Panasonic PT-CW331 vs Sony VPL-FHZ700L
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Panasonic PT-CW331vsSony VPL-FHZ700L

Panasonic PT-CW331

70

Overall Score

70

Overall Score

Panasonic PT-CW331

$1,702.95
Our Verdict:
A good spec but only average value for money moderate noise level 1280 x 800 resolution data projector, with average running costs
64
Value for Money
Good
78
Features
Good Features
65
Running Costs
$100 Over 5 Years
70
Overall Score
Very Good
37dB 1280 X 800 8000:1 Yes Aug 2013
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 37dB
Projector Native Resolution 1280 X 800
Contrast Ratio 8000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Aug 2013
Sony VPL-FHZ700L

68

Overall Score

68

Overall Score

Sony VPL-FHZ700L

$15,750.00
Our Verdict:
A good spec but only middle of the road value for money moderate noise level WUXGA data projector, with average running costs
56
Value for Money
Average
77
Features
Good Features
68
Running Costs
$81 Over 5 Years
68
Overall Score
Good
33dB 1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) 8000:1 No Jun 2014
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 33dB
Projector Native Resolution 1920 X 1200 (WUXGA)
Contrast Ratio 8000:1
3D No
Release Date Jun 2014
Panasonic PT-CW331

70

Overall Score

70

Overall Score

Panasonic PT-CW331

$1,702.95
Our Verdict:
A good spec but only average value for money moderate noise level 1280 x 800 resolution data projector, with average running costs
64
Value for Money
Good
78
Features
Good Features
65
Running Costs
$100 Over 5 Years
70
Overall Score
Very Good
37dB 1280 X 800 8000:1 Yes Aug 2013
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 37dB
Projector Native Resolution 1280 X 800
Contrast Ratio 8000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Aug 2013
Sony VPL-FHZ700L

68

Overall Score

68

Overall Score

Sony VPL-FHZ700L

$15,750.00
Our Verdict:
A good spec but only middle of the road value for money moderate noise level WUXGA data projector, with average running costs
56
Value for Money
Average
77
Features
Good Features
68
Running Costs
$81 Over 5 Years
68
Overall Score
Good
33dB 1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) 8000:1 No Jun 2014
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 33dB
Projector Native Resolution 1920 X 1200 (WUXGA)
Contrast Ratio 8000:1
3D No
Release Date Jun 2014

Top Prices

Panasonic PT-CW331 Sony VPL-FHZ700L
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Reasons For

Panasonic PT-CW331 Sony VPL-FHZ700L
3 Reasons For
3D
The Panasonic PT-CW331 supports 3D, whereas the Sony VPL-FHZ700L does not.

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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Built-In Speaker
The Panasonic PT-CW331 has a built-in speaker, however the Sony VPL-FHZ700L does not have a built-in speaker.

A projector with built in speakers is able to play sound as well as display images.

Built in speakers mean that you don't need a separate amplifier to play sound with the projector image.

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$14,047 Cheaper
The Panasonic PT-CW331 costs $1,702.95, whereas the Sony VPL-FHZ700L is $15,750.00.
6 Reasons For
Quieter Noise Level
The Sony VPL-FHZ700L is a 33dB projector. That's 4dB quieter than the Panasonic PT-CW331 (37dB).

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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Hugely Brighter Projector Brightness
Sony VPL-FHZ700L is 7,000 ANSI lumens brightness, but the Panasonic PT-CW331 is only a 3,100 ANSI lumens brightness projector (3,900 ANSI lumens dimmer).

This is how bright the bulb in the projector is, measured in 'lumens'.

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

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Full HD
The Sony VPL-FHZ700L supports full HD, however the Panasonic PT-CW331 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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DVI Port
The Sony VPL-FHZ700L has a DVI port, but the Panasonic PT-CW331 does not have a DVI port.

This indicates whether the projector has a DVI port to allow it to connect to computers and DVD players.

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$22 Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
Over five years the Sony VPL-FHZ700L only costs $82 to run whereas the Panasonic PT-CW331 costs $104 to run (27% more).
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Better Brand
Sony projectors have an average rating of 88.9%, however Panasonic has an average rating of 73.6%.

Reasons Against

Date Released

Panasonic PT-CW331 Sony VPL-FHZ700L
54 months old 44 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.

Projector Brightness

This is how bright the bulb in the projector is, measured in 'lumens'.

A brighter 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.

Panasonic PT-CW331 Sony VPL-FHZ700L
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.

Panasonic PT-CW331 Sony VPL-FHZ700L
Best
No
Yes

Built-in Speaker

A projector with built in speakers is able to play sound as well as display images.

Built in speakers mean that you don't need a separate amplifier to play sound with the projector image.

Panasonic PT-CW331 Sony VPL-FHZ700L
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.
Panasonic PT-CW331
Panasonic
PT-CW331
16 trees 0.61 tonnes CO2
Sony VPL-FHZ700L
Sony
VPL-FHZ700L
12 trees 0.48 tonnes CO2 (Best)

Specification

 
 
 
Performance Panasonic PT-CW331 Sony VPL-FHZ700L
Noise Level 37dB 33dB
BEST
Noise Level (economic Mode) 33dB Unknown - Click to provide data
Heat Dissipation Unknown - Click to provide data 1,696BTU/h
Dot Clock Scanning Frequency 162MHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
 
 
 
Projector Panasonic PT-CW331 Sony VPL-FHZ700L
Projector Native Resolution
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
Contrast Ratio
8000:1
 8000:1
8000:1
 8000:1
Projector Brightness 3,100 ANSI Lumens 7,000 ANSI Lumens
BEST
Keystone Correction, Horizontal Unknown - Click to provide data
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size 0.65" 0.95"
BEST
Uniformity 80% Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Vertical Synchronization Unknown - Click to provide data 47kHz
Maximum Horizontal Synchronization Unknown - Click to provide data 93kHz
Maximum Vertical Synchronization Unknown - Click to provide data 93kHz
Minimum Horizontal Synchronization Unknown - Click to provide data 14kHz
Screen Size Compatibility
 
 
 
Lamps Panasonic PT-CW331 Sony VPL-FHZ700L
Lamp 1lamp(s) 1lamp(s)
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode) 4,000h Unknown - Click to provide data
Bulb Power 280W Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Lens System Panasonic PT-CW331 Sony VPL-FHZ700L
Aperture Range (F-F) Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F) Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Video Panasonic PT-CW331 Sony VPL-FHZ700L
Supported Graphics Resolutions
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+) 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+)
1440 x 900 (WXGA+) 1440 x 900
1366 х 768 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
1280 x 800 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
832 x 624 720 x 576
720 x 480 640 x 480 (VGA)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+)
 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+)
 1440 x 900 (WXGA+)
 1440 x 900
 1366 х 768
 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800
 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
 832 x 624
 720 x 576
 720 x 480
 640 x 480 (VGA)
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+) 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+)
1440 x 900 (WXGA+) 1440 x 900
1366 х 768 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
1280 x 800 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
832 x 624 720 x 576
720 x 480 640 x 480 (VGA)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+)
 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+)
 1440 x 900 (WXGA+)
 1440 x 900
 1366 х 768
 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800
 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
 832 x 624
 720 x 576
 720 x 480
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Panasonic PT-CW331 Sony VPL-FHZ700L
RS-232 Port 1 1
BNC Input Port Unknown - Click to provide data 1
S-Video Inputs 1 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Headphone Outputs 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port 1 1
HDMI Port 1 1
VGA (D-Sub) Port 3
BEST
2
 
 
 
Storage Panasonic PT-CW331 Sony VPL-FHZ700L
Optical Disc Player Type
Not included
 Not included
Not included
 Not included
 
 
 
Multimedia Panasonic PT-CW331 Sony VPL-FHZ700L
RMS Rated Power 10W Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Speaker 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Power Panasonic PT-CW331 Sony VPL-FHZ700L
Power Consumption (standby) 6W 0.5W
BEST
Power Consumption (typical) 340W
BEST
404W
Maximum Power Consumption Unknown - Click to provide data 497W
AC Adapter Input Voltage Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Operational Conditions Panasonic PT-CW331 Sony VPL-FHZ700L
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 Panasonic PT-CW331 Sony VPL-FHZ700L
Weight 7.8kg 22kg
BEST
Height 250mm 204mm
Depth 367mm 545mm
Width 357mm 530mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Panasonic PT-CW331 Sony VPL-FHZ700L
Cables Included
USB VGA
AC
 USB
 VGA
 AC
USB VGA
AC
 USB
 VGA
 AC

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