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Sony VPL-VW1000ES
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Sony VPL-VW1000ES Projector

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DCI 4K (4096 X 2160) 22dB 2,000 ANSI Lumens Sep 2013
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17 Reasons For

Eight Industry Awards

Experts rave about this data projector and have given it eight awards.

Two expert review sites both endorsed this multimedia projector. The editor of Trusted Reviews gave this projector a "Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement and it received a "Highly Recommended" award from Avforums.com, confirming their endorsement.

The writers at three other expert review sites all wrote that this data projector was good. This multimedia projector received a "Reference Status" award from Homecinemachoice.com, Expert Reviews gave it an "Ultimate" award and it received a "Hot Product" award from Projectorreviews.com.

Three more expert review sites all thought that this projector was good. 01net.com gave this Sony projector a "5 Star" award, Ljudochbild.se gave it a "Best in Test" award and Soundandvision.com gave it a "Top Pick" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

This projector has an average expert rating of 86 out of 100 based on fifteen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, T3.com and hometheaterreview.com.

Sony Has Excellent Data Projector Reviews

We checked 247 expert and owner reviews for Sony data projectors and found that on average Sony has excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Sony has excellent reviews specifically for its data projectors.

Good Picture Quality

A number of customers who reviewed the product thought it had good picture quality. Expert review site Soundandvision.com wrote in their review “Superb resolution • Excellent blacks and shadow detail • Four times the pixel density of 1920x1080 HD”.

A number of customers wrote in their reviews that it was good for watching blu-ray discs. Expert review site Avhub.com.au mentioned “And Sony has led the way, with a full consumer chain from Blu-ray player through AV receivers to one of the 84-inch 4K TVs that have already arrived on the” in their review.

One person concluded that the product was good for watching standard definition TV.

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Good Product Quality

Several Sony VPL-VW1000ES owners who reviewed it said that it was good quality. Avhub.com.au mentioned two years ago “Excellent overall picture quality, natural color skin tones” in their Sony VPL-VW1000ES review. Avhub.com.au also said “Extremely good 3D image quality”. Avhub.com.au also said “Astonishing 4K video quality”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

Several people mentioned in their reviews that this projector had a good 3D picture quality. Avhub.com.au said “In fairness, this is the brightest 3D capable home theater projector anywhere near its price, that we've reviewed to date, although there are some twice as b”. Avhub.com.au also said “Brilliant 3D pictures”.

Good High Def TV

A number of people wrote that this projector was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert review site Wired.co.uk said in their review of the Sony VPL-VW1000ES “Forget Full HD -- Quad Resolution has arrived offering four times the picture quality.” . Avhub.com.au wrote “Great upscaling of Full HD” in their Sony VPL-VW1000ES review.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Sony VPL-VW1000ES owner thought the Sony VPL-VW1000ES was quiet. One Sony VPL-VW1000ES reviewer reckoned that the Sony VPL-VW1000ES was noisy.

Nice Design

One person who bought the Sony VPL-VW1000ES thought it was smooth. Avhub.com.au wrote in their Sony VPL-VW1000ES review “Superb black level performance with a very smooth iris”. One person who purchased the Sony VPL-VW1000ES said that it was good looking. Avhub.com.au said in their review “4K upscaling for Bluray and other sources, stylish design, low operating noise, high quality optics”.

Good Standard Def Image

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product was good at displaying standard definition TV. Expertreviews.co.uk said in their review of this projector on Expert Reviews “Most TV broadcasts are still in standard definition here in the UK.”.

Robust

One person who purchased this projector concluded that it was well made. Avhub.com.au wrote “4 2K capability, strong contrast performance, crisp detail, impressive build, ease of setup, quiet in use” in their review of this projector.

DCI 4K (4096 X 2160) Projector Native Resolution

The VPL-VW1000ES has a maximum resolution of DCI 4K (4096 x 2160). That's over eight times the resolution of the most common projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

This projector's resolution (DCI 4K (4096 x 2160)) is in fact the best resolution amongst all similar spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as the VPL-VW1000ES.

The worst resolution across similar types of projector is VGA (640x480).

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Supports Full HD

The VPL-VW1000ES supports full HD, unlike most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to the VPL-VW1000ES which do not support full HD.

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4096 X 2160 Supported Graphics Resolutions

The VPL-VW1000ES supports a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160. That's over four times the resolution of a 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution supported by comparable spec projectors that have been around for more than two years. In addition, this multimedia projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 3840 x 2160.

This multimedia projector's resolution (4096 x 2160) is in fact the best supported resolution across all multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the VPL-VW1000ES.

A 640 x 400 supported graphics resolutions is the worst supported resolution across similar types of multimedia projector.

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Supports 3D

Like most of the other projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-VW1000ES, the VPL-VW1000ES supports 3D.

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Two Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Ins

Most projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-VW1000ES have between one and two component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) ins, including the Sony VPL-VW1000ES which has two component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) ins.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

With a noise level of only 22 decibels, the VPL-VW1000ES has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to the VPL-VW1000ES. Projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VPL-VW1000ES have noise levels of between 20dB and 47dB.

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3 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Sony VPL-VW1000ES was not thick. Expert website Whathifi.com mentioned in their review “At the moment it’s a loose term cove” .

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Sony VPL-VW1000ES does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years which have a built-in speaker(s).

We think you might also be interested in alternative data projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the Benq W750 ($805.27) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most projectors of this age and type do not support wi-Fi. The Sony VPL-VW1000ES is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony VPL-VW1000ES

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this data projector was released.

Average Projector Brightness

At 2,000 ANSI lumens, the Sony VPL-VW1000ES has a relatively average projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec.

If this projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might want to consider the Optoma HD50 ($1,593.83) (2,200 ANSI lumens) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Projector
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Projection Technology
Lens System
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
PC in (D-Sub)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Packaging Content
User Guide
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included

8 Awards

soundandvision.com Top Pick 01net.com 5 Star homecinemachoice.com Reference Status avforums.com Highly Recommended Trusted Reviews Recommended projectorreviews.com Hot Product Expert Reviews Ultimate ljudochbild.se Best in Test

Expert Reviews

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26 May 2014

4K ? it's all the rage. The latest AV receivers support it. As do quite a few new Blu-ray players. And Sony has led the way, with a full consumer chain from Blu-ray player through AV receivers to... Read more…

Astounding resolution
4K upscaling for Bluray and other sources, stylish design, low operating noise, high quality optics
Blistering 4K resolution
Excellent upscaling
Excellent overall picture quality, natural color skin tones
No source of commercial 4K video content, expensive when viewed primarily as a 2K projector
Little or no native 4K material available
Could be a little brighter for 3D A statement I've said about almost every 3D projector so far
In fairness, this is the brightest 3D capable home theater projector anywhere near its price, that we've reviewed to date, although there are some twice as b
Lack of 4 2K material, odd choice of panel ratio, struggles with DVD, high price
12 September 2013

Homecinemachoice.com

Those seeking the visual equivalent of fine-dining are traditionally best served at a 4K digital cinema. An eight-million pixel image, spread large and bristling with detail, is a feast for the... Read more…

8 June 2012

Even the most hopeless early adopters will think twice about buying one of these, but if they do, they'll be enjoying the best home cinema projector currently available and all set for the 4K...

Projectorreviews.com

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Sony VPL-VW1000ES ?Projector Reviews TV? Video SummaryLet's just start this review off with some big statements: This is the first true 4K projector I've reviewed, and it's... Read more…

18 May 2012

It?s ludicrously expensive, but a clear sign of things to come ? all we need now is some 4K content...

Expert Reviews

7 May 2012

Avforums.com

Sony have something of a history of being ahead of the curve when it comes to launching products that incorporate new technology. As an example, the Qualia 004 was a 1080p projector that was... Read more…

4 May 2012

The idea of futureproofing is an attractive one, and it's all to the fore in the , a projector that's more about 4K capability than the 3D it also delivers.What?s 4K? Well, it's all about... Read more…

1 May 2012

With the Sony VPL-VW1000ES 4K projector, the Japanese brand has taken the concept of domestic cinema and quadrupled it. Offering a resolution of 4096 x 2160, this is the first consumer projector... Read more…

24 April 2012

If you're shopping in this price range for a new projector, the Sony VPL-VW1000 should definitely be on your short list. If 3D is not an important target on your radar, that's all you need to...

Soundandvision.com

As a person who has worked with 4K as director from capture to exhibition, I know the benefits it provides viewers and professionals as a format. Because of this, I hold out hope for its eventual...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony vplvw1000, sony vplvw1000e, sony vplvw1000es
Barcodes 00027242840188, 04905524838503
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