ViewSonic PA503S vs Optoma HD26 review

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ViewSonic PA503S
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 ViewSonic PA503S vs Optoma HD26 comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. Based on our rating, PA503S has a total rating of 5.6 out of 10 versus 6.6 for HD26.

Advantages ViewSonic PA503S over Optoma HD26

  • Better brightness: 3600 vs 3200 lumens
  • Lower power consumption, 260 W vs 262 W

Advantages Optoma HD26 over ViewSonic PA503S

  • Bigger projection screen size: 37-307 inch vs 30-300 inch
  • Lower noise level, 26 dB vs 34 dB
  • 3D support
  • More HDMI connectors: 2 vs 1

Common features and specifications

  • Equal lamp life (normal mode): 5000 hours
  • Integrated speakers

Projectors comparison chart

Overall
ViewSonic PA503S
5.6
Optoma HD26
6.6
4
6
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Common

Product

ViewSonic PA503S
Optoma HD26

Model

PA503S
HD26

Brand

ViewSonic
Optoma

Reviews

1649
693

Resolution

Native resolution

800 x 600
1920 x 1080

Max resolution (resized)

1920 x 1200
1920 x 1200

Resolution abbreviation

SVGA
Full HD

Properties

Projection screen size, inch

30-300
37-307

Projection distance, m/ft

1.1 - 13.1/3.9 - 43
1 - 11/3.2 - 36

Aspect ratio

4:3
16:9

Brightness, lumens

3600
3200

Contrast ratio

22000:1
23000:1

Throw ratio range

1.96:1 - 2.15:1
1.48:1 - 1.62:1

Color reproduction

1.07 billion
1.07 billion

Projection system

DLP
DLP

Noise level, dBA

34
26

Power consumption, W

260
262

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

190
190

Lamp life (normal mode), hours

5000
5000

Lamp life (eco mode), hours

15000
6500

Connectivity

HDMI

1
2

VGA input

2
0

Composite video input (RCA)

1
0

Audio input (RCA)

1
0

Audio input (3.5mm)

1
0

Audio output (3.5mm)

1
1

SPDIF (optical)

0
0

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

MHL

RS-232

1
0

12V trigger

0
1

USB

1
0

USB (service)

0
1

Audio

Integrated speakers

Speaker power, W

2
10

Sound type

mono
mono

Lens

F-number

2.5 - 2.67

Focal length, mm

21.9 - 24

Lens shift, %

vertical +/- 40
vertical +/- 40

Zoom ratio

1.1x
1.1x

Settings

Keystone adjustment vertical, +- degrees

40
40

Keystone adjustment horizontal, +- degrees

Operating temperature

Min, C/F

0/32
5/41

Max, C/F

40/104
45/113

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, сm/inches

29.4 x 10.9 x 21.8/11.6 x 4.3 x 8.6
31 x 10 x 22/12.2 x 3.9 x 8.6

Weight, kg/pounds

2.54/5.6
2.5/4.4
ViewSonic PA503S
Optoma HD26
ViewSonic PA503S
Optoma HD26

Projectors SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
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  • 5.6
  • 6.6
  • 5.6ViewSonic PA503S
  • 6.6Optoma HD26

The Optoma HD26 is better home theater projector in this comparison. Check Optoma HD26 price

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