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Sony VPL-SW235

72

Overall Score

Sony VPL-SW235

$799.99
Sony VPL-SW235
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A good spec and very economical to run moderate noise level 1280 x 800 resolution multimedia projector, but representing only middle of the road value for money
34dB 1280 X 800 3000:1 No Feb 2014
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Sony VPL-SW235 Review

With low running costs and very good features, we have ranked the Sony VPL-SW235 number 612 across all projectors.
66
Value for Money
Good
78
Features
Good Features
85
Running Costs
$52 Over 5 Years
72
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 72?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of $52 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,021 data projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving data projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1280 x 800 resolution
High brightness of 3000 lumen in high lamp mode
USB display
USB media viewer
Networked control
Remote control for ios device
Network presentation (lan/wireless lan)
Advanced energy-saving features
Energy efficient with long-lasting lamp of 10000 hours
High image quality 3lcd natural and vivid colour images
Has a built-in speaker
Wireless presentation with tablet (ios or android)
Long-lasting lamp
3LCD color light output colour reproduction and high brightness
Short throw distance
Low total cost of ownership(tco) for widescreen, short throw, high brightness projector
Built-in speaker
Dimmer than average projector brightness
Very low contrast ratio (typical)

Sony VPL-SW235 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

Whilst the product is cheaper than 60% of projectors, it has mediocre features and at $799.99 it does not look like great value for money overall.

Cheaper Price Found in the United Kingdom

We found a cheaper price for the Sony VPL-SW235 of £661.90 ($661.90) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $138.09.

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Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The average running cost of the VPL-SW235 is $52 over 5 years based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 2,021 projectors.

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Features

1280 X 800 Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800, which is the most frequently found resolution on projectors.

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Average Noise Level

The Sony VPL-SW235's noise level of 34dB is relatively typical compared to most other projectors. It is louder than 52% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the Sony VPL-SW235 of only 3,000 is in the lowest 23% of all multimedia 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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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

The Sony VPL-SW235's projector brightness of only 3,000 ANSI lumens is dimmer than 65% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. Projectors have projector brightnesses of between 100 ANSI lumens and 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Sony VPL-SW235 has a built-in speaker. 77% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Longer Than Average Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the VPL-SW235 of 6,000h is longer than 79% of all projectors when ranked 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 Sony VPL-SW235 has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of projectors.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The VPL-SW235's bulb power of only 210W is in the smallest 34% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature. Across all the data projectors the bulb powers range from 15W to 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other projectors, the VPL-SW235 does not support full HD. 63% of projectors do not support full HD.

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HD-Ready

The VPL-SW235 is HD-Ready, unlike 80% of multimedia projectors which are not HD-Ready.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony mountvplsw235tmst2, sony vplsw235tmst2, sony 9qp6za00, sony 9qp6zs00

Barcodes:

00012305221608, 00014444544563, 00027242869165, 00044111254266, 04053162958821, 04905524938906, 05052184191314, 05052184657315, 05054484581666, 05054533581661, 05054629420003

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