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Sony VPL-VW200

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of Sony VPL-VW200. 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. Reviewers are impressed by the black level and noise. The design and image quality also get good feedback. There are some less positive opinions about the usability. There are some mixed comments about the price.

image quality, design, noise, black level

usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Sony VPL-VW200 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Tech staff (techradar.com)

Sony VPL-VW200 review

 

This feature-rich, high-end SXRD projector features every video processing trick

HDMI v1.3 connectivity ; Exceptionally quiet ; Good, basic image quality

Too many of its features seem to make pictures worse rather than better

Quiet and capable of some great pictures, this projector is let down by some frustrating features

May, 2008

Expert review by: John Archer (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Bravia SXRD VPL-VW200 Projector

 

If you've got money to burn, Sony's VPL-VW200 projector will happily lighten your wallet or purse.

In fact, Sony claims to have got the pixel ‘pitch' (how far the pixels are apart) down to an incredibly small level for the VW200, a fact which should mean you get a perfectly smooth picture that doesn't suffer with ‘blanking lines' or the so-called...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Kevin Miller (avrev.com)

Sony VPL VW200 SXRD Video Projector

 

Introduction Sony's latest top-of-the-line front projector effectively replaces the company's original flagship SXRD projector, the Qualia 004. The new VPL-VW200 is not only superior in performance to the original statement piece, but also half its...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: Thomas J. Norton (ultimateavmag.com)

UltimateAVmag.com: Sony VPL-VW200 SXRD Video Projector

 

No one imagined two years ago that the cost of acquiring a high quality 1080p projector would drop to the levels many of them sell for todaylevels, it could be argued, that were driven by Sony's own extremely competitive pricing, especially on the $5K...

Pristine sharpness and natural detail, ? Color is as accurate as it gets, ? Very good black level and contrast ratio with the manual iris, ? Super quiet

Advanced (auto) Iris produces incredible peak contrast numbers, but with brightness compression and some noticeable pumping, ? Adequately bright, but the maximum light output may not be sufficient for very large screens, ? Expensive in today's...

s The Sony VPL-VW200 is ready to compete. It offers superb performance, together with an exceptional set of features. Some of these are best left off, but others can provide genuine picture improvements

Dec, 2007

Expert review by: Thomas J. Norton (hometheater.com)

Sony VPL-VW200 SXRD Video Projector

 

The new VPL-VW200 ($14,999) follows on the heels of the VPL-VW100 "Ruby." The VPL-VW200 is now the flagship of Sony's third generation of SXRD projectors, competing not only against competing designs from other manufacturers but also against its less...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by: Thomas J. Norton (soundandvision.com)

Sony VPL-VW200 SXRD Video Projector

 

The new VPL-VW200 ($14,999) follows on the heels of the "Ruby." The VPL-VW200 is now the flagship of Sony's third generation of SXRD projectors, competing not only against competing designs from other manufacturers but also against its less expensive...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by: Stephen Dawson (avhub.com.au)

Sony VPL-VW200 home theatre projector

 

An already excellent HD1080 projector achieves new heights by the additional of MotionFlow video processing that actually works.

Excellent colour and black level performance ; Excellent standard video processing ; Motionflow’ enhanced video Processing ; Negative ; No ‘force film mode' option ; Dynamic iris a little too aggressive ; WARRANTY: One year (lesser of 500 hours or one...

No ‘force film mode' option ; Dynamic iris a little too aggressive ; WARRANTY: One year (lesser of 500 hours or one year free lamp replacement, 50%discount on replacement lamp between 501 and 1500 hours within warranty year) ; PROJECTION TECHNOLOGY: 3...

Forgetting about Motionflow, this is an excellent projector in every way. With Motionflow, the Sony VPL-VW200 is, for the moment, unique in what it can deliver in terms of moving picture resolution.

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com_old)

Sony VPL-VW200

 

The Sony VPL-VW200 stands alone amongst Liquid Crystal on Silicone (LCoS) projectors for its price and picture. Offering the now standard HD format picture resolution of 1080P, with up to 800 ANSI lumens, the Sony VPL-VW200 provides exceptional detail...

The Sony VPL-VW200 stands alone amongst Liquid Crystal on Silicone (LCoS) projectors for its price and picture. Offering the now standard HD format picture resolution of 1080P, with up to 800 ANSI lumens, the Sony VPL-VW200 provides exceptional detail...

Consumer review by: Ajmal (sony.com)

SONY VPL-VW200

 

This is the one of the best product the Sony have ever Mnaufactured.

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Michi (sony.com)

Room for improvement

 

This unit I am certain has the capability to play satellite and cable telvision. It can also play video games. However it would be a better machine if you could mount it in the ceiling without all the wires hanging down. The way this can be achieved if...

It's a sony

It's not my design

May, 2009
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Product Specifications

The Sony VPL-VW200 projector combines the advanced features and technology associated with the legendary QUALIA 004 and the sleek form factor made popular by the VPL-VW100 projector. Three high frame rate SXRD 1080P chips work together with Sony's Motionflow technology. The panel alignment function allows the precise alignment of R/G/B images with zone specific adjustment to deliver a sharper, crisper picture. An exclusive Carl Zeiss multi-element glass lens optimizes SXRD chip performance. A high output Xenon cinematic lamp maintains ideal color temperature characteristics for natural and accurate color reproduction. The significantly improved native contrast characteristics of the three SXRD chips are dynamically enhanced by the advanced auto Iris 2 function for up to a 35,000:1 contrast ratio. The VPL-VW200 is destined to be the ultimate choice among videophiles everywhere.

Audio Output

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:57.4cm
Height:17.5cm
Weight:20kg
Width:49.6cm

Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
HD Image Format:1080p
High Definition:High Definition
Image Brightness:800ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:35000:1
Max Image Size:7.62m / 762cm
Max Resolution:1920 x 1080
Min Image Size:1.02m / 102cm
Native Aspect Ratio:Widescreen
Portability:Non-portable
Recommended Use of Projector:Presentation and multimedia
Type:SXRD projector

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:VW200
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony VPL

Lamps

Bulb power:400
Lamp Type:Xenon

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):35 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35

Other features

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Dimensions (WxDxH):496 x 175 x 574

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite Video In:1
HDMI ports quantity:2
RS-232 ports:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1

Power

Power Consumption (Standby):10
Power consumption (typical):650

Projector

Projection Technology:SXRD
Projector brightness:1000

Projector Lamp

Bulb type:Xenon gas fluorescent lamp

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL, SECAM

Video Input

Analogue Video Format: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

Weight:20000