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Sony VPLVW350ES Projector

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DCI 4K (4096 X 2160) 26dB 1,500 ANSI Lumens Mar 2015
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Sony VPL-VW350ES 4K projector review

13 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

This multimedia projector is one of the most highly awarded of all the projectors of a similar age and spec.

The reviewer at Projectorcentral.com wrote that this projector was marvellous and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The editors of two more expert review sites both said that this data projector was good. This multimedia projector received a "Hot Product" award from Projectorreviews.com and it received a "Top Pick" award from Soundandvision.com.

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Good Expert Reviews

Based on four expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, hometheaterreview.com, projectorcentral.com and soundandvision.com the average expert rating of this data projector is 85 out of 100.

Sony Has Excellent Reviews for Its Data Projectors

Based on 247 expert and owner reviews, Sony has excellent reviews for its projectors. Sony also has excellent reviews specifically within its data projectors range compared to other manufacturers.

Nice Design

A few Sony VPL-VW350ES owners who reviewed the Sony VPL-VW350ES wrote that it was good looking. Expert website Projectorreviews.com wrote “It sports a beautiful picture” in their review of the Sony VPL-VW350ES. Soundandvision.com wrote “Delivers a bright, beautiful picture”.

One Sony VPL-VW350ES owner who reviewed the product considered that it was smooth. Hometheaterreview.com wrote last year “Smooth, detailed picture” in their review of the Sony VPL-VW350ES.

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Good Product Quality

One Sony VPL-VW350ES reviewer who reviewed this projector reckoned that it was good quality. Hometheaterreview.com said last year “It exhibited outstanding picture quality overall, with very good light output” in their review of the Sony VPL-VW350ES.

Good Technical Features

One Sony VPL-VW350ES reviewer considered that the Sony VPL-VW350ES had good features.

Good Picture Quality

One person wrote in their reviews that the product had good picture quality.

DCI 4K (4096 X 2160) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the Sony VPL-VW350ES is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160). That's over four times the resolution of the most common projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080).

This data projector's resolution (DCI 4K (4096 x 2160)) is in fact the best resolution amongst all projectors of a similar age and type to the VPL-VW350ES.

The worst resolution amongst similar types of data projector is nHD (640x360).

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Supports Full HD

The VPL-VW350ES supports full HD, unlike most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to the VPL-VW350ES which do not support full HD.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors which support full HD and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony VPL-VW600ES[plb_3231568_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports 3D

The VPL-VW350ES supports 3D, as do most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age.

There are a number of alternative projectors which support 3D currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Sony VPL-VW600ES[plb_3231568_price].

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4096 X 2160 Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the Sony VPL-VW350ES is 4096 x 2160. That's over twenty-eight times the resolution of the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA). In addition, this projector support supported graphics resolutionss of 1280 x 720 (HD 720) and 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) and 3840 x 2160.

This projector's resolution (4096 x 2160) is actually the best supported resolution amongst all comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VPL-VW350ES.

The worst supported resolution across similar types of projector is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This projector has a 10|100 Mbit/s ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on data projectors that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

At only 26 decibels, the Sony VPL-VW350ES has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the VPL-VW350ES. Across all the projectors that have been available for around the same time as the VPL-VW350ES the noise levels range from 22dB to 39dB, and the average noise level is 32dB.

Other 26dB noise level data projectors currently available that you might want to consider include the Sony VPL-VW600ES[plb_3231568_price] which has better reviews.

Projectors with a louder noise level that might also be worth considering include the Sony VPL-VW520 ES[plb_3022936_price] (26dB).

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6 Reasons Against

Poor Support

One Sony VPL-VW350ES reviewer who reviewed this projector considered that it did not have good technical guidance. Hometheaterreview.com mentioned “No Dynamic iris (or manual one” in their review of the Sony VPL-VW350ES.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The VPL-VW350ES does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the VPL-VW350ES which have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared all the other data projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) to this multimedia projector and we think the Viewsonic PJD5255[plb_2831063_price], the Vivitek Qumi Q6[plb_3137053_price], or the Optoma HD28DSE[plb_3141654_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most similar spec projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VPL-VW350ES do not support wi-Fi. The VPL-VW350ES is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other projectors which also support wi-Fi to this projector and we think the Vivitek Qumi Q6[plb_3137053_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

Data projectors that have been on the market for more than a year have projector brightnesss of between 37 ANSI lumens and 8,200 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,400 ANSI lumens. At only 1,500 ANSI lumen, the VPL-VW350ES has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors that were released around the same time as the VPL-VW350ES.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 1,500 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available including because of it's better review score, the Optoma HD91+[plb_3016105_price].

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The VPL-VW350ES is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity projector. Most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than a year have one USB 2.0 ports quantity.

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Only One HDMI Ports Quantity

Most similar spec multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the VPL-VW350ES have one HDMI ports quantity, including the VPL-VW350ES which has one HDMI ports quantity.

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1 Other reason to consider the Sony VPL-VW350ES

Released Over a Year Ago

This multimedia projector was released over a year ago.

Specification

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3D
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Full HD
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3D-Ready
HD-Ready
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Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
Networking
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Performance
Noise Level
Design
Ceiling Mountable
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Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Technical Details
RS-232C

3 Awards

soundandvision.com Top Pick projectorcentral.com Editor's Choice projectorreviews.com Hot Product

Expert Reviews

(5)

There's a lot to like about Sony's VPL-VW350ES 4K SXRD projector. Beyond being the most affordable native 4K projector on the market, it's simply an excellent performer, combining a very good...

Accurate color
Ample brightness
Smooth, detailed picture
Minimal fan noise
With the best 4K content the Sony VPLV 350ES 4K projector delivers images more detailed than any of its competitors in this price range
No iris control
Doesn't include 3D glasses
With most 4K current sources and all 1080p material, its resolution advantage over 1080p projectors is negligible
Its black levels are lighter, for worse overall contrast, than JVC's comparable DILA projectors
Despite its low cost compared to other 4K p
10 April 2015

Sony's lowest-priced 4K projector to date is packed with features and delivers a bright, beautiful picture...

Soundandvision.com

30 March 2015

The $10,000 Sony VPL-VW350ES is the least expensive true 4K projector available, and it finally delivers on the promise of 4K resolution...

17 February 2015

Projectorreviews.com

The VPL-VW350ES is the lowest cost true 4K projector to hit the market to date, at $9999 US. It sports a beautiful picture. 1300 lumensIt is the least expensive of Sony's three 4K projectors, and... Read more…

9 January 2015

When Sony released the HW40ES last year, they showed that a stripped-down version of a successful projector at a lower price point could be wildly successful. Applying those lessons to the VW600ES...

Projectorcentral.com

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Electricity cost when switched on $80.50
Electricity cost when on standby $1.63
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Total running cost over 5 years $82.13
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.55 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony vplvw350, sony vplvw350e, sony vplvw350es
Barcodes 00027242883994, 00642337929861, 00791836690854, 01600142451457

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$ 9,899.99 $8,195.00
Better Expert Reviews
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Better Review from Soundandvision.com
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