Sony VPLFH36/W
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A highly recommended and fully featured 2000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) projector
2000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) No 35dB Mar 2014
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Sony VPLFH36/W Review

With good reviews and mediocre features, we have ranked the Sony VPLFH36/W number 176 across all projectors.
2 Reviews
Good Features
$178 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 32?

It has not bad expert reviews and good user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this data projector to others.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2017.
It has running costs of $178 over 1 year, which are in the most expensive 7% of all 1,756 projectors that we have compared it to.
This Sony projector has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a DVI port
Only 1,080 video mode

Sony VPLFH36/W In-Depth Analysis


Expert Reviews Are Good

This projector received an expert rating of 80% from

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Excellent Brand

Based on 628 expert and owner reviews (including 90 verified purchases), Sony has excellent reviews for its projectors. Sony also has excellent reviews specifically for its projectors compared to other brands. 92% of those that bought a Sony data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


One person thought the Sony VPLFH36/W was not good value for money. Bilex mentioned three years ago “Price was also a major factor that affected my decision to buy, no other product that I was interested was priced accordingly”.

Value For Money

Not Cheap

We think this data projector looks expensive compared to other projectors. The cheapest projector that we found costs $149 and the most expensive costs $24,000.

Cheaper in the United States Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony VPLFH36/W and the United States price of $3,480.00 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United Kingdom where the price is £3,690.52 ($3,690.52).

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Has a DVI Port

The Sony VPLFH36/W has a DVI port. Most of the other projectors do not have a DVI port.

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The VPLFH36/W is HD-Ready, as are most of the other multimedia projectors.

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Average Noise Level

At 35 decibels, the VPLFH36/W has a pretty typical noise level compared to most of the other projectors.

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WUXGA (1920x1200) Resolution

The highest resolution of the Sony VPLFH36/W is WUXGA (1920x1200). That's over 10 times the resolution of the most common projector native resolution of 280 x 800. Projectors projector native resolutions range from 280 x 800 to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

The Sony VPLFH36/W has one of the brighter projector brightnesses (5,200 ANSI lumens) amongst data projectors of this age. The dimmest projector brightness of data projectors is 12 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This multimedia projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is the most commonly supported supported video modes on projectors.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

The average bulb power of projectors is 250W, and the bulb powers range from 3.5W to 3,000W. The VPLFH36/W has one of the bigger bulb powers (330 Watts) amongst projectors of this age.

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Supports Full HD

The Sony VPLFH36/W supports full HD. Most of the other projectors do not support full HD.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was March 2014 when this data projector was released.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are High

The VPLFH36/W has an average running cost of $178 over 1 year based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which makes it one of the less economic to run multimedia projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony vplfh36b, sony vplfh36w
Barcodes 00027242277496, 00027242277502, 00027242859685, 00027242859708, 00132017869643, 00272428596858, 00272428597084, 00998000694452, 04053162599239, 04905524904017

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