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Sony VPL-FHZ57

Sony VPLFHZ57B Projector

10000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) 28dB 4,100 ANSI Lumens Nov 2015
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The VPL-FHZ57 laser projector is ideal for a wide range of business, education and entertainment applications. Teamed with our BrightEra 3LCD projection engine, the advanced Z-Phosphor laser light... More
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11 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

Data projectors manufactured by Sony have an average rating of 89%, which is in the top 10% of all projector manufacturers that we have assessed.

Supports Full HD

The Sony VPL-FHZ57 supports full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other data projectors of this type and age do not support full HD.

We compared this projector to all the other multimedia projectors which support full HD and we think cheaper multimedia projectors such as the WU515T[pl_3108720_price], and the WU515[pl_3108719_price] both from Optoma is also worth considering.

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WUXGA (1920x1200) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the Sony VPL-FHZ57 is WUXGA (1920x1200). That's over two times the resolution of the most common projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

This projector's resolution (WUXGA (1920x1200)) is actually the best resolution amongst all comparable spec projectors that were launched more than a year ago.

The worst resolution across similar types of projector is XGA (1024x768).

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The VPL-FHZ57 has one of the brighter projector brightnesss (4,100 ANSI lumens) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age. The dimmest projector brightness of multimedia projectors of this type and age is 600 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 12,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,600 ANSI lumens.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the VPL-FHZ57 is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of the most common supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA).

A 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) supported graphics resolutions is actually the best supported resolution across all data projectors of this spec and age.

The worst supported resolution across comparable types of multimedia projector is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp

At 20,000 hours, the VPL-FHZ57 has a very long service life of lamp compared to most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VPL-FHZ57. The service life of lamps of projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VPL-FHZ57 range from 1,500h to 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 5,700h.

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Very Bright Colour Light Output

The dimmest colour light output of data projectors of a comparable spec and age to the VPL-FHZ57 is 2,100 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 4,100 ANSI lumens. With a colour light output of 4,100 ANSI lumens, the VPL-FHZ57 has one of the brightest colour light outputs amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age.

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Very Bright White Light Output

When compared to other data projectors of this age and spec, the Sony VPL-FHZ57's white light output of 4,100 ANSI lumens is one of the brightest. The average white light output of similar spec data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the VPL-FHZ57 is 3,100 ANSI lumens, and the white light outputs range from 2,700 ANSI lumens to 4,100 ANSI lumens.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This data projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on projectors that have been around for more than a year.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This projector has a 10|100 Mbit/s ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many projectors that were released around the same time as it.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

The quietest noise level of similar spec multimedia projectors that were launched more than a year ago is 27dB, the loudest is 47dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. At only 28 decibels, the VPL-FHZ57 has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the VPL-FHZ57.

There are a number of alternative 28dB noise level data projectors currently available which you might also want to consider including the WU515[pl_3108719_price], or the WU515T[pl_3108720_price] both from Optoma which is cheaper.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Sony VPL-FHZ57 does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched more than a year ago which have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared all the other projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) to this projector and we think the WU515T[pl_3108720_price], or the WU515[pl_3108719_price] both from Optoma is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support 3D

The Sony VPL-FHZ57 does not support 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other data projectors of a similar type and age to the VPL-FHZ57 also do not support 3D.

There are a number of other data projectors which also support 3D that you might want to look at including the WU515T[pl_3108720_price], or the WU515[pl_3108719_price] both from Optoma.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The VPL-FHZ57 does not support wi-Fi, although this is within the context that most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to the VPL-FHZ57 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Only One HDMI Ports Quantity

The Sony VPL-FHZ57 is a one HDMI ports quantity projector.

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Heavy

At 16 kilograms, the VPL-FHZ57 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to the VPL-FHZ57. The average weight of similar spec projectors that were launched around the same time as the VPL-FHZ57 is 5.2kg.

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1 Other reason to consider the Sony VPL-FHZ57

Released Over a Year Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market for over a year.

Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Colour Light Output
White Light Output
Zoom Ratio
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
Lamp Type
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
BNC Input Ports
DVI Port
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
PC Audio in
PC Audio Out
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Remote (IR) Output
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Power Consumption (network Standby)
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $89.04
Electricity cost when on standby $2.77
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Total running cost over 5 years $91.81
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0.61T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.61 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
16
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 16 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony p232745, sony p232745p, sony vplfhz57, sony metroplan
Barcodes 00009026090057, 00027242894341, 04058154042328, 04548736019119, 05054629953853

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