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Sony VPL AW15

alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 reviews of Sony VPL AW15. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. Opinions about the noise and reliability are overall positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably.

image quality, usability, price, reliability, noise

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Sony VPL AW15 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of Sony VPL AW15 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on People really like the noise and reliability. The price and usability are also appreciated.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony VPLAW15 BRAVIA Home Theater 720p LCD Front ProjectorSony VPLAW15 BRAVIA Home Theater 720p LCD Front Projector

Jul, 2018

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Sep, 2007

Expert review by : Evan Powell (

Review: Sony VPL-AW15 Home Theater Projector


Sony has just begun to ship their newest entry level home theater projector, the BRAVIA VPL-AW15. The AW15 is a native 16:9, 720p resolution LCD projector that retails for the low price of $1,299. As such it is the least expensive home theater...

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Thomas J. Norton (

Sony VPL-AW15 BRAVIA LCD Video Projector


Until recently, Sony's popular LCD video projectors carried the Cineza brand name. Apart from the fact that I always wanted to say, "bless you" whenever someone said Cineza, it was perfectly fine name. But Sony has now extended the "BRAVIA" moniker,...

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : Anthony Arrigo (

Sony VPL-AW15


Sony contacted me a few days before my family's spring break vacation, and offered an AW15 for review, if I could get it back to them very quickly. So, with vacation almost upon us, and two back to back trade shows the week after, I naturally said:...

Very natural and pleasing image, with excellent color balance ; Very good black levels ; Very good shadow detail ; Good range on zoom lens (but not as good as a couple of others) with a 1.6:1 zoom ratio ; Excellent lens shift - both vertical and...

Very "not bright" projector, which limits it to smaller screens and rooms with excellent lighting control ; To change lamp, must remove from ceiling mount (assuming you have ceiling mounted it - of course) ; Pixel visibility (typical of 720p LCD...

As I have said, several times, it is the Sony's natural and pleasing image quality (and good sharpness), that is the one area where the Sony stands out. If that's you, a serious movie watcher, in a smaller light controlled room, on a 100" or less...

May, 2007

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Sony VPLAW15 High Definition Home theatre projector


The Sony Bravia VPLAW15 is a brand new release replacing the now discontinued VPLHS60. The unit itself boasts a true high definition resolution of WXGA 1280 X 720 and a 12,000:1 contrast ratio for the very strong blacks. It hasn't gone for the new...

All up it's a good unit for an alright buy price ($2300 AU) but the Sony warranty for Australia on home theatre projectors is 1 year (though there has been some confusion as the data projectors get 2 years) 3 stars is as much as this one can get.

Product Specifications

Everything about the 'BRAVIA' AW-Series is designed to make it easy to choose and easy to use. VPL-AW15 projector supports Sony 24p True Cinema, enabling playback of films at the original cinematic 24 frames per second, completely eliminating the speed and soundtrack distortion present in conventional cinema-to-digital conversion. While this will please the Home Theater enthusiasts in the family, everybody will appreciate the exceptionally bright picture rated at up to 1300 lumens. Thanks to the extra brightness the 'BRAVIA' AW-Series copes much better with ambient light in the typical living room than traditional projectors, so there's no need for dark drapes and a lighting blackout to enjoy the fun. Contrast is key to a good picture, with black showing as really black and white as pure, bright white. The 'BRAVIA' VPL-AW15 uses specially modified LCDs featuring a High Contrast Plate, which stops light from the lamp leaking through when the LCD is blacked out.


Colour of product:Aluminium, Grey
Form factor:Desktop
Product Type:Desktop projector

Dimensions & Weight



Built-in Display: No

Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
High Definition:High Definition
Image Brightness:1100ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:12000:1
Max Image Size:5.08m / 508cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 720
Max Screen Distance:7.9m
Native Aspect Ratio:Widescreen
Recommended Use of Projector:Cinema
Type:LCD projector


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony VPL


Bulb power:165
Lamp Type:UHP

Lens System

Aperture range (F-F):2.4 - 3.1
Focal length range (f-f):21.3 - 34.1


Ethernet LAN: No
Wi-Fi: No

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):35 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60

Other features

S-Video port: Yes

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: Yes
User guide: Yes


Noise Level:20
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite Video In:1
DVI port: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
PC Audio in: Yes
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
RS-232 ports:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power Consumption (Standby):7
Power consumption (typical):265
Power Source:AC


Matrix size:1.85
Maximum analog resolution:1920 x 1080
Maximum digital resolution:1920 x 1080
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Projection Technology:3LCD
Projector brightness:1300
Projector native resolution:720p (1280x720)
Screen size compatibility:1016 - 5080
Supported aspect ratios:16:9
Zoom capability:Manual
Zoom ratio:1.6:1

Projector Lamp

Bulb type:UHP


Card reader integrated: No


3D: No
Analog signal format system:NTSC, NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL 60, PAL M, PAL N, SECAM
Full HD: No
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:NTSC / NTSC 3.58 / NTSC 4.43 / PAL / PAL 60 / PAL-M / PAL-N / SECAM
Analogue video Signal:Component video / Composite video / RGB / S-Video
Digital Video Standard:High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)

Weight & Dimensions

Height :11.9