Barco CVWU-31B vs Sony VPL-CH370

Barco CVWU-31B
Sony VPL-CH370

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
Quieter noise level Edit
The Barco CVWU-31B is a 30dB noise level projector. That's 8dB quieter than the Sony VPL-CH370 (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.

Vastly lighter Edit
The Barco CVWU-31B has a weight of 2.9kg, however the Sony VPL-CH370 is a 5.7kg heavy projector (2.8kg heavier).
7 Reasons For
2,000 ANSI lumens brighter projector brightness Edit
Sony VPL-CH370 is 5,000 ANSI lumens brightness, but the Barco CVWU-31B is only a 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness projector (2,000 ANSI lumens dimmer).
500h longer service life of lamp (economic mode) Edit
The Sony VPL-CH370 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).
60W bigger bulb power Edit
The Sony VPL-CH370 is a 280W lamp power projector, whereas the Barco CVWU-31B is only a 220W lamp power projector (60W smaller).
25% longer service life of lamp Edit
The Sony VPL-CH370 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).
One more USB 2.0 ports quantity Edit
The Sony VPL-CH370 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity projector, whereas the Barco CVWU-31B only has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.
Cheaper by $4,860
The Sony VPL-CH370 costs $1,939.95, 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

7 Reasons Against
2,000 ANSI lumens dimmer projector brightness Edit
The Barco CVWU-31B has a projector brightness of 3,000 ANSI lumens, however the Sony VPL-CH370 is a 5,000 ANSI lumens brightness projector (2,000 ANSI lumens brighter).
Shorter service life of lamp (economic mode) Edit
Barco CVWU-31B is only 3,000h service life of lamp in economic mode, but the Sony VPL-CH370 is a 3,500h service life of lamp in economic mode projector (500h longer).
60W smaller bulb power Edit
Barco CVWU-31B is only 220W lamp power, but the Sony VPL-CH370 is a 280W lamp power projector (60W bigger).
750h shorter service life of lamp Edit
The Barco CVWU-31B is a 2,250h lamp service life projector, whereas the Sony VPL-CH370 is a 3,000h lamp service life projector (750h longer).
One less USB 2.0 ports quantity Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports quantitys on the Barco CVWU-31B is one, but the Sony VPL-CH370 only has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.
More expensive by $4,860
The Barco CVWU-31B is $4,860.05 more expensive than the Sony VPL-CH370.
Less retailers
The Barco CVWU-31B is only stocked by 1 shop, whereas the Sony VPL-CH370 is stocked by 2 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this projector remaining in stock.
3 Reasons Against
Louder noise level Edit
The Sony VPL-CH370 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-CH370 is 5.7kg heavy, but the Barco CVWU-31B is a 2.9kg heavy projector (2.8kg lighter).
Older by two months
The Sony VPL-CH370 is two months older than the Barco CVWU-31B.

Date Released

24 months Ago 26 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ -
Electricity cost - standby $ -
Total running cost $ -
Electricity cost - switched on $ 75.02
Electricity cost - standby $ 1.64
Total running cost $ 76.66
Purchase price $ 1,939.95
Total cost of ownership $ 2,016.61
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

No data
0.51T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.51 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
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 5,000 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
Vertical Synchronization (min)
Unknown - Click to provide data 48kHz
Horizontal Synchronization (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 92kHz
Vertical Synchronization (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 92kHz
Horizontal Synchronization (min)
Unknown - Click to provide data 19kHz
Zoom Ratio
 1.45:1
 1.45:1
BEST
Projection Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.02 - 7.62
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 280W
BEST
Service Life of Lamp
2,250h 3,000h
BEST

Lens System

Throw Ratio
 1.5:1 - 2.2:1
 1.5:1 - 2.2:1
BEST
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -5 - 5
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -4 - 4
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 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
AUX in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AUX in
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
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 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 2
BEST
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 1
HDMI Ports Quantity
1 1
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
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 VIE
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 VIE
On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)
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 (standby)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3W
Power Consumption (typical)
Unknown - Click to provide data 315W
Power Consumption (max)
290W 388W
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 -20 - 60
Operating Temperature (T-T)
10 - 40 0 - 35

Certificates

Certification
CE, FCC Class A, cCSAus UL60950, 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 113mm
Depth
234mm 330.5mm
Width
278mm 406mm

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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