Sony VPLHW45ES vs Epson Home Cinema 5040UB review

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Sony VPLHW45ES
vs
Epson Home Cinema 5040UB

We would like to share our experience after comparing and testing two projectors – Sony VPLHW45ES vs Epson Home Cinema 5040UB. Based on our rating, both projectors have the same overall rating of 7.3.

Advantages Sony VPLHW45ES over Epson Home Cinema 5040UB

  • Lower power consumption, 310 W vs 373 W
  • Longer lamp life (normal mode): 4000 vs 3500 hours

Advantages Epson Home Cinema 5040UB over Sony VPLHW45ES

  • Bigger projection screen size: 50-300 inch vs 40-300 inch
  • Better brightness: 2500 vs 1800 lumens
  • Lower noise level, 32 dB vs 35 dB

Common features and specifications

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

Projectors comparison chart

Overall
Sony VPLHW45ES
7.3
Epson Home Cinema 5040UB
7.3
6
7
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Common

Product

Sony VPLHW45ES
Epson Home Cinema 5040UB

Model

VPLHW45ES
Home Cinema 5040UB

Brand

Sony
Epson

Reviews

92
242

Resolution

Native resolution

1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080

Max resolution (resized)

1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160

Resolution abbreviation

Full HD
Full HD

Properties

Projection screen size, inch

40-300
50-300

Projection distance, m/ft

2.4 - 9.6/6.5 - 29.5
1.5 - 18.9/3.2 - 59

Aspect ratio

16:9
16:9

Brightness, lumens

1800
2500

Contrast ratio

120000:1
1000000:1

Throw ratio range

1.36:1 - 2.16:1
1.35:1 - 2.84:1

Color reproduction

1.07 billion
1.07 billion

Projection system

SXRD
3LCD

Noise level, dBA

35
32

Power consumption, W

310
373

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
4K Enhancement

Lamp

Lamp type, W

225
250

Lamp life (normal mode), hours

4000
3500

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
0

Audio input (3.5mm)

0
0

Audio output (3.5mm)

1
1

SPDIF (optical)

0
0

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

MHL

RS-232

1
1

12V trigger

0
1

USB

1
1

USB (service)

0
1

Audio

Integrated speakers

Speaker power, W

has not
has not

Sound type

has not
has not

Lens

F-number

2.0 - 3.17
2.0 - 3.0

Focal length, mm

22.5 - 47.2
22.5 - 46.7

Lens shift, %

vertical +/- 71, horizontal +/- 25
vertical +/- 96, horizontal +/- 47

Zoom ratio

1.6x
2.1x

Settings

Keystone adjustment vertical, +- degrees

40
30

Keystone adjustment horizontal, +- degrees

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
52 x 19.3 x 44.9/20.5 x 7.6 x 17.7

Weight, kg/pounds

9.07/20.1
11/24.3
Sony VPLHW45ES
Epson Home Cinema 5040UB
Sony VPLHW45ES
Epson Home Cinema 5040UB

Projectors SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 7.3Sony VPLHW45ES
  • 7.3Epson Home Cinema 5040UB

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