Optoma X305 vs Viewsonic PRO8520HD

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Optoma X305
Viewsonic PRO8520HD

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
0.07M higher number of colours Edit
The Optoma X305 is a 1.07MM colour projector, whereas the Viewsonic PRO8520HD is only a 1,070MM colour projector (0.07M lower).
Longer service life of lamp in economic mode Edit
The Optoma X305 is a 6,000hh service life of lamp in economic mode projector. That's 3h longer than the Viewsonic PRO8520HD (3,000hh).
Longer lamp service life Edit
The Optoma X305 is a 4,500hh lamp service life projector. That's 2h longer than the Viewsonic PRO8520HD (2,500hh).
One more VGA (D-Sub) port Edit
The Optoma X305 has three VGA (D-Sub) ports, however the Viewsonic PRO8520HD only has two VGA (D-Sub) ports.
Quieter noise level Edit
The Optoma X305 has a noise level of 29dBdB, but the Viewsonic PRO8520HD is a 34dBdB noise level projector (5dB 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.

50% lighter Edit
Optoma X305 is 2.6kgg heavy. That's 1.3g lighter than the Viewsonic PRO8520HD (3.9kgg).
User reviews are hugely better
The Optoma X305 has an average user review score of 100%, but the Viewsonic PRO8520HD has an average rating of 70% (based on 4 reviews).
4 Reasons For
Brighter projector brightness Edit
The Viewsonic PRO8520HD is a 5,000 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens brightness projector. That's 2 ANSI lumens brighter than the Optoma X305 (5,000 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens).
Bigger lamp power Edit
The Viewsonic PRO8520HD is a 350WW lamp power projector. That's 160W bigger than the Optoma X305 (350WW).
Two USB 2.0 ports Edit
The Viewsonic PRO8520HD has two USB 2.0 ports, however the Optoma X305 only has one USB 2.0 port.
One more HDMI port Edit
The Viewsonic PRO8520HD has two HDMI ports, however the Optoma X305 only has one HDMI port.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Dimmer projector brightness Edit
Optoma X305 is only 3,000 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens brightness. That's 2 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Viewsonic PRO8520HD (5,000 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens).
Smaller lamp power Edit
The Optoma X305 is a 190WW lamp power projector. That's 160W smaller than the Viewsonic PRO8520HD (350WW).
Only one USB 2.0 port Edit
The Optoma X305 is a one USB 2.0 port projector, whereas the Viewsonic PRO8520HD only has two USB 2.0 ports.
One less HDMI port Edit
The Optoma X305 is a one HDMI port projector, whereas the Viewsonic PRO8520HD only has two HDMI ports.
8 Reasons Against
0.07M lower number of colours Edit
The Viewsonic PRO8520HD has a number of colours of 1,070MM, however the Optoma X305 is a 1.07MM colour projector (0.07M higher).
Significantly shorter service life of lamp in economic mode Edit
The Viewsonic PRO8520HD is a 3,000hh service life of lamp in economic mode projector. That's 3h shorter than the Optoma X305 (3,000hh).
Shorter lamp service life Edit
The Viewsonic PRO8520HD is a 2,500hh lamp service life projector. That's 2h shorter than the Optoma X305 (2,500hh).
One less VGA (D-Sub) port Edit
The number of VGA (D-Sub) ports on the Viewsonic PRO8520HD is two, but the Optoma X305 only has three VGA (D-Sub) ports.
5dB louder noise level Edit
The Viewsonic PRO8520HD has a noise level of 34dBdB, whereas the Optoma X305 is a 29dBdB noise level projector (5dB 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.

34% heavier Edit
The Viewsonic PRO8520HD is a 3.9kgg heavy projector. That's 1.3g heavier than the Optoma X305 (3.9kgg).
Four months older
The Viewsonic PRO8520HD is older than the Optoma X305 by four months.
Significantly Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Viewsonic PRO8520HD is only 70%, whereas the average user rating of the Optoma X305 is 100% (based on 1 review).

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Date Released

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Projector

Contrast Ratio
 18000:1
BEST
 18000:1
Native Projector Resolution
 1080p (1920x1080)
 1080p (1920x1080)
BEST
Projector Brightness
3,000 ANSI lumens 5,000 ANSI lumens
BEST
Horizontal Keystone Correction
-40 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Digital Resolution
 1600 x 1200
BEST
 1600 x 1200
Vertical Keystone Correction
-40 - 40 -20 - 20
Matrix Size
0.55" Unknown - Click to provide data
Uniformity
80% Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Colours
1.07M
BEST
1,070M
Zoom Ratio
 1.5:1
 1.5:1
BEST
Projection Distance
0.5 - 2.5 0.9 - 9.4
Supported Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
Compatible Screen Size
39.4 - 196.71 30 - 300
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP
Supported Number of Colours Display
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours

Lamps

Lamp
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
6,000h
BEST
3,000h
Lamp Power
190W 350W
BEST
Lamp Service Life
4,500h
BEST
2,500h

Lens System

Offset
115% Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range
7.017 - 7.017 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
2.8 - 2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Objective Focal Length
7.02mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Graphics Resolution
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1280 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 768
 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
BEST
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1280 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 768
 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 PAL B
 PAL D
 PAL G
 PAL H
 PAL I
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM
 SECAM B
 SECAM D
 SECAM G
 SECAM K
 SECAM K1
 SECAM L
 NTSC
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43
 NTSC M
 PAL
 PAL B
 PAL D
 PAL G
 PAL H
 PAL I
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM
 SECAM B
 SECAM D
 SECAM G
 SECAM K
 SECAM K1
 SECAM L
 NTSC
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43
 NTSC M

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Port
1 1
S-Video Input
1 1
Component Video in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Serial Interface Type
 RS-232
 RS-232
Headphone Output
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 1
USB Connector Type
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB B
USB 2.0 Port
1 2
BEST
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
HDMI Port
1 2
BEST
VGA (D-Sub) Port
3
BEST
2

Performance

Noise Level
29dB
BEST
34dB
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data 32dB
Horizontal Scan Range
15 - 91 Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Scan Range
25 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
2D/3D Image Frequency
120 Unknown - Click to provide data

Multimedia

RMS Rated Power
2W
BEST
20W
Built-In Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data 2

Design

Cable Lock Slot Type
 Kensington
 Kensington
Form Factor
 Desktop
 Desktop
Colour
 White
 Black
 White
 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
235W
BEST
450W
Power Consumption During PowerSave
205W 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
 50/60
 60
 50
 50/60
 60
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100
 100 - 240
 100

Operational Conditions

Operating Altitude
0 - 3000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Relative Humidity Operational Range
0 - 85 10 - 90
Storage Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40
Operating Temperature Range
5 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Certificates

Certification
Unknown - Click to provide data CB, UL/cUL, FCC-B (including ICES-004), CE, TUV-S (Argentina), NOM, GOST-R, UKrSEPRO, PSB, C-Tick, KC, CCC, CECP, WEEE, SVHC, Hygienic

Weight & Dimensions

Packaging Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.4kg
Packaging Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 190mm
Packaging Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 377mm
Packaging Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 415mm
Weight
2.6kg
BEST
3.9kg
Height
86mm 122mm
Depth
220mm 263mm
Width
288mm 333mm

Packaging Content

Remote Control Type
 IR
 IR
Cable Included
 VGA
 AC
 HDMI
 VGA
 AC
 HDMI

Other Features

F-Number / Relative Aperture
2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
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