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Benq TH534vsOptoma HD26

Benq TH534

75

Overall Score

75

Overall Score

Benq TH534

£543.82
Our Verdict:
A recently released and fully featured moderate noise level 1080p projector, with very low running costs
53
Value for Money
Average
85
Features
Fully-Featured
92
Age
7 Months Old
83
Running Costs
£61 Over 5 Years
75
Overall Score
Very Good
32dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 15000:1 No Aug 2017
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 32dB
Projector Native Resolution 1920 X 1080 (1080p)
Contrast Ratio 15000:1
3D No
Release Date Aug 2017
Optoma HD26

78

Overall Score

78

Overall Score

Optoma HD26

£552.17
Our Verdict:
A top-quality and very popular moderate noise level 1080p multimedia projector, with two industry awards and very low running costs
90
Reviews
92 Reviews + 2 Awards
54
Value for Money
Average
92
Features
Fully-Featured
71
Age
3 Years Old
91
Running Costs
£48 Over 5 Years
78
Overall Score
Very Good
31dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 23000:1 Yes Aug 2014
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 31dB
Projector Native Resolution 1920 X 1080 (1080p)
Contrast Ratio 23000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Aug 2014
Benq TH534

75

Overall Score

75

Overall Score

Benq TH534

£543.82
Our Verdict:
A recently released and fully featured moderate noise level 1080p projector, with very low running costs
53
Value for Money
Average
85
Features
Fully-Featured
92
Age
7 Months Old
83
Running Costs
£61 Over 5 Years
75
Overall Score
Very Good
32dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 15000:1 No Aug 2017
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 32dB
Projector Native Resolution 1920 X 1080 (1080p)
Contrast Ratio 15000:1
3D No
Release Date Aug 2017
Optoma HD26

78

Overall Score

78

Overall Score

Optoma HD26

£552.17
Our Verdict:
A top-quality and very popular moderate noise level 1080p multimedia projector, with two industry awards and very low running costs
90
Reviews
92 Reviews + 2 Awards
54
Value for Money
Average
92
Features
Fully-Featured
71
Age
3 Years Old
91
Running Costs
£48 Over 5 Years
78
Overall Score
Very Good
31dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 23000:1 Yes Aug 2014
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 31dB
Projector Native Resolution 1920 X 1080 (1080p)
Contrast Ratio 23000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Aug 2014

Top Prices

Benq TH534 Optoma HD26
10 hours agoFree 1 Business Day Delivery With Free Trial of Amazon PrimeNext Day Delivery Available
£543.82
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Projectorshop24
£546.00
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2 days agoReceive it TomorrowPay in Installments
£570.97
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2 days agoNext Day Delivery AvailablePay in Installments
£570.97
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16 hours agoExcellent Customer Feedback
£577.29
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2 days ago
£581.00
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£589.00
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16 hours agoExcellent Customer Feedback
£616.89
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£642.89
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£800.73
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16 hours agoExcellent Customer Feedback
£840.36
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£552.17
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Reasons For

Benq TH534 Optoma HD26
5 Reasons For
100 ANSI Lumens Brighter Projector Brightness
Benq TH534 is 3,300 ANSI lumens brightness, but the Optoma HD26 is only a 3,200 ANSI lumens brightness projector (100 ANSI lumens dimmer).

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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13W Bigger Bulb Power
The Benq TH534 is a 203W lamp power projector, whereas the Optoma HD26 is only a 190W lamp power projector (13W smaller).

This denotes how powerful the bulb in the projector is, measured in watts (W).

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

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17% Longer Service Life of Lamp
The Benq TH534 has a service life of lamp of 6,000h, however the Optoma HD26 is only a 5,000h lamp service life projector (1,000h shorter).

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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Cheaper by £8
The Benq TH534 costs £543.82, whereas the Optoma HD26 is £552.17.
More Shops Are Selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
5 Reasons For
1dB Quieter Noise Level
The Optoma HD26 has a noise level of 31dB, but the Benq TH534 is a 32dB projector (1dB 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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3D
The Optoma HD26 supports 3D, whereas the Benq TH534 does not.

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.

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£14 Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
The Optoma HD26 is £14 cheaper to run than the Benq TH534 over five years.
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More Popular
The Optoma HD26 is a more popular choice amongst buyers.
Better Brand
Optoma projectors have an average rating of 87.9%, however Benq has an average rating of 84.4%.

Reviews & Awards

Awards

Benq TH534 Optoma HD26
No awards found
2 Awards

Average Expert Rating

Benq TH534 Optoma HD26
No reviews found
Best
5 stars
2 reviews
4 stars
5 reviews
3 stars
2 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

Benq TH534 Optoma HD26
No reviews found
Best
5 stars
55 reviews
4 stars
23 reviews
3 stars
1 review
2 stars
3 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average Brand Rating

Optoma has a better average brand rating than Benq. The average brand rating for Optoma is 87.93% based on 4,108 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Benq is 84.37% based on 3,047 reviews.
Benq TH534 Optoma HD26
Benq

84

84

Based on 3,047 reviews
Optoma

88

88

Based on 4,108 reviews

Date Released

Benq TH534 Optoma HD26
7 months old Best 44 months old

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.

Bulb Power

This denotes how powerful the bulb in the projector is, measured in watts (W).

A more powerful 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.

3D

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.

Benq TH534 Optoma HD26
Best
No
Yes

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 TH534
Benq
TH534
8 trees 0.3 tonnes CO2
Optoma HD26
Optoma
HD26
6 trees 0.24 tonnes CO2 (Best)

Specification

 
 
 
Performance Benq TH534 Optoma HD26
Noise Level 32dB 31dB
BEST
Noise Level (economic Mode) 28dB 26dB
BEST
Horizontal Scan Range Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Scan Range Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Projector Benq TH534 Optoma HD26
Projector Native Resolution
1920 x 1080 (1080p)
 1920 x 1080 (1080p)
1920 x 1080 (1080p)
 1920 x 1080 (1080p)
Contrast Ratio
23000:1
 23000:1
23000:1
 23000:1
Projector Brightness 3,300 ANSI Lumens
BEST
3,200 ANSI Lumens
Keystone Correction, Horizontal Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Digital Resolution
1920 x 1200
 1920 x 1200
1920 x 1200
 1920 x 1200
Maximum Analog Resolution
1920 x 1200
 1920 x 1200
1920 x 1200
 1920 x 1200
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size Unknown - Click to provide data 0.65"
Uniformity Unknown - Click to provide data 80%
Minimum Vertical Synchronization 23kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Horizontal Synchronization 102,000kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Vertical Synchronization 120kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Horizontal Synchronization 15,000kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Zoom Ratio
1.2:1
 1.2:1
1.2:1
 1.2:1
Projection Distance Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Size Compatibility
 
 
 
Lamps Benq TH534 Optoma HD26
Lamp 1lamp(s) 1lamp(s)
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode) 4,500h 6,500h
BEST
Bulb Power 203W
BEST
190W
Service Life of Lamp 6,000h
BEST
5,000h
 
 
 
Lens System Benq TH534 Optoma HD26
Digital Zoom Unknown - Click to provide data 2x
Offset Unknown - Click to provide data 116%
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
 
 
 
Video Benq TH534 Optoma HD26
Supported Graphics Resolutions
1600 x 1200 (UXGA) 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
1280 x 768 (WXGA) 1280 x 768
1024 x 768 (XGA) 800 x 600 (SVGA)
640 x 480 (VGA)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1280 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 768
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
1600 x 1200 (UXGA) 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
1280 x 768 (WXGA) 1280 x 768
1024 x 768 (XGA) 800 x 600 (SVGA)
640 x 480 (VGA)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1280 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 768
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Benq TH534 Optoma HD26
RS-232 Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
S-Video Inputs 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Outputs 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 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port 1 1
HDMI Port 2 2
VGA (D-Sub) Port 2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Remote (IR) Output 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Storage Benq TH534 Optoma HD26
Optical Disc Player Type
Not included
 Not included
Not included
 Not included
 
 
 
Multimedia Benq TH534 Optoma HD26
RMS Rated Power Unknown - Click to provide data 10W
Built-In Speaker Unknown - Click to provide data 1
 
 
 
Power Benq TH534 Optoma HD26
Power Consumption (standby) 0.5W 0.5W
Power Consumption (typical) 252W 233W
BEST
Power Consumption (economy Mode) Unknown - Click to provide data 193W
Maximum Power Consumption 260W 262W
 
 
 
Operational Conditions Benq TH534 Optoma HD26
Operating Altitude Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Benq TH534 Optoma HD26
Weight 2.4kg
BEST
2.5kg
Height 99mm 114mm
Depth 214.3mm 224mm
Width 332.4mm 315mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Benq TH534 Optoma HD26
Cables Included
VGA AC
 VGA
 AC
VGA AC
 VGA
 AC
 
 
 
Technical Details Benq TH534 Optoma HD26
Contrast Ratio
25000:1
 25000:1
25000:1
 25000:1

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