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Optoma UHD42 vs. Sony VPL-VW270ES + 8

Optoma UHD42

Optoma UHD42

£1,099.00

£1,129.98 Incl. delivery
Sony VPL-VW270ES

Sony VPL-VW270ES

3.8

£2,700.00

Free delivery
Optoma HD143X

Optoma HD143X

£449.99

Free delivery
ViewSonic M2

ViewSonic M2

3.9
“Image quality”

£531.60

£542.38 Incl. delivery
Optoma UHD60

Optoma UHD60

4

£1,787.42

Free delivery
Nebula Capsule

Nebula Capsule

£289.00

Free delivery
Optoma UHD30

Optoma UHD30

£949.00

Free delivery
Xiaomi Mi Smart Projector Mini

Xiaomi Mi Smart Projector Mini

2.7

£342.00

£428.99 Incl. delivery
ViewSonic X10-4K

ViewSonic X10-4K

4.2
“Quality”

£1,140.00

Free delivery
ViewSonic M1 Mini

ViewSonic M1 Mini

£136.46

£144.02 Incl. delivery
Noise level
26 - 28 dB
26 dB
27 dB
24 - 26 dB
25 - 28 dB
26 - 28 dB
26 - 30 dB
25 - 26 dB
Ethernet connection
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
3D support (3D-Ready)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Glasses included
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
HD ready
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Full HD (HD ready 1080p)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HDR
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Streaming standards
AirPlay, WiDi (Wireless Display), Miracast
Analogue 3.5mm input
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Component input (YPbPr/YCbCr)
1 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
1 ​
Composite input
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
DisplayPort
No
No
No
No
No
No
HDMI
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HDMI version
2.0
2.0
1.4a
2.0
2.0
2.0
2.0
Number of HDMI inputs
2 ​
2 ​
2 ​
1 ​
2 ​
2 ​
1 ​
2 ​
1 ​
Supported standards
MHL
MHL
MHL
Other connectors
Digital coaxial output (S/PDIF), 3.5mm output
Digital coaxial output (S/PDIF), 3.5mm output
Digital coaxial output (S/PDIF), 3.5mm output
S-video
No
No
No
USB-C
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
USB
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
USB 2.0
1 ​
1 ​
3 ​
0 ​
2 ​
1 ​
VGA in
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Available colours
White
Black, White
Black
Black
White, Silver
Black, Red
White
White, Grey
Black
White, Grey, Blue
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Depth
270 mm
464 mm
234 mm
224 mm
331 mm
68 mm
270 mm
115 mm
271 mm
104 mm
Height
118 mm
205 mm
108 mm
51 mm
141 mm
120 mm
118 mm
150 mm
166 mm
24 mm
Width
315 mm
496 mm
316 mm
224 mm
498 mm
68 mm
315 mm
150 mm
261 mm
100 mm
Product weight
3.9 kg
14 kg
3.06 kg
1.32 kg
7.3 kg
0.42 kg
3.9 kg
1.3 kg
4.1 kg
0.28 kg
Features
Remote control
Remote control
Remote control
Bluetooth, Remote control, Memory card reader
Remote control
Remote control
Remote control
Bluetooth, Remote control, Ultra short throw, Interactive
Bluetooth, Remote control, Memory card reader
Bluetooth, Remote control
Built-in speakers
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Display Technology
DLP
LCOS/SXRD/D-ILA
DLP
DLP
DLP
DLP
DLP
DLP
DLP
DLP
Lamp life max (normal)
15000 h
6000 h
3500 h
30000 h
4000 h
30000 h
15000 h
20000 h
30000 h
30000 h
Lamp life max (power save/ eco)
10000 h
6000 h
10000 h
30000 h
10000 h
10000 h
30000 h
30000 h
30000 h
Lens shift
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Steering
Motor-driven
Manual
Type of lens shift
Vertical
Vertical, Horizontal
Vertical
Light source
Bulb
Bulb
LED
Bulb
LED
Bulb
LED
LED
LED
Portable
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Projection distance
1.2 - 8.1 m
1 - 9.8 m
0.6 - 2.7 m
1.3 - 9.3 m
0.58 - 3.08 m
1.21 - 9.9 m
0.5 - 3.5 m
0.64 - 2.66 m
Screen size
34.1 - 302.4 inches
60 - 300 inches
24 - 100 inches
26.45 - 302.2 inches
33 - 300 inches
40 - 200 inches
30 - 200 inches
24 - 100 inches
Throw ratio
1.21 - 1.59 :1
1.47 - 1.62 :1
1.23 :1
1.39 - 2.22 :1
1.3 :1
1.5 - 1.66 :1
1.2 :1
0.8 :1
1.2 :1
Zoom ratio
1.3 x
2.06 x
1.6 x
1.1 x
Resolution
3840x2160 (4K Ultra HD)
4096x2160 (4K)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
3840x2160 (4K Ultra HD)
854x480
3840x2160 (4K Ultra HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
3840x2160 (4K Ultra HD)
854x480
Aspect ratio
16:9, 4:3
16:9
16:9, 4:3
16:9, 4:3, 16:10, 2:35:1
16:9, 4:3
16:9
16:9
16:9
16:9
16:9, 4:3, 16:10
Brightness (max)
3400 ANSI
1500 ANSI
3000 ANSI
1200 ANSI
3000 ANSI
150 ANSI
3400 ANSI
500 ANSI
1000 ANSI
50 ANSI
Contrast
500000 :1
350000 :1
23000 :1
3000000 :1
1000000 :1
1500 :1
500000 :1
3500 :1
3000000 :1
500 :1
Dynamic contrast
500000 :1
350000 :1
23000 :1
3000000 :1
500000 :1
500000 :1
3000000 :1
500 :1
Image frequency
24p, 60p, 50p
24p, 30p, 60p, 50p
24p, 60p, 50p
24p, 30p, 60p, 50p
24p, 30p, 60p, 50p
24p, 60p, 50p
Video formats supported
480p, 576p, 720p, 1080p (Full HD), 1080i, 480i, 576i, 2160p (4K Ultra HD)
480p, 576p, 720p, 1080p (Full HD), 1080i, 2160p (4K Ultra HD)
480p, 576p, 720p, 1080p (Full HD), 1080i, 480i, 576i, 2160p (4K Ultra HD)
480p, 576p, 720p, 1080p (Full HD), 1080i, 480i, 576i, 2160p (4K Ultra HD)
480p, 576p, 720p, 1080p (Full HD), 1080i, 480i, 576i, 2160p (4K Ultra HD)
720p, 1080i
480p, 576p, 720p, 1080p (Full HD), 1080i, 480i, 576i, 2160p (4K Ultra HD)
480p, 576p, 720p, 1080p (Full HD), 1080i, 480i, 576i
480p, 576p, 720p, 1080p (Full HD), 1080i, 480i, 576i, 2160p (4K Ultra HD)
480p, 576p, 720p, 1080p (Full HD), 1080i, 480i, 576i, 2160p (4K Ultra HD)
Release year
2020
2018
2018
2020
2017
2018
2020
2020
2019
2020
Operational Power Consumption (min-max)
220 - 305 W
390 W
300 W
74 W
259 - 348 W
20 W
220 - 305 W
65 W
140 W
10 W
Power consumption (standby)
0.5 W
0.4 W
0.5 W
0.5 W
0.5 W
0.5 W
0.5 W
0.5 W
Power management
Mains
Mains
Mains, USB
Mains, USB
Battery
Mains
Mains
Mains
Mains, Battery