Sony VPLHW45ES vs Epson Home Cinema 3020 review

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Sony VPLHW45ES
vs
Epson Home Cinema 3020

The present review is aimed to compare two projectors - Sony VPLHW45ES vs Epson Home Cinema 3020 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema lovers. Based on our rating, VPLHW45ES has a total rating of 7.3 out of 10 versus 7 for Home Cinema 3020.

Advantages Sony VPLHW45ES over Epson Home Cinema 3020

  • Bigger projection screen size: 40-300 inch vs 30-300 inch
  • Lower power consumption, 310 W vs 372 W

Advantages Epson Home Cinema 3020 over Sony VPLHW45ES

  • Better brightness: 2300 vs 1800 lumens
  • Lower noise level, 32 dB vs 35 dB
  • Integrated speakers

Common features and specifications

  • 3D support
  • Equal lamp life (normal mode): 4000 hours
  • Equal HDMI connectors quantity: 2
  • Equal USB ports quantity: 1

Projectors comparison chart

Overall
Sony VPLHW45ES
7.3
Epson Home Cinema 3020
7
6
6
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Common

Product

Sony VPLHW45ES
Epson Home Cinema 3020

Model

VPLHW45ES
Home Cinema 3020

Brand

Sony
Epson

Reviews

92
193

Resolution

Native resolution

1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080

Max resolution (resized)

1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080

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
1.4 - 11.8/3.2 - 36

Aspect ratio

16:9
16:9

Brightness, lumens

1800
2300

Contrast ratio

120000:1
40000:1

Throw ratio range

1.36:1 - 2.16:1
1.32:1 - 2.15:1

Color reproduction

1.07 billion
1.07 billion

Projection system

SXRD
3LCD

Noise level, dBA

35
32

Power consumption, W

310
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

225
230

Lamp life (normal mode), hours

4000
4000

Lamp life (eco mode), hours

6000
5000

Connectivity

HDMI

2
2

VGA input

1
1

Composite video input (RCA)

1
1

Audio input (RCA)

1
2

Audio input (3.5mm)

0
0

Audio output (3.5mm)

1
0

SPDIF (optical)

0
0

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

MHL

RS-232

1
1

12V trigger

0
0

USB

1
1

USB (service)

0
1

Audio

Integrated speakers

Speaker power, W

has not
10

Sound type

has not
stereo

Lens

F-number

2.0 - 3.17
1.51 - 1.99

Focal length, mm

22.5 - 47.2
18.2 - 29.2

Lens shift, %

vertical +/- 71, horizontal +/- 25

Zoom ratio

1.6x
1.6x

Settings

Keystone adjustment vertical, +- degrees

40
30

Keystone adjustment horizontal, +- degrees

30

Operating temperature

Min, C/F

5/41
5/41

Max, C/F

40/104
35/95

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
42.1 x 13.9 x 36.5/16.6 x 5.5 x 14.4

Weight, kg/pounds

9.07/20.1
6/13.3
Sony VPLHW45ES
Epson Home Cinema 3020
Sony VPLHW45ES
Epson Home Cinema 3020

Projectors SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.3
  • 7
  • 7.3Sony VPLHW45ES
  • 7Epson Home Cinema 3020

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

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