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Sony VPL-VW520 ES
Sony VPL-VW520 ES
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Sony VPL-VW520 ES Projector

300000:1 DCI 4K (4096 X 2160) 26dB Sep 2015
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date $99.77 Electricity cost over 5 years
Excellent brand
Does not have a good 3D picture quality
Unacceptable noise level
5 Reviews + 2 Awards
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Reviews

Excellent Brand

Sony is one of the best data projector manufacturers according to average user and expert review score data that we have collected for all projectors. 100% of those that bought a Sony data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Good Quality

One customer thought it was good quality. Gadgetshow.channel5.com wrote “Good build quality”.

Robust

One person reckoned that it was well made.


Good Colour Saturation

One Sony VPL-VW520 ES reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the Sony VPL-VW520 ES had good colour saturation. Gadgetshow.channel5.com mentioned “Excellent calibrated colours and greyscale” in their review of this projector however despite that they scored it 1 stars.

Good At Displaying High Definition TV

One customer who reviewed it thought it was good at displaying high definition TV. In April last year Gadgetshow.channel5.com said “Natywna obsuga trybw 4KUltra HD”.

Does Not Have a Good 3D Picture Quality

Three Sony VPL-VW520 ES reviewers who reviewed it considered that it did not have a good 3D picture quality. Gadgetshow.channel5.com wrote in their review of this projector in April last year “Brak nawet jednej pary okularw 3D w zestawie (sprzedawane jako opcja” . Gadgetshow.channel5.com also mentioned “No 3D Glasses supplied” in their review. Gadgetshow.channel5.com also mentioned “Mediocre 3D performance” in their review.


Audio

Noisy

One person who purchased it considered that it was noisy. Gadgetshow.channel5.com wrote “A little noisy in full lamp mode”.

Unacceptable Noise Level

One person who purchased it considered that it was noisy. Gadgetshow.channel5.com wrote “A little noisy in full lamp mode”.


Video

Supports Full HD

The VPL-VW520 ES supports full HD, as do most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to this projector.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors which support full HD and we think cheaper data projectors such as the Sony VPL-VW300ES is also worth considering.

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Projector

DCI 4K (4096 X 2160) Resolution

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

A DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) projector native resolution is in fact the best resolution across all multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to this projector.

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

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The VPL-VW520 ES has one of the dimmer projector brightnesses (only 1,800 ANSI lumen) amongst projectors of this age. The projector brightnesses of similar spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this projector range from 37 ANSI lumens to 7,500 ANSI lumens.

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Networking

Has an Ethernet LAN

The Sony VPL-VW520 ES has an Ethernet LAN. Most of the other similar spec projectors that have been around for more than a year also have an Ethernet LAN.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The VPL-VW520 ES has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other projectors that were launched around the same time as this multimedia projector.

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Does Not Have a 3D Glasses Included

The VPL-VW520 ES does not have a 3D glasses included, unlike most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to this projector which have a 3D glasses included.

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Performance

Very Quiet Noise Level

The average noise level of comparable spec projectors that came out more than a year ago is 32dB. With a noise level of only 26 decibels, the VPL-VW520 ES has one of the quieter noise levels amongst comparable spec projectors of this age.

Data projectors with a louder noise level that might be worth considering include the Sony VPL-VW300ES (30dB) which is also cheaper.

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Multimedia

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The VPL-VW520 ES does not have a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other comparable spec data projectors that are a similar age to this data projector do have a built-in speaker(s).

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The VPL-VW520 ES does not have a DVI port, although keep in mind that most of the other data projectors that are a similar age to this multimedia projector also do not have a DVI port.

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

It was April 2017 when Sony released the VPL-VW520 ES.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer vplvw520es, sony vplvw520b
Barcodes 04548736013315, 04548736013322

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