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Sony VPL-FHZ57 Projector

£3,612.07
£2,885.95 £726.12 cheaper than 49 days ago
10000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) 28dB 4,100 ANSI Lumens Nov 2015
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date £122.27 Electricity cost over 5 years
Sony has excellent reviews for its data projectors
Supports full HD
Does not have a built-in speaker(s)
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Reviews

Sony Has Excellent Reviews for Its Data Projectors

Sony is one of the best projector manufacturers according to average user and expert review score data that we have collected for all multimedia projectors. 100% of those that bought a Sony projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Price

Price Has Gone Down by £726.12 (20%)

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Pricey

We think this 10000:1 contrast ratio projector looks expensive compared to other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than a year. The cheapeast projector of a comparable age and spec that we found costs £329 and the most expensive costs £19,033.


Energy

Running Costs Are OK

The VPL-FHZ57 has an average running cost of £123 over 1 year based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 115 projectors of a comparable age and spec.


Other

Released Over a Year Ago

It was November 2015 when Sony released the VPL-FHZ57.


Multimedia

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Sony VPL-FHZ57 does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other projectors of this spec and age which have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the Hitachi CP-WU8600 (£3,385.20), or the Optoma WU515T (£2,853.60) are also worth considering.

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Video

Supports Full HD

The VPL-FHZ57 supports full HD, as do most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to this multimedia projector.

We compared all the other projectors which support full HD to this projector and we think the WU515T (£2,853.60), and the WU515 (£2,758.80) both from Optoma or the Hitachi CP-WU8600 (£3,385.20) all of which are cheaper are also worth considering.

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Projector

WUXGA (1920x1200) Resolution

The VPL-FHZ57 has a maximum resolution of WUXGA (1920x1200). That's over two times the resolution of the most frequently found projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

A WUXGA (1920x1200) projector native resolution is in fact the best resolution across all multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to this multimedia projector.

Across comparable types of projector the worst resolution is XGA (1024x768).

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Average Projector Brightness

At 4,100 ANSI lumens, the VPL-FHZ57 has a relatively typical projector brightness compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to this data projector.

If this multimedia projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might want to consider the CP-WU8600 (£3,385.20) (6,000 ANSI lumens and cheaper), or the CP-WX8750 (£2,798.40) (7,500 ANSI lumens and cheaper) both from Hitachi.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a DVI Port

The Sony VPL-FHZ57 has a DVI port, which is unusual. Most of the other data projectors of a similar spec and age to this multimedia projector do not have a DVI port.

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Lamps

Very Long Service Life of Lamp

When compared to other data projectors of a similar age and spec to this data projector that we have assessed, the Sony VPL-FHZ57's service life of lamp of 20,000 hours is one of the longest. The average service life of lamp of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as this multimedia projector is 5,800h, and the service life of lamps range from 1,500h to 30,000h.

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Networking

Has an Ethernet LAN

The VPL-FHZ57 has an Ethernet LAN. Most of the other data projectors of a similar spec and age to this projector also have an Ethernet LAN.

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Design

Ceiling Mountable

The Sony VPL-FHZ57 is ceiling mountable. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than a year also are ceiling mountable.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The VPL-FHZ57 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to this projector also have a handheld remote control.

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Performance

Very Quiet Noise Level

The quietest noise level of projectors that came out around the same time as this multimedia projector is 27dB and the loudest is 48dB. At only 28 decibels, the Sony VPL-FHZ57 has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to this projector.

There are a number of alternative 28dB noise level data projectors currently available that you might want to look at including cheaper data projectors such as the WU515 (£2,758.80), or the WU515T (£2,853.60) both from Optoma.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony metroplan, sony p232745p, sony vplfhz57
Barcodes 00009026090057, 00027242894341, 04058154042328, 04548736019119, 05054629953853

Sony VPL-FHZ57 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony VPL-FHZ57 review we compared this projector to 2,071 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 328,171 product attributes, 14,282 projector reviews and 3,049,700 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

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