BenQ MS524AE vs Optoma HD27 review

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BenQ MS524AE
vs
Optoma HD27

We had a chance to test and compare two models: BenQ MS524AE vs Optoma HD27 and this review should help people who are looking for a good projector. Based on our rating, MS524AE has a total rating of 6 out of 10 versus 7 for HD27.

Advantages BenQ MS524AE over Optoma HD27

  • Better brightness: 3300 vs 3200 lumens

Advantages Optoma HD27 over BenQ MS524AE

  • Lower noise level, 26 dB vs 33 dB
  • 3D support
  • Longer lamp life (normal mode): 5000 vs 4500 hours

Common features and specifications

  • Equal projection screen size: 30-300 inch
  • Equal power consumption: 260 W
  • Equal HDMI connectors quantity: 2
  • Equal USB ports quantity: 1
  • Integrated speakers

Projectors comparison chart

Overall
BenQ MS524AE
6
Optoma HD27
7
4
6
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Common

Product

BenQ MS524AE
Optoma HD27

Model

MS524AE
HD27

Brand

BenQ
Optoma

Reviews

56
646

Resolution

Native resolution

800 x 600
1920 x 1080

Max resolution (resized)

1920 x 1200
1920 x 1200

Resolution abbreviation

SVGA
Full HD

Properties

Projection screen size, inch

30-300
30-300

Projection distance, m/ft

1.2 - 14.1/3.2 - 45.9
1.5 - 10/3.2 - 32.8

Aspect ratio

4:3
16:9

Brightness, lumens

3300
3200

Contrast ratio

15000:1
25000:1

Throw ratio range

1.94:1 - 2.32:1
1.48:1 - 1.62:1

Color reproduction

1.07 billion
1073.4 million

Projection system

DLP
DLP

Noise level, dBA

33
26

Power consumption, W

260
260

Features

Remote control

HDR

3D

Security

kensington lock, password protection
kensington lock, password protection

Projection method

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

Wireless connection

Additional features

has not
has not

Lamp

Lamp type, W

200
195

Lamp life (normal mode), hours

4500
5000

Lamp life (eco mode), hours

6000
6000

Connectivity

HDMI

2
2

VGA input

2
1

Composite video input (RCA)

1
1

Audio input (RCA)

1
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
0

12V trigger

0
1

USB

1
1

USB (service)

1
0

Audio

Integrated speakers

Speaker power, W

2
10

Sound type

mono
mono

Lens

F-number

2.46 - 2.66
2.5 - 2.67

Focal length, mm

21.8 - 25.6
21.88 - 24

Lens shift, %

Zoom ratio

1.2x
1.1x

Settings

Keystone adjustment vertical, +- degrees

40
40

Keystone adjustment horizontal, +- degrees

Operating temperature

Min, C/F

5/41
5/41

Max, C/F

35/95
40/104

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, сm/inches

28.3 x 9.4 x 22.1/11.1 x 3.7 x 8.7
29.7 x 9.4 x 22.8/11.7 x 3.7 x 9

Weight, kg/pounds

1.9/4.2
2.4/5.5
BenQ MS524AE
Optoma HD27
BenQ MS524AE
Optoma HD27

Projectors SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 6
  • 7
  • 6BenQ MS524AE
  • 7Optoma HD27

The Optoma HD27 is better home theater projector in this comparison. Check Optoma HD27 price