Sony VPLHW45ES vs Nebula Capsule II review

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Sony VPLHW45ES
vs
Nebula Capsule II

We would like to share our experience after comparing and testing two projectors – Sony VPLHW45ES vs Nebula Capsule II. Based on our rating, VPLHW45ES has a total rating of 7.3 out of 10 versus 6.6 for Capsule II.

Advantages Sony VPLHW45ES over Nebula Capsule II

  • Bigger projection screen size: 40-300 inch vs 20-100 inch
  • Better brightness: 1800 vs 200 lumens
  • 3D support
  • More HDMI connectors: 2 vs 1

Advantages Nebula Capsule II over Sony VPLHW45ES

  • Wireless connection enabled
  • Longer lamp life (normal mode): 20000 vs 4000 hours
  • Integrated speakers

Common features and specifications

  • Equal USB ports quantity: 1

Projectors comparison chart

Overall
Sony VPLHW45ES
7.3
Nebula Capsule II
6.6
6
7
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Common

Product

Sony VPLHW45ES
Nebula Capsule II

Model

VPLHW45ES
Capsule II

Brand

Sony
Nebula

Reviews

92
213

Resolution

Native resolution

1920 x 1080
1280 x 720

Max resolution (resized)

1920 x 1080
1280 x 720

Resolution abbreviation

Full HD
HD

Properties

Projection screen size, inch

40-300
20-100

Projection distance, m/ft

2.4 - 9.6/6.5 - 29.5
0.5 - 2.8/1.9 - 9.5

Aspect ratio

16:9
16:9

Brightness, lumens

1800
200

Contrast ratio

120000:1
600:1

Throw ratio range

1.36:1 - 2.16:1
1.3:1

Color reproduction

1.07 billion

Projection system

SXRD
DLP

Noise level, dBA

35

Power consumption, W

310

Features

Remote control

HDR

3D

Security

password protection

Projection method

front, rear, ceiling mount, tabletop
front, tabletop

Wireless connection

Additional features

has not
Android OS, Bluetooth, WI-FI, Miracast,

Lamp

Lamp type, W

225

Lamp life (normal mode), hours

4000
20000

Lamp life (eco mode), hours

6000
20000

Connectivity

HDMI

2
1

VGA input

1
0

Composite video input (RCA)

1
0

Audio input (RCA)

1
0

Audio input (3.5mm)

0
1

Audio output (3.5mm)

1
0

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
8

Sound type

has not
mono

Lens

F-number

2.0 - 3.17

Focal length, mm

22.5 - 47.2

Lens shift, %

vertical +/- 71, horizontal +/- 25

Zoom ratio

1.6x

Settings

Keystone adjustment vertical, +- degrees

40

Keystone adjustment horizontal, +- degrees

Operating temperature

Min, C/F

5/41

Max, C/F

40/104

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
7.8 x 15 x 7.8/3.1 x 5.9 x 3.1

Weight, kg/pounds

9.07/20.1
0.5/1.5
Sony VPLHW45ES
Nebula Capsule II
Sony VPLHW45ES
Nebula Capsule II

Projectors SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.3
  • 6.6
  • 7.3Sony VPLHW45ES
  • 6.6Nebula Capsule II

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