Sony VPL-VW1100ES vs Sony VPL-VW500ES
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Sony VPL-VW1100ES

74

Overall Score

74

Overall Score

Sony VPL-VW1100ES

$16,949.29
$2,629.56
Our Verdict:
A good spec and award winning DCI 4K 3D data projector, with average running costs and an extremely quiet 23dB noise level
96
Reviews
86 Reviews + 3 Awards
58
Value for Money
Average
78
Features
Good Features
68
Running Costs
$93 Over 5 Years
74
Overall Score
Very Good
23dB 4096 X 2160 (DCI 4K) 1000000:1 Yes Oct 2013
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 23dB
Projector Native Resolution 4096 X 2160 (DCI 4K)
Contrast Ratio 1000000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Oct 2013
Sony VPL-VW500ES

74

Overall Score

74

Overall Score

Sony VPL-VW500ES

$8,999.99
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and astonishingly high contrast ratio DCI 4K 3D data projector, with good features and an spectacularly quiet 26dB noise level
97
Reviews
16 Reviews + 8 Awards
58
Value for Money
Average
78
Features
Good Features
72
Running Costs
$72 Over 5 Years
74
Overall Score
Very Good
26dB 4096 X 2160 (DCI 4K) 200000:1 Yes Sep 2013
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 26dB
Projector Native Resolution 4096 X 2160 (DCI 4K)
Contrast Ratio 200000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Sep 2013
Sony VPL-VW1100ES

74

Overall Score

74

Overall Score

Sony VPL-VW1100ES

$16,949.29
$2,629.56
Our Verdict:
A good spec and award winning DCI 4K 3D data projector, with average running costs and an extremely quiet 23dB noise level
96
Reviews
86 Reviews + 3 Awards
58
Value for Money
Average
78
Features
Good Features
68
Running Costs
$93 Over 5 Years
74
Overall Score
Very Good
23dB 4096 X 2160 (DCI 4K) 1000000:1 Yes Oct 2013
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 23dB
Projector Native Resolution 4096 X 2160 (DCI 4K)
Contrast Ratio 1000000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Oct 2013
Sony VPL-VW500ES

74

Overall Score

74

Overall Score

Sony VPL-VW500ES

$8,999.99
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and astonishingly high contrast ratio DCI 4K 3D data projector, with good features and an spectacularly quiet 26dB noise level
97
Reviews
16 Reviews + 8 Awards
58
Value for Money
Average
78
Features
Good Features
72
Running Costs
$72 Over 5 Years
74
Overall Score
Very Good
26dB 4096 X 2160 (DCI 4K) 200000:1 Yes Sep 2013
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 26dB
Projector Native Resolution 4096 X 2160 (DCI 4K)
Contrast Ratio 200000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Sep 2013

Top Prices

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$16,949.29
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Reasons For

Sony VPL-VW1100ES Sony VPL-VW500ES
4 Reasons For
3dB Quieter Noise Level
The Sony VPL-VW1100ES is a 23dB projector. That's 3dB quieter than the Sony VPL-VW500ES (26dB).

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

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300 ANSI Lumens Brighter Projector Brightness
The Sony VPL-VW1100ES is a 2,000 ANSI lumens brightness projector, whereas the Sony VPL-VW500ES is only a 1,700 ANSI lumens brightness projector (300 ANSI lumens dimmer).

This is how bright the bulb in the projector is, measured in 'lumens'.

A brighter bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

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20% Bigger Bulb Power
The Sony VPL-VW1100ES has a bulb power of 330W, however the Sony VPL-VW500ES is only a 265W lamp power projector (65W smaller).

This denotes how powerful the bulb in the projector is, measured in watts (W).

A more powerful bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

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More Shops Are Selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this projector remaining in stock.
4 Reasons For
Cheaper by $7,949
The Sony VPL-VW500ES is $7,949.30 cheaper than the Sony VPL-VW1100ES.
Cheaper to Run by $20 Over Five Years
Over five years the Sony VPL-VW500ES only costs $73 to run however the Sony VPL-VW1100ES costs $93 to run (28% more).
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Five More Awards
The Sony VPL-VW500ES has 8 awards from expert review sites, but the Sony VPL-VW1100ES has 3 awards.
A Little Better Expert Reviews
The Sony VPL-VW500ES has an average expert review score of 91% based on 20 reviews, whereas the Sony VPL-VW1100ES has an average rating of 90% (based on 6 reviews).

Reviews & Awards

Awards

The Sony VPL-VW500ES has more awards than the Sony VPL-VW1100ES. The Sony VPL-VW500ES has 8 awards, where as the Sony VPL-VW1100ES has 3 awards. Compare all award winning projectors.
Sony VPL-VW1100ES Sony VPL-VW500ES
3 Awards
insideci.co.uk: Recommended projectorreviews.com: Hot Product soundandvision.com: Top Pick
8 Awards Best
01net.com: 5 Star avforums.com: Highly Recommended Digital Versus: 5 Star Expert Reviews: Ultimate homecinemachoice.com: Best Buy insideci.co.uk: Recommended Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star Trusted Reviews: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

The Sony VPL-VW500ES has better expert reviews than the Sony VPL-VW1100ES. The average expert reviews score for the Sony VPL-VW500ES is 91% based on 20 reviews, where as the average score for the Sony VPL-VW1100ES is 90% based on 6 reviews.
Sony VPL-VW1100ES Sony VPL-VW500ES
5 stars
2 reviews
4 stars
1 review
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
Best
5 stars
13 reviews
4 stars
3 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

Sony VPL-VW1100ES Sony VPL-VW500ES
Best
5 stars
56 reviews
4 stars
20 reviews
3 stars
3 reviews
2 stars
1 review
1 star
1 review
No reviews found

Insideci.co.uk Review Score

Sony VPL-VW1100ES Sony VPL-VW500ES
Insideci.co.uk logo
The Sony VPL-VW1100ES is, quite simply, the nearest you'll get to installing a pukka 4K digital cinema projector outside of a commercial theatre. A subtle but important update on the original SXRD (Silicon X-tal Reflective Display) VPL-VW1000ES, it s...
Recommended
Sony has taken a convincing lead with 4K projection, and with this second generation flagship, it's set the bar almost impossibly high for the competition. The VPL-VW1100ES is well equipped, delivers mesmerising image quality and for high-end home th...
Aug 2014
Insideci.co.uk logo
Sony has redefined expectations at the upper end of the projection market with the VPL-VW500ES. It's a more affordable, native 4K iteration of the brand's groundbreaking VPL-VW1000ES and VPL-VW1100ES models, and as such it shares much of their image ...
Recommended
As the sole flag-bearers for Ultra HD home theatre projection, Sony has to be considered the go-to brand for future-proofed theatre installs. The fact then that the VPL-VW500ES delivers an image as jaw-dropping as it does then is made all the more re...
Jun 2014

Date Released

Sony VPL-VW1100ES Sony VPL-VW500ES
53 months old Best 54 months old

Key Features

Noise Level

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

Projector Brightness

This is how bright the bulb in the projector is, measured in 'lumens'.

A brighter bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

Bulb Power

This denotes how powerful the bulb in the projector is, measured in watts (W).

A more powerful bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

Energy Efficiency

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Projector running costs calculated based on an average of 5 hours of use per week. The running cost comprises the electricity cost when using the projector and the electricity standby cost. Compare all energy saving projectors.

Environmental Impact

We have calculated the amount of CO2 that will be generated by running each of these projectors for 5 years. We have then converted that into the number of tree seedlings that you would need to plant and grow for 10 years in order to offset that amount of CO2.
Sony VPL-VW1100ES
Sony
VPL-VW1100ES
14 trees 0.55 tonnes CO2
Sony VPL-VW500ES
Sony
VPL-VW500ES
11 trees 0.43 tonnes CO2 (Best)

Specification

 
 
 
Performance Sony VPL-VW1100ES Sony VPL-VW500ES
Noise Level 23dB
BEST
26dB
 
 
 
Projector Sony VPL-VW1100ES Sony VPL-VW500ES
Projector Native Resolution
4096 x 2160 (DCI 4K)
 4096 x 2160 (DCI 4K)
4096 x 2160 (DCI 4K)
 4096 x 2160 (DCI 4K)
Contrast Ratio
1000000:1
 1000000:1
1000000:1
 1000000:1
Projector Brightness 2,000 ANSI Lumens
BEST
1,700 ANSI Lumens
Matrix Size 0.74" 0.74"
Screen Size Compatibility
 
 
 
Lamps Sony VPL-VW1100ES Sony VPL-VW500ES
Lamp 1lamp(s) Unknown - Click to provide data
Bulb Power 330W
BEST
265W
 
 
 
Lens System Sony VPL-VW1100ES Sony VPL-VW500ES
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Magnification 2.06x Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Video Sony VPL-VW1100ES Sony VPL-VW500ES
Supported Graphics Resolutions
4096 x 2160 3840 x 2160
 4096 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
4096 x 2160 3840 x 2160
 4096 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Sony VPL-VW1100ES Sony VPL-VW500ES
RS-232 Port 1 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port 1 1
HDMI Port 2 2
 
 
 
Power Sony VPL-VW1100ES Sony VPL-VW500ES
Maximum Power Consumption 480W 375W
AC Adapter Input Voltage
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Sony VPL-VW1100ES Sony VPL-VW500ES
Weight 20kg 14kg
BEST
Height 200mm 195.3mm
Depth 640mm 463.6mm
Width 520mm 495.6mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Sony VPL-VW1100ES Sony VPL-VW500ES
Cables Included
AC
 AC
AC
 AC

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