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Panasonic PT-DZ870 vs Sony VPL-HW40ES

Panasonic PT-DZ870 vs Sony VPL-HW40ES

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Panasonic PT-DZ870
Sony VPL-HW40ES

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
Brighter projector brightness Edit
The Panasonic PT-DZ870 has a projector brightness of 8,500 ANSI lumens. That's 6,800 ANSI lumens brighter than the Sony VPL-HW40ES (1,700 ANSI lumens).
Bigger bulb power Edit
Panasonic PT-DZ870 is 840W lamp power. That's 640W bigger than the Sony VPL-HW40ES (200W).
5 Reasons For
3D Edit
The Sony VPL-HW40ES supports 3D, but the Panasonic PT-DZ870 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.

Full HD Edit
The Sony VPL-HW40ES supports full HD, whereas the Panasonic PT-DZ870 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.

91% quieter noise level Edit
The Sony VPL-HW40ES is a 21dB noise level projector. That's 19dB quieter than the Panasonic PT-DZ870 (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 $10,610
The Sony VPL-HW40ES costs $10,610 less than the Panasonic PT-DZ870.
1 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this projector.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Does not support full HD Edit
The Panasonic PT-DZ870 does not support full HD, however the Sony VPL-HW40ES 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.

A lot louder noise level Edit
The Panasonic PT-DZ870 has a noise level of 40dB, however the Sony VPL-HW40ES is a 21dB noise level projector (19dB 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.

$10,610 more expensive
The Panasonic PT-DZ870 is more expensive than the Sony VPL-HW40ES by $10,610.
Less retailers
Only 2 shops sells the Panasonic PT-DZ870, whereas 3 stores sell the Sony VPL-HW40ES. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this projector and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Seven months older
The Panasonic PT-DZ870 is older than the Sony VPL-HW40ES by seven months.
2 Reasons Against
6,800 ANSI lumens dimmer projector brightness Edit
The Sony VPL-HW40ES has a projector brightness of 1,700 ANSI lumens, however the Panasonic PT-DZ870 is an 8,500 ANSI lumens brightness projector (6,800 ANSI lumens brighter).
640W smaller bulb power Edit
Sony VPL-HW40ES is only 200W lamp power, but the Panasonic PT-DZ870 is an 840W lamp power projector (640W bigger).

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Date Released

45 months Ago 38 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ 258.92
Electricity cost - standby $ 17.35
Total running cost $ 276.27
Purchase price $ 12,249.00
Total cost of ownership $ 12,525.27
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Electricity cost - switched on $ -
Electricity cost - standby $ -
Total running cost $ -

Energy Efficiency Class

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Environmental Impact

1.7T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 1.7 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
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Projector

Contrast Ratio (typical)
 120000:1
 120000:1
BEST
Projector Native Resolution
 WUXGA (1920x1200)
BEST
 WUXGA (1920x1200)
Projector Brightness
8,500 ANSI lumens
BEST
1,700 ANSI lumens
Matrix Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.61"
Digital Gamma Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Digital gamma correction
Zoom Ratio
 1.6:1
 1.6:1
BEST
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:10
 16:10
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
840W
BEST
200W

Lens System

Throw Ratio
 1.7 - 2.4:1
 1.7 - 2.4:1
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
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -71°
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -25°

Video

3D
 3D
 3D
BEST
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
BEST
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
BEST
3D-Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D-ready

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Port
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
2
BEST
1
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in
1 1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1
HDMI Port
1 2
BEST
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Networking

Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN

Performance

Noise Level
40dB 21dB
BEST
Noise Level (economic Mode)
35dB Unknown - Click to provide data
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Heat Dissipation
3,516BTU/h Unknown - Click to provide data
Plug & Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Plug & Play
HDCP
 HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Ceiling Mountable
 Ceiling mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Product Type
 Desktop projector
 Desktop projector

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption (standby)
3W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (typical)
1,030W Unknown - Click to provide data
Input Voltage
 12
 12
AC Adapter Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
120 - 240 Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Frequency
 50
 60
 50
 60
AC Input Voltage
 120
 120 - 240
 120
 120 - 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 Unknown - Click to provide data
Height
200mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Depth
556mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Width
498mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control

Other Features

Gamma Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Gamma adjustment
Panel Alignment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Panel alignment
Weight (without Accesories)
17.6kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture mode
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