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Sony VPL BW7

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 reviews of Sony VPL BW7. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability. The price also gets good feedback. Some have doubts about the size and black level, while comments are divided on the image quality.

price, usability

noise, black level, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Sony VPL BW7 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony VPL BW7

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony VPL BW7 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the usability.

usability

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony VPL-BW7 ProjectorSony VPL-BW7 Projector

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony VPL BW7

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Sony VPL BW7 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the price, but there are some negative views about the noise. There are some mixed reviews about the image quality.

price

noise

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony VPL-BW7 3 LCD Digital projectorSony VPL-BW7 3 LCD Digital projector

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: James Hutchinson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony VPL-BW7 home theatre projector

 

Sony's entry-level home theatre projector produces high brightness levels at a low cost

High lumens output, backlit remote control, good image quality overall

Lacks 1080p capability, no audio output, doesn't perform as claimed in well-lit areas

This projector's low display resolution means you won't be able to make the most of 1080p high-definition media, but for 720p movies and games, the VPL-BW7 does an admirable job considering its price.

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: Top Ten Reviews Staff (toptenreviews.com)

Sony 3LCD VPL-BW7 720p Front Projector Review

 

The Sony 3LCD 720p Front Projector is of great overall value, giving a very good 720p image, though the low contrast ratio hurts it. Sony's products are well-respected, as is their warranty, so it's something to consider when making your final purchase.

Very affordable price for a 720p projector, powerful lamp.

Very low contrast ratio, heavier than similar 720p projectors.

Affordable and a great image, despite low contrast ratio.

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Abbas Jaffar Ali (tbreak.com)

Sony VPL-BW7 Projector

 

The VL-BW7 is on the lower end of the spectrum, targeted towards the home user.

Again, the BW7 isnt on the higher-end of the spectrum but it does a decent job with its short throw and 2000 ANSI Lumens to be used as your budget projector. Like any other projector, you would probably not want to use this for your primary display as...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Brandon Carte (toptenreviews.com_old)

Sony 3LCD VPL-BW7 720p Front Projector Review

 

The Sony 3LCD 720p Front Projector is of great overall value, giving a very good 720p image, though the low contrast ratio hurts it. Sony's products are well-respected, as is their warranty, so it's something to consider when making your final purchase.

Very affordable price for a 720p projector, powerful lamp.

Very low contrast ratio, heavier than similar 720p projectors.

Affordable and a great image, despite low contrast ratio.

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Not 1080p but close for the price

 

Found it on clearance for half the price of a cheap 1080p projector ; Picture looks very good in my dark media room

For the price, I have no complaints

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: Express (newegg.com)

OK, not as good as I hoped

 

I always hoped to find a comparison of my 5 yr old Infocus Screenplay 4805 to something a little more current. Here goes a short one: Picture: does not look any better - I think the Infocus looks better, my Son thinks the Sony does. The Sony looks...

Got it for great price. I was holding out for a 1080p, but this cost me $$ (way under a hundred) more than a new bulb for my ScreenPlay 4805 would have ; At least it has a real stand-by, unlike the 4805

Noisy ; Flat picture - not much depth ; Skin-tones don't look all that natural- still adjusting, I may get there ; Screen-door, fairly prominent ; Not much adjustment tolerance - moving the Sony a foot closer to my screen than the 4805 was - I still...

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: NOTSCOTT (sony.com)

Sooo much better than the AW15!!!

 

This projector is a light torch!!! It is incredibly bright and though less expensive, it is stellar in performance to the bravia AW15 projector Sony made last year. It's quiter, and twice as bright!!!

brighter than Scott's projector

none

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: knsnet (pcrush.com)

Love it

 

We have two of these and use them regularly for presentations and videos. Love the auto keystone correction. Will definitely buy more.

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: (pcrush.com)

Love it

 
Feb, 2012

Product Specifications

Connections

Component (3xRCA) input:1
Composite:1
HDMI:1
S-Video:1
VGA:1

Firewire

Focus:Manual

Image resolution

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Brightness:2000
Brightness (whisper mode):1500
Contrast (full on/off):1000
Maximum Image Size:200
Maximum projection distance:10.81
Maximum Resolution:HDTV (1920x1080)
Minimum Image Size:40
Minimum Projection Distance:1.25
Standard Resolution:1280x800 WXGA
Supporting Aspect Ratios:4:3
Widescreen: Yes

Lens/Zoom

Digital Zoom:4
Digital Zoom Possibilities: Yes
Lens Aperture:1.65-1.93
Optical Zoom:1.2
Zoom:Manual

Measures

Depth:269
Depth (in):10.5
Height:109
Height (in):4.2
Weight:3.17
Weight (lb):6.6
Width:314
Width (in):12.3

Picture

Full HD (1920x1080): No
HD-Ready: Yes
HDTV Compatible: Yes
Supported Picture Formats:480i/p, 575i/p, 720p, 1080i
Type:LCD

Related

Audible Noise:39
Audible Noise (whisper mode):29
Lamp Life:2000
Power Consumption:270
Remote Control: Yes