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Overall Score

Sharp PG-LW3500

A very economical to run 2000:1 280 x 800 multimedia projector with satisfactory reviews and adequate features
2000:1 WXGA (1280x800) No 39dB Jan 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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Sharp PG-LW3500 Review

With low running costs but good reviews, we have scored the Sharp PG-LW3500 as follows for Summary.
65
2 Reviews
52
Average Features
29
4 Years Old
89
£73 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
42
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 43?

It has ok expert reviews with an average expert rating of 70%. Sony projectors have excellent reviews in general.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2017.
It has running costs of only £73 over 1 year, which puts it in the cheapest 10% of all 1,763 projectors that we have compared it to.
This Sharp projector has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in speaker
3D-ready
Only 280 x 800 resolution
Does not support full HD

Sharp PG-LW3500 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on two expert reviews from sites including pcworld.com_techhive.com and IT Reviews.com the average expert rating of this projector is 70 out of 100.

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Features

Only 280 X 800 Resolution

The PG-LW3500 has a higher resolution than most multimedia projectors. This data projector has a 280 x 800 resolution, whereas most projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution.

The best resolution amongst similar types of multimedia projector is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other projectors, the Sharp PG-LW3500 does not support full HD. 64% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The PG-LW3500 has a built-in speaker, as do 76% of projectors.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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3D-Ready

The PG-LW3500 is 3D-ready, unlike 85% of projectors which are not 3D-ready.

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Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the PG-LW3500 of 3,500 ANSI lumens is fairly standard compared to most other data projectors. It is in the brightest 61% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

The noise level of the PG-LW3500 of 39dB is in the loudest 9% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature. Across all the projectors the noise levels range from 10dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the Sharp PG-LW3500 of only 3,000h is in the shortest 21% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The shortest service life of lamp of projectors is 20h, the longest is 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This data projector has been on the market since January 2013.


Running Costs

Very Low Running Costs

The PG-LW3500 has an average 1 year running cost of only £73 based on fine energy prices and usage levels, which is in the cheapest 10% of all 1,763 projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers pglw3500
Barcodes 00074000374324, 04974019762920
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