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Sony VPLVW300ES Projector

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5500:1 DCI 4K (4096 X 2160) 26dB Sep 2015
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K native resolution for lifelike picturesWith more than four times the resolution of Full HD, native 4K offers 8.8 million pixels (4096 x 2160) for a picture that's so incredibly lifelike, it's... More
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16 Reasons For

Sony Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

Sony has excellent average reviews for its 5500:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors as well as across its entire multimedia projector range compared to other manufacturers.

Good Product Quality

Some Sony VPL-VW300ES reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Techradar mentioned “Excellent picture quality in both 2D” in their Sony VPL-VW300ES review. Techradar also said “Outstanding native 4K image quality, highquality Full HD upscaler, good black performance, immersive 3D”. Techradar also mentioned “Good build quality”.

Good Picture Quality

Some customers who reviewed this projector thought it had good picture quality. Last year Techradar said “Stunning UHD picture quality” and rated it 5 stars.

Good High Def TV

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was good at displaying high definition TV. In December last year Techradar.com wrote on expert review site Techradar “Those after a Full HD home cinema projector are unlikely to think of Sony.” and rated it 5 stars. Expert review site Avforums.com mentioned “The VPL-VW300ES is Sony's latest native 4K SRXD projector and brings Ultra HD projection to a previously unheard of price point” in their review of the Sony VPL-VW300ES and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Good 3D Picture Quality

A few people wrote in their reviews that it had a good 3D picture quality. Techradar wrote in their Sony VPL-VW300ES review “Yksek fiyat, boyutu ok byk, kutu ieriinden 3D gzlk kmyor”.

Nice Design

One person thought it was good looking. Homecinemachoice.com mentioned in their review of this projector “Suave, good-looking and surprisingly cheap (in an admittedly expensive way”.

Easy to Use

One Sony VPL-VW300ES reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use. Last year Techradar wrote in their Sony VPL-VW300ES review “Practical and backlit remote”.

Good Remote Control

One person who bought the product concluded that it had a good remote control.

Reasonably Priced

Two Sony VPL-VW300ES owners who bought the Sony VPL-VW300ES agreed that it was good value for money. Techradar mentioned “Great price”. Expert review site Gadgetynews.com said “The VPL-VW300ES, which they are pitching as their most affordable option” in their review of this projector.

DCI 4K (4096 X 2160) Projector Native Resolution

The Sony VPL-VW300ES has a maximum resolution of DCI 4K (4096 x 2160). That's over eight times the resolution of the most frequently found projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

A DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) projector native resolution is in fact the best resolution across all data projectors of a comparable type and age to the VPL-VW300ES.

An nHD (640x360) projector native resolution is the worst resolution amongst similar types of multimedia projector.

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Supports Full HD

The VPL-VW300ES supports full HD, as do most of the other data projectors of a similar type and age to the VPL-VW300ES.

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Supports 3D

Like most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec, the VPL-VW300ES supports 3D.

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4096 X 2160 Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the VPL-VW300ES is 4096 x 2160. That's over twenty-eight times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) multimedia projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by projectors of a similar age and spec to the VPL-VW300ES. In addition, this projector support supported graphics resolutionss of 720 x 576, 1280 x 720 (HD 720) and 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) and 3840 x 2160.

A 4096 x 2160 supported graphics resolutions is in fact the best supported resolution across all similar spec multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the VPL-VW300ES.

The worst supported resolution across comparable types of data projector is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Two Audio (L,R) Outs

The VPL-VW300ES has more audio (L,R) outs than most of the data projectors of this type and age. Most of the similar spec multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the VPL-VW300ES only have one audio (L,R) out, however this multimedia projector has two audio (L,R) outs.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

With a noise level of only 26 decibels, the Sony VPL-VW300ES has one of the quieter noise levels amongst comparable spec data projectors of this age. The quietest noise level of similar spec data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the VPL-VW300ES is 22dB, the loudest is 45dB, and the average noise level is 35dB.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level (economic Mode)

Similar spec projectors that were launched around the same time as the VPL-VW300ES have noise level (economic mode)s of between 26dB and 40dB. With a noise level (economic mode) of only 26 decibels, the Sony VPL-VW300ES has a very quiet noise level (economic mode) compared to most of the other projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VPL-VW300ES.

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7 Reasons Against

Only 100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many projectors of a similar type and age to it.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

Most of the other projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VPL-VW300ES have a built-in speaker(s), however the VPL-VW300ES does not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most multimedia projectors that have been available for more than a year do not support wi-Fi. The VPL-VW300ES is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

Similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-VW300ES have projector brightnesss of between 300 ANSI lumens and 11,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,900 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of only 1,500 ANSI lumen, the Sony VPL-VW300ES has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that were released one year ago.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

The VPL-VW300ES is a one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity multimedia projector.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The VPL-VW300ES is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity multimedia projector.

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Heavy

With a weight of 14 kilograms, the VPL-VW300ES is one of the heavier projectors of this age and spec amongst comparable spec multimedia projectors of this age. The average weight of similar spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VPL-VW300ES is 9.4kg, and the weights range from 2.2kg to 33kg.

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1 Other reason to consider the Sony VPL-VW300ES

Released Over a Year Ago

This data projector was released over a year ago.

Specification

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PC in (D-Sub)
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RS-232C

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Expert Reviews

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23 August 2015

If you've got the money, the space and the 4K source, the VPL-VW300ES is a shoe-in to become the centrepiece of your next home cinema...

Techradar

4K images
Fast response times
Reality Creation detail
Excellent upscaling
Sharp, accurate picture
Very high price
Big size
Best in a blackout
No 3D specs included
No 3D glasses supplied
8 July 2015

Even though the VPL-VW300ES isn't at the tail end of Sony's line-up, shelling out £6000 for a projector is a serious business. But rest assured, you'll see every penny of the asking price.At this...

6 April 2015

Unsurprisingly, the VPL-VW300ES is a worthy successor to the VW500ES. It has all of its best qualities but for a smaller price. Picture quality, depth of black, sharpness, responsiveness,...

Digital Versus

21 February 2015

Homecinemachoice.com

Not unlike Tony Curtis in The Boston Strangler , Sony continues to tighten its grip on the premium end of the home cinema projection market. Suave, good-looking and surprisingly cheap (in an... Read more…

29 December 2014

If you're serious about setting up a home theatre then you can't go past a projector. And Sony's new VPL-EW300S 4K projector should be at the top of your list.Sony has been a real pioneer when it... Read more…

14 December 2014

It's difficult not to be extremely impressed with this affordable yet premium performance projector. With 4K native sources and services only likely to grown in number during 2015, it makes...

29 November 2014

Avforums.com

The VPL-VW300ES is Sony's latest native 4K SRXD projector and brings Ultra HD projection to a previously unheard of price point. The VW300ES can be picked up for £5,800, which might sound like a... Read more…

12 November 2014

With no real competition in the 4K projector market yet, Sony's decision to release the VW300ES feels like an early Christmas present for home cinema fans. As an all-round package, it's one of our...

Trusted Reviews

3 October 2014

Earlier this week I was invited to try out Sony's latest 4K projector, the VPL-VW300ES, which they are pitching as their most affordable option.For those film lovers out there that have room for a... Read more…

12 May 2015

Le Sony VPL-VW300ES est un vidéoprojecteur d'exception qui se paie le prix fort. Faute de contenu 4K, qui est pourtant la raison d'être d'un tel produit, nous ne pouvons pas décemment...

01net.com

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers vplvw300, vplvw300e, vplvw300es, audiolab 3d4, acer vplvw300, audiolab 3d4k, acer vplvw300e, acer vplvw300es, acoustic vplvw300, audiolab vplvw300, audiolab vplvw300e, acoustic vplvw300e, acoustic vplvw300es, screenlabs vplvw300, audiolab vplvw300es, screenlabs vplvw300e, screenlabs vplvw300es
Barcodes 04053162599383, 05013493253988

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