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Sony VPLSW636C

72

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Sony VPLSW636C

£1,609.20
£1,212.56 £397 cheaper than 16 days ago
Sony VPL-SW636C
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A fully featured but marginally out of date 1280 x 800 resolution 3000:1 contrast ratio projector, with one of the quietest noise levels available but representing only moderate value for money
28dB 1280 X 800 3000:1 No Dec 2015
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Sony VPL-SW636C Review

With excellent features but at over 2 years old, we have ranked the Sony VPL-SW636C number 962 across all projectors.
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Value for Money
Average
87
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Age
2 Years Old
71
Running Costs
£79 Over 5 Years
72
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 72?

Epson data projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of £79 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
It has some great features:
1280 x 800 resolution
Quieter than average noise level
Longer than average service life of lamp
Has a built-in speaker

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 £1,609.20 to £1,212.56 in the last 16 days. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes back up.
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Sony VPL-SW636C In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Sony Multimedia Projectors Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 712 expert and owner reviews (including 107 verified purchases) for Sony projectors and found that on average Sony has very good ratings compared to other brands. 92% of those that bought a Sony projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has very good features but is over 6 months old and at £1,212.56 it is more expensive than 77% of projectors.

Price Has Gone Down by £397 (25%)

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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 £1,212.56 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $2,499.00 (£3,465.86).

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Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The VPL-SW636C has an average running cost of £79 over 5 years based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 2,022 multimedia projectors.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market since December 2015.

Features

1280 X 800 Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800, which is typical of many projectors.

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

Across all the projectors the noise levels range from 20dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The VPL-SW636C's noise level of only 28dB is quieter than 92% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

Across all the multimedia projectors the contrast ratio (typical) range from 1.5 to 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The contrast ratio (typical) of the VPL-SW636C of only 3,000 is lower than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the lowest 23% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Average Projector Brightness

The VPL-SW636C's projector brightness of 3,300 ANSI lumens is fairly standard compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 51% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Longer Than Average Service Life of Lamp

The Sony VPL-SW636C's service life of lamp of 6,000h is longer than average when compared to most other projectors. It is longer than 78% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. Across all the projectors the service life of lamps range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Sony VPL-SW636C has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of data projectors.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The VPL-SW636C has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of projectors.

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Average Bulb Power

The VPL-SW636C's bulb power of 225W is pretty average compared to most other projectors. It is bigger than 53% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Has a DVI Port

The Sony VPL-SW636C has a DVI port, unlike 90% of projectors which do not have a DVI port.

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Supports Full HD

The VPL-SW636C supports full HD, unlike 63% of projectors which do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony vplsw636c, acer vplsw636c, sony c058za00, sony c058zs00

Barcodes:

00767261241411, 05013493264632

Sony VPLSW636C

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