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Sony VPL-FW60

£2,566.80
A relatively new 2000:1 280 x 800 data projector with adequate features and a giant 28dB noise level
2000:1 WXGA (1280x800) No 28dB Mar 2016
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Sony VPL-FW60 Review

Released 1 year ago but with average features, we have ranked the Sony VPL-FW60 number 947 across all projectors.
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Poor
54
Average Features
73
17 Months Old
37
£138 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
45
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 46?

Sony projectors have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this data projector is slightly out of date, and newer data projectors with more up to date technology are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
It has running costs of £138 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:
Has a DVI port
Fairly big bulb power
Very short service life of lamp
Only 280 x 800 resolution

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Sony VPL-FW60 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Excellent Brand

Based on 962 owner and expert reviews (including 145 verified purchases), Sony has excellent reviews for its projectors. 92% of those that bought a Sony data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product is less than 18 months old but has average features and at £2,566.80 it is more expensive than 86% of projectors.

Price Has Gone Up by £134 (5%)

There was a cheaper price of £1,993.45 at BT Business Direct 73 days ago.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony VPL-FW60 and the United Kingdom price of £2,566.80 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $2,995.00 (£3,884.52).

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Features

Has a DVI Port

The VPL-FW60 has a DVI port, which is unusual. 88% of projectors do not have a DVI port.

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Fairly Big Bulb Power

The bulb power of the Sony VPL-FW60 of 280W is fairly big compared to most other projectors. It is in the biggest 23% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature. The average bulb power of all projectors is 260W, with the smallest being 3.5W and the biggest being 4,200W.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the Sony VPL-FW60 of only 3,000h is quite short compared to most other projectors. It is in the shortest 16% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The shortest service life of lamp of projectors is 20h, the longest is 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h.

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Only 280 X 800 Resolution

The VPL-FW60 has a 280 x 800 projector native resolution which is higher than the WXGA (1280x800) resolution found on most projectors.

A DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) resolution is the best resolution across comparable types of projector.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The Sony VPL-FW60's noise level of only 28dB is in the quietest 8% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. Projectors have noise levels of between 10dB and 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Supports Full HD

The VPL-FW60 supports full HD, which is unusual. 64% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-FW60 does not have a built-in speaker, unlike 76% of projectors which have a built-in speaker.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

The Sony VPL-FW60's projector brightness of 5,200 ANSI lumens is in the brightest 16% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The dimmest projector brightness of projectors is 12 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Age

Released 17 Months Ago

This projector was released in March 2016.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

Based on fine energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the VPL-FW60 is £138, which is typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony c6dqza00, sony c6dqzs00
Barcodes 04905524996173

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