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Sony VPLHW65ES Projector

£2,298.00
120000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 22dB Sep 2015
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £99.09 Electricity cost over 5 years
Sony has excellent reviews for its multimedia projectors
Supports full HD
Does not have a built-in speaker(s)
3 Reviews
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Reviews

Sony Has Excellent Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors

Based on 502 expert and owner reviews (including 65 verified purchases), Sony has excellent reviews for its multimedia projectors. Sony also has excellent reviews specifically for its 120000:1 contrast ratio projectors. 91% of those that bought a Sony multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Energy

Running Costs Are OK

The VPL-HW65 has an average running cost of £100 over 1 year based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 120000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than a year ago.


Other

Released Over a Year Ago

Sony released the VPL-HW65 in September 2015.


Multimedia

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The VPL-HW65 does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other projectors of a similar age and type to this multimedia projector.

There are a number of other projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might want to look at including the Canon WUX500 (£2,614.54); or the Benq SX930 (£2,290.80), or the Canon LX-MU500 (£1,803.60).

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Video

Supports Full HD

The VPL-HW65 supports full HD. Most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than a year also support full HD.

We compared this projector to all the other multimedia projectors which support full HD and we think the Canon WUX500 (£2,614.54) which has better reviews; or the Canon LX-MU500 (£1,803.60) which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Projector

Quite Dim Projector Brightness

Projectors that were launched around the same time as this multimedia projector have projector brightnesses of between 37 ANSI lumens and 7,500 ANSI lumens. At only 1,800 ANSI lumen, the Sony VPL-HW65 has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to this projector.

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1080p (1920x1080) Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is typical of many projectors of a similar age and spec to it.

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Certificates

Not Energy Star Certified

The VPL-HW65 is not Energy Star certified, although it is worth noting that most of the other data projectors that are a comparable age to this multimedia projector are also not Energy Star certified.

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Networking

Has an Ethernet LAN

The VPL-HW65 has an Ethernet LAN. Most of the other projectors of this spec and age also have an Ethernet LAN.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The VPL-HW65 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other projectors of this type and age also have a handheld remote control.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Sony VPL-HW65 does not have a DVI port, although keep in mind that most of the other data projectors that have been available for around the same time as this multimedia projector also do not have a DVI port.

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Lamps

Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

The VPL-HW65 has a quite long service life of lamp (6,000 hours) compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to this projector. The average service life of lamp of multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as this data projector is 9,500h, and the service life of lamps range from 2,000h to 30,000h.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

With a bulb power of only 200 Watts, the Sony VPL-HW65 has a quite small bulb power compared to most of the other projectors of a similar age and type to this multimedia projector. The bulb powers of comparable spec multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as this data projector range from 140W to 470W.

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Performance

Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The VPL-HW65 has an On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other data projectors that came out more than a year ago also have an On Screen Display (OSD).

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Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 22 decibels, the VPL-HW65 has a fairly typical noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as this projector.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04548736013391, 04548736013407

Sony VPL-HW65 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony VPL-HW65 review we compared this projector to 2,071 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 327,808 product attributes, 14,367 projector reviews and 3,039,000 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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