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Sony VPLSX536M

69

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Sony VPLSX536M

$980.00
Sony VPLSX536M
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A good spec but only middle of the road value for money 1280 x 800 resolution 2500:1 contrast ratio projector, with average running costs and an extremely quiet 28dB noise level
28dB 1280 X 800 2500:1 No Feb 2013
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Sony VPLSX536M Review

With very good features, we have ranked the Sony VPLSX536M number 730 across all projectors.
62
Value for Money
Good
78
Features
Good Features
66
Running Costs
$96 Over 5 Years
69
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 69?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of $96 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 16% of all 2,021 data projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving multimedia projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1280 x 800 resolution
Quieter than average noise level
Low total cost of ownership
Ease of operation
Bright, clear presentations
Very low contrast ratio (typical)
Dimmer than average projector brightness

Sony VPLSX536M In-Depth Analysis

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very High

The average 5 year running cost of the VPLSX536M is $96 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is in the most expensive 16% of all 2,021 data projectors.

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Features

1280 X 800 Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800, which is typical of many projectors.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

Across all the multimedia projectors the contrast ratio (typical) range from 1.5 to 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The contrast ratio (typical) of the VPLSX536M of only 2,500 is lower than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is in the lowest 20% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The quietest noise level of projectors is 20dB, the loudest is 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The noise level of the VPLSX536M of only 28dB is quieter than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the quietest 9% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

Across all the projectors the projector brightnesses range from 100 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the VPLSX536M of only 3,000 ANSI lumens is dimmer than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the dimmest 34% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The VPLSX536M's service life of lamp of only 3,000h is shorter than 75% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature. The average service life of lamp of all projectors is 7,000h, with the shortest being 200h and the longest being 50,000h.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The VPLSX536M has a built-in speaker. 77% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The VPLSX536M has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of projectors.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The smallest bulb power of projectors is 15W, the biggest is 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The VPLSX536M's bulb power of only 210W is smaller than 70% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Sony VPLSX536M does not support full HD. 63% of data projectors also do not support full HD.

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Has a Mounting Brackets Included

The VPLSX536M has a mounting brackets included, unlike 96% of projectors which do not have a mounting brackets included.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony vplsx536m, vplsx536a

Barcodes:

00027242280052, 00027242861084, 00272422800524, 00272428610844, 04053162599352, 04905524909289, 05013493230361

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