Panasonic PT-RZ470 vs Sony VPL-HW55ES

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Panasonic PT-RZ470
Sony VPL-HW55ES

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
67% brighter projector brightness Edit
The Panasonic PT-RZ470 is a 3,500 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens brightness projector. That's 2 ANSI lumens brighter than the Sony VPL-HW55ES (1,700 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens).
$475 cheaper
The Panasonic PT-RZ470 is $475 cheaper than the Sony VPL-HW55ES.
Available from 4 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this projector and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
User reviews are appreciably better
Based on 1 review, the Panasonic PT-RZ470 has an average user review score of 100%, whereas the Sony VPL-HW55ES has an average rating of 85% (based on 11 reviews).
3 Reasons For
One more HDMI port Edit
The Sony VPL-HW55ES has two HDMI ports, however the Panasonic PT-RZ470 only has one HDMI port.
14dB quieter noise level Edit
The Sony VPL-HW55ES has a noise level of 21dBdB, whereas the Panasonic PT-RZ470 is a 35dBdB noise level projector (14dB 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.

12% narrower Edit
The Sony VPL-HW55ES has a width of 407.4mmmm. That's 47.6mm narrower than the Panasonic PT-RZ470 (407.4mmmm).

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
One less HDMI port Edit
The Panasonic PT-RZ470 has one HDMI port, however the Sony VPL-HW55ES only has two HDMI ports.
14dB louder noise level Edit
The Panasonic PT-RZ470 has a noise level of 35dBdB, whereas the Sony VPL-HW55ES is a 21dBdB noise level projector (14dB 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.

11% wider Edit
The Panasonic PT-RZ470 has a width of 455mmmm. That's 47.6mm wider than the Sony VPL-HW55ES (407.4mmmm).
Nine months older
The Panasonic PT-RZ470 is older than the Sony VPL-HW55ES by nine months.
4 Reasons Against
Significantly dimmer projector brightness Edit
The Sony VPL-HW55ES is a 1,700 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens brightness projector. That's 2 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Panasonic PT-RZ470 (1,700 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens).
$475 more expensive
The Sony VPL-HW55ES is more expensive than the Panasonic PT-RZ470 by $475.
Fewer sellers
Only 1 retailer sell the Sony VPL-HW55ES, but 5 sellers sell the Panasonic PT-RZ470. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this projector, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Appreciably Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Sony VPL-HW55ES is 85%, whereas the average user rating of the Panasonic PT-RZ470 is 100% (based on 1 review).

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Date Released

49 months Ago 40 months Ago

Projector

Native Projector Resolution
 1080p (1920x1080)
 1080p (1920x1080)
Projector Brightness
3,500 ANSI lumens
BEST
1,700 ANSI lumens
Matrix Type
 3-panel (p-Si TFT active)
 3-panel (p-Si TFT active)
Matrix Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.61"
Zoom Ratio
 2.0:1
BEST
 2.0:1
Supported Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Compatible Screen Size
40 - 300 40 - 300
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP

Lamps

Lamp Type
 UHP
 UHP
Lamp Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 200W
Lamp Service Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 5,000h

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 - 3.4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
21.5 - 43 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
Component Video in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Headphone Output
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
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1
HDMI Port
1 2
BEST
VGA (D-Sub) Port
1 1

Performance

Noise Level
35dB 21dB
BEST

Design

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
460W 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
20 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 45 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
11kg
BEST
9.6kg
Height
137mm
BEST
179.2mm
Depth
415mm 163.9mm
BEST
Width
455mm 407.4mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 AC
 AC
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