Panasonic PT-DW830 vs Sony VPL-HW55ES

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Panasonic PT-DW830
Sony VPL-HW55ES

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Significantly brighter projector brightness Edit
The Panasonic PT-DW830 is an 8,500 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens brightness projector, whereas the Sony VPL-HW55ES is only a 1,700 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens brightness projector (7 ANSI lumens dimmer).
Slightly bigger matrix size Edit
The Panasonic PT-DW830 has a matrix size of 0.65"", but the Sony VPL-HW55ES is only a 0.61"" matrix size projector (0.04" smaller).
Vastly bigger lamp power Edit
The Panasonic PT-DW830 has a lamp power of 420WW, however the Sony VPL-HW55ES is only a 200WW lamp power projector (220W smaller).
2 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this projector remaining in stock.
3 Reasons For
Two HDMI ports Edit
The number of HDMI ports on the Sony VPL-HW55ES is two, but the Panasonic PT-DW830 only has one HDMI port.
Quieter noise level Edit
The Sony VPL-HW55ES is a 21dBdB noise level projector. That's 19dB quieter than the Panasonic PT-DW830 (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.

Cheaper by $2,595
The Sony VPL-HW55ES costs $2,595 less than the Panasonic PT-DW830.

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
Only one HDMI port Edit
The Panasonic PT-DW830 has one HDMI port, however the Sony VPL-HW55ES only has two HDMI ports.
48% louder noise level Edit
The Panasonic PT-DW830 is a 40dBdB noise level projector. That's 19dB 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.

More expensive by $2,595
The Panasonic PT-DW830 is $2,595 more expensive than the Sony VPL-HW55ES.
4 Reasons Against
Dimmer projector brightness Edit
The Sony VPL-HW55ES has a projector brightness of 1,700 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens, however the Panasonic PT-DW830 is an 8,500 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens brightness projector (7 ANSI lumens brighter).
0.04" smaller matrix size Edit
The Sony VPL-HW55ES has a matrix size of 0.61"", whereas the Panasonic PT-DW830 is a 0.65"" matrix size projector (0.04" bigger).
Smaller lamp power Edit
The Sony VPL-HW55ES has a lamp power of 200WW, but the Panasonic PT-DW830 is a 420WW lamp power projector (220W bigger).
Less retailers
The Sony VPL-HW55ES is only stocked by 1 shop, whereas the Panasonic PT-DW830 is stocked by 3 retailers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this projector remaining in stock.

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Projector

Native Projector Resolution
 1080p (1920x1080)
 1080p (1920x1080)
BEST
Projector Brightness
8,500 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 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data
Matrix Size
0.65"
BEST
0.61"
Uniformity
90% Unknown - Click to provide data
Zoom Ratio
 1.6:1
 1.6:1
BEST
Supported Aspect Ratio
 16:10
 16:9
 16:10
 16:9
Compatible Screen Size
50 - 600 40 - 300
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP

Lamps

Lamp
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lamp Type
 UHM
 UHM
Lamp Power
420W
BEST
200W
Lamp Service Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 5,000h

Lens System

Throw Ratio
 1.8 - 2.5:1
 1.8 - 2.5:1
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -71 - 71
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -25 - 25
Aperture Range
1.7 - 1.9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
25.6 - 35.7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Mode
 Manual
 Manual

Video

Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM
 NTSC
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL 60
 PAL
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM
 NTSC
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL 60

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Port
1 1
BNC Input Port
5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video in Port
1 1
Serial Interface Type
 RS-232
 RS-232
Composite Video in Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1
HDMI Port
1 2
BEST
VGA (D-Sub) Port
1 1

Performance

Noise Level
40dB 21dB
BEST
Noise Level in Economy Mode
35dB Unknown - Click to provide data
Heat Dissipation
3.52BTU/h Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Form Factor
 Desktop
 Desktop
Colour
 Black
 Black
Product Type
 Desktop projector
 Desktop projector

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption On Standby
0.3W Unknown - Click to provide data
Typical Power Consumption
1,030W
BEST
300W
Input Voltage
 12
 12
AC Adapter Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
120 - 240 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50/60
 60
 50
 50/60
 60
AC Input Voltage
 120 - 240
 120
 100 - 240
 100
 120 - 240
 120
 100 - 240
 100

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operational Range
10 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 45 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
18.3kg
BEST
9.6kg
Height
200mm 179.2mm
Depth
556mm 163.9mm
Width
498mm 407.4mm

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 AC
 AC
BEST
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