Sony VPLHW45ES vs Epson Home Cinema 2100 review

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Sony VPLHW45ES
vs
Epson Home Cinema 2100

We had a chance to test and compare two models: Sony VPLHW45ES vs Epson Home Cinema 2100 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 Epson Home Cinema 2100

  • Bigger projection screen size: 40-300 inch vs 30-300 inch
  • Lower noise level, 35 dB vs 37 dB
  • Lower power consumption, 310 W vs 312 W

Advantages Epson Home Cinema 2100 over Sony VPLHW45ES

  • Better brightness: 2500 vs 1800 lumens
  • Integrated speakers

Common features and specifications

  • 3D support
  • Equal lamp life (normal mode): 4000 hours
  • Equal HDMI connectors quantity: 2
  • Equal USB ports quantity: 1

Projectors comparison chart

Overall
Sony VPLHW45ES
7.3
Epson Home Cinema 2100
7.3
6
6
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Common

Product

Sony VPLHW45ES
Epson Home Cinema 2100

Model

VPLHW45ES
Home Cinema 2100

Brand

Sony
Epson

Reviews

92
149

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
30-300

Projection distance, m/ft

2.4 - 9.6/6.5 - 29.5
0.7 - 7.2/1.6 - 22.9

Aspect ratio

16:9
16:9

Brightness, lumens

1800
2500

Contrast ratio

120000:1
35000:1

Throw ratio range

1.36:1 - 2.16:1
1.33:1 - 2.16:1

Color reproduction

1.07 billion
1.07 billion

Projection system

SXRD
3LCD

Noise level, dBA

35
37

Power consumption, W

310
312

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
200

Lamp life (normal mode), hours

4000
4000

Lamp life (eco mode), hours

6000
7500

Connectivity

HDMI

2
2

VGA input

1
1

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
10

Sound type

has not
mono

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 +/- 30

Zoom ratio

1.6x
1.6x

Settings

Keystone adjustment vertical, +- degrees

40
30

Keystone adjustment horizontal, +- degrees

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
30.4 x 10.1 x 27.9/12.2 x 4.8 x 11.2

Weight, kg/pounds

9.07/20.1
3.1/7.5
Sony VPLHW45ES
Epson Home Cinema 2100
Sony VPLHW45ES
Epson Home Cinema 2100

Projectors SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 7.3Sony VPLHW45ES
  • 7.3Epson Home Cinema 2100

The Sony VPLHW45ES is better home theater projector in this comparison. Check Sony VPLHW45ES price