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Sony VPL-SW526C
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Sony VPLSW526C Projector

WXGA (1280x800) 35dB 2,500 ANSI Lumens 1280 X 800 (WXGA) Mar 2014
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Make effective presentations with this ultra short throw interactive classroom projector that's energy-efficient and wireless ready. The VPL-SW526C Ultra Short Throw Projector makes a great... More
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8 Reasons For

Sony Data Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 247 expert and user reviews, Sony has excellent ratings for its projectors. Sony also has excellent ratings specifically within its multimedia projectors range.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other similar spec projectors that have been on the market for more than two years, the VPL-SW526C has a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might want to consider including the Sony VPL-SW630[plb_2442309_price] which is cheaper; or the LG PA1000[plb_2417081_price] which has better reviews.

We compared all the other data projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) to this multimedia projector and we think the Hitachi CP-AW3019WNM[plb_1740829_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Big Matrix Size

Across all the projectors of a similar age and spec to the VPL-SW526C the matrix sizes range from 0.45" to 0.75". When compared to other multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the VPL-SW526C that we have assessed, the VPL-SW526C's matrix size of 0.75 inches is one of the biggest.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

Most similar spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as the VPL-SW526C have between 1 and 11 VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, including the VPL-SW526C which has three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

Across all the multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the VPL-SW526C the digital zooms range from 1.1x to 8x, and the average digital zoom is 2.7x. At 4 times zoom factor, the VPL-SW526C has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of 16 Watts, the VPL-SW526C has one of the higher RMS rated powers amongst comparable spec multimedia projectors of this age. The RMS rated powers of multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the VPL-SW526C range from 1W to 30W, and the average RMS rated power is 8.8W.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most frequently found AC input voltage on multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to it.

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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 the most commonly found ethernet LAN data rates on projectors of a similar age and type to it.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D

The VPL-SW526C does not support 3D, unlike most of the other multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-SW526C.

We think you might also be interested in alternative data projectors which also support 3D including the HD50[pl_2578841_price], or the HD161X[pl_3289820_price] both from Optoma or the LG PA1000[plb_2417081_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other data projectors of this age and type, the VPL-SW526C does not support full HD.

We compared all the other data projectors which also support full HD to this data projector and we think the LG PA1000[plb_2417081_price], or the Optoma HD50[plb_2578841_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to the VPL-SW526C, the VPL-SW526C does not support wi-Fi.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The VPL-SW526C is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity multimedia projector.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Sony VPL-SW526C

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this multimedia projector was released.

Average Noise Level

The VPL-SW526C has a pretty standard noise level (35 decibels) compared to most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and spec to the VPL-SW526C.

Data projectors with a louder noise level that might also be worth looking at include the Hitachi CP-AW3019WNM[plb_1740829_price] (38dB).

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1280 X 800 Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the VPL-SW526C is 1280 x 800. That's over three times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) projector, which is the most common resolution supported by multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago.

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the VPL-SW526C is WXGA (1280x800). That's 51% less resolution than the most common projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080).

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Average Projector Brightness

At 2,500 ANSI lumens, the Sony VPL-SW526C has a fairly typical projector brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-SW526C.

Data projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might also be worth looking at include the Epson EB-536Wi[plb_2697341_price] (3,400 ANSI lumens and cheaper).

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Specification

Projector
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Size
Zoom Ratio
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Digital Zoom
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
AUX in
S-Video Inputs Quantity
PC Audio in
PC in (D-Sub)
Headphone Outputs
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD)
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Battery
Battery Technology
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
Manual
Handheld Remote Control

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony sw526, sony sw526c, sony p190556, sony p190556p, sony vplsw526, sony vplsw526c, sony vplsw526cb, sony vplsw526ca
Barcodes 00027242866676, 04053162938885, 05013493238022

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