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Sony VPL-FH500L
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Sony VPLFH500L Projector

2000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) 7,000 ANSI Lumens AC Mar 2014
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The VPL-FH500L's outstanding portfolio of features allows it to offer class-leading projection performance even in the most challenging of environments. Its 7,000 Lumens Colour Light Output... More
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Sony Projectors Have Good Reviews

Projectors produced by Sony generally have good reviews compared to other brands.

Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the VPL-FH500L is 110 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 10,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 4,000 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of 7,000 ANSI lumens, the Sony VPL-FH500L has a very bright projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the VPL-FH500L.

Projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might also be worth considering include the Christie DXG1051-Q[plb_3022337_price] (10,000 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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WUXGA (1920x1200) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the VPL-FH500L is WUXGA (1920x1200). That's over two times the resolution of a XGA (1024x768) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

This multimedia projector's resolution (WUXGA (1920x1200)) is actually the best resolution amongst all 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out around the same time as the VPL-FH500L.

An XGA (1024x768) native projector resolution is the worst resolution across comparable types of multimedia projector.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

Most of the other multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-FH500L have a built-in speaker, however the Sony VPL-FH500L does not have a built-in speaker.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Like most of the other projectors of this age and type, the Sony VPL-FH500L does not support Full HD projection.

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Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The VPL-FH500L does not support 3D image projection, although this is within the context that most of the other data projectors of this spec and age also do not support 3D image projection.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most multimedia projectors of this spec and age do not support WiFi connectivity. The VPL-FH500L is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port

The VPL-FH500L is a one VGA (D-Sub) port projector. Most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to the VPL-FH500L have between one and three VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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1 Other reason to consider the Sony VPL-FH500L

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this multimedia projector was released.

Specification

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RS-232 Port
S-Video Input
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
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Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
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User Reviews

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Reviewed 15 April 2013 by Stunko

I have the single lamp version of this baby that outputs 5200 ANSI lumen of bightness measured at the screen, and uses a single UHP lamp. Now, with 1x lamp you get 5200 ANSI brightness... with the... Read more…

Great picture quality
Difficult To Set Up
Hard To Use
Limited Compatibility
Unreliable performance
Reviewed 12 February 2013 by Tom

Excellent picture. Everything else is a mess. Control via ip ONLY if you use internet exploder on a windows machine. This is stupid. When working properly, control is sloppy. the programmer should... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $98.85
Electricity cost when on standby $1.71
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Total running cost over 5 years $100.56
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0.65T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.65 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
17
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 17 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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