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8 Reasons For
Projectors produced by Sony generally have good ratings compared to other manufacturers.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
1 Other reason to consider the Sony VPL-HW65
Released Over a Year Ago
Sony released the VPL-HW65 over a year ago.
Native Projector Resolution
1,800 ANSI lumens
Colour Light Output
1,800 ANSI lumens
White Light Output
1,800 ANSI lumens
Compatible Screen Size
40 - 300
Lamp Service Life
Vertical Lens Shift Range
71 - -71
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
25 - -25
3D Image Projection
Full HD Projection
Ports & Interfaces
Component Video in Port
Audio in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate
10, 10, 100
Ethernet LAN Connection
Horizontal Scan Range
19 - 72
Vertical Scan Range
48 - 92
On Screen Display Language
ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), DUT, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUS, SWE, THA
On Screen Display
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Maximum Power Consumption
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 60, 50/60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
50, 50/60, 60
AC Input Voltage
100, 100 - 240
Relative Humidity Storage Range
10 - 90
Relative Humidity Operational Range
35 - 85
Storage Temperature Range
-20 - 60
Operating Temperature Range
5 - 35
Weight & Dimensions
Handheld Remote Control
407.4 x 463.9 x 179.2
HDMI 1 / HDMI 2 HDMI (x2) Y PB/CB PR/CR Pin Jack (x3) INPUT a RGB/Y Pb/Cb Pr/Cr input connector: Mini D-sub 15-pin (female) REMOTE RS-232C connector: D-sub 9-pin (female) IR in Mini Jack 3D SYNC RJ-45
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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