Epson Home Cinema 2040 vs BenQ MW526AE review

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Epson Home Cinema 2040
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 Epson Home Cinema 2040 vs BenQ MW526AE comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. Based on our rating, Home Cinema 2040 has a total rating of 7.3 out of 10 versus 6.3 for MW526AE.

Advantages Epson Home Cinema 2040 over BenQ MW526AE

  • Bigger projection screen size: 34-332 inch vs 30-300 inch

Advantages BenQ MW526AE over Epson Home Cinema 2040

  • Better brightness: 3300 vs 2200 lumens
  • Lower noise level, 32 dB vs 37 dB
  • Lower power consumption, 260 W vs 307 W
  • Longer lamp life (normal mode): 4500 vs 4000 hours

Common features and specifications

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

Projectors comparison chart

Overall
Epson Home Cinema 2040
7.3
BenQ MW526AE
6.3
6
6
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Common

Product

Epson Home Cinema 2040
BenQ MW526AE

Model

Home Cinema 2040
MW526AE

Brand

Epson
BenQ

Reviews

382
42

Resolution

Native resolution

1920 x 1080
1280 × 800

Max resolution (resized)

1920 x 1080
1920 x 1200

Resolution abbreviation

Full HD
WXGA

Properties

Projection screen size, inch

34-332
30-300

Projection distance, m/ft

0.8 - 10.9/2.9 - 35.8
2.4 - 10/7.9 - 32.9

Aspect ratio

16:10
16:10

Brightness, lumens

2200
3300

Contrast ratio

35000:1
15000:1

Throw ratio range

1.22:1 - 1.47:1
1.55:1 - 1.86:1

Color reproduction

1.07 billion

Projection system

3LCD
DLP

Noise level, dBA

37
32

Power consumption, W

307
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

200
203

Lamp life (normal mode), hours

4000
4500

Lamp life (eco mode), hours

7500
10000

Connectivity

HDMI

2
2

VGA input

1
1

Composite video input (RCA)

1
1

Audio input (RCA)

2
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

0
0

USB

1
0

USB (service)

1
1

Audio

Integrated speakers

Speaker power, W

5
2

Sound type

mono
mono

Lens

F-number

1.58 - 1.72
2.46 - 2.66

Focal length, mm

16.9 - 20.28
21.8 -25.6

Lens shift, %

vertical +/- 30, horizontal +/- 30

Zoom ratio

1.2x
1.2x

Settings

Keystone adjustment vertical, +- degrees

30
40

Keystone adjustment horizontal, +- degrees

30

Operating temperature

Min, C/F

5/41
0/32

Max, C/F

35/95
40/104

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, сm/inches

29.7 x 24.5 x 11.4/11.7 x 4.4 x 9.6
33.2 x 9.9 x 24.1/13 x 3.5 x 9.4

Weight, kg/pounds

2.9/6.4
2.4/5.3
Epson Home Cinema 2040
BenQ MW526AE
Epson Home Cinema 2040
BenQ MW526AE

Projectors SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.3
  • 6.3
  • 7.3Epson Home Cinema 2040
  • 6.3BenQ MW526AE

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