Epson Home Cinema 3700 vs BenQ MW526AE review

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Epson Home Cinema 3700
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 3700 vs BenQ MW526AE comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. Based on our rating, Home Cinema 3700 has a total rating of 7.3 out of 10 versus 6.3 for MW526AE.

Advantages Epson Home Cinema 3700 over BenQ MW526AE

  • Stereo sound vs mono from integrated speakers

Advantages BenQ MW526AE over Epson Home Cinema 3700

  • Better brightness: 3300 vs 3000 lumens
  • Lower noise level, 32 dB vs 35 dB
  • Lower power consumption, 260 W vs 384 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
  • Integrated speakers

Projectors comparison chart

Overall
Epson Home Cinema 3700
7.3
BenQ MW526AE
6.3
6
6
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Common

Product

Epson Home Cinema 3700
BenQ MW526AE

Model

Home Cinema 3700
MW526AE

Brand

Epson
BenQ

Reviews

75
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

30-300
30-300

Projection distance, m/ft

1.2 - 9.6/3.2 - 29.5
2.4 - 10/7.9 - 32.9

Aspect ratio

16:9
16:10

Brightness, lumens

3000
3300

Contrast ratio

70000:1
15000:1

Throw ratio range

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

Color reproduction

1.07 billion

Projection system

3LCD
DLP

Noise level, dBA

35
32

Power consumption, W

384
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

250
203

Lamp life (normal mode), hours

3500
4500

Lamp life (eco mode), hours

5000
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

1
1

12V trigger

0
0

USB

2
0

USB (service)

1
1

Audio

Integrated speakers

Speaker power, W

10
2

Sound type

stereo
mono

Lens

F-number

1.51 - 1.99
2.46 - 2.66

Focal length, mm

18.2 - 29.2
21.8 -25.6

Lens shift, %

vertical +/- 60, horizontal +/- 24

Zoom ratio

1.6x
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

32 x 16.2 x 40.8/12.6 x 6.4 x 16.1
33.2 x 9.9 x 24.1/13 x 3.5 x 9.4

Weight, kg/pounds

4.3/9.52
2.4/5.3
Epson Home Cinema 3700
BenQ MW526AE
Epson Home Cinema 3700
BenQ MW526AE

Projectors SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.3
  • 6.3
  • 7.3Epson Home Cinema 3700
  • 6.3BenQ MW526AE

The Epson Home Cinema 3700 is better home theater projector in this comparison. Check Epson Home Cinema 3700 price

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