Sony VPL-DW240 vs Sony VPL-FH500L

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Release dateSeptember 2016February 2011
Projection system & image
Aspect ratio16:10 (WXGA)16:10 (WUXGA)
Brightness3,000 ANSI7,000 ANSI
Throw1.1 - 8.8 **
Vertical lens shift
Horizontal lens shift
Vertical keystone
Horizontal keystone
3D mode
Vga in
Audio out
Other Features
Fan noise41.0 dB
Lamp life6,000 hours8,000 hours
Lamp watts215W330W
Height8 cm21 cm
Weight2.7 kg20.0 kg
Power usage294 w490 w
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Comparison of both projectors: Sony VPL-DW240 vs Sony VPL-FH500L

The Sony VPL-DW240 was released in September 2016; the Sony VPL-FH500L arrived in the market in February 2011.

Concerning the projection system specifications, the Sony VPL-DW240 has a low brightness (3,000 ANSI) compared to the brightness of the Sony VPL-FH500L: 7,000 ANSI whereas the Sony VPL-DW240 has a lower contrast of 3,000:1 than the Sony VPL-FH500L having 2,500:1. The Sony VPL-DW240 projector has a better resolution of 1280x800 with a throw of 1.1 - 8.8 , while the Sony VPL-FH500L has only 1920x1200 with a throw of **.

As for the image system, the Sony VPL-DW240 doesn't have the vertical shift, but the Sony VPL-FH500L has it, and both projectors have the vertical keystone, but none has the an horizontal keystone correction, which means that you have to put the projector in front of the screen, but it can be fixed on the ceiling or placed on a table, lower than the screen. None of the projectors have the 3d mode.

The Sony VPL-DW240 is HDMI compatible, it has a VGA IN port, the Sony VPL-DW240 has an audio out, and doesn't have a USB port. The Sony VPL-FH500L is HDMI compatible, it has a VGA IN port, the Sony VPL-FH500L doesn't have an audio out, and doesn't have a USB port.

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