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Sony VPL-SW526C

A Fully Featured 2500:1 WXGA (1280x800) Data Projector
2500:1 WXGA (1280x800) No 35dB Jun 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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Sony VPL-SW526C Review

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Not Currently for Sale
40
5 Great Features
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4 Years Old
36
£137 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
19
Mediocre

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

Reviews

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.


Features

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was June 2013 when Sony released the VPL-SW526C.


Running Costs

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.

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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.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony vplsw526cb
Barcodes 00027242866676, 04053162938885, 05013493230385, 05013493238022

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