Sony VPL-CH355 vs Sony VPL-FX500L

Sony VPL-CH355
Sony VPL-FX500L

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
Full HD Edit
The Sony VPL-CH355 supports full HD, whereas 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.

Three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys Edit
The Sony VPL-CH355 is a three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity projector, whereas the Sony VPL-FX500L only has one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity.
Built-in speaker(s) Edit
The Sony VPL-CH355 has a built-in speaker(s), whereas the Sony VPL-FX500L does not. 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.

14.3kg lighter Edit
The Sony VPL-CH355 has a weight of 5.7kg, however the Sony VPL-FX500L is a 20kg heavy projector (14.3kg heavier).
Cheaper by $3,101
The Sony VPL-CH355 costs $3,100.95 less than the Sony VPL-FX500L.
4 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.
41% cheaper to run
Over five years the Sony VPL-CH355 only costs $67.52 to run but the Sony VPL-FX500L costs $114.87 to run (70% more). Read more
6 Reasons For
43% brighter projector brightness Edit
The Sony VPL-FX500L is a 7,000 ANSI lumens brightness projector. That's 3,000 ANSI lumens brighter than the Sony VPL-CH355 (7,000 ANSI lumens).
3,000 ANSI lumens brighter projector brightness (economic mode) Edit
Sony VPL-FX500L is 5,600 ANSI lumens brightness in economy mode, but the Sony VPL-CH355 is only a 2,600 ANSI lumens brightness in economy mode projector (3,000 ANSI lumens dimmer).
38% longer service life of lamp (economic mode) Edit
The Sony VPL-FX500L has a service life of lamp (economic mode) of 8,000h. That's 3,000h longer than the Sony VPL-CH355 (8,000h).
25% bigger bulb power Edit
The Sony VPL-FX500L has a bulb power of 330W. That's 80W bigger than the Sony VPL-CH355 (330W).
34% longer service life of lamp Edit
Sony VPL-FX500L is 6,000h lamp service life. That's 2,000h longer than the Sony VPL-CH355 (6,000h).
DVI port Edit
The Sony VPL-FX500L has a DVI port, whereas the Sony VPL-CH355 does not have a DVI port.

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Vastly dimmer projector brightness Edit
The Sony VPL-CH355 has a projector brightness of 4,000 ANSI lumens, however the Sony VPL-FX500L is a 7,000 ANSI lumens brightness projector (3,000 ANSI lumens brighter).
Significantly dimmer projector brightness (economic mode) Edit
The Sony VPL-CH355 is a 2,600 ANSI lumens brightness in economy mode projector. That's 3,000 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Sony VPL-FX500L (5,600 ANSI lumens).
Significantly shorter service life of lamp (economic mode) Edit
Sony VPL-CH355 is only 5,000h service life of lamp in economic mode, but the Sony VPL-FX500L is an 8,000h service life of lamp in economic mode projector (3,000h longer).
A lot smaller bulb power Edit
Sony VPL-CH355 is only 250W lamp power, but the Sony VPL-FX500L is a 330W lamp power projector (80W bigger).
A lot shorter service life of lamp Edit
The Sony VPL-CH355 is a 4,000h lamp service life projector, whereas the Sony VPL-FX500L is a 6,000h lamp service life projector (2,000h longer).
Does not have a DVI port Edit
The Sony VPL-CH355 does not have a DVI port, but the Sony VPL-FX500L has a DVI port.
HDCP Edit
The Sony VPL-CH355 supports HDCP, however the Sony VPL-FX500L does not support HDCP. Read more

HDCP stands for High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection.

9 Reasons Against
Does not support full HD Edit
The Sony VPL-FX500L does not support full HD, whereas the Sony VPL-CH355 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.

Two less VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys Edit
The number of VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys on the Sony VPL-FX500L is one, but the Sony VPL-CH355 only has three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.
Does not support HDCP Edit
The Sony VPL-FX500L does not support HDCP, however the Sony VPL-CH355 supports HDCP. Read more

HDCP stands for High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection.

Does not have a built-in speaker(s) Edit
The Sony VPL-FX500L does not have a built-in speaker(s), whereas the Sony VPL-CH355 does. 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.

Heavier Edit
The Sony VPL-FX500L is a 20kg heavy projector. That's 14.3kg heavier than the Sony VPL-CH355 (20kg).
$3,101 more expensive
The Sony VPL-FX500L is more expensive than the Sony VPL-CH355 by $3,100.95.
Fewer sellers
Only 1 store sell the Sony VPL-FX500L, but 5 shops sell the Sony VPL-CH355. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this projector, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Over one year older
The Sony VPL-FX500L is older than the Sony VPL-CH355 by 17 months.
70% higher running costs over five years
The running costs of the Sony VPL-FX500L are $114.87 which is $47.35 more than the Sony VPL-CH355 over five years. Show assumptions.

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Date Released

30 months Ago 47 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ 64.78
Electricity cost - standby $ 2.74
Total running cost $ 67.52
Purchase price $ 1,499.00
Total cost of ownership $ 1,566.52
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Electricity cost - switched on $ 114.32
Electricity cost - standby $ 0.55
Total running cost $ 114.87
Purchase price $ 4,599.95
Total cost of ownership $ 4,714.82
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Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.45T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.45 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
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
 WUXGA (1920x1200)
BEST
 WUXGA (1920x1200)
Projector Brightness
4,000 ANSI lumens 7,000 ANSI lumens
BEST
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
-20 - 20 Unknown - Click to provide data
Keystone Correction, Vertical
-30 - 30 +/- 30
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)
2,600 ANSI lumens 5,600 ANSI lumens
BEST
Horizontal Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 750 lines
Zoom Ratio
 1.5:1
BEST
 1.5:1
Projection Distance
1.02 - 7.62 Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:10
 4:3
 16:10
 4:3
Screen Size Compatibility
40 - 300 40 - 600
Projection Technology
 LCD
 LCD

Lamps

Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
5,000h 8,000h
BEST
Lamp Type
 UHP
 UHP
Bulb Power
250W 330W
BEST
Service Life of Lamp
4,000h 6,000h
BEST

Lens System

Throw Ratio
 2.2:1
 2.2:1
Vertical Lens Shift Range
-5 - 5 -64 - 64
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
-4 - 4 -96 - 96
Focus
 Manual
 Manual

Video

Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
BEST
Full HD
 Full HD
BEST
 Full HD
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM
 NTSC
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL 60
 PAL
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM
 NTSC
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL 60

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Ports
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
BEST
S-Video Inputs Quantity
1 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
Audio (L,R) in
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in
1 1
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 1
HDMI Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
3
BEST
1
AC (power) in
 AC (power) in
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

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 (economic Mode)
29dB Unknown - Click to provide data
Heat Dissipation
1,204BTU/h 1,638BTU/h
BEST
Horizontal Scan Range
19 - 92 Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Scan Range
48 - 92 Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 VIE
 IND
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 VIE
 IND
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDCP
 HDCP
 HDCP

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
BEST
 Built-in speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
12W Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Built-In Speakers
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Ceiling Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ceiling mountable
Colour of Product
 White
 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)
272W
BEST
480W
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
254W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (max)
353W Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50/60
 60
 50
 50/60
 60
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100
 100 - 240
 100
Power Consumption (network Standby)
6.3 Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
20 - 80 10 - 90
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
20 - 80 35 - 85
Storage Temperature (T-T)
-20 - 60 -20 - 60
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

Certificates

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
5.7kg
BEST
20kg
Height
113mm 213mm
Depth
330.5mm 545mm
Width
406mm 530mm

Packaging Content

Manual
 Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
BEST
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