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Sony VPL-FX500L

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Sony VPLFX500L Projector

£3,950.34
2500:1 XGA (1024x768) 31dB 7,000 ANSI Lumens Mar 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date £154.57 Electricity cost over 5 years
Sony has excellent data projector reviews
Reasonably priced
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Reviews

Sony Has Excellent Data Projector Reviews

We checked 502 user and expert reviews for Sony data projectors and found that on average Sony has excellent ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has excellent ratings specifically for its 2500:1 contrast ratio projectors.


Price

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Reasonably Priced

One person who reviewed the Sony VPL-FX500L concluded that it was good value for money. Three years ago Paul wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “Were very happy with this projector and would recommend it for someone looking for a great affordable projector for presentation purposes”.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This projector has been on the market since April 2017.


Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The VPL-FX500L does not support full HD, although keep in mind that most of the other 2500:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as this data projector also do not support full HD.

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Energy

Running Costs Are Average

The VPL-FX500L is typical compared to the other 42 2500:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago that we have looked at for running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the VPL-FX500L will cost £155 over 1 year to run.


Projector

Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

The VPL-FX500L has one of the brighter projector brightnesses (7,000 ANSI lumens) amongst similar spec projectors of this age. The projector brightnesses of 2500:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago range from 500 ANSI lumens to 16,000 ANSI lumens.

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XGA (1024x768) Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is the most frequently found projector native resolution on similar spec data projectors that were launched around the same time as it.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a DVI Port

The Sony VPL-FX500L has a DVI port, unlike most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years which do not have a DVI port.

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Design

Ceiling Mountable

The VPL-FX500L is ceiling mountable. Most of the other data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to this multimedia projector also are ceiling mountable.

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Networking

Has an Ethernet LAN

The VPL-FX500L has an Ethernet LAN, as do most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to this projector.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The VPL-FX500L has a handheld remote control. Most of the other projectors that were released more than two years ago also have a handheld remote control.

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Performance

Average Noise Level

At 31 decibels, the VPL-FX500L has a pretty typical noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago.

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Lamps

Fairly Big Bulb Power

The smallest bulb power of projectors of a similar type and age to this projector is 190W, the biggest is 400W, and the average bulb power is 250W. With a bulb power of 330 Watts, the VPL-FX500L has one of the bigger bulb powers amongst 2500:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

With a service life of lamp of 6,000 hours, the VPL-FX500L has one of the longer service life of lamps amongst 2500:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The service life of lamps of projectors of this age and type range from 1,500h to 30,000h.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony vplfx500lxga, acer vplfx500l, sony 9rmwza00, sony 9rmwzs00, sony fx500l
Barcodes 00027242799530, 00272427995300, 04905524485318, 04905524689693

Sony VPL-FX500L Review Sources

To prepare this Sony VPL-FX500L review we compared this projector to 2,059 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 326,528 product attributes, 14,204 projector reviews and 2,772,200 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

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£ 1,500.00 £3,950.34
£2,450 Cheaper
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