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Optoma EH515 vs Sony VPL-FHZ57

Optoma EH515 vs Sony VPL-FHZ57

Optoma EH515
Sony VPL-FHZ57

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
26% brighter projector brightness Edit
The Optoma EH515 has a projector brightness of 5,500 ANSI lumens. That's 1,400 ANSI lumens brighter than the Sony VPL-FHZ57 (4,100 ANSI lumens).
3D Edit
The Optoma EH515 supports 3D, but the Sony VPL-FHZ57 does not. 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.

Built-in speaker(s) Edit
The Optoma EH515 has a built-in speaker(s), whereas the Sony VPL-FHZ57 does not have a built-in speaker(s). Read more

A projector with built in speakers is able to play sound as well as display images.

Built in speakers mean that you don't need a separate amplifier to play sound with the projector image.

£1,583 cheaper
The Optoma EH515 costs £1,583.20 less than the Sony VPL-FHZ57.
4 Reasons For
85% longer service life of lamp Edit
Sony VPL-FHZ57 is 20,000h lamp service life. That's 17,000h longer than the Optoma EH515 (20,000h).
DVI port Edit
The Sony VPL-FHZ57 has a DVI port, whereas the Optoma EH515 does not have a DVI port.
Available from 3 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this projector and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Cheaper to run by £17.62
The Sony VPL-FHZ57 is £17.62 cheaper to run than the Optoma EH515 over five years. Read more

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Six times shorter service life of lamp Edit
The Optoma EH515 is a 3,000h lamp service life projector. That's 17,000h shorter than the Sony VPL-FHZ57 (20,000h).
Does not have a DVI port Edit
The Optoma EH515 does not have a DVI port, but the Sony VPL-FHZ57 has a DVI port.
Less retailers
Only 3 stores sells the Optoma EH515, whereas 6 stores sell the Sony VPL-FHZ57. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this projector and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
One month older
The Optoma EH515 is older than the Sony VPL-FHZ57 by one month.
14% higher running costs over five years
Over five years the running costs of the Optoma EH515 are £139.89 which is £17.62 more than the Sony VPL-FHZ57. Show assumptions.
3 Reasons Against
35% dimmer projector brightness Edit
The Sony VPL-FHZ57 is a 4,100 ANSI lumens brightness projector. That's 1,400 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Optoma EH515 (4,100 ANSI lumens).
Does not have a built-in speaker(s) Edit
The Sony VPL-FHZ57 does not have a built-in speaker(s), whereas the Optoma EH515 does. Read more

A projector with built in speakers is able to play sound as well as display images.

Built in speakers mean that you don't need a separate amplifier to play sound with the projector image.

£1,583 more expensive
The Sony VPL-FHZ57 is more expensive than the Optoma EH515 by £1,583.20.

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Date Released

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Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 136.20
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.69
Total running cost £ 139.89
Purchase price £ 1,950.00
Total cost of ownership £ 2,089.89
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 118.58
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.69
Total running cost £ 122.27
Purchase price £ 3,533.20
Total cost of ownership £ 3,655.47
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Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.69T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.69 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
18
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.61T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.61 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
16
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Projector

Contrast Ratio (typical)
 10000:1
 10000:1
Projector Native Resolution
 WUXGA (1920x1200)
 WUXGA (1920x1200)
BEST
Projector Brightness
5,500 ANSI lumens
BEST
4,100 ANSI lumens
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
-30 - 30 -30 - 30
Keystone Correction, Vertical
-30 - 30 -30 - 30
Matrix Size
0.65" Unknown - Click to provide data
Uniformity
80% Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour Light Output
Unknown - Click to provide data 4,100 ANSI lumens
White Light Output
Unknown - Click to provide data 4,100 ANSI lumens
Colours
1,070M Unknown - Click to provide data
Zoom Ratio
 1.8:1
BEST
 1.8:1
Projection Distance
1.3 - 8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:10
 4:3
 16:10
 4:3
Screen Size Compatibility
27.2 - 301.1 40 - 600
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP
Colours
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours

Lamps

Lamp
1lamp(s) 1lamp(s)
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
4,000h Unknown - Click to provide data
Lamp Type
 Laser diode
 Laser diode
Bulb Power
365W Unknown - Click to provide data
Service Life of Lamp
3,000h 20,000h
BEST

Lens System

Throw Ratio
 1.2 - 2.160:1
BEST
 1.2 - 2.160:1
Offset
105% Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Lens Shift Range
0 - 25 -5 - 60
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
-10 - 10 -32 - 32
Aperture Range (F-F)
2.5 - 3.39 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
17.63 - 31.36 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Auto

Video

3D
 3D
BEST
 3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+)
 1360 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+)
 1360 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
BEST
Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL M
 PAL N
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL 60
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL M
 PAL N
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL 60
Supported 3D Formats
 Side by side
 Frame packing
 Side by side
 Frame packing

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Port
1 1
BNC Input Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
BEST
S-Video Inputs
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
PC Audio in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC Audio in
Serial Interface Type
 RS-232
 RS-232
PC Audio Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC Audio out
DisplayPort
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Outputs
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio (L,R) in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Composite Video in
1 1
USB Connector Type
 USB Type-A
 USB Type-A
USB 2.0 Port
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1
HDMI Port
2
BEST
1
VGA (D-Sub) Port
3
BEST
2
HDMI Connector Type
 Full-size
 Full-size
AC (power) in
 AC (power) in
Unknown - Click to provide data
Remote (IR) Output
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
 100
 10
 100
 10
BEST
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN

Storage

Card Reader Integrated
 Card reader integrated
 Card reader integrated

Performance

Noise Level
28dB 28dB
Horizontal Scan Range
15.375 - 91.146 15 - 92
Vertical Scan Range
24 - 85 48 - 92
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
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(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
BEST
 Built-in speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
20W Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Speaker
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

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

Display

Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W 0.5W
Power Consumption (typical)
425W 370W
BEST
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
340W Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 60
 50
 60
AC Input Voltage
 100
 100 - 240
 100
 100 - 240
Power Consumption (network Standby)
Unknown - Click to provide data 15

Operational Conditions

Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 20 - 80
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 20 - 80
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data -10 - 60
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40

Certificates

RoHS Compliance
 RoHS compliance
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
5.9kg
BEST
16kg
Height
160mm 169mm
Depth
344mm 515mm
Width
424mm 460mm

Packaging Content

Manual
 Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 VGA
 AC
BEST
 VGA
 AC
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