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Sony VPL-SW636C
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Sony VPLSW636C Projector

3000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 28dB 3,300 ANSI Lumens Dec 2015
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The VPL-SW636C Ultra Short Throw projector is ideal for classroom or corporate use, with simple, flexible installation, low ownership costs, enhanced interactivity and easy connection to other... More
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Sony Has Good Multimedia Projector Reviews

We checked the reviews from users and experts of hundreds of data projectors to determine an average rating for each projector brand. On average Sony projectors have good reviews from users and experts.

Supports Full HD Projection

The Sony VPL-SW636C supports Full HD projection, which is unusual. Most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched in the last year do not support Full HD projection.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other new 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors, the Sony VPL-SW636C has a built-in speaker.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

The Sony VPL-SW636C supports a maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over two times the resolution of a 1280 x 720 (HD 720) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by comparable spec projectors that came out around the same time as the VPL-SW636C. The best resolution of all new projectors is 3840 x 2160 and the worst is 640 x 350.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The Sony VPL-SW636C has more VGA (D-Sub) ports than most of the 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for the last year. This multimedia projector is a three VGA (D-Sub) port projector compared to most of the newly released multimedia projectors which only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Sony VPL-SW636C is a two USB 2.0 port data projector. Most of the other data projectors that were released around the same time as the VPL-SW636C have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Very Long Lamp Service Life

Across all the projectors that came out around the same time as the VPL-SW636C the lamp service lives range from 3,000h to 6,000h, and the average lamp service life is 4,800h. With a lamp service life of 6,000 hours, the VPL-SW636C has one of the longest lamp service lives amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

With a noise level of only 28 decibels, the Sony VPL-SW636C has one of the quieter noise levels amongst comparable spec projectors of this age. The average noise level of new similar spec data projectors is 33dB, and the noise levels range from 21dB to 41dB.

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Only 100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on new projectors.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The VPL-SW636C does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released in the last 12 months also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

Most latest 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors do not support 3D image projection. The Sony VPL-SW636C is no exception to this as it too does not support 3D image projection.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony VPL-SW636C

Released Twelve Months Ago

It was twelve months ago when Sony released the VPL-SW636C.

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,300 ANSI lumens, the VPL-SW636C has a relatively average projector brightness compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for the last year.

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

This multimedia projector has a native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most commonly found native projector resolution on recently released similar spec data projectors.

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Video Mode
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S-Video Input
Component Video in Port
Headphone Output
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
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Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
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RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
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Electricity cost when switched on $81.58
Electricity cost when on standby $2.86
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Total running cost over 5 years $84.44
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Sony VPL-SW636Cuses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.54 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 14 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony p232783, acer vplsw636, sony c058zs00, sony 1280x800, sony p232783p, sony c058za00, sony vplsw636, sony vplsw636c, acer vplsw636c, special vplsw636, special vplsw636c
Barcodes 00050479754636, 00767261241411, 05013493264632