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Sony VPLFH36/W Projector

£3,690.52
2000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) 35dB 5,200 ANSI Lumens Mar 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date £224.08 Electricity cost over 5 years
Good expert reviews
Supports full HD
A bit expensive
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Reviews

Good Expert Reviews

This projector received a score of 80% from multimedia projector expert review website altomdata.dk. That puts this Sony multimedia projector in the bottom 85% of all the 2000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

Sony Data Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

Sony projectors have an average rating of 89%, which is in the top 5% of all data projector brands that we have analysed. 100% of those that bought a Sony data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Price

A Bit Expensive

One person thought the Sony VPLFH36/W was not good value for money. Bilex mentioned three years ago “Price was also a major factor that affected my decision to buy, no other product that I was interested was priced accordingly”.

Pricey

The price range of 2000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years is from £344 to £11,999. We think that this multimedia projector looks expensive compared to other 2000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This data projector has been on the market since March 2014.


Video

Supports Full HD

The VPLFH36/W supports full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to this data projector do not support full HD.

There are a number of alternative projectors which support full HD currently available which you might want to look at including cheaper multimedia projectors such as the Canon WUX500, or the Infocus IN5316HDA (£3,007.20).

We compared this data projector to all the other projectors with a full HD and we think the Panasonic PT-DW6300ES (£3,999) is also worth considering.

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Projector

Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of data projectors of a similar spec and age to this multimedia projector is 4,200 ANSI lumens, and the projector brightnesses range from 110 ANSI lumens to 12,000 ANSI lumens. At 5,200 ANSI lumens, the Sony VPLFH36/W has a fairly bright projector brightness compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as this projector.

If this multimedia projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might want to look at the Benq SP920P (£2,999.99) (6,000 ANSI lumens and cheaper).

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WUXGA (1920x1200) Resolution

The Sony VPLFH36/W has a maximum resolution of WUXGA (1920x1200). That's over two times the resolution of the most frequently found projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

A WUXGA (1920x1200) projector native resolution is in fact the best resolution amongst all projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this multimedia projector.

The worst resolution amongst comparable types of multimedia projector is XGA (1024x768).

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Performance

Average Noise Level

The VPLFH36/W has a fairly typical noise level (35 decibels) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years.

Projectors with a louder noise level that might be worth considering include the Panasonic PT-DW6300ES (£3,999) (73dB).

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a DVI Port

The VPLFH36/W has a DVI port, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors that were released more than two years ago do not have a DVI port.

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Networking

Has an Ethernet LAN

The VPLFH36/W has an Ethernet LAN, as do most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to this projector.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony vplfh36b, sony vplfh36w
Barcodes 00027242277496, 00027242277502, 00027242859685, 00027242859708, 00132017869643, 00272428596858, 00272428597084, 00998000694452, 04053162599239, 04905524904017

Sony VPLFH36/W Review Sources

To prepare this Sony VPLFH36/W review we compared this projector to 2,071 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 328,120 product attributes, 14,264 projector reviews and 2,801,300 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

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