Panasonic PT-CX301 vs Viewsonic PRO8520HD

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Panasonic PT-CX301
Viewsonic PRO8520HD

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Longer service life of lamp Edit
The Panasonic PT-CX301 has a service life of lamp of 4,000h. That's 1,500h longer than the Viewsonic PRO8520HD (2,500h).
One more VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity Edit
The Panasonic PT-CX301 has three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, however the Viewsonic PRO8520HD only has two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.
$23.46 cheaper to run
The Panasonic PT-CX301 only costs $83.72 to run over five years whereas the Viewsonic PRO8520HD costs $107.18 to run (28% more). Read more
10 Reasons For
1,900 ANSI lumens brighter projector brightness Edit
Viewsonic PRO8520HD is 5,000 ANSI lumens brightness, but the Panasonic PT-CX301 is only a 3,100 ANSI lumens brightness projector (1,900 ANSI lumens dimmer).
70W bigger bulb power Edit
The Viewsonic PRO8520HD is a 350W lamp power projector, whereas the Panasonic PT-CX301 is only a 280W lamp power projector (70W smaller).
Full HD Edit
The Viewsonic PRO8520HD supports full HD, however the Panasonic PT-CX301 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.

One more USB 2.0 ports quantity Edit
The Viewsonic PRO8520HD is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity projector, whereas the Panasonic PT-CX301 only has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.
Two HDMI ports quantitys Edit
The Viewsonic PRO8520HD is a two HDMI ports quantity projector, whereas the Panasonic PT-CX301 only has one HDMI ports quantity.
Quieter noise level Edit
The Viewsonic PRO8520HD is a 34dB noise level projector. That's 3dB quieter than the Panasonic PT-CX301 (34dB). 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.

1dB quieter noise level (economic mode) Edit
The Viewsonic PRO8520HD has a noise level (economic mode) of 32dB, however the Panasonic PT-CX301 is a 33dB noise level (in economic mode) projector (1dB louder).
10W higher RMS rated power Edit
The Viewsonic PRO8520HD has an RMS rated power of 20W, however the Panasonic PT-CX301 is only a 10W RMS rated power projector (10W lower).
One more number of built-in speakers Edit
The number of number of built-in speakerss on the Viewsonic PRO8520HD is two, but the Panasonic PT-CX301 only has one number of built-in speakers.
Lighter Edit
Viewsonic PRO8520HD is 3.9kg heavy, but the Panasonic PT-CX301 is a 7.8kg heavy projector (3.9kg heavier).

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
Dimmer projector brightness Edit
Panasonic PT-CX301 is only 3,100 ANSI lumens brightness. That's 1,900 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Viewsonic PRO8520HD (5,000 ANSI lumens).
70W smaller bulb power Edit
The Panasonic PT-CX301 is a 280W lamp power projector. That's 70W smaller than the Viewsonic PRO8520HD (350W).
Does not support full HD Edit
The Panasonic PT-CX301 does not support full HD, but the Viewsonic PRO8520HD 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.

Only one USB 2.0 ports quantity Edit
The Panasonic PT-CX301 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity projector, whereas the Viewsonic PRO8520HD only has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.
One less HDMI ports quantity Edit
The Panasonic PT-CX301 is a one HDMI ports quantity projector, whereas the Viewsonic PRO8520HD only has two HDMI ports quantitys.
A bit louder noise level Edit
The Panasonic PT-CX301 has a noise level of 37dB, but the Viewsonic PRO8520HD is a 34dB noise level projector (3dB 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.

Louder noise level (economic mode) Edit
The Panasonic PT-CX301 has a noise level (economic mode) of 33dB. That's 1dB louder than the Viewsonic PRO8520HD (32dB).
Vastly lower RMS rated power Edit
The Panasonic PT-CX301 is a 10W RMS rated power projector. That's 10W lower than the Viewsonic PRO8520HD (20W).
Only one number of built-in speakers Edit
The number of number of built-in speakerss on the Panasonic PT-CX301 is one, but the Viewsonic PRO8520HD only has two number of built-in speakerss.
50% heavier Edit
Panasonic PT-CX301 is 7.8kg heavy. That's 3.9kg heavier than the Viewsonic PRO8520HD (3.9kg).
5 Reasons Against
1,500h shorter service life of lamp Edit
The Viewsonic PRO8520HD has a service life of lamp of 2,500h, however the Panasonic PT-CX301 is a 4,000h lamp service life projector (1,500h longer).
Only two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys Edit
The Viewsonic PRO8520HD has two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, however the Panasonic PT-CX301 only has three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.
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Older by eight months
The Viewsonic PRO8520HD is eight months older than the Panasonic PT-CX301.
Higher running costs over five years by $23.46
Over five years the running costs of the Viewsonic PRO8520HD are $107.18 which is $23.46 more than the Panasonic PT-CX301. Show assumptions.

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Date Released

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Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ 80.98
Electricity cost - standby $ 2.74
Total running cost $ 83.72
Purchase price $ 1,533.95
Total cost of ownership $ 1,617.67
Details
Electricity cost - switched on $ 107.18
Electricity cost - standby $ -
Total running cost $ 107.18

Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.56T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.56 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
14
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.72T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.72 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
18
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Projector

Contrast Ratio (typical)
 8000:1
 8000:1
Projector Native Resolution
 1080p (1920x1080)
 1080p (1920x1080)
BEST
Projector Brightness
3,100 ANSI lumens 5,000 ANSI lumens
BEST
Keystone Correction, Vertical
-15 - 15 -20 - 20
Matrix Size
0.55" Unknown - Click to provide data
Uniformity
80% Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Colours
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,070M
Zoom Ratio
 1.5:1
 1.5:1
BEST
Projection Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.9 - 9.4
Supported Aspect Ratios
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
Screen Size Compatibility
60 - 90 30 - 300
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP
Number of Colours
 16.78 million colours
 1.073 billion colours
 16.78 million colours
 1.073 billion colours

Lamps

Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3,000h
Lamp Type
 UHM
 UHM
Bulb Power
280W 350W
BEST
Service Life of Lamp
4,000h
BEST
2,500h

Video

3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D
Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
BEST
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 B
 PAL D
 PAL G
 PAL H
 PAL I
 SECAM B
 SECAM D
 SECAM G
 SECAM K
 SECAM K1
 SECAM L
 NTSC M
 PAL
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM
 NTSC
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL 60
 PAL B
 PAL D
 PAL G
 PAL H
 PAL I
 SECAM B
 SECAM D
 SECAM G
 SECAM K
 SECAM K1
 SECAM L
 NTSC M

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Ports
1 1
S-Video Inputs Quantity
1 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1
PC Audio in
 PC Audio in
Unknown - Click to provide data
Serial Interface Type
 RS-232
 RS-232
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio (L,R) Out
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio (L,R) in
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 2
BEST
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 1
HDMI Ports Quantity
1 2
BEST
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
3
BEST
2
HDMI Connector Type
 Full-size
 Full-size
AC (power) in
 AC (power) in
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

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

Storage

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

Performance

Noise Level
37dB 34dB
BEST
Noise Level (economic Mode)
33dB 32dB
BEST
On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Plug and Play
 Plug and Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDCP
 HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
10W 20W
BEST
Number of Built-In Speakers
1 2
BEST

Design

Ceiling Mountable
 Ceiling mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour of Product
 White
 Black
 White
 Black
LED Indicators
 LED indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
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)
0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (typical)
340W
BEST
450W
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
 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 10 - 90
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40

Certificates

Certification
Unknown - Click to provide data CB, UL/cUL, FCC-B (including ICES-004), CE, TUV-S (Argentina), NOM, GOST-R, UKrSEPRO, PSB, C-Tick, KC, CCC, CECP, WEEE, SVHC, Hygienic
RoHS Compliance
Unknown - Click to provide data
 RoHS compliance

Weight & Dimensions

Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.4kg
Package Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 190mm
Package Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 377mm
Package Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 415mm
Weight
7.8kg 3.9kg
BEST
Height
250mm 122mm
Depth
367mm 263mm
Width
357mm 333mm

Packaging Content

Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Cables Included
 USB
 AC
 VGA
 HDMI
 USB
 AC
 VGA
 HDMI
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