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Panasonic PT-DW830 vs Sony VPL-HW55ES

Panasonic PT-DW830 vs Sony VPL-HW55ES

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Panasonic PT-DW830
Sony VPL-HW55ES

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Significantly brighter projector brightness Edit
The Panasonic PT-DW830 is an 8,500 ANSI lumens brightness projector, whereas the Sony VPL-HW55ES is only a 1,700 ANSI lumens brightness projector (6,800 ANSI lumens dimmer).
Vastly bigger bulb power Edit
The Panasonic PT-DW830 has a bulb power of 420W, however the Sony VPL-HW55ES is only a 200W lamp power projector (220W smaller).
DVI port Edit
The Panasonic PT-DW830 has a DVI port, whereas the Sony VPL-HW55ES does not have a DVI port.
Card reader integrated Edit
The Panasonic PT-DW830 has a card reader integrated, however the Sony VPL-HW55ES does not.
4 Reasons For
Full HD Edit
The Sony VPL-HW55ES supports full HD, whereas the Panasonic PT-DW830 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.

Quieter noise level Edit
The Sony VPL-HW55ES is a 21dB noise level projector. That's 19dB quieter than the Panasonic PT-DW830 (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.

Cheaper by $4,150
The Sony VPL-HW55ES costs $4,150 less than the Panasonic PT-DW830.
71% cheaper to run
Over five years the Sony VPL-HW55ES is $185.24 cheaper to run than the Panasonic PT-DW830. Read more

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Does not support full HD Edit
The Panasonic PT-DW830 does not support full HD, whereas the Sony VPL-HW55ES 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.

48% louder noise level Edit
The Panasonic PT-DW830 is a 40dB noise level projector. That's 19dB 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 $4,150
The Panasonic PT-DW830 is $4,150 more expensive than the Sony VPL-HW55ES.
$185.24 more expensive to run over five years
Over five years the Panasonic PT-DW830 costs $260.65 to run which is $185.24 more to run than the Sony VPL-HW55ES. Show assumptions.
3 Reasons Against
Dimmer projector brightness Edit
The Sony VPL-HW55ES has a projector brightness of 1,700 ANSI lumens, however the Panasonic PT-DW830 is an 8,500 ANSI lumens brightness projector (6,800 ANSI lumens brighter).
Smaller bulb power Edit
Sony VPL-HW55ES is only 200W lamp power, but the Panasonic PT-DW830 is a 420W lamp power projector (220W bigger).
Does not have a DVI port Edit
The Sony VPL-HW55ES does not have a DVI port, but the Panasonic PT-DW830 has a DVI port.

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Date Released

45 months Ago 45 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ 258.92
Electricity cost - standby $ 1.73
Total running cost $ 260.65
Purchase price $ 6,949.00
Total cost of ownership $ 7,209.65
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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

1.6T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 1.6 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
42
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)
BEST
Projector Brightness
8,500 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 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data
Matrix Size
0.65"
BEST
0.61"
Uniformity
90% Unknown - Click to provide data
Zoom Capability
 Zoom capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
Zoom Ratio
 1.6:1
 1.6:1
BEST
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:10
 16:9
 16:10
 16:9
Screen Size Compatibility
50 - 600 40 - 300
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:10
 16:10
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP

Lamps

Lamp
2lamp(s) Unknown - Click to provide data
Lamp Type
 UHM
 UHM
Bulb Power
420W
BEST
200W

Lens System

Throw Ratio
 1.8 - 2.5:1
 1.8 - 2.5:1
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)
1.7 - 1.9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
25.6 - 35.7 Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

3D
 3D
 3D
Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
BEST
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM
 NTSC
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL 60
 PAL
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM
 NTSC
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL 60

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Port
1 1
BNC Input Port
5 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
 DVI port
BEST
 DVI port
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1
Serial Interface Type
 RS-232
 RS-232
Composite Video in
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1
HDMI Port
1 2
BEST
VGA (D-Sub) Port
1 1

Networking

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

Storage

Card Reader Integrated
 Card reader integrated
BEST
 Card reader integrated

Performance

Noise Level
40dB 21dB
BEST
Noise Level (economic Mode)
35dB Unknown - Click to provide data
Heat Dissipation
3.52BTU/h Unknown - Click to provide data
Plug & Play
 Plug & Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDCP
 HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

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)
0.3W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (typical)
1,030W 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
 120
 120 - 240
 100
 100 - 240
 120
 120 - 240
 100
 100 - 240

Operational Conditions

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

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
18.3kg 9.6kg
BEST
Height
200mm 179.2mm
Depth
556mm 163.9mm
Width
498mm 407.4mm

Packaging Content

Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
3D Glasses Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D glasses included
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