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Epson PowerLite 955W vs Hitachi CP-TW2505

Epson PowerLite 955W vs Hitachi CP-TW2505

Epson PowerLite 955W
Hitachi CP-TW2505

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Reasons For

2 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).
Ceiling mountable Edit
The Epson PowerLite 955W is ceiling mountable, whereas the Hitachi CP-TW2505 is not.
4 Reasons For
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.

3% quieter noise level Edit
The Hitachi CP-TW2505 is a 36dB noise level projector. That's 1dB quieter than the Epson PowerLite 955W (36dB). 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% cheaper to run
Over five years the Hitachi CP-TW2505 only costs $90.50 to run but the Epson PowerLite 955W costs $92.51 to run (2% more). Read more

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
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.

3% louder noise level Edit
The Epson PowerLite 955W is a 37dB noise level projector. That's 1dB louder than the Hitachi CP-TW2505 (36dB). 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.

Older by five months
The Epson PowerLite 955W is five months older than the Hitachi CP-TW2505.
$2.01 more expensive to run over five years
Over five years the Epson PowerLite 955W costs $92.51 to run which is $2.01 more to run than the Hitachi CP-TW2505. Show assumptions.
2 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).
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Date Released

28 months Ago 23 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ 75.16
Electricity cost - standby $ 17.35
Total running cost $ 92.51
Purchase price $ 699.00
Total cost of ownership $ 791.51
Details
Electricity cost - switched on $ 90.50
Electricity cost - standby $ -
Total running cost $ 90.50

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
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
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:10
 16:10
Projection Technology
 LCD
 LCD
Colours
 1.073 billion colours
 16.78 million colours
 1.073 billion colours
 16.78 million colours

Lamps

Lamp
1lamp(s) 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
 3D
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 Port
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
AUX in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AUX in
S-Video Inputs
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
2 2
Microphone in
 Microphone in
 Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio (L,R) in
1 1
Composite Video in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB Connector Type
 USB Type-A
 USB Type-B
 USB Type-A
 USB Type-B
USB 2.0 Port
2 3
BEST
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1
HDMI Port
1 2
BEST
VGA (D-Sub) Port
3 3
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
 100
 10
 100
 10
BEST
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN

Storage

Card Reader Integrated
 Card reader integrated
 Card reader integrated

Performance

Noise Level
37dB 36dB
BEST
Operating Systems Supported (Mac)
 Operating systems supported (Mac)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Systems Supported (Windows)
 Operating systems supported (Windows)
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 & Play
 Plug & Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP

Multimedia

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

Design

Cable Lock Slot
 Cable lock slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Lock Slot Type
 Kensington
 Kensington
Ceiling Mountable
 Ceiling mountable
BEST
 Ceiling mountable
Colour
 White
 White
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 (PowerSave)
221W Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 100 - 240
Voltage Tolerance
10% Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Frequency
 50
 60
 50
 60
AC Input Voltage
 100
 100 - 240
 100
 100 - 240

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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