Barco CVWU-31B vs Sony VPL-CH350

Barco CVWU-31B
Sony VPL-CH350

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
A lot quieter noise level Edit
The Barco CVWU-31B has a noise level of 30dB, whereas the Sony VPL-CH350 is a 38dB noise level projector (8dB 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.

96% lighter Edit
The Barco CVWU-31B is a 2.9kg heavy projector. That's 2.8kg lighter than the Sony VPL-CH350 (5.7kg).
9 Reasons For
Brighter projector brightness Edit
Sony VPL-CH350 is 4,000 ANSI lumens brightness, but the Barco CVWU-31B is only a 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness projector (1,000 ANSI lumens dimmer).
500h longer service life of lamp (economic mode) Edit
The Sony VPL-CH350 is a 3,500h service life of lamp in economic mode projector, whereas the Barco CVWU-31B is only a 3,000h service life of lamp in economic mode projector (500h shorter).
30W bigger bulb power Edit
The Sony VPL-CH350 is a 250W lamp power projector, whereas the Barco CVWU-31B is only a 220W lamp power projector (30W smaller).
25% longer service life of lamp Edit
The Sony VPL-CH350 has a service life of lamp of 3,000h, however the Barco CVWU-31B is only a 2,250h lamp service life projector (750h shorter).
Two composite video ins Edit
The number of composite video ins on the Sony VPL-CH350 is two, but the Barco CVWU-31B only has one composite video in.
One more USB 2.0 ports quantity Edit
The Sony VPL-CH350 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity projector, whereas the Barco CVWU-31B only has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.
Two HDMI ports quantitys Edit
The Sony VPL-CH350 is a two HDMI ports quantity projector, whereas the Barco CVWU-31B only has one HDMI ports quantity.
Cheaper by $5,300
The Sony VPL-CH350 costs $1,499.95, whereas the Barco CVWU-31B is $6,800.00.
1 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Dimmer projector brightness Edit
The Barco CVWU-31B is a 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness projector. That's 1,000 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Sony VPL-CH350 (4,000 ANSI lumens).
17% shorter service life of lamp (economic mode) Edit
The Barco CVWU-31B has a service life of lamp (economic mode) of 3,000h. That's 500h shorter than the Sony VPL-CH350 (3,500h).
14% smaller bulb power Edit
The Barco CVWU-31B has a bulb power of 220W. That's 30W smaller than the Sony VPL-CH350 (250W).
Shorter service life of lamp Edit
Barco CVWU-31B is only 2,250h lamp service life. That's 750h shorter than the Sony VPL-CH350 (3,000h).
One less composite video in Edit
The Barco CVWU-31B is a one composite video in projector, whereas the Sony VPL-CH350 only has two composite video ins.
Only one USB 2.0 ports quantity Edit
The Barco CVWU-31B has one USB 2.0 ports quantity, however the Sony VPL-CH350 only has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.
One less HDMI ports quantity Edit
The Barco CVWU-31B has one HDMI ports quantity, however the Sony VPL-CH350 only has two HDMI ports quantitys.
$5,300 more expensive
The Barco CVWU-31B is more expensive than the Sony VPL-CH350 by $5,300.05.
Fewer sellers
Only 1 store sell the Barco CVWU-31B, but 2 shops sell the Sony VPL-CH350. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this projector, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
3 Reasons Against
Louder noise level Edit
The Sony VPL-CH350 is a 38dB noise level projector. That's 8dB louder than the Barco CVWU-31B (38dB). 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.

A lot heavier Edit
Sony VPL-CH350 is 5.7kg heavy, but the Barco CVWU-31B is a 2.9kg heavy projector (2.8kg lighter).
Older by three months
The Sony VPL-CH350 is three months older than the Barco CVWU-31B.

Date Released

24 months Ago 27 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ -
Electricity cost - standby $ -
Total running cost $ -
Electricity cost - switched on $ 84.07
Electricity cost - standby $ -
Total running cost $ 84.07
Purchase price $ 1,499.95
Total cost of ownership $ 1,584.02
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

No data
0.56T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.56 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
14
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Projector

Contrast Ratio (typical)
 2500:1
 2500:1
Projector Native Resolution
 WUXGA (1920x1200)
 WUXGA (1920x1200)
Projector Brightness
3,000 ANSI lumens 4,000 ANSI lumens
BEST
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Unknown - Click to provide data -20 - 20
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Unknown - Click to provide data -30 - 30
Uniformity
80% Unknown - Click to provide data
Zoom Ratio
 1.45:1
 1.45:1
BEST
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:10
 16:10
Screen Size Compatibility
Unknown - Click to provide data 40 - 300
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP

Lamps

Lamps Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
3,000h 3,500h
BEST
Lamp Type
 UHP
 UHP
Bulb Power
220W 250W
BEST
Service Life of Lamp
2,250h 3,000h
BEST

Lens System

Throw Ratio
 1.5:1 - 2.1:1
 1.5:1 - 2.1:1
BEST
Focus
 Manual
 Manual

Video

3D
 3D
 3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM
 NTSC
 NTSC 3.58
 PAL 4.43
 PAL
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM
 NTSC
 NTSC 3.58
 PAL 4.43

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Ports
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
AUX in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AUX in
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
PC in (D-Sub)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC in (D-Sub)
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Composite Video in
1 2
BEST
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 2
BEST
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 1
HDMI Ports Quantity
1 2
BEST
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
1 1
AC (power) in
 AC (power) in
 AC (power) in

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN

Storage

Card Reader Integrated
 Card reader integrated
 Card reader integrated

Performance

Noise Level
30dB
BEST
38dB
Heat Dissipation
1.06BTU/h Unknown - Click to provide data
HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 12W
Number of Built-In Speakers
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Design

Form Factor
 Desktop
 Desktop
Colour of Product
 White
 White
LED Indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicators
Product Type
 Desktop projector
 Desktop projector

Display

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

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption (typical)
Unknown - Click to provide data 353W
Power Consumption (max)
290W 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
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50/60
 60
 50
 50/60
 60
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100
 100 - 240
 100

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
20 - 80 35 - 85
Storage Temperature (T-T)
-20 - 60 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
10 - 40 0 - 35

Certificates

Certification
CE, FCC Class A, cCSAus UL60950 Listed, cUL (CSA 60950), FCC Class B, IC Class B, DEMKO (EN60950), CE (LVD / EMC), C-Tick, Dentori, VCCI B

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
2.9kg
BEST
5.7kg
Height
94mm 121.92mm
Depth
234mm 330.2mm
Width
278mm 403.86mm

Packaging Content

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

Other Features

I/O Ports
Mini DIN Y/C, RCS, YUV Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour Depth
10 bit Unknown - Click to provide data
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