BenQ W1080ST vs Epson Home Cinema 5040UB review

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BenQ W1080ST
vs
Epson Home Cinema 5040UB

We would like to share our experience after comparing and testing two projectors – BenQ W1080ST vs Epson Home Cinema 5040UB. Based on our rating, W1080ST has a total rating of 6.6 out of 10 versus 7.3 for Home Cinema 5040UB.

Advantages BenQ W1080ST over Epson Home Cinema 5040UB

  • Lower power consumption, 353 W vs 373 W
  • Integrated speakers

Advantages Epson Home Cinema 5040UB over BenQ W1080ST

  • Bigger projection screen size: 50-300 inch vs 38-300 inch
  • Better brightness: 2500 vs 2000 lumens
  • Lower noise level, 32 dB vs 33 dB

Common features and specifications

  • 3D support
  • Equal lamp life (normal mode): 3500 hours
  • Equal HDMI connectors quantity: 2
  • Equal USB ports quantity: 1

Projectors comparison chart

Overall
BenQ W1080ST
6.6
Epson Home Cinema 5040UB
7.3
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7
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Common

Product

BenQ W1080ST
Epson Home Cinema 5040UB

Model

W1080ST
Home Cinema 5040UB

Brand

BenQ
Epson

Reviews

232
242

Resolution

Native resolution

1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080

Max resolution (resized)

1920 x 1200
3840 x 2160

Resolution abbreviation

Full HD
Full HD

Properties

Projection screen size, inch

38-300
50-300

Projection distance, m/ft

0.6 - 4.5/2 - 15
1.5 - 18.9/3.2 - 59

Aspect ratio

16:9
16:9

Brightness, lumens

2000
2500

Contrast ratio

10000:1
1000000:1

Throw ratio range

0.69:1 - 0.83:1
1.35:1 - 2.84:1

Color reproduction

1.07 billion
1.07 billion

Projection system

DLP
3LCD

Noise level, dBA

33
32

Power consumption, W

353
373

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
4K Enhancement

Lamp

Lamp type, W

240
250

Lamp life (normal mode), hours

3500
3500

Lamp life (eco mode), hours

5000
5000

Connectivity

HDMI

2
2

VGA input

1
1

Composite video input (RCA)

1
1

Audio input (RCA)

1
0

Audio input (3.5mm)

0
0

Audio output (3.5mm)

1
1

SPDIF (optical)

0
0

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

MHL

RS-232

1
1

12V trigger

1
1

USB

1
1

USB (service)

1
1

Audio

Integrated speakers

Speaker power, W

10
has not

Sound type

mono
has not

Lens

F-number

2.6 - 2.78
2.0 - 3.0

Focal length, mm

10.2 - 12.24
22.5 - 46.7

Lens shift, %

vertical +/- 30%
vertical +/- 96, horizontal +/- 47

Zoom ratio

1.2x
2.1x

Settings

Keystone adjustment vertical, +- degrees

40
30

Keystone adjustment horizontal, +- degrees

Operating temperature

Min, C/F

5/41
5/41

Max, C/F

35/95
35/95

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, сm/inches

31.1 x 10.3 x 24.3/12.2 x 4.1 x 9.6
52 x 19.3 x 44.9/20.5 x 7.6 x 17.7

Weight, kg/pounds

2.8/6.2
11/24.3
BenQ W1080ST
Epson Home Cinema 5040UB
BenQ W1080ST
Epson Home Cinema 5040UB

Projectors SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.6
  • 7.3
  • 6.6BenQ W1080ST
  • 7.3Epson Home Cinema 5040UB

The Epson Home Cinema 5040UB is better home theater projector in this comparison. Check Epson Home Cinema 5040UB price

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