BenQ HT3050 vs BenQ MS524 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

BenQ HT3050 vs BenQ MS524 comparison chart

Overall
BenQ HT3050
7.3
6
7
6

BenQ HT3050 vs BenQ MS524 review

BenQ HT3050
vs
BenQ MS524

If you have already decided that you want to buy a new projector, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the BenQ HT3050 vs BenQ MS524 comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. Based on our rating, HT3050 has a total rating of 7.3 out of 10 versus 6 for MS524.

Advantages BenQ HT3050 over BenQ MS524

  • Lower noise level, 29 dB vs 33 dB
  • More HDMI connectors: 2 vs 1
  • Stereo sound vs mono from integrated speakers

Advantages BenQ MS524 over BenQ HT3050

  • Bigger projection screen size: 30-300 inch vs 60-180 inch
  • Better brightness: 3200 vs 2000 lumens
  • Lower power consumption, 270 W vs 330 W
  • Longer lamp life (normal mode): 4500 vs 3500 hours

Common features and specifications

  • 3D support
  • Integrated speakers
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Product

BenQ HT3050
BenQ MS524

Model

HT3050
MS524

Brand

BenQ
BenQ

Reviews

209
239

Resolution

Native resolution

1920 x 1080
800 x 600

Max resolution (resized)

1920 x 1200
1600 x 1200

Resolution abbreviation

Full HD
SVGA

Properties

Projection screen size, inch

60-180
30-300

Projection distance, m/ft

1.5 - 5.9/3.2 - 16.4
1.2 - 12.4/3.2 - 39.3

Aspect ratio

16:9
4:3

Brightness, lumens

2000
3200

Contrast ratio

15000:1
13000:1

Throw ratio range

1.15:1 - 1.5:1
1.86:1 - 2.0:14

Color reproduction

1.07 billion
1.07 billion

Projection system

DLP
DLP

Noise level, dBA

29
33

Power consumption, W

330
270

Features

Remote control

HDR

3D

Security

password protection
kensington lock, password protection

Projection method

front, rear, ceiling mount, tabletop
front, rear, ceiling mount, tabletop

Wireless connection

optional

Additional features

has not
has not

Lamp

Lamp type, W

240
190

Lamp life (normal mode), hours

3500
4500

Lamp life (eco mode), hours

5000
10000

Connectivity

HDMI

2
1

VGA input

1
1

Composite video input (RCA)

1
1

Audio input (RCA)

1
1

Audio input (3.5mm)

0
1

Audio output (3.5mm)

1
0

SPDIF (optical)

0
0

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

MHL

RS-232

1
1

12V trigger

1
0

USB

1
0

USB (service)

1
1

Audio

Integrated speakers

Speaker power, W

10
2

Sound type

stereo
mono

Lens

F-number

2.59 - 2.87
2.56 - 2.8

Focal length, mm

16.88 - 21.8
21 - 23.1

Lens shift, %

vertical +/- 10
vertical +/- 30

Zoom ratio

1.3x
1.1x

Settings

Keystone adjustment vertical, +- degrees

30
30

Keystone adjustment horizontal, +- degrees

30

Operating temperature

Min, C/F

5/41
0/32

Max, C/F

35/95
35/95

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, сm/inches

38.5 x 12.7 x 27/14.98 x 4.79 x 10.91
28.3 x 9.5 x 22.2/11.4 x 3.7 x 8.7

Weight, kg/pounds

3.6/8.1
1.9/4.19

Other

Release year

2015
2014
BenQ HT3050
BenQ MS524
BenQ HT3050
BenQ MS524

Projectors SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.3
  • 6
  • 7.3BenQ HT3050
  • 6BenQ MS524

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