Benq MX842 vs Sony VPL-SW630

Benq MX842
Sony VPL-SW630

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
15W bigger bulb power Edit
The Benq MX842 has a bulb power of 240W, however the Sony VPL-SW630 is only a 225W lamp power projector (15W smaller).
3D Edit
The Benq MX842 supports 3D, however the Sony VPL-SW630 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.

Higher RMS rated power Edit
The Benq MX842 has an RMS rated power of 20W, but the Sony VPL-SW630 is only a 16W RMS rated power projector (4W lower).
One more number of built-in speakers Edit
The Benq MX842 is a two number of built-in speakers projector, whereas the Sony VPL-SW630 only has one number of built-in speakers.
600g lighter Edit
The Benq MX842 is a 5.4kg heavy projector, whereas the Sony VPL-SW630 is a 6kg heavy projector (600g heavier).
Cheaper to run by $15.05
Over five years the Benq MX842 is $15.05 cheaper to run than the Sony VPL-SW630. Read more
4 Reasons For
A bit brighter projector brightness Edit
The Sony VPL-SW630 has a projector brightness of 3,100 ANSI lumens, however the Benq MX842 is only a 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness projector (100 ANSI lumens dimmer).
Longer service life of lamp (economic mode) Edit
Sony VPL-SW630 is 8,000h service life of lamp in economic mode, but the Benq MX842 is only a 7,000h service life of lamp in economic mode projector (1,000h shorter).
A lot longer service life of lamp Edit
The Sony VPL-SW630 is a 5,000h lamp service life projector, whereas the Benq MX842 is only a 3,500h lamp service life projector (1,500h shorter).
One more USB 2.0 ports quantity Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports quantitys on the Sony VPL-SW630 is two, but the Benq MX842 only has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
100 ANSI lumens dimmer projector brightness Edit
The Benq MX842 is a 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness projector, whereas the Sony VPL-SW630 is a 3,100 ANSI lumens brightness projector (100 ANSI lumens brighter).
15% shorter service life of lamp (economic mode) Edit
The Benq MX842 has a service life of lamp (economic mode) of 7,000h, however the Sony VPL-SW630 is an 8,000h service life of lamp in economic mode projector (1,000h longer).
1,500h shorter service life of lamp Edit
Benq MX842 is only 3,500h lamp service life, but the Sony VPL-SW630 is a 5,000h lamp service life projector (1,500h longer).
One less USB 2.0 ports quantity Edit
The Benq MX842 has one USB 2.0 ports quantity, however the Sony VPL-SW630 only has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.
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7 Reasons Against
A bit smaller bulb power Edit
Sony VPL-SW630 is only 225W lamp power, but the Benq MX842 is a 240W lamp power projector (15W bigger).
Does not support 3D Edit
The Sony VPL-SW630 does not support 3D, whereas the Benq MX842 supports 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.

4W lower RMS rated power Edit
The Sony VPL-SW630 has an RMS rated power of 16W, whereas the Benq MX842 is a 20W RMS rated power projector (4W higher).
One less number of built-in speakers Edit
The Sony VPL-SW630 has one number of built-in speakers, however the Benq MX842 only has two number of built-in speakerss.
600g heavier Edit
The Sony VPL-SW630 has a weight of 6kg, however the Benq MX842 is a 5.4kg heavy projector (600g lighter).
Older by one month
The Sony VPL-SW630 is one month older than the Benq MX842.
$15.05 more expensive to run over five years
The running costs of the Sony VPL-SW630 are $93.65 which is $15.05 more than the Benq MX842 over five years. Show assumptions.

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Date Released

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Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ 78.60
Electricity cost - standby $ -
Total running cost $ 78.60
Electricity cost - switched on $ 64.07
Electricity cost - standby $ 29.58
Total running cost $ 93.65
Purchase price $ 1,189.95
Total cost of ownership $ 1,283.60
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.53T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.53 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.63T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.63 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
16
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)
BEST
Projector Brightness
3,000 ANSI lumens 3,100 ANSI lumens
BEST
Keystone Correction, Vertical
-15 - 15 5 - 5
Colour Light Output
Unknown - Click to provide data 3,100 ANSI lumens
Zoom Ratio
 Fixed
 Fixed
Supported Aspect Ratios
 4:3
 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

Lamps Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
7,000h 8,000h
BEST
Bulb Power
240W
BEST
225W
Service Life of Lamp
3,500h 5,000h
BEST

Lens System

Throw Ratio
 0.267 - 0.274:1
 0.267 - 0.274:1
Offset
153% Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.3 - 2.3
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.7 - 3.7
Focus
 Manual
 Manual

Video

3D
 3D
BEST
 3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800
BEST
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800
Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Ports
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
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
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
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 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector Type
 Mini-USB B
 USB Type-A
 USB Type-B
 Mini-USB B
 USB Type-A
 USB Type-B
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 2
BEST
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 1
HDMI Ports Quantity
1 1
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
3 3
HDMI Connector Type
 Full-size
 Full-size
AC (power) in
 AC (power) in
 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
Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

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
 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)
Unknown - Click to provide data
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)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
20W
BEST
16W
Number of Built-In Speakers
2
BEST
1

Design

Ceiling Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ceiling mountable
Colour of Product
 White
 Grey
 White
 Grey
LED Indicators
 LED indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
Product Type
 Portable projector
 Portable projector

Display

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

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption (standby)
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.4W
Power Consumption (typical)
330W 269W
BEST
Power Consumption (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 329W
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50/60
 60
 50
 50/60
 60
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100
 220
 220 - 240
 100 - 240
 100
 220
 220 - 240

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
5.4kg
BEST
6kg
Height
236.9mm 168mm
Depth
322.8mm 328mm
Width
339mm 372mm

Packaging Content

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

Other Features

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