BenQ HT3050 vs Sony VPLHW45ES review

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Rating 5 5

BenQ HT3050 vs Sony VPLHW45ES comparison chart

Overall
BenQ HT3050
7.3
Sony VPLHW45ES
7.3
7
6

BenQ HT3050 vs Sony VPLHW45ES review

BenQ HT3050
vs
Sony VPLHW45ES

We had a chance to test and compare two models: BenQ HT3050 vs Sony VPLHW45ES 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 BenQ HT3050 over Sony VPLHW45ES

  • Better brightness: 2000 vs 1800 lumens
  • Lower noise level, 29 dB vs 35 dB
  • Integrated speakers

Advantages Sony VPLHW45ES over BenQ HT3050

  • Bigger projection screen size: 40-300 inch vs 60-180 inch
  • Lower power consumption, 310 W vs 330 W
  • Longer lamp life (normal mode): 4000 vs 3500 hours

Common features and specifications

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

BenQ HT3050
Sony VPLHW45ES

Model

HT3050
VPLHW45ES

Brand

BenQ
Sony

Reviews

209
92

Resolution

Native resolution

1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080

Max resolution (resized)

1920 x 1200
1920 x 1080

Resolution abbreviation

Full HD
Full HD

Properties

Projection screen size, inch

60-180
40-300

Projection distance, m/ft

1.5 - 5.9/3.2 - 16.4
2.4 - 9.6/6.5 - 29.5

Aspect ratio

16:9
16:9

Brightness, lumens

2000
1800

Contrast ratio

15000:1
120000:1

Throw ratio range

1.15:1 - 1.5:1
1.36:1 - 2.16:1

Color reproduction

1.07 billion
1.07 billion

Projection system

DLP
SXRD

Noise level, dBA

29
35

Power consumption, W

330
310

Features

Remote control

HDR

3D

Security

password protection
password protection

Projection method

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

Wireless connection

optional

Additional features

has not
has not

Lamp

Lamp type, W

240
225

Lamp life (normal mode), hours

3500
4000

Lamp life (eco mode), hours

5000
6000

Connectivity

HDMI

2
2

VGA input

1
1

Composite video input (RCA)

1
1

Audio input (RCA)

1
1

Audio input (3.5mm)

0
0

Audio output (3.5mm)

1
1

SPDIF (optical)

0
0

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

MHL

RS-232

1
1

12V trigger

1
0

USB

1
1

USB (service)

1
0

Audio

Integrated speakers

Speaker power, W

10
has not

Sound type

stereo
has not

Lens

F-number

2.59 - 2.87
2.0 - 3.17

Focal length, mm

16.88 - 21.8
22.5 - 47.2

Lens shift, %

vertical +/- 10
vertical +/- 71, horizontal +/- 25

Zoom ratio

1.3x
1.6x

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

38.5 x 12.7 x 27/14.98 x 4.79 x 10.91
40.6 x 17.7 x 46.2/16 x 7 x 18.2

Weight, kg/pounds

3.6/8.1
9.07/20.1

Other

Release year

2015
2016
BenQ HT3050
Sony VPLHW45ES
BenQ HT3050
Sony VPLHW45ES

Projectors SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 7.3BenQ HT3050
  • 7.3Sony VPLHW45ES

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