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Sony VPL-FHZ57 Projector

10000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) 28dB 4,100 ANSI Lumens Nov 2015
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The VPL-FHZ57 laser projector is ideal for a wide range of business, education and entertainment applications. Teamed with our BrightEra 3LCD projection engine, the advanced Z-Phosphor laser light... More
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11 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors

Sony is one of the superior data projector manufacturers according to average user and expert review score data that we have collected for all multimedia projectors.

Supports Full HD Projection

The VPL-FHZ57 supports Full HD projection, as do most of the other data projectors of this type and age.

We compared this projector to all the other data projectors which support Full HD projection and we think the WU515T[pl_3108720_price], and the WU515[pl_3108719_price] both from Optoma which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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WUXGA (1920x1200) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the VPL-FHZ57 is WUXGA (1920x1200). That's over two times the resolution of a WXGA (1280x800) projector, which is the most common resolution.

This multimedia projector's resolution (WUXGA (1920x1200)) is actually the best resolution across all multimedia projectors of this age and type.

The worst resolution across similar types of multimedia projector is XGA (1024x768).

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

Across all the similar spec multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-FHZ57 the projector brightness range from 600 ANSI lumens to 12,000 ANSI lumens. The VPL-FHZ57 has one of the brighter projector brightness (4,100 ANSI lumens) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution supported by the VPL-FHZ57 is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of the most frequently found graphics resolution of 640 x 480 (VGA).

A 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) graphics resolution is in fact the best supported resolution across all comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-FHZ57.

Across comparable types of data projector the worst supported resolution is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Very Long Lamp Service Life

The shortest lamp service life of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-FHZ57 is 1,500h and the longest is 30,000h. The VPL-FHZ57 has one of the longest lamp service lives (20,000 hours) amongst similar spec multimedia projectors of this age.

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Very Bright Colour Light Output

The average colour light output of projectors of this age and spec is 3,000 ANSI lumens. When compared to other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the VPL-FHZ57 that we have assessed, the VPL-FHZ57's colour light output of 4,100 ANSI lumens is one of the brightest.

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Very Bright White Light Output

The white light outputs of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than a year range from 2,700 ANSI lumens to 4,100 ANSI lumens. With a white light output of 4,100 ANSI lumens, the Sony VPL-FHZ57 has a very bright white light output compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-FHZ57.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on comparable spec multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as it.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate

This projector has a 10|100 Mbit/s ethernet LAN data transfer rate, which is typical of many comparable spec data projectors that are a similar age to it.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

The Sony VPL-FHZ57 has one of the quieter noise levels (only 28 decibels) amongst projectors of this age. The noise levels of projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-FHZ57 range from 25dB to 47dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

Alternative 28dB noise level data projectors currently available which you might want to consider include the WU515[pl_3108719_price], or the WU515T[pl_3108720_price] both from Optoma which is cheaper.

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8 Reasons Against

£730.15 Price Increase

In the last fortnight the price of the VPL-FHZ57 has increased by £730.15.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Sony VPL-FHZ57 does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that were launched more than a year ago which have a built-in speaker.

There are a number of alternative projectors which also have a built-in speaker which you might want to look at including the WU515T[pl_3108720_price], or the WU515[pl_3108719_price] both from Optoma.

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Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

Most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age support 3D image projection, however the VPL-FHZ57 does not support 3D image projection.

We think you might also be interested in alternative data projectors which also support 3D image projection including the WU515T[pl_3108720_price], or the WU515[pl_3108719_price] both from Optoma which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most projectors of a comparable spec and age to the VPL-FHZ57 do not support WiFi connectivity. The Sony VPL-FHZ57 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Pricey

The cheapeast data projectors of this age and type that we found costs £176 and the most expensive costs £6,734. We think that this data projector looks expensive for a 10000:1 contrast ratio projector that has been on the market for more than a year.

Only One HDMI Port

The Sony VPL-FHZ57 is a one HDMI port projector.

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Only One Component Video in Port

Most 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than a year have one component video in port, including the VPL-FHZ57 which has one component video in port.

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Heavy

The lightest multimedia projector of this type and age is 430g heavy, the heaviest is 68kg, and the average weight is 5.5kg. The Sony VPL-FHZ57 is one of the heavier projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-FHZ57 (16 kilograms) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony VPL-FHZ57

Released Over a Year Ago

Sony released the VPL-FHZ57 over a year ago.

Running Costs Are Average

The VPL-FHZ57 is typical compared to the other 82 multimedia projectors of a similar type and age that we have analysed for running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the VPL-FHZ57 will cost £123 over 1 year to run.

Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Vertical Keystone Correction
Colour Light Output
White Light Output
Zoom Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp
Lamp Type
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Focus Mode
Video
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
BNC Input Port
DVI Port
Component Video in Port
PC Audio Input
PC Audio Output
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Remote (IR) Output
Networking
Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Performance
Noise Level
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
HDCP
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Power Consumption (network Standby)
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Storage Range
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £118.58
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £122.27
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Sony VPL-FHZ57uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.61T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.61 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
16
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 16 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony p232745, sony vplfhz57, sony p232745p, sony metroplan, sony 4053162930599
Barcodes 00009026090057, 00027242894341, 04053162930599, 04058154042328, 04548736019119, 05054629953853

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