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Panasonic PT-DW830 vs Sony VPL-VW500ES

Panasonic PT-DW830 vs Sony VPL-VW500ES

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Panasonic PT-DW830
Sony VPL-VW500ES

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
Brighter projector brightness Edit
The Panasonic PT-DW830 has a projector brightness of 8,500 ANSI lumens. That's 6,800 ANSI lumens brighter than the Sony VPL-VW500ES (1,700 ANSI lumens).
Bigger bulb power Edit
Panasonic PT-DW830 is 420W lamp power. That's 155W bigger than the Sony VPL-VW500ES (265W).
DVI port Edit
The Panasonic PT-DW830 has a DVI port, however the Sony VPL-VW500ES does not have a DVI port.
Card reader integrated Edit
The Panasonic PT-DW830 has a card reader integrated, but the Sony VPL-VW500ES does not have a card reader integrated.
$2,051 cheaper
The Panasonic PT-DW830 costs $2,050.99 less than the Sony VPL-VW500ES.
Available from 1 shops
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this projector remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
2 Reasons For
Full HD Edit
The Sony VPL-VW500ES supports full HD, however the Panasonic PT-DW830 does not. 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.

14dB quieter noise level Edit
The Sony VPL-VW500ES has a noise level of 26dB, but the Panasonic PT-DW830 is a 40dB 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.

Reasons Against

2 Reasons Against
Does not support full HD Edit
The Panasonic PT-DW830 does not support full HD, however the Sony VPL-VW500ES 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.

A lot louder noise level Edit
The Panasonic PT-DW830 has a noise level of 40dB, however the Sony VPL-VW500ES is a 26dB 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.

5 Reasons Against
Four times dimmer projector brightness Edit
Sony VPL-VW500ES is only 1,700 ANSI lumens brightness. That's 6,800 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Panasonic PT-DW830 (1,700 ANSI lumens).
59% smaller bulb power Edit
The Sony VPL-VW500ES is a 265W lamp power projector. That's 155W smaller than the Panasonic PT-DW830 (265W).
Does not have a DVI port Edit
The Sony VPL-VW500ES does not have a DVI port, whereas the Panasonic PT-DW830 has a DVI port.
$2,051 more expensive
The Sony VPL-VW500ES is more expensive than the Panasonic PT-DW830 by $2,050.99.
Not as many stockists
Only 1 seller sell the Sony VPL-VW500ES, however 2 stores sell the Panasonic PT-DW830. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this projector remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.

Awards

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01net.com: 5 Star
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Digital Versus: 5 Star
Expert Reviews: Ultimate
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insideci.co.uk: Recommended
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
Trusted Reviews: Recommended

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Date Released

45 months Ago 45 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ 258.92
Electricity cost - standby $ 1.73
Total running cost $ 260.65
Purchase price $ 6,949.00
Total cost of ownership $ 7,209.65
Details
Electricity cost - switched on $ -
Electricity cost - standby $ -
Total running cost $ -

Energy Efficiency Class

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Environmental Impact

1.6T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 1.6 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
42
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
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Projector

Contrast Ratio (typical)
 200000:1
 200000:1
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Projector Native Resolution
 DCI 4K (4096 x 2160)
 DCI 4K (4096 x 2160)
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Projector Brightness
8,500 ANSI lumens
BEST
1,700 ANSI lumens
Keystone Correction, Vertical
-40 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data
Matrix Size
0.65" 0.74"
BEST
Uniformity
90% Unknown - Click to provide data
Zoom Capability
 Zoom capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:10
 16:10
Screen Size Compatibility
50 - 600 60 - 300
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:10
 16:10
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP

Lamps

Lamp
2lamp(s) Unknown - Click to provide data
Lamp Type
 UHM
 UHM
Bulb Power
420W
BEST
265W

Lens System

Throw Ratio
 1.8 - 2.5:1
 1.8 - 2.5:1
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -80 - 85
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -31 - 31
Aperture Range (F-F)
1.7 - 1.9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
25.6 - 35.7 Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

3D
 3D
 3D
Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
BEST
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
BNC Input Port
5 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
 DVI port
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 DVI port
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Serial Interface Type
 RS-232
 RS-232
Composite Video in
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1
HDMI Port
1 2
BEST
VGA (D-Sub) Port
1 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
BEST
 Card reader integrated

Performance

Noise Level
40dB 26dB
BEST
Noise Level (economic Mode)
35dB Unknown - Click to provide data
Heat Dissipation
3.52BTU/h Unknown - Click to provide data
Plug & Play
 Plug & Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDCP
 HDCP
 HDCP

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)

Design

Ceiling Mountable
 Ceiling mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Form Factor
 Desktop
 Desktop
Colour
 Black
 Black
Product Type
 Desktop projector
 Desktop projector

Display

Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption (standby)
0.3W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (typical)
1,030W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 375W
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
 60
 50
 60
AC Input Voltage
 120
 120 - 240
 100
 100 - 240
 120
 120 - 240
 100
 100 - 240

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 45 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
18.3kg 14kg
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Height
200mm 195.3mm
Depth
556mm 463.6mm
Width
498mm 495.6mm

Packaging Content

User Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 User guide
Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
BEST
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