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Sony VPLVW520ES

£10,408.13
£6,999.00 £3,409.13 cheaper than 13 days ago
Techradar Recommended homecinemachoice.com Reference Status avforums.com Recommended insideci.co.uk Recommended
A huge and gigantic 300000:1 DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) data projector
300,000 DCI 4K (4096 X 2160) Yes 26dB Sep 2015
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Sony VPL-VW520 ES Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Sony VPL-VW520 ES number 468 across all projectors.
92
Reviews
13 Reviews + 4 Awards
8
Value for Money
Poor
83
Features
Fully-Featured
65
Age
1 Year Old
42
Running Costs
£92 Over 5 Years
61
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 61?

It has great expert reviews with an average expert rating of 90%, based on 13 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. Sony multimedia projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this projector is slightly out of date, and newer projectors with more up to date technology are available. View the latest data projectors 2017.
It has running costs of £92 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,849 projectors that we have compared it to.
This Sony projector has some great features:
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) resolution
Quite quiet noise level
Quite high contrast ratio (typical)
Fairly long service life of lamp

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Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up. The price has dropped from £10,408.13 to £6,999 in the last 13 days. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes back up.
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Sony VPL-VW520 ES In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Four Industry Awards

Amongst multimedia projectors, this Sony data projector is one of the most highly awarded.

This projector received a "Recommended" award from review sites Avforums.com, Insideci.co.uk and Techradar all of whom concluded that this data projector was very good.

The expert at one other expert review site decided that this multimedia projector was very good. This was from Homecinemachoice.com who gave it an "Reference Status".

Excellent Expert Reviews

On average, based on 13 expert reviews from sites including Techradar, gadgetshow.channel5.com, Good Gear Guide.com.au and avforums.com this projector has an overall expert rating of 90%. The expert review sites think this multimedia projector is one of the better multimedia projectors.

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Sony Has Excellent Reviews for Its Data Projectors

Based on 962 expert and owner reviews (including 145 verified purchases), Sony has excellent ratings for its multimedia projectors. 92% of those that bought a Sony data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and features, and is under 2 years old, however at £6,999.00 it is more expensive than 97% of projectors.

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Features

DCI 4K (4096 X 2160) Resolution

The Sony VPL-VW520 ES has a higher resolution than most multimedia projectors. This Sony data projector has a DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) resolution, whereas most multimedia projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution.

A 280 x 800 resolution is the worst resolution amongst comparable types of data projector.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The Sony VPL-VW520 ES's noise level of only 26dB is in the quietest 5% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature. The quietest noise level of projectors is 10dB, the loudest is 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Quite High Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the Sony VPL-VW520 ES of 300,000 is very high compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the highest 2% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature. Across all the multimedia projectors the contrast ratio (typical) range from 1.5 to 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of all multimedia projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 12 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the Sony VPL-VW520 ES of only 1,800 ANSI lumens is in the dimmest 11% of all projectors when ordered 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. 75% of multimedia projectors do have a built-in speaker.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

The VPL-VW520 ES's service life of lamp of 6,000h is quite long compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the longest 19% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature. The average service life of lamp of all projectors is 6,800h, with the shortest being 20h and the longest being 40,000h.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The VPL-VW520 ES has a handheld remote control, as do 79% of multimedia projectors.

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Fairly Big Bulb Power

The VPL-VW520 ES's bulb power of 280W is fairly big compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the biggest 24% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. The bulb powers of multimedia projectors range from 3.5W to 4,200W, and the average bulb power is 260W.

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Supports Full HD

The VPL-VW520 ES supports full HD, which is unusual. 64% of multimedia projectors do not support full HD.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Age

Released Over a Year Ago

This Sony multimedia projector was released in September 2015.


Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The VPL-VW520 ES is typical compared to the other 1,849 multimedia projectors that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the VPL-VW520 ES is £92.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony vplvw520es, acer vplvw520es

Barcodes:

04548736013315, 04548736013322

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