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Sony VPL-VW1000ES Projector

DCI 4K (4096 X 2160) 22dB 2,000 ANSI Lumens Sep 2013
Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date
Eight industry awards
Not good value for money
Not good in terms of size
22 Reviews + 8 Awards
homecinemachoice.com Reference Status Trusted Reviews Recommended projectorreviews.com Hot Product Expert Reviews Ultimate

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Reviews

Eight Industry Awards

Amongst projectors that were launched more than two years ago, this data projector is one of the most awarded.

The authors at two expert review sites both liked this Sony data projector. The editor of review site Trusted Reviews gave this data projector a "Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement and it received a "Highly Recommended" award from review website Avforums.com, confirming their endorsement.

The editors of three more expert review sites all thought that this multimedia projector was good. Homecinemachoice.com gave this data projector a "Reference Status" award, it received an "Ultimate" award from Expert Reviews and it received a "Hot Product" award from Projectorreviews.com.

This multimedia projector received a "5 Star" award from 01net.com, Ljudochbild.se gave it a "Best in Test" award and it received a "Top Pick" award from Soundandvision.com.

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on fifteen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, T3.com and Lydogbilde.no this multimedia projector has an overall expert rating of 86 out of 100.

Excellent Brand

Sony projectors have an average rating of 89%, which is in the top 5% of all projector brands that we have assessed.


Weight & Dimensions

Not Good in Terms of Size

One customer who bought the product thought it was not thick. Expert review site Whathifi.com mentioned “At the moment it’s a loose term cove”.


Price

Not Good Value for Money

Three Sony VPL-VW1000ES owners wrote in their reviews that this projector was not good value for money. Avhub.com.au wrote “In fairness, this is the brightest 3D capable home theater projector anywhere near its price, that we've reviewed to date, although there are some twice as b” . Avhub.com.au also said “Lack of 4 2K material, odd choice of panel ratio, struggles with DVD, high price” in their review. Avhub.com.au also mentioned “Stratospheric price tag” in their review.

One Sony VPL-VW1000ES reviewer who purchased the product concluded that it was expensive. Avhub.com.au said three years ago “No source of commercial 4K video content, expensive when viewed primarily as a 2K projector” .

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Expensive

One Sony VPL-VW1000ES reviewer who purchased the product concluded that it was expensive. Avhub.com.au said three years ago “No source of commercial 4K video content, expensive when viewed primarily as a 2K projector” .


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One Sony VPL-VW1000ES reviewer who reviewed it considered that it was quiet. One Sony VPL-VW1000ES reviewer wrote that it was noisy.


Design

Well Made

One person who bought this projector reckoned that it was well made. Avhub.com.au mentioned three years ago “4 2K capability, strong contrast performance, crisp detail, impressive build, ease of setup, quiet in use” but even so they rated the product 14 out of 100.

Smooth

One Sony VPL-VW1000ES owner concluded that the product was smooth. Avhub.com.au said in their Sony VPL-VW1000ES review three years ago “Superb black level performance with a very smooth iris” .

One customer wrote in their reviews that the Sony VPL-VW1000ES was well designed. Three years ago Avhub.com.au mentioned “4K upscaling for Bluray and other sources, stylish design, low operating noise, high quality optics” in their review of the Sony VPL-VW1000ES.

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Good Quality

Four Sony VPL-VW1000ES reviewers said in their reviews that it was good quality. Avhub.com.au said in their review of this projector “Astonishing 4K video quality” . Avhub.com.au also mentioned “Extremely good 3D image quality” in their review. Avhub.com.au also wrote “Excellent overall picture quality, natural color skin tones” in their review.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This data projector has been on the market since September 2013.


Multimedia

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The VPL-VW1000ES does not have a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors that were launched more than two years ago do have a built-in speaker(s).

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Video

Supports Full HD

The VPL-VW1000ES supports full HD, as do most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to this projector.

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Projector

DCI 4K (4096 X 2160) Resolution

The highest resolution of the VPL-VW1000ES is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160). That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080).

A DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) projector native resolution is actually the best resolution across all comparable spec projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

The worst resolution across similar types of projector is WVGA (854x480).

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Average Projector Brightness

The VPL-VW1000ES has a fairly typical projector brightness (2,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other projectors that were released around the same time as this projector.

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Networking

Has an Ethernet LAN

The Sony VPL-VW1000ES has an Ethernet LAN, which is unusual. Most of the other multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago do not have an Ethernet LAN.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The VPL-VW1000ES has a handheld remote control. Most of the other projectors that have been available for around the same time as this data projector also have a handheld remote control.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

Like most of the other similar spec data projectors that came out more than two years ago, the VPL-VW1000ES does not have a DVI port.

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Good Standard Def Image

One person considered that the Sony VPL-VW1000ES was good at displaying standard definition TV.

Good At Displaying High Definition TV

Two customers who reviewed this projector agreed that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Three years ago Avhub.com.au wrote “Great upscaling of Full HD” but in spite of that they gave the product a score of 1 stars. Wired.co.uk scored it 7 stars and said “Forget Full HD -- Quad Resolution has arrived offering four times the picture quality.”.

Good Picture Quality

Three customers who purchased this projector concluded that it had good picture quality. Six years ago expert website Soundandvision.com said in their review of this projector “Superb resolution • Excellent blacks and shadow detail • Four times the pixel density of 1920x1080 HD”.

Two Sony VPL-VW1000ES reviewers who purchased this projector agreed that it was good for watching blu-ray discs. Expert review site Avhub.com.au scored the Sony VPL-VW1000ES 74.644989778255 out of 100 and mentioned in their Sony VPL-VW1000ES review “And Sony has led the way, with a full consumer chain from Blu-ray player through AV receivers to one of the 84-inch 4K TVs that have already arrived on the”.

One person who reviewed it concluded that it was good for watching standard definition TV. Expertreviews.co.uk said in their Sony VPL-VW1000ES review on expert review site Expert Reviews “Most TV broadcasts are still in standard definition here in the UK.”.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

Four customers who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good 3D picture quality. Three years ago Avhub.com.au wrote “Brilliant 3D pictures” in their review of the Sony VPL-VW1000ES although they only gave the product a rating of 1 stars. Avhub.com.au also said “Deep, immersive 3D” in their review. Avhub.com.au also said “Mycket bra 3D” in their review.


Performance

Very Quiet Noise Level

The average noise level of multimedia projectors of this age and type is 31dB, and the noise levels range from 20dB to 47dB. At only 22 decibels, the VPL-VW1000ES has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to this projector.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony vplvw1000es
Barcodes 00027242840188, 04905524838503

Sony VPL-VW1000ES Review Sources

To prepare this Sony VPL-VW1000ES review we compared this projector to 2,071 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 326,513 product attributes, 14,250 projector reviews and 2,764,700 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

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