Sony VPL-SW535C


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Sony VPL-SW535C

Sony VPL-SW535C

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A good spec and classic 1280 x 800 resolution 2500:1 contrast ratio data projector, with alright running costs
1280 X 800 2500:1 No 3,000 ANSI Lumens Mar 2014
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Sony VPL-SW535C Review

With very good reviews and features, we have scored the Sony VPL-SW535C as follows:
1 Review
Good Features
3 Years Old
Running Costs
£120 Over 5 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 66?

It has below average expert reviews with an average expert rating of 60%. Epson data projectors have excellent reviews in general.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2018.
It has running costs of £120 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 14% of all 2,022 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving data projectors.
This Sony projector has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1280 x 800 resolution
Has a built-in speaker
Very low contrast ratio (typical)
Dimmer than average projector brightness

Sony VPL-SW535C In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Poor Expert Reviews

This multimedia projector received an expert rating of 60% from This puts this projector in the bottom 3% of all the projectors when ranked by average expert review score.

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Very Good Brand

We checked 712 expert and user reviews (including 107 verified purchases) for Sony multimedia projectors and found that on average Sony has very good reviews compared to other manufacturers. 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-SW535C is in the most expensive 14% of all 2,022 projectors that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the VPL-SW535C is £120.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market since March 2014.


1280 X 800 Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800, which is the most commonly found resolution on projectors.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of projectors range from 1.5 to 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The Sony VPL-SW535C's contrast ratio (typical) of only 2,500 is lower than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is lower than 80% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

The VPL-SW535C's projector brightness of only 3,000 ANSI lumens is dimmer than 72% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature. The projector brightnesses of projectors range from 100 ANSI lumens to 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-SW535C has a built-in speaker. 77% of data projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the VPL-SW535C of only 3,000h is shorter than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is in the shortest 18% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The average service life of lamp of all data projectors is 7,000h, with the shortest being 200h and the longest being 50,000h.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Sony VPL-SW535C has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The average bulb power of all data projectors is 250W, with the smallest being 15W and the biggest being 840W. The bulb power of the Sony VPL-SW535C of only 210W is smaller than 72% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Digital Gamma Correction

The VPL-SW535C has a digital gamma correction. 99% of projectors do not have a digital gamma correction.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Sony VPL-SW535C does not support full HD, although keep in mind that 63% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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