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Sony VPL-VW350ES Projector

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DCI 4K (4096 X 2160) 26dB 1,500 ANSI Lumens Mar 2015
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14 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

This projector is one of the most awarded by projector experts of all the projectors of this age and type.

The writer at one expert review site thought that this multimedia projector was terrific and gave it their highest award. This data projector received an "Editor's Choice" award from Projectorcentral.com.

The writers at two other expert review sites both thought that this projector was good. This multimedia projector received a "Hot Product" award from Projectorreviews.com and Soundandvision.com gave it a "Top Pick" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this multimedia projector is 85 out of 100 based on four expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, hometheaterreview.com, projectorcentral.com and soundandvision.com.

Sony Has Good Projector Reviews

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

Reasonably Priced

A few Sony VPL-VW350ES reviewers who bought the product said that it was good value for money. Expert website Hometheaterreview.com mentioned “The most affordable way to go” in their review. Hometheaterreview.com also wrote “Beyond being the most affordable native 4K projector on the market”. Hometheaterreview.com also wrote “Despite its low cost compared to other 4K p”.

Nice Design

A few Sony VPL-VW350ES reviewers who reviewed it thought it was good looking. Expert website Projectorreviews.com wrote “It sports a beautiful picture”. Last year expert review site Soundandvision.com scored the product 4 stars and wrote “Delivers a bright, beautiful picture” in their Sony VPL-VW350ES review.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was smooth. In October last year Hometheaterreview.com wrote “Smooth, detailed picture”.

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Good Product Quality

One Sony VPL-VW350ES reviewer who reviewed the Sony VPL-VW350ES thought it was good quality. Hometheaterreview.com wrote in their review of the Sony VPL-VW350ES “It exhibited outstanding picture quality overall, with very good light output” and scored the Sony VPL-VW350ES 5 stars.

Good Technical Features

One person who reviewed this projector considered that it had good features.

Good Picture Quality

One Sony VPL-VW350ES owner reckoned that the Sony VPL-VW350ES had good picture quality.

DCI 4K (4096 X 2160) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the VPL-VW350ES is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160). That's over eleven times the resolution of the most frequently found native projector resolution of XGA (1024x768).

This projector's resolution (DCI 4K (4096 x 2160)) is in fact the best resolution amongst all data projectors of a comparable type and age to the VPL-VW350ES.

The worst resolution across comparable types of projector is nHD (640x360).

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Supports Full HD Projection

The VPL-VW350ES supports Full HD projection, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors of this age and spec do not support Full HD projection.

There are a number of other projectors which support Full HD projection currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Sony VPL-VW600ES[plb_3231568_price].

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Supports 3D Image Projection

Like most of the other comparable spec data projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-VW350ES, the Sony VPL-VW350ES supports 3D image projection.

Other projectors which support 3D image projection currently available that you might also want to look at include the Sony VPL-VW600ES[plb_3231568_price] which has better reviews.

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4096 X 2160 Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution supported by the VPL-VW350ES is 4096 x 2160. That's over twenty-eight times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) projector, which is the most common resolution supported by projectors of this type and age. This Sony data projector also support graphics resolutions of 1280 x 720 (HD 720) and 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) and 3840 x 2160.

This projector's resolution (4096 x 2160) is in fact the best supported resolution across all comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the VPL-VW350ES.

The worst supported resolution amongst similar types of projector is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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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 data projectors that have been available for more than a year.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

At only 26 decibels, the VPL-VW350ES has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to the VPL-VW350ES. Projectors that were released one year ago have noise levels of between 22dB and 39dB, and the average noise level is 32dB.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 26dB noise level projectors currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony VPL-VW600ES[plb_3231568_price].

If you would consider a projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Sony VPL-VW520 ES[plb_3022936_price] (26dB).

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6 Reasons Against

Poor Support

One person who reviewed the product considered that it did not have good technical guidance. Hometheaterreview.com wrote “No Dynamic iris (or manual one”.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Sony VPL-VW350ES does not have a built-in speaker. Most of the other projectors of this spec and age do have a built-in speaker.

We compared all the other data projectors which also have a built-in speaker to this projector and we think the Viewsonic PJD5255[plb_2831063_price], the Vivitek Qumi Q6[plb_3137053_price], or the Epson EH-TW5300[plb_3024661_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most data projectors of this spec and age do not support WiFi connectivity. The VPL-VW350ES is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of alternative data projectors which also support WiFi connectivity which you might want to look at including the Vivitek Qumi Q6[plb_3137053_price].

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The Sony VPL-VW350ES has a quite dim projector brightness (only 1,500 ANSI lumen) compared to most of the other projectors that have been around for more than a year. The projector brightness of projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-VW350ES range from 500 ANSI lumens to 8,200 ANSI lumens.

We compared this projector to all the other 1,500 ANSI lumens brightness multimedia projectors and we think because of it's better review score, the Optoma HD91+[plb_3016105_price] is also worth considering.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The VPL-VW350ES is a one USB 2.0 port projector. Most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and type to the VPL-VW350ES have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Only One HDMI Port

Most projectors that came out around the same time as the VPL-VW350ES have one HDMI port, including the Sony VPL-VW350ES which has one HDMI port.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony VPL-VW350ES

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this Sony projector was released.

Running Costs Are Average

The VPL-VW350ES has an average running cost of £112 over 1 year based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 60 projectors of a similar type and age.

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Specification

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Projection Technology
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Lamp
Lamp Power
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
3D-Ready
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
Networking
Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Performance
Noise Level
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Technical Details
RS-232C Port

3 Awards

soundandvision.com Top Pick projectorcentral.com Editor's Choice projectorreviews.com Hot Product

Expert Reviews

(5)

There's a lot to like about Sony's VPL-VW350ES 4K SXRD projector. Beyond being the most affordable native 4K projector on the market, it's simply an excellent performer, combining a very good...

Accurate color
Ample brightness
Smooth, detailed picture
Minimal fan noise
With the best 4K content the Sony VPLV 350ES 4K projector delivers images more detailed than any of its competitors in this price range
No iris control
Doesn't include 3D glasses
With most 4K current sources and all 1080p material, its resolution advantage over 1080p projectors is negligible
Its black levels are lighter, for worse overall contrast, than JVC's comparable DILA projectors
Despite its low cost compared to other 4K p
10 April 2015

Sony's lowest-priced 4K projector to date is packed with features and delivers a bright, beautiful picture...

Soundandvision.com

30 March 2015

The $10,000 Sony VPL-VW350ES is the least expensive true 4K projector available, and it finally delivers on the promise of 4K resolution...

17 February 2015

Projectorreviews.com

The VPL-VW350ES is the lowest cost true 4K projector to hit the market to date, at $9999 US. It sports a beautiful picture. 1300 lumensIt is the least expensive of Sony's three 4K projectors, and... Read more…

9 January 2015

When Sony released the HW40ES last year, they showed that a stripped-down version of a successful projector at a lower price point could be wildly successful. Applying those lessons to the VW600ES...

Projectorcentral.com

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £108.96
Electricity cost when on standby £2.21
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Total running cost over 5 years £111.17
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.55 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony vplvw350, sony vplvw350e, sony vplvw350es
Barcodes 00027242883994, 00642337929861, 00791836690854, 01600142451457

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