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Epson 4770W vs Sony VPL-HW40ES

Epson 4770W vs Sony VPL-HW40ES

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Epson 4770W
Sony VPL-HW40ES

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Hugely brighter projector brightness Edit
Epson 4770W is 5,000 ANSI lumens brightness, but the Sony VPL-HW40ES is only a 1,700 ANSI lumens brightness projector (3,300 ANSI lumens dimmer).
A lot bigger bulb power Edit
The Epson 4770W is a 280W lamp power projector, whereas the Sony VPL-HW40ES is only a 200W lamp power projector (80W smaller).
Cheaper by $469
The Epson 4770W costs $1,930.99, whereas the Sony VPL-HW40ES is $2,399.99.
3 Reasons For
3D Edit
The Sony VPL-HW40ES supports 3D, whereas the Epson 4770W does not. Read more

3D compatible projectors are able to display 3D content. Most projectors will require you to wear special glasses in order to view the 3D effect.

A 3D projector allows you to view the huge range of 3D films and content that is now available.

Full HD Edit
The Sony VPL-HW40ES supports full HD, however the Epson 4770W 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.

17dB quieter noise level Edit
The Sony VPL-HW40ES has a noise level of 21dB, but the Epson 4770W is a 38dB noise level projector (17dB 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 Epson 4770W does not support full HD, but 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.

45% louder noise level Edit
The Epson 4770W is a 38dB noise level projector. That's 17dB 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
2x dimmer projector brightness Edit
Sony VPL-HW40ES is only 1,700 ANSI lumens brightness. That's 3,300 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Epson 4770W (1,700 ANSI lumens).
40% smaller bulb power Edit
The Sony VPL-HW40ES is a 200W lamp power projector. That's 80W smaller than the Epson 4770W (200W).
$469 more expensive
The Sony VPL-HW40ES is more expensive than the Epson 4770W by $469.
Six months older
The Sony VPL-HW40ES is older than the Epson 4770W by six months.

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Date Released

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Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ 102.81
Electricity cost - standby $ 24.86
Total running cost $ 127.67
Purchase price $ 1,930.99
Total cost of ownership $ 2,058.66
Details
Electricity cost - switched on $ -
Electricity cost - standby $ -
Total running cost $ -

Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.81T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.81 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
5,000 ANSI lumens
BEST
1,700 ANSI lumens
Matrix Type
 3-panel (p-Si TFT active)
 3-panel (p-Si TFT active)
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
-30 - 30 Unknown - Click to provide data
Keystone Correction, Vertical
-30 - 30 Unknown - Click to provide data
Matrix Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.61"
Uniformity
90% Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour Light Output
5,000 ANSI lumens Unknown - Click to provide data
White Light Output
5,000 ANSI lumens Unknown - Click to provide data
Colours
1,070M Unknown - Click to provide data
Zoom Ratio
 1.6:1
 1.6:1
BEST
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:10
 4:3
 16:9
 16:10
 4:3
 16:9
Screen Size Compatibility
30 - 300 40 - 300
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Projection Technology
 LCD
 LCD
Colours
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours

Lamps

Lamp
1lamp(s) Unknown - Click to provide data
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
5,000h Unknown - Click to provide data
Lamp Type
 UHE
 UHE
Bulb Power
280W
BEST
200W
Service Life of Lamp
4,000h Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Vertical Lens Shift Range
-70 - 70 -71 - 71
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
-38 - 38 -25 - 25
Aperture Range (F-F)
1.5 - 2.14 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
16.72 - 33.47 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Manual
 Manual

Video

3D
 3D
 3D
BEST
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
BEST
 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
BEST
HD-Ready
 HD-Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 Not supported
 PAL
 NTSC
 Not supported

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Port
1 1
BNC Input Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
S-Video Inputs
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Serial Interface Type
 RS-232
 RS-232
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
DisplayPort
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio (L,R) in
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector Type
 USB Type-A
 USB Type-B
 USB Type-A
 USB Type-B
USB 2.0 Port
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1
HDMI Port
1 1
VGA (D-Sub) Port
2
BEST
1

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
 100
 10
BEST
 100
 10
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN

Storage

Card Reader Integrated
 Card reader integrated
 Card reader integrated

Performance

Noise Level
38dB 21dB
BEST
Noise Level (economic Mode)
32dB Unknown - Click to provide data
Dot Clock Scanning Frequency
162MHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Scan Range
15 - 92 Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Scan Range
50 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
HDCP
 HDCP
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
 White
 Black
 White
 Black
LED Indicators
 LED indicators
 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)
4.3W 0.4W
BEST
Power Consumption (typical)
409W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
311W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
0.41W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (max)
409W 300W
AC Adapter Frequency
 60
 56/60
 60
 56/60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240 Unknown - Click to provide data
Voltage Tolerance
10% Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Frequency
 56/60
 60
 50
 56/60
 60
 50
AC Input Voltage
 100
 100 - 240
 100
 100 - 240

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 45 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
6.5kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Height
134mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Depth
320mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Width
472mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual
Remote Control Type
 IR
 IR
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
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