Optoma HD142X vs BenQ MW526AE review

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Optoma HD142X
vs
BenQ MW526AE

If you have already decided that you want to buy a new projector, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the Optoma HD142X vs BenQ MW526AE comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. Based on our rating, HD142X has a total rating of 7.3 out of 10 versus 6.3 for MW526AE.

Advantages Optoma HD142X over BenQ MW526AE

  • Lower noise level, 28 dB vs 32 dB
  • Longer lamp life (normal mode): 5000 vs 4500 hours

Advantages BenQ MW526AE over Optoma HD142X

  • Better brightness: 3300 vs 3000 lumens

Common features and specifications

  • Equal projection screen size: 30-300 inch
  • Equal power consumption: 260 W
  • 3D support
  • Equal HDMI connectors quantity: 2
  • Integrated speakers

Projectors comparison chart

Overall
Optoma HD142X
7.3
BenQ MW526AE
6.3
7
6
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Common

Product

Optoma HD142X
BenQ MW526AE

Model

HD142X
MW526AE

Brand

Optoma
BenQ

Reviews

1665
42

Resolution

Native resolution

1920 x 1080
1280 × 800

Max resolution (resized)

1920 x 1200
1920 x 1200

Resolution abbreviation

Full HD
WXGA

Properties

Projection screen size, inch

30-300
30-300

Projection distance, m/ft

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

Aspect ratio

16:9
16:10

Brightness, lumens

3000
3300

Contrast ratio

23000:1
15000:1

Throw ratio range

1.48:1 - 1.62:1
1.55:1 - 1.86:1

Color reproduction

1073.4 million

Projection system

DLP
DLP

Noise level, dBA

28
32

Power consumption, W

260
260

Features

Remote control

HDR

3D

Security

kensington lock, password protection
kensington lock, password protection

Projection method

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

Wireless connection

optional

Additional features

has not
has not

Lamp

Lamp type, W

195
203

Lamp life (normal mode), hours

5000
4500

Lamp life (eco mode), hours

6000
10000

Connectivity

HDMI

2
2

VGA input

1
1

Composite video input (RCA)

1
1

Audio input (RCA)

1
0

Audio input (3.5mm)

0
1

Audio output (3.5mm)

1
1

SPDIF (optical)

0
0

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

MHL

RS-232

0
1

12V trigger

1
0

USB

1
0

USB (service)

0
1

Audio

Integrated speakers

Speaker power, W

10
2

Sound type

mono
mono

Lens

F-number

2.5 - 2.67
2.46 - 2.66

Focal length, mm

21.86 - 24
21.8 -25.6

Lens shift, %

Zoom ratio

1.1x
1.2x

Settings

Keystone adjustment vertical, +- degrees

40
40

Keystone adjustment horizontal, +- degrees

Operating temperature

Min, C/F

5/41
0/32

Max, C/F

40/104
40/104

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, сm/inches

29.7 x 9.4 x 22.8/11.7 x 3.7 x 9
33.2 x 9.9 x 24.1/13 x 3.5 x 9.4

Weight, kg/pounds

2.4/5.5
2.4/5.3
Optoma HD142X
BenQ MW526AE
Optoma HD142X
BenQ MW526AE

Projectors SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.3
  • 6.3
  • 7.3Optoma HD142X
  • 6.3BenQ MW526AE

The Optoma HD142X is better home theater projector in this comparison. Check Optoma HD142X price