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Sony VPL-SW620C Review
|Value for Money||
|7 Great Features|
|3 Years Old|
|£130 Over 1 Year|
Why Has it Scored 19?
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £130 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 94 recently released 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
It is missing some features:
Does not support full HD
Quite dim projector brightness
Does not have a DVI port
Sony VPL-SW620C In-Depth Analysis
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Does Not Support Full HD
The VPL-SW620C does not support full HD, although this is within the context that most of the other recently released similar spec multimedia projectors also do not support full HD.
Has a Built-In Speaker(s)
The VPL-SW620C has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to this projector also have a built-in speaker(s).
Quite Dim Projector Brightness
With a projector brightness of only 2,600 ANSI lumens, the VPL-SW620C has one of the dimmer projector brightnesses amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. The projector brightnesses of latest 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors range from 100 ANSI lumens to 8,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,300 ANSI lumens.
WXGA (1280x800) Resolution
This projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most frequently found projector native resolution on new 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors.
Quite Quiet Noise Level
New multimedia projectors have noise levels of between 25dB and 43dB, and the average noise level is 35dB. At only 33 decibels, the VPL-SW620C has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as this projector.
Has an On Screen Display (OSD)
The Sony VPL-SW620C has an On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other recently released projectors also have an On Screen Display (OSD).
Does Not Have a DVI Port
The VPL-SW620C does not have a DVI port, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as this multimedia projector also do not have a DVI port.
Has an Ethernet LAN
The VPL-SW620C has an Ethernet LAN. Most of the other recently released 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors also have an Ethernet LAN.
The VPL-SW620C supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. Most of the other recently released 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors do not support Wi-Fi.
Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp
The VPL-SW620C has a fairly long service life of lamp (5,000 hours) compared to most of the other recently released 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors. The service life of lamps of projectors of a similar age and spec to this data projector range from 2,000h to 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 4,500h.
Released Over Three Years Ago
Sony released the VPL-SW620C in June 2014.
Average Running Costs
The average 1 year running cost of the VPL-SW620C is £130 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 94 recently released 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors.
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Sony VPL-SW620C Review Sources
To prepare this Sony VPL-SW620C 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 330,600 product attributes, 16,125 projector reviews and 2,431,700 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.