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Sony VPLSW631CM

70

Overall Score

Sony VPLSW631CM

$997.41
Sony VPL-SW631
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A good spec and astoundingly quiet 1280 x 800 resolution 3000:1 contrast ratio projector, with low running costs but representing only moderate value for money
28dB 1280 X 800 3000:1 No Dec 2015
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Sony VPL-SW631 Review

With very good features and low running costs, we have ranked the Sony VPL-SW631 number 695 across all projectors.
62
Value for Money
Good
78
Features
Good Features
75
Running Costs
$67 Over 5 Years
70
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 70?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of $67 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,021 data 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:
1280 x 800 resolution
Quieter than average noise level
Very low contrast ratio (typical)
Does not support full HD

Sony VPL-SW631 In-Depth Analysis

Running Costs

Average Running Costs

The VPL-SW631 is typical compared to the other 2,021 projectors that we have analysed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the VPL-SW631 will cost $67 over 5 years to run.

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Features

1280 X 800 Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800, which is typical of many multimedia projectors.

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The noise level of the VPL-SW631 of only 28dB is quieter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is quieter than 92% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature. The average noise level of all multimedia projectors is 34dB, with the quietest being 20dB and the loudest being 93dB.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The lowest contrast ratio (typical) of data projectors is 1.5, the highest is 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The VPL-SW631'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.

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Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the VPL-SW631 of 3,300 ANSI lumens is pretty average compared to most other projectors. It is brighter than 49% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Sony VPL-SW631 has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of projectors.

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Longer Than Average Service Life of Lamp

The average service life of lamp of all projectors is 7,000h, with the shortest being 200h and the longest being 50,000h. The VPL-SW631's service life of lamp of 6,000h is longer than average when compared to most other projectors. It is longer than 78% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The VPL-SW631 has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of data projectors.

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Average Bulb Power

The bulb power of the Sony VPL-SW631 of 225W is pretty average compared to most other projectors. It is bigger than 54% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The VPL-SW631 does not support full HD, although it is worth noting that 63% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony vplsw631, sony p232782p

Barcodes:

04058154051375, 04058829196073, 05013493264526

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