Panasonic PT-RZ470 vs Sony VPL-HW55ES

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Panasonic PT-RZ470
Sony VPL-HW55ES

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
52% brighter projector brightness Edit
The Panasonic PT-RZ470 is a 3,500 ANSI lumens brightness projector. That's 1,800 ANSI lumens brighter than the Sony VPL-HW55ES (1,700 ANSI lumens).
DVI port Edit
The Panasonic PT-RZ470 has a DVI port, whereas the Sony VPL-HW55ES does not have a DVI port.
$283 cheaper
The Panasonic PT-RZ470 is $283.24 cheaper than the Sony VPL-HW55ES.
Available from 3 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this projector and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
User reviews are appreciably better
Based on 1 review, the Panasonic PT-RZ470 has an average user review score of 100%, whereas the Sony VPL-HW55ES has an average rating of 85% (based on 11 reviews).
4 Reasons For
One more HDMI ports quantity Edit
The Sony VPL-HW55ES has two HDMI ports quantitys, however the Panasonic PT-RZ470 only has one HDMI ports quantity.
14dB quieter noise level Edit
The Sony VPL-HW55ES has a noise level of 21dB, whereas the Panasonic PT-RZ470 is a 35dB noise level projector (14dB 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.

1.4kg lighter Edit
The Sony VPL-HW55ES is a 9.6kg heavy projector. That's 1.4kg lighter than the Panasonic PT-RZ470 (9.6kg).
Cheaper to run by $40.85
The Sony VPL-HW55ES is $40.85 cheaper to run than the Panasonic PT-RZ470 over five years. Read more

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
One less HDMI ports quantity Edit
The Panasonic PT-RZ470 has one HDMI ports quantity, however the Sony VPL-HW55ES only has two HDMI ports quantitys.
14dB louder noise level Edit
The Panasonic PT-RZ470 has a noise level of 35dB, whereas the Sony VPL-HW55ES is a 21dB noise level projector (14dB 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.

1.4kg heavier Edit
The Panasonic PT-RZ470 is an 11kg heavy projector. That's 1.4kg heavier than the Sony VPL-HW55ES (9.6kg).
Nine months older
The Panasonic PT-RZ470 is older than the Sony VPL-HW55ES by nine months.
57% higher running costs over five years
The Panasonic PT-RZ470 costs $112.30 to run which is $40.85 more to run than the Sony VPL-HW55ES over five years. Show assumptions.
5 Reasons Against
Significantly dimmer projector brightness Edit
The Sony VPL-HW55ES is a 1,700 ANSI lumens brightness projector. That's 1,800 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Panasonic PT-RZ470 (1,700 ANSI lumens).
Does not have a DVI port Edit
The Sony VPL-HW55ES does not have a DVI port, however the Panasonic PT-RZ470 has a DVI port.
$283 more expensive
The Sony VPL-HW55ES is more expensive than the Panasonic PT-RZ470 by $283.24.
Fewer sellers
Only 1 store sell the Sony VPL-HW55ES, but 4 sellers sell the Panasonic PT-RZ470. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this projector, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Appreciably Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Sony VPL-HW55ES is 85%, whereas the average user rating of the Panasonic PT-RZ470 is 100% (based on 1 review).

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Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

51 months Ago 42 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ 109.56
Electricity cost - standby $ 2.74
Total running cost $ 112.30
Purchase price $ 3,851.75
Total cost of ownership $ 3,964.05
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Electricity cost - switched on $ 71.45
Electricity cost - standby $ -
Total running cost $ 71.45
Purchase price $ 4,134.99
Total cost of ownership $ 4,206.44
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Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.75T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.75 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
19
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

Projector Native Resolution
 1080p (1920x1080)
 1080p (1920x1080)
Projector Brightness
3,500 ANSI lumens
BEST
1,700 ANSI lumens
Matrix Type
 3-panel (p-Si TFT active)
 3-panel (p-Si TFT active)
Matrix Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.61"
Zoom Ratio
 2.0:1
BEST
 2.0:1
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 16:9
Screen Size Compatibility
40 - 300 40 - 300
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP

Lamps

Bulb Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 200W

Lens System

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)
2 - 3.4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
21.5 - 43 Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

3D
 3D
 3D
Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D-Ready
 3D-ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
HD-Ready
 HD-Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
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 Ports
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
BEST
 DVI port
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
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 Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 1
HDMI Ports Quantity
1 2
BEST
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
1 1

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN

Storage

Card Reader Integrated
 Card reader integrated
 Card reader integrated

Performance

Noise Level
35dB 21dB
BEST

Design

Form Factor
 Desktop
 Desktop
Colour of Product
 White
 Black
 White
 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)
0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (typical)
460W 300W
BEST
AC Adapter Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240 100 - 240
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)
20 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 45 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
11kg 9.6kg
BEST
Height
137mm 179.2mm
Depth
415mm 163.9mm
Width
455mm 407.4mm

Packaging Content

Manual
 Manual
 Manual
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 AC
BEST
 AC
3D Glasses Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D glasses included
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