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27

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Sony VPL-FW65

$3,495.00
A fully featured 2000:1 280 x 800 data projector
2000:1 WXGA (1280x800) No 28dB Mar 2016
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date
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Sony VPL-FW65 Review

4
Poor
52
Good Features
72
16 Months Old
25
£155 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
27
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 28?

Sony projectors have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this projector is slightly out of date, and newer data projectors with more up to date technology are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
It has running costs of £155 over 1 year, which are in the most expensive 18% of all 1,756 projectors that we have compared it to.
This projector has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Supports full HD
Fairly bright projector brightness
Only 1,080 video mode
Does not have a built-in speaker(s)

Sony VPL-FW65 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Sony Has Excellent Data Projector Reviews

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


Features

Supports Full HD

The VPL-FW65 supports full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors do not support full HD.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 6,300 ANSI lumens, the VPL-FW65 has a quite bright projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors. The projector brightnesses of projectors range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens.

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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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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The VPL-FW65 does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other data projectors which have a built-in speaker(s).

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

With a service life of lamp of only 3,000 hours, the VPL-FW65 has one of the shorter service life of lamps amongst projectors of this age. The average service life of lamp of projectors is 6,700h, and the service life of lamps range from 20h to 40,000h.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

Across all the projectors the noise levels range from 10dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. With a noise level of only 28 decibels, the Sony VPL-FW65 has one of the quieter noise levels amongst data projectors of this age.

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Fairly Big Bulb Power

Across all the projectors the bulb powers range from 3.5W to 3,000W. The VPL-FW65 has a quite big bulb power (370 Watts) compared to most of the other projectors.

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Has a DVI Port

The VPL-FW65 has a DVI port. Most of the other projectors do not have a DVI port.

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Only 280 X 800 Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800)|280 x 800, which is typical of many projectors.

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Age

Released 16 Months Ago

It was March 2016 when this data projector was released.


Running Costs

Very High Running Costs

The VPL-FW65 has an average 1 year running cost of £155 based on typical energy prices, which makes it one of the least economic to run projectors.

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Sony VPL-FW65 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony VPL-FW65 review we compared this projector to 100 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 330,666 product attributes, 16,140 projector reviews and 2,427,600 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04905524996159

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