Sony VPLFH36/W


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Sony VPLFH36/W

Sony VPLFH36/W
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A classic and fully featured moderate noise level WUXGA projector, with OK running costs but representing only moderate value for money
35dB 1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) 2000:1 No Mar 2014
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Sony VPLFH36/W Review

With excellent features and reviews, we have scored the Sony VPLFH36/W as follows:
2 Reviews
Value for Money
3 Years Old
Running Costs
£180 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 71?

It has good expert reviews and good user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this multimedia projector to others. Epson data 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 multimedia projectors 2018.
It has running costs of £180 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 8% of all 2,022 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
This Sony projector has some great features:
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) resolution
Brighter than average projector brightness
Has a handheld remote control
Has a DVI port

Sony VPLFH36/W In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Good Expert Reviews

This multimedia projector received an expert rating of 80 out of 100 from

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Sony Has Very Good Data Projector Reviews

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

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and very good features but is over 6 months old, and at £3,690.52 it is more expensive than 91% 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 $5,176.55 (£7,137.43).

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are High

Based on average energy prices we estimate that the VPLFH36/W will cost £180 over 5 years to run, which is in the most expensive 8% of all 2,022 projectors.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the VPLFH36/W in March 2014.


1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Resolution

The VPLFH36/W has a 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) projector native resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 800 resolution found on most projectors. Across all projectors the worst resolution is 640 x 360 (nHD) and the best is 4096 x 2400 (4K).

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Average Noise Level

The noise level of the VPLFH36/W of 35dB is fairly typical compared to most other data projectors. It is in the loudest 61% of all 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 lower than average when compared to most other projectors. It is lower than 86% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature. The contrast ratio (typical) of multimedia projectors range from 1.5 to 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

The Sony VPLFH36/W's projector brightness of 5,200 ANSI lumens is brighter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 15% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. 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.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

Across all the projectors the service life of lamps range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h. The Sony VPLFH36/W's service life of lamp of only 3,500h is shorter than 69% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Sony VPLFH36/W does not have a built-in speaker, unlike 77% of multimedia projectors which have a built-in speaker.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Sony VPLFH36/W has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of projectors.

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Has a DVI Port

The VPLFH36/W has a DVI port, unlike 90% of projectors which do not have a DVI port.

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Supports Full HD

The Sony VPLFH36/W supports full HD, which is unusual. 63% of data projectors do not support full HD.

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Bigger Than Average Bulb Power

The average bulb power of all projectors is 250W, with the smallest being 15W and the biggest being 840W. The VPLFH36/W's bulb power of 330W is bigger than average when compared to most other projectors. It is bigger than 87% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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The VPLFH36/W is HD-Ready, unlike 80% of projectors which are not HD-Ready.

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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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