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Sony VPLSW636C Projector

3000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 28dB 3,300 ANSI Lumens Dec 2015
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The VPL-SW636C Ultra Short Throw projector is ideal for classroom or corporate use, with simple, flexible installation, low ownership costs, enhanced interactivity and easy connection to other... More
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7 Reasons For

Sony Has Excellent Reviews for Its Projectors

We checked the reviews from users and experts of hundreds of projectors to determine an average rating for each projector manufacturer. On average multimedia projectors made by Sony have excellent reviews from experts and users.

Supports Full HD

Unlike most of the other projectors that were launched more than a year ago which do not support full HD, the VPL-SW636C supports full HD.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The VPL-SW636C has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other projectors that have been on the market for more than a year.

Other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might also want to consider include the VPL-CW276[pl_2835285_price], or the VPL-SW631[pl_3301603_price] both from Sony which is cheaper.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the Sony VPL-SW636C is 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's 17% less resolution than a 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) data projector, which is the most common resolution supported by comparable spec projectors that have been around for around the same time as the VPL-SW636C. Projectors that were released one year ago supported graphics resolutionss range from 640 x 480 (VGA) (worst) to 4096 x 2160 (best).

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

The average service life of lamp (economic mode) of 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VPL-SW636C is 7,800h. With a service life of lamp (economic mode) of 10,000 hours, the VPL-SW636C's service life of lamp (economic mode) is one of the longest amongst projectors that have been around for around the same time as the VPL-SW636C.

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the Sony VPL-SW636C of 6,000 hours is one of the longest amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-SW636C. The service life of lamps of 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-SW636C range from 2,000h to 6,000h.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

At only 28 decibels, the VPL-SW636C has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the VPL-SW636C. Across all the comparable spec data projectors that have been available for a similar time to the VPL-SW636C the noise levels range from 28dB to 39dB.

There are a number of alternative 28dB noise level projectors currently available that you might also want to consider including cheaper multimedia projectors such as the Sony VPL-SW631[plb_3301603_price].

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Price Has Increased by £288.17

The VPL-SW636C has increased in price by £288.17 in the last 59 days.

Does Not Support 3D

Most multimedia projectors of this age and type do not support 3D. The VPL-SW636C is no exception to this as it too does not support 3D.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec, the VPL-SW636C does not support wi-Fi.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness (economic Mode)

Projectors that have been around for more than a year have projector brightness (economic mode)s of between 1,900 ANSI lumens and 15,000 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness (economic mode) of only 1,900 ANSI lumen, the VPL-SW636C has a fairly dim projector brightness (economic mode) compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VPL-SW636C.

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Heavy

Data projectors of a similar age and spec to the VPL-SW636C have weights of between 3.4kg and 6.7kg. At 6.3 kilograms, the VPL-SW636C is fairly heavy compared to most of the other projectors that were released around the same time as the VPL-SW636C.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony VPL-SW636C

Running Costs Are Average

The average running cost of the VPL-SW636C is £109 over 1 year based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 8 projectors of a similar spec and age.

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Sony released the VPL-SW636C.

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,300 ANSI lumens, the VPL-SW636C has a fairly average projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the VPL-SW636C.

There are a number of alternative 3,300 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available that you might also want to look at including the Sony VPL-SW631[plb_3301603_price] which is cheaper.

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than a year ago.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Projector Brightness (economic Mode)
Zoom Ratio
Supported Aspect Ratios
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
Throw Ratio
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Focus
Video
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
PC in (D-Sub)
DC-In Jack
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
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
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Form Factor
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Auto Power Off
Power Consumption (max)
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Power Consumption (network Standby)
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
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £105.12
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £108.81
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0.54T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.54 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
14
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

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony p232783, sony c058zs00, sony c058za00, acer vplsw636, sony 1280x800, sony p232783p, sony vplsw636, sony vplsw636c, acer vplsw636c, supplies vplsw636, supplies vplsw636c, vplsw636c vplsw636, vplsw636c vplsw636c
Barcodes 00050479754636, 00767261241411, 05013493264632

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