BenQ MS524AE vs Optoma UHD50 review

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BenQ MS524AE
vs
Optoma UHD50

We had a chance to test and compare two models: BenQ MS524AE vs Optoma UHD50 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 8.6 for UHD50.

Advantages BenQ MS524AE over Optoma UHD50

  • Better brightness: 3300 vs 2400 lumens
  • Lower power consumption, 260 W vs 348 W
  • Longer lamp life (normal mode): 4500 vs 4000 hours

Advantages Optoma UHD50 over BenQ MS524AE

  • Bring the cinematic 4K UHD experience home with the UHD50
  • Bigger projection screen size: 34-302 inch vs 30-300 inch
  • Lower noise level, 28 dB vs 33 dB
  • UHD50 is HDR-compatible
  • 3D support
  • Stereo sound vs mono from integrated speakers

Common features and specifications

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

Projectors comparison chart

Overall
BenQ MS524AE
6
Optoma UHD50
8.6
4
8
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Common

Product

BenQ MS524AE
Optoma UHD50

Model

MS524AE
UHD50

Brand

BenQ
Optoma

Reviews

56
252

Resolution

Native resolution

800 x 600
3840 x 2160

Max resolution (resized)

1920 x 1200
4096 x 2160

Resolution abbreviation

SVGA
4K UHD

Properties

Projection screen size, inch

30-300
34-302

Projection distance, m/ft

1.2 - 14.1/3.2 - 45.9
1.2 - 8.1/3.2 - 26.2

Aspect ratio

4:3
16:9

Brightness, lumens

3300
2400

Contrast ratio

15000:1
500000:1

Throw ratio range

1.94:1 - 2.32:1
1.21:1 - 1.59:1

Color reproduction

1.07 billion
1.07 billion

Projection system

DLP
DLP

Noise level, dBA

33
28

Power consumption, W

260
348

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
DLP

Lamp

Lamp type, W

200
240

Lamp life (normal mode), hours

4500
4000

Lamp life (eco mode), hours

6000
15000

Connectivity

HDMI

2
2

VGA input

2
1

Composite video input (RCA)

1
0

Audio input (RCA)

1
0

Audio input (3.5mm)

1
1

Audio output (3.5mm)

1
1

SPDIF (optical)

0
1

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

MHL

RS-232

1
1

12V trigger

0
1

USB

1
1

USB (service)

1
0

Audio

Integrated speakers

Speaker power, W

2
5

Sound type

mono
stereo

Lens

F-number

2.46 - 2.66
2.5 - 3.26

Focal length, mm

21.8 - 25.6
20.91 - 32.62

Lens shift, %

vertical +/- 15

Zoom ratio

1.2x
1.3x

Settings

Keystone adjustment vertical, +- degrees

40
15

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
38.1 x 12.7 x 27.9/ 15.4 x 5.1 x 11.1

Weight, kg/pounds

1.9/4.2
4.9/11.8
BenQ MS524AE
Optoma UHD50
BenQ MS524AE
Optoma UHD50

Projectors SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6
  • 8.6
  • 6BenQ MS524AE
  • 8.6Optoma UHD50

The Optoma UHD50 is better home theater projector in this comparison. Check Optoma UHD50 price