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Sony VPLVW600ES Projector

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DCI 4K (4096 X 2160) 26dB 1,700 ANSI Lumens Mar 2015
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9 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

This Sony multimedia projector is one of the most awarded by expert review sites of all the projectors of a similar type and age.

One expert review site thought that this multimedia projector was brilliant and gave it their highest award. This data projector received an "Editor's Choice" award from Projectorcentral.com.

The experts at two additional expert review sites both concluded that this data projector was good. Projectorreviews.com gave this projector a "Hot Product" award and Soundandvision.com gave it a "Top Pick" award.

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Excellent Expert Reviews

Two experts from sites including projectorcentral.com and soundandvision.com have rated this multimedia projector on average 93%. If all the data projectors that were launched more than a year ago are ranked by average expert review score then this projector is in the top 8%.

Good Brand

Sony has good average reviews for its projectors as well as across its entire multimedia projector range compared to other manufacturers.

Nice Design

Two Sony VPL-VW600ES owners who reviewed the product agreed that it was smooth. Expert review site Soundandvision.com scored the Sony VPL-VW600ES 4 stars and mentioned “With its compelling reproduction of smooth detail, fine color”. Soundandvision.com also said “Smooth, clean detail”.

Good High Def TV

One Sony VPL-VW600ES owner wrote in their reviews that the product was good at displaying high definition TV. Soundandvision.com gave it a score of 4 stars and mentioned “In case you haven't noticed—or have just returned from an extended spring break in Antarctica—the newest thing in home video is Ultra HD, or 4K” in their Sony VPL-VW600ES review.

DCI 4K (4096 X 2160) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the Sony VPL-VW600ES is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160). That's over eleven times the resolution of a XGA (1024x768) projector, which is the most common resolution.

A DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) native projector resolution is actually the best resolution amongst all similar spec data projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VPL-VW600ES.

Amongst comparable types of projector the worst resolution is nHD (640x360).

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Supports Full HD Projection

The VPL-VW600ES supports Full HD projection, unlike most of the other projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VPL-VW600ES which do not support Full HD projection.

It is worth also looking at other projectors which also support Full HD projection including the LG PF1500 ($711.99), the Sony VPL-HW40ES ($2,399.99), or the Optoma HD91+ ($2,295.00).

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Supports 3D Image Projection

Like most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to the VPL-VW600ES, the VPL-VW600ES supports 3D image projection.

It is worth considering other multimedia projectors which also support 3D image projection including the Sony VPL-HW40ES ($2,399.99), or the Optoma HD91+ ($2,295.00).

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Very Quiet Noise Level

The noise levels of data projectors of this age and spec range from 21dB to 39dB, and the average noise level is 32dB. At only 26 decibels, the VPL-VW600ES has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that were released one year ago.

Other projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the Optoma HD91+ ($2,295.00) (23dB).

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6 Reasons Against

Inferior Picture Quality

One person wrote in their reviews that this projector did not have a good contrast ratio. Soundandvision.com mentioned “Rich, dark blacks” in their review of this projector although they still scored the Sony VPL-VW600ES 4 stars.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-VW600ES does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-VW600ES which have a built-in speaker.

Other multimedia projectors which also have a built-in speaker that you might also want to look at include the LG PF1500 ($711.99).

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The VPL-VW600ES does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VPL-VW600ES also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The Sony VPL-VW600ES has one of the dimmer projector brightness (only 1,700 ANSI lumen) amongst projectors of this age. The average projector brightness of projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the VPL-VW600ES is 3,400 ANSI lumens.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Sony VPL-VW600ES is a one USB 2.0 port projector. Most of the other projectors of this spec and age have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Heavy

Comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the VPL-VW600ES have weights of between 9.7g and 18kg, and the average weight is 4.3kg. With a weight of 14 kilograms, the VPL-VW600ES is one of the heavier projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VPL-VW600ES amongst projectors of this age.

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1 Other reason to consider the Sony VPL-VW600ES

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Sony released the VPL-VW600ES.

Specification

Projector
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Video
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
3D Format
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
Networking
Performance
Noise Level
On Screen Display Language
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Maximum Power Consumption
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content

3 Awards

soundandvision.com Top Pick projectorcentral.com Editor's Choice projectorreviews.com Hot Product

Expert Reviews

(4)
28 March 2014

With its compelling reproduction of smooth detail, fine color, and impressive brightness with 2D content, the VPL-VW600ES offers a tantalizing taste of 4K...

Soundandvision.com

Smooth, clean detail
Excellent color
Rich, dark blacks
Occasional iris pumping
Pricey

Projectorreviews.com

Sony's VPL-VW600ES offers true 4K for about $15,000. If you have the budget, this is the projector to own.Some comparisons to the competition will be added, as well as additional commentary,... Read more…

15 January 2014

Projectorcentral.com

Usually, the first example of any new technology is more of a tech demo than a finished product -- or if it is a complete product, it is priced exorbitantly. The VW600, despite its $14,999 price... Read more…

10 January 2014

LAS VEGAS - Olvídate de los gigantescos televisores de pantalla plana, ¿por que no mejor convertir tu pared en un televisor?En realidad, ésa ha sido siempre la promesa de los proyectores que... Read more…

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 13 June 2014 by Balthazar2k4
Balthazar2k4 would recommend the Sony VPL-VW600ES

As an upgrade from an Epson 5010, the Sony VW600ES is on a completely different playing field. It may not be quite as bright at the Epson, but the resolution, color quality, and 3D performance is... Read more…

Reviewed 28 June 2015 by StuDog
StuDog would recommend the Sony VPL-VW600ES

Purchased this projector when my old Runco CL810 conked out. That was a 1080i image, so I expected quite an upgrade, but I was blown away by the brightness and clarity of this Sony projector. The... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony vplvw600, sony vplvw600e, sony vplvw600es
Barcodes 00027242872202, 00791836707903

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