Panasonic PT-DZ870 vs Sony VPL-HW40ES
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Panasonic PT-DZ870

67

Overall Score

67

Overall Score

Panasonic PT-DZ870

$10,797.95
$1,451.05
Our Verdict:
A good spec but only middle of the road value for money moderate noise level WUXGA multimedia projector, with satisfactory running costs
56
Value for Money
Average
77
Features
Good Features
61
Running Costs
$220 Over 5 Years
67
Overall Score
Good
40dB 1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) 10000:1 Yes Aug 2013
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 40dB
Projector Native Resolution 1920 X 1200 (WUXGA)
Contrast Ratio 10000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Aug 2013
Sony VPL-HW40ES

77

Overall Score

77

Overall Score

Sony VPL-HW40ES

$1,589.99
Our Verdict:
An amazingly quiet and astonishingly high contrast ratio 1080p 3D projector, with good features but representing only moderate value for money
97
Reviews
325 Reviews + 12 Awards
67
Value for Money
Good
79
Features
Good Features
80
Running Costs
$60 Over 5 Years
77
Overall Score
Very Good
21dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 120000:1 Yes Mar 2014
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 21dB
Projector Native Resolution 1920 X 1080 (1080p)
Contrast Ratio 120000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Mar 2014
Panasonic PT-DZ870

67

Overall Score

67

Overall Score

Panasonic PT-DZ870

$10,797.95
$1,451.05
Our Verdict:
A good spec but only middle of the road value for money moderate noise level WUXGA multimedia projector, with satisfactory running costs
56
Value for Money
Average
77
Features
Good Features
61
Running Costs
$220 Over 5 Years
67
Overall Score
Good
40dB 1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) 10000:1 Yes Aug 2013
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 40dB
Projector Native Resolution 1920 X 1200 (WUXGA)
Contrast Ratio 10000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Aug 2013
Sony VPL-HW40ES

77

Overall Score

77

Overall Score

Sony VPL-HW40ES

$1,589.99
Our Verdict:
An amazingly quiet and astonishingly high contrast ratio 1080p 3D projector, with good features but representing only moderate value for money
97
Reviews
325 Reviews + 12 Awards
67
Value for Money
Good
79
Features
Good Features
80
Running Costs
$60 Over 5 Years
77
Overall Score
Very Good
21dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 120000:1 Yes Mar 2014
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 21dB
Projector Native Resolution 1920 X 1080 (1080p)
Contrast Ratio 120000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Mar 2014

Top Prices

Panasonic PT-DZ870 Sony VPL-HW40ES
Amazon US
Panasonic PT-DZ870UK 8500 Lumens WUXGA 10000:1 1-Chip DLP Projector
$10,797.95
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$12,249.00
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$12,249.00
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$12,249.00
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$12,249.00
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Panasonic BTS PT-DZ870UW 8500 Lumens 1-Chip DLP Projector
$12,449.00
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Panasonic BTS PT-DZ870UK 8500 Lumens 1-Chip DLP Projector
$12,449.00
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Panasonic PT-DZ870UK 8500 Lumens 1-Chip DLP Projector
$12,449.00
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$12,449.00
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Panasonic PT-DZ870UW WUXGA 1-Chip DLP Projector, 1920x1200, 8500 Lumens, White
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$12,449.00
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$14,699.00
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Sony VPL-HW40ES VPLHW40ES Full HD SXRD Home Theater ES Projector (Brand new, unopened) - on
$1,589.99
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$1,598.99
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Sony VPLHW40ES 1080p 3D SXRD Home Theater/Gaming Projector
$1,599.00
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Sony VPL-HW40ES Full HD 3D SXRD Home Theater Projector (Brand new, unopened) - on
$1,599.95
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Sony VPL-HW40ES Full HD 3D Home Cinema Projector with SXRD Panels (Brand new, unopened)
$2,414.99
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Reasons For

Panasonic PT-DZ870 Sony VPL-HW40ES
3 Reasons For
Brighter Projector Brightness
The Panasonic PT-DZ870 has a projector brightness of 8,500 ANSI lumens. That's 6,800 ANSI lumens brighter than the Sony VPL-HW40ES (1,700 ANSI lumens).

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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Bigger Bulb Power
Panasonic PT-DZ870 is 840W lamp power. That's 640W bigger than the Sony VPL-HW40ES (200W).

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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DVI Port
The Panasonic PT-DZ870 has a DVI port, however the Sony VPL-HW40ES 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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5 Reasons For
91% Quieter Noise Level
The Sony VPL-HW40ES is a 21dB projector. That's 19dB quieter than the Panasonic PT-DZ870 (40dB).

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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Cheaper by $9,208
The Sony VPL-HW40ES costs $9,207.96 less than the Panasonic PT-DZ870.
More Shops Are Selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this projector.
72% Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
Over five years the Sony VPL-HW40ES only costs $61 to run but the Panasonic PT-DZ870 costs $219 to run (260% more).
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Better Brand
Sony projectors have an average rating of 88.9%, whereas Panasonic has an average rating of 73.6%.

Reasons Against

Reviews & Awards

Awards

Panasonic PT-DZ870 Sony VPL-HW40ES
No awards found
12 Awards
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Average Expert Rating

Panasonic PT-DZ870 Sony VPL-HW40ES
No reviews found
Best
5 stars
12 reviews
4 stars
3 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

Panasonic PT-DZ870 Sony VPL-HW40ES
No reviews found
Best
5 stars
195 reviews
4 stars
47 reviews
3 stars
17 reviews
2 stars
4 reviews
1 star
8 reviews

Average Brand Rating

Sony has a better average brand rating than Panasonic. The average brand rating for Sony is 88.86% based on 911 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Panasonic is 73.62% based on 115 reviews.
Panasonic PT-DZ870 Sony VPL-HW40ES
Panasonic

74

74

Based on 115 reviews
Sony

89

89

Based on 911 reviews

Date Released

Panasonic PT-DZ870 Sony VPL-HW40ES
54 months old 47 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.

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.

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-DZ870
Panasonic
PT-DZ870
33 trees 1.3 tonnes CO2
Sony VPL-HW40ES
Sony
VPL-HW40ES
9 trees 0.36 tonnes CO2 (Best)

Specification

 
 
 
Performance Panasonic PT-DZ870 Sony VPL-HW40ES
Noise Level 40dB 21dB
BEST
Noise Level (economic Mode) 35dB Unknown - Click to provide data
Heat Dissipation 3,516BTU/h Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Projector Panasonic PT-DZ870 Sony VPL-HW40ES
Projector Native Resolution
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
Contrast Ratio
120000:1
 120000:1
120000:1
 120000:1
Projector Brightness 8,500 ANSI Lumens
BEST
1,700 ANSI Lumens
Keystone Correction, Horizontal Unknown - Click to provide data
Keystone Correction, Vertical Unknown - Click to provide data
Matrix Size 0.67"
BEST
0.63"
Uniformity 90% Unknown - Click to provide data
Zoom Ratio
1.6:1
 1.6:1
1.6:1
 1.6:1
Projection Distance Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Size Compatibility
 
 
 
Lamps Panasonic PT-DZ870 Sony VPL-HW40ES
Lamp 2lamp(s) Unknown - Click to provide data
Bulb Power 840W
BEST
200W
 
 
 
Lens System Panasonic PT-DZ870 Sony VPL-HW40ES
Vertical Lens Shift Range Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Lens Shift Range 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 Panasonic PT-DZ870 Sony VPL-HW40ES
Supported Graphics Resolutions
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Panasonic PT-DZ870 Sony VPL-HW40ES
RS-232 Port 1 1
BNC Input Port 5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in 2
BEST
1
Composite Video in 1 1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port 1 1
HDMI Port 1 2
BEST
VGA (D-Sub) Port 1 1
 
 
 
Power Panasonic PT-DZ870 Sony VPL-HW40ES
Power Consumption (standby) 3W 0.4W
BEST
Power Consumption (typical) 1,030W
BEST
300W
Maximum Power Consumption Unknown - Click to provide data 300W
AC Adapter Input Voltage Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Operational Conditions Panasonic PT-DZ870 Sony VPL-HW40ES
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Panasonic PT-DZ870 Sony VPL-HW40ES
Weight 17.6kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Height 200mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Depth 556mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Width 498mm Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Packaging Content Panasonic PT-DZ870 Sony VPL-HW40ES
Cables Included
AC
 AC
AC
 AC
 
 
 
Other Features Panasonic PT-DZ870 Sony VPL-HW40ES
Weight (without Accesories) 17.6kg Unknown - Click to provide data

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