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Sony VPL-VW520 ES
VPLVW520ES

£8,795.00
Sony VPL-VW520 ES
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Reviews
16 Reviews + 4 Awards
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Features
Fully-Featured
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Popularity
Quite Popular
47
Value for Money
Average
70
Age
3 Years Old
68
Running Costs
£92 Over 5 Years
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Our Verdict:
A fully loaded and multi award winning DCI 4K Very High contrast ratio multimedia projector, with average running costs and a remarkably quiet 26dB noise level.
Techradar Recommended homecinemachoice.com Reference Status avforums.com Recommended insideci.co.uk Recommended
4096 X 2160 (DCI 4K) 26dB Very High 1,800 ANSI Lumens Sep 2015
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With outstanding reviews and excellent features, we have ranked the Sony VPL-VW520 ES number 18 in 4K projectors, number 308 in 3D projectors and number 499 across all projectors.

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Kagoo Score
96
Reviews
92
Features
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Age
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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 76?

It has very good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 90%, based on 16 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 Optoma projector range, the average reviews for all Optoma 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 data projectors 2018.
The VPL-VW520 ES has running costs of £92 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,335 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
Very High contrast ratio
Supports 3D

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each projector by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age, value for money and running costs.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the projector is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec projectors come to market, the older projectors will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

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Reviews

Average Review Score

4.6 stars (16 reviews).

69%

of Customers Would Recommend
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3 Recommended Awards

The Sony VPL-VW520 ES has received a Recommended Award from expert review sites Techradar, avforums.com and insideci.co.uk.
Recommended from Techradar Recommended from avforums.com Recommended from insideci.co.uk

Reference Status Award

This projector has received a Reference Status Award from homecinemachoice.com.
Reference Status from homecinemachoice.com

What Are People Saying About the Sony VPL-VW520 ES?

How Good Are Sony Projectors?

We have analysed 3,836 expert reviews and 23,599 user reviews for projectors written online and used this information to evaluate an average rating for Sony projectors of 85%. This makes Sony the 5th best projector brand according to customer reviews.

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Features

Key Features

4096 X 2160 (DCI 4K) Resolution
Quieter Than Average Noise Level
Very High Contrast Ratio
Very Dim Projector Brightness
Does Not Have a Built-in Speaker
Supports 3D
Longer Than Average Service Life of Lamp
Has a Handheld Remote Control
Bigger Than Average Bulb Power
Supports Full HD
4096 X 2160 (DCI 4K) Resolution

The VPL-VW520 ES has a higher resolution than most projectors. This projector has a 4096 x 2160 (DCI 4K) resolution, whereas most projectors have a 1280 x 800 (WXGA) resolution. The worst resolution of all projectors is 640 x 360 (nHD) and the best is 4096 x 2400 (4K). §.

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level
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The VPL-VW520 ES's noise level of only 26dB is in the quietest 5% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. Projectors have noise levels of between 20dB and 54dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Very High Contrast Ratio

The Sony VPL-VW520 ES has a Very High contrast ratio which is higher than the Medium contrast ratio found on most projectors. The best contrast ratio of all projectors is Ultra High and the worst is Very Low. A contrast ratio of between 100,000:1 and 1,000,000:1.

A contrast ratio of between 100,000:1 and 1,000,000:1.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the VPL-VW520 ES of only 1,800 ANSI lumens is dimmer than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the dimmest 9% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. Projectors have projector brightnesses of between 100 ANSI lumens and 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,800 ANSI lumens.

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Does Not Have a Built-in Speaker

The Sony VPL-VW520 ES does not have a built-in speaker. 76% of projectors do have a built-in speaker.

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Supports 3D
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The VPL-VW520 ES supports 3D. 64% of projectors do not support 3D.

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Longer Than Average Service Life of Lamp
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The VPL-VW520 ES's service life of lamp of 6,000h is longer than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is longer than 78% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. The average service life of lamp of all projectors is 7,300h, with the shortest being 200h and the longest being 50,000h.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control
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The VPL-VW520 ES has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of data projectors.

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Bigger Than Average Bulb Power
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Data projectors have bulb powers of between 15W and 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The VPL-VW520 ES's bulb power of 280W is bigger than average when compared to most other projectors. It is bigger than 74% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Full HD
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The Sony VPL-VW520 ES supports full HD. 63% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Does Not Have a 3D Glasses Included

The Sony VPL-VW520 ES does not have a 3D glasses included. 97% of projectors also do not have a 3D glasses included.

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Has an Ethernet LAN
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The Sony VPL-VW520 ES has an Ethernet LAN, as do 53% of projectors.

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Release Date

Sony released the VPL-VW520 ES in September 2015.

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The VPL-VW520 ES is typical compared to the other 1,335 projectors that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the VPL-VW520 ES is £92.

Running Costs

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Electricity cost when switched on £97.55
Electricity cost when on standby £2.45
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Manufacturer's Description

Bring the immersive excitement of true 4K cinematic images into every living space. Available also in a contemporary premium white finish, the VPL.

VW520ES Home Cinema projector makes a stylish addition to any interior.Advanced SXRD panel technology delivers incredible 4K images with four times the resolution of Full HD. You'll experience rich colours, impressive 1800 lumens brightness and huge 300,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio - for vibrant, detail-packed pictures with native 4K resolution that always look clear and sharp, even in daylit living rooms.You're future-proofed with compatibility for the latest 4K standards, as well as compatibility with HDR (High Dynamic Range) - so you'll get the very best out of today's content, and tomorrow's. Colour can be easily calibrated to the original factory condition without fuss. The compact VPL.

VW520ES fits neatly into any home theatre or living room, with quiet fan noise that won't disturb the show, wide zoom/lens shift range and a front-facing exhaust port for extra installation flexibility. The projector's long-lasting lamp is rated for an extra-generous 6,000 hours operation (in Low Mode), for fewer interruptions and reduced maintenance costs.

4.6 Stars

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69% of Customers Would Recommend
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Sony VPL-VW520 ES Specification

Key Features
Projector Native Resolution
Noise Level
Contrast Ratio
Performance
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
HDCP
Projector
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Matrix Size
Zoom Capability
Zoom Ratio
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Screen Size Compatibility
Projection Technology
Zoom Type
Lamps
Lamp
Service Life of Lamp (Economic Mode)
Lamp Type
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
DC-in Jack
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Multimedia
Built-in Speaker
Design
Form Factor
Colour
LED Indicators
Product Type
Display
Built-in Display
Power
Power Consumption (Standby)
Power Consumption (Typical)
Power Source
Maximum Power Consumption
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
User Guide
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
3D Glasses Included

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers

acoustic vplvw520es, anthem vplvw520es, amina vplvw520es, sony vplvw520es

Barcodes

04548736013315, 04548736013322

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