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Sony VPLFH36W

70

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Sony VPLFH36W

$4,999.00
Sony VPLFH36/W
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A classic and good spec moderate noise level WUXGA data projector, with alright running costs but representing only average value for money
35dB 1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) 2000:1 No Mar 2014
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Sony VPLFH36/W Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Sony VPLFH36/W number 723 across all projectors.
84
Reviews
2 Reviews
57
Value for Money
Average
78
Features
Good Features
63
Running Costs
$150 Over 5 Years
70
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 70?

It has good expert reviews and good user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this multimedia projector to others.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2018.
It has running costs of $150 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 8% of all 2,021 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
This Sony projector has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) resolution
Brighter than average projector brightness
Very low contrast ratio (typical)
Very short service life of lamp

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Sony VPLFH36/W In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $4,999.00 it is more expensive than 94% of projectors.

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Cheaper Price Found in the United Kingdom

We found a cheaper price for the Sony VPLFH36/W of £3,690.52 ($3,690.52) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $1,308.48.

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Running Costs

High Running Costs

The average running cost of the VPLFH36/W is $150 over 5 years based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is in the most expensive 8% of all 2,021 projectors.

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Features

1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Resolution

The VPLFH36/W has a 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) projector native resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 800 resolution found on most projectors. Across all projectors the worst resolution is 640 x 360 (nHD) and the best is 4096 x 2400 (4K).

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Average Noise Level

The noise level of the VPLFH36/W of 35dB is fairly typical compared to most other data projectors. It is in the loudest 61% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the Sony VPLFH36/W of only 2,000 is lower than average when compared to most other projectors. It is lower than 86% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature. The contrast ratio (typical) of multimedia projectors range from 1.5 to 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

The Sony VPLFH36/W's projector brightness of 5,200 ANSI lumens is brighter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 15% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The dimmest projector brightness of projectors is 100 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

Across all the projectors the service life of lamps range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h. The Sony VPLFH36/W's service life of lamp of only 3,500h is shorter than 69% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Sony VPLFH36/W does not have a built-in speaker, unlike 77% of multimedia projectors which have a built-in speaker.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Sony VPLFH36/W has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of projectors.

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Has a DVI Port

The VPLFH36/W has a DVI port, unlike 90% of projectors which do not have a DVI port.

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Supports Full HD

The Sony VPLFH36/W supports full HD, which is unusual. 63% of data projectors do not support full HD.

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Bigger Than Average Bulb Power

The average bulb power of all projectors is 250W, with the smallest being 15W and the biggest being 840W. The VPLFH36/W's bulb power of 330W is bigger than average when compared to most other projectors. It is bigger than 87% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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HD-Ready

The VPLFH36/W is HD-Ready, unlike 80% of projectors which are not HD-Ready.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony vplfh36b, sony vplfh36w

Barcodes:

00027242277496, 00027242277502, 00027242859685, 00027242859708, 00132017869643, 00272428596858, 00272428597084, 00998000694452, 04053162599239, 04905524904017

Sony VPLFH36/W - Other Projectors Worth Considering

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Amazon US 4,999.99
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Newegg US 5,261.98
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$91 cheaper to run over five years
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Walmart 5,413.88
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A lot bigger bulb power
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