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Sony VPL-FX500L

73

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Sony VPL-FX500L

£4,819.60
£4,205.41 £614 cheaper than 15 days ago
Sony VPL-FX500L

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A fully featured and classic moderate noise level XGA projector, with moderate running costs but representing only moderate value for money
31dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 2500:1 No Mar 2013
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Sony VPL-FX500L Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Sony VPL-FX500L number 961 across all projectors.
96
Reviews
11 Reviews
51
Value for Money
Average
81
Features
Fully-Featured
59
Age
4 Years Old
62
Running Costs
£110 Over 5 Years
73
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 73?

It has excellent user reviews with 86% of buyers recommending this data projector to others. Epson data projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer multimedia projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest projectors 2018.
This Sony projector has running costs of £110 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 18% of all 2,022 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
Customers report good picture quality.
The VPL-FX500L has some great features:
Quieter than average noise level
Brighter than average projector brightness
Longer than average service life of lamp
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. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up. The price has dropped from £4,819.60 to £4,205.41 in the last 15 days. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes back up.
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Sony VPL-FX500L In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, based on 11 owner reviews the average owner rating of this multimedia projector is exceptional. 5 reviewers (100% of all reviewers) gave this data projector either 4 or 5 stars and 86% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Sony Data Projectors Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 712 expert and owner reviews (including 107 verified purchases), Sony has very good ratings for its multimedia projectors. 92% of those that bought a Sony projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Two owners who reviewed it concluded that it had good colour saturation.

Users Report Nice Design

Three people who purchased the product concluded that it was good looking and two customers who reviewed it agreed that it was well designed.

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and good features but is over 6 months old, and at £4,205.41 it is more expensive than 92% of projectors.

Price Has Gone Down by £614 (13%)

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony VPL-FX500L and the United Kingdom price of £4,205.41 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $4,599.95 (£6,379.67).

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Running Costs

Very High Running Costs

The VPL-FX500L has an average running cost of £110 over 5 years based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which makes it one of the least economic to run projectors.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

Sony released the VPL-FX500L in March 2013.

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Features

Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The VPL-FX500L has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. The resolution of all projectors ranges from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The average noise level of all projectors is 34dB, with the quietest being 20dB and the loudest being 93dB. The Sony VPL-FX500L's noise level of only 31dB is quieter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the quietest 21% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The lowest contrast ratio (typical) of multimedia projectors is 1.5, the highest is 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The VPL-FX500L's contrast ratio (typical) of only 2,500 is lower than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is lower than 81% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the VPL-FX500L of 7,000 ANSI lumens is brighter than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is brighter than 95% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature. The dimmest projector brightness of projectors is 100 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Longer Than Average Service Life of Lamp

The VPL-FX500L's service life of lamp of 6,000h is in the longest 22% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature. Across all the multimedia projectors the service life of lamps range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-FX500L does not have a built-in speaker. 77% of projectors do have a built-in speaker.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Sony VPL-FX500L has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of projectors.

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Bigger Than Average Bulb Power

The average bulb power of all projectors is 250W, with the smallest being 15W and the biggest being 840W. The bulb power of the Sony VPL-FX500L of 330W is bigger than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the biggest 13% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a DVI Port

The VPL-FX500L has a DVI port. 90% of projectors do not have a DVI port.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Sony VPL-FX500L does not support full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that 63% of multimedia projectors also do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony vplfx500lxga, acer vplfx500l, sony 9rmwzs00, sony 9rmwza00, sony fx500l

Barcodes:

00027242799530, 00272427995300, 04905524485318

Sony VPL-FX500L

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