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Sony VPL-VW520 ES
VPLVW520ES

£8,795.00
(17 reviews)
Sony VPL-VW520 ES
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Techradar Recommended homecinemachoice.com Reference Status avforums.com Recommended insideci.co.uk Recommended
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and powerful DCI 4K 300000:1 contrast ratio projector, with satisfactory running costs and an spectacularly quiet 26dB noise level
26dB 4096 X 2160 (DCI 4K) 300000:1 1,800 ANSI Lumens Sep 2015
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Sony VPL-VW520 ES Review

With outstanding reviews and excellent features, we have ranked the Sony VPL-VW520 ES number 2 in 4K projectors and number 489 across all projectors.
95
Reviews
17 Reviews + 4 Awards
48
Value for Money
Average
92
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Age
2 Years Old
64
Running Costs
£92 Over 5 Years
78
Overall Score
Very Good

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:
4096 x 2160 (DCI 4K) resolution
Quieter than average noise level
300000:1 contrast ratio
Supports 3D

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Sony VPL-VW520 ES In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Four Industry Awards

This multimedia projector is one of the most highly awarded of all the multimedia projectors.

The authors at review websites Avforums.com, Insideci.co.uk and Techradar all recommend this Sony projector and have given it their "Recommended" award.

One additional expert review site said that this projector was very good. This was from Homecinemachoice.com who gave it an "Reference Status".

Excellent Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this multimedia projector is 90 out of 100 based on 13 expert reviews from sites including Techradar, stuff.tv, Lydogbilde.no and insideci.co.uk. This puts this data projector in the top 10% of all the multimedia projectors when ranked by average expert review score.

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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

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.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This projector was released in September 2015.

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Features

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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Supports 3D

The VPL-VW520 ES supports 3D, which is unusual. 63% of multimedia projectors do not support 3D.

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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.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The VPL-VW520 ES has a handheld remote control. 84% of data projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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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.

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Supports Full HD

The VPL-VW520 ES supports full HD, which is unusual. 61% of multimedia projectors do not support full HD.

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

acoustic vplvw520es, anthem vplvw520es, amina vplvw520es

Barcodes:

04548736013315, 04548736013322

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