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A 3 year old DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) projector with poor features
DCI 4K (4096 X 2160) Yes 2,000 ANSI Lumens Yes Sep 2014
Projector Native Resolution 3D Projector Brightness Full HD Release Date
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Sony VPL-GTZ1 Review

Missing Some Features
2 Years Old
£171 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 29?

Sony data projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £171 over 1 year, which are in the most expensive 13% of all 1,758 projectors that we have compared it to.
It is missing some features:
Quite dim projector brightness

Sony VPL-GTZ1 In-Depth Analysis


Excellent Brand

Based on 961 user and expert reviews (including 145 verified purchases), Sony has excellent reviews for its data projectors. Sony also has excellent reviews specifically for its data projectors compared to other manufacturers. 92% of those that bought a Sony projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


DCI 4K (4096 X 2160) Resolution

The VPL-GTZ1 has a maximum resolution of DCI 4K (4096 x 2160). That's over 39 times the resolution of a 280 x 800 data projector, which is the most common resolution.

A DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) projector native resolution is actually the best resolution across all data projectors.

Across comparable types of projector the worst resolution is 280 x 800.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

Across all the data projectors the projector brightnesses range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of only 2,000 ANSI lumens, the Sony VPL-GTZ1 has one of the dimmer projector brightnesses amongst data projectors of this age.

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Supports Full HD

The Sony VPL-GTZ1 supports full HD, unlike most of the other data projectors which do not support full HD.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

It was September 2014 when this data projector was released.

Running Costs

Very High Running Costs

The average running cost of the VPL-GTZ1 is £171 over 1 year based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is in the most expensive 13% of all 1,758 projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony vplgtz1b
Barcodes 04905524989939