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Sony VPL-VW520 ES Review
|13 Reviews + 4 Awards|
|Value for Money||
|Not Currently for Sale|
|$101 Over 1 Year|
Why Has it Scored 41?
It has great expert reviews with an average expert rating of 90%, based on 13 reviews.
At over a year old this multimedia projector is slightly out of date, and newer multimedia projectors with more up to date technology are available. View the latest data projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of $101 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 1,756 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite quiet noise level
Fairly big bulb power
Very dim projector brightness
Does not have a built-in speaker(s)
Sony VPL-VW520 ES Video Reviews
Sony VPL-VW520 ES In-Depth Analysis
Four Industry Awards
Experts in projectors rave about this data projector and have given it four awards.
This projector received a "Reference Status" award from Homecinemachoice.com.
Excellent Expert Reviews
Sony Has Excellent Multimedia Projector Reviews
Based on 628 expert and user reviews (including 90 verified purchases), Sony has excellent reviews for its projectors. Sony also has excellent reviews specifically within its projectors range. 92% of those that bought a Sony multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Very Dim Projector Brightness
At only 1,800 ANSI lumen, the VPL-VW520 ES has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors. Across all the projectors the projector brightnesses range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.
Fairly Big Bulb Power
The Sony VPL-VW520 ES has a quite big bulb power (280 Watts) compared to most of the other projectors. Across all the projectors the bulb powers range from 3.5W to 3,000W, and the average bulb power is 250W.
Quite Quiet Noise Level
Projectors have noise levels of between 10dB and 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. With a noise level of only 26 decibels, the VPL-VW520 ES's noise level is one of the quietest amongst projectors.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)
The VPL-VW520 ES does not have a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors do have a built-in speaker(s).
Only 1,080 Video Mode
This multimedia projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is typical of many projectors.
Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp
At 6,000 hours, the VPL-VW520 ES has a fairly long service life of lamp compared to most of the other data projectors. The shortest service life of lamp of projectors is 20h and the longest is 40,000h.
Supports Full HD
The VPL-VW520 ES supports full HD, unlike most of the other multimedia projectors which do not support full HD.
DCI 4K (4096 X 2160) Resolution
The highest resolution of the VPL-VW520 ES is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160). That's over 39 times the resolution of a 280 x 800 data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.
A DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) projector native resolution is actually the best resolution amongst all multimedia projectors.
A 280 x 800 projector native resolution is the worst resolution amongst similar types of projector.
Released Over a Year Ago
This Sony data projector has been on the market since September 2015.
Average Running Costs
Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the VPL-VW520 ES will cost $101 over 1 year to run, which is typical compared to the other 1,756 data projectors.
|Manufacturer Part Numbers||acer vplvw520es, sony vplvw520es, sony vplvw520b|