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120000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 22dB Sep 2015
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Create a spectacular cinematic experience in your own home. Available in a sleek, contemporary black or white finish that makes a stylish addition to any interior, the VPL-HW65ES Home Cinema... More
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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.

Supports 3D

The Sony VPL-HW65 supports 3D. Most of the other multimedia projectors that were released more than a year ago also support 3D.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this 120000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projector was released.

Specification

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Contrast Ratio (typical)
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Projector Brightness
Colour Light Output
White Light Output
Screen Size Compatibility
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp Type
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Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Video
3D
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Audio (L,R) in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
Networking
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Performance
Noise Level
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Display
Power
Power Source
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Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (max)
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
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)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Other Features
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Interface
Native Resolution

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 10 February 2016 by G moore
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The best projector on the market under £3500 without question.

Reviewed 26 January 2016 by Freebo

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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Electricity cost when switched on £96.14
Electricity cost when on standby £2.95
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Total running cost over 5 years £99.09
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.49 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony ps4, vplhw65w, sony ps4w, sony ps4b, sony ps4wh, sony ps4bl, sony ps4whi, sony ps4bla, acer vplhw65, sony vplhw65, sony ps4whit, sony ps4blac, sony ps4black, sony vplhw65b, sony vplhw65w, acer vplhw65e, sony vplhw65e, sony ps4white, sony 1920x1080, acer vplhw65es, sony vplhw65es, sony vplhw65wa, audioquest hw65, sony vplhw65esb, sony vplhw65esw, sony vplhw65esm, sony vplhw65esbl, sony vplhw65eswh, audiolab vplhw65, acoustic vplhw65
Barcodes 00027242892170, 04548736013391, 04548736013407, 05054629885826, 05054629904640

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