Sony VPLHW45ES vs Optoma HD25-LV review

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Sony VPLHW45ES
vs
Optoma HD25-LV

We would like to share our experience after comparing and testing two projectors – Sony VPLHW45ES vs Optoma HD25-LV. Based on our rating, VPLHW45ES has a total rating of 7.3 out of 10 versus 6.3 for HD25-LV.

Advantages Sony VPLHW45ES over Optoma HD25-LV

  • Bigger projection screen size: 40-300 inch vs 37-301 inch
  • Lower power consumption, 310 W vs 339 W
  • Longer lamp life (normal mode): 4000 vs 3500 hours

Advantages Optoma HD25-LV over Sony VPLHW45ES

  • Better brightness: 3500 vs 1800 lumens
  • Lower noise level, 26 dB vs 35 dB
  • Integrated speakers

Common features and specifications

  • 3D support
  • Equal HDMI connectors quantity: 2

Projectors comparison chart

Overall
Sony VPLHW45ES
7.3
Optoma HD25-LV
6.3
6
6
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Common

Product

Sony VPLHW45ES
Optoma HD25-LV

Model

VPLHW45ES
HD25-LV

Brand

Sony
Optoma

Reviews

92
264

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
37-301

Projection distance, m/ft

2.4 - 9.6/6.5 - 29.5
1.5 - 10/3.2 - 32.8

Aspect ratio

16:9
16:9

Brightness, lumens

1800
3500

Contrast ratio

120000:1
20000:1

Throw ratio range

1.36:1 - 2.16:1
1.5:1 - 1.8:1

Color reproduction

1.07 billion
1.07 billion

Projection system

SXRD
DLP

Noise level, dBA

35
26

Power consumption, W

310
339

Features

Remote control

HDR

3D

Security

password protection
kensington lock, password protection

Projection method

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

Wireless connection

Additional features

has not
has not

Lamp

Lamp type, W

225
240

Lamp life (normal mode), hours

4000
3500

Lamp life (eco mode), hours

6000
6000

Connectivity

HDMI

2
2

VGA input

1
2

Composite video input (RCA)

1
1

Audio input (RCA)

1
1

Audio input (3.5mm)

0
2

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
0

USB (service)

0
1

Audio

Integrated speakers

Speaker power, W

has not
16

Sound type

has not
stereo

Lens

F-number

2.0 - 3.17

Focal length, mm

22.5 - 47.2

Lens shift, %

vertical +/- 71, horizontal +/- 25
vertical +/- 20

Zoom ratio

1.6x
1.2x

Settings

Keystone adjustment vertical, +- degrees

40
20

Keystone adjustment horizontal, +- degrees

Operating temperature

Min, C/F

5/41
5/41

Max, C/F

40/104
45/113

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
32 x 10 x 23/12.5 x 3.9 x 9

Weight, kg/pounds

9.07/20.1
2.9/4.4
Sony VPLHW45ES
Optoma HD25-LV
Sony VPLHW45ES
Optoma HD25-LV

Projectors SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.3
  • 6.3
  • 7.3Sony VPLHW45ES
  • 6.3Optoma HD25-LV

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