BenQ MS524AE vs Epson Home Cinema 5040UB review

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BenQ MS524AE
vs
Epson Home Cinema 5040UB

We would like to share our experience after comparing and testing two projectors – BenQ MS524AE vs Epson Home Cinema 5040UB. Based on our rating, MS524AE has a total rating of 6 out of 10 versus 7.3 for Home Cinema 5040UB.

Advantages BenQ MS524AE over Epson Home Cinema 5040UB

  • Better brightness: 3300 vs 2500 lumens
  • Lower power consumption, 260 W vs 373 W
  • Longer lamp life (normal mode): 4500 vs 3500 hours
  • Integrated speakers

Advantages Epson Home Cinema 5040UB over BenQ MS524AE

  • Bigger projection screen size: 50-300 inch vs 30-300 inch
  • Lower noise level, 32 dB vs 33 dB
  • 3D support

Common features and specifications

  • Equal HDMI connectors quantity: 2
  • Equal USB ports quantity: 1

Projectors comparison chart

Overall
BenQ MS524AE
6
Epson Home Cinema 5040UB
7.3
4
7
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Common

Product

BenQ MS524AE
Epson Home Cinema 5040UB

Model

MS524AE
Home Cinema 5040UB

Brand

BenQ
Epson

Reviews

56
242

Resolution

Native resolution

800 x 600
1920 x 1080

Max resolution (resized)

1920 x 1200
3840 x 2160

Resolution abbreviation

SVGA
Full HD

Properties

Projection screen size, inch

30-300
50-300

Projection distance, m/ft

1.2 - 14.1/3.2 - 45.9
1.5 - 18.9/3.2 - 59

Aspect ratio

4:3
16:9

Brightness, lumens

3300
2500

Contrast ratio

15000:1
1000000:1

Throw ratio range

1.94:1 - 2.32:1
1.35:1 - 2.84:1

Color reproduction

1.07 billion
1.07 billion

Projection system

DLP
3LCD

Noise level, dBA

33
32

Power consumption, W

260
373

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
4K Enhancement

Lamp

Lamp type, W

200
250

Lamp life (normal mode), hours

4500
3500

Lamp life (eco mode), hours

6000
5000

Connectivity

HDMI

2
2

VGA input

2
1

Composite video input (RCA)

1
1

Audio input (RCA)

1
0

Audio input (3.5mm)

1
0

Audio output (3.5mm)

1
1

SPDIF (optical)

0
0

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

MHL

RS-232

1
1

12V trigger

0
1

USB

1
1

USB (service)

1
1

Audio

Integrated speakers

Speaker power, W

2
has not

Sound type

mono
has not

Lens

F-number

2.46 - 2.66
2.0 - 3.0

Focal length, mm

21.8 - 25.6
22.5 - 46.7

Lens shift, %

vertical +/- 96, horizontal +/- 47

Zoom ratio

1.2x
2.1x

Settings

Keystone adjustment vertical, +- degrees

40
30

Keystone adjustment horizontal, +- degrees

Operating temperature

Min, C/F

5/41
5/41

Max, C/F

35/95
35/95

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
52 x 19.3 x 44.9/20.5 x 7.6 x 17.7

Weight, kg/pounds

1.9/4.2
11/24.3
BenQ MS524AE
Epson Home Cinema 5040UB
BenQ MS524AE
Epson Home Cinema 5040UB

Projectors SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6
  • 7.3
  • 6BenQ MS524AE
  • 7.3Epson Home Cinema 5040UB

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