Epson Home Cinema 730HD vs BenQ MW526AE review

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Epson Home Cinema 730HD
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 730HD vs BenQ MW526AE comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. Based on our rating, Home Cinema 730HD has a total rating of 6 out of 10 versus 6.3 for MW526AE.

Advantages Epson Home Cinema 730HD over BenQ MW526AE

  • Bigger projection screen size: 33-318 inch vs 30-300 inch

Advantages BenQ MW526AE over Epson Home Cinema 730HD

  • Better brightness: 3300 vs 3000 lumens
  • Lower noise level, 32 dB vs 37 dB
  • Lower power consumption, 260 W vs 283 W
  • 3D support
  • Longer lamp life (normal mode): 4500 vs 4000 hours
  • More HDMI connectors: 2 vs 1

Common features and specifications

  • Integrated speakers

Projectors comparison chart

Overall
Epson Home Cinema 730HD
6
BenQ MW526AE
6.3
4
6
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Common

Product

Epson Home Cinema 730HD
BenQ MW526AE

Model

Home Cinema 730HD
MW526AE

Brand

Epson
BenQ

Reviews

397
42

Resolution

Native resolution

1280 x 800
1280 × 800

Max resolution (resized)

1920 x 1080
1920 x 1200

Resolution abbreviation

WXGA
WXGA

Properties

Projection screen size, inch

33-318
30-300

Projection distance, m/ft

1.4 - 4.8/3.2 - 13.1
2.4 - 10/7.9 - 32.9

Aspect ratio

16:10
16:10

Brightness, lumens

3000
3300

Contrast ratio

12000:1
15000:1

Throw ratio range

1.3:1 - 1.56:1
1.55:1 - 1.86:1

Color reproduction

1.07 billion

Projection system

3LCD
DLP

Noise level, dBA

37
32

Power consumption, W

283
260

Features

Remote control

HDR

3D

Security

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

5000
10000

Connectivity

HDMI

1
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)

0
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

2
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

23.3 x 7.8 x 29.7/9.2 x 3.1 x 11.7
33.2 x 9.9 x 24.1/13 x 3.5 x 9.4

Weight, kg/pounds

2.4/5.3
2.4/5.3
Epson Home Cinema 730HD
BenQ MW526AE
Epson Home Cinema 730HD
BenQ MW526AE

Projectors SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6
  • 6.3
  • 6Epson Home Cinema 730HD
  • 6.3BenQ MW526AE

The BenQ MW526AE is better home theater projector in this comparison. Check BenQ MW526AE price