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Sony VPLHW65ES Projector

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120000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 22dB Sep 2015
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Create a spectacular cinematic experience in your own home. Available in a sleek, contemporary black or white finish that makes a stylish addition to any interior, the VPL-HW65ES Home Cinema... More
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9 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors

Multimedia projectors made by Sony have an average rating of 89 out of 100, which is in the top 16% of all projector brands that we have assessed.

A Top Selling Projector

According to sales data from Amazon, the VPL-HW65 is one the top selling projector currently available.

Good Picture Quality

One Sony VPL-HW65 owner wrote in their reviews that this projector had a flickering image.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One Sony VPL-HW65 owner thought it had a good 3D picture quality. In October Freebo mentioned on Amazon “I'm not the only one seeing problems, this reviewer has 3D flicker http” in their review of the Sony VPL-HW65.

Supports 3D Image Projection

The Sony VPL-HW65 supports 3D image projection, as do most of the other projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the VPL-HW65.

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Supports Full HD Projection

The VPL-HW65 supports Full HD projection. Most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to the VPL-HW65 also support Full HD projection.

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the VPL-HW65 is 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of the most common native projector resolution of XGA (1024x768). Across all multimedia projectors of this age and type the worst resolution is nHD (640x360) and the best is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Fairly Long Lamp Service Life

The VPL-HW65 has one of the longer lamp service lives (6,000 hours) amongst similar spec projectors of this age. Similar spec projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the VPL-HW65 have lamp service lives of between 1,500h and 30,000h.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

With a noise level of only 22 decibels, the VPL-HW65 has one of the quietest noise levels amongst comparable spec multimedia projectors of this age. Projectors that were released around the same time as the VPL-HW65 have noise levels of between 22dB and 45dB.

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9 Reasons Against

Only 100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most frequently found AC input voltage on comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to it.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

Most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to the VPL-HW65 have a built-in speaker, however the VPL-HW65 does not have a built-in speaker.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to the VPL-HW65 do not support WiFi connectivity. The VPL-HW65 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The Sony VPL-HW65 has one of the dimmer projector brightness (only 1,800 ANSI lumen) amongst projectors of this age. The dimmest projector brightness of projectors of a comparable age and type to the VPL-HW65 is 100 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 11,000 ANSI lumens.

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Very Dim Colour Light Output

At only 1,800 ANSI lumen, the VPL-HW65 has a quite dim colour light output compared to most of the other projectors of this age and spec. The colour light outputs of comparable spec projectors that have been available for a similar time to the VPL-HW65 range from 1,800 ANSI lumens to 5,200 ANSI lumens.

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Very Dim White Light Output

Across all the comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-HW65 the white light outputs range from 1,800 ANSI lumens to 5,200 ANSI lumens, and the average white light output is 3,300 ANSI lumens. At only 1,800 ANSI lumen, the VPL-HW65 has a quite dim white light output compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the VPL-HW65.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

Across all the data projectors that came out more than a year ago the digital zooms range from 1.1x to 12x, and the average digital zoom is 2.9x. The VPL-HW65 has one of the smaller digital zooms (only 1.6 times zoom factor) amongst comparable spec multimedia projectors of this age.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate

This data projector has a 10|100 Mbit/s ethernet LAN data transfer rate, which is the most commonly found ethernet LAN data transfer rate on comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Very Small Lamp Power

The VPL-HW65 has a fairly small lamp power (only 215 Watts) compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the VPL-HW65. Across all the comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-HW65 the lamp power range from 190W to 470W, and the average lamp power is 280W.

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Released Over a Year Ago

This 120000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projector was released over a year ago.

Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Colour Light Output
White Light Output
Zoom Capability
Compatible Screen Size
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp Type
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Video
Video Mode
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
Component Video in Port
Audio in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
Networking
Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate
Performance
Noise Level
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display Language
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Display
Display Type
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Maximum Power Consumption
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
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Other Features
Dimensions
Interface
Native Resolution

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 10 February 2016 by G moore
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The best projector on the market under £3500 without question.

Reviewed 26 January 2016 by Freebo

The 2D picture is amazing but I'm giving it 3* as I believe there is a bug with the 3D playback, it has a major flicker every few secs. I'm not the only one seeing problems, this reviewer has 3D... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $74.47
Electricity cost when on standby $2.28
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Total running cost over 5 years $76.75
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.49 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers vplhw65w, acer vplhw65, sony vplhw65, sony vplhw65b, sony vplhw65w, sony vplhw65e, acer vplhw65e, sony vplhw65es, sony vplhw65wa, acer vplhw65es, special vplhw65, sony vplhw65esb, audioquest hw65, sony vplhw65esm, sony vplhw65esw, sony vplhw65eswh, audioquest hw65e, special vplhw65e, sony vplhw65esbl, audiolab vplhw65, special vplhw65es, sony vplhw65esbla, audiolab vplhw65e, sony vplhw65eswhi, audioquest hw65es, audiolab vplhw65es, sony vplhw65eswhit, arcamaudio vplhw65, projectors vplhw65, sony vplhw65esblac
Barcodes 00027242892170, 04548736013391, 04548736013407, 05054629885826, 05054629904640

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