|26dB||4096 X 2160 (DCI 4K)||200000:1||Yes||Sep 2013|
|Noise Level||Projector Native Resolution||Contrast Ratio||3D||Release Date|
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Sony VPL-VW500ES Review
|16 Reviews + 8 Awards|
|4 Years Old|
|£86 Over 5 Years|
Why Has it Scored 74?
It has brilliant expert reviews with an average expert rating of 91%, based on 16 reviews. This projector has received eight awards including a "Recommended" award from Insideci.co.uk plus one other site and a "Best Buy" from Homecinemachoice.com. Epson data projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer multimedia projectors with better features are available. However this Sony projector has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest projectors 2018.
The VPL-VW500ES has running costs of £86 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving multimedia projectors.
It has some great features:
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Eight Industry Awards
Experts in multimedia projectors really like this multimedia projector and have given it eight awards.
Two additional expert review sites both liked this Sony projector. The author at website Homecinemachoice.com thought that this Sony data projector was a sensible purchase and gave it a "Best Buy" award and it received an Avforums.com "Highly Recommended" award.
The experts at three additional expert review sites all said that this projector was very good. This Sony projector received a "5 Star" award from both Digital Versus and Les Numeriques.com and Expert Reviews gave it an "Ultimate" award.
The author at one additional expert review site thought that this multimedia projector was very good. This was from 01net.com who gave it an "5 Star".
Excellent Expert Reviews
Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its Projectors
We checked 712 owner and expert reviews (including 107 verified purchases) for Sony projectors and found that on average Sony has very good ratings compared to other manufacturers. 92% of those that bought a Sony multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Value For Money
Poor Value for Money
The product has excellent reviews and very good features but is over 6 months old, and at £8,799.00 it is in the most expensive 2% of projectors.
Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas
We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony VPL-VW500ES and the United Kingdom price of £8,799.00 was the cheapest.
The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $8,999.99 (£12,482.09).
OK Running Costs
The VPL-VW500ES has an average 5 year running cost of £86 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors.
Released Over Four Years Ago
This Sony multimedia projector has been on the market since September 2013.
4096 X 2160 (DCI 4K) Resolution
The Sony VPL-VW500ES has a 4096 x 2160 (DCI 4K) projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. 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).
Quieter Than Average Noise Level
The average noise level of all projectors is 34dB, with the quietest being 20dB and the loudest being 93dB. The VPL-VW500ES's noise level of only 26dB is quieter than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is quieter than 95% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature.
Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)
The contrast ratio (typical) of the Sony VPL-VW500ES of 200,000 is very high compared to most other data projectors. It is in the highest 2% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature. The average contrast ratio (typical) of all multimedia projectors is 27,000, with the lowest being 1.5 and the highest being 2,500,000.
Very Dim Projector Brightness
The average projector brightness of all data projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 100 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the Sony VPL-VW500ES of only 1,700 ANSI lumens is in the dimmest 9% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The Sony VPL-VW500ES does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most other projectors. 77% of projectors have a built-in speaker.
The Sony VPL-VW500ES supports 3D, which is unusual. 60% of multimedia projectors do not support 3D.
Has a Handheld Remote Control
The Sony VPL-VW500ES has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of projectors.
Bigger Than Average Bulb Power
The smallest bulb power of data projectors is 15W, the biggest is 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The bulb power of the Sony VPL-VW500ES of 265W is in the biggest 30% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature.
Supports Full HD
The Sony VPL-VW500ES supports full HD, unlike 63% of multimedia projectors which do not support full HD.
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