Sony VPLHW45ES vs Optoma HD243X review

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Sony VPLHW45ES
vs
Optoma HD243X

We had a chance to test and compare two models: Sony VPLHW45ES vs Optoma HD243X and this review should help people who are looking for a good projector. Based on our rating, both projectors have the same overall rating of 7.3.

Advantages Sony VPLHW45ES over Optoma HD243X

  • Bigger projection screen size: 40-300 inch vs 28-301 inch
  • Longer lamp life (normal mode): 4000 vs 3500 hours

Advantages Optoma HD243X over Sony VPLHW45ES

  • Better brightness: 3300 vs 1800 lumens
  • Lower noise level, 27 dB vs 35 dB
  • Lower power consumption, 300 W vs 310 W
  • Integrated speakers

Common features and specifications

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

Projectors comparison chart

Overall
Sony VPLHW45ES
7.3
Optoma HD243X
7.3
6
7
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Common

Product

Sony VPLHW45ES
Optoma HD243X

Model

VPLHW45ES
HD243X

Brand

Sony
Optoma

Reviews

92
1665

Resolution

Native resolution

1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080

Max resolution (resized)

1920 x 1080
1920 x 1200

Resolution abbreviation

Full HD
Full HD

Properties

Projection screen size, inch

40-300
28-301

Projection distance, m/ft

2.4 - 9.6/6.5 - 29.5
0.9 - 7.7/3.2 - 35.3

Aspect ratio

16:9
16:9

Brightness, lumens

1800
3300

Contrast ratio

120000:1
24000:1

Throw ratio range

1.36:1 - 2.16:1
1.47:1 - 1.62:1

Color reproduction

1.07 billion

Projection system

SXRD
DLP

Noise level, dBA

35
27

Power consumption, W

310
300

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
DLP

Lamp

Lamp type, W

225
240

Lamp life (normal mode), hours

4000
3500

Lamp life (eco mode), hours

6000
12000

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
1

USB

1
1

USB (service)

0
0

Audio

Integrated speakers

Speaker power, W

has not
10

Sound type

has not
mono

Lens

F-number

2.0 - 3.17
2.1-2.31

Focal length, mm

22.5 - 47.2
15.59-17.14

Lens shift, %

vertical +/- 71, horizontal +/- 25

Zoom ratio

1.6x
1.1x

Settings

Keystone adjustment vertical, +- degrees

40
40

Keystone adjustment horizontal, +- degrees

Operating temperature

Min, C/F

5/41
5/41

Max, C/F

40/104
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
31.7 x 10.6 x 24.6/12.5 x 4.2 x 9.7

Weight, kg/pounds

9.07/20.1
3/6.8
Sony VPLHW45ES
Optoma HD243X
Sony VPLHW45ES
Optoma HD243X

Projectors SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 7.3Sony VPLHW45ES
  • 7.3Optoma HD243X

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