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Sony VPLVW500ES

74

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Sony VPLVW500ES

£8,799.00
Sony VPL-VW500ES
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A fully featured and multi award winning DCI 4K 3D projector, with a best buy award from one expert review website and 7 further awards from other expert sites
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Sony VPL-VW500ES Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Sony VPL-VW500ES number 8 in 4K projectors, number 443 in 3D projectors and number 769 across all projectors.
96
Reviews
16 Reviews + 8 Awards
50
Value for Money
Average
87
Features
Fully-Featured
61
Age
4 Years Old
66
Running Costs
£86 Over 5 Years
74
Overall Score
Very Good

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:
4096 x 2160 (DCI 4K) resolution
Quieter than average noise level
Higher than average contrast ratio (typical)
Supports 3D
4K more than 4x the quality of full HD
2D and 3d upscaled to 4k

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Sony VPL-VW500ES In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Eight Industry Awards

Experts in multimedia projectors really like this multimedia projector and have given it eight awards.

Two expert review sites both concluded that they would endorse this projector. This was from Insideci.co.uk and Trusted Reviews who gave it an "Recommended".

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

The average expert rating of this multimedia projector is 91 out of 100 based on 16 expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Digital Versus and Les Numeriques.com. Experts think this data projector is one of the very best projectors.

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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).

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Running Costs

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.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Sony multimedia projector has been on the market since September 2013.

Features

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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Supports 3D

The Sony VPL-VW500ES supports 3D, which is unusual. 60% of multimedia projectors do not support 3D.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Sony VPL-VW500ES has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of projectors.

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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.

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony vplvw500es

Barcodes:

00027242869608, 04905524941906, 05013493246003

Sony VPLVW500ES

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