65points

Panasonic PT-AE8000U

63points

Sony VPL-HW55ES

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27 facts in comparison

Panasonic PT-AE8000U vs Sony VPL-HW55ES

Panasonic PT-AE8000U
Sony VPL-HW55ES
65
points
Panasonic PT-AE8000U
63
points
Sony VPL-HW55ES

Why is Panasonic PT-AE8000U better than Sony VPL-HW55ES?

  • 1 more HDMI ports
    ?

    3vs2
  • 700cd/m² brighter light output
    ?

    2400cd/m²vs1700cd/m²
  • Has motorized zoom
    ?
  • Has motorized focus
    ?
  • 900g lighter
    8.7kgvs9600g
  • 29.2mm shorter
    150mmvs179.2mm
  • 103.9mm thinner
    360mmvs463.9mm
  • 2 more component ports
    ?

    3vs1

Why is Sony VPL-HW55ES better than Panasonic PT-AE8000U?

  • 1000h longer lamp life
    ?

    5000hvs4000h
  • Has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
    ?
  • Has manual focus
    ?
  • 62.6mm narrower
    407.4mmvs470mm
  • 1 more audio input ports
    ?

    1vs0
  • Displays 3D
    ?
  • 1dB less audible noise
    ?

    21dBvs22dB
  • 10W lower power consumption on operation
    ?

    300W vs310W

Price comparison

General info

1.lamp life
?

This shows the lifespan of the light source. Beamers need to have their lamps (light source) replaced every now and then.

Best

Vivitek Qumi Q7

30000h

4000h

5000h

2.weight
?

Best

Celluon PicoPro

181g

8.7kg

9.6kg

3.width
?

Best

LG PG65U

60mm

470mm

407.4mm

4.height
?

Best

Philips PicoPix 2480

31.5mm

150mm

179.2mm

5.thickness
?

Best

Celluon PicoPro

12.7mm

360mm

463.9mm

6.audible noise
?

Audible noise is the noise that a device produces while in operation. Reduced audible noise improves quality.

Best

Sony VPL-VW95ES

20dB

22dB

21dB

Projection quality

1.resolution
?

Best

Sony LSPX-A1

4096 x 2160px

1920 x 1080px

1920 x 1080px

2.ANSI lumens
?

The light projected by the device is brighter, i.e. it has a higher ANSI lumens measurement.

Best

Sanyo PLC-XF47A

15000cd/m²

2400cd/m²

1700cd/m²

3.has motorized zoom
?

Motorized or power zoom lenses allow the user to remotely press a switch, for example on a remote control, causing the projector to automatically zoom in or out and correct the size of the image.

Panasonic PT-AE8000U
Sony VPL-HW55ES
4.maximum projection size
?

The maximum size of image that a device can project without compromising quality.

Best

InFocus IN5544

603"

300"

300"

5.displays 3D
?

The device can display 3D images without the need for wearing special glasses. The display's special construction allows viewers to get a sense of an image's depth by tailoring its position to fit the user's perspective.

Panasonic PT-AE8000U
Sony VPL-HW55ES
6.has manual focus
?

This allows to manually set the focus.

Panasonic PT-AE8000U
Sony VPL-HW55ES

Connectivity

1.HDMI ports
?

More HDMI ports mean that you can simultaneously connect numerous devices, such as video game consoles and set-top boxes.

Best

Sony LSPX-A1

3

3

2

2.has a VGA connector
?

VGA connector is a widespread connector and is found on many video cards, computer monitors, and some television sets.

Panasonic PT-AE8000U
Sony VPL-HW55ES
3.component ports
?

The more component ports a device has, the more devices can be simultaneously connected, such as video game consoles and set-top boxes.

Best

BenQ MS504

6

3

1

4.composite ports
?

The more composite ports a device has, the more devices can be simultaneously connected, such as video game consoles and set-top boxes.

Best

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030

3

1

1

5.has a DVI connector
?

Devices that have a DVI connector (usually computers and notebooks) can be connected to the TV set.

Panasonic PT-AE8000U
Sony VPL-HW55ES
6.has a HDMI output
?

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

Panasonic PT-AE8000U
Sony VPL-HW55ES

Features

1.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
?

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

Panasonic PT-AE8000U
Sony VPL-HW55ES
2.Has a remote control
?

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

Panasonic PT-AE8000U
Sony VPL-HW55ES
3.audio input ports
?

More audio input ports mean that more audio devices such as microphones and keyboards can be connected at once.

Best

Optoma EH501

3

0

1

Miscellaneous

1.supports digital input
?

Digital inputs carry a binary digital signal, instead of an analog signal. Digital input improves the quality of the projection.

Panasonic PT-AE8000U
Sony VPL-HW55ES
2.has a 24p cinema mode
?

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

For example

Panasonic PT-AE8000U

Panasonic PT-AE8000U
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