Panasonic PT-EW540 vs Sony VPL-FH500L

Panasonic PT-EW540
Sony VPL-FH500L

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
60W bigger bulb power Edit
The Panasonic PT-EW540 is a 335W lamp power projector, whereas the Sony VPL-FH500L is only a 275W lamp power projector (60W smaller).
Two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys Edit
The Panasonic PT-EW540 has two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, however the Sony VPL-FH500L only has one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity.
Ethernet LAN Edit
The Panasonic PT-EW540 has an ethernet LAN, however the Sony VPL-FH500L does not.
Built-in speaker(s) Edit
The Panasonic PT-EW540 has a built-in speaker(s), however the Sony VPL-FH500L does not. Read more

A projector with built in speakers is able to play sound as well as display images.

Built in speakers mean that you don't need a separate amplifier to play sound with the projector image.

Hugely better user reviews
Based on 1 user review, the average review score of the Panasonic PT-EW540 is 100%, but the average rating of the Sony VPL-FH500L is 40% (based on 2 reviews).
5 Reasons For
29% brighter projector brightness Edit
Sony VPL-FH500L is 7,000 ANSI lumens brightness. That's 2,000 ANSI lumens brighter than the Panasonic PT-EW540 (7,000 ANSI lumens).
Built-in display Edit
The Sony VPL-FH500L has a built-in display, whereas the Panasonic PT-EW540 does not.
Lighter Edit
Sony VPL-FH500L is 8kg heavy. That's 1.8kg lighter than the Panasonic PT-EW540 (8kg).
Available from 1 shops
The more retailers stock this projector, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
$20.24 cheaper to run
The Sony VPL-FH500L is $20.24 cheaper to run than the Panasonic PT-EW540 over five years. Read more

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
A lot dimmer projector brightness Edit
Panasonic PT-EW540 is only 5,000 ANSI lumens brightness, but the Sony VPL-FH500L is a 7,000 ANSI lumens brightness projector (2,000 ANSI lumens brighter).
Does not have a built-in display Edit
The Panasonic PT-EW540 does not have a built-in display, however the Sony VPL-FH500L has a built-in display.
Heavier Edit
Panasonic PT-EW540 is 9.8kg heavy, but the Sony VPL-FH500L is an 8kg heavy projector (1.8kg lighter).
Not as many stockists
The Panasonic PT-EW540 is only stocked by 1 shop, however the Sony VPL-FH500L is stocked by 2 sellers. 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.
$20.24 more expensive to run over five years
The running costs of the Panasonic PT-EW540 are $117.15 which is $20.24 more than the Sony VPL-FH500L over five years. Show assumptions.
6 Reasons Against
60W smaller bulb power Edit
The Sony VPL-FH500L is a 275W lamp power projector. That's 60W smaller than the Panasonic PT-EW540 (275W).
One less VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity Edit
The Sony VPL-FH500L has one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity, however the Panasonic PT-EW540 only has two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.
Does not have an ethernet LAN Edit
The Sony VPL-FH500L does not have an ethernet LAN, but the Panasonic PT-EW540 does.
Does not have a built-in speaker(s) Edit
The Sony VPL-FH500L does not have a built-in speaker(s), but the Panasonic PT-EW540 does. Read more

A projector with built in speakers is able to play sound as well as display images.

Built in speakers mean that you don't need a separate amplifier to play sound with the projector image.

Eight months older
The Sony VPL-FH500L is older than the Panasonic PT-EW540 by eight months.
Hugely Lower user review Score
The Sony VPL-FH500L only has an average user rating of 40%, but the Panasonic PT-EW540 has an average user rating of 100% (based on 1 review).

Average Expert Rating

No reviews found

Average User Rating

Date Released

27 months Ago 35 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ 115.51
Electricity cost - standby $ 1.64
Total running cost $ 117.15
Electricity cost - switched on $ 95.27
Electricity cost - standby $ 1.64
Total running cost $ 96.91
Purchase price $ 7,999.95
Total cost of ownership $ 8,096.86
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.78T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.78 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
20
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.65T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.65 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
17
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Projector

Contrast Ratio (typical)
 2000:1
 2000:1
Projector Native Resolution
 WUXGA (1920x1200)
 WUXGA (1920x1200)
BEST
Projector Brightness
5,000 ANSI lumens 7,000 ANSI lumens
BEST
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
-30 - 30 Unknown - Click to provide data
Keystone Correction, Vertical
-40 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data
Matrix Size
0.76" Unknown - Click to provide data
Uniformity
90% Unknown - Click to provide data
Projection Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.02 - 15.24
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:10
 16:10
Screen Size Compatibility
40 - 400 Unknown - Click to provide data
Projection Technology
 LCD
 LCD

Lamps

Lamps Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
4,500h Unknown - Click to provide data
Lamp Type
 UHM
 UHM
Bulb Power
335W
BEST
275W
Service Life of Lamp
4,000h 4,000h

Lens System

Focus
 Manual
 Manual

Video

3D
 3D
 3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800
 640 x 480 (VGA)
BEST
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800
 640 x 480 (VGA)
Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD
HD-Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 PAL M
 SECAM
 NTSC
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL 60
 PAL
 PAL M
 SECAM
 NTSC
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL 60

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
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DisplayPorts Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio (L,R) in
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 1
HDMI Ports Quantity
1 1
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
2
BEST
1
HDMI Connector Type
 Full-size
 Full-size
AC (power) in
 AC (power) in
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
 100
 10
BEST
 100
 10
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
BEST
 Ethernet LAN

Storage

Card Reader Integrated
 Card reader integrated
 Card reader integrated

Performance

Noise Level
35dB Unknown - Click to provide data
Noise Level (economic Mode)
29dB Unknown - Click to provide data
Air Filter
 Air filter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dot Clock Scanning Frequency
162MHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Scan Range
15 - 100 14 - 93
Vertical Scan Range
24 - 120 47 - 93
HDCP
 HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
BEST
 Built-in speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
10W Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Built-In Speakers
1 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
Colour of Product
 White
 White
LED Indicators
 LED indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
Product Type
 Desktop projector
 Desktop projector

Display

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

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption (standby)
0.3W 0.3W
Power Consumption (typical)
485W 400W
BEST
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50/60
 60
 50
 50/60
 60
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100
 100 - 240
 100

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data -20 - 60
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 45 0 - 40

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
9.8kg 8kg
BEST
Height
177mm 148mm
Depth
385mm 477mm
Width
530mm 390mm

Packaging Content

Manual
 Manual
 Manual
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 AC
BEST
 AC
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