Sony VPLHW45ES vs Optoma EH500 review

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Rating 5 5
Sony VPLHW45ES
vs
Optoma EH500

The present review is aimed to compare two projectors - Sony VPLHW45ES vs Optoma EH500 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema lovers. Based on our rating, both projectors have the same overall rating of 7.3.

Advantages Sony VPLHW45ES over Optoma EH500

  • Bigger projection screen size: 40-300 inch vs 30-300 inch
  • Lower power consumption, 310 W vs 380 W
  • Longer lamp life (normal mode): 4000 vs 2500 hours

Advantages Optoma EH500 over Sony VPLHW45ES

  • Better brightness: 4700 vs 1800 lumens
  • Lower noise level, 26 dB vs 35 dB
  • Integrated speakers

Common features and specifications

  • 3D support
  • Equal HDMI connectors quantity: 2

Projectors comparison chart

Overall
Sony VPLHW45ES
7.3
Optoma EH500
7.3
6
7
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Common

Product

Sony VPLHW45ES
Optoma EH500

Model

VPLHW45ES
EH500

Brand

Sony
Optoma

Reviews

92
85

Resolution

Native resolution

1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080

Max resolution (resized)

1920 x 1080
1920 x 1200

Resolution abbreviation

Full HD
Full HD

Properties

Projection screen size, inch

40-300
30-300

Projection distance, m/ft

2.4 - 9.6/6.5 - 29.5
1.1 - 11/3.2 - 36

Aspect ratio

16:9
16:9

Brightness, lumens

1800
4700

Contrast ratio

120000:1
10000:1

Throw ratio range

1.36:1 - 2.16:1
1.59:1 - 1.91:1

Color reproduction

1.07 billion
1.07 billion

Projection system

SXRD
DLP

Noise level, dBA

35
26

Power consumption, W

310
380

Features

Remote control

HDR

3D

Security

password protection
kensington lock, password protection

Projection method

front, rear, ceiling mount, tabletop
front, rear, ceiling mount, tabletop

Wireless connection

Additional features

has not
Crestron Roomview

Lamp

Lamp type, W

225
310

Lamp life (normal mode), hours

4000
2500

Lamp life (eco mode), hours

6000
3000

Connectivity

HDMI

2
2

VGA input

1
2

Composite video input (RCA)

1
1

Audio input (RCA)

1
1

Audio input (3.5mm)

0
0

Audio output (3.5mm)

1
1

SPDIF (optical)

0
0

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

MHL

RS-232

1
1

12V trigger

0
1

USB

1
0

USB (service)

0
1

Audio

Integrated speakers

Speaker power, W

has not
3

Sound type

has not
mono

Lens

F-number

2.0 - 3.17
2.5 - 2.76

Focal length, mm

22.5 - 47.2
23.5 - 28.2

Lens shift, %

vertical +/- 71, horizontal +/- 25

Zoom ratio

1.6x
1.2x

Settings

Keystone adjustment vertical, +- degrees

40
15

Keystone adjustment horizontal, +- degrees

Operating temperature

Min, C/F

5/41
5/41

Max, C/F

40/104
40/104

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, сm/inches

40.6 x 17.7 x 46.2/16 x 7 x 18.2
32.5 x 10.9 x 25.9/12.8 x 4.3 x 10.2

Weight, kg/pounds

9.07/20.1
3.8/8.5
Sony VPLHW45ES
Optoma EH500
Sony VPLHW45ES
Optoma EH500

Projectors SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 7.3Sony VPLHW45ES
  • 7.3Optoma EH500

The Sony VPLHW45ES is better home theater projector in this comparison. Check Sony VPLHW45ES price