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Sony VPL-VW1000ES
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Sony VPL-VW1000ES Projector

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DCI 4K (4096 X 2160) 22dB 2,000 ANSI Lumens Sep 2013
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18 Reasons For

Eight Industry Awards

This projector has received eight awards from projector experts.

Two expert review sites thought that this data projector was good. The expert at Trusted Reviews conluded that they would recommend this multimedia projector and gave it a "Recommended" award and the reviewer at Avforums.com conluded that they would highly recommend it and gave it a "Highly Recommended" award.

This projector received a "Reference Status" award from Homecinemachoice.com, Expert Reviews gave it an "Ultimate" award and Projectorreviews.com gave it a "Hot Product" award.

01net.com gave this data projector a "5 Star" award, it received a "Best in Test" award from Ljudochbild.se and it received a "Top Pick" award from Soundandvision.com.

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Good Expert Reviews

This projector has an average expert rating of 86% based on fifteen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, T3.com and hometheaterreview.com.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Data Projectors

On average Sony projectors have good reviews compared to other brands as do all projectors manufactured by Sony.

Good Picture Quality

A number of customers who reviewed the product thought it had good picture quality. Expert review site Soundandvision.com wrote in their review “Superb resolution • Excellent blacks and shadow detail • Four times the pixel density of 1920x1080 HD”.

A number of customers wrote in their reviews that it was good for watching blu-ray discs. Expert review site Avhub.com.au mentioned “And Sony has led the way, with a full consumer chain from Blu-ray player through AV receivers to one of the 84-inch 4K TVs that have already arrived on the” in their review.

One person concluded that the product was good for watching standard definition TV.

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Good Product Quality

Several Sony VPL-VW1000ES owners who reviewed it said that it was good quality. Avhub.com.au mentioned two years ago “Excellent overall picture quality, natural color skin tones” in their Sony VPL-VW1000ES review. Avhub.com.au also said “Extremely good 3D image quality”. Avhub.com.au also said “Astonishing 4K video quality”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

Several people mentioned in their reviews that this projector had a good 3D picture quality. Avhub.com.au said “In fairness, this is the brightest 3D capable home theater projector anywhere near its price, that we've reviewed to date, although there are some twice as b”. Avhub.com.au also said “Brilliant 3D pictures”.

Good High Def TV

A number of people wrote that this projector was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert review site Wired.co.uk said in their review of the Sony VPL-VW1000ES “Forget Full HD -- Quad Resolution has arrived offering four times the picture quality.” . Avhub.com.au wrote “Great upscaling of Full HD” in their Sony VPL-VW1000ES review.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Sony VPL-VW1000ES owner thought the Sony VPL-VW1000ES was quiet. One Sony VPL-VW1000ES reviewer reckoned that the Sony VPL-VW1000ES was noisy.

Nice Design

One person who bought the Sony VPL-VW1000ES thought it was smooth. Avhub.com.au wrote in their Sony VPL-VW1000ES review “Superb black level performance with a very smooth iris”. One person who purchased the Sony VPL-VW1000ES said that it was good looking. Avhub.com.au said in their review “4K upscaling for Bluray and other sources, stylish design, low operating noise, high quality optics”.

Good Standard Def Image

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product was good at displaying standard definition TV. Expertreviews.co.uk said in their review of this projector on Expert Reviews “Most TV broadcasts are still in standard definition here in the UK.”.

Robust

One person who purchased this projector concluded that it was well made. Avhub.com.au wrote “4 2K capability, strong contrast performance, crisp detail, impressive build, ease of setup, quiet in use” in their review of this projector.

DCI 4K (4096 X 2160) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the Sony VPL-VW1000ES is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160). That's over eight times the resolution of a WXGA (1280x800) multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution.

This projector's resolution (DCI 4K (4096 x 2160)) is actually the best resolution amongst all data projectors of a similar type and age to the VPL-VW1000ES.

A VGA (640x480) native projector resolution is the worst resolution amongst similar types of projector.

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Supports Full HD Projection

The VPL-VW1000ES supports Full HD projection, unlike most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-VW1000ES which do not support Full HD projection.

We compared all the other projectors which support Full HD projection to this projector and we think the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub[plb_2301495_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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4096 X 2160 Graphics Resolution

The VPL-VW1000ES supports a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160. That's over four times the resolution of a 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) projector, which is the most common resolution supported by projectors of a similar spec and age to the VPL-VW1000ES. This data projector also supports a graphics resolution of 3840 x 2160.

A 4096 x 2160 graphics resolution is actually the best supported resolution across all comparable spec projectors that have been around for a similar time to the VPL-VW1000ES.

Across similar types of multimedia projector the worst supported resolution is 640 x 400.

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Supports 3D Image Projection

The VPL-VW1000ES supports 3D image projection. Most of the other projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VPL-VW1000ES also support 3D image projection.

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Two Component Video in Ports

The VPL-VW1000ES is a two component video in port projector. Most of the other projectors that have been around for around the same time as the VPL-VW1000ES have between one and two component video in ports.

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Two HDMI Ports

Most projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-VW1000ES have between one and three HDMI ports, including the VPL-VW1000ES which has two HDMI ports.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

At only 22 decibels, the VPL-VW1000ES has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago. The quietest noise level of data projectors of this age and type is 20dB, the loudest is 47dB, and the average noise level is 32dB.

If you are not bothered about having a louder noise level then you might want to look at the VPL-HW50ES[pl_1471582_price] (21dB), or the VPL-HW30ES[pl_1576440_price] (22dB) both from Sony.

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3 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Sony VPL-VW1000ES was not thick. Expert website Whathifi.com mentioned in their review “At the moment it’s a loose term cove” .

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-VW1000ES does not have a built-in speaker, although this is within the context that most of the other multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago also do not have a built-in speaker.

We think you might also be interested in other projectors which also have a built-in speaker including the Benq W750[plb_1561747_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other projectors that have been available for around the same time as the VPL-VW1000ES, the VPL-VW1000ES does not support WiFi connectivity.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony VPL-VW1000ES

Released Over Three Years Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market for over three years.

Average Projector Brightness

The Sony VPL-VW1000ES has a relatively average projector brightness (2,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

If this projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might also want to consider the Optoma HD50[plb_2578841_price] (2,200 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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Specification

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Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Projection Technology
Lens System
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Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Video
Graphics Resolution
Video Mode
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
Component Video in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Packaging Content
Cable Included

8 Awards

Trusted Reviews Recommended Expert Reviews Ultimate homecinemachoice.com Reference Status projectorreviews.com Hot Product avforums.com Highly Recommended soundandvision.com Top Pick 01net.com 5 Star ljudochbild.se Best in Test

Expert Reviews

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26 May 2014

4K ? it's all the rage. The latest AV receivers support it. As do quite a few new Blu-ray players. And Sony has led the way, with a full consumer chain from Blu-ray player through AV receivers to... Read more…

Astounding resolution
4K upscaling for Bluray and other sources, stylish design, low operating noise, high quality optics
Blistering 4K resolution
Excellent upscaling
Excellent overall picture quality, natural color skin tones
No source of commercial 4K video content, expensive when viewed primarily as a 2K projector
Little or no native 4K material available
Could be a little brighter for 3D A statement I've said about almost every 3D projector so far
In fairness, this is the brightest 3D capable home theater projector anywhere near its price, that we've reviewed to date, although there are some twice as b
Lack of 4 2K material, odd choice of panel ratio, struggles with DVD, high price
12 September 2013

Homecinemachoice.com

Those seeking the visual equivalent of fine-dining are traditionally best served at a 4K digital cinema. An eight-million pixel image, spread large and bristling with detail, is a feast for the... Read more…

8 June 2012

Even the most hopeless early adopters will think twice about buying one of these, but if they do, they'll be enjoying the best home cinema projector currently available and all set for the 4K...

Projectorreviews.com

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Sony VPL-VW1000ES ?Projector Reviews TV? Video SummaryLet's just start this review off with some big statements: This is the first true 4K projector I've reviewed, and it's... Read more…

18 May 2012

It?s ludicrously expensive, but a clear sign of things to come ? all we need now is some 4K content...

Expert Reviews

7 May 2012

Avforums.com

Sony have something of a history of being ahead of the curve when it comes to launching products that incorporate new technology. As an example, the Qualia 004 was a 1080p projector that was... Read more…

4 May 2012

The idea of futureproofing is an attractive one, and it's all to the fore in the , a projector that's more about 4K capability than the 3D it also delivers.What?s 4K? Well, it's all about... Read more…

1 May 2012

With the Sony VPL-VW1000ES 4K projector, the Japanese brand has taken the concept of domestic cinema and quadrupled it. Offering a resolution of 4096 x 2160, this is the first consumer projector... Read more…

24 April 2012

If you're shopping in this price range for a new projector, the Sony VPL-VW1000 should definitely be on your short list. If 3D is not an important target on your radar, that's all you need to...

Soundandvision.com

As a person who has worked with 4K as director from capture to exhibition, I know the benefits it provides viewers and professionals as a format. Because of this, I hold out hope for its eventual...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony vplvw1000, sony vplvw1000e, sony vplvw1000es
Barcodes 00027242840188, 04905524838503
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