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Sony VPL-FH500L
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Sony VPLFH500L Projector

2000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) 7,000 ANSI Lumens AC Mar 2014
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The VPL-FH500L's outstanding portfolio of features allows it to offer class-leading projection performance even in the most challenging of environments. Its 7,000 Lumens Colour Light Output... More
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Sony Multimedia Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

We checked the reviews from owners and experts of hundreds of projectors to determine an average rating for each projector brand. On average Sony projectors have excellent ratings from experts and users.

Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of projectors of this spec and age is 4,100 ANSI lumens. The VPL-FH500L has a very bright projector brightness (7,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type.

Projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might also be worth looking at include the Christie DXG1051-Q[plb_3022337_price] (10,000 ANSI lumens) which is also higher rated.

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WUXGA (1920x1200) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the VPL-FH500L is WUXGA (1920x1200). That's over two times the resolution of a XGA (1024x768) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

A WUXGA (1920x1200) projector native resolution is actually the best resolution across all comparable spec multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago.

The worst resolution amongst comparable types of multimedia projector is XGA (1024x768).

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamps of comparable spec multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-FH500L range from 200h to 30,000h. The VPL-FH500L has a quite long service life of lamp (4,000 hours) compared to most of the other projectors of this age and spec.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The VPL-FH500L does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago which have a built-in speaker(s).

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Does Not Support Full HD

The VPL-FH500L does not support full HD. Most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago also do not support full HD.

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Does Not Support 3D

The Sony VPL-FH500L does not support 3D. Most of the other data projectors of this age and spec also do not support 3D.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-FH500L do not support wi-Fi. The VPL-FH500L is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

The VPL-FH500L is a one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity projector. Most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to the VPL-FH500L have between one and three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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1 Other reason to consider the Sony VPL-FH500L

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Sony released the VPL-FH500L.

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 15 April 2013 by Stunko

I have the single lamp version of this baby that outputs 5200 ANSI lumen of bightness measured at the screen, and uses a single UHP lamp. Now, with 1x lamp you get 5200 ANSI brightness... with the... Read more…

Great picture quality
Difficult To Set Up
Hard To Use
Limited Compatibility
Unreliable performance
Reviewed 12 February 2013 by Tom

Excellent picture. Everything else is a mess. Control via ip ONLY if you use internet exploder on a windows machine. This is stupid. When working properly, control is sloppy. the programmer should... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $94.70
Electricity cost when on standby $1.63
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Total running cost over 5 years $96.33
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.65 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
17
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 17 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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