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Sony VPL-SW526C Review
|Value for Money||
|Not Currently for Sale|
|5 Great Features|
|4 Years Old|
|£137 Over 1 Year|
Why Has it Scored 19?
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £137 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 41 recently released 2500:1 contrast ratio data projectors that we have compared it to.
It is missing some features:
Quite dim projector brightness
Does not have a DVI port
Does not support full HD
Sony VPL-SW526C In-Depth Analysis
Sony Has Excellent Reviews for Its Data Projectors
Projectors produced by Sony have an average rating of 89 out of 100, which is in the top 5% of all projector manufacturers that we have assessed. 98% of those that bought a Sony projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Has a Built-In Speaker(s)
The Sony VPL-SW526C has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other new data projectors.
Quite Dim Projector Brightness
The dimmest projector brightness of 2500:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a similar age to this multimedia projector is 400 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 16,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,900 ANSI lumens. The Sony VPL-SW526C has a fairly dim projector brightness (only 2,500 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other 2500:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a comparable age to this projector.
Average Noise Level
The VPL-SW526C has a pretty typical noise level (35 decibels) compared to most of the other latest 2500:1 contrast ratio data projectors.
WXGA (1280x800) Resolution
The VPL-SW526C has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than a XGA (1024x768) projector, which is the most common resolution.
Has an On Screen Display (OSD)
The VPL-SW526C has an On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other 2500:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a comparable age to this projector also have an On Screen Display (OSD).
Does Not Have a DVI Port
The VPL-SW526C does not have a DVI port, although keep in mind that most of the other recently released 2500:1 contrast ratio data projectors also do not have a DVI port.
Has an Ethernet LAN
The VPL-SW526C has an Ethernet LAN, as do most of the other 2500:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to this data projector.
Has a Handheld Remote Control
The VPL-SW526C has a handheld remote control. Most of the other new comparable spec projectors also have a handheld remote control.
Quite Long Service Life of Lamp
The VPL-SW526C has one of the longer service life of lamps (6,000 hours) amongst 2500:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age. Across all the recently released multimedia projectors the service life of lamps range from 1,500h to 30,000h.
Does Not Support Full HD
The Sony VPL-SW526C does not support full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other 2500:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to this multimedia projector also do not support full HD.
Released Over Four Years Ago
It was June 2013 when Sony released the VPL-SW526C.
Average Running Costs
The VPL-SW526C is typical compared to the other 41 recently released 2500:1 contrast ratio data projectors that we have looked at for 1 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the VPL-SW526C is £137.
Sony VPL-SW526C Review Sources
To prepare this Sony VPL-SW526C 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 330,250 product attributes, 16,064 projector reviews and 2,516,700 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.
|Manufacturer Part Numbers||sony vplsw526cb|
|Barcodes||00027242866676, 04053162938885, 05013493230385, 05013493238022|