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Sony VPL-VW520 ES
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Sony VPL-VW520 ES Projector

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DCI 4K (4096 X 2160) 26dB 1,800 ANSI Lumens Sep 2015
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Seeing is believing: breathtaking 4K clarity without compromise Bring the immersive excitement of true 4K cinematic images into every living space. Available also in a contemporary premium white... More
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15 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

The experts at Avforums.com and Insideci.co.uk both concluded that concluded that they would endorse this Sony multimedia projector and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

Three experts from sites including avforums.com, gadgetshow.channel5.com and insideci.co.uk have rated this projector on average 93 out of 100. This puts this multimedia projector in the top 8% of all the data projectors that were released more than a year ago when ranked by average expert review score.

Excellent Brand

Projectors manufactured by Sony have excellent reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all projectors (not just projectors) and found that Sony also has excellent reviews across its entire range.

Robust

One Sony VPL-VW520 ES reviewer considered that this projector was well made.

Good Picture Quality

One Sony VPL-VW520 ES reviewer thought the product had good colour saturation. Gadgetshow.channel5.com wrote this year “Excellent calibrated colours and greyscale” in their review of this projector and scored this projector very highly.

Good Product Quality

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was good quality. Gadgetshow.channel5.com mentioned “Good build quality” in their Sony VPL-VW520 ES review and scored the product 5 stars.

DCI 4K (4096 X 2160) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the VPL-VW520 ES is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160). That's over four times the resolution of a 1080p (1920x1080) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

A DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) projector native resolution is in fact the best resolution across all comparable spec projectors that came out more than a year ago.

Across comparable types of multimedia projector the worst resolution is nHD (640x360).

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Supports Full HD

The VPL-VW520 ES supports full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors that have been available for around the same time as the VPL-VW520 ES do not support full HD.

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Supports 3D

The Sony VPL-VW520 ES supports 3D, as do most of the other projectors that have been on the market for more than a year.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the VPL-VW520 ES is 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's over six times the resolution of the most common supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA). The worst resolution of all projectors that have been on the market for more than a year is 640 x 480 (VGA) and the best is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

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Very Big Matrix Size

With a matrix size of 0.74 inches, the VPL-VW520 ES has one of the biggest matrix sizes amongst similar spec projectors of this age. The average matrix size of similar spec projectors that came out more than a year ago is 0.6", and the matrix sizes range from 0.45" to 0.74".

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

The shortest service life of lamp of projectors of this age and type is 2,000h and the longest is 30,000h. With a service life of lamp of 6,000 hours, the Sony VPL-VW520 ES has one of the longer service life of lamps amongst projectors of this age.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

With a bulb power of 280 Watts, the VPL-VW520 ES has one of the bigger bulb powers amongst comparable spec data projectors of this age. The average bulb power of projectors that were launched more than a year ago is 240W.

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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 projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

At only 26 decibels, the VPL-VW520 ES has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the VPL-VW520 ES. The quietest noise level of projectors that were launched around the same time as the VPL-VW520 ES is 22dB, the loudest is 39dB, and the average noise level is 32dB.

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8 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

One Sony VPL-VW520 ES reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was not noisy. Gadgetshow.channel5.com mentioned in December “A little noisy in full lamp mode” in their review of this projector.

Poor 3D Picture Quality

One person reckoned that the product did not have a good 3D picture quality. A few weeks ago Gadgetshow.channel5.com said “Mediocre 3D performance” in their review of this projector.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The VPL-VW520 ES does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to the VPL-VW520 ES.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The VPL-VW520 ES does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec projectors that came out around the same time as the VPL-VW520 ES also do not support wi-Fi.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The projector brightnesss of multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the VPL-VW520 ES range from 37 ANSI lumens to 8,200 ANSI lumens. The VPL-VW520 ES has a fairly dim projector brightness (only 1,800 ANSI lumen) compared to most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-VW520 ES.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

The Sony VPL-VW520 ES is a one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity data projector. Most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and spec to the VPL-VW520 ES have between one and three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The VPL-VW520 ES is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity data projector.

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Heavy

At 14 kilograms, the Sony VPL-VW520 ES is quite heavy compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to the VPL-VW520 ES. Across all the projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-VW520 ES the weights range from 9.7g to 18kg.

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1 Other reason to consider the Sony VPL-VW520 ES

Released Over a Year Ago

Sony released the VPL-VW520 ES over a year ago.

Specification

Projector
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Matrix Size
Zoom Ratio
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Screen Size Compatibility
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Lamp Type
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
DC-In Jack
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Performance
Noise Level
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (max)
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
User Guide
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included

2 Awards

avforums.com Recommended insideci.co.uk Recommended

Expert Reviews

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Meet Sony's VPL-VW520ES 4K Home Cinema Projector, a huge beast of a projector that apes its rivals in terms of size and specs, and can crank out 4K flicks at up to 300 inches without breaking a... Read more…

4K native panels
Excellent calibrated colours and greyscale
Picture processing is very good
Excellent black levels
Good build quality
Expensive
Gamma is skewed unless you have it professionally calibrated with special software
Mediocre 3D performance
No 3D Glasses supplied
A little noisy in full lamp mode
1 January 2016

Avforums.com

The Sony VW520ES is the latest native 4K (4096 x 2160) SXRD projector from the company and replaces the outgoing VPL-VW500ES which was released in late 2013. If you own the VW500 your first... Read more…

13 December 2015

We've long admired Sony's 4K SXRD projectors, but with the VPL-VW520ES the brand has raised the bar higher still. It remains to be seen just how important the addition of HDR is as a consumer...

Insideci.co.uk

5 September 2015

Sony VPL-VW520ES hands-on Today new generations of projector's tend to be iterative steps forward from what went before. A little bit more contrast here, a touch more brightness there. With the... Read more…

30 November 2015

Sony VPL-VW520B ES to najlepszy projektor, z jakim mieli?my dot?d do czynienia w naszej redakcji. Natywna rozdzielczo?? 4K, bardzo wysoki wspó?czynnik kontrastu dynamicznego 300.000:1, funkcje...

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Electricity cost when switched on $94.91
Electricity cost when on standby $1.68
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Total running cost over 5 years $96.59
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.63 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 17 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers vplvw520w, VPL-VW520/B, VPL-VW520/W, sony vplvw520, acer vplvw520, sony vplvw520w, acer vplvw520e, sony vplvw520b, sony vplvw520e, acer vplvw520es, sony vplvw520es, special vplvw520, sony vplvw520esm, sony vplvw520esw, sony vplvw520esb, audioquest vw520, sony vplvw520eswh, audioquest vw520e, special vplvw520e, audioquest vw520es, special vplvw520es, sony vplvw520eswhi, sony vplvw520eswhit, sony vplvw520eswhite
Barcodes 04548736013315, 04548736013322
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