Epson VS250 vs Sony VPLHW45ES review

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Rating 5 5
Epson VS250
vs
Sony VPLHW45ES

We had a chance to test and compare two models: Epson VS250 vs Sony VPLHW45ES and this review should help people who are looking for a good projector. Based on our rating, VS250 has a total rating of 5.6 out of 10 versus 7.3 for VPLHW45ES.

Advantages Epson VS250 over Sony VPLHW45ES

  • Bigger projection screen size: 30-350 inch vs 40-300 inch
  • Better brightness: 3200 vs 1800 lumens
  • Lower power consumption, 296 W vs 310 W
  • Integrated speakers

Advantages Sony VPLHW45ES over Epson VS250

  • Lower noise level, 35 dB vs 37 dB
  • 3D support
  • Longer lamp life (normal mode): 4000 vs 3000 hours
  • More HDMI connectors: 2 vs 1

Common features and specifications

  • Equal USB ports quantity: 1

Projectors comparison chart

Overall
Epson VS250
5.6
Sony VPLHW45ES
7.3
5
6
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Common

Product

Epson VS250
Sony VPLHW45ES

Model

VS250
VPLHW45ES

Brand

Epson
Sony

Reviews

690
92

Resolution

Native resolution

800 x 600
1920 x 1080

Max resolution (resized)

1400 x 1050
1920 x 1080

Resolution abbreviation

SVGA
Full HD

Properties

Projection screen size, inch

30-350
40-300

Projection distance, m/ft

0.8 - 10.4/2.6 - 34.1
2.4 - 9.6/6.5 - 29.5

Aspect ratio

4:3
16:9

Brightness, lumens

3200
1800

Contrast ratio

15000:1
120000:1

Throw ratio range

1.45:1 - 1.96:1
1.36:1 - 2.16:1

Color reproduction

1.07 billion
1.07 billion

Projection system

3LCD
SXRD

Noise level, dBA

37
35

Power consumption, W

296
310

Features

Remote control

HDR

3D

Security

password protection
password protection

Projection method

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

Wireless connection

optional

Additional features

has not
has not

Lamp

Lamp type, W

210
225

Lamp life (normal mode), hours

3000
4000

Lamp life (eco mode), hours

4000
6000

Connectivity

HDMI

1
2

VGA input

1
1

Composite video input (RCA)

1
1

Audio input (RCA)

1
1

Audio input (3.5mm)

0
0

Audio output (3.5mm)

0
1

SPDIF (optical)

0
0

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

MHL

RS-232

0
1

12V trigger

0
0

USB

1
1

USB (service)

1
0

Audio

Integrated speakers

Speaker power, W

2
has not

Sound type

mono
has not

Lens

F-number

1.44
2.0 - 3.17

Focal length, mm

16.7
22.5 - 47.2

Lens shift, %

vertical +/- 30, horizontal +/- 30
vertical +/- 71, horizontal +/- 25

Zoom ratio

1.35x
1.6x

Settings

Keystone adjustment vertical, +- degrees

30
40

Keystone adjustment horizontal, +- degrees

Operating temperature

Min, C/F

5/41
5/41

Max, C/F

35/95
40/104

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, сm/inches

30.2 x 7.6 x 23.3/11.9 x 3 x 9.2
40.6 x 17.7 x 46.2/16 x 7 x 18.2

Weight, kg/pounds

2.4/5.3
9.07/20.1
Epson VS250
Sony VPLHW45ES
Epson VS250
Sony VPLHW45ES

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  • better
  • worse
  • 5.6
  • 7.3
  • 5.6Epson VS250
  • 7.3Sony VPLHW45ES

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