Sony VPLFH500L
Sony VPL-FH500L
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Sony VPLFH500L

A 3 year old 2000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) data projector with passable features but a price that represents poor value for money
2000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) No 35dB Mar 2014
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Sony VPL-FH500L Review

With mediocre features and at over 3 years old, we have scored the Sony VPL-FH500L as follows for Summary.
Average Features
3 Years Old
£131 Over 1 Year
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Why Has it Scored 37?

It has below average user reviews with an average user rating of 40%. 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 £131 over 1 year, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,763 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
Customers report it is reasonably priced.
This Sony projector has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly bright projector brightness
Does not support full HD
Does not have a built-in speaker

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 £4,049.08 at BT Business Direct 25 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 51% 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.

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Sony VPL-FH500L In-Depth Analysis


Excellent Brand

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

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

Two people wrote in their reviews that the product was good value for money.

Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has mediocre features and is over 6 months old and at £6,745.55 it is more expensive than 96% of projectors.

Price Has Gone Up by £2,651 (39%)

There was a cheaper price of £4,049.08 at BT Business Direct 25 days ago.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony VPL-FH500L and the United Kingdom price of £6,745.55 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $9,149.00 (£12,024.53).

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other projectors, the VPL-FH500L does not support full HD. 64% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Average Noise Level

The VPL-FH500L's noise level of 35dB is fairly standard compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 59% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-FH500L does not have a built-in speaker, unlike 76% of projectors which have a built-in speaker.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

Across all the projectors the projector brightnesses range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The VPL-FH500L's projector brightness of 7,000 ANSI lumens is in the brightest 6% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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The VPL-FH500L is HD-Ready, which is unusual. 79% of data projectors are not HD-Ready.

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Has a Built-In Display

The VPL-FH500L has a built-in display. 96% of data projectors do not have a built-in display.

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WUXGA (1920x1200) Resolution

The Sony VPL-FH500L has a higher resolution than most projectors. This Sony data projector has a WUXGA (1920x1200) resolution, whereas most projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution. The best resolution of all projectors is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and the worst is 280 x 800.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This projector was released in March 2014.

Running Costs

Average Running Costs

The VPL-FH500L has an average 1 year running cost of £131 based on passable energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 1,763 data projectors.

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