Sony VPLHW45ES vs Optoma HD29Darbee review

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Sony VPLHW45ES
vs
Optoma HD29Darbee

The Sony VPLHW45ES vs Optoma HD29Darbee comparison proves that these projectors have many common features. Based on our rating, VPLHW45ES has a total rating of 7.3 out of 10 versus 7 for HD29Darbee.

Advantages Sony VPLHW45ES over Optoma HD29Darbee

  • Bigger projection screen size: 40-300 inch vs 30-300 inch

Advantages Optoma HD29Darbee over Sony VPLHW45ES

  • Better brightness: 3200 vs 1800 lumens
  • Lower noise level, 29 dB vs 35 dB
  • Lower power consumption, 264 W vs 310 W
  • Longer lamp life (normal mode): 5000 vs 4000 hours
  • Integrated speakers

Common features and specifications

  • 3D support
  • Equal HDMI connectors quantity: 2
  • Equal USB ports quantity: 1

Projectors comparison chart

Overall
Sony VPLHW45ES
7.3
Optoma HD29Darbee
7
6
6
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Common

Product

Sony VPLHW45ES
Optoma HD29Darbee

Model

VPLHW45ES
HD29Darbee

Brand

Sony
Optoma

Reviews

92
342

Resolution

Native resolution

1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080

Max resolution (resized)

1920 x 1080
1920 x 1200

Resolution abbreviation

Full HD
WUXGA

Properties

Projection screen size, inch

40-300
30-300

Projection distance, m/ft

2.4 - 9.6/6.5 - 29.5
1 - 10.8/3.2 - 32.8

Aspect ratio

16:9
16:9

Brightness, lumens

1800
3200

Contrast ratio

120000:1
30000:1

Throw ratio range

1.36:1 - 2.16:1
1.48:1 - 1.62:1

Color reproduction

1.07 billion
1.07 billion

Projection system

SXRD
DLP

Noise level, dBA

35
29

Power consumption, W

310
264

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
has not

Lamp

Lamp type, W

225
190

Lamp life (normal mode), hours

4000
5000

Lamp life (eco mode), hours

6000
10000

Connectivity

HDMI

2
2

VGA input

1
0

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
0

12V trigger

0
1

USB

1
1

USB (service)

0
0

Audio

Integrated speakers

Speaker power, W

has not
10

Sound type

has not
stereo

Lens

F-number

2.0 - 3.17
2.5 - 2.67

Focal length, mm

22.5 - 47.2
21.09.2024

Lens shift, %

vertical +/- 71, horizontal +/- 25

Zoom ratio

1.6x
1.1x

Settings

Keystone adjustment vertical, +- degrees

40
40

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
29.7 x 9.6 x 23.1/11.7 x 3.8 x 9.1

Weight, kg/pounds

9.07/20.1
2.4/5.5
Sony VPLHW45ES
Optoma HD29Darbee
Sony VPLHW45ES
Optoma HD29Darbee

Projectors SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.3
  • 7
  • 7.3Sony VPLHW45ES
  • 7Optoma HD29Darbee

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