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Sony VPLHW65ES Projector

120000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 22dB Sep 2015
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Create a spectacular cinematic experience in your own home. Available in a sleek, contemporary black or white finish that makes a stylish addition to any interior, the VPL-HW65ES Home Cinema... More
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8 Reasons For

Good Brand

Projectors produced by Sony generally have good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

Popular Choice

The VPL-HW65 is one the top selling projector currently available according to sales data from Amazon.

Good Picture Quality

One Sony VPL-HW65 owner wrote in their reviews that this projector had a flickering image.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One Sony VPL-HW65 owner thought it had a good 3D picture quality. In October Freebo mentioned on Amazon “I'm not the only one seeing problems, this reviewer has 3D flicker http” in their review of the Sony VPL-HW65.

Supports 3D Image Projection

The VPL-HW65 supports 3D image projection. Most of the other projectors that were launched around the same time as the VPL-HW65 also support 3D image projection.

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Supports Full HD Projection

The Sony VPL-HW65 supports Full HD projection, as do most of the other projectors that have been around for around the same time as the VPL-HW65.

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the VPL-HW65 is 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of a XGA (1024x768) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. Projectors of a comparable spec and age to the VPL-HW65 native projector resolutions range from nHD (640x360) (worst) to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) (best).

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The noise levels of projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the VPL-HW65 range from 22dB to 45dB, and the average noise level is 35dB. When compared to other projectors of a similar age and spec to the VPL-HW65, the VPL-HW65's noise level of only 22 decibels is one of the quietest.

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7 Reasons Against

Only 100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many comparable spec data projectors that came out more than a year ago.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-HW65 does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other projectors of this age and spec.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other data projectors of a similar type and age to the VPL-HW65, the VPL-HW65 does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

At only 1,800 ANSI lumen, the VPL-HW65 has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that came out more than a year ago. Multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the VPL-HW65 have projector brightness of between 100 ANSI lumens and 11,000 ANSI lumens.

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Very Dim Colour Light Output

The Sony VPL-HW65 has one of the dimmer colour light outputs (only 1,800 ANSI lumen) amongst similar spec projectors of this age. The average colour light output of similar spec projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the VPL-HW65 is 3,300 ANSI lumens.

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Very Dim White Light Output

The VPL-HW65 has a fairly dim white light output (only 1,800 ANSI lumen) compared to most of the other data projectors that were released around the same time as the VPL-HW65. The white light outputs of projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-HW65 range from 1,800 ANSI lumens to 5,200 ANSI lumens, and the average white light output is 3,300 ANSI lumens.

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Very Small Lamp Power

At only 215 Watts, the Sony VPL-HW65 has a quite small lamp power compared to most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and type to the VPL-HW65. Across all the projectors that came out around the same time as the VPL-HW65 the lamp power range from 190W to 470W, and the average lamp power is 280W.

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1 Other reason to consider the Sony VPL-HW65

Released Over a Year Ago

Sony released the VPL-HW65 over a year ago.

Specification

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RS-232 Port
Component Video in Port
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Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
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Multimedia
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User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 10 February 2016 by G moore
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The best projector on the market under £3500 without question.

Reviewed 26 January 2016 by Freebo

The 2D picture is amazing but I'm giving it 3* as I believe there is a bug with the 3D playback, it has a major flicker every few secs. I'm not the only one seeing problems, this reviewer has 3D... Read more…

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Total running cost over 5 years £99.09
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.49 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers vplhw65w, acer vplhw65, sony vplhw65, sony vplhw65w, sony vplhw65e, sony vplhw65b, acer vplhw65e, acer vplhw65es, sony 1920x1080, sony vplhw65es, sony vplhw65wa, audioquest hw65, special vplhw65, sony vplhw65esb, sony vplhw65esw, sony vplhw65esm, sony vplhw65esbl, audiolab vplhw65, special vplhw65e, sony vplhw65eswh, audioquest hw65e, audioquest hw65es, sony vplhw65esbla, audiolab vplhw65e, special vplhw65es, sony vplhw65eswhi, sony vplhw65esblac, audiolab vplhw65es, sony vplhw65eswhit, arcamaudio vplhw65
Barcodes 00027242892170, 04548736013391, 04548736013407, 05054629885826, 05054629904640

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