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Sony VPL-FX500L

Sony VPLFX500L Projector

£5,373.13
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2500:1 XGA (1024x768) 7,000 ANSI Lumens 1024 X 768 (XGA) Mar 2013
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The VPL-FX500L features native XGA resolution, high brightness at 7000 lumens color light output, a centered lens, and the widest lens shift in its class. A twin-lamp system ensures worry free,... More
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9 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Multimedia Projector Reviews

Sony 2500:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors have good ratings on average and across all projectors Sony is one of the better rated brands.

Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

Across all the multimedia projectors of this spec and age the projector brightness range from 500 ANSI lumens to 16,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 4,100 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of 7,000 ANSI lumens, the VPL-FX500L has a quite bright projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Bright Colour Light Output

With a colour light output of 7,000 ANSI lumens, the Sony VPL-FX500L has a very bright colour light output compared to most of the other projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-FX500L. The colour light outputs of projectors of this age and spec range from 2,600 ANSI lumens to 7,000 ANSI lumens.

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Very Bright Brightness in Economy Mode

The brightness in economy mode of data projectors that have been around for more than two years range from 1,500 ANSI lumens to 5,600 ANSI lumens, and the average brightness in economy mode is 2,100 ANSI lumens. When compared to other similar spec data projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-FX500L that we have checked, the Sony VPL-FX500L's brightness in economy mode of 5,600 ANSI lumens is one of the brightest.

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Quite Big Lamp Power

The VPL-FX500L has one of the bigger lamp power (330 Watts) amongst 2500:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. Across all the projectors of this age and spec the lamp power range from 190W to 400W, and the average lamp power is 250W.

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The VPL-FX500L has one of the longest service life of lamp in economic mode (8,000 hours) amongst projectors of this age. The service life of lamp in economic mode of projectors of a similar type and age to the VPL-FX500L range from 2,000h to 8,000h, and the average service life of lamp in economic mode is 5,600h.

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Quite Long Lamp Service Life

The average lamp service life of multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago is 4,700h, and the lamp service lives range from 1,500h to 30,000h. At 6,000 hours, the VPL-FX500L has a fairly long lamp service life compared to most of the other 2500:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the VPL-FX500L.

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Quite High Maximum Vertical Synchronization

With a maximum vertical synchronization of 93 kilohertz, the VPL-FX500L has one of the higher maximum vertical synchronization amongst 2500:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. Across all the multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to the VPL-FX500L the maximum vertical synchronization range from 0.085kHz to 120kHz.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate

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

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-FX500L does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other 2500:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the VPL-FX500L which have a built-in speaker.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The Sony VPL-FX500L does not support Full HD projection, although keep in mind that most of the other projectors of this age and type also do not support Full HD projection.

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Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

Like most of the other data projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-FX500L, the Sony VPL-FX500L does not support 3D image projection.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most 2500:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-FX500L do not support WiFi connectivity. The VPL-FX500L is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port

The VPL-FX500L is a one VGA (D-Sub) port data projector.

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Heavy

The VPL-FX500L is one of the heaviest 2500:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the VPL-FX500L (20 kilograms) amongst 2500:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. 2500:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the VPL-FX500L have weights of between 470g and 47kg.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony VPL-FX500L

Released Over Three Years Ago

This 2500:1 contrast ratio projector was released over three years ago.

Running Costs Are Average

The average running cost of the VPL-FX500L is £155 over 1 year based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 41 multimedia projectors of this spec and age.

1024 X 768 (XGA) Graphics Resolution

The VPL-FX500L supports a maximum resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA). That's 59% less resolution than the most frequently found graphics resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA).

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XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

This projector has a native projector resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is typical of many 2500:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Minimum Vertical Synchronization
Maximum Horizontal Synchronization
Maximum Vertical Synchronization
Minimum Horizontal Synchronization
Colour Light Output
Brightness in Economy Mode
Horizontal Resolution
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Type
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Focus Mode
Video
Graphics Resolution
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Component Video in Port
DC-In Jack
Composite Video in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Performance
Heat Dissipation
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Battery
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Storage Range
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Safety
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Included
Quick Start Guide
Cable Included
Other Features
Technical Details

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 10 November 2014 by Paul

Purchased the projector for permanent installation at a church. Projector produces a great looking image with nice contrast. Presentations look great even with a lot of ambient light in the room.... Read more…

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £153.83
Electricity cost when on standby £0.74
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Total running cost over 5 years £154.57
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.77 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers vplfx500, vplfx500l, sony fx500, sony fx500l, sony p174859, sony 9rmwza00, sony 9rn3zs00, sony 9rmwzs00, sony 9rn3za00, sony vpllfm22, sony vplfx500, acer vplfx500, sony p174859p, sony 9rn0za00, sony 9rn0zs00, sony vpllfm22p, sony vplfx500l, acer vplfx500l, sony pkf500la2, sony vpllzm102, sony vpllzm102p, sony vpllfm22pk, sony vpllzm102pk, special vplfx500, special vplfx500l
Barcodes 00027242799530, 00272427995300, 04905524485318

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