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Sony VPL-FW65

70

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Sony VPL-FW65

$3,599.00
Sony VPL-FW65
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A good spec and quiet 1280 x 800 resolution 2000:1 contrast ratio data projector, with satisfactory running costs but representing only middle of the road value for money
28dB 1280 X 800 2000:1 No Mar 2016
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Sony VPL-FW65 Review

With very good features, we have ranked the Sony VPL-FW65 number 762 across all projectors.
60
Value for Money
Good
79
Features
Good Features
69
Running Costs
$91 Over 5 Years
70
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 70?

At over a year old this data projector is slightly out of date, and newer data projectors with more up to date technology are available. View the latest data projectors 2018.
It has running costs of $91 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 18% of all 2,027 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
This projector has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1280 x 800 resolution
Quieter than average noise level
Very low contrast ratio (typical)
Does not have a built-in speaker

Sony VPL-FW65 In-Depth Analysis

Running Costs

Very High Running Costs

Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the VPL-FW65 will cost $91 over 5 years to run, which makes it one of the most expensive to run multimedia projectors.

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Features

1280 X 800 Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800, which is the most commonly found resolution on data projectors.

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The noise levels of projectors range from 20dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The noise level of the Sony VPL-FW65 of only 28dB is quieter than 91% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

Multimedia projectors have contrast ratio (typical) of between 1.5 and 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The contrast ratio (typical) of the Sony VPL-FW65 of only 2,000 is lower than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is lower than 89% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightnesses of projectors range from 100 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the VPL-FW65 of 6,300 ANSI lumens is brighter than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is in the brightest 7% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-FW65 does not have a built-in speaker. 76% of data projectors do have a built-in speaker.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the VPL-FW65 of only 3,000h is shorter than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is in the shortest 26% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature. Across all the data 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-FW65 has a handheld remote control. 80% of multimedia projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Bigger Than Average Bulb Power

The smallest bulb power of projectors is 15W, the biggest is 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The Sony VPL-FW65's bulb power of 370W is bigger than 91% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a DVI Port

The VPL-FW65 has a DVI port, which is unusual. 89% of projectors do not have a DVI port.

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Supports Full HD

The Sony VPL-FW65 supports full HD, which is unusual. 63% of multimedia projectors do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony c6drza00, sony c6drzs00

Barcodes:

04905524996159

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