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Sony VPL-FX500L

Sony VPL-FX500L Projector

2500:1 XGA (1024x768) 7,000 ANSI Lumens 1024 X 768 (XGA) Mar 2013
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The VPL-FX500L features native XGA resolution, high brightness at 7000 lumens color light output, a centered lens, and the widest lens shift in its class. A twin-lamp system ensures worry free,... More
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9 Reasons For

Sony Has Excellent Projector Reviews

2500:1 contrast ratio projectors manufactured by Sony have excellent reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all projectors (not just 2500:1 contrast ratio projectors) and found that Sony also has excellent reviews across its entire range.

Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

Multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to the VPL-FX500L have projector brightnesss of between 500 ANSI lumens and 16,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 4,100 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of 7,000 ANSI lumens, the VPL-FX500L has a quite bright projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec.

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Very Bright Colour Light Output

Across all the 2500:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the VPL-FX500L the colour light outputs range from 2,600 ANSI lumens to 7,000 ANSI lumens. When compared to other similar spec projectors that were released more than two years ago that we have checked the colour light output of, the VPL-FX500L's colour light output of 7,000 ANSI lumens is one of the brightest.

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Very Bright Projector Brightness (economic Mode)

The dimmest projector brightness (economic mode) of projectors of this type and age is 1,500 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 5,600 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness (economic mode) is 2,100 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness (economic mode) of 5,600 ANSI lumens, the Sony VPL-FX500L has one of the brightest projector brightness (economic mode)s amongst data projectors of this age.

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Fairly Big Bulb Power

The VPL-FX500L has one of the bigger bulb powers (330 Watts) amongst projectors of this age. The smallest bulb power of comparable spec projectors that were released around the same time as the VPL-FX500L is 190W and the biggest is 400W.

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

The Sony VPL-FX500L has one of the longest service life of lamp (economic mode)s (8,000 hours) amongst projectors of this age. The shortest service life of lamp (economic mode) of data projectors that were released more than two years ago is 2,000h and the longest is 8,000h.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

The VPL-FX500L has a quite long service life of lamp (6,000 hours) compared to most of the other projectors of this spec and age. The service life of lamps of 2500:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago range from 1,500h to 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 4,700h.

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Quite High Vertical Synchronization (max)

With a vertical synchronization (max) of 93 kilohertz, the VPL-FX500L has a quite high vertical synchronization (max) compared to most of the other 2500:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the VPL-FX500L. The average vertical synchronization (max) of 2500:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago is 84kHz.

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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 typical of many 2500:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as it.

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8 Reasons Against

Price Increase of £451.53

The VPL-FX500L has increased in price by £451.53 in the last 33 days.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

Most of the other 2500:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the VPL-FX500L have a built-in speaker(s), however the VPL-FX500L does not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Sony VPL-FX500L does not support full HD. Most of the other data projectors of this age and type also do not support full HD.

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Does Not Support 3D

The VPL-FX500L does not support 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other 2500:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-FX500L also do not support 3D.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The VPL-FX500L does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to the VPL-FX500L also do not support wi-Fi.

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Very High Running Costs

The VPL-FX500L has an average running cost of £155 over 1 year based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is in the most expensive 19% of all 43 2500:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

Most 2500:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-FX500L have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, including the Sony VPL-FX500L which has one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity.

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Heavy

With a weight of 20 kilograms, the VPL-FX500L is one of the heaviest 2500:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago amongst similar spec projectors of this age. Across all the data projectors that were released more than two years ago the weights range from 470g to 47kg.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony VPL-FX500L

Released Over Three Years Ago

This projector was released over three years ago.

1024 X 768 (XGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the Sony VPL-FX500L is 1024 x 768 (XGA). That's 59% less resolution than the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA).

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XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is typical of many comparable spec data projectors that are a similar age to it.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Vertical Synchronization (min)
Horizontal Synchronization (max)
Vertical Synchronization (max)
Horizontal Synchronization (min)
Colour Light Output
Projector Brightness (economic Mode)
Horizontal Resolution
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Lamp Type
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Focus
Video
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
DC-In Jack
Composite Video in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Performance
Heat Dissipation
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Safety
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 10 November 2014 by Paul

Purchased the projector for permanent installation at a church. Projector produces a great looking image with nice contrast. Presentations look great even with a lot of ambient light in the room.... Read more…

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £153.83
Electricity cost when on standby £0.74
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Total running cost over 5 years £154.57
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.77 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 20 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00027242799530, 00272427995300

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