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Overall Score

Sony VPL-HW65ES Highly Rated
An award winning 120000:1 1920 x 1080 projector
120000:1 1080p (1920x1080) Yes 22dB Sep 2015
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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Sony VPL-HW65ES Review

With excellent reviews but at nearly 2 years old, we have ranked the Sony VPL-HW65ES number 449 across all projectors.
1 Review + 1 Award
Not Currently for Sale
Missing Some Features
1 Year Old
£103 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 44?

It has very good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 90%. This projector has received an industry award from Sony projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this projector is slightly out of date, and newer projectors with more up to date technology are available.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 projectors 2017.
It has running costs of £103 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 1,756 projectors that we have compared it to.
This Sony projector is missing some features:
Very dim projector brightness
Does not have a built-in speaker(s)

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Sony VPL-HW65ES In-Depth Analysis


One Industry Award

One expert review site concluded that this data projector was very good. gave this projector a "Highly Rated" award.

Excellent Expert Reviews

Projector expert review site scored this projector 90%. The multimedia projector expert review sites think this Sony projector is one of the better projectors.

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Excellent Brand

Based on 628 expert and user reviews (including 90 verified purchases), Sony has excellent ratings for its projectors. Sony also has excellent ratings 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.


Very Dim Projector Brightness

At only 1,800 ANSI lumen, the VPL-HW65ES has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors. Across all the projectors the projector brightnesses range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens.

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1920 X 1080 Resolution

The highest resolution of the VPL-HW65ES is 1920 x 1080. That's over nine times the resolution of a 280 x 800 projector, which is the most common resolution. In addition, this projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). The resolution of all projectors ranges from 280 x 800 to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

With a noise level of only 22 decibels, the VPL-HW65ES's noise level is one of the quietest amongst projectors. The quietest noise level of projectors is 10dB and the loudest is 93dB.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The VPL-HW65ES does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other data projectors which have a built-in speaker(s).

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

The average service life of lamp of projectors is 6,700h. At 6,000 hours, the Sony VPL-HW65ES has a fairly long service life of lamp compared to most of the other projectors.

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Supports Full HD

The Sony VPL-HW65ES supports full HD. Most of the other projectors do not support full HD.

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Released Over a Year Ago

It was September 2015 when Sony released the VPL-HW65ES.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The VPL-HW65ES has an average running cost of £103 over 1 year based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 1,756 projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

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04548736013391, 04548736013407, 05054629885826, 05054629904640

Sony VPL-HW65ES Review Sources

To prepare this Sony VPL-HW65ES review we compared this projector to 100 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 330,545 product attributes, 16,109 projector reviews and 2,517,100 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.