Panasonic PT-CX301 vs Viewsonic PRO8520HD

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Panasonic PT-CX301
Viewsonic PRO8520HD

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
15.7M higher number of colours Edit
The Panasonic PT-CX301 is a 16.7MM colour projector, whereas the Viewsonic PRO8520HD is only a 1,070MM colour projector (15.7M lower).
Longer lamp service life Edit
The Panasonic PT-CX301 is a 4,000hh lamp service life projector. That's 2h longer than the Viewsonic PRO8520HD (2,500hh).
One more VGA (D-Sub) port Edit
The Panasonic PT-CX301 has three VGA (D-Sub) ports, however the Viewsonic PRO8520HD only has two VGA (D-Sub) ports.
10 Reasons For
2 ANSI lumens brighter projector brightness Edit
Viewsonic PRO8520HD is 5,000 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens brightness, but the Panasonic PT-CX301 is only a 3,100 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens brightness projector (2 ANSI lumens dimmer).
70W bigger lamp power Edit
The Viewsonic PRO8520HD has a lamp power of 350WW, whereas the Panasonic PT-CX301 is only a 280WW lamp power projector (70W smaller).
One more USB 2.0 port Edit
The Viewsonic PRO8520HD is a two USB 2.0 port projector, whereas the Panasonic PT-CX301 only has one USB 2.0 port.
Two HDMI ports Edit
The Viewsonic PRO8520HD is a two HDMI port projector, whereas the Panasonic PT-CX301 only has one HDMI port.
Quieter noise level Edit
The Viewsonic PRO8520HD is a 34dBdB noise level projector. That's 3dB quieter than the Panasonic PT-CX301 (34dBdB). 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.

1dB quieter noise level in economy mode Edit
The Viewsonic PRO8520HD has a noise level in economy mode of 32dBdB, however the Panasonic PT-CX301 is a 33dBdB noise level (in economic mode) projector (1dB louder).
10W higher RMS rated power Edit
The Viewsonic PRO8520HD has an RMS rated power of 20WW, however the Panasonic PT-CX301 is only a 10WW RMS rated power projector (10W lower).
One more built-in speaker Edit
The number of built-in speakers on the Viewsonic PRO8520HD is two, but the Panasonic PT-CX301 only has one built-in speaker.
Lighter Edit
Viewsonic PRO8520HD is 3.9kgg heavy, but the Panasonic PT-CX301 is a 7.8kgg heavy projector (3.9g heavier).
Moderately narrower Edit
The Viewsonic PRO8520HD is a 333mmmm wide projector, whereas the Panasonic PT-CX301 is a 357mmmm wide projector (24mm wider).

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
Dimmer projector brightness Edit
Panasonic PT-CX301 is only 3,100 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens brightness. That's 2 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Viewsonic PRO8520HD (5,000 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens).
70W smaller lamp power Edit
The Panasonic PT-CX301 is a 280WW lamp power projector. That's 70W smaller than the Viewsonic PRO8520HD (350WW).
Only one USB 2.0 port Edit
The Panasonic PT-CX301 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 Panasonic PT-CX301 is a one HDMI port projector, whereas the Viewsonic PRO8520HD only has two HDMI ports.
A bit louder noise level Edit
The Panasonic PT-CX301 has a noise level of 37dBdB, but the Viewsonic PRO8520HD is a 34dBdB noise level projector (3dB 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.

Louder noise level in economy mode Edit
The Panasonic PT-CX301 has a noise level in economy mode of 33dBdB. That's 1dB louder than the Viewsonic PRO8520HD (32dBdB).
Vastly lower RMS rated power Edit
The Panasonic PT-CX301 is a 10WW RMS rated power projector. That's 10W lower than the Viewsonic PRO8520HD (20WW).
Only one built-in speaker Edit
The number of built-in speakers on the Panasonic PT-CX301 is one, but the Viewsonic PRO8520HD only has two built-in speakers.
50% heavier Edit
Panasonic PT-CX301 is 7.8kgg heavy. That's 3.9g heavier than the Viewsonic PRO8520HD (3.9kgg).
7% wider Edit
The Panasonic PT-CX301 is a 357mmmm wide projector. That's 24mm wider than the Viewsonic PRO8520HD (333mmmm).
5 Reasons Against
Sixteen times lower number of colours Edit
The Viewsonic PRO8520HD is a 1,070MM colour projector. That's 15.7M lower than the Panasonic PT-CX301 (1,070MM).
Significantly shorter lamp service life Edit
The Viewsonic PRO8520HD has a lamp service life of 2,500hh, however the Panasonic PT-CX301 is a 4,000hh lamp service life projector (2h longer).
Only two VGA (D-Sub) ports Edit
The Viewsonic PRO8520HD has two VGA (D-Sub) ports, however the Panasonic PT-CX301 only has three VGA (D-Sub) ports.
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Older by eight months
The Viewsonic PRO8520HD is eight months older than the Panasonic PT-CX301.

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Projector

Contrast Ratio
 8000:1
 8000:1
Native Projector Resolution
 1080p (1920x1080)
 1080p (1920x1080)
BEST
Projector Brightness
3,100 ANSI lumens 5,000 ANSI lumens
BEST
Vertical Keystone Correction
-15 - 15 -20 - 20
Matrix Size
0.55" Unknown - Click to provide data
Uniformity
80% Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Colours
16.7M
BEST
1,070M
Zoom Ratio
 1.5:1
 1.5:1
BEST
Projection Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.9 - 9.4
Supported Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
Compatible Screen Size
60 - 90 30 - 300
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP
Supported Number of Colours Display
 16.78 million colours
 1.073 billion colours
 16.78 million colours
 1.073 billion colours

Lamps

Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data 3,000h
Lamp Type
 UHM
 UHM
Lamp Power
280W 350W
BEST
Lamp Service Life
4,000h
BEST
2,500h

Video

Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM
 NTSC
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL 60
 PAL B
 PAL D
 PAL G
 PAL H
 PAL I
 SECAM B
 SECAM D
 SECAM G
 SECAM K
 SECAM K1
 SECAM L
 NTSC M
 PAL
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM
 NTSC
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL 60
 PAL B
 PAL D
 PAL G
 PAL H
 PAL I
 SECAM B
 SECAM D
 SECAM G
 SECAM K
 SECAM K1
 SECAM L
 NTSC M

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Port
1 1
S-Video Input
1 1
Component Video in Port
1 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
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 2.0 Port
1 2
BEST
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1
HDMI Port
1 2
BEST
VGA (D-Sub) Port
3
BEST
2
HDMI Port
 Full-size
 Full-size

Networking

Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate
 10
BEST
 10

Performance

Noise Level
37dB 34dB
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Noise Level in Economy Mode
33dB 32dB
BEST

Multimedia

RMS Rated Power
10W 20W
BEST
Built-In Speaker
1 2
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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
340W
BEST
450W
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 10 - 90
Storage Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40

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
7.8kg 3.9kg
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Height
250mm 122mm
BEST
Depth
367mm 263mm
BEST
Width
357mm 333mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 USB
 AC
 VGA
 HDMI
 USB
 AC
 VGA
 HDMI
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