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8 Reasons For
Sony Data Projectors Have Excellent Reviews
We checked the expert and user reviews of hundreds of data projectors to determine an average rating for each data projector manufacturer. On average data projectors produced by Sony have excellent ratings from users and experts.
Good Picture Quality
One Sony VPL-HW65 owner wrote in their reviews that this projector had a flickering image.
Good 3D Picture Quality
One Sony VPL-HW65 owner thought it had a good 3D picture quality. In October Freebo mentioned on Amazon “I'm not the only one seeing problems, this reviewer has 3D flicker http” in their review of the Sony VPL-HW65.
The Sony VPL-HW65 supports 3D. Most of the other multimedia projectors that were released more than a year ago also support 3D.
Supports Full HD
The VPL-HW65 supports full HD, as do most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to the VPL-HW65.
1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution
The VPL-HW65 has a maximum resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of a WXGA (1280x800) projector, which is the most common resolution. The best resolution of all projectors that were released more than a year ago is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and the worst is nHD (640x360).
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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp
Comparable spec projectors that have been around for more than a year have service life of lamps of between 1,500h and 30,000h. The VPL-HW65 has one of the longer service life of lamps (6,000 hours) amongst projectors of this age.
Quite Quiet Noise Level
The average noise level of data projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-HW65 is 35dB, and the noise levels range from 22dB to 45dB. When compared to other projectors that have been available for around the same time as the VPL-HW65 that we have assessed the noise level of, the VPL-HW65's noise level of only 22 decibels is one of the quietest.
7 Reasons Against
Only 100V AC Input Voltage
This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many multimedia projectors of this age and type.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)
Most of the other projectors of this age and type have a built-in speaker(s), however the Sony VPL-HW65 does not have a built-in speaker(s).
Does Not Support Wi-Fi
The VPL-HW65 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other projectors of this age and type also do not support wi-Fi.
Very Dim Projector Brightness
At only 1,800 ANSI lumen, the VPL-HW65 has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to the VPL-HW65. Projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the VPL-HW65 have projector brightnesss of between 300 ANSI lumens and 11,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,900 ANSI lumens.
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Very Dim Colour Light Output
The average colour light output of multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the VPL-HW65 is 3,300 ANSI lumens, and the colour light outputs range from 1,800 ANSI lumens to 4,500 ANSI lumens. At only 1,800 ANSI lumen, the VPL-HW65 has a quite dim colour light output compared to most of the other data projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-HW65.
Very Dim White Light Output
With a white light output of only 1,800 ANSI lumen, the VPL-HW65 has a fairly dim white light output compared to most of the other data projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-HW65. Across all the projectors that have been around for around the same time as the VPL-HW65 the white light outputs range from 1,800 ANSI lumens to 5,200 ANSI lumens.
Very Small Bulb Power
Across all the multimedia projectors of this age and spec the bulb powers range from 190W to 470W. At only 215 Watts, the VPL-HW65 has a quite small bulb power compared to most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-HW65.
1 Other reason to consider the Sony VPL-HW65
Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when this 120000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projector was released.
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
1,800 ANSI lumens
Colour Light Output
1,800 ANSI lumens
White Light Output
1,800 ANSI lumens
Screen Size Compatibility
40 - 300
Service Life of Lamp
Vertical Lens Shift Range
71 - -71
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
25 - -25
Supported Video Modes
Ports & Interfaces
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Audio (L,R) in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
10, 10, 100
Horizontal Scan Range
19 - 72
Vertical Scan Range
48 - 92
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), DUT, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUS, SWE, THA
On Screen Display (OSD)
Colour of Product
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (max)
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 60, 50/60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
100, 100 - 240
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 90
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
35 - 85
Storage Temperature (T-T)
-20 - 60
Operating Temperature (T-T)
5 - 35
Weight & Dimensions
Handheld Remote Control
407.4 x 463.9 x 179.2
HDMI 1 / HDMI 2 HDMI (x2) Y PB/CB PR/CR Pin Jack (x3) INPUT a RGB/Y Pb/Cb Pr/Cr input connector: Mini D-sub 15-pin (female) REMOTE RS-232C connector: D-sub 9-pin (female) IR in Mini Jack 3D SYNC RJ-45
The 2D picture is amazing but I'm giving it 3* as I believe there is a bug with the 3D playback, it has a major flicker every few secs.
I'm not the only one seeing problems, this reviewer has 3D... Read more…
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