Sony VPL-VW320
Sony VPL-VW320
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Sony VPL-VW320

A fully featured 1920 x 1080 26 decibel multimedia projector
1080p (1920x1080) Yes 26dB 1,500 ANSI Lumens Sep 2015
Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date

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Sony VPL-VW320 Review

With mediocre reviews and features, we have scored the Sony VPL-VW320 as follows for Summary.
Value for Money
Not Currently for Sale
Good Features
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 27?

It has brilliant user reviews with an average user rating of 100%.
At over a year old this projector is slightly out of date, and newer projectors with more up to date technology are available.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 multimedia projectors 2017.
This projector has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite quiet noise level
1920 x 1080 resolution
Very dim projector brightness
Does not have a handheld remote control

Sony VPL-VW320 In-Depth Analysis


Sony Multimedia Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

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

Good Picture Quality

Some Sony VPL-VW320 owners who reviewed it considered that it was good for watching blu-ray discs. Mr. G. Speechley said on Amazon “If you are spending this level of cash on a projector and a true 4k Blu-Ray disc spinner, then £375.00 on a Chord Interconnect is wise” and gave it an excellent review score.

Excellent Product Quality

One Sony VPL-VW320 owner wrote that this projector was good quality. Mr. G. Speechley wrote in their review of the Sony VPL-VW320 in January last year “It would seem ultimate quality is dependant on source disc quality”.

Excellent Design

One person who reviewed the Sony VPL-VW320 considered that it was retro. In January last year Mr. G. Speechley mentioned in their review on Amazon “If this is true, then retro buying your older favourite movies may be a waste of time”.


One person who purchased this projector considered that it was not a bargain for the price. Mr. G. Speechley wrote in their Sony VPL-VW320 review “Premium ones of these do not come cheap” .


Quite Quiet Noise Level

With a noise level of only 26 decibels, the VPL-VW320 has one of the quieter noise levels amongst projectors of this age. The quietest noise level of data projectors is 10dB and the loudest is 93dB.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of multimedia projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, and the projector brightnesses range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens. The Sony VPL-VW320 has one of the dimmer projector brightnesses (only 1,500 ANSI lumen) amongst multimedia projectors of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Resolution

The Sony VPL-VW320 has a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080. That's over nine times the resolution of a 280 x 800 multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution. In addition, this projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). Across all projectors the resolution ranges from 280 x 800 to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Supports Full HD

The VPL-VW320 supports full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other data projectors do not support full HD.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

The average service life of lamp of projectors is 6,700h. At 6,000 hours, the VPL-VW320 has a quite long service life of lamp compared to most of the other projectors.

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Does Not Have a Handheld Remote Control

The VPL-VW320 does not have a handheld remote control, unlike most of the other projectors.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is typical of many data projectors.

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Energy Star Certified

The VPL-VW320 is Energy Star certified, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors are not Energy Star certified.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The VPL-VW320 does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other multimedia projectors which have a built-in speaker(s).

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Released Over a Year Ago

It was September 2015 when Sony released the VPL-VW320.

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