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Sony VPL-VW350ES Projector

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DCI 4K (4096 X 2160) 26dB 1,500 ANSI Lumens Mar 2015
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14 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

This multimedia projector is one of the most highly awarded of all the multimedia projectors of this age and type.

The editor of Projectorcentral.com said that this projector was fantastic and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The editors of two more expert review sites both decided that this multimedia projector was good. This data projector received a "Hot Product" award from Projectorreviews.com and it received a "Top Pick" award from Soundandvision.com.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on four expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, hometheaterreview.com, projectorcentral.com and soundandvision.com the average expert rating of this data projector is 85 out of 100.

Sony Has Excellent Reviews for Its Projectors

Sony is one of the top rated data projector brands according to average user and expert reviews, and Sony also has excellent ratings for its multimedia projectors.

Reasonably Priced

Five Sony VPL-VW350ES owners who reviewed this projector concluded that it was good value for money. Expert review site Hometheaterreview.com wrote in their Sony VPL-VW350ES review last year “The most affordable way to go”. Hometheaterreview.com also wrote “Beyond being the most affordable native 4K projector on the market”. Hometheaterreview.com also said “Despite its low cost compared to other 4K p”.

Nice Design

A few Sony VPL-VW350ES owners who reviewed the Sony VPL-VW350ES wrote that it was good looking. Expert website Projectorreviews.com wrote “It sports a beautiful picture” in their review of the Sony VPL-VW350ES. Soundandvision.com wrote “Delivers a bright, beautiful picture”.

One Sony VPL-VW350ES owner who reviewed the product considered that it was smooth. Hometheaterreview.com wrote last year “Smooth, detailed picture” in their review of the Sony VPL-VW350ES.

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Good Product Quality

One Sony VPL-VW350ES reviewer who reviewed this projector reckoned that it was good quality. Hometheaterreview.com said last year “It exhibited outstanding picture quality overall, with very good light output” in their review of the Sony VPL-VW350ES.

Good Technical Features

One Sony VPL-VW350ES reviewer considered that the Sony VPL-VW350ES had good features.

Good Picture Quality

One person wrote in their reviews that the product had good picture quality.

DCI 4K (4096 X 2160) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the VPL-VW350ES is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160). That's over four times the resolution of the most common projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080).

A DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) projector native resolution is actually the best resolution across all similar spec data projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-VW350ES.

Across comparable types of data projector the worst resolution is nHD (640x360).

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Supports Full HD

The VPL-VW350ES supports full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors that came out more than a year ago do not support full HD.

Alternative projectors which support full HD currently available which you might also want to consider include the Sony VPL-VW600ES[plb_3231568_price] which has better reviews.

It is worth considering alternative multimedia projectors which also support full HD including the Optoma HD28DSE[plb_3141654_price].

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Supports 3D

Like most of the other projectors of this age and spec, the VPL-VW350ES supports 3D.

There are a number of alternative multimedia projectors which support 3D currently available which you might also want to look at including the Sony VPL-VW600ES[plb_3231568_price] which has better reviews.

Alternative multimedia projectors which also support 3D that you might want to consider include the Vivitek Qumi Q6[plb_3137053_price].

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4096 X 2160 Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the Sony VPL-VW350ES is 4096 x 2160. That's over three times the resolution of the most common supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). This multimedia projector also support supported graphics resolutionss of 1280 x 720 (HD 720) and 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) and 3840 x 2160.

This data projector's resolution (4096 x 2160) is actually the best supported resolution amongst all multimedia projectors of this type and age.

Amongst similar types of data projector the worst supported resolution is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This data projector has a 10|100 Mbit/s ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to it.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

The average noise level of multimedia projectors that were launched more than a year ago is 32dB. At only 26 decibels, the VPL-VW350ES has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the VPL-VW350ES.

Other 26dB noise level multimedia projectors currently available which you might want to consider include the Sony VPL-VW600ES[plb_3231568_price] which has better reviews.

Multimedia projectors with a louder noise level that might be worth considering include the VPL-VW520 ES[pl_3022936_price] (26dB), or the VPL-VW320ES[pl_3026757_price] (26dB) both from Sony.

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6 Reasons Against

Poor Support

One Sony VPL-VW350ES reviewer who reviewed this projector considered that it did not have good technical guidance. Hometheaterreview.com mentioned “No Dynamic iris (or manual one” in their review of the Sony VPL-VW350ES.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The VPL-VW350ES does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to the VPL-VW350ES.

We compared all the other multimedia projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) to this projector and we think the Vivitek Qumi Q6[plb_3137053_price], the Viewsonic PJD5255[plb_2831063_price], or the Optoma HD28DSE[plb_3141654_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most projectors that came out around the same time as the VPL-VW350ES do not support wi-Fi. The VPL-VW350ES is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

It is worth considering other projectors which also support wi-Fi including the Vivitek Qumi Q6[plb_3137053_price].

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

Multimedia projectors that were launched more than a year ago have projector brightnesss of between 37 ANSI lumens and 8,200 ANSI lumens. At only 1,500 ANSI lumen, the VPL-VW350ES has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released one year ago.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 1,500 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors currently available including because of it's better review score, the Optoma HD91+[plb_3016105_price].

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The Sony VPL-VW350ES is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity projector.

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Only One HDMI Ports Quantity

The Sony VPL-VW350ES is a one HDMI ports quantity multimedia projector. Most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the VPL-VW350ES have one HDMI ports quantity.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony VPL-VW350ES

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this projector was released.

Running Costs Are Average

The average running cost of the VPL-VW350ES is £112 over 1 year based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 63 comparable spec data projectors that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Specification

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Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
Bulb Power
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
3D-Ready
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
Networking
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Performance
Noise Level
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Technical Details
RS-232C

3 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(5)

There's a lot to like about Sony's VPL-VW350ES 4K SXRD projector. Beyond being the most affordable native 4K projector on the market, it's simply an excellent performer, combining a very good...

Accurate color
Ample brightness
Smooth, detailed picture
Minimal fan noise
With the best 4K content the Sony VPLV 350ES 4K projector delivers images more detailed than any of its competitors in this price range
No iris control
Doesn't include 3D glasses
With most 4K current sources and all 1080p material, its resolution advantage over 1080p projectors is negligible
Its black levels are lighter, for worse overall contrast, than JVC's comparable DILA projectors
Despite its low cost compared to other 4K p
10 April 2015

Sony's lowest-priced 4K projector to date is packed with features and delivers a bright, beautiful picture...

Soundandvision.com

30 March 2015

The $10,000 Sony VPL-VW350ES is the least expensive true 4K projector available, and it finally delivers on the promise of 4K resolution...

17 February 2015

Projectorreviews.com

The VPL-VW350ES is the lowest cost true 4K projector to hit the market to date, at $9999 US. It sports a beautiful picture. 1300 lumensIt is the least expensive of Sony's three 4K projectors, and... Read more…

9 January 2015

When Sony released the HW40ES last year, they showed that a stripped-down version of a successful projector at a lower price point could be wildly successful. Applying those lessons to the VW600ES...

Projectorcentral.com

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £108.96
Electricity cost when on standby £2.21
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Total running cost over 5 years £111.17
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.55 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony vplvw350, sony vplvw350e, sony vplvw350es
Barcodes 00027242883994, 00642337929861, 00791836690854, 01600142451457

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