Sony VPL-VW1000ES
Sony VPL-VW1000ES
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Sony VPL-VW1000ES

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An enormous DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) 22dB projector, but with inferior features and high running costs
DCI 4K (4096 X 2160) Yes 22dB 2,000 ANSI Lumens Sep 2013
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Sony VPL-VW1000ES Review

With excellent reviews, we have scored the Sony VPL-VW1000ES as follows for Summary.
15 Reviews + 8 Awards
Missing Some Features
3 Years Old
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 43?

It has great expert reviews with an average expert rating of 86%, based on 15 reviews. This projector has received eight awards including a "Highly Recommended" from and a "Recommended" from Trusted Reviews. Sony projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer data projectors with better features are available. However this Sony projector has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest projectors 2017.
The VPL-VW1000ES is missing some features:
Only 1,080 video mode
Does not have a built-in speaker
Quite dim projector brightness

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Sony VPL-VW1000ES In-Depth Analysis


Eight Industry Awards

Amongst data projectors, this projector is one of the most highly awarded.

The editors of two expert review sites both liked this multimedia projector. Review site conluded that they would highly recommend this projector and gave it a "Highly Recommended" award and it received a "Recommended" award from website Trusted Reviews.

The authors at three more expert review sites all concluded that this Sony data projector was very good. This multimedia projector received a "Reference Status" award from, gave it a "Best in Test" award and gave it a "Hot Product" award.

The editors of three other expert review sites all thought that this projector was very good. Expert Reviews gave this data projector an "Ultimate" award, gave it a "5 Star" award and it received a "Top Pick" award from

Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on 15 expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, and this data projector has an average expert rating of 86 out of 100. This means that experts think this Sony projector is one of the better projectors.

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Excellent Brand

Based on 962 user and expert reviews (including 145 verified purchases), Sony has excellent reviews for its data projectors. 92% of those that bought a Sony projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Sony VPL-VW1000ES does not have a built-in speaker, unlike 76% of projectors which have a built-in speaker.

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Supports Full HD

The Sony VPL-VW1000ES supports full HD, unlike 64% of projectors which do not support full HD.

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DCI 4K (4096 X 2160) Resolution

The Sony VPL-VW1000ES has a DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) projector native resolution which is higher than the WXGA (1280x800) resolution found on most projectors.

Amongst comparable types of projector the worst resolution is 280 x 800.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

Projectors have noise levels of between 10dB and 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The noise level of the VPL-VW1000ES of only 22dB is in the quietest 2% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the VPL-VW1000ES of only 2,000 ANSI lumens is in the dimmest 13% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The dimmest projector brightness of projectors is 12 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This multimedia projector was released in September 2013.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony vplvw1000es


00027242840188, 04905524838503