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Sony VPL-FX500L

Sony VPLFX500L Projector

2500:1 XGA (1024x768) 7,000 ANSI Lumens 1024 X 768 (XGA) Mar 2013
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The VPL-FX500L features native XGA resolution, high brightness at 7000 lumens color light output, a centered lens, and the widest lens shift in its class. A twin-lamp system ensures worry free,... More
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9 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Multimedia Projector Reviews

We checked 249 owner and expert reviews for Sony multimedia projectors and found that on average Sony has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically for its 2500:1 contrast ratio data projectors.

Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

Across all the similar spec projectors that were released around the same time as the VPL-FX500L the projector brightness range from 500 ANSI lumens to 16,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 4,100 ANSI lumens. At 7,000 ANSI lumens, the Sony VPL-FX500L has a fairly bright projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to the VPL-FX500L.

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Very Bright Colour Light Output

The dimmest colour light output of multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the VPL-FX500L is 2,600 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 7,000 ANSI lumens, and the average colour light output is 3,500 ANSI lumens. When compared to other 2500:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VPL-FX500L, the VPL-FX500L's colour light output of 7,000 ANSI lumens is one of the brightest.

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Very Bright Brightness in Economy Mode

At 5,600 ANSI lumens, the Sony VPL-FX500L has a very bright brightness in economy mode compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age. Across all the data projectors of this age and spec the brightness in economy mode range from 1,500 ANSI lumens to 5,600 ANSI lumens.

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Quite Big Lamp Power

Across all the data projectors of this type and age the lamp power range from 190W to 400W, and the average lamp power is 250W. The VPL-FX500L has a quite big lamp power (330 Watts) compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to the VPL-FX500L.

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The service life of lamp in economic mode of 2500:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the VPL-FX500L range from 2,000h to 8,000h, and the average service life of lamp in economic mode is 5,500h. The VPL-FX500L has one of the longest service life of lamp in economic mode (8,000 hours) amongst 2500:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age.

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Fairly Long Lamp Service Life

The VPL-FX500L has a fairly long lamp service life (6,000 hours) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to the VPL-FX500L. Across all the projectors of this spec and age the lamp service lives range from 1,500h to 30,000h, and the average lamp service life is 4,000h.

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Quite High Maximum Vertical Synchronization

With a maximum vertical synchronization of 93 kilohertz, the VPL-FX500L has one of the higher maximum vertical synchronization amongst 2500:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age. 2500:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the VPL-FX500L have maximum vertical synchronization of between 0.085kHz and 120kHz, and the average maximum vertical synchronization is 83kHz.

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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 projectors of this age and spec.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-FX500L does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other 2500:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched around the same time as the VPL-FX500L.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The Sony VPL-FX500L does not support Full HD projection. Most of the other multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-FX500L also do not support Full HD projection.

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Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

Like most of the other projectors of this age and spec, the Sony VPL-FX500L does not support 3D image projection.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other data projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-FX500L, the Sony VPL-FX500L does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Heavy

When compared to other multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the VPL-FX500L, the Sony VPL-FX500L's weight of 20 kilograms is one of the heaviest. Across all the 2500:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago the weights range from 470g to 47kg, and the average weight is 7.3kg.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony VPL-FX500L

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the VPL-FX500L over three years ago.

1024 X 768 (XGA) Graphics Resolution

The VPL-FX500L supports a maximum resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA). That's 59% less resolution than the most common graphics resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA).

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XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

This multimedia projector has a native projector resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is typical of many projectors of a comparable age and type to it.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Minimum Vertical Synchronization
Maximum Horizontal Synchronization
Maximum Vertical Synchronization
Minimum Horizontal Synchronization
Colour Light Output
Brightness in Economy Mode
Horizontal Resolution
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Type
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Focus Mode
Video
Graphics Resolution
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
S-Video Input
Component Video in Port
Composite Video in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate
Performance
Heat Dissipation
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Design
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
Certificates
Safety
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 10 November 2014 by Paul

Purchased the projector for permanent installation at a church. Projector produces a great looking image with nice contrast. Presentations look great even with a lot of ambient light in the room.... Read more…

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $118.38
Electricity cost when on standby $0.57
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Total running cost over 5 years $118.95
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.77 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 20 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00027242799530, 00272427995300

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