Sony VPL-CW256 vs Sony VPL-EW295

Sony VPL-CW256
Sony VPL-EW295

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Brighter projector brightness Edit
Sony VPL-CW256 is 4,500 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens brightness, but the Sony VPL-EW295 is only a 3,800 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens brightness projector (1 ANSI lumens dimmer).
35W bigger lamp power Edit
The Sony VPL-CW256 has a lamp power of 245WW, whereas the Sony VPL-EW295 is only a 210WW lamp power projector (35W smaller).
Two HDMI ports Edit
The Sony VPL-CW256 is a two HDMI port projector, whereas the Sony VPL-EW295 only has one HDMI port.
5 Reasons For
A lot longer lamp service life Edit
The Sony VPL-EW295 has a lamp service life of 6,000hh, whereas the Sony VPL-CW256 is only a 3,000hh lamp service life projector (3h shorter).
A lot higher RMS rated power Edit
The Sony VPL-EW295 has an RMS rated power of 16WW, whereas the Sony VPL-CW256 is only a 10WW RMS rated power projector (6W lower).
1.5g lighter Edit
The Sony VPL-EW295 has a weight of 4.1kgg, however the Sony VPL-CW256 is a 5.6kgg heavy projector (1.5g heavier).
Narrower Edit
Sony VPL-EW295 is 365mmmm wide, but the Sony VPL-CW256 is a 406mmmm wide projector (41mm wider).
Cheaper by $430
The Sony VPL-EW295 costs $430 less than the Sony VPL-CW256.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Significantly shorter lamp service life Edit
The Sony VPL-CW256 has a lamp service life of 3,000hh, however the Sony VPL-EW295 is a 6,000hh lamp service life projector (3h longer).
6W lower RMS rated power Edit
The Sony VPL-CW256 has an RMS rated power of 10WW, however the Sony VPL-EW295 is a 16WW RMS rated power projector (6W higher).
A lot heavier Edit
Sony VPL-CW256 is 5.6kgg heavy, but the Sony VPL-EW295 is a 4.1kgg heavy projector (1.5g lighter).
41mm wider Edit
The Sony VPL-CW256 is a 406mmmm wide projector, whereas the Sony VPL-EW295 is a 365mmmm wide projector (41mm narrower).
More expensive by $430
The Sony VPL-CW256 is $430 more expensive than the Sony VPL-EW295.
4 Reasons Against
A lot dimmer projector brightness Edit
The Sony VPL-EW295 has a projector brightness of 3,800 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens, however the Sony VPL-CW256 is a 4,500 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens brightness projector (1 ANSI lumens brighter).
Smaller lamp power Edit
The Sony VPL-EW295 has a lamp power of 210WW, but the Sony VPL-CW256 is a 245WW lamp power projector (35W bigger).
Only one HDMI port Edit
The number of HDMI ports on the Sony VPL-EW295 is one, but the Sony VPL-CW256 only has two HDMI ports.
Older by seven months
The Sony VPL-EW295 is seven months older than the Sony VPL-CW256.

Date Released

22 months Ago 29 months Ago

Projector

Contrast Ratio
 3700:1
 3700:1
Native Projector Resolution
 WXGA (1280x800)
 WXGA (1280x800)
Projector Brightness
4,500 ANSI lumens
BEST
3,800 ANSI lumens
Matrix Type
 3-panel (p-Si TFT active)
 3-panel (p-Si TFT active)
Horizontal Keystone Correction
+/- 20 -20 - 20
Vertical Keystone Correction
+/- 30 Unknown - Click to provide data
Matrix Size
0.75" 0.75"
Minimum Vertical Synchronization
48kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Horizontal Synchronization
92kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Vertical Synchronization
92kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Horizontal Synchronization
19kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour Light Output
4,500 ANSI lumens Unknown - Click to provide data
White Light Output
4,500 ANSI lumens Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness in Economy Mode
2,500 ANSI lumens
BEST
2,100 ANSI lumens
Zoom Ratio
 1.6:1
 1.6:1
BEST
Supported Aspect Ratio
 16:10
 16:10
Compatible Screen Size
40 - 300 30 - 300
Projection Technology
 LCD
 LCD

Lamps

Lamp
1 1
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
5,000h
BEST
10,000h
Lamp Type
 UHM
 UHM
Lamp Power
245W
BEST
210W
Lamp Service Life
3,000h 6,000h
BEST

Lens System

Throw Ratio
 1.32 - 1.91:1
BEST
 1.32 - 1.91:1
Vertical Lens Shift Range
-5 - 5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
-3 - 3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Mode
 Manual
 Manual

Video

Graphics Resolution
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1280 x 800
BEST
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1280 x 800
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL 60
 PAL 4.43
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL 60
 PAL 4.43
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43

Ports & Interfaces

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

Networking

Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate
 100
 10
 100
 10

Storage

Optical Disc Player
 Not included
 Not included

Performance

Heat Dissipation
1,180BTU/h
BEST
1,054BTU/h
Horizontal Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 14 - 93
Vertical Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 47 - 93
On Screen Display Language
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 VIE
 IND
 ITA
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 VIE
 IND
 ITA

Multimedia

RMS Rated Power
10W 16W
BEST
Built-In Speaker
1 1

Design

Form Factor
 Desktop
 Portable
 Desktop
 Portable
Colour
 White
 White
Product Type
 Desktop projector
 Portable projector
 Desktop projector
 Portable projector

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption On Standby
0.5W
BEST
5.1W
Typical Power Consumption
346W 250W
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 Storage Range
20 - 80 10 - 90
Relative Humidity Operational Range
20 - 80 35 - 85
Storage Temperature Range
-10 - 60 -20 - 60
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
5.6kg 4.1kg
BEST
Height
113mm
BEST
96.2mm
Depth
330.5mm 252mm
BEST
Width
406mm 365mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Remote Control Type
 IR
 IR
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