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Sony VPL-HW65
VPLHW65ES

$2,499.00
(4 reviews)
Sony VPL-HW65
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Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and very economical to run 1080p 120000:1 contrast ratio projector, with good features and an spectacularly quiet 22dB noise level
22dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 120000:1 1,800 ANSI Lumens Sep 2015
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Sony VPL-HW65 Review

With outstanding reviews and low running costs, we have ranked the Sony VPL-HW65 number 86 across all projectors.
95
Reviews
23 Reviews + 6 Awards
60
Value for Money
Good
79
Features
Good Features
81
Running Costs
$63 Over 5 Years
75
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 75?

It has very good expert reviews and brilliant user reviews with an average overall rating of 90%, based on 23 reviews.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer data projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest multimedia projectors 2018.
This Sony projector has running costs of $63 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,886 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving multimedia projectors.
The VPL-HW65 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1920 x 1080 (1080p) resolution
Quieter than average noise level
Very dim projector brightness
Does not have a built-in speaker

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of $1,600 on eBay 70 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 86% 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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Value for Money

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Cheaper Price Found in the United Kingdom

We found a cheaper price for the Sony VPL-HW65 of £1,999.00 ($1,999.00) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $500.00.

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Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The average 5 year running cost of the VPL-HW65 is $63 based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 1,886 data projectors.

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Features

1920 X 1080 (1080p) Resolution

The VPL-HW65 has a 1920 x 1080 (1080p) projector native resolution which is higher than most multimedia projectors. Most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. Across all projectors the worst resolution is 640 x 360 (nHD) and the best is 4096 x 2400 (4K).

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

Across all the projectors the noise levels range from 20dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The Sony VPL-HW65's noise level of only 22dB is quieter than 98% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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120000:1 Contrast Ratio

The VPL-HW65 has a 120000:1 contrast ratio which is higher than most data projectors. Most multimedia projectors have a 10000:1 contrast ratio. The worst contrast ratio of all projectors is 120:1 and the best is 2500000:1.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the VPL-HW65 of only 1,800 ANSI lumens is dimmer than 91% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature. The projector brightnesses of multimedia projectors range from 100 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Supports 3D

The VPL-HW65 supports 3D, which is unusual. 64% of projectors do not support 3D.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-HW65 does not have a built-in speaker. 78% of projectors do have a built-in speaker.

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Longer Than Average Service Life of Lamp

The VPL-HW65's service life of lamp of 6,000h is longer than 78% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. Projectors have service life of lamps of between 200h and 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The VPL-HW65 has a handheld remote control. 82% of data projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Average Bulb Power

The Sony VPL-HW65's bulb power of 215W is fairly average compared to most other projectors. It is bigger than 64% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Full HD

The Sony VPL-HW65 supports full HD, which is unusual. 60% of data projectors do not support full HD.

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Not Energy Star Certified

Like most other multimedia projectors, the VPL-HW65 is not Energy Star certified. 100% of data projectors are not Energy Star certified.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony vplhw65esiv, sony vplhw65esw, sony vplhw65w, sony vplhw65b, sony hw65es, sony 1080p, sony 3lcd

Barcodes:

00027242892156, 00027242892163, 00616348086813, 00616348087605, 04548736013391, 04548736013407

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