Epson VS BenQ

Epson Home Cinema 2040 Resolution: 1920 x 1080 Maximum Resolution: 1920 x 1080 Screen Size (inches): 50 - 150
Projection Distance: 1.4 - 4.9/3.2 - 13.1
Epson Home Cinema 730HD Resolution: 1280 x 800 Maximum Resolution: 1920 x 1080 Screen Size (inches): 50 - 150
Projection Distance: 1.4 - 4.8/3.2 - 13.1
BenQ HT2150ST Resolution: 1920 x 1080 Maximum Resolution: 1920 x 1200 Screen Size (inches): 60 - 180
Projection Distance: 0.9 - 3.3/1.8 - 9.8
BenQ HT3550 Resolution: 3840 x 2160 Maximum Resolution: 3840 x 2160 Screen Size (inches): 30 - 200
Projection Distance: 0.7 - 9.9/1.8 - 29.5
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Home Cinema 2040 Home Cinema 2040

Epson

Home Cinema 2040

Rating: 5

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Home Cinema 730HD Home Cinema 730HD

Epson

Home Cinema 730HD

Rating: 5

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HT2150ST HT2150ST

BenQ

HT2150ST

Rating: 5

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HT3550 HT3550

BenQ

HT3550

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Product Features

  • Title - Epson Home Cinema 2040
  • Resolution - 1920 x 1080
  • Maximum Resolution - 1920 x 1080
  • Screen Size (inches) - 50 - 150
  • Title - Epson Home Cinema 730HD
  • Resolution - 1280 x 800
  • Maximum Resolution - 1920 x 1080
  • Screen Size (inches) - 50 - 150
  • Title - BenQ HT2150ST
  • Resolution - 1920 x 1080
  • Maximum Resolution - 1920 x 1200
  • Screen Size (inches) - 60 - 180
  • Title - BenQ HT3550
  • Resolution - 3840 x 2160
  • Maximum Resolution - 3840 x 2160
  • Screen Size (inches) - 30 - 200

BenQ Vs Epson Projectors


Two of the biggest producers of projectors in the world, BenQ and Epson have each been around for over 3 decades, competing in technology and design along the way. While each company does have other lines of products, their projectors are much sought after by households, schools, and businesses. 


While BenQ does have a solid reputation when it comes to the quality of its projectors, the prices aren’t too affordable beyond the upper class and businesses. Whereas, Epson offers a wide range of projectors based on different price ranges, making it more accessible to other classes of people. With all that said, let’s take a look at the benefits of both companies and how they measure up to one another. 

Main Features


Let’s start with the most important feature, the projection-type itself. BenQ has always sold DLP projectors that came with their positives and few negatives, most notably the rainbow effect. However, today BenQ has a line of laser projectors and DLP models with top-of-the-line features such as HDR PRO technology for the ultimate cinematic experience, delivering high dynamic range visuals true to the source. Epson, on the other hand, boasts 3-chip LCD technology which is included in every modern Epson projector. The 3-LCD technology gives brighter, full-depth color entirely without the rainbow effect. 


The latest series of BenQ laser projectors also include an Android TV operating system that allows you to view content from more than a dozen streaming platforms. Epson projectors, however, does not offer the same. 


With the popularity and convenience of apps skyrocketing, Epson quickly introduced the iProjection app which also allows you to connect wireless from iOS and Android phones and Chromebooks. However, the app only works on compatible projectors. Modern BenQ projectors include LAN and Bluetooth connectivity, but cannot be controlled through an app. 

Image Quality


Considering image quality, Epson seems to have a slight edge over BenQ with their advanced technology. As mentioned earlier, the 3LCD chip feature is by far the most revered piece of technology in newer Epson projectors. This was included after complaints regarding the “rainbow effect” that older Epson single-chip DLP models were displaying. This rainbow effect was basically a slight separation of colors seen with the images a projector would display when viewers would move their eyes. But now, this problem has been completely eliminated by the 3-chip LCD technology with HDR. The best quality you could ever wish for is built into their latest model, Epson EH-TW9400/Pro Cinema 6050UB with 4K picture quality and 3D compatibility. 


Though Epson may be superior in this regard, BenQ also boasts excellent visuals with all 4 of their projector series - CinePro, CinePrime, CineHome, 4K Home Projector - utilizing the DCI-P3 CinematicColor technology for rich, brighter, and accurate visuals, accompanied by options for calibration.

Audio Quality


Concerning audio, BenQ has the superior built-in audio system. The laser TV projector has stand-out audio with 2 built-in virtual surround speakers that employ acoustic and psycho-acoustic sciences to balance sound qualities. Epson, however, doesn’t give much attention to their audio, with many projectors coming without built-in audio systems. 

Price


Epson, even though they have very high-end projectors at $3,999 and above, Epson also has a range of very affordable, efficient projectors that start at $599. BenQ, on the other hand, have steeper prices. If you want a BenQ projector equivalent to the quality of a low-priced 3-LCD Epson projector, then the lowest price you will find will be at around $700, yet the technology may not be up to par with Epson’s low-priced range of products. Overall, Epson gives you a larger range to choose from depending on your budget. 

Build Quality


Both companies offer durable, well built projectors with a few downsides. Most BenQ projectors are quite sturdily built and highly durable. However, some lower-end projectors may suffer from lens issues over time and loud fans. Epson projectors offer high durability as well, with the higher-end projectors including a backlit remote control and motorized lens dust cover to keep any dust away. However, some of the models with built-in speakers may have issues with dust collection.


Conclusion


BenQ and Epson both have projector options for various environments, which is the reason why they are the biggest producers of projectors in the world. While Epson often excels in sales for businesses, BenQ seems to benefit highly form their home cinema series. However, Epson seems to have an edge over BenQ largely due to the use of 3-LCD technology and wider options for different budgets and environments. But ultimately, it’s down to your needs and understanding of projection technology to truly set them apart.

Find Projectors

BenQ HT2050 4.3
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Maximum Resolution: 1920 x 1200
Screen Size (inches): 60 - 180
BenQ HT1075 3.5
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Maximum Resolution: 1920 x 1200
Screen Size (inches): 40 - 235
BenQ MW526A 4.1
Resolution: 1280 x 800
Maximum Resolution: 1600 x 1200
Screen Size (inches): 30 - 300
Epson EX3220 4.3
Resolution: 800 x 600
Maximum Resolution: 1440 x 900
Screen Size (inches): 50 - 150
Epson EX3240 4.3
Resolution: 800 x 600
Maximum Resolution: 1400 x 1050
Screen Size (inches): 50 - 150
Epson EX5240 4.3
Resolution: 1024 x 768
Maximum Resolution: 1600 x 1200
Screen Size (inches): 50 - 150
Epson EX5260 4.3
Resolution: 1024 x 768
Maximum Resolution: 1600 x 1200
Screen Size (inches): 50 - 150
Epson EX7210 3.7
Resolution: 1280 x 800
Maximum Resolution: 1400 x 1050
Screen Size (inches): 50 - 150
Epson EX7220 3.9
Resolution: 1280 x 800
Maximum Resolution: 1400 x 1050
Screen Size (inches): 50 - 150
Epson EX7230 4.3
Resolution: 1280 x 800
Maximum Resolution: 1440 x 900
Screen Size (inches): 50 - 150
Epson EX7240 4.0
Resolution: 1280 x 800
Maximum Resolution: 1680 x 1050
Screen Size (inches): 50 - 150
Epson EX9200 4.4
Resolution: 1280 x 800
Maximum Resolution: 1680 x 1050
Screen Size (inches): 50 - 150
BenQ HT3050 4.4
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Maximum Resolution: 1920 x 1200
Screen Size (inches): 60 - 180
Epson EX3210 3.6
Resolution: 800 x 600
Maximum Resolution: 1400 x 1050
Screen Size (inches): 50 - 150
BenQ W1080ST 4.1
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Maximum Resolution: 1920 x 1200
Screen Size (inches): 40 - 235
BenQ MS524AE 4.4
Resolution: 800 x 600
Maximum Resolution: 1920 x 1200
Screen Size (inches): 30 - 300
BenQ W1070 4.4
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Maximum Resolution: 1920 x 1200
Screen Size (inches): 30 - 300
Epson Home Cinema 1060 4.3
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Maximum Resolution: 1920 x 1200
Screen Size (inches): 50 - 150
Epson Home Cinema 1440 4.3
Resolution: 1920 x 1200
Maximum Resolution: 1400 x 1050
Screen Size (inches): 50 - 150
Epson Home Cinema 2030 4.0
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Maximum Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Screen Size (inches): 50 - 150
Epson Home Cinema 2040 4.5
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Maximum Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Screen Size (inches): 50 - 150
Epson Home Cinema 2045 4.5
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Maximum Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Screen Size (inches): 50 - 150
Epson Home Cinema 3000 4.1
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Maximum Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Screen Size (inches): 40 - 200
Epson Home Cinema 3020 3.9
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Maximum Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Screen Size (inches): 40 - 200
Epson Home Cinema 3500 4.3
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Maximum Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Screen Size (inches): 40 - 200
Epson Home Cinema 3600e 4.3
Resolution: 2500 x 2500
Maximum Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Screen Size (inches): 40 - 200
Epson Home Cinema 3700 4.5
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Maximum Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Screen Size (inches): 40 - 180
Epson Home Cinema 5030UB 3.7
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Maximum Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Screen Size (inches): 40 - 180
Epson Home Cinema 5040UB 3.6
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Maximum Resolution: 3840 x 2160
Screen Size (inches): 50 - 300
Epson Home Cinema 660 4.3
Resolution: 800 x 600
Maximum Resolution: 800 x 600
Screen Size (inches): 50 - 150
Epson Home Cinema 730HD 4.5
Resolution: 1280 x 800
Maximum Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Screen Size (inches): 50 - 150
Epson Home Cinema 8350 4.0
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Maximum Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Screen Size (inches): 30 - 200
Epson PowerLite 1781W 4.2
Resolution: 1280 x 800
Maximum Resolution: 1920 x 1200
Screen Size (inches): 50 - 150
Epson PowerLite 77c 3.6
Resolution: 1024 x 768
Maximum Resolution: 1600 x 1200
Screen Size (inches): 24 - 300
Epson VS250 4.4
Resolution: 800 x 600
Maximum Resolution: 1400 x 1050
Screen Size (inches): 50 - 150
Epson VS330 4.3
Resolution: 1024 x 768
Maximum Resolution: 1600 x 1200
Screen Size (inches): 50 - 150
Epson VS350 4.5
Resolution: 1024 x 768
Maximum Resolution: 1400 x 1050
Screen Size (inches): 50 - 150
Epson VS355 4.6
Resolution: 1280 x 800
Maximum Resolution: 1400 x 1050
Screen Size (inches): 35 - 431
Epson Home Cinema 2150 4.5
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Maximum Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Screen Size (inches): 60 - 150
Epson Home Cinema 760HD 4.2
Resolution: 1280 x 800
Maximum Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Screen Size (inches): 50 - 150
BenQ HT2150ST 4.6
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Maximum Resolution: 1920 x 1200
Screen Size (inches): 60 - 180
BenQ HT2550 3.8
Resolution: 3840 x 2160
Maximum Resolution: 4096 x 2160
Screen Size (inches): 30 - 300
BenQ MH530FHD 4.4
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Maximum Resolution: 1920 x 1200
Screen Size (inches): 30 - 300
Epson 3100 4.2
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Maximum Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Screen Size (inches): 40 - 200
Epson 5040UBe 3.8
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Maximum Resolution: 3840 x 2160
Screen Size (inches): 50 - 300
BenQ HT1070 4.4
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Maximum Resolution: 1920 x 1200
Screen Size (inches): 60 - 300
BenQ HT2050A 4.6
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Maximum Resolution: 1920 x 1200
Screen Size (inches): 60 - 180
Epson PowerLite 1761W 4.3
Resolution: 1280 x 800
Maximum Resolution: 1600 x 1200
Screen Size (inches): 33 - 299
Epson Home Cinema 2100 4.5
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Maximum Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Screen Size (inches): 30 - 300
Epson Home Cinema LS100 4.4
Resolution: 1920 x 1200
Maximum Resolution: 1920 x 1200
Screen Size (inches): 70 - 130
BenQ MH530 5.0
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Maximum Resolution: 1920 x 1200
Screen Size (inches): 40 - 300
Epson Home Cinema 740HD 4.3
Resolution: 1280 x 800
Maximum Resolution: 1280 x 800
Screen Size (inches): 33 - 320
Epson PowerLite 2255U 3.2
Resolution: 1920 x 1200
Maximum Resolution: 1920 x 1200
Screen Size (inches): 50 - 150
BenQ MS524 4.3
Resolution: 800 x 600
Maximum Resolution: 1600 x 1200
Screen Size (inches): 30 - 300
Epson PowerLite 1751 4.0
Resolution: 1024 x 768
Maximum Resolution: 1280 x 800
Screen Size (inches): 30 - 300
Epson PowerLite 680 4.0
Resolution: 1024 x 768
Maximum Resolution: 1600 x 1200
Screen Size (inches): 55 - 100
Epson Pro EX9220 4.0
Resolution: 1920 x 1200
Maximum Resolution: 1920 x 1200
Screen Size (inches): 34 - 435
Epson EX3260 4.3
Resolution: 800 x 600
Maximum Resolution: 1400 x 1050
Screen Size (inches): 50 - 150
Epson VS220 4.2
Resolution: 800 x 600
Maximum Resolution: 1400 x 1050
Screen Size (inches): 50 - 150
Epson Home Cinema 1450 4.1
Resolution: 1920 x 1200
Maximum Resolution: 1920 x 1200
Screen Size (inches): 45 - 260
BenQ TH671ST 4.6
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Maximum Resolution: 1920 x 1200
Screen Size (inches): 60 - 180
BenQ MH535FHD 4.4
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Maximum Resolution: 1920 x 1200
Screen Size (inches): 30 - 300
BenQ HT3550 4.5
Resolution: 3840 x 2160
Maximum Resolution: 3840 x 2160
Screen Size (inches): 30 - 200
BenQ TK800 3.8
Resolution: 3840 x 2160
Maximum Resolution: 3840 x 2160
Screen Size (inches): 30 - 300
Epson Home Cinema 4010 4.3
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Maximum Resolution: 4096 x 2160
Screen Size (inches): 30 - 300