Benq MH741 vs Epson EX5230

Benq MH741
Epson EX5230

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Reasons For

10 Reasons For
500 ANSI lumens brighter projector brightness Edit
The Benq MH741 is a 4,000 ANSI lumens brightness projector, whereas the Epson EX5230 is only a 3,500 ANSI lumens brightness projector (500 ANSI lumens dimmer).
24% bigger bulb power Edit
The Benq MH741 has a bulb power of 260W, however the Epson EX5230 is only a 200W lamp power projector (60W smaller).
3D Edit
The Benq MH741 supports 3D, however the Epson EX5230 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.

Full HD Edit
The Benq MH741 supports full HD, but the Epson EX5230 does not support full HD. Read more

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

Two HDMI ports quantitys Edit
The Benq MH741 has two HDMI ports quantitys, however the Epson EX5230 only has one HDMI ports quantity.
Two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys Edit
The number of VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys on the Benq MH741 is two, but the Epson EX5230 only has one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity.
Quieter noise level Edit
The Benq MH741 is a 36dB noise level projector. That's 1dB quieter than the Epson EX5230 (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.

8W higher RMS rated power Edit
The Benq MH741 has an RMS rated power of 10W, but the Epson EX5230 is only a 2W RMS rated power projector (8W lower).
20.7kg lighter Edit
The Benq MH741 is a 3.3kg heavy projector, whereas the Epson EX5230 is a 24kg heavy projector (20.7kg heavier).
10 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this projector remaining in stock.
7 Reasons For
2,500h longer service life of lamp (economic mode) Edit
The Epson EX5230 has a service life of lamp (economic mode) of 6,000h, however the Benq MH741 is only a 3,500h service life of lamp in economic mode projector (2,500h shorter).
2,500h longer service life of lamp Edit
Epson EX5230 is 5,000h lamp service life, but the Benq MH741 is only a 2,500h lamp service life projector (2,500h shorter).
One more USB 2.0 ports quantity Edit
The Epson EX5230 has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, however the Benq MH741 only has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.
2dB quieter noise level (economic mode) Edit
Epson EX5230 is 29dB noise level (in economic mode), but the Benq MH741 is a 31dB noise level (in economic mode) projector (2dB louder).
Lower power consumption (economy mode) Edit
Epson EX5230 is 207W power consumption (in economy mode). That's 63W lower than the Benq MH741 (207W).
Cheaper by $243
The Epson EX5230 is $243 cheaper than the Benq MH741.
Cheaper to run by $13.94
Over five years the Epson EX5230 is $13.94 cheaper to run than the Benq MH741. Read more

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
2,500h shorter service life of lamp (economic mode) Edit
The Benq MH741 has a service life of lamp (economic mode) of 3,500h, however the Epson EX5230 is a 6,000h service life of lamp in economic mode projector (2,500h longer).
Shorter service life of lamp Edit
Benq MH741 is only 2,500h lamp service life, but the Epson EX5230 is a 5,000h lamp service life projector (2,500h longer).
One less USB 2.0 ports quantity Edit
The Benq MH741 has one USB 2.0 ports quantity, however the Epson EX5230 only has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.
2dB louder noise level (economic mode) Edit
Benq MH741 is 31dB noise level (in economic mode), but the Epson EX5230 is a 29dB noise level (in economic mode) projector (2dB quieter).
Higher power consumption (economy mode) Edit
Benq MH741 is 270W power consumption (in economy mode). That's 63W higher than the Epson EX5230 (207W).
More expensive by $243
The Benq MH741 is $243 more expensive than the Epson EX5230.
Higher running costs over five years by $13.94
The Benq MH741 costs $81.34 to run which is $13.94 more to run than the Epson EX5230 over five years. Show assumptions.
10 Reasons Against
500 ANSI lumens dimmer projector brightness Edit
The Epson EX5230 is a 3,500 ANSI lumens brightness projector, whereas the Benq MH741 is a 4,000 ANSI lumens brightness projector (500 ANSI lumens brighter).
60W smaller bulb power Edit
The Epson EX5230 has a bulb power of 200W, however the Benq MH741 is a 260W lamp power projector (60W bigger).
Does not support 3D Edit
The Epson EX5230 does not support 3D, but the Benq MH741 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.

Does not support full HD Edit
The Epson EX5230 does not support full HD, whereas the Benq MH741 does. Read more

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

Only one HDMI ports quantity Edit
The Epson EX5230 has one HDMI ports quantity, however the Benq MH741 only has two HDMI ports quantitys.
Only one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity Edit
The number of VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys on the Epson EX5230 is one, but the Benq MH741 only has two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.
Louder noise level Edit
The Epson EX5230 is a 37dB noise level projector. That's 1dB louder than the Benq MH741 (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.

8W lower RMS rated power Edit
The Epson EX5230 has an RMS rated power of 2W, but the Benq MH741 is a 10W RMS rated power projector (8W higher).
Significantly heavier Edit
The Epson EX5230 is a 24kg heavy projector, whereas the Benq MH741 is a 3.3kg heavy projector (20.7kg lighter).
Fewer sellers
The Epson EX5230 is only stocked by 1 store, but the Benq MH741 is stocked by 11 sellers. Read more
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.

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Date Released

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Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ 78.60
Electricity cost - standby $ 2.74
Total running cost $ 81.34
Purchase price $ 687.99
Total cost of ownership $ 769.33
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Electricity cost - switched on $ 67.40
Electricity cost - standby $ -
Total running cost $ 67.40
Purchase price $ 444.99
Total cost of ownership $ 512.39
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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.
0.45T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.45 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
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
 1080p (1920x1080)
BEST
 1080p (1920x1080)
Projector Brightness
4,000 ANSI lumens
BEST
3,500 ANSI lumens
Matrix Type
 3-panel (p-Si TFT active)
 3-panel (p-Si TFT active)
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
± 30 -30 - 30
Keystone Correction, Vertical
± 30 -30 - 30
Horizontal Synchronization (max)
102kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Synchronization (min)
15kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour Light Output
Unknown - Click to provide data 3,500 ANSI lumens
White Light Output
Unknown - Click to provide data 3,500 ANSI lumens
Number of Colours
1,070M Unknown - Click to provide data
Zoom Ratio
 1.2:1
 1.2:1
BEST
Projection Distance (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 8 - 8
Projection Distance (wide)
43 - 3 0.8 - 0.8
Projection Distance
4.837 - 6.267 0.8 - 8
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:10
 16:9
 4:3
 16:10
 16:9
 4:3
Screen Size Compatibility
60 - 300 Unknown - Click to provide data
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP
Number of Colours
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours

Lamps

Lamp Power (economic Mode)
260W Unknown - Click to provide data
Lamps Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
3,500h 6,000h
BEST
Lamp Type
 UHE
 UHE
Bulb Power
260W
BEST
200W
Service Life of Lamp
2,500h 5,000h
BEST

Lens System

Optical Zoom
1.3x Unknown - Click to provide data
Throw Ratio
 1.15 - 1.49
 1.15 - 1.49
Digital Zoom
2x Unknown - Click to provide data
Offset
130% Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range (F-F)
2.59 - 2.87 1.58 - 1.72
Focal Length Range (f-F)
16.88 - 21.88 16.9 - 20.28
Focus
 Manual
 Manual

Video

3D
 3D
BEST
 3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 1440 x 1050
 1440 x 900
 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800
 1152 x 864 (XGA+)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
BEST
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 1440 x 1050
 1440 x 900
 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800
 1152 x 864 (XGA+)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
Full HD
 Full HD
BEST
 Full HD
Video Colour Modes
 sRGB
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Presentation
BEST
 sRGB
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Presentation
HD-Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HD-Ready
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
Supported 3D Formats
 Frame packing
 Frame Sequential
 Frame packing
 Frame Sequential

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Ports
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
S-Video Inputs Quantity
1 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
PC Audio in
 PC Audio in
Unknown - Click to provide data
PC Audio Out
 PC Audio out
Unknown - Click to provide data
PC in (D-Sub)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC in (D-Sub)
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio (L,R) Out
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
1 2
BEST
HDMI Ports Quantity
2
BEST
1
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
2
BEST
1

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ethernet LAN

Performance

Noise Level
36dB
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)
31dB 29dB
BEST
Vertical Scan Range
23 - 120 Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 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
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 CRO
 IND
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDCP
 HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
10W
BEST
2W
Number of Built-In Speakers
1 1

Design

Cable Lock Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Cable lock slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
 Kensington
 Kensington
Ceiling Mountable
 Ceiling mountable
 Ceiling mountable
Form Factor
 Desktop
 Desktop
Colour of Product
 White
 Black
 White
 Black
LED Indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicators
Product Type
 Desktop projector
 Desktop projector

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (typical)
330W 283W
BEST
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
270W 207W
BEST
Auto Power Off
 Auto power off
Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
270W Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240 Unknown - Click to provide data
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 Altitude
0 - 1499 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 5 - 35

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
3.3kg
BEST
24kg
Height
116mm 76.2mm
Depth
216.3mm 228.6mm
Width
314.2mm 294.64mm

Packaging Content

Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual
 Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
Remote Control Type
 IR
 IR
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Cables Included
 VGA
 AC
BEST
 VGA
 AC
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