a tight budget should consider the BenQ MS524 ($359). As a low-resolution data projector with few frills, it provides good brightness and solid data-image quality. This DLP-based projector has an SVGA (800-by-600) native resol...
Low price
Bright
Lightweight
Good lamp life
Can project 3D content
Weak audio
Modest set of connection choices
The BenQ MS524 offers good brightness and solid data-image quality in a low-priced SVGA data projector......
Nov 2014
PC Mag logo
The ViewSonic LightStream PJD5155 ($389.99) is a modestly priced data projector with good brightness and a basic feature set. It has decent data and video image quality for a low-resolution (SVGA) model, and a solid set of ports. It's a good choice f...
Modestly priced
Portable
Bright
Can project 3D content from Blu-ray players, as well as PCs
Soft volume on audio
Lacks carrying case
The ViewSonic LightStream PJD5155 is a bright data projector, with solid image quality, that can be had for a modest price......
May 2015

Date Released

Benq MS524 Viewsonic PJD5155
39 months old 38 months old Best

Key Features

Noise Level

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.

Projector Brightness

This is how bright the bulb in the projector is, measured in 'lumens'.

A brighter bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

Service Life Of Lamp

This indicates how long the lamp in the projector will last before it needs to be replaced, measured in hours.

A longer life lamp means you'll need to replace it far less frequently, saving you money.

Energy Efficiency

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Projector running costs calculated based on an average of 5 hours of use per week. The running cost comprises the electricity cost when using the projector and the electricity standby cost. Compare all energy saving projectors.

Environmental Impact

We have calculated the amount of CO2 that will be generated by running each of these projectors for 5 years. We have then converted that into the number of tree seedlings that you would need to plant and grow for 10 years in order to offset that amount of CO2.
Benq MS524
Benq
MS524
7 trees 0.27 tonnes CO2 (Best)
Viewsonic PJD5155
Viewsonic
PJD5155
8 trees 0.32 tonnes CO2

Specification

 
 
 
Performance Benq MS524 Viewsonic PJD5155
Noise Level 32dB
BEST
34dB
Noise Level (economic Mode) 30dB
BEST
31dB
Horizontal Scan Range Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Scan Range Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Projector Benq MS524 Viewsonic PJD5155
Projector Native Resolution
800 x 600 (SVGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
800 x 600 (SVGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
Contrast Ratio
13000:1
 13000:1
13000:1
 13000:1
Projector Brightness 3,200 ANSI Lumens 3,300 ANSI Lumens
BEST
Keystone Correction, Horizontal Unknown - Click to provide data
Keystone Correction, Vertical
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
Projector Brightness (economic Mode) Unknown - Click to provide data 2,560 ANSI Lumens
Zoom Ratio
1.1:1
 1.1:1
1.1:1
 1.1:1
Projection Distance Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Size Compatibility
 
 
 
Lamps Benq MS524 Viewsonic PJD5155
Lamp 1lamp(s) Unknown - Click to provide data
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode) 10,000h 6,000h
BEST
Bulb Power 190W 190W
Service Life of Lamp 4,500h
BEST
10,000h
 
 
 
Lens System Benq MS524 Viewsonic PJD5155
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) Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F) Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Video Benq MS524 Viewsonic PJD5155
Supported Graphics Resolutions
1600 x 1200 (UXGA) 640 x 480 (VGA)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
1600 x 1200 (UXGA) 640 x 480 (VGA)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Benq MS524 Viewsonic PJD5155
RS-232 Port 1 1
S-Video Inputs 1 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in Unknown - Click to provide data 1
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 2.0 Port 1 1
HDMI Port 1 1
VGA (D-Sub) Port 3 3
 
 
 
Storage Benq MS524 Viewsonic PJD5155
Optical Disc Player Type
Not included
 Not included
Not included
 Not included
 
 
 
Multimedia Benq MS524 Viewsonic PJD5155
RMS Rated Power 2W 2W
Built-In Speaker 1 1
 
 
 
Power Benq MS524 Viewsonic PJD5155
Power Consumption (standby) 0.5W 0.5W
Power Consumption (typical) 220W
BEST
265W
Power Consumption (economy Mode) 220W Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Power Consumption 270W Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Operational Conditions Benq MS524 Viewsonic PJD5155
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
 
 
 
Certificates Benq MS524 Viewsonic PJD5155
Certification Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Benq MS524 Viewsonic PJD5155
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 Benq MS524 Viewsonic PJD5155
Cables Included
AC VGA
 AC
 VGA
AC VGA
 AC
 VGA

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