Optoma HD26 vs Sony VPL-CH350

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Optoma HD26
Sony VPL-CH350

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
Longer service life of lamp (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 service life of lamp Edit
The Optoma HD26 has a service life of lamp of 5,000h. That's 2,000h longer than the Sony VPL-CH350 (3,000h).
3D Edit
The Optoma HD26 supports 3D, whereas the Sony VPL-CH350 does not support 3D. 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).
£720 cheaper
The Optoma HD26 costs £499.00, whereas the Sony VPL-CH350 is £1,218.53.
£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
6 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 bulb power Edit
The Sony VPL-CH350 has a bulb power of 250W. That's 60W bigger than the Optoma HD26 (250W).
Two USB 2.0 ports quantitys Edit
The Sony VPL-CH350 has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, however the Optoma HD26 only has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.
Ethernet LAN Edit
The Sony VPL-CH350 has an ethernet LAN, but the Optoma HD26 does not have an ethernet LAN.
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).
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.

Reasons Against

7 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 bulb 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 ports quantity Edit
The Optoma HD26 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity projector, whereas the Sony VPL-CH350 only has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.
Does not have an ethernet LAN Edit
The Optoma HD26 does not have an ethernet LAN, but the Sony VPL-CH350 has an ethernet LAN.
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).
Not as many stockists
Only 5 retailers sells the Optoma HD26, however 8 shops sell the Sony VPL-CH350. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this projector remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Four months older
The Optoma HD26 is older than the Sony VPL-CH350 by four months.
6 Reasons Against
86% shorter service life of lamp (economic mode) Edit
The Sony VPL-CH350 has a service life of lamp (economic mode) of 3,500h. That's 3,000h shorter than the Optoma HD26 (3,500h).
67% shorter service life of lamp Edit
Sony VPL-CH350 is only 3,000h lamp service life. That's 2,000h shorter than the Optoma HD26 (3,000h).
Does not support 3D Edit
The Sony VPL-CH350 does not support 3D, but the Optoma HD26 supports 3D. 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).
£720 more expensive
The Sony VPL-CH350 is more expensive than the Optoma HD26 by £719.53.
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

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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 £ 113.13
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 113.13
Purchase price £ 1,218.53
Total cost of ownership £ 1,331.66
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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 (typical)
 23000:1
BEST
 23000:1
Projector Native Resolution
 WUXGA (1920x1200)
 WUXGA (1920x1200)
BEST
Projector Brightness
3,200 ANSI lumens 4,000 ANSI lumens
BEST
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Unknown - Click to provide data -20 - 20
Keystone Correction, Vertical
-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 Ratios
 16:10
 16:9
 4:3
 16:10
 16:9
 4:3
Screen Size Compatibility
41.8 - 300 40 - 300
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP
Number of Colours
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours

Lamps

Lamps Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
6,500h
BEST
3,500h
Bulb Power
190W 250W
BEST
Service Life of Lamp
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 (F-F)
2.5 - 2.67 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
21.9 - 24 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Manual
 Manual

Video

3D
 3D
BEST
 3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 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
 Full HD
 Full HD
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
Supported 3D Formats
 Side by side
 Top and bottom
 Frame packing
 Side by side
 Top and bottom
 Frame packing

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Ports
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
AUX in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AUX in
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
PC in (D-Sub)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC in (D-Sub)
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
1 1
Composite Video in
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 2
BEST
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
HDMI Ports Quantity
2 2
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
AC (power) in
 AC (power) in
 AC (power) in

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
BEST

Storage

Optical Disc Player Type
 Not included
 Not included
Card Reader Integrated
 Card reader integrated
 Card reader integrated

Performance

Noise Level
Unknown - Click to provide data 38dB
Noise Level (economic 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 (OSD) Languages
 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 (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)
 Built-in speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
10W 12W
BEST
Number of Built-In Speakers
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 of Product
 White
 White
LED Indicators
 LED indicators
 LED indicators
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 (standby)
0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (typical)
233W
BEST
353W
Power Consumption (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
 60
 50
 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
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 35 - 85
Operating Temperature (T-T)
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 Compliance
 RoHS compliance
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

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

Packaging Content

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

Technical Details

Contrast Ratio
25000:1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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