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Sony VPL-FX500L

Sony VPLFX500L Projector

2500:1 XGA (1024x768) 7,000 ANSI Lumens 1024 X 768 (XGA) Mar 2013
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The VPL-FX500L features native XGA resolution, high brightness at 7000 lumens color light output, a centered lens, and the widest lens shift in its class. A twin-lamp system ensures worry free,... More
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9 Reasons For

Sony Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

2500:1 contrast ratio projectors manufactured by Sony have excellent ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all multimedia projectors (not just 2500:1 contrast ratio projectors) and found that Sony also has excellent ratings across its entire range.

Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 7,000 ANSI lumens, the VPL-FX500L has one of the brighter projector brightnesss amongst similar spec projectors of this age. The dimmest projector brightness of 2500:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the VPL-FX500L is 500 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 16,000 ANSI lumens.

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Very Bright Colour Light Output

With a colour light output of 7,000 ANSI lumens, the VPL-FX500L has one of the brightest colour light outputs amongst similar spec multimedia projectors of this age. Projectors of a comparable type and age to the VPL-FX500L have colour light outputs of between 2,600 ANSI lumens and 7,000 ANSI lumens, and the average colour light output is 3,500 ANSI lumens.

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Very Bright Projector Brightness (economic Mode)

Projectors of a similar spec and age to the VPL-FX500L have projector brightness (economic mode)s of between 1,500 ANSI lumens and 5,600 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness (economic mode) is 2,100 ANSI lumens. When compared to other data projectors of this age and type, the VPL-FX500L's projector brightness (economic mode) of 5,600 ANSI lumens is one of the brightest.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

The VPL-FX500L has a quite big bulb power (330 Watts) compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-FX500L. The average bulb power of 2500:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the VPL-FX500L is 250W, and the bulb powers range from 190W to 400W.

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

Data projectors that were released around the same time as the VPL-FX500L have service life of lamp (economic mode)s of between 2,000h and 8,000h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 5,400h. When compared to other 2500:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-FX500L, the service life of lamp (economic mode) of the VPL-FX500L of 8,000 hours is one of the longest.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

The VPL-FX500L has one of the longer service life of lamps (6,000 hours) amongst 2500:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. Data projectors of this age and type have service life of lamps of between 1,500h and 30,000h.

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Fairly High Vertical Synchronization (max)

At 93 kilohertz, the Sony VPL-FX500L has a quite high vertical synchronization (max) compared to most of the other data projectors of this spec and age. The average vertical synchronization (max) of multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago is 84kHz.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This multimedia projector has a 10|100 Mbit/s ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many multimedia projectors of this age and spec.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The VPL-FX500L does not have a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the VPL-FX500L do have a built-in speaker(s).

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other projectors of this spec and age, the VPL-FX500L does not support full HD.

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Does Not Support 3D

Like most of the other similar spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VPL-FX500L, the VPL-FX500L does not support 3D.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The VPL-FX500L does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other projectors of this spec and age also do not support wi-Fi.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

The VPL-FX500L is a one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity projector. Most of the other data projectors of this age and spec have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Heavy

When compared to other 2500:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the VPL-FX500L that we have checked, the weight of the VPL-FX500L of 20 kilograms is one of the heaviest. Across all the similar spec data projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the VPL-FX500L the weights range from 470g to 47kg, and the average weight is 7.1kg.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony VPL-FX500L

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Sony projector was released over three years ago.

1024 X 768 (XGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The VPL-FX500L supports a maximum resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA). That's 59% less resolution than the most common supported graphics resolutions of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA).

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XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is typical of many comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Vertical Synchronization (min)
Horizontal Synchronization (max)
Vertical Synchronization (max)
Horizontal Synchronization (min)
Colour Light Output
Projector Brightness (economic Mode)
Horizontal Resolution
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Lamp Type
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Focus
Video
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
DC-In Jack
Composite Video in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Performance
Heat Dissipation
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Safety
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 10 November 2014 by Paul

Purchased the projector for permanent installation at a church. Projector produces a great looking image with nice contrast. Presentations look great even with a lot of ambient light in the room.... Read more…

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $116.81
Electricity cost when on standby $0.56
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Total running cost over 5 years $117.37
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.77 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 20 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony fx500, sony fx500l, sony p174859, sony 9rmwzs00, sony vplfx500, acer vplfx500, sony 9rn0za00, sony 9rn3zs00, sony 9rmwza00, sony 9rn0zs00, sony 9rn3za00, sony p174859p, sony vpllfm22, sony pkf500la2, sony vpllfm22p, sony vpllzm102, sony vplfx500l, acer vplfx500l, sony vpllzm102p, sony vpllfm22pk, sony vpllzm102pk, special vplfx500, special vplfx500l
Barcodes 00027242799530, 00272427995300, 04905524485318, 04905524689693

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