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Sony VPLSW526C

67

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Sony VPLSW526C

£1,205.96
Sony VPL-SW526C
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A good spec but 5 year old moderate noise level 1280 x 800 resolution projector, with average running costs
35dB 1280 X 800 2500:1 No Jun 2013
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Sony VPL-SW526C Review

With very good features, we have scored the Sony VPL-SW526C as follows:
78
Features
Good Features
61
Age
4 Years Old
63
Running Costs
£110 Over 5 Years
67
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 67?

Epson data projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of £110 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 18% of all 2,022 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving data projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1280 x 800 resolution
Has a built-in speaker
Low total cost of ownership
Ease of operation
Bright, clear presentations
Very low contrast ratio (typical)
Dimmer than average projector brightness

Sony VPL-SW526C In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Very Good Brand

We checked 712 user and expert reviews (including 107 verified purchases) for Sony data projectors and found that on average Sony has very good reviews. 92% of those that bought a Sony projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very High

The VPL-SW526C is one of the least economic to run projectors that we have analysed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the VPL-SW526C will cost £110 over 5 years to run.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This data projector was released in June 2013.

Features

1280 X 800 Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800, which is typical of many projectors.

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Average Noise Level

The Sony VPL-SW526C's noise level of 35dB is pretty average compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 60% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

Across all the projectors the contrast ratio (typical) range from 1.5 to 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The VPL-SW526C's contrast ratio (typical) of only 2,500 is lower than 79% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

The VPL-SW526C's projector brightness of only 2,500 ANSI lumens is dimmer than 85% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. Projectors have projector brightnesses of between 100 ANSI lumens and 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-SW526C has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of projectors.

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Longer Than Average Service Life of Lamp

Across all the multimedia projectors the service life of lamps range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h. The service life of lamp of the Sony VPL-SW526C of 6,000h is longer than average when compared to most other projectors. It is longer than 80% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The VPL-SW526C has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The VPL-SW526C's bulb power of only 210W is smaller than 70% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The bulb powers of projectors range from 15W to 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The VPL-SW526C does not support full HD. 63% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony vplsw526cb

Barcodes:

00027242866676, 04053162938885, 05013493230385, 05013493238022

Sony VPLSW526C

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