Sony VPL-CH370
Sony VPL-CH370
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Sony VPL-CH370

A 3 year old 2500:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) projector with alright features but a price that represents poor value for money
2500:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) No 38dB Dec 2014
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Sony VPL-CH370 Review

With low running costs and at over 2 years old, we have ranked the Sony VPL-CH370 number 893 across all projectors.
Average Features
2 Years Old
£104 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 45?

Sony projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £104 over 1 year, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,763 data projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly bright projector brightness
Quite big bulb power
Very short service life of lamp
Only 1,080 video mode

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of £1,406.74 at Just Projectors 62 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 78% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.

Sony VPL-CH370 In-Depth Analysis


Sony Multimedia Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

We checked 962 user and expert reviews (including 145 verified purchases) for Sony data projectors and found that on average Sony has excellent ratings. 92% of those that bought a Sony projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has mediocre features and is over 6 months old and at £1,445.95 it is more expensive than 75% of projectors.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony VPL-CH370 and the United Kingdom price of £1,445.95 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $1,939.95 (£2,549.68).

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The VPL-CH370's service life of lamp of only 3,000h is in the shortest 17% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The average service life of lamp of all projectors is 6,800h, with the shortest being 20h and the longest being 40,000h.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the VPL-CH370 of 5,000 ANSI lumens is in the brightest 17% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. Multimedia projectors have projector brightnesses of between 12 ANSI lumens and 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Quite Big Bulb Power

The bulb power of the VPL-CH370 of 280W is in the biggest 24% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The smallest bulb power of projectors is 3.5W, the biggest is 4,200W, and the average bulb power is 260W.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

The VPL-CH370's noise level of 38dB is in the loudest 18% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The quietest noise level of projectors is 10dB, the loudest is 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Supports Full HD

The Sony VPL-CH370 supports full HD. 64% of projectors do not support full HD.

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WUXGA (1920x1200) Resolution

The VPL-CH370 has a WUXGA (1920x1200) projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution. Data projectors resolutions range from 280 x 800 (worst) to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) (best).

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Sony VPL-CH370 has a built-in speaker, as do 76% of projectors.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

Sony released the VPL-CH370 in December 2014.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

The VPL-CH370 has an average 1 year running cost of £104 based on passable energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony metroplan, sony 1920x1200


00027242877986, 00272428779862, 04905524970449

Sony VPL-CH370


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