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Sony VPLHW65ES

$2,100.00
A highly rated and cheap to run 120000:1 1920 x 1080 projector
120000:1 1080p (1920x1080) Yes 22dB Sep 2015
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Sony VPL-HW65 Review

With excellent reviews but low running costs, we have ranked the Sony VPL-HW65 number 454 across all projectors.
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3 Reviews
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Good Features
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$79 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
44
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 44?

It has great user reviews with an average user rating of 87%.
At over a year old this projector is slightly out of date, and newer projectors with more up to date technology are available. View the latest data projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of $79 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 1,756 projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite quiet noise level
1920 x 1080 resolution
Does not have a built-in speaker(s)
Not Energy Star certified

Should You Buy it Now?

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There is a 87% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.
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Sony VPL-HW65 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Excellent Brand

Based on 628 user and expert reviews (including 90 verified purchases), Sony has excellent reviews for its projectors. Sony also has excellent reviews specifically for its projectors compared to other brands. 92% of those that bought a Sony projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Expensive

We think this data projector looks expensive compared to other multimedia projectors. We checked 618 multimedia projectors and they range in price from $149 to $24,000.

Price Has Gone Up by $600 (29%)

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Cheaper in the United States Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony VPL-HW65 and the United States price of $2,100.00 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United Kingdom where the price is £3,076.86 ($3,076.86).

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Features

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Sony VPL-HW65 does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other projectors which have a built-in speaker(s).

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Not Energy Star Certified

The VPL-HW65 is not Energy Star certified, although it is worth noting that most of the other projectors are also not Energy Star certified.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The projector brightnesses of projectors range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens. The Sony VPL-HW65 has a quite dim projector brightness (only 1,800 ANSI lumen) compared to most of the other data projectors.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

When compared to other projectors, the VPL-HW65's noise level of only 22 decibels is one of the quietest. The quietest noise level of projectors is 10dB, the loudest is 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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1920 X 1080 Resolution

The VPL-HW65 has a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080. That's over nine times the resolution of a 280 x 800 multimedia projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. In addition, this Sony multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). The worst resolution of all projectors is 280 x 800 and the best is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Quite Small Bulb Power

Projectors have bulb powers of between 3.5W and 3,000W, and the average bulb power is 250W. At only 200 Watts, the VPL-HW65 has a quite small bulb power compared to most of the other projectors.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is the most frequently supported supported video modes on projectors.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

The average service life of lamp of multimedia projectors is 6,700h. With a service life of lamp of 6,000 hours, the VPL-HW65 has a quite long service life of lamp compared to most of the other projectors.

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Supports Full HD

The VPL-HW65 supports full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors do not support full HD.

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Age

Released Over a Year Ago

It was September 2015 when Sony released the VPL-HW65.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The VPL-HW65 has an average 1 year running cost of $79 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 1,756 multimedia projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04548736013391, 04548736013407

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