Sony VPL-VW520 ES
Sony VPL-VW520 ES
|26dB||4096 X 2160 (DCI 4K)||300000:1||1,800 ANSI Lumens||Sep 2015|
|Noise Level||Projector Native Resolution||Contrast Ratio||Projector Brightness||Release Date|
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Sony VPL-VW520 ES Review
|17 Reviews + 4 Awards|
|2 Years Old|
|£92 Over 5 Years|
Why Has it Scored 78?
It has very good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 90%, based on 17 reviews. This projector has received four awards including a "Recommended" award from Avforums.com plus two other sites and an industry award from Homecinemachoice.com. Looking across the entire Epson data projector range, the average reviews for all Epson projectors are also excellent.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer projectors with better features are available. However this Sony projector has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest multimedia projectors 2018.
The VPL-VW520 ES has running costs of £92 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,885 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving data projectors.
It has some great features:
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Four Industry Awards
This multimedia projector is one of the most highly awarded of all the multimedia projectors.
One additional expert review site said that this projector was very good. This was from Homecinemachoice.com who gave it an "Reference Status".
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Sony Projectors Have Very Good Reviews
We checked 706 owner and expert reviews (including 157 verified purchases) for Sony projectors and found that on average Sony has very good reviews. 92% of those that bought a Sony data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Running Costs Are Average
Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the VPL-VW520 ES will cost £92 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 1,885 projectors.
Released Over Two Years Ago
This projector was released in September 2015.
4096 X 2160 (DCI 4K) Resolution
The VPL-VW520 ES has a higher resolution than most projectors. This data projector has a 4096 x 2160 (DCI 4K) resolution, whereas most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. The worst resolution of all multimedia projectors is 640 x 360 (nHD) and the best is 4096 x 2400 (4K).
Quieter Than Average Noise Level
Projectors have noise levels of between 20dB and 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The noise level of the VPL-VW520 ES of only 26dB is very quiet compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the quietest 4% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.
300000:1 Contrast Ratio
The VPL-VW520 ES has a 300000:1 contrast ratio which is higher than most multimedia projectors. Most projectors have a 10000:1 contrast ratio. Across all data projectors the best contrast ratio is 2500000:1 and the worst is 120:1.
Very Dim Projector Brightness
The projector brightnesses of data projectors range from 100 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The Sony VPL-VW520 ES's projector brightness of only 1,800 ANSI lumens is dimmer than 91% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The VPL-VW520 ES does not have a built-in speaker, unlike 79% of projectors which have a built-in speaker.
The VPL-VW520 ES supports 3D, which is unusual. 63% of multimedia projectors do not support 3D.
Longer Than Average Service Life of Lamp
The VPL-VW520 ES's service life of lamp of 6,000h is longer than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the longest 22% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature. Projectors have service life of lamps of between 200h and 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h.
Has a Handheld Remote Control
The VPL-VW520 ES has a handheld remote control. 84% of data projectors also have a handheld remote control.
Bigger Than Average Bulb Power
The smallest bulb power of projectors is 15W, the biggest is 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The bulb power of the VPL-VW520 ES of 280W is in the biggest 23% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature.
Supports Full HD
The VPL-VW520 ES supports full HD, which is unusual. 61% of multimedia projectors do not support full HD.
Does Not Have a 3D Glasses Included
Like most other multimedia projectors, the Sony VPL-VW520 ES does not have a 3D glasses included. 97% of multimedia projectors do not have a 3D glasses included.
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