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Sony VPL-FW65

72

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Sony VPL-FW65

£4,142.10
Sony VPL-FW65
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A fully featured but 2 year old 1280 x 800 resolution 2000:1 contrast ratio projector, with OK running costs and one of the quietest noise levels available
28dB 1280 X 800 2000:1 No Mar 2016
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Sony VPL-FW65 6300 ANSI Lumens 3 LCD WXGA Desktop Data Projector - White
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£4,131.04
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£4,142.10
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Sony VPL-FW65 6300 Lumens WXGA 3LCD Technology DVI HDMI
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£4,333.69
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Sony VPL-FW65 6300 Lumens WXGA 3LCD Technology DVI HDMI
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£4,515.60
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7.9% APR for 48 Months
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16.9% APR for 24 Months
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Sony VPL-FW65 Review

With excellent features and at under 2 years old, we have ranked the Sony VPL-FW65 number 999 across all projectors.
51
Value for Money
Average
85
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Age
1 Year Old
62
Running Costs
£110 Over 5 Years
72
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 72?

Epson data 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At over a year old this data projector is slightly out of date, and newer multimedia projectors with more up to date technology are available.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 projectors 2018.
It has running costs of £110 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 17% of all 2,022 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
This projector has some great features:
1280 x 800 resolution
Quieter than average noise level
Brighter than average projector brightness
Has a handheld remote control

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 was a cheaper price of £4,122.97 at Projectorshop24 24 hours ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 82% 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.

Sony VPL-FW65 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Sony Multimedia Projectors Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 712 expert and owner reviews (including 107 verified purchases) for Sony projectors and found that on average Sony has very good ratings compared to other brands. 92% of those that bought a Sony projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has very good features and is under 2 years old but at £4,142.10 it is more expensive than 92% of projectors.

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very High

The VPL-FW65 is in the most expensive 17% of all 2,022 projectors that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the VPL-FW65 is £110.

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Age

Released Over a Year Ago

This data projector has been on the market since March 2016.

Features

1280 X 800 Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800, which is typical of many projectors.

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The Sony VPL-FW65's noise level of only 28dB is quieter than 92% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. Data projectors have noise levels of between 20dB and 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

Multimedia projectors have contrast ratio (typical) of between 1.5 and 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The contrast ratio (typical) of the Sony VPL-FW65 of only 2,000 is lower than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is lower than 89% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the Sony VPL-FW65 of 6,300 ANSI lumens is in the brightest 7% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature. The projector brightnesses of data projectors range from 100 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-FW65 does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most other multimedia projectors. 77% of projectors have a built-in speaker.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

Across all the projectors the service life of lamps range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h. The VPL-FW65's service life of lamp of only 3,000h is shorter than 88% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Sony VPL-FW65 has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Bigger Than Average Bulb Power

The VPL-FW65's bulb power of 370W is bigger than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the biggest 8% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. The bulb powers of projectors range from 15W to 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W.

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Has a DVI Port

The Sony VPL-FW65 has a DVI port. 90% of projectors do not have a DVI port.

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Supports Full HD

The VPL-FW65 supports full HD. 63% of projectors do not support full HD.

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