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Sony VPL-SW526
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Sony VPL-SW526 Projector

2500:1 WXGA (1280x800) 35dB 2,500 ANSI Lumens Jun 2013
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Designed for education, the VPL-SW526 WXGA (widescreen) projector provides the perfect teaching tool for glare-less projection in changing light conditions. The VPL-SW526 WXGA (widescreen)... More
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8 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Multimedia Projector Reviews

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

Has a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-SW526 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other 2500:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to the VPL-SW526 also have a built-in speaker.

We compared all the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker to this multimedia projector and we think cheaper data projectors such as the VPL-SW536, and the VPL-SX536 both from Sony is also worth considering.

We compared this data projector to all the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker and we think the Sony VPL-CH350 ($1,499.95) is also worth considering.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

This multimedia projector supports a graphics resolution of 1280 x 800 (WXGA)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA), which is typical of many projectors of a similar type and age to it.

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the Sony VPL-SW526 is WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than the most frequently found native projector resolution of XGA (1024x768). Across all projectors of a comparable type and age to the VPL-SW526 the best resolution is WUXGA (1920x1200) and the worst is XGA (1024x768).

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Quite Big Matrix Size

At 0.75 inches, the Sony VPL-SW526 has a fairly big matrix size compared to most of the other 2500:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years. 2500:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the VPL-SW526 have matrix sizes of between 0.45" and 1.8".

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

Multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years have RMS rated power of between 1W and 16W. With an RMS rated power of 16 Watts, the VPL-SW526 has one of the higher RMS rated power amongst 2500:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Resolution

The native resolution of this multimedia projector is WXGA (1280x800), which is the most frequently found native resolution on projectors that are a comparable age to it.

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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 the most frequently found ethernet LAN data transfer rate on 2500:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The VPL-SW526 does not support Full HD projection, although it is worth noting that most of the other 2500:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the VPL-SW526 also do not support Full HD projection.

We think you might also be interested in other projectors which also support Full HD projection including the Sony VPL-CH350 ($1,499.95).

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Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The VPL-SW526 does not support 3D image projection, although this is within the context that most of the other 2500:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago also do not support 3D image projection.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most projectors of a similar type and age to the VPL-SW526 do not support WiFi connectivity. The Sony VPL-SW526 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of projectors of this age and spec range from 500 ANSI lumens to 16,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 4,100 ANSI lumens. The VPL-SW526 has a quite dim projector brightness (only 2,500 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VPL-SW526.

Data projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might be worth looking at include the Sony VPL-CH350 ($1,499.95) (4,000 ANSI lumens).

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony VPL-SW526

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this projector was released.

Average Noise Level

At 35 decibels, the VPL-SW526 has a pretty standard noise level compared to most of the other 2500:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years.

Alternative 35dB noise level data projectors currently available that you might also want to consider include the Sony VPL-SW536 which is cheaper.

If you don't mind having a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Sony VPL-SX536 (28dB and cheaper).

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Brightness in Economy Mode
Horizontal Resolution
Zoom Ratio
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Native Resolution
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Type
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Digital Zoom
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Focus Mode
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
AUX Input
S-Video Input
PC Audio Input
D-Sub PC in Port
Microphone Input
Headphone Output
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display Language
On Screen Display
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
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
Battery
Battery Technology
Battery Type
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
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Included
Cable Included
Other Features
Connectivity

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $72.16
Electricity cost when on standby $33.65
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Total running cost over 5 years $105.81
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Sony VPL-SW526uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.68T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.68 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
18
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 18 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony sw526, sony sw526c, sony p190556, sony vplsw526, sony p190556p, sony vplsw526c, sony vplsw526cb, sony sonyvplsw526, sony sonyvplsw526c
Barcodes 00027242866676, 04053162938885, 04923113166806, 05013493230385, 05013493238022
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