ViewSonic PA503W vs Epson 3100 review

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Rating 5 5
ViewSonic PA503W
vs
Epson 3100

The present review is aimed to compare two projectors - ViewSonic PA503W vs Epson 3100 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema lovers. Based on our rating, PA503W has a total rating of 6 out of 10 versus 7 for 3100.

Advantages ViewSonic PA503W over Epson 3100

  • Bigger projection screen size: 30-300 inch vs 40-200 inch
  • Better brightness: 3600 vs 2600 lumens
  • Lower power consumption, 260 W vs 356 W
  • Longer lamp life (normal mode): 4500 vs 3500 hours
  • Integrated speakers

Advantages Epson 3100 over ViewSonic PA503W

  • Lower noise level, 24 dB vs 33 dB
  • 3D support
  • More HDMI connectors: 2 vs 1

Common features and specifications

  • Equal USB ports quantity: 1

Projectors comparison chart

Overall
ViewSonic PA503W
6
Epson 3100
7
4
6
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Common

Product

ViewSonic PA503W
Epson 3100

Model

PA503W
3100

Brand

ViewSonic
Epson

Reviews

1649
97

Resolution

Native resolution

1280 x 800
1920 x 1080

Max resolution (resized)

1920 x 1200
1920 x 1080

Resolution abbreviation

WXGA
Full HD

Properties

Projection screen size, inch

30-300
40-200

Projection distance, m/ft

0.9 - 10.9/3.2 - 36
1.4 - 5.8/6.3 - 17.4

Aspect ratio

16:10
16:9

Brightness, lumens

3600
2600

Contrast ratio

22000:1
60000:1

Throw ratio range

1.55:1 - 1.7:1
1.34:1 - 2.17:1

Color reproduction

1.07 billion
1.07 billion

Projection system

DLP
3LCD

Noise level, dBA

33
24

Power consumption, W

260
356

Features

Remote control

HDR

3D

Security

password protection
kensington lock, password protection

Projection method

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

Wireless connection

Additional features

has not
has not

Lamp

Lamp type, W

200
250

Lamp life (normal mode), hours

4500
3500

Lamp life (eco mode), hours

15000
5000

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
0

USB

1
1

USB (service)

0
1

Audio

Integrated speakers

Speaker power, W

2
has not

Sound type

mono
has not

Lens

F-number

1.51 - 1.99

Focal length, mm

18.2 - 29.2

Lens shift, %

vertical +/- 60, horizontal +/- 24

Zoom ratio

1.1x
1.6x

Settings

Keystone adjustment vertical, +- degrees

40
60

Keystone adjustment horizontal, +- degrees

24

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
40.6 x 15.2 x 30.4/16.1 x 6.4 x 12

Weight, kg/pounds

2.22/4.89
6.3/14.6
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Projectors SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • 6
  • 7
  • 6ViewSonic PA503W
  • 7Epson 3100

The Epson 3100 is better home theater projector in this comparison. Check Epson 3100 price

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