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A 3 year old DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) multimedia projector with satisfactory features
DCI 4K (4096 X 2160) Yes 2,000 ANSI Lumens Yes Sep 2014
Projector Native Resolution 3D Projector Brightness Full HD Release Date

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Sony VPL-GTZ1 Review

With average features, we have scored the Sony VPL-GTZ1 as follows for Summary.
Average Features
$136 Over 5 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 37?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of $136 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 13% of all 1,763 data projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) resolution
Supports full HD
Quite dim projector brightness

Sony VPL-GTZ1 In-Depth Analysis


DCI 4K (4096 X 2160) Resolution

The VPL-GTZ1 has a DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) projector native resolution which is higher than the WXGA (1280x800) resolution found on most projectors.

A 280 x 800 resolution is the worst resolution across similar types of projector.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of multimedia projectors is 12 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The VPL-GTZ1's projector brightness of only 2,000 ANSI lumens is quite dim compared to most other data projectors. It is in the dimmest 13% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Full HD

The Sony VPL-GTZ1 supports full HD, which is unusual. 64% of multimedia projectors do not support full HD.

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very High

The VPL-GTZ1 is in the most expensive 13% of all 1,763 data projectors that we have assessed for running costs. Based on satisfactory energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the VPL-GTZ1 will cost $136 over 5 years to run.

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Product Identifiers

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sony vplgtz1b