Sony VPLFH36/W
Sony VPLFH36/W
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Sony VPLFH36/W

A highly recommended but 3 year old 2000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) projector
2,000 WUXGA (1920x1200) No 35dB Mar 2014
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Sony VPLFH36/W Review

With good reviews and features, we have ranked the Sony VPLFH36/W number 941 across all projectors.
2 Reviews
Good Features
3 Years Old
£183 Over 5 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 43?

It has good expert reviews and good user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this multimedia projector to others. Sony multimedia projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2017.
It has running costs of £183 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 10% of all 1,849 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
This Sony projector has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
WUXGA (1920x1200) resolution
Quite bright projector brightness
Very low contrast ratio (typical)
Only 1,080 video mode

Sony VPLFH36/W In-Depth Analysis


Expert Reviews Are Good

This projector received a score of 80% from projector expert review website

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Sony Has Excellent Projector Reviews

We checked 962 expert and owner reviews (including 145 verified purchases) for Sony multimedia projectors and found that on average Sony has excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers. 92% of those that bought a Sony projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and good features but is over 6 months old, and at £3,690.52 it is more expensive than 90% of projectors.

Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony VPLFH36/W and the United Kingdom price of £3,690.52 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $3,480.00 (£4,573.76).

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WUXGA (1920x1200) Resolution

The VPLFH36/W has a higher resolution than most multimedia projectors. This multimedia projector has a WUXGA (1920x1200) resolution, whereas most data projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution. The resolution of all projectors ranges from 280 x 800 (worst) to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) (best).

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Average Noise Level

The noise level of the VPLFH36/W of 35dB is relatively standard compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 55% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the Sony VPLFH36/W of only 2,000 is fairly low compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the lowest 11% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature. Data projectors have contrast ratio (typical) of between 1.5 and 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the VPLFH36/W of 5,200 ANSI lumens is in the brightest 15% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature. Across all the projectors the projector brightnesses range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Average Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the Sony VPLFH36/W of 3,500h is relatively average compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the longest 35% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The VPLFH36/W has a handheld remote control, as do 79% of multimedia projectors.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

Projectors have bulb powers of between 3.5W and 4,200W, and the average bulb power is 260W. The VPLFH36/W's bulb power of 330W is in the biggest 14% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Has a DVI Port

The VPLFH36/W has a DVI port, unlike 88% of projectors which do not have a DVI port.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Supports Full HD

The VPLFH36/W supports full HD, which is unusual. 64% of data projectors do not support full HD.

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The VPLFH36/W is HD-Ready, which is unusual. 79% of data projectors are not HD-Ready.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This Sony projector was released in March 2014.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are High

The VPLFH36/W is in the most expensive 10% of all 1,849 projectors that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the VPLFH36/W is £183.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony vplfh36b, sony vplfh36w


00027242277496, 00027242277502, 00027242859685, 00027242859708, 00132017869643, 00272428596858, 00272428597084, 00998000694452, 04053162599239, 04905524904017

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