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Sony VPL-VW1000ES Projector

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DCI 4K (4096 X 2160) 22dB 2,000 ANSI Lumens Sep 2013
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18 Reasons For

Eight Industry Awards

Amongst projectors of a similar age and spec, this multimedia projector is one of the most awarded by expert review sites.

This projector received a "Recommended" award from Trusted Reviews, confirming their endorsement and the reviewer at Avforums.com conluded that they would highly recommend it and gave it a "Highly Recommended" award.

This data projector received a "Reference Status" award from Homecinemachoice.com, it received an "Ultimate" award from Expert Reviews and it received a "Hot Product" award from Projectorreviews.com.

This multimedia projector received a "5 Star" award from 01net.com, Ljudochbild.se gave it a "Best in Test" award and it received a "Top Pick" award from Soundandvision.com.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

This projector has an average expert rating of 86 out of 100 based on fifteen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, T3.com and hometheaterreview.com.

Good Brand

We calculated the average reviews for all Sony projectors and also specifically for Sony projectors and found that in both cases Sony had good reviews.

Good Picture Quality

A number of customers who reviewed the product thought it had good picture quality. Expert review site Soundandvision.com wrote in their review “Superb resolution • Excellent blacks and shadow detail • Four times the pixel density of 1920x1080 HD”.

A number of customers wrote in their reviews that it was good for watching blu-ray discs. Expert review site Avhub.com.au mentioned “And Sony has led the way, with a full consumer chain from Blu-ray player through AV receivers to one of the 84-inch 4K TVs that have already arrived on the” in their review.

One person concluded that the product was good for watching standard definition TV.

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Good Product Quality

Several Sony VPL-VW1000ES owners who reviewed it said that it was good quality. Avhub.com.au mentioned two years ago “Excellent overall picture quality, natural color skin tones” in their Sony VPL-VW1000ES review. Avhub.com.au also said “Extremely good 3D image quality”. Avhub.com.au also said “Astonishing 4K video quality”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

Several people mentioned in their reviews that this projector had a good 3D picture quality. Avhub.com.au said “In fairness, this is the brightest 3D capable home theater projector anywhere near its price, that we've reviewed to date, although there are some twice as b”. Avhub.com.au also said “Brilliant 3D pictures”.

Good High Def TV

A number of people wrote that this projector was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert review site Wired.co.uk said in their review of the Sony VPL-VW1000ES “Forget Full HD -- Quad Resolution has arrived offering four times the picture quality.” . Avhub.com.au wrote “Great upscaling of Full HD” in their Sony VPL-VW1000ES review.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Sony VPL-VW1000ES owner thought the Sony VPL-VW1000ES was quiet. One Sony VPL-VW1000ES reviewer reckoned that the Sony VPL-VW1000ES was noisy.

Nice Design

One person who bought the Sony VPL-VW1000ES thought it was smooth. Avhub.com.au wrote in their Sony VPL-VW1000ES review “Superb black level performance with a very smooth iris”. One person who purchased the Sony VPL-VW1000ES said that it was good looking. Avhub.com.au said in their review “4K upscaling for Bluray and other sources, stylish design, low operating noise, high quality optics”.

Good Standard Def Image

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product was good at displaying standard definition TV. Expertreviews.co.uk said in their review of this projector on Expert Reviews “Most TV broadcasts are still in standard definition here in the UK.”.

Robust

One person who purchased this projector concluded that it was well made. Avhub.com.au wrote “4 2K capability, strong contrast performance, crisp detail, impressive build, ease of setup, quiet in use” in their review of this projector.

DCI 4K (4096 X 2160) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the VPL-VW1000ES is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160). That's over eight times the resolution of the most common native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

This projector's resolution (DCI 4K (4096 x 2160)) is in fact the best resolution across all projectors of this spec and age.

The worst resolution amongst similar types of projector is VGA (640x480).

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Supports Full HD Projection

Unlike most of the other projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the VPL-VW1000ES which do not support Full HD projection, the Sony VPL-VW1000ES supports Full HD projection.

Alternative projectors which support Full HD projection currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub.

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4096 X 2160 Graphics Resolution

The VPL-VW1000ES supports a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160. That's over four times the resolution of a 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) data projector, which is the most common resolution supported by data projectors of this age and spec. In addition, this multimedia projector supports a graphics resolution of 3840 x 2160.

A 4096 x 2160 graphics resolution is in fact the best supported resolution across all similar spec projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the VPL-VW1000ES.

The worst supported resolution amongst similar types of data projector is 640 x 400.

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Supports 3D Image Projection

Like most of the other projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the VPL-VW1000ES, the VPL-VW1000ES supports 3D image projection.

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Two Component Video in Ports

The VPL-VW1000ES is a two component video in port data projector.

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Two HDMI Ports

Most projectors of a comparable type and age to the VPL-VW1000ES have between one and three HDMI ports, including the Sony VPL-VW1000ES which has two HDMI ports.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

The Sony VPL-VW1000ES has a fairly quiet noise level (only 22 decibels) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the VPL-VW1000ES. The average noise level of projectors that were released more than two years ago is 32dB, and the noise levels range from 20dB to 47dB.

Projectors with a louder noise level that might be worth considering include the VPL-HW50ES (£2,699.97) (21dB), or the VPL-HW30ES (22dB) both from Sony.

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4 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

A few customers mentioned in their reviews that it was not cheap. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned on expert website Expert Reviews “It’s ludicrously expensive.” but despite that they scored the Sony VPL-VW1000ES very highly. Avhub.com.au said “No source of commercial 4K video content, expensive when viewed primarily as a 2K projector” in their review.

Not Good in Terms of Size

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Sony VPL-VW1000ES was not thick. Expert website Whathifi.com mentioned in their review “At the moment it’s a loose term cove” .

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-VW1000ES does not have a built-in speaker, although keep in mind that most of the other data projectors of this age and type also do not have a built-in speaker.

It is worth considering alternative projectors which also have a built-in speaker including the Optoma HD25 (£799.00), or the Benq W750 (£285.00) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The VPL-VW1000ES does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other comparable spec data projectors that were released around the same time as the VPL-VW1000ES also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony VPL-VW1000ES

Released Over Three Years Ago

This data projector was released over three years ago.

Average Projector Brightness

At 2,000 ANSI lumens, the VPL-VW1000ES has a fairly average projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

Multimedia projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might also be worth considering include the Optoma HD50 (£935.00) (2,200 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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Specification

Projector
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Projection Technology
Lens System
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
Component Video in Port
D-Sub PC in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Packaging Content
User Guide
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
Cable Included

8 Awards

soundandvision.com Top Pick 01net.com 5 Star homecinemachoice.com Reference Status avforums.com Highly Recommended Trusted Reviews Recommended projectorreviews.com Hot Product Expert Reviews Ultimate ljudochbild.se Best in Test

Expert Reviews

(22)
26 May 2014

4K ? it's all the rage. The latest AV receivers support it. As do quite a few new Blu-ray players. And Sony has led the way, with a full consumer chain from Blu-ray player through AV receivers to... Read more…

Astounding resolution
4K upscaling for Bluray and other sources, stylish design, low operating noise, high quality optics
Blistering 4K resolution
Excellent upscaling
Excellent overall picture quality, natural color skin tones
No source of commercial 4K video content, expensive when viewed primarily as a 2K projector
Little or no native 4K material available
Could be a little brighter for 3D A statement I've said about almost every 3D projector so far
In fairness, this is the brightest 3D capable home theater projector anywhere near its price, that we've reviewed to date, although there are some twice as b
Lack of 4 2K material, odd choice of panel ratio, struggles with DVD, high price
12 September 2013

Homecinemachoice.com

Those seeking the visual equivalent of fine-dining are traditionally best served at a 4K digital cinema. An eight-million pixel image, spread large and bristling with detail, is a feast for the... Read more…

8 June 2012

Even the most hopeless early adopters will think twice about buying one of these, but if they do, they'll be enjoying the best home cinema projector currently available and all set for the 4K...

Projectorreviews.com

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Sony VPL-VW1000ES ?Projector Reviews TV? Video SummaryLet's just start this review off with some big statements: This is the first true 4K projector I've reviewed, and it's... Read more…

18 May 2012

It?s ludicrously expensive, but a clear sign of things to come ? all we need now is some 4K content...

Expert Reviews

7 May 2012

Avforums.com

Sony have something of a history of being ahead of the curve when it comes to launching products that incorporate new technology. As an example, the Qualia 004 was a 1080p projector that was... Read more…

4 May 2012

The idea of futureproofing is an attractive one, and it's all to the fore in the , a projector that's more about 4K capability than the 3D it also delivers.What?s 4K? Well, it's all about... Read more…

1 May 2012

With the Sony VPL-VW1000ES 4K projector, the Japanese brand has taken the concept of domestic cinema and quadrupled it. Offering a resolution of 4096 x 2160, this is the first consumer projector... Read more…

24 April 2012

If you're shopping in this price range for a new projector, the Sony VPL-VW1000 should definitely be on your short list. If 3D is not an important target on your radar, that's all you need to...

Soundandvision.com

As a person who has worked with 4K as director from capture to exhibition, I know the benefits it provides viewers and professionals as a format. Because of this, I hold out hope for its eventual...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony vplvw1000, sony vplvw1000e, sony vplvw1000es
Barcodes 00027242840188, 04905524838503

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