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Sony VPL-SW526
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Sony VPL-SW526 Projector

2500:1 WXGA (1280x800) 35dB 2,500 ANSI Lumens Jun 2013
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Designed for education, the VPL-SW526 WXGA (widescreen) projector provides the perfect teaching tool for glare-less projection in changing light conditions. The VPL-SW526 WXGA (widescreen)... More
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7 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

We checked 247 expert and owner reviews for Sony projectors and found that on average Sony has excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Sony has excellent ratings specifically within its 2500:1 contrast ratio projectors range.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The VPL-SW526 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other 2500:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.

It may also be worth considering one of the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the Ricoh PJ WX4130[plb_2922469_price] which has better reviews.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This data projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1280 x 800 (WXGA)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA), which is typical of many 2500:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Matrix Size

The matrix sizes of 2500:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the VPL-SW526 range from 0.55" to 1.8", and the average matrix size is 0.71". At 0.75 inches, the VPL-SW526 has a fairly big matrix size compared to most of the other 2500:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the VPL-SW526.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The lowest RMS rated power of 2500:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VPL-SW526 is 1W and the highest is 16W. The VPL-SW526 has a fairly high RMS rated power (16 Watts) compared to most of the other 2500:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the VPL-SW526.

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Resolution

The biggest native resolution of the VPL-SW526 is WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more native resolution than a XGA (1024x768) data projector, which is the most frequently found native resolution.

This data projector's native resolution (WXGA (1280x800)) is actually the best native resolution across all 2500:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

The worst native resolution across comparable types of data projector is XGA (1024x768).

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This projector has a 10|100 Mbit/s ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most commonly found ethernet LAN data rates on data projectors that came out around the same time as it.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

Most projectors that were launched around the same time as the VPL-SW526 do not support full HD. The Sony VPL-SW526 is no exception to this as it too does not support full HD.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other projectors with a full HD and we think the Ricoh PJ WX4130[plb_2922469_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support 3D

Most data projectors of a comparable spec and age to the VPL-SW526 do not support 3D. The Sony VPL-SW526 is no exception to this as it too does not support 3D.

We think you might also be interested in other projectors which also support 3D including the Vivitek Qumi Q2[plb_1925642_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The VPL-SW526 does not support wi-Fi, although this is within the context that most of the other projectors that have been around for around the same time as the VPL-SW526 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of only 2,500 ANSI lumens, the VPL-SW526 has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to the VPL-SW526. Across all the projectors of a similar spec and age to the VPL-SW526 the projector brightnesss range from 500 ANSI lumens to 16,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 4,100 ANSI lumens.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony VPL-SW526

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the VPL-SW526 over three years ago.

Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 35 decibels, the VPL-SW526 has a pretty average noise level compared to most of the other 2500:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the VPL-SW526.

Projectors with a louder noise level that might be worth looking at include the DELL 7700[plb_1406488_price] (39dB).

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the Sony VPL-SW526 is WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than a XGA (1024x768) multimedia projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Projector Brightness (economic Mode)
Horizontal Resolution
Zoom Ratio
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Native Resolution
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Lamp Type
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Digital Zoom
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
AUX in
S-Video Inputs Quantity
PC Audio in
PC in (D-Sub)
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Battery
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Safety
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Cables Included
Other Features
Connectivity Technology

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $70.62
Electricity cost when on standby $32.93
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Total running cost over 5 years $103.55
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.68 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
18
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 18 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony sw526, sony sw526c, sony p190556, sony p190556p, sony vplsw526, sony vplsw526c, sony vplsw526cb, sony vplsw526ca
Barcodes 00027242866676, 04053162938885, 05013493230385, 05013493238022
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