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Sony VPL-SW536

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Sony VPL-SW536

Sony VPL-SW536
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An economical to run and good spec moderate noise level UXGA projector
35dB 1600 X 1200 (UXGA) 2500:1 No Mar 2014
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Sony VPL-SW536 Review

With low running costs and very good features, we have scored the Sony VPL-SW536 as follows:
77
Features
Good Features
79
Running Costs
$59 Over 5 Years
68
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 68?

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 $59 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,021 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1600 x 1200 (UXGA) resolution
Has a built-in speaker
Low total cost of ownership
Ease of operation
Bright, clear presentations
Very low contrast ratio (typical)
Smaller than average bulb power

Sony VPL-SW536 In-Depth Analysis

Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The VPL-SW536 has an average 5 year running cost of $59 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 2,021 projectors.

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Features

1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Resolution

The VPL-SW536 has a higher resolution than most projectors. This projector has a 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) resolution, whereas most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. Across all data projectors the best resolution is 4096 x 2400 (4K) and the worst is 640 x 360 (nHD).

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The lowest contrast ratio (typical) of projectors is 1.5, the highest is 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The contrast ratio (typical) of the VPLSW536M of only 2,500 is lower than 80% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Average Noise Level

The Sony VPL-SW536's noise level of 35dB is relatively standard compared to most other projectors. It is louder than 39% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the VPL-SW536 of 3,100 ANSI lumens is fairly average compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 40% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-SW536 has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of multimedia projectors.

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Longer Than Average Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamps of projectors range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h. The VPL-SW536's service life of lamp of 6,000h is longer than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the longest 20% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The VPL-SW536 has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The Sony VPL-SW536's bulb power of only 210W is smaller than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is in the smallest 30% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. Across all the 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

The VPL-SW536 does not support full HD, although keep in mind that 63% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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HD-Ready

The VPL-SW536 is HD-Ready, which is unusual. 80% of projectors are not HD-Ready.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The VPL-SW536 supports Wi-Fi. 90% of projectors do not support Wi-Fi.

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Has a Built-In Display

The VPL-SW536 has a built-in display, unlike 96% of projectors which do not have a built-in display.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony vplsw536c, sony vplsw536m, sony 8vkhza00, sony 8vkhzs00

Barcodes:

00027242280045, 00027242861114, 00272428611148, 04053162599291, 04905524909333, 04923113166806, 05010490258015, 05013493230378, 05013493238015

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