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Should You Buy a Sony Projector?

Matthew
Updated 19 September 2020
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should you buy a Sony Projector?

Sony is one of the most popular projector brands as well as being well known for its TVs, digital cameras and camcorders.

If you are thinking about buying a Sony projector then our handy guide provides you with all the key info at a glance. Our objective, impartial comparison of projector brands is compiled by analysing 660+ user and expert reviews and 1 award from hundreds of different review sites on over 2,600 projectors.

Sony are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular projectors. Their projectors start at $294 for the MP-CD1 which has a noise level of ┬ždB, is a projector that has a very low contrast ratio and a projector that has a resolution of wvga (854x480) and go up to $24,167 for the VPL-VW1100ES which has a noise level of 23dB, is a projector that has a 1000000:1 contrast ratio and a projector that has a resolution of dci 4K (4096 x 2160). The average price of a new Sony projector is $3,201.

Sony are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular projectors.

Is Sony the Best Projector Brand?

So are Sony projectors any good? We give every projector a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all projectors we are able to impartially rank all the projector brands.

Sony is ranked the No. 1 best projector brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Sony is the actually best projector brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
7 reviews
#2
Japan
94%
94%
3 reviews
#3
Taiwan
94%
94%
391 reviews
#4
Taiwan
93%
93%
1 review
#5
Taiwan
90%
90%
154 reviews
#6
NEC
Japan
89%
89%
2 reviews
#7
Taiwan
85%
85%
41 reviews
#8
LG
South Korea
82%
82%
4 reviews
#9
81%
81%
0 reviews
#10
United States
80%
80%
0 reviews
#11
75%
75%
0 reviews
#12
Asus
Taiwan
74%
74%
0 reviews
#13
Taiwan
73%
73%
2 reviews
#14
Netherlands
68%
68%
29 reviews
#15
Gigabyte
67%
67%
0 reviews
#16
Japan
66%
66%
0 reviews
#17
Japan
64%
64%
0 reviews
#18
AAXA Technologies
63%
63%
0 reviews
#19
Japan
62%
62%
0 reviews
#20
Pyle
59%
59%
1 review
#21
3M
59%
59%
1 review
#22
Anker
58%
58%
0 reviews
#23
Christie
58%
58%
0 reviews
#24
Kodak
58%
58%
0 reviews
#25
Irulu
58%
58%
0 reviews
#26
56%
56%
0 reviews
#27
XGIMI
56%
56%
0 reviews
#28
55%
55%
0 reviews
#29
Xiaomi
55%
55%
0 reviews
#30
DBPower
54%
54%
0 reviews
#31
Elmo
54%
54%
0 reviews
#32
ZTE
53%
53%
0 reviews
#33
Nebula
53%
53%
0 reviews
#34
Celluon
53%
53%
0 reviews
#35
Pyle Pro
53%
53%
0 reviews
#36
Maxell
52%
52%
0 reviews
#37
UO
52%
52%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Sony projectors compare to the other projector brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All projector Brands
Sony Projectors

There's a wide selection of Sony projectors available compared to other projector brands, with over 70 Sony projectors currently on the market in the US. Sony also have better reviews than the typical projector brand, with the average rating of a Sony projector being 86%.

The average review score for a Sony projector is 86%.

Sony have a number of great features including reality creation and picture position memory which sets them apart from the competition. When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Sony projector is $19 (based on a person typically using a projector for 5 hours per week), which makes them more efficient than most other projector brands.

However Sony projectors tend to be more expensive than most other projector brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of Projectors
Average Price
$1,440
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $19,499
Price Distribution of All Projectors
No. Of Projectors
Average Price
$3,201
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $18,999
Price Distribution of Sony Projectors

What Do the Sony Projector Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Sony projector to work out the average distribution of reviews for Sony and then compared this to the other projector brands.

5 stars
6
4 stars
0
3 stars
1
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Sony has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews for its projectors than most other brands.

Over 86% of user reviews for Sony projectors are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 86% across all projector brands.

How Many Industry Awards Have Sony Projectors Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we couldn't find any industry awards for Sony projectors. The table below shows the number of awards received by the most popular projector brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Compare all award winning projectors

Number of Awards Optoma NEC
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1
Total
1

Features to Look Out For On Sony Projectors

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Sony projectors that set them apart from the competition. These include reality creation and picture position memory.

Sony Reality Creation

Sony projectors that feature reality creation include the Sony VPLVW500ES ($6,999) and the Sony VPLHW55ES ($4,135).

Sony Picture Position Memory

Sony projectors that feature picture position memory include the Sony VPLVW500ES ($6,999).

What is the Best Budget Choice Sony Projector?

Sony VPLEW435

$684.00
Walmart
Sony VPLEW435
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Sony VPLEW435
WXGA
RESOLUTION
33dB
3,100 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
4,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
225W
LAMP POWER
$106
OVER 5 YEARS

At only $684 and with a Kagoo Score of 80 the Sony VPLEW435 makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
High contrast ratio (20000:1)
Built-in speaker
Handheld remote control
Ethernet LAN
Ceiling mountable

A fully featured and affordable WXGA average noise level projector, with low running costs. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and an Ethernet LAN and is ceiling mountable.

82
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Popularity
Quite Popular
77
Value for Money
Very Good
75
Running Costs
$110 Over 5 Years
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent

The cheapest price that we could find for the VPLEW435 in the US is $684.00 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Sony Projector?
Is Sony the Best Projector Brand?
What Do the Sony Projector Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Sony Projectors Received?
Features to Look Out For On Sony Projectors
Sony Reality Creation
Sony Picture Position Memory
What is the Best Budget Choice Sony Projector?

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