BenQ MW526AE vs Epson EX7220 review

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BenQ MW526AE
vs
Epson EX7220

We would like to share our experience after comparing and testing two projectors – BenQ MW526AE vs Epson EX7220. Based on our rating, both projectors have the same overall rating of 6.3.

Advantages BenQ MW526AE over Epson EX7220

  • Better brightness: 3300 vs 3000 lumens
  • Lower noise level, 32 dB vs 37 dB
  • Lower power consumption, 260 W vs 283 W
  • 3D support
  • More HDMI connectors: 2 vs 1

Advantages Epson EX7220 over BenQ MW526AE

  • Bigger projection screen size: 33-318 inch vs 30-300 inch
  • Wireless connection enabled
  • Longer lamp life (normal mode): 5000 vs 4500 hours

Common features and specifications

  • Integrated speakers

Projectors comparison chart

Overall
BenQ MW526AE
6.3
Epson EX7220
6.3
6
6
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Common

Product

BenQ MW526AE
Epson EX7220

Model

MW526AE
EX7220

Brand

BenQ
Epson

Reviews

42
116

Resolution

Native resolution

1280 × 800
1280 x 800

Max resolution (resized)

1920 x 1200
1400 x 1050

Resolution abbreviation

WXGA
WXGA

Properties

Projection screen size, inch

30-300
33-318

Projection distance, m/ft

2.4 - 10/7.9 - 32.9
0.9 - 9/2.9 - 29.5

Aspect ratio

16:10
16:10

Brightness, lumens

3300
3000

Contrast ratio

15000:1
10000:1

Throw ratio range

1.55:1 - 1.86:1
1.3:1 - 1.56:1

Color reproduction

1.07 billion

Projection system

DLP
3LCD

Noise level, dBA

32
37

Power consumption, W

260
283

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
has not

Lamp

Lamp type, W

203
200

Lamp life (normal mode), hours

4500
5000

Lamp life (eco mode), hours

10000
6000

Connectivity

HDMI

2
1

VGA input

1
1

Composite video input (RCA)

1
1

Audio input (RCA)

0
1

Audio input (3.5mm)

1
0

Audio output (3.5mm)

1
0

SPDIF (optical)

0
0

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

MHL

RS-232

1
0

12V trigger

0
0

USB

0
1

USB (service)

1
1

Audio

Integrated speakers

Speaker power, W

2
2

Sound type

mono
mono

Lens

F-number

2.46 - 2.66
1.58 - 1.72

Focal length, mm

21.8 -25.6
16.9 - 20.28

Lens shift, %

vertical +/- 30, horizontal +/- 30

Zoom ratio

1.2x
1.2x

Settings

Keystone adjustment vertical, +- degrees

40
30

Keystone adjustment horizontal, +- degrees

30

Operating temperature

Min, C/F

0/32
5/41

Max, C/F

40/104
35/95

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
29.4 x7.8 x 22.8/11.6 x 3.1 x 9

Weight, kg/pounds

2.4/5.3
2.4/5.2
BenQ MW526AE
Epson EX7220
BenQ MW526AE
Epson EX7220

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  • 6.3
  • 6.3
  • 6.3BenQ MW526AE
  • 6.3Epson EX7220

The BenQ MW526AE is better home theater projector in this comparison. Check BenQ MW526AE price