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Sony VPL-SW620

68

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Sony VPL-SW620

Sony VPL-SW620
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A good spec but 4 year old moderate noise level 1280 x 800 resolution multimedia projector, with OK running costs
35dB 1280 X 800 3000:1 No Jun 2014
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Sony VPL-SW620 Review

With very good features but at over 3 years old, we have scored the Sony VPL-SW620 as follows:
79
Features
Good Features
69
Age
3 Years Old
62
Running Costs
£110 Over 5 Years
68
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 68?

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 projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of £110 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 17% of all 2,022 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1280 x 800 resolution
Has a built-in speaker
3LCD color light output colour reproduction and high brightness
Long-lasting lamp
Wireless presentation with tablet
Installation friendly
Very low contrast ratio (typical)
Dimmer than average projector brightness

Sony VPL-SW620 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Very Good Brand

We checked 712 expert and owner reviews (including 107 verified purchases) for Sony projectors and found that on average Sony has very good reviews compared to other brands. 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 average 5 year running cost of the VPL-SW620 is £110 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is in the most expensive 17% of all 2,022 data projectors.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the VPL-SW620 in June 2014.

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Features

1280 X 800 Resolution

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

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Average Noise Level

The VPL-SW620's noise level of 35dB is pretty average compared to most other projectors. It is louder than 42% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

Multimedia projectors have contrast ratio (typical) of between 1.5 and 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The contrast ratio (typical) of the Sony VPL-SW620 of only 3,000 is lower than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is lower than 76% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the VPL-SW620 of only 2,600 ANSI lumens is dimmer than 81% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. Across all the projectors the projector brightnesses 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-SW620 has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of projectors.

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the Sony VPL-SW620 of 30,000h is longer than 98% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature. The average service life of lamp of all 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 VPL-SW620 has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of projectors.

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Average Bulb Power

The Sony VPL-SW620's bulb power of 225W is fairly standard compared to most other projectors. It is in the biggest 45% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Sony VPL-SW620 does not support full HD. 63% of data projectors also do not support full HD.

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Has a Mounting Brackets Included

The VPL-SW620 has a mounting brackets included. 96% of projectors do not have a mounting brackets included.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony vplsw620c, sony 1280x800

Barcodes:

04053162599307, 04053162599314, 05013493250987, 05013493250994

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