Acer U5520B vs Hitachi CP -AW3005

Acer U5520B
Hitachi CP -AW3005

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
30W bigger lamp power Edit
The Acer U5520B is a 280W lamp power projector. That's 30W bigger than the Hitachi CP -AW3005 (250W).
33% bigger digital zoom Edit
The Acer U5520B is a 2x digital zoom projector. That's 0.65x bigger than the Hitachi CP -AW3005 (1.35x).
Quieter noise level Edit
The Acer U5520B has a noise level of 29dB, but the Hitachi CP -AW3005 is a 36dB noise level projector (7dB louder). Read more

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

20% higher RMS rated power Edit
The Acer U5520B is a 20W RMS rated power projector. That's 4W higher than the Hitachi CP -AW3005 (16W).
Two built-in speakers Edit
The number of built-in speakers on the Acer U5520B is two, but the Hitachi CP -AW3005 only has one built-in speaker.
Available from 8 shops
The more stores stock this projector, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
6 Reasons For
Brighter projector brightness Edit
The Hitachi CP -AW3005 is a 3,300 ANSI lumens brightness projector. That's 300 ANSI lumens brighter than the Acer U5520B (3,300 ANSI lumens).
Longer lamp service life Edit
The Hitachi CP -AW3005 is a 4,000h lamp service life projector. That's 1,000h longer than the Acer U5520B (4,000h).
Two USB 2.0 ports Edit
The Hitachi CP -AW3005 has two USB 2.0 ports, however the Acer U5520B only has one USB 2.0 port.
Quieter noise level in economy mode Edit
Hitachi CP -AW3005 is 29dB noise level (in economic mode). That's 6dB quieter than the Acer U5520B (29dB).
28% lighter Edit
The Hitachi CP -AW3005 is a 4.3kg heavy projector. That's 1.2kg lighter than the Acer U5520B (4.3kg).
£136 cheaper
The Hitachi CP -AW3005 is £136.26 cheaper than the Acer U5520B.

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Dimmer projector brightness Edit
Acer U5520B is only 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness. That's 300 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Hitachi CP -AW3005 (3,300 ANSI lumens).
Shorter lamp service life Edit
The Acer U5520B is a 3,000h lamp service life projector. That's 1,000h shorter than the Hitachi CP -AW3005 (4,000h).
Only one USB 2.0 port Edit
The Acer U5520B is a one USB 2.0 port projector, whereas the Hitachi CP -AW3005 only has two USB 2.0 ports.
18% louder noise level in economy mode Edit
The Acer U5520B has a noise level in economy mode of 35dB. That's 6dB louder than the Hitachi CP -AW3005 (29dB).
Heavier Edit
Acer U5520B is 5.5kg heavy. That's 1.2kg heavier than the Hitachi CP -AW3005 (4.3kg).
£136 more expensive
The Acer U5520B is more expensive than the Hitachi CP -AW3005 by £136.26.
Two months older
The Acer U5520B is older than the Hitachi CP -AW3005 by two months.
6 Reasons Against
12% smaller lamp power Edit
The Hitachi CP -AW3005 is a 250W lamp power projector. That's 30W smaller than the Acer U5520B (250W).
49% smaller digital zoom Edit
The Hitachi CP -AW3005 is a 1.35x digital zoom projector. That's 0.65x smaller than the Acer U5520B (1.35x).
7dB louder noise level Edit
The Hitachi CP -AW3005 has a noise level of 36dB, whereas the Acer U5520B is a 29dB noise level projector (7dB quieter). Read more

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

Lower RMS rated power Edit
The Hitachi CP -AW3005 is a 16W RMS rated power projector. That's 4W lower than the Acer U5520B (16W).
Only one built-in speaker Edit
The Hitachi CP -AW3005 is a one built-in speaker projector, whereas the Acer U5520B only has two built-in speakers.
Fewer sellers
Only 2 stores sells the Hitachi CP -AW3005, but 10 retailers sell the Acer U5520B. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this projector, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.

Date Released

19 months Ago 18 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 112.49
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 112.49
Purchase price £ 1,074.05
Total cost of ownership £ 1,186.54
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ -
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ -

Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

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.
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Projector

Contrast Ratio
 10000:1
 10000:1
Native Projector Resolution
 1080p (1920x1080)
BEST
 1080p (1920x1080)
Projector Brightness
3,000 ANSI lumens 3,300 ANSI lumens
BEST
Horizontal Keystone Correction
-15 - 15 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Digital Resolution
 1920 x 1200
BEST
 1920 x 1200
Vertical Keystone Correction
-15 - 15 Unknown - Click to provide data
Matrix Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.59"
Minimum Vertical Synchronization
0.02kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Horizontal Synchronization
100kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Vertical Synchronization
0.12kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Horizontal Synchronization
15kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness in Economy Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,244 ANSI lumens
Number of Colours
1,070M Unknown - Click to provide data
Zoom Capability
 Zoom capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
Projection Distance
0.21 - 0.61 Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 16:10
 16:9
 4:3
 16:10
Compatible Screen Size
70 - 120.1 60 - 100
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP
Supported Number of Colours Display
 1.073 billion colours
 16.78 million colours
 1.073 billion colours
 16.78 million colours

Lamps

Lamp
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
4,000h Unknown - Click to provide data
Lamp Type
 OSRAM
 OSRAM
Lamp Power
280W
BEST
250W
Lamp Service Life
3,000h 4,000h
BEST

Lens System

Optical Zoom
1x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
2x
BEST
1.35x
Focus Mode
 Manual
 Manual

Video

3D Image Projection
 3D image projection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Full HD Projection
 Full HD projection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL M
 PAL N
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL M
 PAL N
 NTSC 4.43

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
S-Video Input
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Serial Interface Type
 RS-232
 RS-232
Microphone Input
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone input
Audio Out Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio in Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in Port
1 1
USB Connector Type
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB B
USB 2.0 Port
1 2
BEST
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1
HDMI Port
2 2
VGA (D-Sub) Port
2 2
HDMI Port
 Full-size
 Full-size
AC Power in
 AC power in
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

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

Storage

Integrated Card Reader
 Integrated card reader
Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Noise Level
29dB
BEST
36dB
Mac Operating System
 Mac operating system
Unknown - Click to provide data
Windows Operating System
 Windows operating system
Unknown - Click to provide data
Noise Level in Economy Mode
35dB 29dB
BEST

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Supported Audio Format
AAC,MP1,MP2,MP3,PCM,WAV,WMA Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Format
 JPG
 BMP
BEST
 JPG
 BMP
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 VC-1
 XVID
BEST
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 VC-1
 XVID
RMS Rated Power
20W
BEST
16W
Built-In Speaker
2
BEST
1

Design

Cable Lock Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Cable lock slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
 Kensington
 Kensington
Ceiling Mountable
 Ceiling mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Form Factor
 Desktop
 Wall-mounted
 Desktop
 Wall-mounted
Colour
 White
 White
Product Type
 Desktop projector
 Wall-mounted projector
 Desktop projector
 Wall-mounted projector

Display

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

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Typical Power Consumption
351W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
289W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption During PowerSave
289W Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240 Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100
 100 - 240
 100

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Certificates

Certification
Unknown - Click to provide data UL/CUL, FCC PART15 CLASS B, AS/NZS CISPR22 CLASS B, CE, ROHS, GOST-R
RoHS Compliant
Unknown - Click to provide data
 RoHS compliant

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
5.5kg 4.3kg
BEST
Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 136mm
Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 360mm
Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 377mm

Packaging Content

Manual
 Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
User Guide
 User guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Battery Included
 Battery included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 VGA
 AC
BEST
 VGA
 AC

Other Features

Audio Input
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Output Port
 Audio output port
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

DLNA Certified
 DLNA certified
Unknown - Click to provide data
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