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Sony VPL-FHZ57

Sony VPL-FHZ57 Projector

10000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) 28dB 4,100 ANSI Lumens Nov 2015
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The VPL-FHZ57 laser projector is ideal for a wide range of business, education and entertainment applications. Teamed with our BrightEra 3LCD projection engine, the advanced Z-Phosphor laser light... More
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10 Reasons For

Sony Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

Sony is one of the leading projector brands according to average expert and owner review score data that we have collected for all multimedia projectors.

Supports Full HD

Unlike most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to the VPL-FHZ57 which do not support full HD, the Sony VPL-FHZ57 supports full HD.

There are a number of alternative projectors which support full HD currently available that you might also want to look at including cheaper multimedia projectors such as the WU515T[pl_3108720_price], or the WU515[pl_3108719_price] both from Optoma.

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WUXGA (1920x1200) Projector Native Resolution

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

This projector's resolution (WUXGA (1920x1200)) is in fact the best resolution amongst all 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the VPL-FHZ57.

The worst resolution amongst comparable types of projector is XGA (1024x768).

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

The projector brightnesss of projectors of a similar age and type to the VPL-FHZ57 range from 600 ANSI lumens to 12,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,600 ANSI lumens. At 4,100 ANSI lumens, the VPL-FHZ57 has a fairly bright projector brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that were launched around the same time as the VPL-FHZ57.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the VPL-FHZ57 is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by data projectors of a comparable spec and age to the VPL-FHZ57.

This projector's resolution (1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)) is in fact the best supported resolution across all comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VPL-FHZ57.

A 640 x 480 (VGA) supported graphics resolutions is the worst supported resolution amongst similar types of projector.

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp

At 20,000 hours, the Sony VPL-FHZ57 has a quite long service life of lamp compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to the VPL-FHZ57. The average service life of lamp of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-FHZ57 is 6,100h, and the service life of lamps range from 1,500h to 30,000h.

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Very Bright Colour Light Output

Projectors of this age and spec have colour light outputs of between 2,100 ANSI lumens and 4,100 ANSI lumens. When compared to other projectors of this age and spec, the colour light output of the Sony VPL-FHZ57 of 4,100 ANSI lumens is one of the brightest.

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Very Bright White Light Output

When compared to other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the VPL-FHZ57 that we have checked, the VPL-FHZ57's white light output of 4,100 ANSI lumens is one of the brightest. The average white light output of comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VPL-FHZ57 is 3,100 ANSI lumens.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This multimedia projector has a 10|100 Mbit/s ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on similar spec data projectors that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

The VPL-FHZ57 has one of the quieter noise levels (only 28 decibels) amongst multimedia projectors of this age. The quietest noise level of comparable spec data projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-FHZ57 is 27dB, the loudest is 47dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

We compared this data projector to all the other 28dB noise level data projectors and we think the WU515[pl_3108719_price], and the WU515T[pl_3108720_price] both from Optoma which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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7 Reasons Against

£584.46 Price Increase

The VPL-FHZ57 has increased in price by £584.46 in the last 55 days.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

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

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the WU515T[pl_3108720_price], or the WU515[pl_3108719_price] both from Optoma which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support 3D

The VPL-FHZ57 does not support 3D. Most of the other data projectors of this age and spec also do not support 3D.

We compared all the other multimedia projectors which also support 3D to this projector and we think the WU515T[pl_3108720_price], or the WU515[pl_3108719_price] both from Optoma is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Sony VPL-FHZ57 does not support wi-Fi, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been available for a similar time to the VPL-FHZ57 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Pricey

We think this projector looks expensive compared to other multimedia projectors of this age and spec. The price range of multimedia projectors of this age and spec is from £179 to £6,917.

Only One HDMI Ports Quantity

The Sony VPL-FHZ57 is a one HDMI ports quantity data projector.

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Heavy

At 16 kilograms, the VPL-FHZ57 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the VPL-FHZ57. Projectors of a similar age and type to the VPL-FHZ57 have weights of between 2.2g and 68kg, and the average weight is 5.1kg.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony VPL-FHZ57

Released Over a Year Ago

This data projector has been on the market for over a year.

Running Costs Are OK

The VPL-FHZ57 has an average 1 year running cost of £123 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 90 projectors of this type and age.

Specification

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Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Colour Light Output
White Light Output
Zoom Ratio
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
Lamp Type
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
BNC Input Ports
DVI Port
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
PC Audio in
PC Audio Out
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Remote (IR) Output
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Power Consumption (network Standby)
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £118.58
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £122.27
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Sony VPL-FHZ57uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.61T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.61 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
16
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 16 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony p232745, sony p232745p, sony vplfhz57, sony metroplan
Barcodes 00009026090057, 00027242894341, 04058154042328, 04548736019119, 05054629953853

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