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Sony VPL-HW65ES
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Sony VPL-HW65ES Projector

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1080p (1920x1080) 22dB 1,800 ANSI Lumens Sep 2015
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13 Reasons For

One Industry Award

One expert review site wrote that this data projector was good. Projectorcentral.com gave this projector a "Highly Rated" award.

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

This projector received an expert rating of 90 out of 100 from projectorcentral.com.

Sony Has Excellent Reviews for Its Projectors

Multimedia projectors manufactured by Sony have excellent ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all data projectors (not just multimedia projectors) and found that Sony also has excellent ratings across its entire range.

Nice Design

One Sony VPL-HW65ES reviewer who purchased it mentioned that it was good looking. In December last year expert review site Projectorcentral.com scored it 5 stars and mentioned “The Sony VPL-HW65ES is an elegant home theater projector that succeeds by combining an array of effective processing features”.

Robust

One person who bought the Sony VPL-HW65ES reckoned that it was well made. Expert review site Projectorcentral.com mentioned “The solid bla” .

Good Technical Features

One Sony VPL-HW65ES owner who reviewed the product concluded that it had good features.

Reasonably Priced

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was good value for money. Projectorcentral.com mentioned “Like its predecessor it is priced at $3,999.” and gave this projector a score of 5 stars.

Supports Full HD

Unlike most of the other multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the VPL-HW65ES which do not support full HD, the VPL-HW65ES supports full HD.

There are a number of alternative multimedia projectors which support full HD currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the VPL-VW350ES[pl_3231569_price], or the VPL-VW600ES[pl_3231568_price] both from Sony or the Optoma HD28DSE[plb_3141654_price].

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Supports 3D

Like most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to the VPL-HW65ES, the VPL-HW65ES supports 3D.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative projectors which support 3D currently available including the VPL-VW350ES[pl_3231569_price], or the VPL-VW600ES[pl_3231568_price] both from Sony which has better reviews.

There are a number of other projectors which also support 3D that you might want to consider including the Vivitek Qumi Q6[plb_3137053_price].

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1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

The Sony VPL-HW65ES has a maximum resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of the most common projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800). The worst resolution of all projectors of a similar spec and age to the VPL-HW65ES is SVGA (800x600) and the best is WUXGA (1920x1200).

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamps of multimedia projectors that were released more than a year ago range from 2,000h to 30,000h. With a service life of lamp of 6,000 hours, the Sony VPL-HW65ES has a fairly long service life of lamp compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This data projector has a 10|100 Mbit/s ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many data projectors that have been available for more than a year.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The noise levels of multimedia projectors of this spec and age range from 22dB to 39dB. At only 22 decibels, the VPL-HW65ES has a very quiet noise level compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age.

If you don't mind having a louder noise level then you might want to consider the Vivitek Q7 Lite[plb_2729937_price] (38dB).

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6 Reasons Against

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 comparable spec data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the VPL-HW65ES.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the Viewsonic PJD5255[plb_2831063_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Sony VPL-HW65ES does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other projectors of this age and spec also do not support wi-Fi.

It is worth also looking at alternative projectors which also support wi-Fi including the Vivitek Qumi Q6[plb_3137053_price].

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than a year is 3,400 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of only 1,800 ANSI lumen, the VPL-HW65ES has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-HW65ES.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 1,800 ANSI lumens brightness multimedia projectors currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony VPL-VW520 ES[plb_3022936_price].

If this data projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might also want to look at the Optoma HD28DSE[plb_3141654_price] (3,000 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

Most multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VPL-HW65ES have between one and three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, including the VPL-HW65ES which has one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity.

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Only One HDMI Ports Quantity

Most similar spec data projectors that came out around the same time as the VPL-HW65ES have one HDMI ports quantity, including the VPL-HW65ES which has one HDMI ports quantity.

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Heavy

With a weight of 9 kilograms, the Sony VPL-HW65ES is fairly heavy compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that came out more than a year ago. The lightest multimedia projector that is a similar age to the VPL-HW65ES is 9.7g heavy and the heaviest is 18kg.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony VPL-HW65ES

Average Running Costs

The VPL-HW65ES has an average running cost of £103 over 1 year based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 63 projectors of this age and spec.

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Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Sony released the VPL-HW65ES.

Specification

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Video
3D
Full HD
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RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Design
Form Factor
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Power
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Operational Conditions
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Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included

1 Award

projectorcentral.com Highly Rated

Expert Reviews

(1)
10 December 2015

The Sony VPL-HW65ES is an elegant home theater projector that succeeds by combining an array of effective processing features and attributes including the updated Reality Creation 2, Contrast...

Projectorcentral.com

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Electricity cost when switched on £99.35
Electricity cost when on standby £2.95
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Total running cost over 5 years £102.30
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.51 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
14
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 14 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 04548736013391, 04548736013407, 05054629885826, 05054629904640

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