Sony VPLHW45ES vs ViewSonic PA503S review

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Rating 5 5
Sony VPLHW45ES
vs
ViewSonic PA503S

Sony VPLHW45ES vs ViewSonic PA503S comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, VPLHW45ES has a total rating of 7.3 out of 10 versus 5.6 for PA503S.

Advantages Sony VPLHW45ES over ViewSonic PA503S

  • Bigger projection screen size: 40-300 inch vs 30-300 inch
  • 3D support
  • More HDMI connectors: 2 vs 1

Advantages ViewSonic PA503S over Sony VPLHW45ES

  • Better brightness: 3600 vs 1800 lumens
  • Lower noise level, 34 dB vs 35 dB
  • Lower power consumption, 260 W vs 310 W
  • Longer lamp life (normal mode): 5000 vs 4000 hours
  • Integrated speakers

Common features and specifications

  • Equal USB ports quantity: 1

Projectors comparison chart

Overall
Sony VPLHW45ES
7.3
ViewSonic PA503S
5.6
6
4
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Common

Product

Sony VPLHW45ES
ViewSonic PA503S

Model

VPLHW45ES
PA503S

Brand

Sony
ViewSonic

Reviews

92
1649

Resolution

Native resolution

1920 x 1080
800 x 600

Max resolution (resized)

1920 x 1080
1920 x 1200

Resolution abbreviation

Full HD
SVGA

Properties

Projection screen size, inch

40-300
30-300

Projection distance, m/ft

2.4 - 9.6/6.5 - 29.5
1.1 - 13.1/3.9 - 43

Aspect ratio

16:9
4:3

Brightness, lumens

1800
3600

Contrast ratio

120000:1
22000:1

Throw ratio range

1.36:1 - 2.16:1
1.96:1 - 2.15:1

Color reproduction

1.07 billion
1.07 billion

Projection system

SXRD
DLP

Noise level, dBA

35
34

Power consumption, W

310
260

Features

Remote control

HDR

3D

Security

password protection
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
190

Lamp life (normal mode), hours

4000
5000

Lamp life (eco mode), hours

6000
15000

Connectivity

HDMI

2
1

VGA input

1
2

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
0

MHL

RS-232

1
1

12V trigger

0
0

USB

1
1

USB (service)

0
0

Audio

Integrated speakers

Speaker power, W

has not
2

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
vertical +/- 40

Zoom ratio

1.6x
1.1x

Settings

Keystone adjustment vertical, +- degrees

40
40

Keystone adjustment horizontal, +- degrees

Operating temperature

Min, C/F

5/41
0/32

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
29.4 x 10.9 x 21.8/11.6 x 4.3 x 8.6

Weight, kg/pounds

9.07/20.1
2.54/5.6
Sony VPLHW45ES
ViewSonic PA503S
Sony VPLHW45ES
ViewSonic PA503S

Projectors SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.3
  • 5.6
  • 7.3Sony VPLHW45ES
  • 5.6ViewSonic PA503S

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