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Optoma EH500 vs Panasonic PT-RZ370

Optoma EH500 vs Panasonic PT-RZ370

Optoma EH500
Panasonic PT-RZ370

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
A lot brighter projector brightness Edit
The Optoma EH500 is a 4,700 ANSI lumens brightness projector, whereas the Panasonic PT-RZ370 is only a 3,500 ANSI lumens brightness projector (1,200 ANSI lumens dimmer).
3D Edit
The Optoma EH500 supports 3D, however the Panasonic PT-RZ370 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.

5dB quieter noise level Edit
The Optoma EH500 is a 30dB noise level projector. That's 5dB quieter than the Panasonic PT-RZ370 (35dB). 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 $2,259
The Optoma EH500 is $2,259.01 cheaper than the Panasonic PT-RZ370.
6 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this projector remaining in stock.
Cheaper to run by $75.66
Over five years the Optoma EH500 only costs $86.22 to run however the Panasonic PT-RZ370 costs $161.88 to run (88% more). Read more
2 Reasons For
DVI port Edit
The Panasonic PT-RZ370 has a DVI port, but the Optoma EH500 does not have a DVI port.
User reviews are hugely better
Based on 1 review, the Panasonic PT-RZ370 has an average user review score of 80%, but the Optoma EH500 has an average rating of 60% (based on 1 review).

Reasons Against

2 Reasons Against
Does not have a DVI port Edit
The Optoma EH500 does not have a DVI port, however the Panasonic PT-RZ370 has a DVI port.
User review Rating is significantly Worse
The average user rating of the Optoma EH500 is only 60%, whereas the average user rating of the Panasonic PT-RZ370 is 80% (based on 1 review).
6 Reasons Against
35% dimmer projector brightness Edit
Panasonic PT-RZ370 is only 3,500 ANSI lumens brightness. That's 1,200 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Optoma EH500 (3,500 ANSI lumens).
Louder noise level Edit
The Panasonic PT-RZ370 has a noise level of 35dB, but the Optoma EH500 is a 30dB 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.

$2,259 more expensive
The Panasonic PT-RZ370 is more expensive than the Optoma EH500 by $2,259.01.
Not as many stockists
Only 3 shops sells the Panasonic PT-RZ370, however 9 sellers sell the Optoma EH500. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this projector remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Eleven months older
The Panasonic PT-RZ370 is older than the Optoma EH500 by eleven months.
88% higher running costs over five years
The running costs over five years of the Panasonic PT-RZ370 are $161.88 which is $75.66 more than the Optoma EH500. Show assumptions.

Awards

No awards found 1 Award
PC Mag: Editor's Choice

Average Expert Rating

No reviews found

Average User Rating

Date Released

44 months Ago 54 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ 80.44
Electricity cost - standby $ 5.78
Total running cost $ 86.22
Purchase price $ 1,139.99
Total cost of ownership $ 1,226.21
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Electricity cost - switched on $ 115.63
Electricity cost - standby $ 46.25
Total running cost $ 161.88
Purchase price $ 3,399.00
Total cost of ownership $ 3,560.88
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Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.55T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.55 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
14
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
1.0T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 1.0 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
26
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Projector

Contrast Ratio (typical)
 10000:1
 10000:1
Projector Native Resolution
 1080p (1920x1080)
 1080p (1920x1080)
Projector Brightness
4,700 ANSI lumens
BEST
3,500 ANSI lumens
Keystone Correction, Vertical
-15 - 15 -40 - 40
Matrix Size
0.65" Unknown - Click to provide data
Uniformity
85% 90%
BEST
Colours
1,070M Unknown - Click to provide data
Zoom Ratio
 2.0:1
 2.0:1
BEST
Projection Distance
1 - 10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
Screen Size Compatibility
23.6 - 300 40 - 300
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP
Colours
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours

Lamps

Service Life of Lamp
3,500h Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Throw Ratio
 1.59 - 1.91:1
 1.59 - 1.91:1
Offset
115%
BEST
90%
Aperture Range (F-F)
2.5 - 2.76 2 - 3.4
Focal Length Range (f-F)
23.5 - 28.2 21.5 - 43
Focus
 Manual
 Manual

Video

3D
 3D
BEST
 3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
BEST
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL M
 PAL N
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL 60
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL M
 PAL N
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL 60

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Port
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
BEST
S-Video Inputs
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DisplayPort
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Outputs
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio (L,R) Out
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio (L,R) in
1 1
Composite Video in
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1
HDMI Port
2
BEST
1
VGA (D-Sub) Port
3
BEST
1
AC (power) in
 AC (power) in
 AC (power) in

Networking

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

Storage

Card Reader Integrated
 Card reader integrated
 Card reader integrated

Performance

Noise Level
30dB
BEST
35dB
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Unknown - Click to provide data 29dB
Horizontal Scan Range
31 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Scan Range
50 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power
3W Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Speaker
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
 Ceiling mountable
Form Factor
 Desktop
 Desktop
Colour
 Silver
 White
 Silver
 White
Product Type
 Desktop projector
 Desktop projector

Display

Built-In Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in display

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption (standby)
1W
BEST
8W
Power Consumption (typical)
320W
BEST
460W
AC Adapter Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 60
 50
 60
AC Input Voltage
 100
 100 - 240
 100
 100 - 240

Operational Conditions

Storage Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 20 - 80
Operating Temperature (T-T)
5 - 40 0 - 45

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
3.7kg
BEST
11kg
Height
109mm 137mm
Depth
259mm 415mm
Width
326mm 455mm

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
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 VGA
BEST
 VGA
3D Glasses Included
 3D glasses included
Unknown - Click to provide data
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