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Sony VPL-FW60
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Sony VPL-FW60 Projector

WXGA (1280x800) 28dB 5,200 ANSI Lumens 1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Mar 2016
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The VPL-FW60 installation projector is ideal for a wide range of business, education and entertainment applications. The energy-efficient High Pressure Mercury (HPM) lamp source is teamed with... More
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6 Reasons For

Sony Data Projectors Have Good Reviews

Sony has good average reviews for its projectors as well as across its entire projector range compared to other manufacturers.

Supports Full HD Projection

The VPL-FW60 supports Full HD projection. Most of the other latest comparable spec data projectors do not support Full HD projection.

Alternative projectors which support Full HD projection currently available which you might want to look at include the Epson EH-TW7300[plb_3907801_price] which is cheaper.

We compared this projector to all the other multimedia projectors with a Full HD projection and we think the Epson EH-TW9300[plb_3907802_price] is also worth considering.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

Latest projectors have projector brightness of between 37 ANSI lumens and 8,000 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of 5,200 ANSI lumens, the VPL-FW60 has one of the brighter projector brightness amongst projectors of this age.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution

The Sony VPL-FW60 supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by latest projectors. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this projector. In addition, this data projector support graphics resolutions of 1024 x 576 (WSVGA) and 1280 x 720 (HD 720) and 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080).

A 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) graphics resolution is in fact the best supported resolution across all latest data projectors.

A 640 x 480 (VGA) graphics resolution is the worst supported resolution across comparable types of projector.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

With a service life of lamp in economic mode of 20,000 hours, the VPL-FW60 has one of the longer service life of lamp in economic mode amongst comparable spec multimedia projectors of this age. Across all the new projectors the service life of lamp in economic mode range from 2,000h to 30,000h.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

With a noise level of only 28 decibels, the Sony VPL-FW60 has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other projectors that were launched in the last 12 months. Across all the projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the VPL-FW60 the noise levels range from 22dB to 40dB, and the average noise level is 33dB.

Alternative projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the EB-G7200W[pl_3357441_price] (39dB), or the EB-G7400U[pl_3357442_price] (31dB) both from Epson.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Sony VPL-FW60 does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other projectors that came out in the last 12 months.

We compared all the other data projectors which also have a built-in speaker to this projector and we think the EB-G7400U[pl_3357442_price], or the EB-G7200W[pl_3357441_price] both from Epson is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The Sony VPL-FW60 does not support 3D image projection. Most of the other projectors that were launched in the last 12 months do support 3D image projection.

We think you might also be interested in alternative projectors which also support 3D image projection including the Epson EH-TW7300[plb_3907801_price].

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The VPL-FW60 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other multimedia projectors that have been around for the last year also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 1.6 times zoom factor, the VPL-FW60 has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst similar spec data projectors of this age. The digital zooms of projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the VPL-FW60 range from 1.1x to 16x.

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Very Low Maximum Horizontal Synchronization

The maximum horizontal synchronization of comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-FW60 range from 0.1kHz to 100,000kHz, and the average maximum horizontal synchronization is 13,000kHz. The Sony VPL-FW60 has one of the lower maximum horizontal synchronization (only 92 kilohertz) amongst data projectors of this age.

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Very Short Lamp Service Life

Across all the projectors that were launched in the last 12 months the lamp service lives range from 1,500h to 30,000h. At only 3,000 hours, the VPL-FW60 has a fairly short lamp service life compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that were launched around the same time as the VPL-FW60.

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Very Dim Brightness in Economy Mode

Across all the projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-FW60 the brightness in economy mode range from 2,200 ANSI lumens to 6,000 ANSI lumens. At only 3,400 ANSI lumens, the Sony VPL-FW60 has a quite dim brightness in economy mode compared to most of the other new similar spec data projectors.

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Heavy

The average weight of data projectors that were released in the last 12 months is 6.3kg, and the weights range from 2.7g to 28kg. The Sony VPL-FW60 is quite heavy (13 kilograms) compared to most of the other newly released similar spec multimedia projectors.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony VPL-FW60

Released Nine Months Ago

It was nine months ago when Sony released the VPL-FW60.

Running Costs Are Average

Based on average energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the VPL-FW60 is £138, which is typical compared to the other 64 recently released projectors.

WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

The Sony VPL-FW60 has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 51% less resolution than the most common native projector resolution of 1080p (1920x1080).

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Specification

Projector
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Vertical Keystone Correction
Minimum Vertical Synchronization
Maximum Horizontal Synchronization
Maximum Vertical Synchronization
Minimum Horizontal Synchronization
Brightness in Economy Mode
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp Power in Economic Mode
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Digital Zoom
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
DVI Port
Component Video in Port
D-Sub PC in Port
Audio in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Performance
Noise Level
Heat Dissipation
On Screen Display Language
On Screen Display
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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Show running costs over: years
Electricity cost when switched on £133.32
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Water price £per litre
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Total running cost over 5 years £137.01
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Sony VPL-FW60uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.68T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.68 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
18
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 18 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony p238551, sony vplfw60, sony c6dqza00, sony p238551p, sony 1280x800, sony c6dqzs00, sony 4905524996173
Barcodes 04905524996172, 04905524996173

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