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Sony VPL-SW631

Sony VPL-SW631 Projector

3000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 28dB 3,300 ANSI Lumens Dec 2015
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The VPL-SW631 Ultra Short Throw projector is ideal for classroom or corporate use, with simple, flexible installation, low ownership costs and easy connection to other devices. Present big, bright... More
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6 Reasons For

Sony Has Excellent Reviews for Its Projectors

Sony multimedia projectors have an average rating of 89%, which is in the top 10% of all multimedia projector manufacturers that we have assessed.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The VPL-SW631 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the VPL-SW631 also have a built-in speaker(s).

Other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might want to look at include the Sony VPL-SX631[plb_3301602_price] which is cheaper.

There are a number of alternative projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might want to look at including the VPL-CW276[pl_2835285_price], or the VPL-SW636C[pl_3301604_price] both from Sony.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

The service life of lamp (economic mode)s of data projectors of this age and spec range from 2,500h to 10,000h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 7,800h. The VPL-SW631 has one of the longer service life of lamp (economic mode)s (10,000 hours) amongst similar spec projectors of this age.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

The average service life of lamp of projectors that have been around for more than a year is 4,600h. At 6,000 hours, the VPL-SW631 has a fairly long service life of lamp compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the VPL-SW631.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This projector has a 10|100 Mbit/s ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

The average noise level of projectors of this age and spec is 33dB, and the noise levels range from 28dB to 39dB. At only 28 decibels, the Sony VPL-SW631 has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other projectors that came out around the same time as the VPL-SW631.

Other data projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the Sony VPL-SW636C[plb_3301604_price] (28dB).

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D

Like most of the other projectors of a similar type and age to the VPL-SW631, the Sony VPL-SW631 does not support 3D.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Most 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-SW631 do not support full HD. The VPL-SW631 is no exception to this as it too does not support full HD.

We think you might also be interested in alternative projectors which also support full HD including the Sony VPL-SW636C[plb_3301604_price].

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The VPL-SW631 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other projectors of this type and age also do not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other projectors which also support wi-Fi to this multimedia projector and we think the Sony VPL-SX631[plb_3301602_price] is also worth considering.

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Only 1600 X 1200 Pixels Maximum Digital Resolution

The biggest maximum digital resolution of the Sony VPL-SW631 is 1600 x 1200 pixels. That's 7% less maximum digital resolution than the most frequently found maximum digital resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all similar spec multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the VPL-SW631 the best maximum digital resolution is 1920 x 1200 pixels and the worst is 1280 x 1024 pixels.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of projectors that have been available for a similar time to the VPL-SW631 is 1.3x. The Sony VPL-SW631 has a fairly small optical zoom (only 1.03 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other projectors that were released one year ago.

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Quite Small Matrix Size

The smallest matrix size of projectors of a similar type and age to the VPL-SW631 is 0.55" and the biggest is 0.75". At only 0.59 inches, the Sony VPL-SW631 has a fairly small matrix size compared to most of the other projectors that came out around the same time as the VPL-SW631.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony VPL-SW631

Average Running Costs

The average running cost of the VPL-SW631 is £110 over 1 year based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 8 multimedia projectors of this age and type.

Released Over a Year Ago

Sony released the VPL-SW631 over a year ago.

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,300 ANSI lumens, the VPL-SW631 has a fairly typical projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of this spec and age.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 3,300 ANSI lumens brightness multimedia projectors currently available including the Sony VPL-SX631[plb_3301602_price] which is cheaper.

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to it.

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Specification

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Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Maximum Digital Resolution
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Colour Light Output
Zoom Ratio
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Lamp Type
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Focus
Video
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Microphone in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Performance
Noise Level
Heat Dissipation
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Auto Power Off
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £105.76
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £109.45
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.54 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 14 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04058154051375, 05013493264526

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