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Sony VPL-VW350ES Projector

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DCI 4K (4096 X 2160) 26dB 1,500 ANSI Lumens Mar 2015
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13 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

This Sony data projector is one of the most awarded by experts of all the multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type.

The editor of one expert review site decided that this projector was fantastic and gave it their highest award. Projectorcentral.com gave this data projector an "Editor's Choice" award.

The editors of two more expert review sites both concluded that this Sony data projector was good. This projector received a "Hot Product" award from Projectorreviews.com and it received a "Top Pick" award from Soundandvision.com.

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Good Expert Reviews

Based on four expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, hometheaterreview.com, projectorcentral.com and soundandvision.com this Sony projector has an average expert rating of 85 out of 100.

Sony Has Good Data Projector Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Sony multimedia projectors and also specifically for Sony projectors and found that in both cases Sony had good reviews compared to other brands.

Nice Design

A few Sony VPL-VW350ES reviewers who reviewed it thought it was good looking. Expert website Projectorreviews.com wrote “It sports a beautiful picture”. Last year expert review site Soundandvision.com scored the product 4 stars and wrote “Delivers a bright, beautiful picture” in their Sony VPL-VW350ES review.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was smooth. In October last year Hometheaterreview.com wrote “Smooth, detailed picture”.

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Good Product Quality

One Sony VPL-VW350ES reviewer who reviewed the Sony VPL-VW350ES thought it was good quality. Hometheaterreview.com wrote in their review of the Sony VPL-VW350ES “It exhibited outstanding picture quality overall, with very good light output” and scored the Sony VPL-VW350ES 5 stars.

Good Technical Features

One person who reviewed this projector considered that it had good features.

Good Picture Quality

One Sony VPL-VW350ES owner reckoned that the Sony VPL-VW350ES had good picture quality.

DCI 4K (4096 X 2160) Native Projector Resolution

The Sony VPL-VW350ES has a maximum resolution of DCI 4K (4096 x 2160). That's over eleven times the resolution of a XGA (1024x768) projector, which is the most common resolution.

This projector's resolution (DCI 4K (4096 x 2160)) is in fact the best resolution across all projectors that have been available for around the same time as the VPL-VW350ES.

The worst resolution amongst comparable types of projector is nHD (640x360).

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Supports Full HD Projection

Unlike most of the other projectors of this spec and age which do not support Full HD projection, the Sony VPL-VW350ES supports Full HD projection.

We compared all the other multimedia projectors which support Full HD projection to this multimedia projector and we think the Sony VPL-VW600ES[plb_3231568_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports 3D Image Projection

The VPL-VW350ES supports 3D image projection. Most of the other projectors that came out more than a year ago also support 3D image projection.

It may also be worth considering one of the other data projectors which support 3D image projection currently available including the Sony VPL-VW600ES[plb_3231568_price] which has better reviews.

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4096 X 2160 Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution supported by the VPL-VW350ES is 4096 x 2160. That's over twenty-eight times the resolution of the most common graphics resolution of 640 x 480 (VGA). In addition, this projector support graphics resolutions of 1280 x 720 (HD 720) and 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) and 3840 x 2160.

A 4096 x 2160 graphics resolution is actually the best supported resolution across all projectors of this type and age.

A 640 x 480 (VGA) graphics resolution is the worst supported resolution amongst comparable types of projector.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate

This multimedia projector has a 10|100 Mbit/s ethernet LAN data transfer rate, which is typical of many similar spec projectors that have been available for more than a year.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

Projectors that have been on the market for more than a year have noise levels of between 21dB and 39dB, and the average noise level is 32dB. The VPL-VW350ES has a quite quiet noise level (only 26 decibels) compared to most of the other projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-VW350ES.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 26dB noise level projectors currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony VPL-VW600ES[plb_3231568_price].

If you don't mind having a louder noise level then you might also want to consider the Sony VPL-VW520 ES[plb_3022936_price] (26dB).

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5 Reasons Against

Poor Support

One person who reviewed the product considered that it did not have good technical guidance. Hometheaterreview.com wrote “No Dynamic iris (or manual one”.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

Most of the other data projectors of a comparable type and age to the VPL-VW350ES have a built-in speaker, however the VPL-VW350ES does not have a built-in speaker.

We compared all the other multimedia projectors which also have a built-in speaker to this data projector and we think the LG PF1500[plb_2938210_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The VPL-VW350ES does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth noting that most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to the VPL-VW350ES also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The VPL-VW350ES has one of the dimmer projector brightness (only 1,500 ANSI lumen) amongst projectors of this age. The projector brightness of comparable spec projectors that have been around for around the same time as the VPL-VW350ES range from 500 ANSI lumens to 8,200 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,400 ANSI lumens.

We compared this projector to all the other 1,500 ANSI lumens brightness multimedia projectors and we think the Optoma HD91+[plb_3016105_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a data projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might want to look at the Sony VPL-HW40ES[plb_3286333_price] (1,700 ANSI lumens) which is also higher rated.

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Only One HDMI Port

Most comparable spec projectors that were released around the same time as the VPL-VW350ES have one HDMI port, including the Sony VPL-VW350ES which has one HDMI port.

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1 Other reason to consider the Sony VPL-VW350ES

Released Over a Year Ago

Sony released the VPL-VW350ES over a year ago.

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3 Awards

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Expert Reviews

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There's a lot to like about Sony's VPL-VW350ES 4K SXRD projector. Beyond being the most affordable native 4K projector on the market, it's simply an excellent performer, combining a very good...

Accurate color
Ample brightness
Smooth, detailed picture
Minimal fan noise
With the best 4K content the Sony VPLV 350ES 4K projector delivers images more detailed than any of its competitors in this price range
No iris control
Doesn't include 3D glasses
With most 4K current sources and all 1080p material, its resolution advantage over 1080p projectors is negligible
Its black levels are lighter, for worse overall contrast, than JVC's comparable DILA projectors
Despite its low cost compared to other 4K p
10 April 2015

Sony's lowest-priced 4K projector to date is packed with features and delivers a bright, beautiful picture...

Soundandvision.com

30 March 2015

The $10,000 Sony VPL-VW350ES is the least expensive true 4K projector available, and it finally delivers on the promise of 4K resolution...

17 February 2015

Projectorreviews.com

The VPL-VW350ES is the lowest cost true 4K projector to hit the market to date, at $9999 US. It sports a beautiful picture. 1300 lumensIt is the least expensive of Sony's three 4K projectors, and... Read more…

9 January 2015

When Sony released the HW40ES last year, they showed that a stripped-down version of a successful projector at a lower price point could be wildly successful. Applying those lessons to the VW600ES...

Projectorcentral.com

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Electricity cost when switched on $84.02
Electricity cost when on standby $1.71
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Total running cost over 5 years $85.73
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.55 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony vplvw350, sony vplvw350e, sony vplvw350es
Barcodes 00027242883994, 00642337929861, 00791836690854, 01600142451457

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