Benq MW853UST+ vs Epson PowerLite 955W

Benq MW853UST+
Epson PowerLite 955W

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
7% brighter projector brightness Edit
The Benq MW853UST+ has a projector brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens. That's 200 ANSI lumens brighter than the Epson PowerLite 955W (3,000 ANSI lumens).
Longer service life of lamp (economic mode) Edit
Benq MW853UST+ is 7,000h service life of lamp in economic mode. That's 1,000h longer than the Epson PowerLite 955W (6,000h).
Bigger bulb power Edit
Benq MW853UST+ is 230W lamp power. That's 30W bigger than the Epson PowerLite 955W (200W).
3D Edit
The Benq MW853UST+ supports 3D, but the Epson PowerLite 955W does not. 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.

One more HDMI ports quantity Edit
The number of HDMI ports quantitys on the Benq MW853UST+ is two, but the Epson PowerLite 955W only has one HDMI ports quantity.
13% quieter noise level Edit
The Benq MW853UST+ has a noise level of 33dB, however the Epson PowerLite 955W is a 37dB noise level projector (4dB 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.

18% cheaper to run
The Benq MW853UST+ is $15.83 cheaper to run than the Epson PowerLite 955W over five years. Read more
6 Reasons For
20% longer service life of lamp Edit
The Epson PowerLite 955W has a service life of lamp of 5,000h, however the Benq MW853UST+ is only a 4,000h lamp service life projector (1,000h shorter).
Ethernet LAN Edit
The Epson PowerLite 955W has an ethernet LAN, however the Benq MW853UST+ does not have an ethernet LAN.
Hugely lighter Edit
Epson PowerLite 955W is 2.9kg heavy, but the Benq MW853UST+ is a 5kg heavy projector (2.1kg heavier).
Cheaper by $401
The Epson PowerLite 955W costs $699.00, whereas the Benq MW853UST+ is $1,099.99.
7 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Considerably better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Epson PowerLite 955W is 80%, but the average rating of the Benq MW853UST+ is 70% (based on 2 reviews).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
1,000h shorter service life of lamp Edit
The Benq MW853UST+ is a 4,000h lamp service life projector. That's 1,000h shorter than the Epson PowerLite 955W (5,000h).
Does not have an ethernet LAN Edit
The Benq MW853UST+ does not have an ethernet LAN, however the Epson PowerLite 955W does.
Heavier Edit
The Benq MW853UST+ has a weight of 5kg. That's 2.1kg heavier than the Epson PowerLite 955W (2.9kg).
$401 more expensive
The Benq MW853UST+ is more expensive than the Epson PowerLite 955W by $400.99.
Less retailers
Only 1 seller sell the Benq MW853UST+, whereas 8 shops sell the Epson PowerLite 955W. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this projector and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Appreciably Lower expert review Score
The Benq MW853UST+'s average expert rating is only 70%, however the Epson PowerLite 955W's is 80% (based on 1 review).
7 Reasons Against
200 ANSI lumens dimmer projector brightness Edit
Epson PowerLite 955W is only 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness, but the Benq MW853UST+ is a 3,200 ANSI lumens brightness projector (200 ANSI lumens brighter).
1,000h shorter service life of lamp (economic mode) Edit
The Epson PowerLite 955W is a 6,000h service life of lamp in economic mode projector, whereas the Benq MW853UST+ is a 7,000h service life of lamp in economic mode projector (1,000h longer).
30W smaller bulb power Edit
The Epson PowerLite 955W is a 200W lamp power projector, whereas the Benq MW853UST+ is a 230W lamp power projector (30W bigger).
Does not support 3D Edit
The Epson PowerLite 955W does not support 3D, however the Benq MW853UST+ does. 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.

Only one HDMI ports quantity Edit
The Epson PowerLite 955W is a one HDMI ports quantity projector, whereas the Benq MW853UST+ only has two HDMI ports quantitys.
Louder noise level Edit
The Epson PowerLite 955W is a 37dB noise level projector. That's 4dB louder than the Benq MW853UST+ (37dB). 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.

Higher running costs over five years by $15.83
The Epson PowerLite 955W costs $87.64 to run which is $15.83 more to run than the Benq MW853UST+ over five years. Show assumptions.

Awards

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Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

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Date Released

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Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ 69.07
Electricity cost - standby $ 2.74
Total running cost $ 71.81
Purchase price $ 1,099.99
Total cost of ownership $ 1,171.80
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Electricity cost - switched on $ 71.21
Electricity cost - standby $ 16.43
Total running cost $ 87.64
Purchase price $ 699.00
Total cost of ownership $ 786.64
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Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.48T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.48 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.59T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.59 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Projector

Contrast Ratio (typical)
 10000:1
 10000:1
Projector Native Resolution
 WXGA (1280x800)
 WXGA (1280x800)
Projector Brightness
3,200 ANSI lumens
BEST
3,000 ANSI lumens
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Unknown - Click to provide data -30 - 30
Keystone Correction, Vertical
-40 - 40 -30 - 30
Colour Light Output
Unknown - Click to provide data 3,000 ANSI lumens
White Light Output
Unknown - Click to provide data 3,000 ANSI lumens
Zoom Ratio
 1.6:1
 1.6:1
BEST
Projection Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.84 - 8.4
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:10
 16:10
Screen Size Compatibility
80 - 300 29 - 280
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP
Number of Colours
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours

Lamps

Lamps Quantity
1 1
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
7,000h
BEST
6,000h
Lamp Type
 UHE
 UHE
Bulb Power
230W
BEST
200W
Service Life of Lamp
4,000h 5,000h
BEST

Lens System

Offset
144% Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range (F-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.51 - 1.99
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 18.2 - 29.2
Focus
 Manual
 Manual

Video

3D
 3D
BEST
 3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1440 x 900 (WXGA+)
 1440 x 900
 1280 x 960
 1366 x 768
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1440 x 900 (WXGA+)
 1440 x 900
 1280 x 960
 1366 x 768
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL M
 PAL N
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL 60
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL M
 PAL N
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL 60

Ports & Interfaces

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

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
BEST

Storage

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

Performance

Noise Level
33dB
BEST
37dB
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mac operating systems supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Windows operating systems supported
Noise Level (economic Mode)
29dB 29dB
Horizontal Scan Range
15 - 102 Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Scan Range
23 - 120 Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 IND
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 IND
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Plug and Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Plug and Play
Preset Modes
 sRGB
 3D
 Cinema
 Custom
 Dynamic
 Presentation
BEST
 sRGB
 3D
 Cinema
 Custom
 Dynamic
 Presentation
HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 16W
Number of Built-In Speakers
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Design

Cable Lock Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Cable lock slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
 Kensington
 Kensington
Ceiling Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ceiling mountable
Form Factor
 Desktop
 Desktop
Colour of Product
 Grey
 White
 Grey
 White
LED Indicators
 LED indicators
 LED indicators
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
BEST
3W
Power Consumption (typical)
290W
BEST
299W
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
Unknown - Click to provide data 221W
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Unknown - Click to provide data 221W
AC Adapter Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 100 - 240
Voltage Tolerance
Unknown - Click to provide data 10%
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50/60
 60
 50
 50/60
 60
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100
 100 - 240
 100

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 5 - 35

Certificates

RoHS Compliance
Unknown - Click to provide data
 RoHS compliance

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
5kg 2.9kg
BEST
Height
130.2mm 89mm
Depth
287.5mm 271mm
Width
373.3mm 294mm

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