ViewSonic PA503S vs Optoma UHD50 review

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ViewSonic PA503S
vs
Optoma UHD50

We had a chance to test and compare two models: ViewSonic PA503S vs Optoma UHD50 and this review should help people who are looking for a good projector. Based on our rating, PA503S has a total rating of 5.6 out of 10 versus 8.6 for UHD50.

Advantages ViewSonic PA503S over Optoma UHD50

  • Better brightness: 3600 vs 2400 lumens
  • Lower power consumption, 260 W vs 348 W
  • Longer lamp life (normal mode): 5000 vs 4000 hours

Advantages Optoma UHD50 over ViewSonic PA503S

  • Bring the cinematic 4K UHD experience home with the UHD50
  • Bigger projection screen size: 34-302 inch vs 30-300 inch
  • Lower noise level, 28 dB vs 34 dB
  • UHD50 is HDR-compatible
  • 3D support
  • More HDMI connectors: 2 vs 1
  • Stereo sound vs mono from integrated speakers

Common features and specifications

  • Equal USB ports quantity: 1
  • Integrated speakers

Projectors comparison chart

Overall
ViewSonic PA503S
5.6
Optoma UHD50
8.6
4
8
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Common

Product

ViewSonic PA503S
Optoma UHD50

Model

PA503S
UHD50

Brand

ViewSonic
Optoma

Reviews

1649
252

Resolution

Native resolution

800 x 600
3840 x 2160

Max resolution (resized)

1920 x 1200
4096 x 2160

Resolution abbreviation

SVGA
4K UHD

Properties

Projection screen size, inch

30-300
34-302

Projection distance, m/ft

1.1 - 13.1/3.9 - 43
1.2 - 8.1/3.2 - 26.2

Aspect ratio

4:3
16:9

Brightness, lumens

3600
2400

Contrast ratio

22000:1
500000:1

Throw ratio range

1.96:1 - 2.15:1
1.21:1 - 1.59:1

Color reproduction

1.07 billion
1.07 billion

Projection system

DLP
DLP

Noise level, dBA

34
28

Power consumption, W

260
348

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
DLP

Lamp

Lamp type, W

190
240

Lamp life (normal mode), hours

5000
4000

Lamp life (eco mode), hours

15000
15000

Connectivity

HDMI

1
2

VGA input

2
1

Composite video input (RCA)

1
0

Audio input (RCA)

1
0

Audio input (3.5mm)

1
1

Audio output (3.5mm)

1
1

SPDIF (optical)

0
1

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

MHL

RS-232

1
1

12V trigger

0
1

USB

1
1

USB (service)

0
0

Audio

Integrated speakers

Speaker power, W

2
5

Sound type

mono
stereo

Lens

F-number

2.5 - 3.26

Focal length, mm

20.91 - 32.62

Lens shift, %

vertical +/- 40
vertical +/- 15

Zoom ratio

1.1x
1.3x

Settings

Keystone adjustment vertical, +- degrees

40
15

Keystone adjustment horizontal, +- degrees

Operating temperature

Min, C/F

0/32
5/41

Max, C/F

40/104
40/104

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
38.1 x 12.7 x 27.9/ 15.4 x 5.1 x 11.1

Weight, kg/pounds

2.54/5.6
4.9/11.8
ViewSonic PA503S
Optoma UHD50
ViewSonic PA503S
Optoma UHD50

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  • 5.6
  • 8.6
  • 5.6ViewSonic PA503S
  • 8.6Optoma UHD50

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