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Sony VPLVW520ES Projector

£7,885.72
£6,899.00 £986.72 cheaper than 46 days ago
300000:1 DCI 4K (4096 X 2160) 26dB Sep 2015
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £127.20 Electricity cost over 5 years
Sony projectors have excellent reviews
Does not have a good 3D picture quality
Unacceptable noise level
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Reviews

Sony Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

Projectors manufactured by Sony generally have excellent ratings compared to other brands. 100% of those that bought a Sony multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Does Not Have a Good 3D Picture Quality

Three Sony VPL-VW520 ES reviewers who reviewed it considered that it did not have a good 3D picture quality. Gadgetshow.channel5.com wrote in their review of this projector in April last year “Brak nawet jednej pary okularw 3D w zestawie (sprzedawane jako opcja” . Gadgetshow.channel5.com also mentioned “No 3D Glasses supplied” in their review. Gadgetshow.channel5.com also mentioned “Mediocre 3D performance” in their review.

Good Colour Saturation

One Sony VPL-VW520 ES reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the Sony VPL-VW520 ES had good colour saturation. Gadgetshow.channel5.com mentioned “Excellent calibrated colours and greyscale” in their review of this projector however despite that they scored it 1 stars.

Good At Displaying High Definition TV

One customer who reviewed it thought it was good at displaying high definition TV. In April last year Gadgetshow.channel5.com said “Natywna obsuga trybw 4KUltra HD”.


Audio

Unacceptable Noise Level

One person who purchased it considered that it was noisy. Gadgetshow.channel5.com wrote “A little noisy in full lamp mode”.

Noisy

One person who purchased it considered that it was noisy. Gadgetshow.channel5.com wrote “A little noisy in full lamp mode”.


Design

Good Quality

One customer thought it was good quality. Gadgetshow.channel5.com wrote “Good build quality”.

Robust

One person reckoned that it was well made.


Other

Released Over a Year Ago

It was September 2015 when Sony released the VPL-VW520 ES.


Multimedia

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The VPL-VW520 ES does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other projectors that were launched more than a year ago.

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Video

Supports Full HD

The Sony VPL-VW520 ES supports full HD. Most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to this projector also support full HD.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other projectors which support full HD currently available including the Sony VPL-VW300ES (£6,470.96) which is cheaper.

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Projector

DCI 4K (4096 X 2160) Resolution

The highest resolution of the VPL-VW520 ES is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160). That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080).

This projector's resolution (DCI 4K (4096 x 2160)) is in fact the best resolution amongst all data projectors of this spec and age.

An nHD (640x360) projector native resolution is the worst resolution amongst comparable types of projector.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of only 1,800 ANSI lumen, the VPL-VW520 ES has one of the dimmer projector brightnesses amongst projectors of this age. Similar spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than a year have projector brightnesses of between 37 ANSI lumens and 7,500 ANSI lumens.

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Packaging Content

Does Not Have a 3D Glasses Included

The VPL-VW520 ES does not have a 3D glasses included. Most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than a year do have a 3D glasses included.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The VPL-VW520 ES has a handheld remote control. Most of the other projectors of this age and spec also have a handheld remote control.

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Networking

Has an Ethernet LAN

The Sony VPL-VW520 ES has an Ethernet LAN, as do most of the other projectors of a similar age and type to this projector.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

Like most of the other projectors that were released more than a year ago, the VPL-VW520 ES does not have a DVI port.

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Lamps

Fairly Big Bulb Power

The Sony VPL-VW520 ES has a fairly big bulb power (280 Watts) compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this data projector. Comparable spec projectors that have been around for around the same time as this projector have bulb powers of between 140W and 470W, and the average bulb power is 250W.

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Performance

Very Quiet Noise Level

The average noise level of multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to this projector is 32dB, and the noise levels range from 21dB to 41dB. With a noise level of only 26 decibels, the Sony VPL-VW520 ES has one of the quieter noise levels amongst similar spec projectors of this age.

If you are not bothered about having a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Sony VPL-VW300ES (£6,470.96) (30dB and cheaper).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer vplvw520es, sony vplvw520b
Barcodes 04548736013315, 04548736013322

Sony VPL-VW520 ES Review Sources

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