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Sony VPLHW65ES Projector

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120000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 22dB Sep 2015
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Create a spectacular cinematic experience in your own home. Available in a sleek, contemporary black or white finish that makes a stylish addition to any interior, the VPL-HW65ES Home Cinema... More
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10 Reasons For

Sony Has Excellent Data Projector Reviews

Projectors from Sony have an average rating of 89 out of 100, which is in the top 10% of all multimedia projector manufacturers that we have looked at.

A Best Selling Multimedia Projector

The VPL-HW65 is a popular choice of data projector according to Amazon sales data.

Good Picture Quality

One Sony VPL-HW65 owner wrote in their reviews that this projector had a flickering image.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One Sony VPL-HW65 owner thought it had a good 3D picture quality. In October Freebo mentioned on Amazon “I'm not the only one seeing problems, this reviewer has 3D flicker http” in their review of the Sony VPL-HW65.

Supports 3D

The VPL-HW65 supports 3D. Most of the other data projectors of this type and age also support 3D.

We compared all the other projectors which also support 3D to this projector and we think the Benq PU9220+[plb_3390512_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports Full HD

Like most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec, the Sony VPL-HW65 supports full HD.

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1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is typical of many data projectors of a similar spec and age to it.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The VPL-HW65 is a two HDMI ports quantity data projector. Most of the other data projectors of a similar age and spec to the VPL-HW65 have between one and two HDMI ports quantitys.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

Multimedia projectors that were launched more than a year ago have service life of lamps of between 1,500h and 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 4,900h. With a service life of lamp of 6,000 hours, the Sony VPL-HW65 has one of the longer service life of lamps amongst similar spec projectors of this age.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The average noise level of projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-HW65 is 35dB, and the noise levels range from 22dB to 45dB. The VPL-HW65 has one of the quietest noise levels (only 22 decibels) amongst projectors of this age.

Alternative multimedia projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the PU9220[pl_3220956_price] (39dB), or the PU9220+[pl_3390512_price] (39dB) both from Benq.

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8 Reasons Against

Only 100V AC Input Voltage

This data projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many projectors of a similar age and type to it.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The VPL-HW65 does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other data projectors of this age and type which have a built-in speaker(s).

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most data projectors of a similar spec and age to the VPL-HW65 do not support wi-Fi. The VPL-HW65 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

Across all the data projectors that came out around the same time as the VPL-HW65 the projector brightnesss range from 300 ANSI lumens to 11,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 4,000 ANSI lumens. At only 1,800 ANSI lumen, the VPL-HW65 has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VPL-HW65.

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Very Dim Colour Light Output

The colour light outputs of projectors of a similar type and age to the VPL-HW65 range from 1,800 ANSI lumens to 4,500 ANSI lumens, and the average colour light output is 3,200 ANSI lumens. With a colour light output of only 1,800 ANSI lumen, the Sony VPL-HW65 has one of the dimmer colour light outputs amongst data projectors of this age.

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Very Dim White Light Output

The VPL-HW65 has a fairly dim white light output (only 1,800 ANSI lumen) compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the VPL-HW65. Across all the projectors that have been available for a similar time to the VPL-HW65 the white light outputs range from 1,800 ANSI lumens to 5,200 ANSI lumens, and the average white light output is 3,400 ANSI lumens.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

Multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to the VPL-HW65 have digital zooms of between 1.1x and 12x, and the average digital zoom is 3.1x. The VPL-HW65 has a fairly small digital zoom (only 1.6 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the VPL-HW65.

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Very Small Bulb Power

Across all the data projectors of a similar age and spec to the VPL-HW65 the bulb powers range from 190W to 470W. With a bulb power of only 215 Watts, the Sony VPL-HW65 has a quite small bulb power compared to most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to the VPL-HW65.

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1 Other reason to consider the Sony VPL-HW65

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this Sony data projector was released.

Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Colour Light Output
White Light Output
Screen Size Compatibility
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp Type
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Video
3D
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Audio (L,R) in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
Networking
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Performance
Noise Level
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (max)
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
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)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Other Features
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Interface
Native Resolution

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 10 February 2016 by G moore
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The best projector on the market under £3500 without question.

Reviewed 26 January 2016 by Freebo

The 2D picture is amazing but I'm giving it 3* as I believe there is a bug with the 3D playback, it has a major flicker every few secs. I'm not the only one seeing problems, this reviewer has 3D... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $71.03
Electricity cost when on standby $2.18
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Total running cost over 5 years $73.21
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.49 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony ps4, vplhw65w, sony ps4b, sony ps4w, sony ps4wh, sony ps4bl, sony ps4bla, sony ps4whi, acer vplhw65, sony vplhw65, sony ps4whit, sony ps4blac, sony vplhw65w, sony vplhw65b, sony ps4black, acer vplhw65e, sony vplhw65e, sony ps4white, sony 1920x1080, acer vplhw65es, sony vplhw65es, sony vplhw65wa, audioquest hw65, sony vplhw65esb, sony vplhw65esw, sony vplhw65esm, sony vplhw65esbl, audioquest hw65e, audiolab vplhw65, sony vplhw65eswh
Barcodes 00027242892170, 04548736013391, 04548736013407, 05054629885826, 05054629904640

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