Optoma HD26 vs Sony VPL-EX235

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Optoma HD26
Sony VPL-EX235

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
400 ANSI lumens brighter projector brightness Edit
The Optoma HD26 is a 3,200 ANSI lumens brightness projector, whereas the Sony VPL-EX235 is only a 2,800 ANSI lumens brightness projector (400 ANSI lumens dimmer).
Vastly longer service life of lamp in economic mode Edit
The Optoma HD26 has a service life of lamp in economic mode of 6,500h, however the Sony VPL-EX235 is only a 3,000h service life of lamp in economic mode projector (3,500h shorter).
A lot longer lamp service life Edit
The Optoma HD26 has a lamp service life of 5,000h, but the Sony VPL-EX235 is only a 3,000h lamp service life projector (2,000h shorter).
Full HD projection Edit
The Optoma HD26 supports Full HD projection, but the Sony VPL-EX235 does not support Full HD projection. Read more

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

Two HDMI ports Edit
The Optoma HD26 has two HDMI ports, however the Sony VPL-EX235 only has one HDMI port.
1.5kg lighter Edit
The Optoma HD26 is a 2.5kg heavy projector, whereas the Sony VPL-EX235 is a 3.9kg heavy projector (1.5kg heavier).
16% narrower Edit
The Optoma HD26 has a width of 315mm, however the Sony VPL-EX235 is a 365mm wide projector (50mm wider).
Cheaper to run by £39.35
Over five years the Optoma HD26 only costs £78.36 to run however the Sony VPL-EX235 costs £117.71 to run (50% more). Read more
7 Reasons For
20W bigger lamp power Edit
The Sony VPL-EX235 has a lamp power of 210W, whereas the Optoma HD26 is only a 190W lamp power projector (20W smaller).
One more USB 2.0 port Edit
The Sony VPL-EX235 is a two USB 2.0 port projector, whereas the Optoma HD26 only has one USB 2.0 port.
Ethernet LAN connection Edit
The Sony VPL-EX235 has an Ethernet LAN connection, however the Optoma HD26 does not have an Ethernet LAN connection.
6W higher RMS rated power Edit
The Sony VPL-EX235 has an RMS rated power of 16W, however the Optoma HD26 is only a 10W RMS rated power projector (6W lower).
Cheaper by £161
The Sony VPL-EX235 costs £338.06, whereas the Optoma HD26 is £499.00.
8 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Better user reviews
The average user review score of the Sony VPL-EX235 is 100%, but the average rating of the Optoma HD26 is 95% (based on 30 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
11% smaller lamp power Edit
The Optoma HD26 has a lamp power of 190W, however the Sony VPL-EX235 is a 210W lamp power projector (20W bigger).
One less USB 2.0 port Edit
The Optoma HD26 has one USB 2.0 port, however the Sony VPL-EX235 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, whereas the Sony VPL-EX235 has an Ethernet LAN connection.
Hugely lower RMS rated power Edit
The Optoma HD26 has an RMS rated power of 10W, but the Sony VPL-EX235 is a 16W RMS rated power projector (6W higher).
More expensive by £161
The Optoma HD26 is £160.94 more expensive than the Sony VPL-EX235.
Fewer sellers
The Optoma HD26 is only stocked by 13 retailers, but the Sony VPL-EX235 is stocked by 21 shops. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
User review Rating is Worse
The average user rating of the Optoma HD26 is 95%, whereas the average user rating of the Sony VPL-EX235 is 100% (based on 4 reviews).
8 Reasons Against
Dimmer projector brightness Edit
Sony VPL-EX235 is only 2,800 ANSI lumens brightness, but the Optoma HD26 is a 3,200 ANSI lumens brightness projector (400 ANSI lumens brighter).
Significantly shorter service life of lamp in economic mode Edit
The Sony VPL-EX235 has a service life of lamp in economic mode of 3,000h, whereas the Optoma HD26 is a 6,500h service life of lamp in economic mode projector (3,500h longer).
2,000h shorter lamp service life Edit
The Sony VPL-EX235 has a lamp service life of 3,000h, however the Optoma HD26 is a 5,000h lamp service life projector (2,000h longer).
Does not support Full HD projection Edit
The Sony VPL-EX235 does not support Full HD projection, but the Optoma HD26 does. Read more

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

Only one HDMI port Edit
The Sony VPL-EX235 is a one HDMI port projector, whereas the Optoma HD26 only has two HDMI ports.
A lot heavier Edit
Sony VPL-EX235 is 3.9kg heavy, but the Optoma HD26 is a 2.5kg heavy projector (1.5kg lighter).
50mm wider Edit
The Sony VPL-EX235 is a 365mm wide projector, whereas the Optoma HD26 is a 315mm wide projector (50mm narrower).
Higher running costs over five years by £39.35
The running costs of the Sony VPL-EX235 are £117.71 which is £39.35 more than the Optoma HD26 over five years. Show assumptions.

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Date Released

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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
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 80.12
Electricity cost - standby £ 37.59
Total running cost £ 117.71
Purchase price £ 338.06
Total cost of ownership £ 455.77
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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.
0.58T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.58 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
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
 1080p (1920x1080)
BEST
 1080p (1920x1080)
Projector Brightness
3,200 ANSI lumens
BEST
2,800 ANSI lumens
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data -30 - 30
Vertical Keystone Correction
-40 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data
Matrix Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.63"
Uniformity
80% Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness in Economy Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,600 ANSI lumens
Zoom Ratio
 1.3:1
 1.3:1
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 30 - 300
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP
Supported Number of Colours Display
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours

Lamps

Lamp
1 1
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
6,500h
BEST
3,000h
Lamp Type
 UHM
 UHM
Lamp Power
190W 210W
BEST
Lamp Service Life
5,000h
BEST
3,000h

Lens System

Throw Ratio
 1.48 - 1.62:1
 1.48 - 1.62:1
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
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)
BEST
 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)
Full HD Projection
 Full HD projection
BEST
 Full HD projection
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM
 NTSC
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM
 NTSC
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43
3D Format
 Side by side
 Top and bottom
 Frame packing
 Side by side
 Top and bottom
 Frame packing

Ports & Interfaces

DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
S-Video Input
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Microphone Input
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone input
Headphone Output
1 1
Composite Video in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB Connector Type
 USB Type-A
 USB Type-B
 USB Type-A
 USB Type-B
USB 2.0 Port
1 2
BEST
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
HDMI Port
2
BEST
1
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 3
AC Power in
 AC power in
 AC power in

Networking

Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate
 100
 10
 100
 10
BEST
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 in Economy Mode
26dB Unknown - Click to provide data
Heat Dissipation
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,013BTU/h
Horizontal Scan Range
15.375 - 91.146 14 - 93
Vertical Scan Range
24 - 85 47 - 93
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
 IND
 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
 IND
On Screen Display
 On screen display
 On screen display
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 16W
BEST
Built-In Speaker
1 1

Design

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

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption On Standby
0.5W
BEST
5.1W
Typical Power Consumption
233W
BEST
250W
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
193W Unknown - Click to provide data
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 Storage Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 10 - 90
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 35 - 85
Storage Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -20 - 60
Operating Temperature Range
5 - 40 0 - 40

Certificates

RoHS Compliant
 RoHS compliant
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
2.5kg
BEST
3.9kg
Height
114mm 96.2mm
BEST
Depth
224mm
BEST
252mm
Width
315mm
BEST
365mm

Packaging Content

Manual
 Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
Remote Control Type
 IR
 IR
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

Technical Details

Contrast Ratio
25000:1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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