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Sony VPL-VW600ES Projector

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DCI 4K (4096 X 2160) 26dB 1,700 ANSI Lumens Mar 2015
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Enjoy the unmatched clarity and detail of the cinema. This 4K projector includes Advanced SXRD panels with TRILUMINOS color, Reality Creation Engine for 4K upscaling, and a high 200000:1 dynamic... More
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5 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors

On average Sony multimedia projectors have good ratings compared to other brands as do all projectors built by Sony.

DCI 4K (4096 X 2160) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the VPL-VW600ES is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160). That's over eleven times the resolution of a XGA (1024x768) data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

A DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) native projector resolution is actually the best resolution across all data projectors that have been around for more than a year.

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

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Supports Full HD Projection

The VPL-VW600ES supports Full HD projection. Most of the other projectors that came out more than a year ago do not support Full HD projection.

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Supports 3D Image Projection

The Sony VPL-VW600ES supports 3D image projection. Most of the other projectors that have been around for around the same time as the VPL-VW600ES also support 3D image projection.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

Projectors of a comparable type and age to the VPL-VW600ES have noise levels of between 21dB and 39dB, and the average noise level is 33dB. At only 26 decibels, the VPL-VW600ES has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other data projectors of a comparable type and age to the VPL-VW600ES.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

Most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been available for more than a year have a built-in speaker, however the VPL-VW600ES does not have a built-in speaker.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-VW600ES do not support WiFi connectivity. The VPL-VW600ES is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

Across all the multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the VPL-VW600ES the projector brightness range from 500 ANSI lumens to 9,200 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,300 ANSI lumens. The VPL-VW600ES has one of the dimmer projector brightness (only 1,700 ANSI lumen) amongst multimedia projectors of this age.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most data projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-VW600ES have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the VPL-VW600ES which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Across all the multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the VPL-VW600ES the weights range from 9.7g to 26kg, and the average weight is 3.7kg. When compared to other comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released one year ago that we have assessed, the weight of the VPL-VW600ES of 14 kilograms is one of the heaviest.

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1 Other reason to consider the Sony VPL-VW600ES

Released Over a Year Ago

Sony released the VPL-VW600ES over a year ago.


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3D Image Projection
Full HD Projection
Analog Signal Format System
3D Format
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RS-232 Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
Ethernet LAN Connection
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On Screen Display
Ceiling Mountable
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Power Consumption On Standby
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Handheld Remote Control
Battery Included
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included

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Expert Reviews


With its compelling reproduction of smooth detail, fine color, and impressive brightness with 2D content, the VPL-VW600ES offers a tantalizing taste of 4K...


Smooth, clean detail
Excellent color
Rich, dark blacks
Occasional iris pumping


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User Reviews

Reviewed 13 2014 by Balthazar2k4
Balthazar2k4 would recommend the Sony VPL-VW600ES

As an upgrade from an Epson 5010, the Sony VW600ES is on a completely different playing field. It may not be quite as bright at the Epson, but the resolution, color quality, and 3D performance is... Read more…

StuDog would recommend the Sony VPL-VW600ES

Purchased this projector when my old Runco CL810 conked out. That was a 1080i image, so I expected quite an upgrade, but I was blown away by the brightness and clarity of this Sony projector. The... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony vplvw600, sony vplvw600e, sony vplvw600es
Barcodes 00027242872202, 00791836707903

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