Benq MS524 vs Viewsonic PJD5153
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Benq MS524vsViewsonic PJD5153

Benq MS524

87

Overall Score

87

Overall Score

Benq MS524

$430.47
$182.02
Our Verdict:
A breathtakingly cheap and classic moderate noise level SVGA multimedia projector, with great features and very low running costs
92
Reviews
61 Reviews
99
Value for Money
Excellent
82
Features
Fully-Featured
91
Running Costs
$46 Over 5 Years
87
Overall Score
Excellent
32dB 800 X 600 (SVGA) 13000:1 Yes Nov 2014
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 32dB
Projector Native Resolution 800 X 600 (SVGA)
Contrast Ratio 13000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Nov 2014
Viewsonic PJD5153

89

Overall Score

89

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A classic and low cost moderate noise level SVGA projector, with great features and very low running costs
97
Reviews
25 Reviews
98
Value for Money
Excellent
83
Features
Fully-Featured
88
Running Costs
$54 Over 5 Years
89
Overall Score
Excellent
32dB 800 X 600 (SVGA) 2400:1 No Dec 2014
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 32dB
Projector Native Resolution 800 X 600 (SVGA)
Contrast Ratio 2400:1
3D No
Release Date Dec 2014
Benq MS524

87

Overall Score

87

Overall Score

Benq MS524

$430.47
$182.02
Our Verdict:
A breathtakingly cheap and classic moderate noise level SVGA multimedia projector, with great features and very low running costs
92
Reviews
61 Reviews
99
Value for Money
Excellent
82
Features
Fully-Featured
91
Running Costs
$46 Over 5 Years
87
Overall Score
Excellent
32dB 800 X 600 (SVGA) 13000:1 Yes Nov 2014
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 32dB
Projector Native Resolution 800 X 600 (SVGA)
Contrast Ratio 13000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Nov 2014
Viewsonic PJD5153

89

Overall Score

89

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A classic and low cost moderate noise level SVGA projector, with great features and very low running costs
97
Reviews
25 Reviews
98
Value for Money
Excellent
83
Features
Fully-Featured
88
Running Costs
$54 Over 5 Years
89
Overall Score
Excellent
32dB 800 X 600 (SVGA) 2400:1 No Dec 2014
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 32dB
Projector Native Resolution 800 X 600 (SVGA)
Contrast Ratio 2400:1
3D No
Release Date Dec 2014

Top Prices

Benq MS524 Viewsonic PJD5153
Made Technology
BenQ MS524 Portable 3D SVGA 3200 Lumens DLP Projector With Speaker 9H.JCF77.13A (Brand new, unopened) - on
$430.47
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Amazon US
BenQ DLP Video Projector - SVGA Display, 3200 Lumens, HDMI, 13,000:1 Contrast, 3D-Ready Projector (MS524)
$599.64
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eBay
BenQ MS524 SVGA DLP Projector - White (Brand new, unopened)
$612.49
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3 Prices from 3 Stores | $430.47-$612.49
eBay
ViewSonic PJD5153 3300 Lumens SVGA Projector DISPLAY (Brand new, unopened)
$259.99
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ViewSonic PJD5153 3300 Lumens SVGA Projector (Brand new, unopened)
$339.00
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ViewSonic PJD5153 SVGA DLP Projector Black 3300 Lumens (Brand new, unopened) - on
$275.00
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Amazon US
ViewSonic PJD5153 3300 Lumens SVGA Projector
$300.00
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Adorama
ViewSonic LightStream PJD5153 SVGA 3D DLP Projector, 800x600, 3300 Lumens
Out of stock
$449.00
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elite-market
ViewSonic PJD5153 SVGA DLP Projector, 3200 Lumens (Brand new, unopened) - on
$569.98
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6 Prices from 5 Stores | $259.99-$569.98
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Reasons For

Benq MS524 Viewsonic PJD5153
2 Reasons For
3D
The Benq MS524 supports 3D, but the Viewsonic PJD5153 does not support 3D.

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.

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16% Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
Over five years the Benq MS524 is $9 cheaper to run than the Viewsonic PJD5153.
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Longer Service Life of Lamp
The Viewsonic PJD5153 is a 5,000h lamp service life projector. That's 500h longer than the Benq MS524 (4,500h).

This indicates how long the lamp in the projector will last before it needs to be replaced, measured in hours.

A longer life lamp means you'll need to replace it far less frequently, saving you money.

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$170 Cheaper
The Viewsonic PJD5153 costs $170.48 less than the Benq MS524.
More Shops Are Selling it
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this projector remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
User Reviews Are a Little Better
The average user review score of the Viewsonic PJD5153 is 95%, however the average rating of the Benq MS524 is 92% (based on 50 reviews).
Better Brand
Viewsonic projectors have an average rating of 88.7%, whereas Benq has an average rating of 86.5%.

Reviews & Awards

Average Expert Rating

Benq MS524 Viewsonic PJD5153
Best
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
1 review
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
No reviews found

Average User Rating

The Viewsonic PJD5153 has better user reviews than the Benq MS524. The average user reviews score for the Viewsonic PJD5153 is 95% based on 23 reviews, where as the average score for the Benq MS524 is 92% based on 50 reviews.
Benq MS524 Viewsonic PJD5153
5 stars
34 reviews
4 stars
12 reviews
3 stars
4 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
Best
5 stars
18 reviews
4 stars
4 reviews
3 stars
1 review
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average Brand Rating

Viewsonic has a better average brand rating than Benq. The average brand rating for Viewsonic is 88.66% based on 1,027 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Benq is 86.53% based on 2,774 reviews.
Benq MS524 Viewsonic PJD5153
Benq

87

87

Based on 2,774 reviews
Viewsonic

89

89

Based on 1,027 reviews

Date Released

Benq MS524 Viewsonic PJD5153
39 months old 38 months old Best

Key Features

Service Life Of Lamp

This indicates how long the lamp in the projector will last before it needs to be replaced, measured in hours.

A longer life lamp means you'll need to replace it far less frequently, saving you money.

3D

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.

Benq MS524 Viewsonic PJD5153
Best
Yes
No

Energy Efficiency

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Projector running costs calculated based on an average of 5 hours of use per week. The running cost comprises the electricity cost when using the projector and the electricity standby cost. Compare all energy saving projectors.

Environmental Impact

We have calculated the amount of CO2 that will be generated by running each of these projectors for 5 years. We have then converted that into the number of tree seedlings that you would need to plant and grow for 10 years in order to offset that amount of CO2.
Benq MS524
Benq
MS524
7 trees 0.27 tonnes CO2 (Best)
Viewsonic PJD5153
Viewsonic
PJD5153
8 trees 0.32 tonnes CO2

Specification

 
 
 
Performance Benq MS524 Viewsonic PJD5153
Noise Level 32dB 32dB
Noise Level (economic Mode) 30dB Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Scan Range Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Scan Range Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Projector Benq MS524 Viewsonic PJD5153
Projector Native Resolution
800 x 600 (SVGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
800 x 600 (SVGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
Contrast Ratio
13000:1
 13000:1
13000:1
 13000:1
Projector Brightness 3,200 ANSI Lumens 3,200 ANSI Lumens
Keystone Correction, Horizontal Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Analog Resolution
1600 x 1200
 1600 x 1200
1600 x 1200
 1600 x 1200
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size Unknown - Click to provide data 0.55"
Minimum Vertical Synchronization 23kHz 0.02kHz
Maximum Horizontal Synchronization 102kHz 102kHz
Maximum Vertical Synchronization 120kHz
BEST
0.12kHz
Minimum Horizontal Synchronization 15kHz 15kHz
Zoom Ratio
1.1:1
 1.1:1
1.1:1
 1.1:1
Projection Distance Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Size Compatibility
 
 
 
Lamps Benq MS524 Viewsonic PJD5153
Lamp 1lamp(s) 1lamp(s)
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode) 10,000h Unknown - Click to provide data
Bulb Power 190W 190W
Service Life of Lamp 4,500h 5,000h
BEST
 
 
 
Lens System Benq MS524 Viewsonic PJD5153
Offset 120% Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range (F-F) Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F) Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Video Benq MS524 Viewsonic PJD5153
Supported Graphics Resolutions
1600 x 1200 (UXGA) 640 x 480 (VGA)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
1600 x 1200 (UXGA) 640 x 480 (VGA)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Benq MS524 Viewsonic PJD5153
RS-232 Port 1 1
S-Video Inputs 1 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Headphone Outputs Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio (L,R) Out 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio (L,R) in 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in 1 1
USB 2.0 Port 1 1
HDMI Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
VGA (D-Sub) Port 3 3
 
 
 
Storage Benq MS524 Viewsonic PJD5153
Optical Disc Player Type
Not included
 Not included
Not included
 Not included
 
 
 
Multimedia Benq MS524 Viewsonic PJD5153
RMS Rated Power 2W 2W
Built-In Speaker 1 1
 
 
 
Power Benq MS524 Viewsonic PJD5153
Power Consumption (standby) 0.5W 0.5W
Power Consumption (typical) 220W
BEST
265W
Power Consumption (economy Mode) 220W Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Power Consumption 270W Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Operational Conditions Benq MS524 Viewsonic PJD5153
Operating Altitude Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
 
 
 
Certificates Benq MS524 Viewsonic PJD5153
Certification Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Benq MS524 Viewsonic PJD5153
Weight 1.9kg
BEST
2.1kg
Height 95mm 103.7mm
Depth 222mm 228mm
Width 283mm 316mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Benq MS524 Viewsonic PJD5153
Cables Included
AC VGA
 AC
 VGA
AC VGA
 AC
 VGA

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