Barco CVWU-31B vs Sony VPL-CH350

Barco CVWU-31B
Sony VPL-CH350

Top Prices

PC Rush
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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
A lot quieter noise level Edit
The Barco CVWU-31B has a noise level of 30dBdB, whereas the Sony VPL-CH350 is a 38dBdB noise level projector (8dB 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.

97% lighter Edit
The Barco CVWU-31B is a 2.9kgg heavy projector. That's 2.8g lighter than the Sony VPL-CH350 (5.7kgg).
46% narrower Edit
The Barco CVWU-31B has a width of 278mmmm. That's 125.86mm narrower than the Sony VPL-CH350 (403.86mmmm).
8 Reasons For
Brighter projector brightness Edit
Sony VPL-CH350 is 4,000 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens brightness, but the Barco CVWU-31B is only a 3,000 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens brightness projector (1 ANSI lumens dimmer).
30W bigger lamp power Edit
The Sony VPL-CH350 has a lamp power of 250WW, whereas the Barco CVWU-31B is only a 220WW lamp power projector (30W smaller).
1h longer lamp service life Edit
The Sony VPL-CH350 has a lamp service life of 3,000hh, however the Barco CVWU-31B is only a 2,250hh lamp service life projector (1h shorter).
Two composite video in ports Edit
The number of composite video in ports on the Sony VPL-CH350 is two, but the Barco CVWU-31B only has one composite video in port.
One more USB 2.0 port Edit
The Sony VPL-CH350 is a two USB 2.0 port projector, whereas the Barco CVWU-31B only has one USB 2.0 port.
Two HDMI ports Edit
The Sony VPL-CH350 is a two HDMI port projector, whereas the Barco CVWU-31B only has one HDMI port.
Cheaper by $5,300
The Sony VPL-CH350 costs $1,499.95, whereas the Barco CVWU-31B is $6,800.00.
1 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
Dimmer projector brightness Edit
The Barco CVWU-31B is a 3,000 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens brightness projector. That's 1 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Sony VPL-CH350 (4,000 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens).
14% smaller lamp power Edit
The Barco CVWU-31B is a 220WW lamp power projector. That's 30W smaller than the Sony VPL-CH350 (250WW).
Shorter lamp service life Edit
The Barco CVWU-31B is a 2,250hh lamp service life projector. That's 1h shorter than the Sony VPL-CH350 (3,000hh).
One less composite video in port Edit
The Barco CVWU-31B is a one composite video in port projector, whereas the Sony VPL-CH350 only has two composite video in ports.
Only one USB 2.0 port Edit
The Barco CVWU-31B has one USB 2.0 port, however the Sony VPL-CH350 only has two USB 2.0 ports.
One less HDMI port Edit
The Barco CVWU-31B has one HDMI port, however the Sony VPL-CH350 only has two HDMI ports.
$5,300 more expensive
The Barco CVWU-31B is more expensive than the Sony VPL-CH350 by $5,300.05.
Fewer sellers
Only 1 store sell the Barco CVWU-31B, but 2 sellers sell the Sony VPL-CH350. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this projector, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
4 Reasons Against
Louder noise level Edit
The Sony VPL-CH350 is a 38dBdB noise level projector. That's 8dB louder than the Barco CVWU-31B (38dBdB). 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.

A lot heavier Edit
Sony VPL-CH350 is 5.7kgg heavy, but the Barco CVWU-31B is a 2.9kgg heavy projector (2.8g lighter).
A lot wider Edit
The Sony VPL-CH350 is a 403.86mmmm wide projector, whereas the Barco CVWU-31B is a 278mmmm wide projector (125.86mm narrower).
Older by three months
The Sony VPL-CH350 is three months older than the Barco CVWU-31B.

Date Released

23 months Ago 26 months Ago

Projector

Contrast Ratio
 2500:1
 2500:1
Native Projector Resolution
 WUXGA (1920x1200)
 WUXGA (1920x1200)
Projector Brightness
3,000 ANSI lumens 4,000 ANSI lumens
BEST
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data -20 - 20
Vertical Keystone Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data -30 - 30
Uniformity
80% Unknown - Click to provide data
Zoom Ratio
 1.45:1
 1.45:1
BEST
Supported Aspect Ratio
 16:10
 16:10
Compatible Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 40 - 300
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP

Lamps

Lamp
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
3,000h 3,500h
BEST
Lamp Type
 UHP
 UHP
Lamp Power
220W 250W
BEST
Lamp Service Life
2,250h 3,000h
BEST

Lens System

Throw Ratio
 1.5:1 - 2.1:1
 1.5:1 - 2.1:1
BEST
Focus Mode
 Manual
 Manual

Video

Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM
 NTSC
 NTSC 3.58
 PAL 4.43
 PAL
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM
 NTSC
 NTSC 3.58
 PAL 4.43

Ports & Interfaces

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

Performance

Noise Level
30dB
BEST
38dB
Heat Dissipation
1.06BTU/h Unknown - Click to provide data

Multimedia

RMS Rated Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 12W
Built-In Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Design

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

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Typical Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 353W
Maximum Power Consumption
290W Unknown - Click to provide data
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 35 - 85
Storage Temperature Range
-20 - 60 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
10 - 40 0 - 35

Certificates

Certification
CE, FCC Class A, cCSAus UL60950 Listed, cUL (CSA 60950), FCC Class B, IC Class B, DEMKO (EN60950), CE (LVD / EMC), C-Tick, Dentori, VCCI B

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
2.9kg
BEST
5.7kg
Height
94mm 121.92mm
BEST
Depth
234mm
BEST
330.2mm
Width
278mm
BEST
403.86mm

Packaging Content

Remote Control Type
 IR
 IR
Cable Included
 AC
 AC

Other Features

I/O Port
Mini DIN Y/C, RCS, YUV Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour Depth
10 bit Unknown - Click to provide data
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