Optoma HD26 vs Sony VPL-CH350

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Optoma HD26
Sony VPL-CH350

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
Longer service life of lamp in economic mode Edit
The Optoma HD26 is a 6,500h service life of lamp in economic mode projector. That's 3,000h longer than the Sony VPL-CH350 (3,500h).
Longer lamp service life Edit
The Optoma HD26 is a 5,000h lamp service life projector. That's 2,000h longer than the Sony VPL-CH350 (3,000h).
3D image projection Edit
The Optoma HD26 supports 3D image projection, whereas the Sony VPL-CH350 does not support 3D image projection. Read more

3D compatible projectors are able to display 3D content. Most projectors will require you to wear special glasses in order to view the 3D effect.

A 3D projector allows you to view the huge range of 3D films and content that is now available.

Two times lighter Edit
Optoma HD26 is 2.5kg heavy. That's 3.2kg lighter than the Sony VPL-CH350 (5.7kg).
29% narrower Edit
The Optoma HD26 is a 315mm wide projector. That's 88.86mm narrower than the Sony VPL-CH350 (403.86mm).
£980 cheaper
The Optoma HD26 costs £499.00, whereas the Sony VPL-CH350 is £1,479.02.
Available from 8 shops
The more stores stock this projector, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
£34.77 cheaper to run
The Optoma HD26 only costs £78.36 to run over five years whereas the Sony VPL-CH350 costs £113.13 to run (44% more). Read more
5 Reasons For
800 ANSI lumens brighter projector brightness Edit
The Sony VPL-CH350 is a 4,000 ANSI lumens brightness projector. That's 800 ANSI lumens brighter than the Optoma HD26 (4,000 ANSI lumens).
24% bigger lamp power Edit
The Sony VPL-CH350 is a 250W lamp power projector. That's 60W bigger than the Optoma HD26 (250W).
Two USB 2.0 ports Edit
The Sony VPL-CH350 has two USB 2.0 ports, however the Optoma HD26 only has one USB 2.0 port.
Ethernet LAN connection Edit
The Sony VPL-CH350 has an Ethernet LAN connection, but the Optoma HD26 does not have an Ethernet LAN connection.
Higher RMS rated power Edit
The Sony VPL-CH350 is a 12W RMS rated power projector. That's 2W higher than the Optoma HD26 (12W).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Dimmer projector brightness Edit
Optoma HD26 is only 3,200 ANSI lumens brightness. That's 800 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Sony VPL-CH350 (4,000 ANSI lumens).
Smaller lamp power Edit
The Optoma HD26 is a 190W lamp power projector. That's 60W smaller than the Sony VPL-CH350 (250W).
Only one USB 2.0 port Edit
The Optoma HD26 is a one USB 2.0 port projector, whereas the Sony VPL-CH350 only has two USB 2.0 ports.
Does not have an Ethernet LAN connection Edit
The Optoma HD26 does not have an Ethernet LAN connection, but the Sony VPL-CH350 has an Ethernet LAN connection.
20% lower RMS rated power Edit
The Optoma HD26 is a 10W RMS rated power projector. That's 2W lower than the Sony VPL-CH350 (12W).
Four months older
The Optoma HD26 is older than the Sony VPL-CH350 by four months.
8 Reasons Against
86% shorter service life of lamp in economic mode Edit
The Sony VPL-CH350 is a 3,500h service life of lamp in economic mode projector. That's 3,000h shorter than the Optoma HD26 (3,500h).
67% shorter lamp service life Edit
The Sony VPL-CH350 is a 3,000h lamp service life projector. That's 2,000h shorter than the Optoma HD26 (3,000h).
Does not support 3D image projection Edit
The Sony VPL-CH350 does not support 3D image projection, but the Optoma HD26 supports 3D image projection. Read more

3D compatible projectors are able to display 3D content. Most projectors will require you to wear special glasses in order to view the 3D effect.

A 3D projector allows you to view the huge range of 3D films and content that is now available.

Heavier Edit
The Sony VPL-CH350 is a 5.7kg heavy projector. That's 3.2kg heavier than the Optoma HD26 (5.7kg).
23% wider Edit
The Sony VPL-CH350 has a width of 403.86mm. That's 88.86mm wider than the Optoma HD26 (403.86mm).
£980 more expensive
The Sony VPL-CH350 is more expensive than the Optoma HD26 by £980.02.
Fewer sellers
Only 5 retailers sells the Sony VPL-CH350, but 13 retailers sell the Optoma HD26. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this projector, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
44% higher running costs over five years
The Sony VPL-CH350 costs £113.13 to run which is £34.77 more to run than the Optoma HD26 over five years. Show assumptions.

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Date Released

29 months Ago 26 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 74.67
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.69
Total running cost £ 78.36
Purchase price £ 499.00
Total cost of ownership £ 577.36
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 113.13
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 113.13
Purchase price £ 1,479.02
Total cost of ownership £ 1,592.15
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Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.39T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.39 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
10
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.56T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.56 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
14
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Projector

Contrast Ratio
 23000:1
BEST
 23000:1
Native Projector Resolution
 WUXGA (1920x1200)
 WUXGA (1920x1200)
BEST
Projector Brightness
3,200 ANSI lumens 4,000 ANSI lumens
BEST
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data -20 - 20
Vertical Keystone Correction
-40 - 40 -30 - 30
Uniformity
80% Unknown - Click to provide data
Zoom Ratio
 1.45:1
 1.45:1
BEST
Projection Distance
1.5 - 10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Aspect Ratio
 16:10
 16:9
 4:3
 16:10
 16:9
 4:3
Compatible Screen Size
41.8 - 300 40 - 300
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP
Supported Number of Colours Display
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours

Lamps

Lamp
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
6,500h
BEST
3,500h
Lamp Power
190W 250W
BEST
Lamp Service Life
5,000h
BEST
3,000h

Lens System

Throw Ratio
 1.5:1 - 2.1:1
 1.5:1 - 2.1:1
BEST
Offset
116% Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range
2.5 - 2.67 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
21.9 - 24 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Mode
 Manual
 Manual

Video

3D Image Projection
 3D image projection
BEST
 3D image projection
Graphics Resolution
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1280 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 768
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1280 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 768
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
BEST
Full HD Projection
 Full HD projection
 Full HD projection
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM
 NTSC
 NTSC 3.58
 PAL 4.43
 PAL
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM
 NTSC
 NTSC 3.58
 PAL 4.43
3D Format
 Side by side
 Top and bottom
 Frame packing
 Side by side
 Top and bottom
 Frame packing

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
AUX Input
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AUX input
S-Video Input
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
D-Sub PC in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 D-Sub PC in port
Microphone Input
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone input
Headphone Output
1 1
Composite Video in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
USB 2.0 Port
1 2
BEST
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
AC Power in
 AC power in
 AC power in

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
BEST

Storage

Optical Disc Player
 Not included
 Not included
Integrated Card Reader
 Integrated card reader
 Integrated card reader

Performance

Noise Level
Unknown - Click to provide data 38dB
Noise Level in Economy Mode
26dB Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Scan Range
15.375 - 91.146 Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Scan Range
24 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display Language
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 VIE
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 VIE
On Screen Display
 On screen display
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP
Password Protection
 Password protection
Unknown - Click to provide data

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
RMS Rated Power
10W 12W
BEST
Built-In Speaker
1 1

Design

Cable Lock Slot
 Cable lock slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Lock Slot Type
 Kensington
 Kensington
Form Factor
 Desktop
 Desktop
Colour
 White
 White
LED Indicator
 LED indicator
 LED indicator
Product Type
 Desktop projector
 Desktop projector

Display

Built-In Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in display

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption On Standby
0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
Typical Power Consumption
233W
BEST
353W
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
193W Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50/60
 60
 50
 50/60
 60
AC Input Voltage
 220
 110 - 220
 100 - 240
 100
 220
 110 - 220
 100 - 240
 100

Operational Conditions

Operating Altitude
0 - 3000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 35 - 85
Operating Temperature Range
5 - 40 0 - 35

Certificates

Certification
Unknown - Click to provide data UL60950 Listed, cUL (CSA 60950), FCC Class B, IC Class B, DEMKO (EN60950), CE (LVD / EMC), C-Tick, Dentori, VCCI B
RoHS Compliant
 RoHS compliant
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
2.5kg
BEST
5.7kg
Height
114mm
BEST
121.92mm
Depth
224mm
BEST
330.2mm
Width
315mm
BEST
403.86mm

Packaging Content

Manual
 Manual
 Manual
Remote Control Type
 IR
 IR
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
BEST

Technical Details

Contrast Ratio
25000:1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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