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Benq MH741 vs Hitachi CPWX3541

Benq MH741 vs Hitachi CPWX3541

Benq MH741
Hitachi CPWX3541

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
300 ANSI lumens brighter projector brightness Edit
The Benq MH741 has a projector brightness of 4,000 ANSI lumens, however the Hitachi CPWX3541 is only a 3,700 ANSI lumens brightness projector (300 ANSI lumens dimmer).
Bigger bulb power Edit
Benq MH741 is 260W lamp power, but the Hitachi CPWX3541 is only a 225W lamp power projector (35W smaller).
3D Edit
The Benq MH741 supports 3D, but the Hitachi CPWX3541 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, whereas the Hitachi CPWX3541 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.

Quieter noise level Edit
The Benq MH741 is a 36dB noise level projector. That's 1dB quieter than the Hitachi CPWX3541 (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.

2 Reasons For
Longer service life of lamp Edit
The Hitachi CPWX3541 is a 10,000h lamp service life projector. That's 7,500h longer than the Benq MH741 (10,000h).
Ethernet LAN Edit
The Hitachi CPWX3541 has an Ethernet LAN, whereas the Benq MH741 does not have an Ethernet LAN.

Reasons Against

2 Reasons Against
Three times shorter service life of lamp Edit
The Benq MH741 is a 2,500h lamp service life projector, whereas the Hitachi CPWX3541 is a 10,000h lamp service life projector (7,500h longer).
Older by five months
The Benq MH741 is five months older than the Hitachi CPWX3541.
5 Reasons Against
Dimmer projector brightness Edit
The Hitachi CPWX3541 has a projector brightness of 3,700 ANSI lumens. That's 300 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Benq MH741 (3,700 ANSI lumens).
Smaller bulb power Edit
Hitachi CPWX3541 is only 225W lamp power. That's 35W smaller than the Benq MH741 (225W).
Does not support full HD Edit
The Hitachi CPWX3541 does not support full HD, however the Benq MH741 supports 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.

Slightly louder noise level Edit
The Hitachi CPWX3541 has a noise level of 37dB, however the Benq MH741 is a 36dB noise level projector (1dB quieter). 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.

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Date Released

20 months Ago 15 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ 82.95
Electricity cost - standby $ 2.89
Total running cost $ 85.84
Purchase price $ 899.00
Total cost of ownership $ 984.84
Details
Electricity cost - switched on $ 82.95
Electricity cost - standby $ 2.89
Total running cost $ 85.84

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.
0.54T
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.

Projector

Contrast Ratio (typical)
 10000:1
 10000:1
Projector Native Resolution
 1080p (1920x1080)
BEST
 1080p (1920x1080)
Projector Brightness
4,000 ANSI lumens
BEST
3,700 ANSI lumens
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
± 30 Unknown - Click to provide data
Keystone Correction, Vertical
± 30 Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Synchronization (max)
102kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Synchronization (min)
15kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Colours
1,070M Unknown - Click to provide data
Zoom Capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Zoom capability
Zoom Ratio
 1.2:1
 1.2:1
BEST
Projection Distance (wide)
43 - 3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Projection Distance
4.837 - 6.267 Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:10
 16:9
 4:3
 16:10
 16:9
 4:3
Screen Size Compatibility
60 - 300 30 - 300
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP
Colours
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours

Lamps

Lamp Power (economic Mode)
260W Unknown - Click to provide data
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
3,500h Unknown - Click to provide data
Bulb Power
260W
BEST
225W
Service Life of Lamp
2,500h 10,000h
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 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
16.88 - 21.88 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Manual
 Manual

Video

3D
 3D
BEST
 3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
BEST
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
Full HD
 Full HD
BEST
 Full HD
Video Colour Modes
 sRGB
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Presentation
BEST
 sRGB
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Presentation
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
Supported 3D Formats
 Frame packing
 Frame Sequential
 Frame packing
 Frame Sequential

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Port
1 1
S-Video Inputs
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Microphone in
 Microphone in
 Microphone in
Audio (L,R) Out
1 1
Audio (L,R) in
1 3
BEST
Composite Video in
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
1 3
BEST
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
HDMI Port
2 2
VGA (D-Sub) Port
2 2
HDMI Connector Type
 Full-size
 Full-size

Networking

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

Storage

Card Reader Integrated
 Card reader integrated
Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Noise Level
36dB
BEST
37dB
Noise Level (economic Mode)
31dB 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
 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)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
HDCP
 HDCP
 HDCP

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
10W 16W
BEST
Built-In Speaker
1 1

Design

Ceiling Mountable
 Ceiling mountable
 Ceiling mountable
Form Factor
 Desktop
 Desktop
Colour
 White
 White
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 0.5W
Power Consumption (typical)
330W 330W
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
270W Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Power Off System
 Auto power off system
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 - 240 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 60
 50
 60
AC Input Voltage
 100
 100 - 240
 100
 100 - 240

Operational Conditions

Operating Altitude
0 - 1499 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 90 20 - 80
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 5 - 35

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
3.3kg 3kg
BEST
Height
116mm 245mm
Depth
216.3mm 85mm
Width
314.2mm 320mm

Packaging Content

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