ViewSonic PA503S vs Sony VPL-VW295ES review

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ViewSonic PA503S
vs
Sony VPL-VW295ES

We would like to share our experience after comparing and testing two projectors – ViewSonic PA503S vs Sony VPL-VW295ES. Based on our rating, PA503S has a total rating of 5.6 out of 10 versus 8.6 for VPL-VW295ES.

Advantages ViewSonic PA503S over Sony VPL-VW295ES

  • Better brightness: 3600 vs 1500 lumens
  • Lower power consumption, 260 W vs 390 W
  • Integrated speakers

Advantages Sony VPL-VW295ES over ViewSonic PA503S

  • Bigger projection screen size: 60-300 inch vs 30-300 inch
  • Lower noise level, 26 dB vs 34 dB
  • VPL-VW295ES is HDR-compatible
  • 3D support
  • More HDMI connectors: 2 vs 1

Common features and specifications

  • Equal USB ports quantity: 1

Projectors comparison chart

Overall
ViewSonic PA503S
5.6
Sony VPL-VW295ES
8.6
4
8
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Common

Product

ViewSonic PA503S
Sony VPL-VW295ES

Model

PA503S
VPL-VW295ES

Brand

ViewSonic
Sony

Reviews

1649
24

Resolution

Native resolution

800 x 600
4096 x 2160

Max resolution (resized)

1920 x 1200
4096 x 2160

Resolution abbreviation

SVGA
DCI 4K

Properties

Projection screen size, inch

30-300
60-300

Projection distance, m/ft

1.1 - 13.1/3.9 - 43
3.7 - 9.1/12.3 - 30

Aspect ratio

4:3
1.89:1

Brightness, lumens

3600
1500

Contrast ratio

22000:1

Throw ratio range

1.96:1 - 2.15:1
1.36:1 - 2.79:1

Color reproduction

1.07 billion

Projection system

DLP
SXRD

Noise level, dBA

34
26

Power consumption, W

260
390

Features

Remote control

HDR

3D

Security

password protection

Projection method

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

Wireless connection

Additional features

has not
IMAX Enhanced

Lamp

Lamp type, W

190
225

Lamp life (normal mode), hours

5000

Lamp life (eco mode), hours

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
0

Audio output (3.5mm)

1
0

SPDIF (optical)

0
0

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
has not

Sound type

mono
has not

Lens

F-number

Focal length, mm

Lens shift, %

vertical +/- 40
vertical +/- 80, horizontal +/- 30

Zoom ratio

1.1x
2x

Settings

Keystone adjustment vertical, +- degrees

40

Keystone adjustment horizontal, +- degrees

Operating temperature

Min, C/F

0/32
5/41

Max, C/F

40/104
35/95

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
49.5 x 20.5 x 46.2/19.5 x 8.1 x 18.2

Weight, kg/pounds

2.54/5.6
14/31
ViewSonic PA503S
Sony VPL-VW295ES
ViewSonic PA503S
Sony VPL-VW295ES

Projectors SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.6
  • 8.6
  • 5.6ViewSonic PA503S
  • 8.6Sony VPL-VW295ES

The Sony VPL-VW295ES is better home theater projector in this comparison. Check Sony VPL-VW295ES price