Sony VPL-SW535C
Sony VPL-SW535C
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Sony VPL-SW535C

A 3 year old 2500:1 280 x 800 projector with satisfactory reviews but inferior features
2500:1 WXGA (1280x800) No 3,000 ANSI Lumens Mar 2014
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Sony VPL-SW535C Review

With average reviews and at over 3 years old, we have scored the Sony VPL-SW535C as follows for Summary.
1 Review
Missing Some Features
3 Years Old
£149 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 33?

It has below average expert reviews with an average expert rating of 60%. Sony projectors have excellent reviews in general.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
It has running costs of £149 over 1 year, which puts it in the most expensive 20% of all 1,763 projectors that we have compared it to.
This Sony projector is missing some features:
Very short service life of lamp
Only 1,080 video mode
Does not support full HD
Only 280 x 800 resolution

Sony VPL-SW535C In-Depth Analysis


Poor Expert Reviews

Expert review site scored this multimedia projector 60 out of 100. If all the projectors are ranked by average expert review score then this projector is in the bottom 12%.

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Sony Has Excellent Reviews for Its Projectors

We checked 962 user and expert reviews (including 145 verified purchases) for Sony projectors and found that on average Sony has excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers. 92% of those that bought a Sony projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Average Projector Brightness

The Sony VPL-SW535C's projector brightness of 3,000 ANSI lumens is pretty standard compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 31% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Sony VPL-SW535C has a built-in speaker. 76% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Very Short 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 VPL-SW535C's service life of lamp of only 3,000h is fairly short compared to most other projectors. It is in the shortest 14% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Has a Digital Gamma Correction

The Sony 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 VPL-SW535C does not support full HD. 64% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Only 280 X 800 Resolution

The Sony VPL-SW535C has a 280 x 800 projector native resolution which is higher than the WXGA (1280x800) resolution found on most projectors.

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

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This projector has been on the market since March 2014.

Running Costs

Very High Running Costs

The VPL-SW535C is one of the least economic to run projectors that we have assessed for 1 year running costs. Based on fine usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the VPL-SW535C is £149.

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£54.16 cheaper to run
Older by over one year