BenQ MS524AE vs BenQ HT3550 review

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Rating 5 5
BenQ MS524AE
vs
BenQ HT3550

We would like to share our experience after comparing and testing two projectors – BenQ MS524AE vs BenQ HT3550. Based on our rating, MS524AE has a total rating of 6 out of 10 versus 8 for HT3550.

Advantages BenQ MS524AE over BenQ HT3550

  • Bigger projection screen size: 30-300 inch vs 30-200 inch
  • Better brightness: 3300 vs 2000 lumens
  • Lower power consumption, 260 W vs 350 W
  • Longer lamp life (normal mode): 4500 vs 4000 hours

Advantages BenQ HT3550 over BenQ MS524AE

  • Bring the cinematic 4K UHD experience home with the HT3550
  • Lower noise level, 30 dB vs 33 dB
  • HT3550 is HDR-compatible
  • 3D support
  • More USB ports: 2 vs 1
  • Stereo sound vs mono from integrated speakers

Common features and specifications

  • Equal HDMI connectors quantity: 2
  • Integrated speakers

Projectors comparison chart

Overall
BenQ MS524AE
6
BenQ HT3550
8
4
8
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Common

Product

BenQ MS524AE
BenQ HT3550

Model

MS524AE
HT3550

Brand

BenQ
BenQ

Reviews

56
242

Resolution

Native resolution

800 x 600
3840 x 2160

Max resolution (resized)

1920 x 1200
3840 x 2160

Resolution abbreviation

SVGA
4K UHD

Properties

Projection screen size, inch

30-300
30-200

Projection distance, m/ft

1.2 - 14.1/3.2 - 45.9
0.7 - 9.9/1.8 - 29.5

Aspect ratio

4:3
16:9

Brightness, lumens

3300
2000

Contrast ratio

15000:1
30000:1

Throw ratio range

1.94:1 - 2.32:1
1.13:1 - 1.47:1

Color reproduction

1.07 billion
1.07 billion

Projection system

DLP
DLP

Noise level, dBA

33
30

Power consumption, W

260
350

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
245

Lamp life (normal mode), hours

4500
4000

Lamp life (eco mode), hours

6000
15000

Connectivity

HDMI

2
2

VGA input

2
0

Composite video input (RCA)

1
0

Audio input (RCA)

1
0

Audio input (3.5mm)

1
0

Audio output (3.5mm)

1
1

SPDIF (optical)

0
1

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

MHL

RS-232

1
1

12V trigger

0
1

USB

1
2

USB (service)

1
1

Audio

Integrated speakers

Speaker power, W

2
5

Sound type

mono
stereo

Lens

F-number

2.46 - 2.66
1.9 - 2.47

Focal length, mm

21.8 - 25.6
12 - 15.6

Lens shift, %

vertical +/- 10

Zoom ratio

1.2x
1.3x

Settings

Keystone adjustment vertical, +- degrees

40
30

Keystone adjustment horizontal, +- degrees

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

28.3 x 9.4 x 22.1/11.1 x 3.7 x 8.7
38 x 12.7 x 26.3/14.9 x 5 x 10.3

Weight, kg/pounds

1.9/4.2
4.2/9.3
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  • 6
  • 8
  • 6BenQ MS524AE
  • 8BenQ HT3550

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