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Benq MS504 vs Epson VS240

Benq MS504 vs Epson VS240

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Benq MS504
Epson VS240

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
3D Edit
The Benq MS504 supports 3D, but the Epson VS240 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.

13% quieter noise level Edit
The Benq MS504 is a 33dB noise level projector. That's 4dB quieter than the Epson VS240 (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.

Much better user reviews
Based on 11 user reviews, the average review score of the Benq MS504 is 93%, however the average rating of the Epson VS240 is 80% (based on 1 review).
6 Reasons For
10W bigger bulb power Edit
The Epson VS240 has a bulb power of 200W, however the Benq MS504 is only a 190W lamp power projector (10W smaller).
500h longer service life of lamp Edit
Epson VS240 is 5,000h lamp service life, but the Benq MS504 is only a 4,500h lamp service life projector (500h shorter).
Cheaper by $34
The Epson VS240 is $33.99 cheaper than the Benq MS504.
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.
Cheaper to run by $16.87
Over five years the Epson VS240 is $16.87 cheaper to run than the Benq MS504. Read more
Better selling
The Epson VS240 ranks No. 10900 by number of sales, whereas the Benq MS504 ranks No. 175495.

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Moderately smaller bulb power Edit
Benq MS504 is only 190W lamp power, but the Epson VS240 is a 200W lamp power projector (10W bigger).
500h shorter service life of lamp Edit
The Benq MS504 is a 4,500h lamp service life projector, whereas the Epson VS240 is a 5,000h lamp service life projector (500h longer).
More expensive by $34
The Benq MS504 is $33.99 more expensive than the Epson VS240.
Less retailers
The Benq MS504 is only stocked by 4 sellers, whereas the Epson VS240 is stocked by 14 shops. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this projector remaining in stock.
Older by ten months
The Benq MS504 is ten months older than the Epson VS240.
$16.87 more expensive to run over five years
Over five years the Benq MS504 costs $70.67 to run which is $16.87 more to run than the Epson VS240. Show assumptions.
Less popular
The Benq MS504 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 175495 by number of sales in our projectors, however the Epson VS240 ranks No. 10900.
2 Reasons Against
4dB louder noise level Edit
The Epson VS240 is a 37dB noise level projector. That's 4dB louder than the Benq MS504 (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.

User review Rating is considerably Worse
The average user rating of the Epson VS240 is 80%, whereas the average user rating of the Benq MS504 is 93% (based on 11 reviews).

Average Expert Rating

No reviews found

Average User Rating

Date Released

32 months Ago 22 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ 67.78
Electricity cost - standby $ 2.89
Total running cost $ 70.67
Purchase price $ 308.99
Total cost of ownership $ 379.66
Details
Electricity cost - switched on $ 53.80
Electricity cost - standby $ -
Total running cost $ 53.80
Purchase price $ 275.00
Total cost of ownership $ 328.80
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Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

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.
0.34T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.34 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
9
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Projector

Contrast Ratio (typical)
 15000:1
 15000:1
BEST
Projector Native Resolution
 SVGA (800x600)
 SVGA (800x600)
Projector Brightness
3,000 ANSI lumens 3,000 ANSI lumens
Matrix Type
 3-panel (p-Si TFT active)
 3-panel (p-Si TFT active)
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Unknown - Click to provide data -30 - 30
Keystone Correction, Vertical
-40 - 40 -30 - 30
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
Colour Light Output
Unknown - Click to provide data 3,000 ANSI lumens
White Light Output
Unknown - Click to provide data 3,000 ANSI lumens
Colours
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.07M
Zoom Ratio
 1.35:1
 1.35:1
BEST
Projection Distance (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 10.44 - 10.44
Projection Distance (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.88 - 0.88
Projection Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.88 - 10.44
Supported Aspect Ratios
 4:3
 4:3
Screen Size Compatibility
30 - 300 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Lamp Type
 UHE
 UHE
Bulb Power
190W 200W
BEST
Service Life of Lamp
4,500h 5,000h
BEST

Lens System

Offset
120% Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range (F-F)
2.56 - 2.8 1.44 - 1.44
Focal Length Range (f-F)
21 - 23.1 16.77 - 16.77
Focus
 Manual
 Manual

Video

3D
 3D
BEST
 3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
BEST
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
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 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
 DVI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
S-Video Inputs
1 1
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Outputs
1 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 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 Port
1 2
BEST
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
VGA (D-Sub) Port
2
BEST
1
AC (power) in
 AC (power) in
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth
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
33dB
BEST
37dB
Operating Systems Supported (Mac)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Operating systems supported (Mac)
Operating Systems Supported (Windows)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Operating systems supported (Windows)
Noise Level (economic Mode)
28dB
BEST
29dB
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 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
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Preset Modes
 sRGB
 Cinema
 Custom
 Dynamic
 Presentation
BEST
 sRGB
 Cinema
 Custom
 Dynamic
 Presentation
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

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
 Black
 White
 Black
 White
LED Indicators
 LED indicators
 LED indicators
Product Type
 Portable projector
 Desktop projector
 Portable projector
 Desktop projector

Display

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

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (typical)
270W 214W
BEST
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
220W 219W
BEST
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 60
 50
 60
AC Adapter Output Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 24
AC Input Voltage
 100
 100 - 240
 100
 100 - 240

Operational Conditions

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

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
1.8kg
BEST
2.4kg
Height
95mm 76.2mm
Depth
222mm 233.7mm
Width
283mm 297mm

Packaging Content

Remote Control Type
 IR
 IR
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
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
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