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Sony VPLFHZ57W

£3,639.70
£2,613.45 £1,026.25 cheaper than 47 days ago
An enormous 10000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) projector with adequate features but a price that represents poor value for money
10000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) No 28dB Nov 2015
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Sony VPL-FHZ57 Review

Released 2 years ago and with average features, we have ranked the Sony VPL-FHZ57 number 893 across all projectors.
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Poor
55
Average Features
69
1 Year Old
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£123 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
47
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 47?

Sony projectors have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this data projector is slightly out of date, and newer multimedia projectors with more up to date technology are available. View the latest data projectors 2017.
It has running costs of £123 over 1 year, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,763 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
This projector has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite long service life of lamp
Supports full HD
Does not have a built-in speaker
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 is a 61% 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-FHZ57 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Sony Multimedia Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 962 expert and owner reviews (including 145 verified purchases), Sony has excellent reviews for its data projectors. 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 is under 2 years old but has average features and at £2,613.45 it is more expensive than 86% of projectors.

Price Has Gone Down by £1,026 (28%)

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony VPL-FHZ57 and the United Kingdom price of £2,613.45 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $3,393.57 (£4,409.94).

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Features

Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

The average service life of lamp of all multimedia projectors is 6,800h, with the shortest being 20h and the longest being 40,000h. The VPL-FHZ57's service life of lamp of 20,000h is in the longest 10% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Full HD

The VPL-FHZ57 supports full HD, which is unusual. 64% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Has a DVI Port

The VPL-FHZ57 has a DVI port, which is unusual. 88% of multimedia projectors do not have a DVI port.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-FHZ57 does not have a built-in speaker. 76% of multimedia projectors do have a built-in speaker.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The quietest noise level of projectors is 10dB, the loudest is 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The noise level of the VPL-FHZ57 of only 28dB is in the quietest 9% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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WUXGA (1920x1200) Resolution

The VPL-FHZ57 has a WUXGA (1920x1200) projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution. Across all projectors the resolution ranges from 280 x 800 (worst) to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) (best).

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Average Projector Brightness

The VPL-FHZ57's projector brightness of 4,100 ANSI lumens is fairly standard compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 75% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Age

Released Over a Year Ago

This data projector was released in November 2015.


Running Costs

Average Running Costs

Based on average energy prices we estimate that the VPL-FHZ57 will cost £123 over 1 year to run, which is typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony metroplan, sony vplfhz57w, sony p232745p
Barcodes 00009026090057, 00027242894341, 04058154042328, 04548736019119, 05054629953853

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