Sony VPL-VW1000ES


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Sony VPL-VW1000ES

Sony VPL-VW1000ES
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A fully featured and multi award winning DCI 4K 1000000:1 contrast ratio projector, with OK running costs and an astonishingly quiet 22dB noise level
22dB 4096 X 2160 (DCI 4K) 1000000:1 Yes Sep 2013
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Sony VPL-VW1000ES Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Sony VPL-VW1000ES number 10 in 4K projectors and number 476 in 3D projectors.
15 Reviews + 8 Awards
4 Years Old
Running Costs
£100 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 74?

It has very good 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. Epson data 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 data projectors 2018.
The VPL-VW1000ES has running costs of £100 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.
Customers report it is reasonably priced.
It has some great features:
4096 x 2160 (DCI 4K) resolution
Quieter than average noise level
Supports 3D
Has a handheld remote control
4K cinema projector quality. in your home
The 4k difference
Upgrade your HD
One million served
Bye-Bye black bars
3D better and brighter
Flexible installation options
Sony entertainment network

Sony VPL-VW1000ES Video Reviews

Sony VPL-VW1000ES In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Eight Industry Awards

This Sony projector is one of the most highly awarded of all the projectors.

The writers at two expert review sites both endorsed this multimedia projector. This projector received a "Highly Recommended" award from review website and it received a "Recommended" award from review site Trusted Reviews.

Three more expert review sites all thought that this multimedia projector was very good. gave this data projector a "Reference Status" award, it received a "Best in Test" award from and gave it a "Hot Product" award.

The authors at three additional expert review sites all said that this data projector was very good. Expert Reviews gave this multimedia projector an "Ultimate" award, it received a "5 Star" award from and gave it a "Top Pick" award.

Good Expert Reviews

15 experts from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, and have rated this data projector on average 86 out of 100. This means that experts think this multimedia projector is one of the better projectors.

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Sony Has Very Good Projector Reviews

Based on 712 expert and owner reviews (including 107 verified purchases), Sony has very good ratings for its multimedia projectors. 92% of those that bought a Sony multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

Two customers agreed that the Sony VPL-VW1000ES was good value for money.

  • If you're shopping in this price range for a new projector…
  • Value for money doesn't really come into it with this product…

Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

The average running cost of the VPL-VW1000ES is £100 over 5 years based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

Sony released the VPL-VW1000ES in September 2013.


4096 X 2160 (DCI 4K) Resolution

The VPL-VW1000ES has a higher resolution than most projectors. This Sony projector has a 4096 x 2160 (DCI 4K) resolution, whereas most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. Across all projectors the resolution ranges from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The noise level of the VPL-VW1000ES of only 22dB is very quiet compared to most other projectors. It is in the quietest 2% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The noise levels of projectors range from 20dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

Across all the projectors the projector brightnesses range from 100 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The VPL-VW1000ES's projector brightness of only 2,000 ANSI lumens is in the dimmest 11% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Supports 3D

The VPL-VW1000ES supports 3D. 60% of projectors do not support 3D.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Sony VPL-VW1000ES does not have a built-in speaker, unlike 77% of projectors which have a built-in speaker.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Sony VPL-VW1000ES has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Supports Full HD

The VPL-VW1000ES supports full HD. 63% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony vplvw1000es


00027242840188, 04905524838503

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