Epson 4770W vs Sony VPL-HW40ES

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Epson 4770W
Sony VPL-HW40ES

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Hugely brighter projector brightness Edit
Epson 4770W is 5,000 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens brightness, but the Sony VPL-HW40ES is only a 1,700 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens brightness projector (4 ANSI lumens dimmer).
A lot bigger lamp power Edit
The Epson 4770W has a lamp power of 280WW, whereas the Sony VPL-HW40ES is only a 200WW lamp power projector (80W smaller).
Two VGA (D-Sub) ports Edit
The Epson 4770W has two VGA (D-Sub) ports, however the Sony VPL-HW40ES only has one VGA (D-Sub) port.
Cheaper by $469
The Epson 4770W costs $1,930.99, whereas the Sony VPL-HW40ES is $2,399.99.
3 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
1 Reason For
17dB quieter noise level Edit
The Sony VPL-HW40ES has a noise level of 21dBdB, but the Epson 4770W is a 38dBdB noise level projector (17dB 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.

Reasons Against

1 Reason Against
45% louder noise level Edit
The Epson 4770W is a 38dBdB noise level projector. That's 17dB louder than the Sony VPL-HW40ES (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.

6 Reasons Against
4x dimmer projector brightness Edit
Sony VPL-HW40ES is only 1,700 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens brightness. That's 4 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Epson 4770W (1,700 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens).
40% smaller lamp power Edit
The Sony VPL-HW40ES is a 200WW lamp power projector. That's 80W smaller than the Epson 4770W (200WW).
One less VGA (D-Sub) port Edit
The Sony VPL-HW40ES has one VGA (D-Sub) port, however the Epson 4770W only has two VGA (D-Sub) ports.
$469 more expensive
The Sony VPL-HW40ES is more expensive than the Epson 4770W by $469.
Not as many stockists
Only 1 shop sell the Sony VPL-HW40ES, however 4 shops sell the Epson 4770W. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this projector remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Six months older
The Sony VPL-HW40ES is older than the Epson 4770W by six months.

Awards

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Expert Reviews: Recommended
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Trusted Reviews: Recommended

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Date Released

20 months Ago 25 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ 100.28
Electricity cost - standby $ 24.25
Total running cost $ 124.53
Purchase price $ 1,930.99
Total cost of ownership $ 2,055.52
Details
Electricity cost - switched on $ -
Electricity cost - standby $ -
Total running cost $ -

Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.81T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.81 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
21
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
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Projector

Native Projector Resolution
 1080p (1920x1080)
 1080p (1920x1080)
BEST
Projector Brightness
5,000 ANSI lumens
BEST
1,700 ANSI lumens
Matrix Type
 3-panel (p-Si TFT active)
 3-panel (p-Si TFT active)
Horizontal Keystone Correction
-30 - 30 Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Keystone Correction
-30 - 30 Unknown - Click to provide data
Matrix Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.61"
Uniformity
90% Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour Light Output
5,000 ANSI lumens Unknown - Click to provide data
White Light Output
5,000 ANSI lumens Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Colours
1,070M Unknown - Click to provide data
Zoom Ratio
 1.6:1
 1.6:1
BEST
Supported Aspect Ratio
 16:10
 4:3
 16:9
 16:10
 4:3
 16:9
Compatible Screen Size
30 - 300 40 - 300
Projection Technology
 LCD
 LCD
Supported Number of Colours Display
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours

Lamps

Lamp
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
5,000h Unknown - Click to provide data
Lamp Type
 UHE
 UHE
Lamp Power
280W
BEST
200W
Lamp Service Life
4,000h Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Vertical Lens Shift Range
-70 - 70 -71 - 71
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
-38 - 38 -25 - 25
Aperture Range
1.5 - 2.14 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
16.72 - 33.47 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Mode
 Manual
 Manual

Video

Graphics Resolution
 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
BEST
 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC

Ports & Interfaces

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

Networking

Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate
 100
 10
BEST
 100
 10

Performance

Noise Level
38dB 21dB
BEST
Noise Level in Economy Mode
32dB Unknown - Click to provide data
Dot Clock Scanning Frequency
162MHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Scan Range
15 - 92 Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Scan Range
50 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Cable Lock Slot Type
 Kensington
 Kensington
Form Factor
 Desktop
 Desktop
Colour
 White
 Black
 White
 Black
Product Type
 Desktop projector
 Desktop projector

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption On Standby
4.3W 0.4W
BEST
Typical Power Consumption
409W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
311W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption During PowerSave
0.41W Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Power Consumption
409W 300W
AC Adapter Frequency
 60
 56/60
 50
 50/60
 60
 56/60
 50
 50/60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240 100 - 240
Voltage Tolerance
10% Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Frequency
 56/60
 60
 50
 50/60
 56/60
 60
 50
 50/60
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100
 100 - 240
 100

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 45 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
6.5kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Height
134mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Depth
320mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Width
472mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Remote Control Type
 IR
 IR
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