ViewSonic PA503S vs BenQ MW526AE review

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ViewSonic PA503S
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BenQ MW526AE

If you have already decided that you want to buy a new projector, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the ViewSonic PA503S vs BenQ MW526AE comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. Based on our rating, PA503S has a total rating of 5.6 out of 10 versus 6.3 for MW526AE.

Advantages ViewSonic PA503S over BenQ MW526AE

  • Better brightness: 3600 vs 3300 lumens
  • Longer lamp life (normal mode): 5000 vs 4500 hours

Advantages BenQ MW526AE over ViewSonic PA503S

  • Lower noise level, 32 dB vs 34 dB
  • 3D support
  • More HDMI connectors: 2 vs 1

Common features and specifications

  • Equal projection screen size: 30-300 inch
  • Equal power consumption: 260 W
  • Integrated speakers

Projectors comparison chart

Overall
ViewSonic PA503S
5.6
BenQ MW526AE
6.3
4
6
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Common

Product

ViewSonic PA503S
BenQ MW526AE

Model

PA503S
MW526AE

Brand

ViewSonic
BenQ

Reviews

1649
42

Resolution

Native resolution

800 x 600
1280 × 800

Max resolution (resized)

1920 x 1200
1920 x 1200

Resolution abbreviation

SVGA
WXGA

Properties

Projection screen size, inch

30-300
30-300

Projection distance, m/ft

1.1 - 13.1/3.9 - 43
2.4 - 10/7.9 - 32.9

Aspect ratio

4:3
16:10

Brightness, lumens

3600
3300

Contrast ratio

22000:1
15000:1

Throw ratio range

1.96:1 - 2.15:1
1.55:1 - 1.86:1

Color reproduction

1.07 billion

Projection system

DLP
DLP

Noise level, dBA

34
32

Power consumption, W

260
260

Features

Remote control

HDR

3D

Security

password protection
kensington lock, password protection

Projection method

front, rear, ceiling mount, tabletop
front, rear, tabletop

Wireless connection

Additional features

has not
has not

Lamp

Lamp type, W

190
203

Lamp life (normal mode), hours

5000
4500

Lamp life (eco mode), hours

15000
10000

Connectivity

HDMI

1
2

VGA input

2
1

Composite video input (RCA)

1
1

Audio input (RCA)

1
0

Audio input (3.5mm)

1
1

Audio output (3.5mm)

1
1

SPDIF (optical)

0
0

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

MHL

RS-232

1
1

12V trigger

0
0

USB

1
0

USB (service)

0
1

Audio

Integrated speakers

Speaker power, W

2
2

Sound type

mono
mono

Lens

F-number

2.46 - 2.66

Focal length, mm

21.8 -25.6

Lens shift, %

vertical +/- 40

Zoom ratio

1.1x
1.2x

Settings

Keystone adjustment vertical, +- degrees

40
40

Keystone adjustment horizontal, +- degrees

Operating temperature

Min, C/F

0/32
0/32

Max, C/F

40/104
40/104

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, сm/inches

29.4 x 10.9 x 21.8/11.6 x 4.3 x 8.6
33.2 x 9.9 x 24.1/13 x 3.5 x 9.4

Weight, kg/pounds

2.54/5.6
2.4/5.3
ViewSonic PA503S
BenQ MW526AE
ViewSonic PA503S
BenQ MW526AE

Projectors SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.6
  • 6.3
  • 5.6ViewSonic PA503S
  • 6.3BenQ MW526AE

The BenQ MW526AE is better home theater projector in this comparison. Check BenQ MW526AE price