Sony VPL-SW526C
Sony VPL-SW526C
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Sony VPL-SW526C

A 4 year old 2500:1 280 x 800 data projector with not very good features
2500:1 WXGA (1280x800) No 35dB Jun 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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Sony VPL-SW526C Review

With low running costs and mediocre features, we have scored the Sony VPL-SW526C as follows for Summary.
Missing Some Features
4 Years Old
£137 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 31?

Sony projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £137 over 1 year, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors that we have compared it to.
It is missing some features:
Only 1,080 video mode
Does not support full HD
Only 280 x 800 resolution
Quite dim projector brightness

Sony VPL-SW526C In-Depth Analysis


Sony Has Excellent Projector Reviews

Based on 962 owner and expert reviews (including 145 verified purchases), Sony has excellent ratings for its projectors. 92% of those that bought a Sony data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Has a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-SW526C has a built-in speaker. 76% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

Projectors have service life of lamps of between 20h and 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h. The service life of lamp of the VPL-SW526C of 6,000h is fairly long compared to most other projectors. It is in the longest 20% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Average Noise Level

The noise level of the Sony VPL-SW526C of 35dB is relatively standard compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the loudest 56% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Sony VPL-SW526C does not support full HD, although keep in mind that 64% of multimedia projectors also do not support full HD.

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Only 280 X 800 Resolution

The VPL-SW526C has a 280 x 800 projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most multimedia projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution.

The best resolution amongst similar types of data projector is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The Sony VPL-SW526C's projector brightness of only 2,500 ANSI lumens is in the dimmest 19% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. The dimmest projector brightness of data projectors is 12 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This projector has been on the market since June 2013.

Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The VPL-SW526C is typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors that we have looked at for 1 year running costs. Based on alright energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the VPL-SW526C is £137.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony vplsw526cb


00027242866676, 04053162938885, 05013493230385, 05013493238022

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