Sony VPL-VW1000ES
Sony VPL-VW1000ES
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Sony VPL-VW1000ES Reference Status Trusted Reviews Recommended Hot Product Expert Reviews Ultimate
A multi award winning DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) 22 decibel multimedia projector
DCI 4K (4096 X 2160) Yes 22dB 2,000 ANSI Lumens Sep 2013
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Sony VPL-VW1000ES Review

With excellent reviews, we have ranked the Sony VPL-VW1000ES number 309 across all projectors.
15 Reviews + 8 Awards
Not Currently for Sale
Missing Some Features
3 Years Old
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 42?

It has great expert reviews with an average expert rating of 86%, based on 15 reviews. This projector has received eight awards including a "Highly Recommended" from and a "Recommended" from Trusted Reviews. Sony projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer projectors with better features are available. However this Sony projector has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest multimedia projectors 2017.
The VPL-VW1000ES is missing some features:
Quite dim projector brightness
Does not have a built-in speaker(s)
Only 1,080 video mode

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Eight Industry Awards

This data projector has received eight awards from expert review sites.

Two expert review sites both thought that this projector was very good. This Sony projector received an "Highly Recommended" award and the writer at review site Trusted Reviews conluded that they would recommend it and gave it a "Recommended" award.

This projector received a "Reference Status" award from, it received an "Ultimate" award from Expert Reviews and it received a "Hot Product" award from

This multimedia projector received a "5 Star" award from, gave it a "Best in Test" award and it received a "Top Pick" award from

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on 15 expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, and the average expert rating of this data projector is 86%. This puts this multimedia projector in the top 18% of all the projectors when ranked by average expert review score.

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Excellent Brand

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


Quite Dim Projector Brightness

Projectors have projector brightnesses of between 12 ANSI lumens and 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The VPL-VW1000ES has one of the dimmer projector brightnesses (only 2,000 ANSI lumens) amongst projectors of this age.

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DCI 4K (4096 X 2160) Resolution

The highest resolution of the Sony VPL-VW1000ES is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160). That's over 39 times the resolution of the most frequently found projector native resolution of 280 x 800.

This multimedia projector's resolution (DCI 4K (4096 x 2160)) is actually the best resolution across all projectors.

The worst resolution amongst similar types of multimedia projector is 280 x 800.

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Supports Full HD

The VPL-VW1000ES supports full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors do not support full HD.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The VPL-VW1000ES does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other multimedia projectors.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

With a noise level of only 22 decibels, the Sony VPL-VW1000ES has a very quiet noise level compared to most of the other projectors. The noise levels of data projectors range from 10dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This projector has been on the market since September 2013.

Sony VPL-VW1000ES Review Sources

To prepare this Sony VPL-VW1000ES 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 330,545 product attributes, 16,109 projector reviews and 2,517,100 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 vplvw1000es
Barcodes 00027242840188, 04905524838503