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Sony VPLVW500ES

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Sony VPLVW500ES

$8,999.99
Sony VPL-VW500ES
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A multi award winning and astonishingly high contrast ratio DCI 4K 3D data projector, with good features and an spectacularly quiet 26dB noise level
26dB 4096 X 2160 (DCI 4K) 200000:1 Yes Sep 2013
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Sony VPL-VW500ES Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Sony VPL-VW500ES number 489 across all projectors.
97
Reviews
16 Reviews + 8 Awards
58
Value for Money
Average
78
Features
Good Features
72
Running Costs
$72 Over 5 Years
74
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 74?

It has brilliant expert reviews with an average expert rating of 91%, based on 16 reviews.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer multimedia projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest projectors 2018.
This Sony projector has running costs of $72 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,021 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
The VPL-VW500ES has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
4096 x 2160 (DCI 4K) resolution
Quieter than average noise level
4K more than 4x the quality of full HD
2D and 3d upscaled to 4k
Very dim projector brightness
Does not have a built-in speaker

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Sony VPL-VW500ES In-Depth Analysis

Running Costs

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The average running cost of the VPL-VW500ES is $72 over 5 years based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 2,021 projectors.

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Features

4096 X 2160 (DCI 4K) Resolution

The Sony VPL-VW500ES has a 4096 x 2160 (DCI 4K) projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. Across all projectors the resolution ranges from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The average noise level of all projectors is 34dB, with the quietest being 20dB and the loudest being 93dB. The VPL-VW500ES's noise level of only 26dB is quieter than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is quieter than 95% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the Sony VPL-VW500ES of 200,000 is very high compared to most other data projectors. It is in the highest 2% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature. The average contrast ratio (typical) of all multimedia projectors is 27,000, with the lowest being 1.5 and the highest being 2,500,000.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of all data projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 100 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the Sony VPL-VW500ES of only 1,700 ANSI lumens is in the dimmest 9% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Sony VPL-VW500ES does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most other projectors. 77% of projectors have a built-in speaker.

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Supports 3D

The Sony VPL-VW500ES supports 3D, which is unusual. 60% of multimedia projectors do not support 3D.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Sony VPL-VW500ES has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of projectors.

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Bigger Than Average Bulb Power

The smallest bulb power of data projectors is 15W, the biggest is 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The bulb power of the Sony VPL-VW500ES of 265W is in the biggest 30% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Full HD

The Sony VPL-VW500ES supports full HD, unlike 63% of multimedia projectors which do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony vplvw500es

Barcodes:

00027242869608, 04905524941906, 05013493246003

Sony VPLVW500ES

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