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Sony VPLVW520ES

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Sony VPLVW520ES

£8,795.00
Sony VPL-VW520 ES
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Techradar Recommended homecinemachoice.com Reference Status avforums.com Recommended insideci.co.uk Recommended
A fully featured and multi award winning DCI 4K 3D data projector, with alright running costs and one of the quietest noise levels available
26dB 4096 X 2160 (DCI 4K) 300000:1 Yes 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 3 in 4K projectors, number 350 in 3D projectors and number 574 across all projectors.
95
Reviews
13 Reviews + 4 Awards
49
Value for Money
Average
90
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Age
2 Years Old
64
Running Costs
£92 Over 5 Years
77
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 77?

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. Epson data projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
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 projectors 2018.
The VPL-VW520 ES has running costs of £92 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
It has some great features:
4096 x 2160 (DCI 4K) resolution
Quieter than average noise level
Higher than average contrast ratio (typical)
Supports 3D

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Sony VPL-VW520 ES In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Four Industry Awards

This Sony data projector has received four awards from experts in data projectors.

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 author at one other expert review site concluded 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, homecinemachoice.com, hifitest.de and gadgetshow.channel5.com the average expert rating of this multimedia projector is 90 out of 100. Experts think this Sony projector is one of the very best multimedia projectors.

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Sony Has Very Good Multimedia Projector Reviews

Based on 712 expert and owner reviews (including 107 verified purchases), Sony has very good reviews for its projectors. 92% of those that bought a Sony data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and features, but is over 6 months old, and at £8,795.00 it is in the most expensive 2% of projectors.

Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The VPL-VW520 ES has an average running cost of £92 over 5 years based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 2,022 data projectors.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

Sony released the VPL-VW520 ES in September 2015.

Features

4096 X 2160 (DCI 4K) Resolution

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

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The average noise level of all projectors is 34dB, with the quietest being 20dB and the loudest being 93dB. The noise level of the VPL-VW520 ES of only 26dB is quieter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is quieter than 95% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

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. The VPL-VW520 ES's contrast ratio (typical) of 300,000 is very high compared to most other projectors. It is in the highest 2% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of projectors is 100 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The VPL-VW520 ES's projector brightness of only 1,800 ANSI lumens is in the dimmest 9% of all multimedia projectors when sorted 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. 77% of projectors do have a built-in speaker.

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Supports 3D

The VPL-VW520 ES supports 3D. 60% of projectors do not support 3D.

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Longer Than Average Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamps of projectors range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h. The service life of lamp of the VPL-VW520 ES of 6,000h is longer than average when compared to most other projectors. It is longer than 80% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

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

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Bigger Than Average Bulb Power

Across all the projectors the bulb powers range from 15W to 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The VPL-VW520 ES's bulb power of 280W is in the biggest 24% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Full HD

The Sony VPL-VW520 ES supports full HD, which is unusual. 63% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Does Not Have a 3D Glasses Included

The VPL-VW520 ES does not have a 3D glasses included, although keep in mind that 97% of projectors also do not have a 3D glasses included.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

acoustic vplvw520es, anthem vplvw520es

Barcodes:

04548736013315, 04548736013322

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