Barco CVWU-31B vs Sony VPL-CH370

Barco CVWU-31B
Sony VPL-CH370

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
Quieter noise level Edit
The Barco CVWU-31B is a 30dBdB noise level projector. That's 8dB quieter than the Sony VPL-CH370 (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.

Vastly lighter Edit
The Barco CVWU-31B has a weight of 2.9kgg, however the Sony VPL-CH370 is a 5.7kgg heavy projector (2.8g heavier).
6 Reasons For
2 ANSI lumens brighter projector brightness Edit
Sony VPL-CH370 is 5,000 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens brightness, but the Barco CVWU-31B is only a 3,000 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens brightness projector (2 ANSI lumens dimmer).
60W bigger lamp power Edit
The Sony VPL-CH370 has a lamp power of 280WW, whereas the Barco CVWU-31B is only a 220WW lamp power projector (60W smaller).
1h longer lamp service life Edit
The Sony VPL-CH370 has a lamp service life of 3,000hh, however the Barco CVWU-31B is only a 2,250hh lamp service life projector (1h shorter).
One more USB 2.0 port Edit
The Sony VPL-CH370 is a two USB 2.0 port projector, whereas the Barco CVWU-31B only has one USB 2.0 port.
Cheaper by $4,860
The Sony VPL-CH370 costs $1,939.95, 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

6 Reasons Against
2 ANSI lumens dimmer projector brightness Edit
The Barco CVWU-31B has a projector brightness of 3,000 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens, however the Sony VPL-CH370 is a 5,000 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens brightness projector (2 ANSI lumens brighter).
60W smaller lamp power Edit
The Barco CVWU-31B has a lamp power of 220WW, but the Sony VPL-CH370 is a 280WW lamp power projector (60W bigger).
1h shorter lamp service life Edit
The Barco CVWU-31B has a lamp service life of 2,250hh, whereas the Sony VPL-CH370 is a 3,000hh lamp service life projector (1h longer).
One less USB 2.0 port Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the Barco CVWU-31B is one, but the Sony VPL-CH370 only has two USB 2.0 ports.
More expensive by $4,860
The Barco CVWU-31B is $4,860.05 more expensive than the Sony VPL-CH370.
Less retailers
The Barco CVWU-31B is only stocked by 1 retailer, whereas the Sony VPL-CH370 is stocked by 2 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this projector remaining in stock.
3 Reasons Against
Louder noise level Edit
The Sony VPL-CH370 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-CH370 is 5.7kgg heavy, but the Barco CVWU-31B is a 2.9kgg heavy projector (2.8g lighter).
Older by two months
The Sony VPL-CH370 is two months older than the Barco CVWU-31B.

Date Released

23 months Ago 25 months Ago

Projector

Contrast Ratio
 2500:1
 2500:1
Native Projector Resolution
 WUXGA (1920x1200)
 WUXGA (1920x1200)
Projector Brightness
3,000 ANSI lumens 5,000 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
Minimum Vertical Synchronization
Unknown - Click to provide data 48kHz
Maximum Horizontal Synchronization
Unknown - Click to provide data 92kHz
Maximum Vertical Synchronization
Unknown - Click to provide data 92kHz
Minimum Horizontal Synchronization
Unknown - Click to provide data 19kHz
Zoom Ratio
 1.45:1
 1.45:1
BEST
Projection Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.02 - 7.62
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 280W
BEST
Lamp Service Life
2,250h 3,000h
BEST

Lens System

Throw Ratio
 1.5:1 - 2.2:1
 1.5:1 - 2.2:1
BEST
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -5 - 5
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -4 - 4
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 Unknown - Click to provide data
S-Video Input
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Headphone Output
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Composite Video in Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
1 2
BEST
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1
HDMI Port
1 1
VGA (D-Sub) Port
1 1

Performance

Noise Level
30dB
BEST
38dB
Heat Dissipation
1.06BTU/h Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display Language
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 VIE
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 VIE

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
Power Consumption On Standby
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3W
Typical Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 315W
Maximum Power Consumption
290W 388W
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 -20 - 60
Operating Temperature Range
10 - 40 0 - 35

Certificates

Certification
CE, FCC Class A, cCSAus UL60950, 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 113mm
Depth
234mm 330.5mm
Width
278mm 406mm

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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