Sony VPLHW45ES vs Epson Home Cinema LS100 review

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Sony VPLHW45ES
vs
Epson Home Cinema LS100

We would like to share our experience after comparing and testing two projectors – Sony VPLHW45ES vs Epson Home Cinema LS100. Based on our rating, VPLHW45ES has a total rating of 7.3 out of 10 versus 6.6 for Home Cinema LS100.

Advantages Sony VPLHW45ES over Epson Home Cinema LS100

  • Bigger projection screen size: 40-300 inch vs 70-130 inch
  • Lower noise level, 35 dB vs 38 dB
  • Lower power consumption, 310 W vs 448 W
  • 3D support

Advantages Epson Home Cinema LS100 over Sony VPLHW45ES

  • Better brightness: 4000 vs 1800 lumens
  • Longer lamp life (normal mode): 20000 vs 4000 hours
  • More HDMI connectors: 3 vs 2
  • More USB ports: 2 vs 1
  • Integrated speakers

Projectors comparison chart

Overall
Sony VPLHW45ES
7.3
Epson Home Cinema LS100
6.6
6
5
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Common

Product

Sony VPLHW45ES
Epson Home Cinema LS100

Model

VPLHW45ES
Home Cinema LS100

Brand

Sony
Epson

Reviews

92
49

Resolution

Native resolution

1920 x 1080
1920 x 1200

Max resolution (resized)

1920 x 1080
1920 x 1200

Resolution abbreviation

Full HD
WUXGA

Properties

Projection screen size, inch

40-300
70-130

Projection distance, m/ft

2.4 - 9.6/6.5 - 29.5
0.4 - 0.6/1 - 1.4

Aspect ratio

16:9
16:10

Brightness, lumens

1800
4000

Contrast ratio

120000:1
2800

Throw ratio range

1.36:1 - 2.16:1
0.27:1

Color reproduction

1.07 billion
1.07 billion

Projection system

SXRD
DLP

Noise level, dBA

35
38

Power consumption, W

310
448

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

Lamp life (normal mode), hours

4000
20000

Lamp life (eco mode), hours

6000
30000

Connectivity

HDMI

2
3

VGA input

1
1

Composite video input (RCA)

1
1

Audio input (RCA)

1
1

Audio input (3.5mm)

0
1

Audio output (3.5mm)

1
1

SPDIF (optical)

0
0

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

MHL

RS-232

1
0

12V trigger

0
0

USB

1
2

USB (service)

0
1

Audio

Integrated speakers

Speaker power, W

has not
16

Sound type

has not
mono

Lens

F-number

2.0 - 3.17
1.6

Focal length, mm

22.5 - 47.2
4.2

Lens shift, %

vertical +/- 71, horizontal +/- 25
vertical +/- 3, horizontal +/- 3

Zoom ratio

1.6x
1.3x

Settings

Keystone adjustment vertical, +- degrees

40
3

Keystone adjustment horizontal, +- degrees

3

Operating temperature

Min, C/F

5/41
0/32

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
48.2 x 43.1 x 17.7/19.4 x 17.2 x 7.4

Weight, kg/pounds

9.07/20.1
10.8/24.3
Sony VPLHW45ES
Epson Home Cinema LS100
Sony VPLHW45ES
Epson Home Cinema LS100

Projectors SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.3
  • 6.6
  • 7.3Sony VPLHW45ES
  • 6.6Epson Home Cinema LS100

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