BenQ MW526AE vs Optoma HD131Xe review

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BenQ MW526AE
vs
Optoma HD131Xe

It makes sense comparing BenQ MW526AE vs Optoma HD131Xe because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, MW526AE has a total rating of 6.3 out of 10 versus 6.6 for HD131Xe.

Advantages BenQ MW526AE over Optoma HD131Xe

  • Better brightness: 3300 vs 2500 lumens
  • Lower power consumption, 260 W vs 262 W
  • Longer lamp life (normal mode): 4500 vs 3500 hours

Advantages Optoma HD131Xe over BenQ MW526AE

  • Bigger projection screen size: 38-301 inch vs 30-300 inch
  • Lower noise level, 26 dB vs 32 dB

Common features and specifications

  • 3D support
  • Equal HDMI connectors quantity: 2
  • Integrated speakers

Projectors comparison chart

Overall
BenQ MW526AE
6.3
Optoma HD131Xe
6.6
6
6
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Common

Product

BenQ MW526AE
Optoma HD131Xe

Model

MW526AE
HD131Xe

Brand

BenQ
Optoma

Reviews

42
196

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
38-301

Projection distance, m/ft

2.4 - 10/7.9 - 32.9
1.5-10/3.2-32.8

Aspect ratio

16:10
16:9

Brightness, lumens

3300
2500

Contrast ratio

15000:1
18000:1

Throw ratio range

1.55:1 - 1.86:1
1.5:1 - 1.8:1

Color reproduction

1.07 billion

Projection system

DLP
DLP

Noise level, dBA

32
26

Power consumption, W

260
262

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
195

Lamp life (normal mode), hours

4500
3500

Lamp life (eco mode), hours

10000
6000

Connectivity

HDMI

2
2

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
1

SPDIF (optical)

0
0

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

MHL

RS-232

1
1

12V trigger

0
0

USB

0
0

USB (service)

1
1

Audio

Integrated speakers

Speaker power, W

2
10

Sound type

mono
mono

Lens

F-number

2.46 - 2.66
2.55 - 2.86

Focal length, mm

21.8 -25.6
22.37 - 26.7

Lens shift, %

Zoom ratio

1.2x
1.2x

Settings

Keystone adjustment vertical, +- degrees

40
40

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
32.2 x 9.6 x 23.3/12.7 x 3.8 x 9.2

Weight, kg/pounds

2.4/5.3
2.9/6.4
BenQ MW526AE
Optoma HD131Xe
BenQ MW526AE
Optoma HD131Xe

Projectors SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.3
  • 6.6
  • 6.3BenQ MW526AE
  • 6.6Optoma HD131Xe

The Optoma HD131Xe is better home theater projector in this comparison. Check Optoma HD131Xe price