Panasonic PT-EW540 vs Sony VPL-FH500L

Panasonic PT-EW540
Sony VPL-FH500L

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
60W bigger lamp power Edit
The Panasonic PT-EW540 has a lamp power of 335WW, whereas the Sony VPL-FH500L is only a 275WW lamp power projector (60W smaller).
Two VGA (D-Sub) ports Edit
The Panasonic PT-EW540 has two VGA (D-Sub) ports, however the Sony VPL-FH500L only has one VGA (D-Sub) port.
Hugely better user reviews
Based on 1 user review, the average review score of the Panasonic PT-EW540 is 100%, but the average rating of the Sony VPL-FH500L is 40% (based on 2 reviews).
4 Reasons For
29% brighter projector brightness Edit
Sony VPL-FH500L is 7,000 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens brightness. That's 2 ANSI lumens brighter than the Panasonic PT-EW540 (7,000 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens).
Lighter Edit
Sony VPL-FH500L is 8kgg heavy. That's 1.8g lighter than the Panasonic PT-EW540 (8kgg).
Narrower Edit
The Sony VPL-FH500L is a 390mmmm wide projector. That's 140mm narrower than the Panasonic PT-EW540 (390mmmm).
Available from 1 shops
The more retailers stock this projector, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
A lot dimmer projector brightness Edit
Panasonic PT-EW540 is only 5,000 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens brightness, but the Sony VPL-FH500L is a 7,000 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens brightness projector (2 ANSI lumens brighter).
Heavier Edit
Panasonic PT-EW540 is 9.8kgg heavy, but the Sony VPL-FH500L is an 8kgg heavy projector (1.8g lighter).
140mm wider Edit
The Panasonic PT-EW540 is a 530mmmm wide projector, whereas the Sony VPL-FH500L is a 390mmmm wide projector (140mm narrower).
Not as many stockists
The Panasonic PT-EW540 is only stocked by 1 seller, however the Sony VPL-FH500L is stocked by 2 shops. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this projector.
4 Reasons Against
60W smaller lamp power Edit
The Sony VPL-FH500L is a 275WW lamp power projector. That's 60W smaller than the Panasonic PT-EW540 (275WW).
One less VGA (D-Sub) port Edit
The Sony VPL-FH500L has one VGA (D-Sub) port, however the Panasonic PT-EW540 only has two VGA (D-Sub) ports.
Two months older
The Sony VPL-FH500L is older than the Panasonic PT-EW540 by two months.
Hugely Lower user review Score
The Sony VPL-FH500L only has an average user rating of 40%, but the Panasonic PT-EW540 has an average user rating of 100% (based on 1 review).

Average Expert Rating

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Average User Rating

Date Released

32 months Ago 33 months Ago

Projector

Contrast Ratio
 2000:1
 2000:1
Native Projector Resolution
 WUXGA (1920x1200)
 WUXGA (1920x1200)
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Projector Brightness
5,000 ANSI lumens 7,000 ANSI lumens
BEST
Horizontal Keystone Correction
-30 - 30 Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Keystone Correction
-40 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data
Matrix Size
0.76" Unknown - Click to provide data
Uniformity
90% Unknown - Click to provide data
Projection Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.02 - 15.24
Supported Aspect Ratio
 16:10
 16:10
Compatible Screen Size
40 - 400 Unknown - Click to provide data
Projection Technology
 LCD
 LCD

Lamps

Lamp
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
4,500h Unknown - Click to provide data
Lamp Type
 UHM
 UHM
Lamp Power
335W
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275W
Lamp Service Life
4,000h 4,000h

Lens System

Aperture Range
1.7 - 2.3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
26.9 - 45.4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Mode
 Manual
 Manual
Vertical Lens Shift Range
-60 - 60 Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
-10 - 10 Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800
 640 x 480 (VGA)
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 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800
 640 x 480 (VGA)
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 PAL M
 SECAM
 NTSC
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL 60
 PAL
 PAL M
 SECAM
 NTSC
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL 60

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Port
1 1
S-Video Input
1 1
Component Video in Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DisplayPort
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio in Port
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1
HDMI Port
1 1
VGA (D-Sub) Port
2
BEST
1
HDMI Port
 Full-size
 Full-size

Networking

Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate
 100
 10
BEST
 100
 10

Performance

Noise Level
35dB Unknown - Click to provide data
Noise Level in Economy Mode
29dB Unknown - Click to provide data
Dot Clock Scanning Frequency
162MHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Scan Range
15 - 100 14 - 93
Vertical Scan Range
24 - 120 47 - 93

Multimedia

RMS Rated Power
10W Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Speaker
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

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

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption On Standby
0.3W 0.3W
Typical Power Consumption
485W 400W
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AC Adapter Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
10 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -20 - 60
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 45 0 - 40

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
9.8kg 8kg
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Height
177mm 148mm
BEST
Depth
385mm
BEST
477mm
Width
530mm 390mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 AC
BEST
 AC
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