Sony VPLHW45ES vs BenQ MS524 review

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Rating 5 5
Sony VPLHW45ES
vs
BenQ MS524

If you have already decided that you want to buy a new projector, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the Sony VPLHW45ES vs BenQ MS524 comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. Based on our rating, VPLHW45ES has a total rating of 7.3 out of 10 versus 6 for MS524.

Advantages Sony VPLHW45ES over BenQ MS524

  • Bigger projection screen size: 40-300 inch vs 30-300 inch
  • More HDMI connectors: 2 vs 1

Advantages BenQ MS524 over Sony VPLHW45ES

  • Better brightness: 3200 vs 1800 lumens
  • Lower noise level, 33 dB vs 35 dB
  • Lower power consumption, 270 W vs 310 W
  • Longer lamp life (normal mode): 4500 vs 4000 hours
  • Integrated speakers

Common features and specifications

  • 3D support

Projectors comparison chart

Overall
Sony VPLHW45ES
7.3
BenQ MS524
6
6
6
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Common

Product

Sony VPLHW45ES
BenQ MS524

Model

VPLHW45ES
MS524

Brand

Sony
BenQ

Reviews

92
234

Resolution

Native resolution

1920 x 1080
800 x 600

Max resolution (resized)

1920 x 1080
1600 x 1200

Resolution abbreviation

Full HD
SVGA

Properties

Projection screen size, inch

40-300
30-300

Projection distance, m/ft

2.4 - 9.6/6.5 - 29.5
1.2 - 12.4/3.2 - 39.3

Aspect ratio

16:9
4:3

Brightness, lumens

1800
3200

Contrast ratio

120000:1
13000:1

Throw ratio range

1.36:1 - 2.16:1
1.86:1 - 2.0:14

Color reproduction

1.07 billion
1.07 billion

Projection system

SXRD
DLP

Noise level, dBA

35
33

Power consumption, W

310
270

Features

Remote control

HDR

3D

Security

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

225
190

Lamp life (normal mode), hours

4000
4500

Lamp life (eco mode), hours

6000
10000

Connectivity

HDMI

2
1

VGA input

1
1

Composite video input (RCA)

1
1

Audio input (RCA)

1
1

Audio input (3.5mm)

0
1

Audio output (3.5mm)

1
0

SPDIF (optical)

0
0

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

MHL

RS-232

1
1

12V trigger

0
0

USB

1
0

USB (service)

0
1

Audio

Integrated speakers

Speaker power, W

has not
2

Sound type

has not
mono

Lens

F-number

2.0 - 3.17
2.56 - 2.8

Focal length, mm

22.5 - 47.2
21 - 23.1

Lens shift, %

vertical +/- 71, horizontal +/- 25
vertical +/- 30

Zoom ratio

1.6x
1.1x

Settings

Keystone adjustment vertical, +- degrees

40
30

Keystone adjustment horizontal, +- degrees

Operating temperature

Min, C/F

5/41
0/32

Max, C/F

40/104
35/95

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, сm/inches

40.6 x 17.7 x 46.2/16 x 7 x 18.2
28.3 x 9.5 x 22.2/11.4 x 3.7 x 8.7

Weight, kg/pounds

9.07/20.1
1.9/4.19
Sony VPLHW45ES
BenQ MS524
Sony VPLHW45ES
BenQ MS524

Projectors SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.3
  • 6
  • 7.3Sony VPLHW45ES
  • 6BenQ MS524

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