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 21,000 user and expert reviews and 670+ 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 $328 for the MP-CD1 which has a noise level of §dB, is a projector that has a very low contrast ratio and a projector that has a resolution of wvga (854x480) and go up to $16,999 for the VPL-VW885ES which has a noise level of 29dB, is a projector that has a 1000000:1 contrast ratio and a projector that has a resolution of 4096 x 2400. The average price of a new Sony projector is $3,015.
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. 3 best projector brand.
Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Sony is the 3rd best projector brand out there.
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.
All projector Brands
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 78%.
The average review score for a Sony projector is 78%.
Sony have a number of great features including reality creation 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 $1,080
Price Distribution of All Projectors
No. Of Projectors
Average Price $3,015
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 has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its projectors than most other projector brands.
Over 94% of expert reviews and 94% of user reviews for Sony projectors are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 84% and 88% respectively across all Projector brands.
Looking at just the expert reviews, 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.
How Many Industry Awards Have Sony Projectors Received?
After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 102 industry awards for Sony projectors. The table below compares the number of awards given to Sony to other popular projector brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.
We checked over 21,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Sony projectors. 10 of these reviews that mention reliability of which 77% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Sony projector owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.
77% 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:
The brand's projection hardware is always well-built
It's a full HD model with 3D playback built around Sony's increasingly impressive SXRD projection technology
are well made
has 3D built in so need to purchase extra equipment other than 3D glasses if you are in the market for a projector
We mounted these on very sturdy Schedule 40 poles with Peerless mounts
I thought it was broken when I first installed it
Just as good as our broken projector
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.
If you're looking for a high end Sony projector then the Sony VPLPHZ10 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 84, but is a bit more expensive at $1,521.38.
Features We Love:
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) resolution
Quieter than average noise level (28dB)
Very high contrast ratio (500000:1)
Bright projector brightness (5,000 ANSI lumens)
Handheld remote control
An award winning and remarkably quiet WUXGA very high contrast ratio projector, with a fair price and a very good spec. It has a handheld remote control and an Ethernet LAN, supports full HD and is ceiling mountable. Multiple reviews mentioned that this projector has good picture quality.
5 Reviews + 3 Awards
Value for Money
Our review analysis indicates that Sony VPLPHZ10 has very good expert reviews and outstanding user reviews with an average overall rating of 95%.