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Sony VPL-FH36
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Sony VPLFH36W Projector

2000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) 40dB 5,200 ANSI Lumens Apr 2013
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The VPL-FH36 3LCD Installation Projector outputs high bright 5200lumens color light output, with native WUXGA resolution suitable for displaying today's high resolution computers and 1080p video... More
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Sony Professional_ VPL-FH36/VPL-FH31 introduction
Introduction to the Sony Professional VPL-FH36 & VPL-FH31

10 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

This data projector received a score of 80% from projector expert review site altomdata.dk.

Good Brand

Projectors built by Sony are some of the better projectors according to average reviews from experts and owners.

Supports Full HD Projection

Unlike most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the VPL-FH36 which do not support Full HD projection, the Sony VPL-FH36 supports Full HD projection.

We compared all the other projectors which support Full HD projection to this multimedia projector and we think the Canon WUX400ST[plb_2983475_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 5,200 ANSI lumens, the Sony VPL-FH36 has a quite bright projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to the VPL-FH36. The projector brightness of 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago range from 110 ANSI lumens to 10,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 4,000 ANSI lumens.

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WUXGA (1920x1200) Native Projector Resolution

The VPL-FH36 has a maximum resolution of WUXGA (1920x1200). That's over two times the resolution of a XGA (1024x768) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

A WUXGA (1920x1200) native projector resolution is in fact the best resolution amongst all projectors of this spec and age.

Amongst comparable types of projector the worst resolution is XGA (1024x768).

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Fairly Big Matrix Size

The matrix sizes of similar spec multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years range from 0.45" to 55". The VPL-FH36 has a fairly big matrix size (0.76 inches) compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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WUXGA (1920x1200) Native Resolution

The VPL-FH36 has a maximum native resolution of WUXGA (1920x1200). That's over two times the native resolution of the most frequently found native resolution of XGA (1024x768). Across all data projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-FH36 the best native resolution is 1080p (1920x1080) and the worst is SVGA (800x600).

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Fairly Big Lamp Power

The Sony VPL-FH36 has a fairly big lamp power (330 Watts) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the VPL-FH36. The smallest lamp power of 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-FH36 is 170W and the biggest is 4,000W.

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Quite Bright Brightness in Economy Mode

The brightness in economy mode of 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years range from 1,400 ANSI lumens to 5,400 ANSI lumens, and the average brightness in economy mode is 3,000 ANSI lumens. At 3,900 ANSI lumens, the VPL-FH36 has a fairly bright brightness in economy mode compared to most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the VPL-FH36.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most frequently found AC input voltage on comparable spec data projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Sony VPL-FH36 does not have a built-in speaker. Most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-FH36 do have a built-in speaker.

There are a number of other data projectors which also have a built-in speaker which you might also want to consider including the Canon WUX400ST[plb_2983475_price] which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The VPL-FH36 does not support 3D image projection, although keep in mind that most of the other multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-FH36 also do not support 3D image projection.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The VPL-FH36 does not support WiFi connectivity, although keep in mind that most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for a similar time to the VPL-FH36 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

Across all the 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the VPL-FH36 the service life of lamp in economic mode range from 2,500h to 10,000h, and the average service life of lamp in economic mode is 4,200h. The Sony VPL-FH36 has a fairly short service life of lamp in economic mode (only 3,500 hours) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to the VPL-FH36.

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Heavy

At 8.3 kilograms, the VPL-FH36 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out around the same time as the VPL-FH36. The lightest data projector of a similar spec and age to the VPL-FH36 is 370g heavy, the heaviest is 23kg, and the average weight is 6.4kg.

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Very Loud Noise Level

Across all the 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for a similar time to the VPL-FH36 the noise levels range from 28dB to 42dB, and the average noise level is 36dB. With a noise level of 40 decibels, the VPL-FH36's noise level is one of the loudest amongst similar spec projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Loud Noise Level in Economy Mode

Across all the 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the VPL-FH36 the noise levels in economy mode range from 26dB to 37dB. At 35 decibels, the VPL-FH36 has a very loud noise level in economy mode compared to most of the other projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-FH36.

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1 Other reason to consider the Sony VPL-FH36

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Sony released the VPL-FH36.

Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Brightness in Economy Mode
Zoom Capability
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Native Resolution
Projection Technology
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Type
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Video
3D Image Projection
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
BNC Input Port
S-Video Input
Component Video in Port
Serial Interface Type
Audio Out Port
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display Language
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Storage Range
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included

Expert Reviews

(1)
30 May 2013

Det sker ikke hver måned, endsige hver dag, at Alt om DATA får tilbudt at teste en billedgengiver fra den topprofessionelle verden, men spændende er det at få mulighed for at se på billeder... Read more…

User Reviews

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Reviewed 12 February 2014 by Pastor Ted
Pastor Ted would recommend the Sony VPL-FH36 (Verified Purchase)

If a permanent install is for you, this is a great projector very bright and clear. The fan noise is reasonably quiet. The vertical and horizontal shift features are all mechanical and not... Read more…

Reviewed 29 July 2013 by Hassan118m
Hassan118m would recommend the Sony VPL-FH36 (Verified Purchase)

Its a professional product with 5200 Lumens and high resolution,that is what one think when buy Sony professional product...

Reviewed 30 March 2014 by Bilex
Bilex would recommend the Sony VPL-FH36 (Verified Purchase)

Purchased product to replace an aged Eiki. Was a bit skeptical to purchase as most of my previous purchases were Panasonic or Sharp products. The location of the outputs were a bit strange to me,... Read more…

Easily Viewed
Lightweight
Solid Bright Clear
For Permanent Install
Reviewed 30 January 2014 by College Design Center Outfitter
College Design Center Outfitter would recommend the Sony VPL-FH36 (Verified Purchase)

Had all the same connections as our previous lecture room projector. With a tiny modification to the old mounts, this bad boy was up and running. This was a huge upgrade from my five year old... Read more…

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers vplfh36, vplfh36w, vplfh36b, sony fh36, sony fh36w, sony vplfh36, sony vplfh36w, sony 25469022, sony vplfh36b, sony 1920x1200
Barcodes 00012304736424, 00027242277496, 00027242277502, 00027242859685, 00027242859708, 00132017869643, 00272428596858, 00272428597084, 00998000694452, 04053162599239, 04905524904017

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