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Sony VPL-SW620
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Sony VPL-SW620 Projector

3000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 35dB 2,600 ANSI Lumens Jun 2014
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Thanks to 3LCD BrightEra panel technology by Sony, users can enjoy very bright, high contrast, widescreen WXGA images with excellent colour stability. The projector's powerful 2600 lumens colour... More
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7 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Projector Reviews

We checked the reviews from owners and experts of hundreds of multimedia projectors to determine an average rating for each multimedia projector manufacturer. On average projectors from Sony have good ratings from users and experts.

Has a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-SW620 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to the VPL-SW620 also have a built-in speaker.

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

This projector has a native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most frequently found native projector resolution on comparable spec data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Long Lamp Service Life

The lamp service life of the VPL-SW620 of 30,000 hours is one of the longest amongst comparable spec projectors that have been around for around the same time as the VPL-SW620. The shortest lamp service life of 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VPL-SW620 is 1,500h, the longest is 30,000h, and the average lamp service life is 4,400h.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

Across all the similar spec multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the VPL-SW620 the service life of lamp in economic mode range from 230h to 20,000h, and the average service life of lamp in economic mode is 5,800h. With a service life of lamp in economic mode of 8,000 hours, the VPL-SW620 has a quite long service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to the VPL-SW620.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate

This data projector has a 10|100 Mbit/s ethernet LAN data transfer rate, which is the most commonly found ethernet LAN data transfer rate on multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to it.

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Very Quiet Noise Level in Economy Mode

The noise levels in economy mode of 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VPL-SW620 range from 26dB to 35dB, and the average noise level in economy mode is 30dB. With a noise level in economy mode of only 28 decibels, the VPL-SW620 has a quite quiet noise level in economy mode compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-SW620.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

Most projectors that were launched around the same time as the VPL-SW620 do not support 3D image projection. The VPL-SW620 is no exception to this as it too does not support 3D image projection.

It is worth considering other projectors which also support 3D image projection including the NEC NP-M311W[plb_1525270_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Like most of the other comparable spec data projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-SW620, the Sony VPL-SW620 does not support Full HD projection.

It is worth also looking at other data projectors which also support Full HD projection including the Epson 475Wi[plb_1778250_price], or the Hitachi CP-WX8255A[plb_1884022_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The VPL-SW620 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-SW620 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

Other projectors which also support WiFi connectivity that you might want to look at include the NEC NP-UM330[plb_1528333_price] which is also higher rated.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

Projectors that were released more than two years ago have projector brightness of between 100 ANSI lumens and 8,000 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of only 2,600 ANSI lumens, the VPL-SW620 has one of the dimmer projector brightness amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

Other 2,600 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500[plb_2231990_price].

If this projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might also want to look at the Promethean UST-P1[plb_2713404_price] (3,000 ANSI lumens), the Hitachi CP-CW300WN[plb_2411979_price] (3,100 ANSI lumens), or the Sony VPL-SW630[plb_2442309_price] (3,100 ANSI lumens).

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Heavy

Projectors of this age and type have weights of between 230g and 30kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg. With a weight of 6 kilograms, the VPL-SW620 is quite heavy compared to most of the other projectors of this age and spec.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony VPL-SW620

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Running Costs Are OK

The average running cost of the VPL-SW620 is £142 over 1 year based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 92 comparable spec data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

Average Noise Level

The VPL-SW620 has a relatively average noise level (35 decibels) compared to most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and type to the VPL-SW620.

There are a number of alternative 35dB noise level multimedia projectors currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the NEC NP-UM330[plb_1528333_price].

If you would consider a projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the EB-1410[pl_1851959_price] (35dB), or the EB-1400WI[pl_1851960_price] (35dB) both from Epson.

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Specification

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Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Supported Aspect Ratio
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Focus Mode
Video
3D Image Projection
Full HD Projection
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Microphone Input
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in
Networking
Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
On Screen Display Language
On Screen Display
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Colour
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
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Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
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Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Mounting Brackets Included
Battery Included
Quick Start Guide
Cable Included
Other Features
Technical Details

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £101.91
Electricity cost when on standby £39.80
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Total running cost over 5 years £141.71
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.7 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
19
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 19 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers VPL-SW620, sony p203651, sony p203652, sony 1280x800, sony p203652p, sony p203651p, sony vplsw620, sony vplsw620c, sony vplsw620ma, special vplsw620, sony vplsw620man, special vplsw620c, sony vplsw620manu, sony vplsw620manuf, projectors vplsw620, sony vplsw620manufa, projectors vplsw620c, sony vplsw620manufac, sony vplsw620manufact, sony vplsw620manufactu, sony vplsw620manufactur, sony vplsw620manufacture, sony vplsw620manufacturer
Barcodes 00000050479291, 04053162599307, 04053162599314, 05013493250987, 05013493250994

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