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Optoma W320UST vs Sony VPL-HW40ES

Optoma W320UST vs Sony VPL-HW40ES

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Optoma W320UST
Sony VPL-HW40ES

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Vastly brighter projector brightness Edit
The Optoma W320UST has a projector brightness of 4,000 ANSI lumens, however the Sony VPL-HW40ES is only a 1,700 ANSI lumens brightness projector (2,300 ANSI lumens dimmer).
Bigger bulb power Edit
Optoma W320UST is 260W lamp power, but the Sony VPL-HW40ES is only a 200W lamp power projector (60W smaller).
Cheaper by $1,101
The Optoma W320UST costs $1,100.99 less than the Sony VPL-HW40ES.
2 Reasons For
Full HD Edit
The Sony VPL-HW40ES supports full HD, however the Optoma W320UST 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.

58% quieter noise level Edit
The Sony VPL-HW40ES is a 21dB noise level projector. That's 12dB quieter than the Optoma W320UST (21dB). 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 Optoma W320UST does not support full HD, however the Sony VPL-HW40ES 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.

37% louder noise level Edit
The Optoma W320UST is a 33dB noise level projector. That's 12dB louder than the Sony VPL-HW40ES (21dB). 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.

4 Reasons Against
Hugely dimmer projector brightness Edit
Sony VPL-HW40ES is only 1,700 ANSI lumens brightness, but the Optoma W320UST is a 4,000 ANSI lumens brightness projector (2,300 ANSI lumens brighter).
A lot smaller bulb power Edit
The Sony VPL-HW40ES is a 200W lamp power projector, whereas the Optoma W320UST is a 260W lamp power projector (60W bigger).
More expensive by $1,101
The Sony VPL-HW40ES is $1,100.99 more expensive than the Optoma W320UST.
Older by eight months
The Sony VPL-HW40ES is eight months older than the Optoma W320UST.

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Trusted Reviews: Recommended

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Date Released

22 months Ago 30 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ 77.82
Electricity cost - standby $ 2.89
Total running cost $ 80.71
Purchase price $ 1,299.00
Total cost of ownership $ 1,379.71
Details
Electricity cost - switched on $ -
Electricity cost - standby $ -
Total running cost $ -

Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.51T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.51 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
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Projector

Contrast Ratio (typical)
 120000:1
 120000:1
BEST
Projector Native Resolution
 1080p (1920x1080)
 1080p (1920x1080)
BEST
Projector Brightness
4,000 ANSI lumens
BEST
1,700 ANSI lumens
Matrix Type
 DMD
 DMD
Keystone Correction, Vertical
-20 - 20 Unknown - Click to provide data
Matrix Size
0.65"
BEST
0.61"
Uniformity
85% Unknown - Click to provide data
Colours
1,070M Unknown - Click to provide data
Zoom Ratio
 1.6:1
 1.6:1
BEST
Projection Distance
0.49 - 0.66 Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:10
 16:9
 4:3
 16:10
 16:9
 4:3
Screen Size Compatibility
85 - 115 40 - 300
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:10
 16:10
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP
Colours
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours

Lamps

Lamp
1lamp(s) Unknown - Click to provide data
Bulb Power
260W
BEST
200W
Service Life of Lamp
3,000h Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Throw Ratio
 0.27:1
BEST
 0.27:1
Offset
115% Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -71 - 71
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -25 - 25

Video

3D
 3D
 3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
BEST
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
BEST
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 PAL B
 PAL D
 PAL G
 PAL H
 PAL I
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM
 SECAM B
 SECAM D
 SECAM G
 SECAM K
 SECAM K1
 SECAM L
 NTSC
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43
 NTSC M
 Not supported
 PAL
 PAL B
 PAL D
 PAL G
 PAL H
 PAL I
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM
 SECAM B
 SECAM D
 SECAM G
 SECAM K
 SECAM K1
 SECAM L
 NTSC
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43
 NTSC M
 Not supported
Supported 3D Formats
 Side by side
 Top and bottom
 Frame packing
 Side by side
 Top and bottom
 Frame packing

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Port
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Serial Interface Type
 RS-232
 RS-232
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Outputs
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1
HDMI Port
2
BEST
1
VGA (D-Sub) Port
2
BEST
1

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN

Storage

Card Reader Integrated
 Card reader integrated
 Card reader integrated

Performance

Noise Level
33dB 21dB
BEST
Noise Level (economic Mode)
28dB Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Scan Range
15.3 - 91.1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Scan Range
24 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 SLV
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 SLV
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Password Protection
 Password protection
Unknown - Click to provide data

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power
16W Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Cable Lock Slot
 Cable lock slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Lock Slot Type
 Kensington
 Kensington
Form Factor
 Desktop
 Desktop
Colour
 Grey
 Black
 Grey
 Black
LED Indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicators
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 0.4W
BEST
Power Consumption (typical)
310W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
260W Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Power Off System
 Auto power off system
Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 300W
AC Adapter Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240 Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Frequency
 50
 60
 50
 60
AC Input Voltage
 100
 100 - 240
 100
 100 - 240

Operational Conditions

Operating Altitude
0 - 3000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
5 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Certificates

RoHS Compliance
 RoHS compliance
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
4.8kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Height
99mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Depth
310mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Width
385mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

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