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LG PF1500 vs Sony VPL-HW40ES

LG PF1500 vs Sony VPL-HW40ES

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LG PF1500
Sony VPL-HW40ES

Top Prices

Amazon UK
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Standard delivery: £7.99
In stock
eBay
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Standard delivery: £20.40
Projectorshop24
Checked 5 hours ago
Delivery unknown
In stock
Amazon UK
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FREE Standard delivery
In stock
Audio Visual Online
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Out of stock
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In stock

Reasons For

5 Reasons For
£810 cheaper
The LG PF1500 is £810 cheaper than the Sony VPL-HW40ES.
Available from 1 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.
More popular
The LG PF1500 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 45527 by sales volume in our projectors, whereas the Sony VPL-HW40ES ranks No. 60960.
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 22 reviews).
User reviews are a bit better
Based on 8 user reviews, the LG PF1500 has an average review score of 93%, whereas the Sony VPL-HW40ES has an average rating of 91% (based on 270 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).
3D Edit
The Sony VPL-HW40ES supports 3D, whereas the LG PF1500 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.

Ethernet LAN Edit
The Sony VPL-HW40ES has an Ethernet LAN, however the LG PF1500 does not have an Ethernet LAN.
13dB quieter noise level Edit
The Sony VPL-HW40ES has a noise level of 21dB, but the LG PF1500 is a 34dB noise level projector (13dB 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.

Eleven more awards
The Sony VPL-HW40ES has 12 awards, however the LG PF1500 has 1 award.

Reasons Against

3 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).
13dB louder noise level Edit
The LG PF1500 has a noise level of 34dB, whereas the Sony VPL-HW40ES is a 21dB noise level projector (13dB 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.

Fewer awards
Whilst the LG PF1500 has received 1 award, the Sony VPL-HW40ES has received 12 awards.
6 Reasons Against
£810 more expensive
The Sony VPL-HW40ES is more expensive than the LG PF1500 by £810.
Not as many stockists
Only 6 shops sells the Sony VPL-HW40ES, however 7 retailers sell the LG PF1500. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this projector remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
One year older
The Sony VPL-HW40ES is older than the LG PF1500 by one year.
Worse selling
The Sony VPL-HW40ES ranks No. 60960 by sales volume, but the LG PF1500 ranks No. 45527.
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).
A little Lower user review Score
The Sony VPL-HW40ES has an average user rating of 91%, but the LG PF1500 has an average user rating of 93% (based on 8 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: 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

26 months Ago 38 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
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ -
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).
4
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
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Projector

Contrast Ratio (typical)
 150000:1
BEST
 150000:1
Projector Native 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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Digital gamma correction
Zoom Ratio
 1.6:1
 1.6:1
BEST
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
Screen Size Compatibility
30 - 120 40 - 300
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP

Lamps

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

Lens System

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

Video

3D
 3D
 3D
BEST
Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
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 (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio (L,R) Out
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in
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
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
BEST

Performance

Noise Level
34dB 21dB
BEST
Plug & Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Plug & Play

Multimedia

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

Design

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

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (typical)
90W Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Frequency
 50
 60
 50
 60

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Package Weight
2.8kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Height
290mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Depth
119.4mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Package 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
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