Optoma X305 vs Viewsonic PRO8520HD

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Optoma X305
Viewsonic PRO8520HD

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
Longer service life of lamp (economic mode) Edit
The Optoma X305 is a 6,000h service life of lamp in economic mode projector. That's 3,000h longer than the Viewsonic PRO8520HD (3,000h).
Longer service life of lamp Edit
The Optoma X305 has a service life of lamp of 4,500h. That's 2,000h longer than the Viewsonic PRO8520HD (2,500h).
3D Edit
The Optoma X305 supports 3D, whereas the Viewsonic PRO8520HD does not support 3D. Read more

3D compatible projectors are able to display 3D content. Most projectors will require you to wear special glasses in order to view the 3D effect.

A 3D projector allows you to view the huge range of 3D films and content that is now available.

One more VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity Edit
The Optoma X305 has three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, however the Viewsonic PRO8520HD only has two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.
Quieter noise level Edit
The Optoma X305 has a noise level of 29dB, but the Viewsonic PRO8520HD is a 34dB noise level projector (5dB 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.

53% lighter Edit
Optoma X305 is 2.6kg heavy. That's 1.4kg lighter than the Viewsonic PRO8520HD (3.9kg).
$48.47 cheaper to run
The Optoma X305 only costs $58.71 to run over five years whereas the Viewsonic PRO8520HD costs $107.18 to run (83% more). Read more
User reviews are hugely better
The Optoma X305 has an average user review score of 100%, but the Viewsonic PRO8520HD has an average rating of 70% (based on 4 reviews).
6 Reasons For
Brighter projector brightness Edit
The Viewsonic PRO8520HD is a 5,000 ANSI lumens brightness projector. That's 2,000 ANSI lumens brighter than the Optoma X305 (5,000 ANSI lumens).
Full HD Edit
The Viewsonic PRO8520HD supports full HD, but the Optoma X305 does not support full HD. Read more

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

Two USB 2.0 ports quantitys Edit
The Viewsonic PRO8520HD has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, however the Optoma X305 only has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.
One more HDMI ports quantity Edit
The Viewsonic PRO8520HD has two HDMI ports quantitys, however the Optoma X305 only has one HDMI ports quantity.
Ethernet LAN Edit
The Viewsonic PRO8520HD has an ethernet LAN, but the Optoma X305 does not have an ethernet LAN.
Higher RMS rated power Edit
The Viewsonic PRO8520HD is a 20W RMS rated power projector. That's 18W higher than the Optoma X305 (20W).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Dimmer projector brightness Edit
Optoma X305 is only 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness. That's 2,000 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Viewsonic PRO8520HD (5,000 ANSI lumens).
Does not support full HD Edit
The Optoma X305 does not support full HD, but the Viewsonic PRO8520HD supports full HD. Read more

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

Only one USB 2.0 ports quantity Edit
The Optoma X305 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity projector, whereas the Viewsonic PRO8520HD only has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.
One less HDMI ports quantity Edit
The Optoma X305 is a one HDMI ports quantity projector, whereas the Viewsonic PRO8520HD only has two HDMI ports quantitys.
Does not have an ethernet LAN Edit
The Optoma X305 does not have an ethernet LAN, but the Viewsonic PRO8520HD has an ethernet LAN.
Nine times lower RMS rated power Edit
The Optoma X305 is a 2W RMS rated power projector. That's 18W lower than the Viewsonic PRO8520HD (20W).
10 Reasons Against
Significantly shorter service life of lamp (economic mode) Edit
The Viewsonic PRO8520HD has a service life of lamp (economic mode) of 3,000h. That's 3,000h shorter than the Optoma X305 (3,000h).
Shorter service life of lamp Edit
Viewsonic PRO8520HD is only 2,500h lamp service life. That's 2,000h shorter than the Optoma X305 (2,500h).
Does not support 3D Edit
The Viewsonic PRO8520HD does not support 3D, but the Optoma X305 supports 3D. Read more

3D compatible projectors are able to display 3D content. Most projectors will require you to wear special glasses in order to view the 3D effect.

A 3D projector allows you to view the huge range of 3D films and content that is now available.

One less VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity Edit
The number of VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys on the Viewsonic PRO8520HD is two, but the Optoma X305 only has three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.
5dB louder noise level Edit
The Viewsonic PRO8520HD has a noise level of 34dB, whereas the Optoma X305 is a 29dB noise level projector (5dB 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.

35% heavier Edit
The Viewsonic PRO8520HD is a 3.9kg heavy projector. That's 1.4kg heavier than the Optoma X305 (3.9kg).
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Five months older
The Viewsonic PRO8520HD is older than the Optoma X305 by five months.
More expensive to run over five years by 83%
The running costs over five years of the Viewsonic PRO8520HD are $107.18 which is $48.47 more than the Optoma X305. Show assumptions.
Significantly Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Viewsonic PRO8520HD is only 70%, whereas the average user rating of the Optoma X305 is 100% (based on 1 review).

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Date Released

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Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ 55.97
Electricity cost - standby $ 2.74
Total running cost $ 58.71
Purchase price $ 615.79
Total cost of ownership $ 674.50
Details
Electricity cost - switched on $ 107.18
Electricity cost - standby $ -
Total running cost $ 107.18

Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.39T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.39 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
10
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.72T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.72 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
18
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Projector

Contrast Ratio (typical)
 8000:1
 8000:1
BEST
Projector Native Resolution
 1080p (1920x1080)
 1080p (1920x1080)
BEST
Projector Brightness
3,000 ANSI lumens 5,000 ANSI lumens
BEST
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
-40 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data
Keystone Correction, Vertical
-40 - 40 -20 - 20
Matrix Size
0.55" Unknown - Click to provide data
Uniformity
80% Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Colours
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,070M
Zoom Ratio
 1.5:1
 1.5:1
BEST
Projection Distance
0.5 - 2.5 0.9 - 9.4
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 3:4
 16:9
 3:4
Screen Size Compatibility
39.34 - 196.71 30 - 300
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP
Number of Colours
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours

Lamps

Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
6,000h
BEST
3,000h
Bulb Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 350W
Service Life of Lamp
4,500h
BEST
2,500h

Lens System

Offset
115% Unknown - Click to provide data
Objective Focal Length
7.02mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

3D
 3D
BEST
 3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
BEST
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
BEST
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL B
 PAL D
 PAL G
 PAL H
 PAL I
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM B
 SECAM D
 SECAM G
 SECAM K
 SECAM K1
 SECAM L
 NTSC M
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL B
 PAL D
 PAL G
 PAL H
 PAL I
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM B
 SECAM D
 SECAM G
 SECAM K
 SECAM K1
 SECAM L
 NTSC M

Ports & Interfaces

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

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
BEST

Storage

Compatible Memory Cards
 Not supported
 Not supported
Card Reader Integrated
 Card reader integrated
 Card reader integrated

Performance

Noise Level
29dB
BEST
34dB
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Unknown - Click to provide data 32dB
Horizontal Scan Range
15 - 91 Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Scan Range
25 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)
2D/3D Frequency Image
120 Unknown - Click to provide data

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
2W 20W
BEST
Number of Built-In Speakers
Unknown - Click to provide data 2

Design

Cable Lock Slot
 Cable lock slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Lock Slot Type
 Kensington
 Kensington
Colour of Product
 White
 Black
 White
 Black
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)
235W
BEST
450W
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
205W Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 50/60
 60
 50
 50/60
 60
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100
 100 - 240
 100

Operational Conditions

Operating Altitude
0 - 3000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85 10 - 90
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40
Operating Temperature (T-T)
5 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Certificates

Certification
Unknown - Click to provide data CB, UL/cUL, FCC-B (including ICES-004), CE, TUV-S (Argentina), NOM, GOST-R, UKrSEPRO, PSB, C-Tick, KC, CCC, CECP, WEEE, SVHC, Hygienic
RoHS Compliance
 RoHS compliance
 RoHS compliance

Weight & Dimensions

Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.4kg
Package Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 190mm
Package Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 377mm
Package Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 415mm
Weight
2.6kg
BEST
3.9kg
Height
86mm 122mm
Depth
220mm 263mm
Width
288mm 333mm

Packaging Content

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

Other Features

F-Number (relative Aperture)
2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
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