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Optoma HD26 vs Sony VPL-EX235

Optoma HD26 vs Sony VPL-EX235

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Optoma HD26
Sony VPL-EX235

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Reasons For

5 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).
A lot longer service life of lamp Edit
Optoma HD26 is 5,000h lamp service life, but the Sony VPL-EX235 is only a 3,000h lamp service life projector (2,000h shorter).
3D Edit
The Optoma HD26 supports 3D, however the Sony VPL-EX235 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.

Full HD Edit
The Optoma HD26 supports full HD, but the Sony VPL-EX235 does not support full HD. 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.

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
6 Reasons For
20W bigger bulb power Edit
The Sony VPL-EX235 is a 210W lamp power projector, whereas the Optoma HD26 is only a 190W lamp power projector (20W smaller).
Ethernet LAN Edit
The Sony VPL-EX235 has an Ethernet LAN, however the Optoma HD26 does not have an Ethernet LAN.
Quieter noise level Edit
The Sony VPL-EX235 is a 30dB noise level projector. That's 1dB quieter than the Optoma HD26 (30dB). 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.

Cheaper by £57
The Sony VPL-EX235 costs £342.12, whereas the Optoma HD26 is £399.00.
5 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

5 Reasons Against
11% smaller bulb power Edit
The Optoma HD26 has a bulb power of 190W, however the Sony VPL-EX235 is a 210W lamp power projector (20W bigger).
4% louder noise level Edit
The Optoma HD26 is a 31dB noise level projector. That's 1dB louder than the Sony VPL-EX235 (30dB). 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.

More expensive by £57
The Optoma HD26 is £56.88 more expensive than the Sony VPL-EX235.
Fewer sellers
The Optoma HD26 is only stocked by 8 shops, but the Sony VPL-EX235 is stocked by 13 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).
4 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).
2,000h shorter service life of lamp Edit
The Sony VPL-EX235 has a service life of lamp of 3,000h, however the Optoma HD26 is a 5,000h lamp service life projector (2,000h longer).
Does not support full HD Edit
The Sony VPL-EX235 does not support full HD, 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.

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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Average Expert Rating

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Average User Rating

Date Released

34 months Ago 34 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 74.67
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.69
Total running cost £ 78.36
Purchase price £ 399.00
Total cost of ownership £ 477.36
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 80.12
Electricity cost - standby £ 37.59
Total running cost £ 117.71
Purchase price £ 342.12
Total cost of ownership £ 459.83
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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 (typical)
 23000:1
BEST
 23000:1
Projector Native Resolution
 1080p (1920x1080)
BEST
 1080p (1920x1080)
Projector Brightness
3,200 ANSI lumens
BEST
2,800 ANSI lumens
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
-40 - 40 -30 - 30
Maximum Digital Resolution
 1920 x 1200
BEST
 1920 x 1200
Keystone Correction, Vertical
-40 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data
Matrix Size
0.65"
BEST
0.63"
Uniformity
80% Unknown - Click to provide data
Projector Brightness (economic 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 Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
Screen Size Compatibility
41.8 - 305 30 - 300
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)
6,500h
BEST
3,000h
Lamp Type
 UHM
 UHM
Bulb Power
190W 210W
BEST
Service Life of Lamp
5,000h
BEST
3,000h

Lens System

Throw Ratio
 1.48 - 1.62:1
 1.48 - 1.62:1
Digital Zoom
2x Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1440 x 900 (WXGA+)
 1440 x 900
 1360 x 768 (WXGA)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
BEST
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1440 x 900 (WXGA+)
 1440 x 900
 1360 x 768 (WXGA)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
Full HD
 Full HD
BEST
 Full HD
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL M
 PAL N
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL M
 PAL N
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43
Supported 3D Formats
 Side by side
 Top and bottom
 Frame packing
 Side by side
 Top and bottom
 Frame packing

Ports & Interfaces

DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
AUX in
 AUX in
Unknown - Click to provide data
S-Video Inputs
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
1 1
Composite Video in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB Connector Type
 Mini-USB B
 USB Type-A
 USB Type-B
 Mini-USB 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 Rates
 100
 10
 100
 10
BEST
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
31dB 30dB
BEST
Noise Level (economic Mode)
26dB Unknown - Click to provide data
Heat Dissipation
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,013BTU/h
Horizontal Scan Range
24 - 120 14 - 93
Vertical Scan Range
15.375 - 91.146 47 - 93
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
 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 (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
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 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
Ceiling Mountable
 Ceiling mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 White
 White
LED Indicators
 LED indicators
 LED indicators
Product Type
 Portable projector
 Portable projector

Display

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

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W
BEST
5.1W
Power Consumption (typical)
233W
BEST
250W
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
193W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (max)
262W Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Powered
 USB powered
Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Frequency
 50
 60
 50
 60
AC Input Voltage
 110 - 220
 220
 100
 100 - 240
 110 - 220
 220
 100
 100 - 240

Operational Conditions

Operating Altitude
0 - 3000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 10 - 90
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85 35 - 85
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data -20 - 60
Operating Temperature (T-T)
5 - 45 0 - 40

Certificates

RoHS Compliance
 RoHS compliance
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
2.5kg
BEST
3.9kg
Height
102mm 96.2mm
Depth
224mm 252mm
Width
315mm 365mm

Packaging Content

Manual
 Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
Remote Control Type
 IR
 IR
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
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Contrast Ratio
25000:1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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