Epson PowerLite 955W vs Hitachi CP-TW2505

Epson PowerLite 955W
Hitachi CP-TW2505

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Moderately brighter projector brightness Edit
The Epson PowerLite 955W has a projector brightness of 3,000 ANSI lumens, however the Hitachi CP-TW2505 is only a 2,700 ANSI lumens brightness projector (300 ANSI lumens dimmer).
1.6kg lighter Edit
The Epson PowerLite 955W has a weight of 2.9kg, however the Hitachi CP-TW2505 is a 4.5kg heavy projector (1.6kg heavier).
Cheaper by $694
The Epson PowerLite 955W costs $693.99 less than the Hitachi CP-TW2505.
7 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.
6 Reasons For
A lot longer service life of lamp (economic mode) Edit
Hitachi CP-TW2505 is 10,000h service life of lamp in economic mode, but the Epson PowerLite 955W is only a 6,000h service life of lamp in economic mode projector (4,000h shorter).
Bigger bulb power Edit
Hitachi CP-TW2505 is 250W lamp power, but the Epson PowerLite 955W is only a 200W lamp power projector (50W smaller).
Full HD Edit
The Hitachi CP-TW2505 supports full HD, whereas the Epson PowerLite 955W 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 number of USB 2.0 ports quantitys on the Hitachi CP-TW2505 is three, but the Epson PowerLite 955W only has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.
Two HDMI ports quantitys Edit
The number of HDMI ports quantitys on the Hitachi CP-TW2505 is two, but the Epson PowerLite 955W only has one HDMI ports quantity.
2% cheaper to run
Over five years the Hitachi CP-TW2505 only costs $85.74 to run but the Epson PowerLite 955W costs $87.64 to run (2% more). Read more

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Significantly shorter service life of lamp (economic mode) Edit
Epson PowerLite 955W is only 6,000h service life of lamp in economic mode, but the Hitachi CP-TW2505 is a 10,000h service life of lamp in economic mode projector (4,000h longer).
Smaller bulb power Edit
Epson PowerLite 955W is only 200W lamp power, but the Hitachi CP-TW2505 is a 250W lamp power projector (50W bigger).
Does not support full HD Edit
The Epson PowerLite 955W does not support full HD, however the Hitachi CP-TW2505 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.

One less USB 2.0 ports quantity Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports quantitys on the Epson PowerLite 955W is two, but the Hitachi CP-TW2505 only has three USB 2.0 ports quantitys.
Only one HDMI ports quantity Edit
The number of HDMI ports quantitys on the Epson PowerLite 955W is one, but the Hitachi CP-TW2505 only has two HDMI ports quantitys.
Older by five months
The Epson PowerLite 955W is five months older than the Hitachi CP-TW2505.
$1.90 more expensive to run over five years
Over five years the Epson PowerLite 955W costs $87.64 to run which is $1.90 more to run than the Hitachi CP-TW2505. Show assumptions.
4 Reasons Against
12% dimmer projector brightness Edit
The Hitachi CP-TW2505 has a projector brightness of 2,700 ANSI lumens, however the Epson PowerLite 955W is a 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness projector (300 ANSI lumens brighter).
1.6kg heavier Edit
The Hitachi CP-TW2505 has a weight of 4.5kg, however the Epson PowerLite 955W is a 2.9kg heavy projector (1.6kg lighter).
More expensive by $694
The Hitachi CP-TW2505 is $693.99 more expensive than the Epson PowerLite 955W.
Less retailers
The Hitachi CP-TW2505 is only stocked by 1 retailer, whereas the Epson PowerLite 955W is stocked by 8 retailers. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this projector remaining in stock.

Awards

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

Average Expert Rating

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Average User Rating

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Date Released

24 months Ago 20 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ 71.21
Electricity cost - standby $ 16.43
Total running cost $ 87.64
Purchase price $ 699.00
Total cost of ownership $ 786.64
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Electricity cost - switched on $ 85.74
Electricity cost - standby $ -
Total running cost $ 85.74
Purchase price $ 1,392.99
Total cost of ownership $ 1,478.73
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Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.59T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.59 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.57T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.57 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
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
 WXGA (1280x800)
 WXGA (1280x800)
Projector Brightness
3,000 ANSI lumens
BEST
2,700 ANSI lumens
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
-30 - 30 -5 - 5
Keystone Correction, Vertical
-30 - 30 -5 - 5
Vertical Synchronization (min)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.05kHz
Horizontal Synchronization (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 106kHz
Vertical Synchronization (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.12kHz
Horizontal Synchronization (min)
Unknown - Click to provide data 15kHz
Colour Light Output
3,000 ANSI lumens Unknown - Click to provide data
White Light Output
3,000 ANSI lumens Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Colours
Unknown - Click to provide data 16.7M
Zoom Ratio
 1.6:1
BEST
 1.6:1
Projection Distance
0.84 - 8.4 0.13 - 0.41
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:10
 16:9
 4:3
 16:10
 16:9
 4:3
Screen Size Compatibility
29 - 280 60 - 100
Projection Technology
 LCD
 LCD
Number of Colours
 1.073 billion colours
 16.78 million colours
 1.073 billion colours
 16.78 million colours

Lamps

Lamps Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
6,000h 10,000h
BEST
Lamp Type
 UHE
 UHE
Bulb Power
200W 250W
BEST
Service Life of Lamp
5,000h 5,000h

Lens System

Aperture Range (F-F)
1.51 - 1.99 1.8 - 1.8
Focal Length Range (f-F)
18.2 - 29.2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Manual
 Manual
Fixed Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.21

Video

3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1440 x 900 (WXGA+)
 1440 x 900
 1280 x 960
 1366 x 768
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
BEST
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1440 x 900 (WXGA+)
 1440 x 900
 1280 x 960
 1366 x 768
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
BEST
HD-Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HD-Ready
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
AUX in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AUX in
S-Video Inputs Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
2 2
Serial Interface Type
 RS-232
 RS-232
PC in (D-Sub)
 PC in (D-Sub)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Microphone in
 Microphone in
 Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio (L,R) in
1 1
Composite Video in
1 1
USB Connector Type
 USB Type-A
 USB Type-B
 USB Type-A
 USB Type-B
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
2 3
BEST
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 1
HDMI Ports Quantity
1 2
BEST
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
3 3
HDMI Connector Type
 Full-size
 Full-size
AC (power) in
 AC (power) in
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
37dB Unknown - Click to provide data
Mac Operating Systems Supported
 Mac operating systems supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
Windows Operating Systems Supported
 Windows operating systems supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
Noise Level (economic Mode)
29dB Unknown - Click to provide data
Air Filter
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Air filter
Plug and Play
 Plug and Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDCP
 HDCP
 HDCP

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
16W 16W
Number of Built-In Speakers
1 1

Design

Cable Lock Slot
 Cable lock slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Lock Slot Type
 Kensington
 Kensington
Ceiling Mountable
 Ceiling mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Form Factor
 Desktop
 Desktop
Colour of Product
 White
 White
LED Indicators
 LED indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
Product Type
 Desktop projector
 Wall-mounted projector
 Desktop projector
 Wall-mounted projector

Display

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

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption (standby)
3W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (typical)
299W
BEST
360W
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
221W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
221W Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240 100 - 240
Voltage Tolerance
10% 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

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
5 - 35 0 - 40

Certificates

Certification
Unknown - Click to provide data RCM, UL
RoHS Compliance
 RoHS compliance
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
2.9kg
BEST
4.5kg
Height
89mm 137mm
Depth
271mm 361mm
Width
294mm 376mm

Packaging Content

Manual
 Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
Remote Control Type
 IR
 IR
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 VGA
 AC
BEST
 VGA
 AC

Technical Details

RMS Output Power (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 16
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