BenQ MS524AE vs Optoma HD29Darbee review

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BenQ MS524AE
vs
Optoma HD29Darbee

The BenQ MS524AE vs Optoma HD29Darbee comparison proves that these projectors have many common features. Based on our rating, MS524AE has a total rating of 6 out of 10 versus 7 for HD29Darbee.

Advantages BenQ MS524AE over Optoma HD29Darbee

  • Better brightness: 3300 vs 3200 lumens
  • Lower power consumption, 260 W vs 264 W

Advantages Optoma HD29Darbee over BenQ MS524AE

  • Lower noise level, 29 dB vs 33 dB
  • 3D support
  • Longer lamp life (normal mode): 5000 vs 4500 hours
  • Stereo sound vs mono from integrated speakers

Common features and specifications

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

Projectors comparison chart

Overall
BenQ MS524AE
6
Optoma HD29Darbee
7
4
6
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Common

Product

BenQ MS524AE
Optoma HD29Darbee

Model

MS524AE
HD29Darbee

Brand

BenQ
Optoma

Reviews

56
342

Resolution

Native resolution

800 x 600
1920 x 1080

Max resolution (resized)

1920 x 1200
1920 x 1200

Resolution abbreviation

SVGA
WUXGA

Properties

Projection screen size, inch

30-300
30-300

Projection distance, m/ft

1.2 - 14.1/3.2 - 45.9
1 - 10.8/3.2 - 32.8

Aspect ratio

4:3
16:9

Brightness, lumens

3300
3200

Contrast ratio

15000:1
30000:1

Throw ratio range

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

Color reproduction

1.07 billion
1.07 billion

Projection system

DLP
DLP

Noise level, dBA

33
29

Power consumption, W

260
264

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
190

Lamp life (normal mode), hours

4500
5000

Lamp life (eco mode), hours

6000
10000

Connectivity

HDMI

2
2

VGA input

2
0

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
stereo

Lens

F-number

2.46 - 2.66
2.5 - 2.67

Focal length, mm

21.8 - 25.6
21.09.2024

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 9.6 x 23.1/11.7 x 3.8 x 9.1

Weight, kg/pounds

1.9/4.2
2.4/5.5
BenQ MS524AE
Optoma HD29Darbee
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Optoma HD29Darbee

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  • 6
  • 7
  • 6BenQ MS524AE
  • 7Optoma HD29Darbee

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