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Benq MS524 vs Benq MX525

Benq MS524 vs Benq MX525

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Benq MS524
Benq MX525

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Slightly quieter noise level Edit
The Benq MS524 has a noise level of 32dB, however the Benq MX525 is a 33dB noise level projector (1dB 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.

$2,610 cheaper
The Benq MS524 costs $2,609.64 less than the Benq MX525.
Available from 4 shops
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this projector remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
18% cheaper to run
The Benq MS524 only costs $58.19 to run over five years but the Benq MX525 costs $70.76 to run (22% more). Read more
1 Reason For
Better user reviews
Based on 16 user reviews, the average review score of the Benq MX525 is 91%, whereas the average rating of the Benq MS524 is 86% (based on 13 reviews).

Reasons Against

2 Reasons Against
Four months older
The Benq MS524 is older than the Benq MX525 by four months.
Lower user review Score
The Benq MS524's average user rating is 86%, however the Benq MX525's is 91% (based on 16 reviews).
4 Reasons Against
4% louder noise level Edit
The Benq MX525 is a 33dB noise level projector. That's 1dB louder than the Benq MS524 (33dB). 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 $2,610
The Benq MX525 is $2,609.64 more expensive than the Benq MS524.
Fewer sellers
The Benq MX525 is only stocked by 1 store, but the Benq MS524 is stocked by 5 stores. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
$12.57 more expensive to run over five years
Over five years the Benq MX525 costs $70.76 to run which is $12.57 more to run than the Benq MS524. Show assumptions.

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

30 months Ago 26 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ 55.30
Electricity cost - standby $ 2.89
Total running cost $ 58.19
Purchase price $ 290.35
Total cost of ownership $ 348.54
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Electricity cost - switched on $ 67.87
Electricity cost - standby $ 2.89
Total running cost $ 70.76
Purchase price $ 2,899.99
Total cost of ownership $ 2,970.75
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Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.37T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.37 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.45T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.45 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
 13000:1
Projector Native Resolution
 XGA (1024x768)
 XGA (1024x768)
BEST
Projector Brightness
3,200 ANSI lumens 3,200 ANSI lumens
Matrix Type
 DMD
 DMD
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
40 Unknown - Click to provide data
Keystone Correction, Vertical
-40 -40 - 40
Vertical Synchronization (min)
23kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Synchronization (max)
102kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Synchronization (max)
120kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Synchronization (min)
15kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Zoom Ratio
 1.1:1
 1.1:1
Projection Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.13 - 12.47
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 16:10
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 16:10
Screen Size Compatibility
36 - 300 36 - 300
Native Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP
Colours
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours

Lamps

Lamp
1lamp(s) 1lamp(s)
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
10,000h 10,000h
Bulb Power
190W 190W
Service Life of Lamp
4,500h 4,500h

Lens System

Offset
120% 120%
Aperture Range (F-F)
2.56 - 2.8 2.56 - 2.8
Focal Length Range (f-F)
21 - 23.1 21 - 23.1

Video

3D
 3D
 3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD-Ready
 HD-Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL M
 PAL N
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL M
 PAL N
 NTSC 4.43
Supported 3D Formats
 Side by side
 Top and bottom
 Frame packing
 Frame Sequential
 Side by side
 Top and bottom
 Frame packing
 Frame Sequential

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Port
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
S-Video Inputs
1 1
Serial Interface Type
 RS-232
 RS-232
PC in (D-Sub)
 PC in (D-Sub)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio (L,R) Out
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio (L,R) in
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in
1 1
USB Connector Type
 USB Type-B
 USB Type-B
USB 2.0 Port
1 1
HDMI Port
1 1
VGA (D-Sub) Port
3 3

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
32dB
BEST
33dB
Noise Level (economic Mode)
30dB 28dB
BEST
Horizontal Scan Range
15 - 102 15 - 102
Vertical Scan Range
23 - 120 23 - 120
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
 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
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Preset Modes
 sRGB
 Cinema
 Custom
 Dynamic
 Presentation
 3D
 sRGB
 Cinema
 Custom
 Dynamic
 Presentation
 3D
HDCP
 HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data

Multimedia

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

Design

Ceiling Mountable
 Ceiling mountable
 Ceiling mountable
Colour
 White
 White
LED Indicators
 LED indicators
 LED indicators
Product Type
 Desktop projector
 Desktop projector

Display

Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W 0.5W
Power Consumption (typical)
220W
BEST
270W
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
220W 220W
Power Consumption (max)
270W 280W
AC Input Frequency
 50
 60
 50
 60
AC Input Voltage
 100
 100 - 240
 100
 100 - 240

Operational Conditions

Operating Altitude
0 - 3000 0 - 3000
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 90 10 - 90
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
1.9kg 1.9kg
Height
95mm 95mm
Depth
222mm 222mm
Width
283mm 283mm

Packaging Content

Manual
 Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 Warranty card
Cables Included
 VGA
 AC
 VGA
 AC
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