Sony VPLHW45ES vs Epson 3100 review

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Rating 5 5
Sony VPLHW45ES
vs
Epson 3100

The present review is aimed to compare two projectors - Sony VPLHW45ES vs Epson 3100 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema lovers. Based on our rating, VPLHW45ES has a total rating of 7.3 out of 10 versus 7 for 3100.

Advantages Sony VPLHW45ES over Epson 3100

  • Bigger projection screen size: 40-300 inch vs 40-200 inch
  • Lower power consumption, 310 W vs 356 W
  • Longer lamp life (normal mode): 4000 vs 3500 hours

Advantages Epson 3100 over Sony VPLHW45ES

  • Better brightness: 2600 vs 1800 lumens
  • Lower noise level, 24 dB vs 35 dB

Common features and specifications

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

Projectors comparison chart

Overall
Sony VPLHW45ES
7.3
Epson 3100
7
6
6
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Common

Product

Sony VPLHW45ES
Epson 3100

Model

VPLHW45ES
3100

Brand

Sony
Epson

Reviews

92
97

Resolution

Native resolution

1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080

Max resolution (resized)

1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080

Resolution abbreviation

Full HD
Full HD

Properties

Projection screen size, inch

40-300
40-200

Projection distance, m/ft

2.4 - 9.6/6.5 - 29.5
1.4 - 5.8/6.3 - 17.4

Aspect ratio

16:9
16:9

Brightness, lumens

1800
2600

Contrast ratio

120000:1
60000:1

Throw ratio range

1.36:1 - 2.16:1
1.34:1 - 2.17:1

Color reproduction

1.07 billion
1.07 billion

Projection system

SXRD
3LCD

Noise level, dBA

35
24

Power consumption, W

310
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

225
250

Lamp life (normal mode), hours

4000
3500

Lamp life (eco mode), hours

6000
5000

Connectivity

HDMI

2
2

VGA input

1
0

Composite video input (RCA)

1
0

Audio input (RCA)

1
0

Audio input (3.5mm)

0
0

Audio output (3.5mm)

1
1

SPDIF (optical)

0
0

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

MHL

RS-232

1
0

12V trigger

0
0

USB

1
1

USB (service)

0
1

Audio

Integrated speakers

Speaker power, W

has not
has not

Sound type

has not
has not

Lens

F-number

2.0 - 3.17
1.51 - 1.99

Focal length, mm

22.5 - 47.2
18.2 - 29.2

Lens shift, %

vertical +/- 71, horizontal +/- 25
vertical +/- 60, horizontal +/- 24

Zoom ratio

1.6x
1.6x

Settings

Keystone adjustment vertical, +- degrees

40
60

Keystone adjustment horizontal, +- degrees

24

Operating temperature

Min, C/F

5/41
5/41

Max, C/F

40/104
35/95

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, сm/inches

40.6 x 17.7 x 46.2/16 x 7 x 18.2
40.6 x 15.2 x 30.4/16.1 x 6.4 x 12

Weight, kg/pounds

9.07/20.1
6.3/14.6
Sony VPLHW45ES
Epson 3100
Sony VPLHW45ES
Epson 3100

Projectors SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.3
  • 7
  • 7.3Sony VPLHW45ES
  • 7Epson 3100

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