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Sony VPL-SW536C
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Sony VPLSW536C Projector

WXGA (1280x800) 35dB 3,100 ANSI Lumens 1280 X 800 (WXGA) Mar 2014
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Deliver bright, powerful presentations with this ultra short throw interactive classroom projector that's energy-efficient and wireless ready. The VPL-SW536C Ultra Short Throw Projector makes a... More
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7 Reasons For

Sony Projectors Have Good Reviews

Projectors built by Sony have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all data projectors (not just projectors) and found that Sony also has good ratings across its entire range.

Has a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-SW536C has a built-in speaker. Most of the other projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VPL-SW536C do not have a built-in speaker.

Other data projectors with a built-in speaker currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Acer H7531D[plb_1418806_price].

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Very Big Matrix Size

With a matrix size of 0.75 inches, the VPL-SW536C has one of the biggest matrix sizes amongst projectors of this age. Multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the VPL-SW536C have matrix sizes of between 0.45" and 0.76".

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The Sony VPL-SW536C has one of the bigger digital zooms (4 times zoom factor) amongst projectors of this age. The digital zooms of projectors of this spec and age range from 1.1x to 8x, and the average digital zoom is 3.2x.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of 16 Watts, the VPL-SW536C has one of the higher RMS rated power amongst data projectors of this age. The average RMS rated power of projectors that came out more than two years ago is 9.6W, and the RMS rated power range from 1W to 30W.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many data projectors of a similar type and age to 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 projectors that are a similar age to it.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

Most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to the VPL-SW536C support 3D image projection, however the VPL-SW536C does not support 3D image projection.

It is worth considering alternative multimedia projectors which also support 3D image projection including the Benq W7000+[plb_1403580_price].

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Most projectors of this age and spec do not support Full HD projection. The VPL-SW536C is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD projection.

There are a number of other projectors which also support Full HD projection which you might want to consider including the Benq W7000+[plb_1403580_price], or the Panasonic PTAE7000U[plb_1897671_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Sony VPL-SW536C does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VPL-SW536C also do not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of other projectors which also support WiFi connectivity which you might also want to look at including the LG PW700[plb_2778836_price], or the Optoma W305ST[plb_1726307_price].

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most projectors that were launched around the same time as the VPL-SW536C have between one and three USB 2.0 ports, including the VPL-SW536C which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Only One Built-In Speaker

The VPL-SW536C is a one built-in speaker multimedia projector.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Sony VPL-SW536C

Released Over Two Years Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market for over two years.

Average Noise Level

At 35 decibels, the VPL-SW536C has a pretty average noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the VPL-SW536C.

Other 35dB noise level multimedia projectors currently available that you might want to consider include the Benq W7500[plb_1995206_price] which has better reviews.

Other data projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the Sony VPL-SW526C[plb_2528698_price] (35dB).

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1280 X 800 Graphics Resolution

The VPL-SW536C supports a maximum resolution of 1280 x 800. That's over three times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution supported by projectors of this type and age.

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the VPL-SW536C is WXGA (1280x800). That's 51% less resolution than a 1080p (1920x1080) multimedia projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

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Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,100 ANSI lumens, the VPL-SW536C has a fairly average projector brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

If this multimedia projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might also want to look at the Optoma S311[plb_2591380_price] (3,200 ANSI lumens) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Projector
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Size
Zoom Ratio
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Digital Zoom
Focus Mode
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
AUX Input
S-Video Input
PC Audio Input
D-Sub PC in Port
Headphone Output
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Battery
Battery Technology
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Storage Range
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Handheld Remote Control

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony vplsw536, sony vplsw536c, sony vplsw536cm
Barcodes 00027242281301

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