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Sony VPLSW536C

70

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Sony VPLSW536C

£1,024.26
Sony VPL-SW536
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An economical to run and fully featured moderate noise level UXGA projector, but representing only middle of the road value for money
35dB 1600 X 1200 (UXGA) 2500:1 No Mar 2014
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Sony VPL-SW536 Review

With excellent features and low running costs, we have scored the Sony VPL-SW536 as follows:
54
Value for Money
Average
82
Features
Fully-Featured
66
Age
3 Years Old
77
Running Costs
£70 Over 5 Years
70
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 70?

Epson data projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of £70 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving data projectors.
It has some great features:
1600 x 1200 (UXGA) resolution
Has a built-in speaker
Longer than average service life of lamp
Has a handheld remote control
Low total cost of ownership
Ease of operation
Bright, clear presentations

Sony VPL-SW536 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Sony Has Very Good Data Projector Reviews

Based on 712 expert and user reviews (including 107 verified purchases), Sony has very good ratings for its projectors. 92% of those that bought a Sony multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has good features but is over 6 months old and at £1,024.26 it is more expensive than 65% of projectors.

Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The VPL-SW536 is typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors that we have assessed for running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the VPL-SW536 will cost £70 over 5 years to run.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Sony projector was released in March 2014.

Features

1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Resolution

The VPL-SW536 has a higher resolution than most projectors. This projector has a 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) resolution, whereas most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. Across all data projectors the best resolution is 4096 x 2400 (4K) and the worst is 640 x 360 (nHD).

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The lowest contrast ratio (typical) of projectors is 1.5, the highest is 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The contrast ratio (typical) of the VPLSW536M of only 2,500 is lower than 80% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Average Noise Level

The Sony VPL-SW536's noise level of 35dB is relatively standard compared to most other projectors. It is louder than 39% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the VPL-SW536 of 3,100 ANSI lumens is fairly average compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 40% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-SW536 has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of multimedia projectors.

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Longer Than Average Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamps of projectors range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h. The VPL-SW536's service life of lamp of 6,000h is longer than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the longest 20% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The VPL-SW536 has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The Sony VPL-SW536's bulb power of only 210W is smaller than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is in the smallest 30% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. Across all the projectors the bulb powers range from 15W to 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The VPL-SW536 does not support full HD, although keep in mind that 63% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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HD-Ready

The VPL-SW536 is HD-Ready, which is unusual. 80% of projectors are not HD-Ready.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The VPL-SW536 supports Wi-Fi. 90% of projectors do not support Wi-Fi.

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Has a Built-In Display

The VPL-SW536 has a built-in display, unlike 96% of projectors which do not have a built-in display.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony vplsw536c, sony vplsw536m, sony 8vkhza00, sony 8vkhzs00

Barcodes:

00027242280045, 00027242861114, 00272428611148, 04053162599291, 04905524909333, 04923113166806, 05010490258015, 05013493230378, 05013493238015

Sony VPLSW536C

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