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Benq MW843 vs Sony VPL-SW235

Benq MW843 vs Sony VPL-SW235

Benq MW843
Sony VPL-SW235

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
30W bigger bulb power Edit
The Benq MW843 is a 240W lamp power projector, whereas the Sony VPL-SW235 is only a 210W lamp power projector (30W smaller).
3D Edit
The Benq MW843 supports 3D, whereas the Sony VPL-SW235 does not support 3D. Read more

3D compatible projectors are able to display 3D content. Most projectors will require you to wear special glasses in order to view the 3D effect.

A 3D projector allows you to view the huge range of 3D films and content that is now available.

5 Reasons For
42% longer service life of lamp Edit
Sony VPL-SW235 is 6,000h lamp service life. That's 2,500h longer than the Benq MW843 (6,000h).
2dB quieter noise level Edit
The Sony VPL-SW235 has a noise level of 34dB, whereas the Benq MW843 is a 36dB noise level projector (2dB louder). Read more

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

$400 cheaper
The Sony VPL-SW235 is $399.99 cheaper than the Benq MW843.
Available from 1 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this projector and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Cheaper to run by $19.85
The Sony VPL-SW235 is $19.85 cheaper to run than the Benq MW843 over five years. Read more

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Significantly shorter service life of lamp Edit
The Benq MW843 has a service life of lamp of 3,500h, however the Sony VPL-SW235 is a 6,000h lamp service life projector (2,500h longer).
6% louder noise level Edit
The Benq MW843 is a 36dB noise level projector. That's 2dB louder than the Sony VPL-SW235 (34dB). Read more

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

More expensive by $400
The Benq MW843 is $399.99 more expensive than the Sony VPL-SW235.
Not as many stockists
The Benq MW843 is only stocked by 1 retailer, however the Sony VPL-SW235 is stocked by 2 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this projector.
$19.85 more expensive to run over five years
The running costs over five years of the Benq MW843 are $85.84 which is $19.85 more than the Sony VPL-SW235. Show assumptions.
2 Reasons Against
15% smaller bulb power Edit
The Sony VPL-SW235 has a bulb power of 210W. That's 30W smaller than the Benq MW843 (210W).
Two months older
The Sony VPL-SW235 is older than the Benq MW843 by two months.

Date Released

33 months Ago 35 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ 82.95
Electricity cost - standby $ 2.89
Total running cost $ 85.84
Purchase price $ 1,198.99
Total cost of ownership $ 1,284.83
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Electricity cost - switched on $ 63.10
Electricity cost - standby $ 2.89
Total running cost $ 65.99
Purchase price $ 799.00
Total cost of ownership $ 864.99
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Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.54T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.54 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
14
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.42T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.42 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Projector

Contrast Ratio (typical)
 13000:1
BEST
 13000:1
Projector Native Resolution
 WXGA (1280x800)
 WXGA (1280x800)
Projector Brightness
3,000 ANSI lumens 3,000 ANSI lumens
Maximum Digital Resolution
 1600 x 1200
 1600 x 1200
BEST
Keystone Correction, Vertical
-15 - 15 10
Matrix Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.59"
Colour Light Output
Unknown - Click to provide data 3,000 ANSI lumens
Projector Brightness (economic Mode)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,700 ANSI lumens
Zoom Ratio
 Fixed
 Fixed
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:10
 16:9
 4:3
 16:10
 16:9
 4:3
Screen Size Compatibility
64 - 300 57 - 103
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:10
 16:10
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP
Colours
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours

Lamps

Lamp
1lamp(s) Unknown - Click to provide data
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
7,000h
BEST
1,000h
Lamp Type
 UHP
 UHP
Bulb Power
240W
BEST
210W
Service Life of Lamp
3,500h 6,000h
BEST

Lens System

Throw Ratio
 0.46:1
 0.46:1
Offset
147% Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Manual
 Manual

Video

3D
 3D
BEST
 3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
BEST
Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD-Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL M
 PAL N
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL M
 PAL N
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Port
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
S-Video Inputs
1 1
PC Audio in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC Audio in
Serial Interface Type
 RS-232
 RS-232
PC Audio Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC Audio out
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio (L,R) in
1 1
Composite Video in
1 1
USB Connector Type
 Mini-USB B
 USB Type-A
 USB Type-B
 Mini-USB B
 USB Type-A
 USB Type-B
USB 2.0 Port
1 2
BEST
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1
HDMI Port
1 1
VGA (D-Sub) Port
3 3
AC (power) in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC (power) in

Networking

Ethernet LAN Data Rates
 100
 10
 100
 10
BEST
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN

Storage

Optical Disc Player Type
 Not included
 Not included
Card Reader Integrated
 Card reader integrated
 Card reader integrated

Performance

Noise Level
36dB 34dB
BEST
Noise Level (economic Mode)
30dB Unknown - Click to provide data
Heat Dissipation
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,075BTU/h
Horizontal Scan Range
15 - 102 14 - 93
Vertical Scan Range
23 - 120 47 - 93
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 CRO
 IND
 VIE
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 CRO
 IND
 VIE
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Preset Modes
 sRGB
 3D
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Presentation
BEST
 sRGB
 3D
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Presentation
HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP
Other Operating Systems Supported
 Android
 iOS
 Android
 iOS

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
20W
BEST
16W
Built-In Speaker
2
BEST
1

Design

Cable Lock Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Cable lock slot
Colour
 White
 White
LED Indicators
 LED indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
Product Type
 Desktop projector
 Desktop projector

Display

Built-In Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in display

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W 0.5W
Power Consumption (typical)
330W 251W
BEST
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Unknown - Click to provide data 219W
Power Consumption (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 315W
AC Input Frequency
 50
 60
 50
 60
AC Input Voltage
 100
 100 - 240
 100
 100 - 240

Operational Conditions

Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 20 - 80
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 20 - 80
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data -10 - 60
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
5.4kg 4.4kg
BEST
Height
236.9mm 138.7mm
Depth
322.8mm 310mm
Width
339mm 365mm

Packaging Content

Manual
 Manual
 Manual
Remote Control Type
 IR
 IR
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 VGA
 AC
 VGA
 AC

Other Features

F-Number (relative Aperture)
2.53 Unknown - Click to provide data
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