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DELL 7700 vs Sony VPL-FX500L

DELL 7700 vs Sony VPL-FX500L

DELL 7700
Sony VPL-FX500L

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
70W bigger bulb power Edit
The DELL 7700 is a 400W lamp power projector, whereas the Sony VPL-FX500L is only a 330W lamp power projector (70W smaller).
Full HD Edit
The DELL 7700 supports full HD, however the Sony VPL-FX500L 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.

Built-in speaker(s) Edit
The DELL 7700 has a built-in speaker(s), however the Sony VPL-FX500L does not have a built-in speaker(s). 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.

7 Reasons For
Brighter projector brightness Edit
The Sony VPL-FX500L has a projector brightness of 7,000 ANSI lumens. That's 2,000 ANSI lumens brighter than the DELL 7700 (7,000 ANSI lumens).
Longer service life of lamp Edit
The Sony VPL-FX500L is a 6,000h lamp service life projector. That's 4,500h longer than the DELL 7700 (6,000h).
DVI port Edit
The Sony VPL-FX500L has a DVI port, however the DELL 7700 does not have a DVI port.
A lot quieter noise level Edit
The Sony VPL-FX500L has a noise level of 31dB, however the DELL 7700 is a 39dB noise level projector (8dB 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.

Available from 1 shops
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this projector remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
10% cheaper to run
The Sony VPL-FX500L only costs $121.24 to run over five years but the DELL 7700 costs $134.86 to run (11% more). Read more
User reviews are vastly better
The Sony VPL-FX500L has an average user review score of 100%, however the DELL 7700 has an average rating of 80% (based on 1 review).

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
2,000 ANSI lumens dimmer projector brightness Edit
DELL 7700 is only 5,000 ANSI lumens brightness, but the Sony VPL-FX500L is a 7,000 ANSI lumens brightness projector (2,000 ANSI lumens brighter).
4,500h shorter service life of lamp Edit
The DELL 7700 has a service life of lamp of 1,500h, however the Sony VPL-FX500L is a 6,000h lamp service life projector (4,500h longer).
Does not have a DVI port Edit
The DELL 7700 does not have a DVI port, whereas the Sony VPL-FX500L has a DVI port.
Louder noise level Edit
The DELL 7700 is a 39dB noise level projector. That's 8dB louder than the Sony VPL-FX500L (31dB). 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.

Not as many stockists
The DELL 7700 is only stocked by 1 retailer, however the Sony VPL-FX500L is stocked by 2 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this projector.
Older by six months
The DELL 7700 is six months older than the Sony VPL-FX500L.
Higher running costs over five years by $13.62
The running costs of the DELL 7700 are $134.86 which is $13.62 more than the Sony VPL-FX500L over five years. Show assumptions.
User review Rating is hugely Worse
The DELL 7700 has an average user score of 80%, but the Sony VPL-FX500L has an average user rating of 100% (based on 1 review).
3 Reasons Against
Smaller bulb power Edit
Sony VPL-FX500L is only 330W lamp power. That's 70W smaller than the DELL 7700 (330W).
Does not support full HD Edit
The Sony VPL-FX500L does not support full HD, however the DELL 7700 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.

Does not have a built-in speaker(s) Edit
The Sony VPL-FX500L does not have a built-in speaker(s), however the DELL 7700 has a built-in speaker(s). 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.

Average User Rating

Date Released

57 months Ago 51 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ 131.97
Electricity cost - standby $ 2.89
Total running cost $ 134.86
Electricity cost - switched on $ 120.66
Electricity cost - standby $ 0.58
Total running cost $ 121.24
Purchase price $ 3,799.99
Total cost of ownership $ 3,921.23
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.85T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.85 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
22
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.77T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.77 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
20
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Projector

Contrast Ratio (typical)
 2500:1
 2500:1
Projector Native Resolution
 1080p (1920x1080)
BEST
 1080p (1920x1080)
Projector Brightness
5,000 ANSI lumens 7,000 ANSI lumens
BEST
Keystone Correction, Vertical
±30 +/- 30
Uniformity
85% Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Synchronization (min)
Unknown - Click to provide data 47kHz
Horizontal Synchronization (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 93kHz
Vertical Synchronization (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 93kHz
Horizontal Synchronization (min)
Unknown - Click to provide data 14kHz
Colour Light Output
Unknown - Click to provide data 7,000 ANSI lumens
Projector Brightness (economic Mode)
Unknown - Click to provide data 5,600 ANSI lumens
Horizontal Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 750 lines
Zoom Ratio
 1.2:1
BEST
 1.2:1
Projection Distance
1 - 12 Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Aspect Ratios
 4:3
 4:3
Screen Size Compatibility
20.9 - 293 40 - 600
Native Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP
Colours
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours

Lamps

Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
2,000h 8,000h
BEST
Lamp Type
 UHP
 UHP
Bulb Power
400W
BEST
330W
Service Life of Lamp
1,500h 6,000h
BEST

Lens System

Vertical Lens Shift Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -64 - 64
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -96 - 96
Aperture Range (F-F)
2.6 - 2.9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Manual
 Manual

Video

3D
 3D
 3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
BEST
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
Full HD
 Full HD
BEST
 Full HD
HD-Ready
 HD-Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 PAL B
 PAL BG
 PAL H
 PAL I
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM
 SECAM B
 SECAM B/G
 SECAM D
 SECAM D/K
 SECAM K
 SECAM K1
 SECAM L
 NTSC
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43
 NTSC M
 PAL 60
 PAL
 PAL B
 PAL BG
 PAL H
 PAL I
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM
 SECAM B
 SECAM B/G
 SECAM D
 SECAM D/K
 SECAM K
 SECAM K1
 SECAM L
 NTSC
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43
 NTSC M
 PAL 60

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Port
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
BEST
S-Video Inputs
1 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Serial Interface Type
 RS-232
 RS-232
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Outputs
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-A
 USB Type-B
 USB Type-A
 USB Type-B
USB 2.0 Port
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1
HDMI Port
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
VGA (D-Sub) Port
3
BEST
1
AC (power) in
 AC (power) in
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
 100
 10
 100
 10
BEST
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN

Storage

Card Reader Integrated
 Card reader integrated
Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Noise Level
39dB 31dB
BEST
Noise Level (economic Mode)
36dB Unknown - Click to provide data
Heat Dissipation
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,638BTU/h
HDCP
 HDCP
 HDCP

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
BEST
 Built-in speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
10W Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Speaker
2 Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Ceiling Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ceiling mountable
Colour
 Black
 Grey
 White
 Black
 Grey
 White
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 0.1W
BEST
Power Consumption (typical)
525W 480W
BEST
AC Input Frequency
 50
 60
 50
 60
AC Input Voltage
 120
 120 - 240
 100
 100 - 240
 120
 120 - 240
 100
 100 - 240

Operational Conditions

Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 10 - 90
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 35 - 85
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data -20 - 60
Operating Temperature (T-T)
5 - 35 0 - 40

Certificates

Energy Star Certified
 Energy Star certified
Unknown - Click to provide data
Safety
Unknown - Click to provide data UL60950-1 2nd Edition cUL (No. 60950-1 2nd Edition) FCC/IC Class a CE EN60950-1 2nd Edition (LVD, EMC) C-Tick JIS C 61000-3-2 GOST-R

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
7.3kg
BEST
20kg
Height
135mm 213mm
Depth
290mm 545mm
Width
432mm 530mm

Packaging Content

Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Cables Included
 USB
 VGA
 AC
 USB
 VGA
 AC

Other Features

Connectivity Technology
 Wired
 Wired
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
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