ViewSonic PA503S vs Epson Home Cinema 3020 review

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ViewSonic PA503S
vs
Epson Home Cinema 3020

The present review is aimed to compare two projectors - ViewSonic PA503S vs Epson Home Cinema 3020 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema lovers. Based on our rating, PA503S has a total rating of 5.6 out of 10 versus 7 for Home Cinema 3020.

Advantages ViewSonic PA503S over Epson Home Cinema 3020

  • Better brightness: 3600 vs 2300 lumens
  • Lower power consumption, 260 W vs 372 W
  • Longer lamp life (normal mode): 5000 vs 4000 hours

Advantages Epson Home Cinema 3020 over ViewSonic PA503S

  • Lower noise level, 32 dB vs 34 dB
  • 3D support
  • More HDMI connectors: 2 vs 1
  • Stereo sound vs mono from integrated speakers

Common features and specifications

  • Equal projection screen size: 30-300 inch
  • Equal USB ports quantity: 1
  • Integrated speakers

Projectors comparison chart

Overall
ViewSonic PA503S
5.6
Epson Home Cinema 3020
7
4
6
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Common

Product

ViewSonic PA503S
Epson Home Cinema 3020

Model

PA503S
Home Cinema 3020

Brand

ViewSonic
Epson

Reviews

1649
193

Resolution

Native resolution

800 x 600
1920 x 1080

Max resolution (resized)

1920 x 1200
1920 x 1080

Resolution abbreviation

SVGA
Full HD

Properties

Projection screen size, inch

30-300
30-300

Projection distance, m/ft

1.1 - 13.1/3.9 - 43
1.4 - 11.8/3.2 - 36

Aspect ratio

4:3
16:9

Brightness, lumens

3600
2300

Contrast ratio

22000:1
40000:1

Throw ratio range

1.96:1 - 2.15:1
1.32:1 - 2.15:1

Color reproduction

1.07 billion
1.07 billion

Projection system

DLP
3LCD

Noise level, dBA

34
32

Power consumption, W

260
372

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

190
230

Lamp life (normal mode), hours

5000
4000

Lamp life (eco mode), hours

15000
5000

Connectivity

HDMI

1
2

VGA input

2
1

Composite video input (RCA)

1
1

Audio input (RCA)

1
2

Audio input (3.5mm)

1
0

Audio output (3.5mm)

1
0

SPDIF (optical)

0
0

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

MHL

RS-232

1
1

12V trigger

0
0

USB

1
1

USB (service)

0
1

Audio

Integrated speakers

Speaker power, W

2
10

Sound type

mono
stereo

Lens

F-number

1.51 - 1.99

Focal length, mm

18.2 - 29.2

Lens shift, %

vertical +/- 40

Zoom ratio

1.1x
1.6x

Settings

Keystone adjustment vertical, +- degrees

40
30

Keystone adjustment horizontal, +- degrees

30

Operating temperature

Min, C/F

0/32
5/41

Max, C/F

40/104
35/95

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, сm/inches

29.4 x 10.9 x 21.8/11.6 x 4.3 x 8.6
42.1 x 13.9 x 36.5/16.6 x 5.5 x 14.4

Weight, kg/pounds

2.54/5.6
6/13.3
ViewSonic PA503S
Epson Home Cinema 3020
ViewSonic PA503S
Epson Home Cinema 3020

Projectors SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.6
  • 7
  • 5.6ViewSonic PA503S
  • 7Epson Home Cinema 3020

The Epson Home Cinema 3020 is better home theater projector in this comparison. Check Epson Home Cinema 3020 price

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