Optoma HD26 vs Sony VPL-DX147
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Optoma HD26vsSony VPL-DX147

Optoma HD26

88

Overall Score

88

Overall Score

Optoma HD26

$248.00
$421.99
Our Verdict:
An excellent value for money and sensationally high contrast ratio moderate noise level 1080p multimedia projector, with very low running costs and two industry awards
93
Reviews
115 Reviews + 2 Awards
99
Value for Money
Excellent
83
Features
Fully-Featured
94
Running Costs
$40 Over 5 Years
88
Overall Score
Excellent
31dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 23000:1 Yes Aug 2014
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 31dB
Projector Native Resolution 1920 X 1080 (1080p)
Contrast Ratio 23000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Aug 2014
Sony VPL-DX147

79

Overall Score

79

Overall Score

Sony VPL-DX147

$779.95
Our Verdict:
A very economical to run and low cost moderate noise level XGA projector, with good features
87
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Features
Good Features
89
Running Costs
$46 Over 5 Years
79
Overall Score
Very Good
38dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 3000:1 No Aug 2014
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 38dB
Projector Native Resolution 1024 X 768 (XGA)
Contrast Ratio 3000:1
3D No
Release Date Aug 2014
Optoma HD26

88

Overall Score

88

Overall Score

Optoma HD26

$248.00
$421.99
Our Verdict:
An excellent value for money and sensationally high contrast ratio moderate noise level 1080p multimedia projector, with very low running costs and two industry awards
93
Reviews
115 Reviews + 2 Awards
99
Value for Money
Excellent
83
Features
Fully-Featured
94
Running Costs
$40 Over 5 Years
88
Overall Score
Excellent
31dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 23000:1 Yes Aug 2014
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 31dB
Projector Native Resolution 1920 X 1080 (1080p)
Contrast Ratio 23000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Aug 2014
Sony VPL-DX147

79

Overall Score

79

Overall Score

Sony VPL-DX147

$779.95
Our Verdict:
A very economical to run and low cost moderate noise level XGA projector, with good features
87
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Features
Good Features
89
Running Costs
$46 Over 5 Years
79
Overall Score
Very Good
38dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 3000:1 No Aug 2014
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 38dB
Projector Native Resolution 1024 X 768 (XGA)
Contrast Ratio 3000:1
3D No
Release Date Aug 2014

Top Prices

Optoma HD26 Sony VPL-DX147
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$779.95
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Reasons For

Optoma HD26 Sony VPL-DX147
6 Reasons For
Quieter Noise Level
The Optoma HD26 has a noise level of 31dB, but the Sony VPL-DX147 is a 38dB projector (7dB louder).

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.

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3D
The Optoma HD26 supports 3D, whereas the Sony VPL-DX147 does not support 3D.

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.

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Full HD
The Optoma HD26 supports full HD, however the Sony VPL-DX147 does not support full HD.

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.

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$532 Cheaper
The Optoma HD26 costs $248.00, whereas the Sony VPL-DX147 is $779.95.
More Shops Are Selling it
The more stores stock this projector, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
$5 Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
The Optoma HD26 only costs $40 to run over five years whereas the Sony VPL-DX147 costs $46 to run (13% more).
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3 Reasons For
20W Bigger Bulb Power
Sony VPL-DX147 is 210W lamp power, but the Optoma HD26 is only a 190W lamp power projector (20W smaller).

This denotes how powerful the bulb in the projector is, measured in watts (W).

A more powerful bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

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Ethernet LAN
The Sony VPL-DX147 has an Ethernet LAN, whereas the Optoma HD26 does not have an Ethernet LAN.

This denotes whether the projector has the native capability to connect to the local network, in order to receive movie files and the like from your computer.

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Better Brand
Sony projectors have an average rating of 88.9%, whereas Optoma has an average rating of 88.8%.

Reasons Against

Optoma HD26 Sony VPL-DX147
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Reviews & Awards

Awards

Optoma HD26 Sony VPL-DX147
2 Awards
projectorcentral.com: Highly Rated Trusted Reviews: Recommended
No awards found

Average Expert Rating

Optoma HD26 Sony VPL-DX147
Best
5 stars
2 reviews
4 stars
5 reviews
3 stars
2 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
No reviews found

Average User Rating

Optoma HD26 Sony VPL-DX147
Best
5 stars
54 reviews
4 stars
22 reviews
3 stars
1 review
2 stars
3 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
No reviews found

Average Brand Rating

Sony has a better average brand rating than Optoma. The average brand rating for Sony is 88.86% based on 911 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Optoma is 88.82% based on 3,511 reviews.
Optoma HD26 Sony VPL-DX147
Optoma

89

89

Based on 3,511 reviews
Sony

89

89

Based on 911 reviews

Date Released

Optoma HD26 Sony VPL-DX147
43 months old 42 months old Best

Key Features

Noise Level

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.

Bulb Power

This denotes how powerful the bulb in the projector is, measured in watts (W).

A more powerful bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

3D

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.

Optoma HD26 Sony VPL-DX147
Best
Yes
No

Full HD

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.

Optoma HD26 Sony VPL-DX147
Best
Yes
No

Energy Efficiency

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Projector running costs calculated based on an average of 5 hours of use per week. The running cost comprises the electricity cost when using the projector and the electricity standby cost. Compare all energy saving projectors.

Environmental Impact

We have calculated the amount of CO2 that will be generated by running each of these projectors for 5 years. We have then converted that into the number of tree seedlings that you would need to plant and grow for 10 years in order to offset that amount of CO2.
Optoma HD26
Optoma
HD26
6 trees 0.24 tonnes CO2 (Best)
Sony VPL-DX147
Sony
VPL-DX147
7 trees 0.27 tonnes CO2

Specification

 
 
 
Performance Optoma HD26 Sony VPL-DX147
Noise Level 31dB
BEST
38dB
Noise Level (economic Mode) 26dB
BEST
35dB
Heat Dissipation Unknown - Click to provide data 1,014BTU/h
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
 
 
 
Projector Optoma HD26 Sony VPL-DX147
Projector Native Resolution
1920 x 1080 (1080p)
 1920 x 1080 (1080p)
1920 x 1080 (1080p)
 1920 x 1080 (1080p)
Contrast Ratio
23000:1
 23000:1
23000:1
 23000:1
Projector Brightness 3,200 ANSI Lumens 3,200 ANSI Lumens
Keystone Correction, Horizontal Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Digital Resolution
1920 x 1200
 1920 x 1200
1920 x 1200
 1920 x 1200
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size 0.65"
BEST
0.63"
Uniformity 80% Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Vertical Synchronization Unknown - Click to provide data 48kHz
Maximum Horizontal Synchronization Unknown - Click to provide data 92kHz
Maximum Vertical Synchronization Unknown - Click to provide data 92kHz
Minimum Horizontal Synchronization Unknown - Click to provide data 19kHz
Colour Light Output Unknown - Click to provide data 3,200 ANSI Lumens
Zoom Ratio
1.3:1
 1.3:1
1.3:1
 1.3:1
Projection Distance Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Size Compatibility
 
 
 
Lamps Optoma HD26 Sony VPL-DX147
Lamp 1lamp(s) 1lamp(s)
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode) 6,500h
BEST
10,000h
Bulb Power 190W 210W
BEST
Service Life of Lamp 5,000h 5,000h
 
 
 
Lens System Optoma HD26 Sony VPL-DX147
Digital Zoom 2x 4x
BEST
Offset 116% Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range (F-F) Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F) Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Video Optoma HD26 Sony VPL-DX147
Supported Graphics Resolutions
1600 x 1200 (UXGA) 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
1280 x 768 (WXGA) 1280 x 768
1024 x 768 (XGA) 800 x 600 (SVGA)
640 x 480 (VGA)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1280 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 768
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
1600 x 1200 (UXGA) 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
1280 x 768 (WXGA) 1280 x 768
1024 x 768 (XGA) 800 x 600 (SVGA)
640 x 480 (VGA)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1280 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 768
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Optoma HD26 Sony VPL-DX147
Headphone Outputs 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 2.0 Port 1 2
BEST
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port Unknown - Click to provide data 1
HDMI Port 2
BEST
1
VGA (D-Sub) Port Unknown - Click to provide data 1
 
 
 
Storage Optoma HD26 Sony VPL-DX147
Optical Disc Player Type
Not included
 Not included
Not included
 Not included
 
 
 
Multimedia Optoma HD26 Sony VPL-DX147
RMS Rated Power 10W 1W
BEST
Built-In Speaker 1 1
 
 
 
Power Optoma HD26 Sony VPL-DX147
Power Consumption (standby) 0.5W 0.5W
Power Consumption (typical) 233W 221W
BEST
Power Consumption (economy Mode) 193W Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Power Consumption 262W 298W
AC Adapter Input Voltage Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (network Standby) Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Operational Conditions Optoma HD26 Sony VPL-DX147
Operating Altitude Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H) Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Optoma HD26 Sony VPL-DX147
Weight 2.5kg
BEST
2.6kg
Height 114mm 75mm
Depth 224mm 230.5mm
Width 315mm 315mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Optoma HD26 Sony VPL-DX147
Cables Included
AC
 AC
AC
 AC
 
 
 
Technical Details Optoma HD26 Sony VPL-DX147
Contrast Ratio
25000:1
 25000:1
25000:1
 25000:1

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