Sony VPLHW45ES vs Optoma HD26 review

Sony VPLHW45ES
Sony VPLHW45ES review

Feb 14, 2023

Sony is one of the most popular brands in the mid-range projector market, and the Sony HW45ES is an excellent movie and gaming projector. The projector offers a combination of a sleek design, excelle...

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Common

Product

Sony VPLHW45ES
Optoma HD26

Model

VPLHW45ES
HD26

Brand

Sony
Optoma

Rating

4.7
4.0

Reviews

74
652

Translation properties

Projection system

SXRD
DLP

Native resolution

1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080

Aspect ratio

16:9
16:9

Pixel number

36220800
1024000

Brightness

3000 lumens
3200 lumens

Color reproduction

1.07 billion
1073.4 million

Contrast ratio

120000:1
25000:1

Throw ratio range

1.36 - 2.16
1.48 - 1.62

Lamp

Lamp type

215 W
190 W

Lamp life

Normal mode

4000
3500

Eco mode

6000
6000

Lens

F-number

2.0 - 3.17
2.5 - 2.67

Focal length

22.5 - 47.2 mm
21.9 - 24 mm

Lens shift

Zoom ratio

1.0 - 1.6
1.0 - 1.1

Interface

HDMI

2
2

D-sub 15pin

1
1

Composite video (RCA)

1
1

Audio L/R (RCA)

1
1

Audio out (Mini Jack)

1
1

USB (Type A)

1
1

USB (Type mini-B)

has not
1

RS232 (DB-9pin)

1
has not

Sound

Integrated speaker

Speaker power

has not
10 W

Sound type

has not
mono

Resolution support

640 x 480

1024 x 768

1280 x 800

1400 x 1050

1920 x 1080

Video compatibility

NTSC

PAL

SECAM

3D

Settings

Keystone correction manual

Vertical +- 40 degrees
Vertical +- 40 degrees

Keystone correction auto

Operating distance

19 ft
19 ft

Security functions

Audible noise

Normal mode

35 dBA

Eco mode

29 dBA
26 dBA

Operating temperature

Min

5 C
5 C

Max

40 C
45 C

Features

Color

black
white

Wireless

Remote control

Mouse functions

Warranty

1 Year
1 Year

Dimensions

Product size

23 x 11.5 x 20 inches
12.7 x 9.2 x 3.8 inches

Product weight

20 pounds
6.8 pounds

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