Epson Home Cinema 3500 vs Optoma HD243X review

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Epson Home Cinema 3500
vs
Optoma HD243X

We had a chance to test and compare two models: Epson Home Cinema 3500 vs Optoma HD243X and this review should help people who are looking for a good projector. Based on our rating, both projectors have the same overall rating of 7.3.

Advantages Epson Home Cinema 3500 over Optoma HD243X

  • Bigger projection screen size: 30-300 inch vs 28-301 inch
  • Stereo sound vs mono from integrated speakers

Advantages Optoma HD243X over Epson Home Cinema 3500

  • Better brightness: 3300 vs 2500 lumens
  • Lower noise level, 27 dB vs 35 dB
  • Lower power consumption, 300 W vs 385 W

Common features and specifications

  • 3D support
  • Equal lamp life (normal mode): 3500 hours
  • Equal HDMI connectors quantity: 2
  • Equal USB ports quantity: 1
  • Integrated speakers

Projectors comparison chart

Overall
Epson Home Cinema 3500
7.3
Optoma HD243X
7.3
6
7
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Common

Product

Epson Home Cinema 3500
Optoma HD243X

Model

Home Cinema 3500
HD243X

Brand

Epson
Optoma

Reviews

111
1665

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

30-300
28-301

Projection distance, m/ft

1.4 - 11.5/3.2 - 36
0.9 - 7.7/3.2 - 35.3

Aspect ratio

16:9
16:9

Brightness, lumens

2500
3300

Contrast ratio

70000:1
24000:1

Throw ratio range

1.32:1 - 2.15:1
1.47:1 - 1.62:1

Color reproduction

1.07 billion

Projection system

3LCD
DLP

Noise level, dBA

35
27

Power consumption, W

385
300

Features

Remote control

HDR

3D

Security

kensington lock, password protection

Projection method

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

Wireless connection

Additional features

has not
DLP

Lamp

Lamp type, W

250
240

Lamp life (normal mode), hours

3500
3500

Lamp life (eco mode), hours

5000
12000

Connectivity

HDMI

2
2

VGA input

1
0

Composite video input (RCA)

1
0

Audio input (RCA)

1
0

Audio input (3.5mm)

0
0

Audio output (3.5mm)

1
1

SPDIF (optical)

0
0

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

MHL

RS-232

1
0

12V trigger

1
1

USB

1
1

USB (service)

1
0

Audio

Integrated speakers

Speaker power, W

10
10

Sound type

stereo
mono

Lens

F-number

1.51 - 1.99
2.1-2.31

Focal length, mm

18.2 - 29.2
15.59-17.14

Lens shift, %

vertical +/- 60, horizontal +/- 24

Zoom ratio

1.6x
1.1x

Settings

Keystone adjustment vertical, +- degrees

30
40

Keystone adjustment horizontal, +- degrees

30

Operating temperature

Min, C/F

5/41
5/41

Max, C/F

35/95
40/104

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, сm/inches

32 x 16.2 x 40.8/12.6 x 6.4 x 16.1
31.7 x 10.6 x 24.6/12.5 x 4.2 x 9.7

Weight, kg/pounds

4.3/9.52
3/6.8
Epson Home Cinema 3500
Optoma HD243X
Epson Home Cinema 3500
Optoma HD243X

Projectors SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 7.3Epson Home Cinema 3500
  • 7.3Optoma HD243X

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