Sony VPL-FW65
Sony VPL-FW65
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Sony VPL-FW65

A fairly new 2000:1 280 x 800 data projector with satisfactory features and a giant 28dB noise level
2000:1 WXGA (1280x800) No 28dB Mar 2016
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Sony VPL-FW65 Review

Released 1 year ago but with average features, we have ranked the Sony VPL-FW65 number 961 across all projectors.
Average Features
17 Months Old
£155 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 45?

Sony projectors have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this projector is slightly out of date, and newer projectors with more up to date technology are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
It has running costs of £155 over 1 year, which puts it in the most expensive 18% of all 1,763 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
This projector has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite big bulb power
Has a DVI port
Does not have a built-in speaker
Only 280 x 800 resolution

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Sony VPL-FW65 In-Depth Analysis


Sony Data Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 962 expert and user 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 £4,363.20 it is more expensive than 92% of projectors.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony VPL-FW65 and the United Kingdom price of £4,363.20 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $3,495.00 (£4,541.75).

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Quite Big Bulb Power

Across all the projectors the bulb powers range from 3.5W to 4,200W, and the average bulb power is 260W. The bulb power of the VPL-FW65 of 370W is quite big compared to most other projectors. It is in the biggest 10% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-FW65 does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most other projectors. 76% of projectors have a built-in speaker.

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Only 280 X 800 Resolution

The Sony VPL-FW65 has a 280 x 800 projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution.

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

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Has a DVI Port

The VPL-FW65 has a DVI port. 88% of projectors do not have a DVI port.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The VPL-FW65's noise level of only 28dB is fairly quiet compared to most other projectors. It is in the quietest 8% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The average noise level of all projectors is 34dB, with the quietest being 10dB and the loudest being 93dB.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the VPL-FW65 of only 3,000h is in the shortest 16% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature. Across all the projectors the service life of lamps range from 20h to 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h.

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Supports Full HD

The VPL-FW65 supports full HD, which is unusual. 64% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the Sony VPL-FW65 of 6,300 ANSI lumens is in the brightest 8% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature. The projector brightnesses of projectors range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Released 17 Months Ago

This projector has been on the market since March 2016.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very High

The average running cost of the VPL-FW65 is £155 over 1 year based on alright energy prices and usage levels, which makes it one of the most expensive to run multimedia projectors.

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