Sony VPLHW45ES vs Optoma UHD50 review

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Sony VPLHW45ES
vs
Optoma UHD50

We had a chance to test and compare two models: Sony VPLHW45ES vs Optoma UHD50 and this review should help people who are looking for a good projector. Based on our rating, VPLHW45ES has a total rating of 7.3 out of 10 versus 8.6 for UHD50.

Advantages Sony VPLHW45ES over Optoma UHD50

  • Bigger projection screen size: 40-300 inch vs 34-302 inch
  • Lower power consumption, 310 W vs 348 W

Advantages Optoma UHD50 over Sony VPLHW45ES

  • Bring the cinematic 4K UHD experience home with the UHD50
  • Better brightness: 2400 vs 1800 lumens
  • Lower noise level, 28 dB vs 35 dB
  • UHD50 is HDR-compatible
  • 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
Optoma UHD50
8.6
6
8
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Common

Product

Sony VPLHW45ES
Optoma UHD50

Model

VPLHW45ES
UHD50

Brand

Sony
Optoma

Reviews

92
252

Resolution

Native resolution

1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160

Max resolution (resized)

1920 x 1080
4096 x 2160

Resolution abbreviation

Full HD
4K UHD

Properties

Projection screen size, inch

40-300
34-302

Projection distance, m/ft

2.4 - 9.6/6.5 - 29.5
1.2 - 8.1/3.2 - 26.2

Aspect ratio

16:9
16:9

Brightness, lumens

1800
2400

Contrast ratio

120000:1
500000:1

Throw ratio range

1.36:1 - 2.16:1
1.21:1 - 1.59:1

Color reproduction

1.07 billion
1.07 billion

Projection system

SXRD
DLP

Noise level, dBA

35
28

Power consumption, W

310
348

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
DLP

Lamp

Lamp type, W

225
240

Lamp life (normal mode), hours

4000
4000

Lamp life (eco mode), hours

6000
15000

Connectivity

HDMI

2
2

VGA input

1
1

Composite video input (RCA)

1
0

Audio input (RCA)

1
0

Audio input (3.5mm)

0
1

Audio output (3.5mm)

1
1

SPDIF (optical)

0
1

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

MHL

RS-232

1
1

12V trigger

0
1

USB

1
1

USB (service)

0
0

Audio

Integrated speakers

Speaker power, W

has not
5

Sound type

has not
stereo

Lens

F-number

2.0 - 3.17
2.5 - 3.26

Focal length, mm

22.5 - 47.2
20.91 - 32.62

Lens shift, %

vertical +/- 71, horizontal +/- 25
vertical +/- 15

Zoom ratio

1.6x
1.3x

Settings

Keystone adjustment vertical, +- degrees

40
15

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
38.1 x 12.7 x 27.9/ 15.4 x 5.1 x 11.1

Weight, kg/pounds

9.07/20.1
4.9/11.8
Sony VPLHW45ES
Optoma UHD50
Sony VPLHW45ES
Optoma UHD50

Projectors SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.3
  • 8.6
  • 7.3Sony VPLHW45ES
  • 8.6Optoma UHD50

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