BenQ MS524AE vs Epson Home Cinema LS100 review

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BenQ MS524AE
vs
Epson Home Cinema LS100

We would like to share our experience after comparing and testing two projectors – BenQ MS524AE vs Epson Home Cinema LS100. Based on our rating, MS524AE has a total rating of 6 out of 10 versus 6.6 for Home Cinema LS100.

Advantages BenQ MS524AE over Epson Home Cinema LS100

  • Bigger projection screen size: 30-300 inch vs 70-130 inch
  • Lower noise level, 33 dB vs 38 dB
  • Lower power consumption, 260 W vs 448 W

Advantages Epson Home Cinema LS100 over BenQ MS524AE

  • Better brightness: 4000 vs 3300 lumens
  • Longer lamp life (normal mode): 20000 vs 4500 hours
  • More HDMI connectors: 3 vs 2
  • More USB ports: 2 vs 1

Common features and specifications

  • Integrated speakers

Projectors comparison chart

Overall
BenQ MS524AE
6
Epson Home Cinema LS100
6.6
4
5
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Common

Product

BenQ MS524AE
Epson Home Cinema LS100

Model

MS524AE
Home Cinema LS100

Brand

BenQ
Epson

Reviews

56
49

Resolution

Native resolution

800 x 600
1920 x 1200

Max resolution (resized)

1920 x 1200
1920 x 1200

Resolution abbreviation

SVGA
WUXGA

Properties

Projection screen size, inch

30-300
70-130

Projection distance, m/ft

1.2 - 14.1/3.2 - 45.9
0.4 - 0.6/1 - 1.4

Aspect ratio

4:3
16:10

Brightness, lumens

3300
4000

Contrast ratio

15000:1
2800

Throw ratio range

1.94:1 - 2.32:1
0.27:1

Color reproduction

1.07 billion
1.07 billion

Projection system

DLP
DLP

Noise level, dBA

33
38

Power consumption, W

260
448

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

Lamp life (normal mode), hours

4500
20000

Lamp life (eco mode), hours

6000
30000

Connectivity

HDMI

2
3

VGA input

2
1

Composite video input (RCA)

1
1

Audio input (RCA)

1
1

Audio input (3.5mm)

1
1

Audio output (3.5mm)

1
1

SPDIF (optical)

0
0

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

MHL

RS-232

1
0

12V trigger

0
0

USB

1
2

USB (service)

1
1

Audio

Integrated speakers

Speaker power, W

2
16

Sound type

mono
mono

Lens

F-number

2.46 - 2.66
1.6

Focal length, mm

21.8 - 25.6
4.2

Lens shift, %

vertical +/- 3, horizontal +/- 3

Zoom ratio

1.2x
1.3x

Settings

Keystone adjustment vertical, +- degrees

40
3

Keystone adjustment horizontal, +- degrees

3

Operating temperature

Min, C/F

5/41
0/32

Max, C/F

35/95
45/113

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
48.2 x 43.1 x 17.7/19.4 x 17.2 x 7.4

Weight, kg/pounds

1.9/4.2
10.8/24.3
BenQ MS524AE
Epson Home Cinema LS100
BenQ MS524AE
Epson Home Cinema LS100

Projectors SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6
  • 6.6
  • 6BenQ MS524AE
  • 6.6Epson Home Cinema LS100

The Epson Home Cinema LS100 is better home theater projector in this comparison. Check Epson Home Cinema LS100 price