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Should You Buy a Sony Projector?

Matthew
Updated 19 May 2021
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should you buy a Sony Projector?

Sony is well known for its camcorders, TVs, digital cameras and headphones.

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 over 33,000 user and expert reviews and 730+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 2,600 projectors.

Sony are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning projectors. Their projectors start at $360 for the VPL-EX226 which has a noise level of 38dB, is a projector that has a low contrast ratio and a projector that has a resolution of 1280 x 720 (720p) 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 $3,078.

Sony are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning 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. 4 best projector brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Sony is the 4th best projector brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
5,814 reviews
#2
Taiwan
92%
92%
3,747 reviews
#3
Taiwan
92%
92%
7,018 reviews
#4
Japan
91%
91%
648 reviews
#5
Taiwan
90%
90%
2,578 reviews
#6
NEC
Japan
88%
88%
112 reviews
#7
85%
85%
410 reviews
#8
Taiwan
84%
84%
1,728 reviews
#9
LG
South Korea
83%
83%
1,600 reviews
#10
United States
81%
81%
212 reviews
#11
Asus
Taiwan
80%
80%
319 reviews
#12
Kodak
77%
77%
176 reviews
#13
Anker
73%
73%
109 reviews
#14
Japan
71%
71%
52 reviews
#15
Netherlands
71%
71%
160 reviews
#16
71%
71%
42 reviews
#17
Taiwan
70%
70%
224 reviews
#18
Pyle Pro
68%
68%
24 reviews
#19
Irulu
68%
68%
5 reviews
#20
Japan
66%
66%
1 review
#21
3M
66%
66%
221 reviews
#22
DBPower
64%
64%
21 reviews
#23
UO
64%
64%
30 reviews
#24
AAXA Technologies
64%
64%
0 reviews
#25
ZTE
63%
63%
2 reviews
#26
Elmo
63%
63%
3 reviews
#27
XGIMI
62%
62%
56 reviews
#28
Japan
62%
62%
0 reviews
#29
Pyle
61%
61%
9 reviews
#30
Nebula
61%
61%
101 reviews
#31
Gigabyte
57%
57%
0 reviews
#32
Christie
57%
57%
0 reviews
#33
56%
56%
0 reviews
#34
Xiaomi
54%
54%
5 reviews
#35
Maxell
53%
53%
0 reviews
#36
Smart
53%
53%
1 review
#37
53%
53%
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 50 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 79%.

The average review score for a Sony projector is 79%.

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 $20 (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 $24,499
Price Distribution of All Projectors
No. Of Projectors
Average Price
$3,078
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $15,499
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.

Sony logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
140
4 stars
47
3 stars
9
2 stars
2
1 star
0
Sony logo

User Reviews

5 stars
277
4 stars
33
3 stars
13
2 stars
2
1 star
6
Sony has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its projectors than most other brands.

Over 94% of expert reviews and 94% of user reviews for Sony projectors are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 85% and 87% respectively across all Projector brands.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to Sony projectors by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other projector brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Benq Optoma Epson Acer Sony
PC Mag logo
70%
42 reviews
71%
21 reviews
78%
41 reviews
67%
16 reviews
80%
1 review
projectorcentral.com logo
93%
19 reviews
94%
21 reviews
95%
15 reviews
87%
12 reviews
96%
8 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
81%
23 reviews
67%
9 reviews
78%
9 reviews
67%
6 reviews
85%
26 reviews
hifitest.de logo
83%
24 reviews
81%
22 reviews
87%
3 reviews
79%
8 reviews
85%
6 reviews
Techradar logo
77%
18 reviews
78%
21 reviews
84%
9 reviews
70%
2 reviews
85%
8 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
77%
20 reviews
78%
17 reviews
83%
3 reviews
77%
9 reviews
91%
9 reviews
avforums.com logo
75%
20 reviews
74%
10 reviews
77%
3 reviews
67%
3 reviews
86%
9 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
89%
10 reviews
138%
17 reviews
88%
4 reviews
83%
3 reviews
100%
1 review
IT Reviews.com logo
64%
14 reviews
62%
9 reviews
74%
7 reviews
60%
3 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
87%
11 reviews
73%
8 reviews
67%
3 reviews
63%
7 reviews
100%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
72%
10 reviews
92%
5 reviews
83%
6 reviews
67%
6 reviews
95%
4 reviews
whathifi.com logo
82%
9 reviews
82%
9 reviews
87%
3 reviews
60%
1 review
96%
9 reviews
homecinemachoice.com logo
83%
6 reviews
80%
8 reviews
90%
3 reviews
80%
5 reviews
94%
8 reviews
CNET.com logo
66%
6 reviews
77%
4 reviews
72%
13 reviews
77%
4 reviews
01net.com logo
82%
10 reviews
65%
4 reviews
60%
1 review
63%
6 reviews
78%
5 reviews
audiovision.de logo
72%
9 reviews
74%
6 reviews
72%
1 review
72%
5 reviews
88%
4 reviews
audiovideohd.fr logo
82%
8 reviews
73%
6 reviews
90%
2 reviews
78%
6 reviews
90%
1 review
soundandvision.com logo
70%
5 reviews
78%
3 reviews
77%
4 reviews
73%
1 review
84%
10 reviews
lite-magazin.de logo
98%
18 reviews
97%
3 reviews
altomdata.dk logo
78%
6 reviews
83%
4 reviews
83%
3 reviews
82%
5 reviews
80%
2 reviews
Other Expert Sites
68%
222 reviews
72%
97 reviews
71%
96 reviews
70%
115 reviews
78%
73 reviews
Average
79%
510 reviews
80%
301 reviews
80%
229 reviews
73%
222 reviews
88%
190 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Sony Projectors Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 103 industry awards for Sony projectors. The table below compares the number of awards received by Sony to other popular projector brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Sony has won 103 awards for its projectors.

Compare all award winning projectors

Number of Awards Benq Optoma Epson Acer Sony
projectorreviews.com logo
8
5
27
2
14
projectorcentral.com logo
11
13
13
6
7
avforums.com logo
12
6
2
9
Trusted Reviews logo
7
9
3
2
8
Lydogbilde.no logo
13
3
7
audiovision.de logo
7
5
1
6
4
homecinemachoice.com logo
4
6
3
2
6
altomdata.dk logo
4
2
3
6
2
PC Mag logo
2
15
soundandvision.com logo
3
2
3
1
8
Expert Reviews logo
3
4
3
1
4
ddworld.cz logo
11
4
Techradar logo
4
6
4
benchmark.pl logo
1
10
1
2
01net.com logo
6
1
3
3
whathifi.com logo
1
2
1
5
f1cd.ru logo
9
insideci.co.uk logo
2
7
Les Numeriques.com logo
5
1
2
elchapuzasinformatico.com logo
8
Other Expert Sites
53
12
28
19
11
Total
170
89
108
49
103

How Reliable Are Sony Projectors?

We checked over 33,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Sony projectors. 10 of these reviews mention reliability of which 73% were positive. Therefore the majority of Sony projector owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

73% of reviewers think Sony projectors are reliable.

So, most people think that Sony projectors are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Sony projectors that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

The brand's projection hardware is always well-built
insideci.co.uk
It's a full HD model with 3D playback built around Sony's increasingly impressive SXRD projection technology
Trusted Reviews
are well made
Amazon
has 3D built in so need to purchase extra equipment other than 3D glasses if you are in the market for a projector
Bestbuy.com
We mounted these on very sturdy Schedule 40 poles with Peerless mounts
Bhphotovideo.com

NOT RELIABLE

build quality of the more expensive HW55
avforums.com
I thought it was broken when I first installed it
Walmart.com
Just as good as our broken projector
Bestbuy.com

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 High End Sony Projector?

Sony VPLCWZ10

$1,599.00
Adorama
Sony VPLCWZ10
Buy Now
Sony VPLCWZ10
WXGA
RESOLUTION
36dB
5,000 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
1,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
1.29:1 -
2.07:1 THROW
RATIO
$76
OVER 5 YEARS

If you're looking for a high end Sony projector then the Sony VPLCWZ10 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 76, but is a bit more expensive at $1,599.

Features We Love:
Ultra high contrast ratio (9999999:1)
Bright projector brightness (5,000 ANSI lumens)
Handheld remote control
Built-in speaker
Ethernet LAN

A very economical to run and contrast ratio WXGA average noise level projector, with a reasonable price and a very good spec.

81
Features
Fully-Featured
71
Value for Money
Good
83
Running Costs
$76 Over 5 Years
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the VPLCWZ10 in the US is $1,599.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Sony Projector?

Sony VPLVW500ES

$6,999.00
eBay
Sony VPLVW500ES
Buy Now
Sony VPLVW500ES
DCI
4K
RESOLU-
TION
26dB
1,700 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
265W
LAMP POWER
$80
OVER 5 YEARS

At only $6,999 and with a Kagoo Score of 80 the Sony VPLVW500ES makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
4096 x 2160 resolution
Very high contrast ratio (200000:1)
Quieter than average noise level (26dB)
Supports 3D
Handheld remote control

Our review analysis indicates that this projector has good picture quality, it's excellent at displaying high definition TV but it has a bad 3D picture quality. It's a quiet and multi award winning 4096 x 2160 resolution very high contrast ratio projector, with very low running costs and a very good spec. It supports 3D and full HD and has a handheld remote control and an Ethernet LAN.

98
Reviews
23 Reviews + 8 Awards
83
Features
Fully-Featured
68
Value for Money
Good
83
Running Costs
$80 Over 5 Years
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Sony VPLVW500ES has exceptional expert reviews and brilliant user reviews with an average overall rating of 97%, based on 23 reviews.

Trusted Reviews Recommended
Expert Reviews Ultimate
Digital Versus 5 Star
insideci.co.uk Recommended
homecinemachoice.com Best Buy
avforums.com Highly Recommended
Les Numeriques.com 5 Star
01net.com 5 Star
Sony VPL-VW500ES 4K Ultra HD SXRD Projector Review
Sony VPL-VW500ES 4K Ultra HD SXRD Projector Review
SONY VPL-VW500ES : test de fluidité
SONY VPL-VW500ES : test de fluidité
Sony VPL VW500ES Projector | Review | Spece | Price
Sony VPL VW500ES Projector | Review | Spece | Price

The cheapest price that we could find for the VPLVW500ES in the US is $6,999.00 but in total we found only 1 price 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?
How Reliable Are Sony Projectors?
Features to Look Out For On Sony Projectors
Sony Reality Creation
Sony Picture Position Memory
What is the Best High End Sony Projector?
What is the Best Budget Choice Sony Projector?

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