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Sony VPLSW636C

£1,243.94
£1,210.45 £33.49 cheaper than 8 days ago
A huge 3000:1 280 x 800 data projector with good features but a price that represents passable value for money
3000:1 WXGA (1280x800) No 28dB Dec 2015
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Sony VPL-SW636C Review

Released 2 years ago but with good features, we have ranked the Sony VPL-SW636C number 452 across all projectors.
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64
Good Features
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20 Months Old
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£109 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
63
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Why Has it Scored 64?

Sony projectors have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this projector is slightly out of date, and newer multimedia projectors with more up to date technology are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
It has running costs of £109 over 1 year, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors that we have compared it to.
This projector has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite quiet noise level
Fairly long service life of lamp
Only 1,080 video mode
Only 280 x 800 resolution

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up. The price has dropped from £1,243.94 to £1,210.45 in the last 8 days. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes back up.
There is a 90% chance that the price will go up. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go down. Get Price Alerts.
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Sony VPL-SW636C In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Sony Has Excellent Projector Reviews

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


Value For Money

Average Value for Money

The product is under 2 years old but has average features and at £1,210.45 it is more expensive than 69% of projectors.

Price Has Gone Down by £33 (3%)

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony VPL-SW636C and the United Kingdom price of £1,210.45 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $2,249.99 (£2,923.86).

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Features

Quite Quiet Noise Level

The average noise level of all data projectors is 34dB, with the quietest being 10dB and the loudest being 93dB. The Sony VPL-SW636C's noise level of only 28dB is in the quietest 10% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Only 280 X 800 Resolution

The Sony VPL-SW636C has a 280 x 800 projector native resolution which is higher than the WXGA (1280x800) resolution found on most projectors.

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

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the VPL-SW636C of 6,000h is in the longest 21% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature. The service life of lamps of multimedia projectors range from 20h to 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h.

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Has a DVI Port

The VPL-SW636C has a DVI port, which is unusual. 88% of projectors do not have a DVI port.

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Supports Full HD

The VPL-SW636C supports full HD. 64% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Average Projector Brightness

The VPL-SW636C's projector brightness of 3,300 ANSI lumens is pretty typical compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 58% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-SW636C has a built-in speaker. 76% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Age

Released 20 Months Ago

This projector was released in December 2015.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The VPL-SW636C has an average running cost of £109 over 1 year based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony vplsw636c, acer vplsw636c, sony p232783p, sony c058za00, sony c058zs00
Barcodes 00767261241411, 05013493264632

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