BenQ MW526AE vs Optoma EH500 review

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BenQ MW526AE
vs
Optoma EH500

The present review is aimed to compare two projectors - BenQ MW526AE vs Optoma EH500 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema lovers. Based on our rating, MW526AE has a total rating of 6.3 out of 10 versus 7.3 for EH500.

Advantages BenQ MW526AE over Optoma EH500

  • Lower power consumption, 260 W vs 380 W
  • Longer lamp life (normal mode): 4500 vs 2500 hours

Advantages Optoma EH500 over BenQ MW526AE

  • Better brightness: 4700 vs 3300 lumens
  • Lower noise level, 26 dB vs 32 dB

Common features and specifications

  • Equal projection screen size: 30-300 inch
  • 3D support
  • Equal HDMI connectors quantity: 2
  • Integrated speakers

Projectors comparison chart

Overall
BenQ MW526AE
6.3
Optoma EH500
7.3
6
7
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Common

Product

BenQ MW526AE
Optoma EH500

Model

MW526AE
EH500

Brand

BenQ
Optoma

Reviews

42
85

Resolution

Native resolution

1280 × 800
1920 x 1080

Max resolution (resized)

1920 x 1200
1920 x 1200

Resolution abbreviation

WXGA
Full HD

Properties

Projection screen size, inch

30-300
30-300

Projection distance, m/ft

2.4 - 10/7.9 - 32.9
1.1 - 11/3.2 - 36

Aspect ratio

16:10
16:9

Brightness, lumens

3300
4700

Contrast ratio

15000:1
10000:1

Throw ratio range

1.55:1 - 1.86:1
1.59:1 - 1.91:1

Color reproduction

1.07 billion

Projection system

DLP
DLP

Noise level, dBA

32
26

Power consumption, W

260
380

Features

Remote control

HDR

3D

Security

kensington lock, password protection
kensington lock, password protection

Projection method

front, rear, tabletop
front, rear, ceiling mount, tabletop

Wireless connection

Additional features

has not
Crestron Roomview

Lamp

Lamp type, W

203
310

Lamp life (normal mode), hours

4500
2500

Lamp life (eco mode), hours

10000
3000

Connectivity

HDMI

2
2

VGA input

1
2

Composite video input (RCA)

1
1

Audio input (RCA)

0
1

Audio input (3.5mm)

1
0

Audio output (3.5mm)

1
1

SPDIF (optical)

0
0

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

MHL

RS-232

1
1

12V trigger

0
1

USB

0
0

USB (service)

1
1

Audio

Integrated speakers

Speaker power, W

2
3

Sound type

mono
mono

Lens

F-number

2.46 - 2.66
2.5 - 2.76

Focal length, mm

21.8 -25.6
23.5 - 28.2

Lens shift, %

Zoom ratio

1.2x
1.2x

Settings

Keystone adjustment vertical, +- degrees

40
15

Keystone adjustment horizontal, +- degrees

Operating temperature

Min, C/F

0/32
5/41

Max, C/F

40/104
40/104

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, сm/inches

33.2 x 9.9 x 24.1/13 x 3.5 x 9.4
32.5 x 10.9 x 25.9/12.8 x 4.3 x 10.2

Weight, kg/pounds

2.4/5.3
3.8/8.5
BenQ MW526AE
Optoma EH500
BenQ MW526AE
Optoma EH500

Projectors SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.3
  • 7.3
  • 6.3BenQ MW526AE
  • 7.3Optoma EH500

The Optoma EH500 is better home theater projector in this comparison. Check Optoma EH500 price