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Sony VPLFH60W

68

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Sony VPLFH60W

$3,799.95
Sony VPL-FH60
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A good spec but only middle of the road value for money moderate noise level WUXGA projector, with satisfactory running costs
35dB 1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) 2000:1 No Jul 2015
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Sony VPL-FH60 WUXGA 3LCD Installation Projector, 1920x1200, 5000 Lumens, Black
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Sony VPL-FH60 Review

With very good features, we have ranked the Sony VPL-FH60 number 881 across all projectors.
58
Value for Money
Average
77
Features
Good Features
67
Running Costs
$86 Over 5 Years
68
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 68?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of $86 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,021 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving multimedia projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) resolution
Brighter than average projector brightness
Very low contrast ratio (typical)
Does not have a built-in speaker

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Sony VPL-FH60 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has mediocre features and at $3,799.95 it is in the most expensive 9% of projectors.

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Cheaper Price Found in the United Kingdom

We found a cheaper price for the Sony VPL-FH60 of £2,698.10 ($2,698.10) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $1,101.85.

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Running Costs

Average Running Costs

The VPL-FH60 has an average running cost of $86 over 5 years based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 2,021 projectors.

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Features

1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Resolution

The Sony VPL-FH60 has a 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most multimedia projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. Across all projectors the worst resolution is 640 x 360 (nHD) and the best is 4096 x 2400 (4K).

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Average Noise Level

The noise level of the VPL-FH60 of 35dB is fairly standard compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is louder than 45% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The Sony VPL-FH60's contrast ratio (typical) of only 2,000 is lower than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the lowest 14% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature. The lowest contrast ratio (typical) of multimedia projectors is 1.5, the highest is 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

Across all the projectors the projector brightnesses range from 100 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The VPL-FH60's projector brightness of 5,000 ANSI lumens is brighter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is brighter than 80% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-FH60 does not have a built-in speaker, unlike 77% of multimedia projectors which have a built-in speaker.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The Sony VPL-FH60's service life of lamp of only 3,000h is shorter than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is in the shortest 15% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. 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.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Sony VPL-FH60 has a handheld remote control. 81% of multimedia projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Bigger Than Average Bulb Power

The bulb power of the Sony VPL-FH60 of 280W is in the biggest 23% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature. The smallest bulb power of projectors is 15W, the biggest is 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W.

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Has a Zoom Capability

The Sony VPL-FH60 has a zoom capability. 91% of projectors do not have a zoom capability.

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Supports Full HD

The VPL-FH60 supports full HD. 63% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Has a DVI Port

The VPL-FH60 has a DVI port, which is unusual. 90% of projectors do not have a DVI port.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

vplfh60l vplfh60l, sony 1920x1200, sony vplfh60bl

Barcodes:

04053162995024, 04905524996135, 04905524996142, 05013493344617, 05013493355101, 08432471093076

Sony VPL-FH60 - Other Projectors Worth Considering

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Factory Outlet Store 4,299.00

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