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Sony VPLFHZ57B Projector

10000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) 28dB 4,100 ANSI Lumens Nov 2015
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The VPL-FHZ57 laser projector is ideal for a wide range of business, education and entertainment applications. Teamed with our BrightEra 3LCD projection engine, the advanced Z-Phosphor laser light... More
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Sony Has Good Projector Reviews

We checked the reviews from experts and owners of hundreds of projectors to determine an average rating for each multimedia projector manufacturer. On average projectors made by Sony have good reviews from experts and users.

Supports Full HD Projection

The Sony VPL-FHZ57 supports Full HD projection. Most of the other data projectors of this spec and age also support Full HD projection.

We compared all the other multimedia projectors which support Full HD projection to this projector and we think the WU515T[pl_3108720_price], and the WU515[pl_3108719_price] both from Optoma which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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WUXGA (1920x1200) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the VPL-FHZ57 is WUXGA (1920x1200). That's over two times the resolution of a WXGA (1280x800) data projector, which is the most common resolution.

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

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

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

The VPL-FHZ57 has one of the brighter projector brightness (4,100 ANSI lumens) amongst similar spec data projectors of this age. The projector brightness of similar spec multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the VPL-FHZ57 range from 600 ANSI lumens to 12,000 ANSI lumens.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution supported by the VPL-FHZ57 is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) multimedia projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by projectors of a comparable type and age to the VPL-FHZ57.

This data projector's resolution (1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)) is in fact the best supported resolution across all projectors of this type and age.

A 640 x 480 (VGA) graphics resolution is the worst supported resolution amongst comparable types of data projector.

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Very Long Lamp Service Life

Across all the projectors of a comparable age and type to the VPL-FHZ57 the lamp service lives range from 1,500h to 30,000h. The Sony VPL-FHZ57 has a fairly long lamp service life (20,000 hours) compared to most of the other projectors that were released one year ago.

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Very Bright Colour Light Output

The dimmest colour light output of projectors of this spec and age is 2,100 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 4,100 ANSI lumens. The VPL-FHZ57 has a very bright colour light output (4,100 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the VPL-FHZ57.

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Very Bright White Light Output

The VPL-FHZ57 has one of the brightest white light outputs (4,100 ANSI lumens) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. Across all the comparable spec projectors that have been available for more than a year the white light outputs range from 2,700 ANSI lumens to 4,100 ANSI lumens, and the average white light output is 3,100 ANSI lumens.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

The Sony VPL-FHZ57 has a fairly quiet noise level (only 28 decibels) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than a year. The noise levels of 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the VPL-FHZ57 range from 27dB to 47dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

Other 28dB noise level projectors currently available which you might want to look at include cheaper projectors such as the WU515[pl_3108719_price], or the WU515T[pl_3108720_price] both from Optoma.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate

This projector has a 10|100 Mbit/s ethernet LAN data transfer rate, which is typical of many 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as it.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

Most of the other data projectors of a similar age and type to the VPL-FHZ57 have a built-in speaker, however the VPL-FHZ57 does not have a built-in speaker.

We compared all the other projectors which also have a built-in speaker to this projector and we think the WU515T[pl_3108720_price], or the WU515[pl_3108719_price] both from Optoma which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The Sony VPL-FHZ57 does not support 3D image projection, unlike most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to the VPL-FHZ57.

Alternative projectors which also support 3D image projection that you might want to look at include the WU515T[pl_3108720_price], or the WU515[pl_3108719_price] both from Optoma which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Sony VPL-FHZ57 does not support WiFi connectivity, although this is within the context that most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Only One HDMI Port

The VPL-FHZ57 is a one HDMI port projector.

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Only One Component Video in Port

The VPL-FHZ57 is a one component video in port multimedia projector. Most of the other multimedia projectors that have been around for more than a year have one component video in port.

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Heavy

The lightest 10000:1 contrast ratio projector that has been available for a comparable time to the VPL-FHZ57 is 380g heavy, the heaviest is 68kg, and the average weight is 5.3kg. At 16 kilograms, the VPL-FHZ57 is quite heavy compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-FHZ57.

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Released Over a Year Ago

Sony released the VPL-FHZ57 over a year ago.

Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Vertical Keystone Correction
Colour Light Output
White Light Output
Zoom Capability
Zoom Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
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Lamp
Lamp Type
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Focus Mode
Video
Graphics Resolution
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
BNC Input Port
Component Video in Port
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Remote (IR) Output
Networking
Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate
Performance
Noise Level
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Power Consumption (network Standby)
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Storage Range
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content

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Electricity cost when switched on $91.76
Electricity cost when on standby $2.85
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Total running cost over 5 years $94.61
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.61 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 16 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony p232745, sony vplfhz57, sony p232745p, sony metroplan, sony 4053162930599
Barcodes 00009026090057, 00027242894341, 04053162930599, 04058154042328, 04548736019119, 05054629953853

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