Sony VPL-SW631
Sony VPL-SW631
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Sony VPL-SW631

A fully featured 3000:1 280 x 800 projector
3000:1 WXGA (1280x800) No 28dB Dec 2015
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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Sony VPL-SW631 Review

Released 2 years ago and with average features,
Not Currently for Sale
Good Features
20 Months Old
£110 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 27?

Sony projectors have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this projector is slightly out of date, and newer projectors with more up to date technology are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
It has running costs of £110 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 1,756 projectors that we have compared it to.
This projector has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite quiet noise level
Quite long service life of lamp
Only 280 x 800 resolution
Does not support full HD

Sony VPL-SW631 In-Depth Analysis


Sony Data Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 628 expert and user reviews (including 90 verified purchases), Sony has excellent reviews for its data projectors. Sony also has excellent reviews specifically for its projectors compared to other manufacturers. 92% of those that bought a Sony projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Average Projector Brightness

At 3,300 ANSI lumens, the VPL-SW631 has a fairly average projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors.

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Only 280 X 800 Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800)|280 x 800, which is typical of many projectors.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

Projectors have service life of lamps of between 20h and 40,000h. With a service life of lamp of 6,000 hours, the Sony VPL-SW631 has a quite long service life of lamp compared to most of the other data projectors.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

Projectors have noise levels of between 10dB and 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. With a noise level of only 28 decibels, the Sony VPL-SW631 has one of the quieter noise levels amongst multimedia projectors of this age.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The VPL-SW631 does not support full HD. Most of the other projectors also do not support full HD.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is the most commonly supported supported video modes on projectors.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The VPL-SW631 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other projectors.

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Released 20 Months Ago

This data projector has been on the market since December 2015.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The VPL-SW631 has an average 1 year running cost of £110 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 1,756 multimedia projectors.

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Sony VPL-SW631 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony VPL-SW631 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 331,148 product attributes, 16,148 projector reviews and 2,462,900 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 vplsw631s3859632, sony c057za00, sony c057zs00, sony p232782p
Barcodes 04058154051375, 04058829196073, 05013493264526