Panasonic PT-DW830 vs Sony VPL-VW500ES

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Panasonic PT-DW830
Sony VPL-VW500ES

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
Brighter projector brightness Edit
The Panasonic PT-DW830 has a projector brightness of 8,500 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens. That's 7 ANSI lumens brighter than the Sony VPL-VW500ES (1,700 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens).
Bigger lamp power Edit
The Panasonic PT-DW830 is a 420WW lamp power projector. That's 155W bigger than the Sony VPL-VW500ES (265WW).
5 Reasons For
13% bigger matrix size Edit
The Sony VPL-VW500ES is a 0.74"" matrix size projector. That's 0.09" bigger than the Panasonic PT-DW830 (0.74"").
One more HDMI port Edit
The Sony VPL-VW500ES is a two HDMI port projector, whereas the Panasonic PT-DW830 only has one HDMI port.
14dB quieter noise level Edit
The Sony VPL-VW500ES has a noise level of 26dBdB, but the Panasonic PT-DW830 is a 40dBdB 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.

Lighter Edit
Sony VPL-VW500ES is 14kgg heavy. That's 4.3g lighter than the Panasonic PT-DW830 (14kgg).
Narrower Edit
The Sony VPL-VW500ES is a 495.6mmmm wide projector. That's 2.4mm narrower than the Panasonic PT-DW830 (495.6mmmm).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
0.09" smaller matrix size Edit
The Panasonic PT-DW830 is a 0.65"" matrix size projector. That's 0.09" smaller than the Sony VPL-VW500ES (0.74"").
One less HDMI port Edit
The number of HDMI ports on the Panasonic PT-DW830 is one, but the Sony VPL-VW500ES only has two HDMI ports.
A lot louder noise level Edit
The Panasonic PT-DW830 has a noise level of 40dBdB, however the Sony VPL-VW500ES is a 26dBdB 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.

24% heavier Edit
The Panasonic PT-DW830 has a weight of 18.3kgg. That's 4.3g heavier than the Sony VPL-VW500ES (14kgg).
1% wider Edit
Panasonic PT-DW830 is 498mmmm wide. That's 2.4mm wider than the Sony VPL-VW500ES (495.6mmmm).
3 Reasons Against
Seven times dimmer projector brightness Edit
Sony VPL-VW500ES is only 1,700 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens brightness. That's 7 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Panasonic PT-DW830 (1,700 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens).
59% smaller lamp power Edit
The Sony VPL-VW500ES is a 265WW lamp power projector. That's 155W smaller than the Panasonic PT-DW830 (265WW).
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Projector

Native Projector Resolution
 DCI 4K (4096 x 2160)
 DCI 4K (4096 x 2160)
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Projector Brightness
8,500 ANSI lumens
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1,700 ANSI lumens
Vertical Keystone Correction
-40 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data
Matrix Size
0.65" 0.74"
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Uniformity
90% Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Aspect Ratio
 16:10
 16:10
Compatible Screen Size
50 - 600 60 - 300
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP

Lamps

Lamp
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lamp Type
 UHM
 UHM
Lamp Power
420W
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265W

Lens System

Throw Ratio
 1.8 - 2.5:1
 1.8 - 2.5:1
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -80 - 85
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -31 - 31
Aperture Range
1.7 - 1.9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
25.6 - 35.7 Unknown - Click to provide data

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 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
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VGA (D-Sub) Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate
 100
 10
 100
 10
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Performance

Noise Level
40dB 26dB
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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 Unknown - Click to provide data
Input Voltage
 12
 12
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 375W
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 14kg
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Height
200mm 195.3mm
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Depth
556mm 463.6mm
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Width
498mm 495.6mm
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Packaging Content

Cable Included
 AC
 AC
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