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Sony VPL-SW630C

72

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Sony VPL-SW630C

$1,529.95
Sony VPL-SW630C
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A good spec and very economical to run moderate noise level 1280 x 800 resolution projector, but representing only moderate value for money
33dB 1280 X 800 3000:1 No Jun 2014
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Sony VPL-SW630C Review

With low running costs and very good features, we have ranked the Sony VPL-SW630C number 560 across all projectors.
67
Value for Money
Good
78
Features
Good Features
85
Running Costs
$52 Over 5 Years
72
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 72?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of $52 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,021 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving multimedia projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1280 x 800 resolution
Network presentation (lan/wireless lan)
Clear, rich audio from built-in speaker
Interactive presentation utility application
USB display
USB media viewer
Networked control
Remote control for ios device
Advanced energy-saving features
Has a built-in speaker
Up to 8000 hours long-lasting lamp for reduced maintenance and down time
3LCD brightera technology
WXGA resolution for detail-packed presentations
Extremely bright, clear images with maximum 3100 lumens colour light output
Easy to install
Does not support full HD
Very low contrast ratio (typical)

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Sony VPL-SW630C In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has mediocre features and at $1,529.95 it is in the most expensive 28% of projectors.

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Cheaper Price Found in the United Kingdom

We found a cheaper price for the Sony VPL-SW630C of £1,066.99 ($1,066.99) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $462.96.

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Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The average 5 year running cost of the VPL-SW630C is $52 based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 2,021 multimedia projectors.

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Features

1280 X 800 Resolution

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

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Average Noise Level

The noise level of the VPL-SW630C of 33dB is fairly average compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 42% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The VPL-SW630C's contrast ratio (typical) of only 3,000 is lower than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is lower than 77% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature. Across all the data projectors the contrast ratio (typical) range from 1.5 to 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Average Projector Brightness

The VPL-SW630C's projector brightness of 3,100 ANSI lumens is relatively standard compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 41% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-SW630C has a built-in speaker. 77% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Average Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the Sony VPL-SW630C of 5,000h is pretty typical compared to most other data projectors. It is longer than 39% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Average Bulb Power

The bulb power of the VPL-SW630C of 225W is pretty typical compared to most other projectors. It is bigger than 56% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The VPL-SW630C does not support full HD. 63% of data projectors also do not support full HD.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The VPL-SW630C supports Wi-Fi. 90% of data projectors do not support Wi-Fi.

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Product Identifiers

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00027242871403, 04053162599321, 04053162599338, 05013493250963, 05013493250970, 05052184562459

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