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Sony VPL-HW65ES Projector

1080p (1920x1080) 22dB 1,800 ANSI Lumens Sep 2015
Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date £102.30 Electricity cost over 5 years
One industry award
Supports full HD
Does not have a built-in speaker(s) Highly Rated

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One Industry Award

This projector received a "Highly Rated" award from

Excellent Expert Reviews

Expert review website scored this Sony projector 90 out of 100.

Sony Has Excellent Projector Reviews

Projectors produced by Sony generally have excellent ratings.


OK Running Costs

The average 1 year running cost of the VPL-HW65ES is £103 based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 14 multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age.


Released Over a Year Ago

Sony released the VPL-HW65ES in September 2015.


Supports Full HD

The VPL-HW65ES supports full HD. Most of the other data projectors of a comparable spec and age to this data projector do not support full HD.

We compared all the other multimedia projectors which support full HD to this multimedia projector and we think because of its better review score, the Sony VPL-VW320ES is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The VPL-HW65ES does not have a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as this data projector do have a built-in speaker(s).

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1080p (1920x1080) Resolution

The VPL-HW65ES has a maximum resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). That's 10% less resolution than the most frequently found projector native resolution of WUXGA (1920x1200).

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Average Projector Brightness

The Sony VPL-HW65ES has a relatively standard projector brightness (1,800 ANSI lumen) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type.

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Has an Ethernet LAN

The VPL-HW65ES has an Ethernet LAN. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age also have an Ethernet LAN.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The VPL-HW65ES has a handheld remote control. Most of the other projectors of this age and type also have a handheld remote control.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

Like most of the other projectors that have been available for around the same time as this projector, the Sony VPL-HW65ES does not have a DVI port.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

At only 6,000 hours, the VPL-HW65ES has a quite short service life of lamp compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been around for around the same time as this projector. The service life of lamps of projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to this projector range from 3,000h to 20,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 13,000h.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

The average noise level of projectors that were launched more than a year ago is 30dB, and the noise levels range from 22dB to 38dB. At only 22 decibels, the VPL-HW65ES has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other projectors that were released one year ago.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers arcamastell vplhw65es, sony vplhw65esblack, sony vplhw65eswhite, acoustic vplhw65es, anthem vplhw65es, acer vplhw65es, part vplhw65es, sony vplhw65b, sony ps4black, sony ps4white, sony vplhw65w
Barcodes 04548736013391, 04548736013407, 05054629885826, 05054629904640

Sony VPL-HW65ES Review Sources

To prepare this Sony VPL-HW65ES 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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