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Sony VPL-HW65

74

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Sony VPL-HW65

Sony VPL-HW65
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A remarkably high contrast ratio and very highly rated 1080p 3D projector, with very low running costs and one of the quietest noise levels available
22dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 120000:1 Yes Sep 2015
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Sony VPL-HW65 Review

With excellent reviews and low running costs, we have scored the Sony VPL-HW65 as follows:
94
Reviews
3 Reviews
78
Features
Good Features
80
Running Costs
$60 Over 5 Years
74
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 74?

It has great user reviews with an average user rating of 87%.
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 data projectors 2018.
This Sony projector has running costs of $60 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,021 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving data 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

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Sony VPL-HW65 In-Depth Analysis

Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the VPL-HW65 is $60, which is typical compared to the other 2,021 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 projectors. Most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. The best resolution of all projectors is 4096 x 2400 (4K) and the worst is 640 x 360 (nHD).

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The quietest noise level of projectors is 20dB, the loudest is 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The VPL-HW65's noise level of only 22dB is very quiet compared to most other projectors. It is in the quietest 2% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the VPL-HW65 of 120,000 is very high compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is higher than 97% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature. The average contrast ratio (typical) of all multimedia projectors is 27,000, with the lowest being 1.5 and the highest being 2,500,000.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of projectors is 100 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The VPL-HW65's projector brightness of only 1,800 ANSI lumens is dimmer than 91% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Supports 3D

The Sony VPL-HW65 supports 3D, unlike 60% of projectors which 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, unlike most other projectors. 77% of projectors have a built-in speaker.

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Longer Than Average Service Life of Lamp

Projectors have service life of lamps of between 200h and 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h. The service life of lamp of the Sony VPL-HW65 of 6,000h is longer than average when compared to most other projectors. It is longer than 81% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Sony VPL-HW65 has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of projectors.

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Average Bulb Power

The bulb power of the Sony VPL-HW65 of 215W is relatively typical compared to most other data projectors. It is in the biggest 40% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Full HD

The VPL-HW65 supports full HD, which is unusual. 63% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Not Energy Star Certified

The VPL-HW65 is not Energy Star certified. 99% of projectors are also not Energy Star certified.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony vplhw65eswhite, sony vplhw65esblack, vplhw65b vplhw65b, sony vplhw65b, sony vplhw65w, sony ps4black, sony ps4white

Barcodes:

04548736013391, 04548736013407, 05054629885826, 05054629904640

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