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A good spec but 3 year old moderate noise level DCI 4K data projector, with alright running costs
31dB 4096 X 2160 (DCI 4K) Yes 2,000 ANSI Lumens Sep 2014
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Sony VPL-GTZ1 Review

With very good features, we have scored the Sony VPL-GTZ1 as follows:
Good Features
Running Costs
$100 Over 5 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 67?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of $100 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 13% of all 2,021 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
4096 x 2160 (DCI 4K) resolution
Quieter than average noise level
VPL-GTZ1 is a 4k resolution ultra short throw projector with lampless laser phosphor technology- 4096 x 2160 native resolution
2,000 lumens brightness
Lampless technology
4 HDMI 2.0 inputs
Ultra short throw lens system
Dimmer than average projector brightness

Sony VPL-GTZ1 In-Depth Analysis

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very High

The average running cost of the VPL-GTZ1 is $100 over 5 years based on average energy prices and usage levels, which makes it one of the most expensive to run projectors.

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4096 X 2160 (DCI 4K) Resolution

The Sony VPL-GTZ1 has a 4096 x 2160 (DCI 4K) projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most multimedia projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. The worst resolution of all data projectors is 640 x 360 (nHD) and the best is 4096 x 2400 (4K).

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The Sony VPL-GTZ1's noise level of only 31dB is in the quietest 25% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature. Across all the multimedia projectors the noise levels range from 20dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of all projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 100 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the VPL-GTZ1 of only 2,000 ANSI lumens is dimmer than average when compared to most other projectors. It is dimmer than 90% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Supports 3D

The VPL-GTZ1 supports 3D, unlike 60% of projectors which do not support 3D.

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Supports Full HD

The Sony VPL-GTZ1 supports full HD, which is unusual. 63% of multimedia projectors do not support full HD.

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