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Optoma EH501 vs Sony VPL-HW55ES

Optoma EH501 vs Sony VPL-HW55ES

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Optoma EH501
Sony VPL-HW55ES

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Hugely brighter projector brightness Edit
Optoma EH501 is 5,000 ANSI lumens brightness, but the Sony VPL-HW55ES is only a 1,700 ANSI lumens brightness projector (3,300 ANSI lumens dimmer).
A lot bigger bulb power Edit
The Optoma EH501 is a 280W lamp power projector, whereas the Sony VPL-HW55ES is only a 200W lamp power projector (80W smaller).
DVI port Edit
The Optoma EH501 has a DVI port, but the Sony VPL-HW55ES does not have a DVI port.
4 Reasons For
6dB quieter noise level Edit
The Sony VPL-HW55ES has a noise level of 21dB, whereas the Optoma EH501 is a 27dB noise level projector (6dB 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.

$196 cheaper
The Sony VPL-HW55ES is $196 cheaper than the Optoma EH501.
Available from 1 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this projector and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Cheaper to run by $16.72
The Sony VPL-HW55ES is $16.72 cheaper to run than the Optoma EH501 over five years. Read more

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Louder noise level Edit
The Optoma EH501 is a 27dB noise level projector. That's 6dB louder than the Sony VPL-HW55ES (21dB). 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.

More expensive by $196
The Optoma EH501 is $196 more expensive than the Sony VPL-HW55ES.
Not as many stockists
The Optoma EH501 is only stocked by 1 retailer, however the Sony VPL-HW55ES is stocked by 2 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this projector.
Older by one month
The Optoma EH501 is one month older than the Sony VPL-HW55ES.
$16.72 more expensive to run over five years
The running costs of the Optoma EH501 are $92.13 which is $16.72 more than the Sony VPL-HW55ES over five years. Show assumptions.
3 Reasons Against
2x dimmer projector brightness Edit
The Sony VPL-HW55ES is a 1,700 ANSI lumens brightness projector. That's 3,300 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Optoma EH501 (1,700 ANSI lumens).
40% smaller bulb power Edit
The Sony VPL-HW55ES has a bulb power of 200W. That's 80W smaller than the Optoma EH501 (200W).
Does not have a DVI port Edit
The Sony VPL-HW55ES does not have a DVI port, however the Optoma EH501 has a DVI port.

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Date Released

46 months Ago 45 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ 89.24
Electricity cost - standby $ 2.89
Total running cost $ 92.13
Purchase price $ 2,995.00
Total cost of ownership $ 3,087.13
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Electricity cost - switched on $ 75.41
Electricity cost - standby $ -
Total running cost $ 75.41
Purchase price $ 2,799.00
Total cost of ownership $ 2,874.41
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Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.58T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.58 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.48T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.48 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Projector

Contrast Ratio (typical)
 120000:1
 120000:1
BEST
Projector Native Resolution
 1080p (1920x1080)
 1080p (1920x1080)
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)
Keystone Correction, Vertical
± 40 Unknown - Click to provide data
Matrix Size
0.65"
BEST
0.61"
Uniformity
85% Unknown - Click to provide data
Zoom Ratio
 1.6:1
 1.6:1
BEST
Projection Distance
1 - 10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
Screen Size Compatibility
23.4 - 300 40 - 300
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP
Colours
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours

Lamps

Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
4,000h Unknown - Click to provide data
Bulb Power
280W
BEST
200W
Service Life of Lamp
2,500h Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Vertical Lens Shift Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -71 - 71
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -25 - 25
Aperture Range (F-F)
2.42 - 2.98 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
20.77 - 31.13 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Manual
 Manual
Vertical Lens Shift Range
115° Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

3D
 3D
 3D
Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD-Ready
 HD-Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Port
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
BEST
 DVI port
S-Video Inputs
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio (L,R) Out
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio (L,R) in
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1
HDMI Port
1 2
BEST
VGA (D-Sub) Port
3
BEST
1
AC (power) in
 AC (power) in
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN

Storage

Card Reader Integrated
 Card reader integrated
 Card reader integrated

Performance

Noise Level
27dB 21dB
BEST
Horizontal Scan Range
15.3 - 91.1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Scan Range
25 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power
30W Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Speaker
2 Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Cable Lock Slot
 Cable lock slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Lock Slot Type
 Kensington
 Kensington
Ceiling Mountable
 Ceiling mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Form Factor
 Desktop
 Desktop
Colour
 Black
 Black
LED Indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicators
Product Type
 Desktop projector
 Desktop projector

Display

Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (typical)
355W 300W
BEST
AC Adapter Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 60
 50
 60
AC Input Voltage
 100
 100 - 240
 100
 100 - 240

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
5 - 45 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
4.5kg
BEST
9.6kg
Height
152mm 179.2mm
Depth
279mm 163.9mm
Width
386mm 407.4mm

Packaging Content

Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual
User Guide
 User guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Remote Control Type
 IR
 IR
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 VGA
 AC
BEST
 VGA
 AC
3D Glasses Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D glasses included

Other Features

HDMI Input
 HDMI input
Unknown - Click to provide data
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