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Sony VPLHW65ES

£1,906.81
projectorcentral.com Highly Rated
An award winning and 2 year old 120000:1 1920 x 1080 data projector
120000:1 1080p (1920x1080) Yes 22dB Sep 2015
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Sony VPL-HW65ES Review

With excellent reviews but at nearly 2 years old, we have ranked the Sony VPL-HW65ES number 93 across all projectors.
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1 Review + 1 Award
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Poor
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Missing Some Features
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1 Year Old
55
£103 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
47
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 47?

It has very good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 90%. This projector has received an industry award from Projectorcentral.com. Sony data projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this projector is slightly out of date, and newer projectors with more up to date technology are available. View the latest data projectors 2017.
It has running costs of £103 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 1,758 projectors that we have compared it to.
This Sony projector is missing some features:
Very dim projector brightness
Does not have a built-in speaker(s)

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Sony VPL-HW65ES In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

One Industry Award

Projectorcentral.com gave this projector a "Highly Rated" award.

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

Data projector expert review website projectorcentral.com scored this data projector 90%. This means that experts think this projector is one of the better multimedia projectors.

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Sony Has Excellent Reviews for Its Data Projectors

We checked 961 owner and expert reviews (including 145 verified purchases) for Sony multimedia projectors and found that on average Sony has excellent ratings. We also found that Sony has excellent ratings specifically within its data projectors range. 92% of those that bought a Sony multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Expensive

We think this projector looks expensive compared to other data projectors. The price range of data projectors is from £106 to £17,495.

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Features

1920 X 1080 Resolution

The VPL-HW65ES has a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080. That's over nine times the resolution of the most common projector native resolution of 280 x 800. In addition, this Sony data projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). Data projectors projector native resolutions range from 280 x 800 (worst) to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) (best).

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The projector brightnesses of data projectors range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. At only 1,800 ANSI lumen, the VPL-HW65ES has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors.

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Supports Full HD

The VPL-HW65ES supports full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors do not support full HD.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

With a noise level of only 22 decibels, the Sony VPL-HW65ES has a very quiet noise level compared to most of the other data projectors. Across all the projectors the noise levels range from 10dB to 93dB.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

With a service life of lamp of 6,000 hours, the VPL-HW65ES has a quite long service life of lamp compared to most of the other data projectors. Across all the data projectors the service life of lamps range from 20h to 40,000h.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Sony VPL-HW65ES does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other multimedia projectors which have a built-in speaker(s).

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Age

Released Over a Year Ago

This projector was released in September 2015.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The average 1 year running cost of the VPL-HW65ES is £103 based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 1,758 multimedia projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony vplhw65eswhite, sony vplhw65esblack, acoustic vplhw65es, anthem vplhw65es, acer vplhw65es, sony vplhw65w, sony ps4black, sony ps4white, sony vplhw65b
Barcodes 04548736013391, 04548736013407, 05054629885826, 05054629904640
1dB quieter noise level
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Three more awards
1 ANSI lumens brighter projector brightness
2h shorter service life of lamp
£1,332 Cheaper
A lot brighter projector brightness
45W bigger bulb power
Significantly shorter service life of lamp
£1,393 Cheaper
Cheaper to run by £73.46
Two more awards
Expert review Rating is much Worse
£1,474 Cheaper
Brighter projector brightness
£6.98 cheaper to run
Shorter service life of lamp
£1,523 Cheaper
2 ANSI lumens brighter projector brightness
Cheaper to run by £24.90
Louder noise level

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