Sony VPL-VW300ES
Sony VPL-VW300ES
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Sony VPL-VW300ES

Digital Versus 5 Star Techradar Recommended Best Buy Trusted Reviews Editor's Choice
A multi award winning and fully featured 200000:1 DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) projector
200000:1 DCI 4K (4096 X 2160) Yes 30dB Sep 2015
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Sony VPL-VW300ES Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have scored the Sony VPL-VW300ES as follows for Summary.
17 Reviews + 8 Awards
Not Currently for Sale
Good Features
$89 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 42?

It has excellent expert reviews with an average expert rating of 91%, based on 17 reviews.
At over a year old this projector is slightly out of date, and newer multimedia projectors with more up to date technology are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of $89 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 1,756 data projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite quiet noise level
Supports full HD
Very dim projector brightness
Does not have a built-in speaker(s)

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Sony VPL-VW300ES In-Depth Analysis


Eight Industry Awards

This data projector is one of the most awarded of all the projectors.

The experts at review websites Techradar and both recommend this projector and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The writers at two additional expert review sites both said that this data projector was very good. and both gave this Sony data projector a "Best Buy" award.

The authors at websites Trusted Reviews and both thought that this projector was brilliant and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The writers at two more expert review sites both decided that this multimedia projector was very good. Digital Versus gave this projector a "5 Star" award and it received a "4 Star" award from

Excellent Expert Reviews

Based on 17 expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Digital Versus and the average expert rating of this multimedia projector is 91%. This means that projector experts think this data projector is one of the very best multimedia projectors.

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Sony Has Excellent Multimedia Projector Reviews

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


Very Dim Projector Brightness

The VPL-VW300ES has one of the dimmer projector brightnesses (only 1,500 ANSI lumen) amongst projectors of this age. The projector brightnesses of projectors range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

With a noise level of only 30 decibels, the Sony VPL-VW300ES has one of the quieter noise levels amongst projectors of this age. The average noise level of projectors is 34dB, and the noise levels range from 10dB to 93dB.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The VPL-VW300ES does not have a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors do have a built-in speaker(s).

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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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Supports Full HD

The Sony VPL-VW300ES supports full HD. Most of the other multimedia projectors do not support full HD.

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DCI 4K (4096 X 2160) Resolution

The highest resolution of the Sony VPL-VW300ES is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160). That's over 39 times the resolution of a 280 x 800 projector, which is the most common resolution.

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

A 280 x 800 projector native resolution is the worst resolution amongst similar types of projector.

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Released Over a Year Ago

It was September 2015 when this multimedia projector was released.

Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The VPL-VW300ES has an average 1 year running cost of $89 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 1,756 multimedia projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

acoustic vplvw300es, anthem vplvw300es, sony vplvw300es, acer vplvw300es, anthem 3d4k


04053162599383, 04905524988871, 05013493253988