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Sony VPL-SW526C

70

Overall Score

Sony VPL-SW526C

Sony VPL-SW526C
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A good spec but 5 year old moderate noise level 1280 x 800 resolution projector, with alright running costs
35dB 1280 X 800 2500:1 No Jun 2013
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Sony VPL-SW526C Review

With very good features, we have scored the Sony VPL-SW526C as follows:
79
Features
Good Features
69
Running Costs
$90 Over 5 Years
70
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 70?

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 $90 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 18% of all 2,027 multimedia 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
Has a built-in speaker
Low total cost of ownership
Ease of operation
Bright, clear presentations
Very low contrast ratio (typical)
Dimmer than average projector brightness

Sony VPL-SW526C In-Depth Analysis

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very High

The VPL-SW526C is one of the least economic to run projectors that we have looked at for running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the VPL-SW526C will cost $90 over 5 years to run.

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Features

1280 X 800 Resolution

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

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Average Noise Level

The noise level of the Sony VPL-SW526C of 35dB is pretty typical compared to most other data projectors. It is louder than 44% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

Across all the projectors the contrast ratio (typical) range from 1.5 to 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The VPL-SW526C's contrast ratio (typical) of only 2,500 is lower than 79% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightnesses of data projectors range from 100 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The VPL-SW526C's projector brightness of only 2,500 ANSI lumens is dimmer than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is in the dimmest 16% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-SW526C has a built-in speaker. 76% of data projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Longer Than Average Service Life of Lamp

The VPL-SW526C's service life of lamp of 6,000h is in the longest 22% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature. The average service life of lamp of all projectors is 7,000h, with the shortest being 200h and the longest being 50,000h.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Sony VPL-SW526C has a handheld remote control, as do 80% of data projectors.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The VPL-SW526C's bulb power of only 210W is smaller than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is smaller than 69% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. The smallest bulb power of projectors is 15W, the biggest is 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The VPL-SW526C does not support full HD. 63% of data projectors also do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony vplsw526cb

Barcodes:

00027242866676, 04053162938885, 05013493230385, 05013493238022

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