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Sony VPLFHZ57W

$3,393.57
A fully featured 10000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) projector
10000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) No 28dB Nov 2015
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$5,079.95
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$5,999.00
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Sony VPL-FHZ57 Review

With mediocre reviews and features, we have ranked the Sony VPL-FHZ57 number 71 across all projectors.
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$97 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
29
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 30?

At over a year old this projector is slightly out of date, and newer projectors with more up to date technology are available. View the latest data projectors 2017.
It has running costs of $97 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 1,756 projectors that we have compared it to.
This projector has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a DVI port
Fairly long service life of lamp
Does not have a built-in speaker(s)
Only 1,080 video mode

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of $2,499.99 on eBay 13 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 90% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.

Sony VPL-FHZ57 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Sony Has Excellent Reviews for Its Data Projectors

We checked 628 user and expert reviews (including 90 verified purchases) for Sony projectors and found that on average Sony has excellent reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has excellent reviews specifically for its projectors. 92% of those that bought a Sony data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Expensive

The cheapeast multimedia projectors that we found costs $149 and the most expensive costs $24,000. We think that this multimedia projector looks expensive.

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Cheaper Price Found in the United Kingdom

We found a cheaper price for the Sony VPL-FHZ57 of £2,602.13 ($2,602.13) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $791.44.

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Features

Average Projector Brightness

At 4,100 ANSI lumens, the Sony VPL-FHZ57 has a fairly standard projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors.

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Has a DVI Port

The VPL-FHZ57 has a DVI port. Most of the other projectors do not have a DVI port.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

Across all the projectors the service life of lamps range from 20h to 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,700h. At 20,000 hours, the VPL-FHZ57 has a quite long service life of lamp compared to most of the other projectors.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

At only 28 decibels, the Sony VPL-FHZ57 has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other projectors. The quietest noise level of projectors is 10dB, the loudest is 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The VPL-FHZ57 does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other projectors which have a built-in speaker(s).

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is typical of many projectors.

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Supports Full HD

The Sony VPL-FHZ57 supports full HD, unlike most of the other projectors which do not support full HD.

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WUXGA (1920x1200) Resolution

The VPL-FHZ57 has a maximum resolution of WUXGA (1920x1200). That's over 10 times the resolution of the most frequently found projector native resolution of 280 x 800. The worst resolution of all projectors is 280 x 800 and the best is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Age

Released 20 Months Ago

It was November 2015 when this Sony projector was released.


Running Costs

Average Running Costs

Based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the VPL-FHZ57 is $97, which is typical compared to the other 1,756 multimedia projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony metroplan, sony vplfhz57w, sony p232745p
Barcodes 00009026090057, 00027242894341, 04058154042328, 04548736019119, 05054629953853
$2,294 Cheaper
Cheaper to run by $24.92
Over one year older
$2,924 Cheaper
Cheaper to run by $25.12
Over one year older
8% quieter noise level
$6,506 More Expensive

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