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Sharp PG-LW3500

71

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Sharp PG-LW3500

Sharp PG-LW3500
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A very economical to run and classic moderate noise level 1280 x 800 resolution projector, with good features
39dB 1280 X 800 2000:1 No Jan 2013
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Sharp PG-LW3500 Review

With very low running costs and excellent reviews, we have scored the Sharp PG-LW3500 as follows:
83
Reviews
2 Reviews
78
Features
Good Features
90
Running Costs
$44 Over 5 Years
71
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 71?

It has average expert reviews with an average expert rating of 70%.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2018.
It has running costs of $44 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,021 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
This Sharp projector has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1280 x 800 resolution
Has a built-in speaker
High brightness and contrast - 3500 lumens with 2000:1 contrast ratio
BrilliantColor DLP technology and five-segment color wheel - for superior color accuracy with more realistic image reproduction
Wide complement of input terminals - inputs include HDMI, rgb/component video, composite video and stereo audio. an rj-45 LAN connection as well as an rs-232c serial control/communications port are also provided
Built-in speaker - eliminates need for external audio systems in many room settings
Sealed DLP chip, filter-free design - for lower maintenance and operating costs
Easy setup and operation - with quick-start on-screen setup guide, 1.2x optical zoom lens and vertical keystone correction directly accessible from the remote
Built-in closed caption decoder - with black and white text for easy readability
Wall color screen adjustment function - for use with whiteboards and blackboards
Presentation assist functions (by remote control) include 3d mode on/off, GUI (graphic user interface) pointer, spotlight, image freeze, image enlarge, break timer and AV mute. pointer offers a choice of five on-screen icons; spotlight function highlights a box or row of information
Flexible and lightweight - weighing just 5.7 lbs., the pg-lw3500 is ideal for both portable (table top) and fixed installation (ceiling mount) applications
Enhanced anti-theft and security - include kensington lock compatibility, security bar, key lock and system lock functions and optional security cable kits (for use with optional ceiling mount bracket)
Top of projector lamp access (with user replaceable lamp) - helps ensure quick and easy lamp replacement even in ceiling mounted projector installations
Louder than average noise level
Very low contrast ratio (typical)

Sharp PG-LW3500 In-Depth Analysis

Running Costs

OK Running Costs

Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the PG-LW3500 will cost $44 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 2,021 projectors.

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Features

1280 X 800 Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800, which is typical of many projectors.

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Louder Than Average Noise Level

The quietest noise level of projectors is 20dB, the loudest is 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The PG-LW3500's noise level of 39dB is louder than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 9% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of multimedia projectors range from 1.5 to 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The PG-LW3500's contrast ratio (typical) of only 2,000 is in the lowest 11% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the Sharp PG-LW3500 of 3,500 ANSI lumens is pretty standard compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 59% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The PG-LW3500 has a built-in speaker. 77% of data projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

Across all the projectors the service life of lamps range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h. The PG-LW3500's service life of lamp of only 3,000h is in the shortest 19% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The PG-LW3500 has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of projectors.

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Average Bulb Power

The PG-LW3500's bulb power of 250W is pretty standard compared to most other projectors. It is in the biggest 64% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The PG-LW3500 does not support full HD, although it is worth noting that 63% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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3D-Ready

The PG-LW3500 is 3D-ready, which is unusual. 85% of projectors are not 3D-ready.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

pglw3500

Barcodes:

00074000374324, 04974019762920

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