LG PF1500 vs Sony VPL-HW40ES

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LG PF1500
Sony VPL-HW40ES

Top Prices

eBay
Standard delivery: £16.76
Amazon UK
Standard delivery: £7.99
In stock
Bax-Shop UK
Delivery unknown
In stock
Amazon UK
FREE Standard delivery
In stock
Audio Visual Online
Out of stock
Audio T
Delivery unknown
In stock

Reasons For

3 Reasons For
£861 cheaper
The LG PF1500 is £861 cheaper than the Sony VPL-HW40ES.
More popular
The LG PF1500 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 15736 by sales volume in our projectors, whereas the Sony VPL-HW40ES ranks No. 21918.
Expert reviews are a bit better
Based on 6 expert reviews, the LG PF1500 has an average review score of 93%, whereas the Sony VPL-HW40ES has an average rating of 89% (based on 21 reviews).
5 Reasons For
Brighter projector brightness Edit
Sony VPL-HW40ES is 1,700 ANSI lumens brightness. That's 300 ANSI lumens brighter than the LG PF1500 (1,700 ANSI lumens).
Ethernet LAN connection Edit
The Sony VPL-HW40ES has an Ethernet LAN connection, however the LG PF1500 does not have an Ethernet LAN connection.
Available from 3 shops
The more retailers stock this projector, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Eleven more awards
The Sony VPL-HW40ES has 12 awards, however the LG PF1500 has 1 award.
User reviews are better
Based on 56 reviews, the Sony VPL-HW40ES has an average user review score of 98%, but the LG PF1500 has an average rating of 93% (based on 8 reviews).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
300 ANSI lumens dimmer projector brightness Edit
The LG PF1500 is a 1,400 ANSI lumens brightness projector. That's 300 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Sony VPL-HW40ES (1,700 ANSI lumens).
Does not have an Ethernet LAN connection Edit
The LG PF1500 does not have an Ethernet LAN connection, whereas the Sony VPL-HW40ES does.
Fewer sellers
Only 7 retailers sells the LG PF1500, but 10 retailers sell the Sony VPL-HW40ES. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this projector, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Fewer awards
Whilst the LG PF1500 has received 1 award, the Sony VPL-HW40ES has received 12 awards.
Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the LG PF1500 is 93%, whereas the average user rating of the Sony VPL-HW40ES is 98% (based on 56 reviews).
4 Reasons Against
£861 more expensive
The Sony VPL-HW40ES is more expensive than the LG PF1500 by £861.
One year older
The Sony VPL-HW40ES is older than the LG PF1500 by one year.
Worse selling
The Sony VPL-HW40ES ranks No. 21918 by sales volume, but the LG PF1500 ranks No. 15736.
A little Lower expert review Score
The Sony VPL-HW40ES has an average expert rating of 89%, but the LG PF1500 has an average expert rating of 93% (based on 6 reviews).

Awards

1 Award
projectorcentral.com: Highly Rated
12 Awards
avforums.com: Best Buy
benchmark.pl: Very Profitable
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Expert Reviews: Recommended
insideci.co.uk: Recommended
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended 5 star
lydogbillede.dk: Best in Test 5 Star
projectorcentral.com: Highly Rated
projectorreviews.com: Hot Product
Trusted Reviews: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

22 months Ago 34 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 28.84
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.69
Total running cost £ 32.53
Purchase price £ 689.00
Total cost of ownership £ 721.53
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Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ -

Energy Efficiency Class

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Environmental Impact

0.16T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.16 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
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Projector

Native Projector Resolution
 1080p (1920x1080)
 1080p (1920x1080)
Projector Brightness
1,400 ANSI lumens 1,700 ANSI lumens
BEST
Matrix Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.61"
Digital Gamma Correction Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Digital gamma correction function
Zoom Ratio
 1.6:1
 1.6:1
BEST
Supported Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
Compatible Screen Size
30 - 120 40 - 300
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP

Lamps

Lamp Type
 LED
 LED
Lamp Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 200W

Lens System

Vertical Lens Shift Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -71 - 71
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -25 - 25

Video

3D Image Projection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D image projection
Full HD Projection
 Full HD projection
 Full HD projection
3D-Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D-ready

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio Out Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
HDMI Port
2 2
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Networking

Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
BEST

Performance

Plug and Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Plug and Play

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
Integrated TV Tuner
 Integrated TV tuner
Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power
6W Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Speaker
2 Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Form Factor
 Desktop
 Desktop
Colour
 White
 Black
 White
 Black
Product Type
 Portable projector
 Desktop projector
 Portable projector
 Desktop projector

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption On Standby
0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
Typical Power Consumption
90W Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50/60
 60
 50
 50/60
 60

Weight & Dimensions

Packaging Weight
2.8kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Height
290mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Depth
119.4mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Width
254mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight
1.5kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Height
84mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Depth
221mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Width
132mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control

Other Features

Gamma Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Gamma adjustment
Panel Alignment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Panel alignment
Picture Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture mode

Technical Details

DLNA Certified
 DLNA certified
Unknown - Click to provide data
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