Optoma HD29Darbee vs BenQ MW526AE review

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Optoma HD29Darbee
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 HD29Darbee vs BenQ MW526AE comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. Based on our rating, HD29Darbee has a total rating of 7 out of 10 versus 6.3 for MW526AE.

Advantages Optoma HD29Darbee over BenQ MW526AE

  • Lower noise level, 29 dB vs 32 dB
  • Longer lamp life (normal mode): 5000 vs 4500 hours
  • Stereo sound vs mono from integrated speakers

Advantages BenQ MW526AE over Optoma HD29Darbee

  • Better brightness: 3300 vs 3200 lumens
  • Lower power consumption, 260 W vs 264 W

Common features and specifications

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

Projectors comparison chart

Overall
Optoma HD29Darbee
7
BenQ MW526AE
6.3
6
6
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Common

Product

Optoma HD29Darbee
BenQ MW526AE

Model

HD29Darbee
MW526AE

Brand

Optoma
BenQ

Reviews

342
42

Resolution

Native resolution

1920 x 1080
1280 × 800

Max resolution (resized)

1920 x 1200
1920 x 1200

Resolution abbreviation

WUXGA
WXGA

Properties

Projection screen size, inch

30-300
30-300

Projection distance, m/ft

1 - 10.8/3.2 - 32.8
2.4 - 10/7.9 - 32.9

Aspect ratio

16:9
16:10

Brightness, lumens

3200
3300

Contrast ratio

30000:1
15000:1

Throw ratio range

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

Color reproduction

1.07 billion

Projection system

DLP
DLP

Noise level, dBA

29
32

Power consumption, W

264
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

Additional features

has not
has not

Lamp

Lamp type, W

190
203

Lamp life (normal mode), hours

5000
4500

Lamp life (eco mode), hours

10000
10000

Connectivity

HDMI

2
2

VGA input

0
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

stereo
mono

Lens

F-number

2.5 - 2.67
2.46 - 2.66

Focal length, mm

21.09.2024
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 9.6 x 23.1/11.7 x 3.8 x 9.1
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 HD29Darbee
BenQ MW526AE
Optoma HD29Darbee
BenQ MW526AE

Projectors SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7
  • 6.3
  • 7Optoma HD29Darbee
  • 6.3BenQ MW526AE

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