Optoma EH501 vs Sony VPL-HW55ES

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Optoma EH501
Sony VPL-HW55ES

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
Hugely brighter projector brightness Edit
Optoma EH501 is 5,000 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens brightness, but the Sony VPL-HW55ES is only a 1,700 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens brightness projector (4 ANSI lumens dimmer).
Marginally bigger matrix size Edit
The Optoma EH501 has a matrix size of 0.65"", however the Sony VPL-HW55ES is only a 0.61"" matrix size projector (0.04" smaller).
A lot bigger lamp power Edit
The Optoma EH501 has a lamp power of 280WW, whereas the Sony VPL-HW55ES is only a 200WW lamp power projector (80W smaller).
Three VGA (D-Sub) ports Edit
The Optoma EH501 has three VGA (D-Sub) ports, however the Sony VPL-HW55ES only has one VGA (D-Sub) port.
2x lighter Edit
Optoma EH501 is 4.5kgg heavy, but the Sony VPL-HW55ES is a 9.6kgg heavy projector (5.1g heavier).
21.4mm narrower Edit
The Optoma EH501 is a 386mmmm wide projector, whereas the Sony VPL-HW55ES is a 407.4mmmm wide projector (21.4mm wider).
Cheaper by $1,593
The Optoma EH501 costs $2,541.53, whereas the Sony VPL-HW55ES is $4,134.99.
3 Reasons For
60% longer lamp service life Edit
The Sony VPL-HW55ES is a 5,000hh lamp service life projector. That's 3h longer than the Optoma EH501 (5,000hh).
One more HDMI port Edit
The Sony VPL-HW55ES has two HDMI ports, however the Optoma EH501 only has one HDMI port.
6dB quieter noise level Edit
The Sony VPL-HW55ES has a noise level of 21dBdB, whereas the Optoma EH501 is a 27dBdB noise level projector (6dB louder). 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.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
3h shorter lamp service life Edit
The Optoma EH501 has a lamp service life of 2,500hh, however the Sony VPL-HW55ES is a 5,000hh lamp service life projector (3h longer).
Only one HDMI port Edit
The Optoma EH501 is a one HDMI port projector, whereas the Sony VPL-HW55ES only has two HDMI ports.
Louder noise level Edit
The Optoma EH501 is a 27dBdB noise level projector. That's 6dB louder than the Sony VPL-HW55ES (21dBdB). 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.

Older by one month
The Optoma EH501 is one month older than the Sony VPL-HW55ES.
7 Reasons Against
4x dimmer projector brightness Edit
The Sony VPL-HW55ES is a 1,700 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens brightness projector. That's 4 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Optoma EH501 (1,700 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens).
7% smaller matrix size Edit
The Sony VPL-HW55ES is a 0.61"" matrix size projector. That's 0.04" smaller than the Optoma EH501 (0.61"").
40% smaller lamp power Edit
The Sony VPL-HW55ES is a 200WW lamp power projector. That's 80W smaller than the Optoma EH501 (200WW).
Two less VGA (D-Sub) ports Edit
The number of VGA (D-Sub) ports on the Sony VPL-HW55ES is one, but the Optoma EH501 only has three VGA (D-Sub) ports.
Heavier Edit
The Sony VPL-HW55ES is a 9.6kgg heavy projector. That's 5.1g heavier than the Optoma EH501 (9.6kgg).
Wider Edit
The Sony VPL-HW55ES has a width of 407.4mmmm. That's 21.4mm wider than the Optoma EH501 (407.4mmmm).
$1,593 more expensive
The Sony VPL-HW55ES is more expensive than the Optoma EH501 by $1,593.46.

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Projector

Native Projector Resolution
 1080p (1920x1080)
 1080p (1920x1080)
Projector Brightness
5,000 ANSI lumens
BEST
1,700 ANSI lumens
Matrix Type
 3-panel (p-Si TFT active)
 3-panel (p-Si TFT active)
Vertical Keystone Correction
± 40 Unknown - Click to provide data
Matrix Size
0.65"
BEST
0.61"
Uniformity
85% Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Colours
1,070M Unknown - Click to provide data
Zoom Ratio
 1.6:1
 1.6:1
BEST
Projection Distance
1 - 10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
Compatible Screen Size
23.4 - 300 40 - 300
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP
Supported Number of Colours Display
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours

Lamps

Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
4,000h Unknown - Click to provide data
Lamp Type
 UHP
 UHP
Lamp Power
280W
BEST
200W
Lamp Service Life
2,500h 5,000h
BEST

Lens System

Vertical Lens Shift Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -71 - 71
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -25 - 25
Aperture Range
2.42 - 2.98 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
20.77 - 31.13 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Mode
 Manual
 Manual
Vertical Lens Shift Range
115 - 134 Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Port
1 1
S-Video Input
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio Out Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio in Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1
HDMI Port
1 2
BEST
VGA (D-Sub) Port
3
BEST
1

Performance

Noise Level
27dB 21dB
BEST
Horizontal Scan Range
15.3 - 91.1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Scan Range
25 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data

Multimedia

RMS Rated Power
30W Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Speaker
2 Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Cable Lock Slot Type
 Kensington
 Kensington
Form Factor
 Desktop
 Desktop
Colour
 Black
 Black
Product Type
 Desktop projector
 Desktop projector

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption On Standby
0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
Typical Power Consumption
355W 300W
BEST
AC Adapter Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50/60
 60
 50
 50/60
 60
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100
 100 - 240
 100

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operational Range
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
5 - 45 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
4.5kg
BEST
9.6kg
Height
152mm
BEST
179.2mm
Depth
279mm 163.9mm
BEST
Width
386mm
BEST
407.4mm

Packaging Content

Remote Control Type
 IR
 IR
Cable Included
 VGA
 AC
 VGA
 AC
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