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Sony VPL-HS3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of Sony VPL-HS3. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. People really like the black level and usability. The design and image quality are also appreciated. There are some less positive comments about the size.

price, image quality, design, usability, black level

size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Sony VPL-HS3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony VPL-HS3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Sony VPL-HS3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.com. People really like the price. The image quality also gets good views.

image quality, price

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony VPLHS3 Cineza Digital Home Entertainment LCD Front ProjectorSony VPLHS3 Cineza Digital Home Entertainment LCD Front Projector

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony VPL-HS3

 

Great brightness for this price

No pitch adjustment, flyscreen effect

The VPL-HS3 is a very flexible product that works well in a variety of settings and lighting conditions.

Oct, 2004

Expert review by: Laurence Grayson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony VPLHS3

 

The style of the Sony VPLHS3 may not appeal to all, but it's hard not to be impressed by its performance.

Great brightness for this price

No pitch adjustment, flyscreen effect

The VPL-HS3 is a very flexible product that works well in a variety of settings and lighting conditions.

Oct, 2004

Expert review by: David Katzmaier (cnet.com.au)

Sony VPL-HS3

 

Sony's entry-level LCD projector won't impress high-end home theatre enthusiasts, but it's not a bad product to start with.

Independent input memory ; Good video processing including 2:3 pull-down ; Decent black-level performance ; DVI and HDMI inputs

Distracting screen-door effect ; Poor out-of-box colour temperature

Overall, the VPL-HS3 is a solid choice for budget projection duties, but if the screen-door effect bugs you, try a low-cost DLP such as Dell's 2200MP or Infocus's X2. Step-up higher-resolution LCD projectors such as the Panasonic PT-AE500U or Sony's...

Sep, 2004

Expert review by: DRAO (agoraquest.com)

Sony Cineza VPL-HS3

 

Everything was fine until about 6 monts after installation, the lamp would not turn on. I tried to open the lamp cover, did not see any thing wrong with the lamp, so closed it and turned it on and it worked.... this happend about 3-4 times and finally,...

Picture quality, ease of use

Lamp life

Jan, 2005

Consumer review by: xeromega (shopzilla.com)

The projector you'll need for HT.

 

Nice features, nice price, Elegant design

quality vs image size trade off (will explain)

Jan, 2004

Consumer review by: (shopzilla.com)

Sony Cineza VPL-HS3 LCD Projector

 

Product Specifications

Sony's VPL-HS3 CINEZA LCD Front Projector features improved lamp life (up to 3000 hours), and an Ultra-Quiet Fan (28db). It's packed with technology like Side Shot 2 Digital Keystoning and CineMotion Reverse 3-2 Pulldown Technology. Additional features include three WVGA LCD Panels, a Single Lens Projection System (.87" p-si TFT Panels), a Built-in Speaker 2w x 1 Mono, and an HDMI Digital Interface.

Audio Output

Type:Speaker(s)

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:32.1cm
Height:16.8cm
Weight:4.5kg
Width:30.4cm

Display

Display:LCD

Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
Image Brightness:1200ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:800:1
Max Image Size:3.81m / 381cm
Max Resolution:858 x 484
Max Screen Distance:7.3m
Min Image Size:1.02m / 102cm
Min Screen Distance:1.6m
Type:LCD projector

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:HS3
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Cineza VPL

Lamps

Bulb power:150
Lamp Type:UHP

Multimedia

Number of built-in speakers:1

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):35 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35

Other features

Dimensions (WxDxH):304 x 168 x 321
Resolution:858 x 484

Performance

Horizontal scan range:19 - 72
Vertical scan range:48 - 92

Projector

Contrast ratio (typical):800:1
Projector brightness:1200

Projector Lamp

Bulb life cycle:3000hour(s)
Bulb type:UHP

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:NTSC 3.58 / NTSC 4.43 / PAL / PAL-M / PAL-N / SECAM
Analogue video Signal:Component video / Composite video / S-Video