Epson Home Cinema 3500 vs Optoma HD26 review

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Epson Home Cinema 3500
vs
Optoma HD26

If you have already decided that you want to buy a new projector, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the Epson Home Cinema 3500 vs Optoma HD26 comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. Based on our rating, Home Cinema 3500 has a total rating of 7.3 out of 10 versus 6.6 for HD26.

Advantages Epson Home Cinema 3500 over Optoma HD26

  • Stereo sound vs mono from integrated speakers

Advantages Optoma HD26 over Epson Home Cinema 3500

  • Bigger projection screen size: 37-307 inch vs 30-300 inch
  • Better brightness: 3200 vs 2500 lumens
  • Lower noise level, 26 dB vs 35 dB
  • Lower power consumption, 262 W vs 385 W
  • Longer lamp life (normal mode): 5000 vs 3500 hours

Common features and specifications

  • 3D support
  • Equal HDMI connectors quantity: 2
  • Integrated speakers

Projectors comparison chart

Overall
Epson Home Cinema 3500
7.3
Optoma HD26
6.6
6
6
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Common

Product

Epson Home Cinema 3500
Optoma HD26

Model

Home Cinema 3500
HD26

Brand

Epson
Optoma

Reviews

111
693

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
37-307

Projection distance, m/ft

1.4 - 11.5/3.2 - 36
1 - 11/3.2 - 36

Aspect ratio

16:9
16:9

Brightness, lumens

2500
3200

Contrast ratio

70000:1
23000:1

Throw ratio range

1.32:1 - 2.15:1
1.48:1 - 1.62:1

Color reproduction

1.07 billion
1.07 billion

Projection system

3LCD
DLP

Noise level, dBA

35
26

Power consumption, W

385
262

Features

Remote control

HDR

3D

Security

kensington lock, 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

250
190

Lamp life (normal mode), hours

3500
5000

Lamp life (eco mode), hours

5000
6500

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
0

USB (service)

1
1

Audio

Integrated speakers

Speaker power, W

10
10

Sound type

stereo
mono

Lens

F-number

1.51 - 1.99
2.5 - 2.67

Focal length, mm

18.2 - 29.2
21.9 - 24

Lens shift, %

vertical +/- 60, horizontal +/- 24
vertical +/- 40

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
45/113

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 x 10 x 22/12.2 x 3.9 x 8.6

Weight, kg/pounds

4.3/9.52
2.5/4.4
Epson Home Cinema 3500
Optoma HD26
Epson Home Cinema 3500
Optoma HD26

Projectors SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.3
  • 6.6
  • 7.3Epson Home Cinema 3500
  • 6.6Optoma HD26

The Epson Home Cinema 3500 is better home theater projector in this comparison. Check Epson Home Cinema 3500 price

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