BenQ MW526AE vs Epson Home Cinema 3000 review

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Rating 5 5
BenQ MW526AE
vs
Epson Home Cinema 3000

It makes sense comparing BenQ MW526AE vs Epson Home Cinema 3000 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 Home Cinema 3000.

Advantages BenQ MW526AE over Epson Home Cinema 3000

  • Better brightness: 3300 vs 2300 lumens
  • Lower noise level, 32 dB vs 35 dB
  • Lower power consumption, 260 W vs 361 W
  • Longer lamp life (normal mode): 4500 vs 3500 hours

Common features and specifications

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

Projectors comparison chart

Overall
BenQ MW526AE
6.3
Epson Home Cinema 3000
6.6
6
6
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Common

Product

BenQ MW526AE
Epson Home Cinema 3000

Model

MW526AE
Home Cinema 3000

Brand

BenQ
Epson

Reviews

42
107

Resolution

Native resolution

1280 × 800
1920 x 1080

Max resolution (resized)

1920 x 1200
1920 x 1080

Resolution abbreviation

WXGA
Full HD

Properties

Projection screen size, inch

30-300
30-300

Projection distance, m/ft

2.4 - 10/7.9 - 32.9
1.4 - 8.7/4.7 - 28.8

Aspect ratio

16:10
16:9

Brightness, lumens

3300
2300

Contrast ratio

15000:1
60000:1

Throw ratio range

1.55:1 - 1.86:1
1.32:1 - 2.15:1

Color reproduction

1.07 billion

Projection system

DLP
3LCD

Noise level, dBA

32
35

Power consumption, W

260
361

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
250

Lamp life (normal mode), hours

4500
3500

Lamp life (eco mode), hours

10000
5000

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
1

USB

0
1

USB (service)

1
1

Audio

Integrated speakers

has not

Speaker power, W

2
has not

Sound type

mono
has not

Lens

F-number

2.46 - 2.66
1.51 - 1.99

Focal length, mm

21.8 -25.6
18.2 - 29.2

Lens shift, %

vertical +/- 60, horizontal +/- 24

Zoom ratio

1.2x
1.6x

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
41 x 16 x 32/16.14 x 6.3 x 12.6

Weight, kg/pounds

2.4/5.3
3.1/6.9
BenQ MW526AE
Epson Home Cinema 3000
BenQ MW526AE
Epson Home Cinema 3000

Projectors SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.3
  • 6.6
  • 6.3BenQ MW526AE
  • 6.6Epson Home Cinema 3000

The Epson Home Cinema 3000 is better home theater projector in this comparison. Check Epson Home Cinema 3000 price