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Sony VPL-VW60

alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 reviews of Sony VPL-VW60. 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. Reviewers really like the black level and noise. The usability and design are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the size. There are some mixed reviews about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Sony VPL-VW60 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony VPL-VW60

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Sony VPL-VW60 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.com. Opinions about the design and noise are on the whole positive. The usability and price also get good feedback. There are some critical opinions about the reliability.

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80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony VPL-VW60 1080p ProjectorSony VPL-VW60 1080p Projector

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: TechRadar (techradar.com)

Sony VPL-VW60 review

 

Sony's projector wants to be taken seriously as a movie star

Very ‘filmic’ picture ; Great contrast ; Runs quietly

Bulky ; Very revealing of poor sources

A great value projector with a lot going for it

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: John Archer (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Bravia VPL-VW60 Home Cinema Projector

 

John goes for the middle ground with his review of Sony's Bravia VPL-VW60 projector.

The VW60's maximum brightness is a shade higher than that of the VW40, coming in at 1,000 ANSI Lumens, and as usual with SXRD technology (which is able to cram loads of pixels into a tiny space), the VW60's resolution is a Full HD 1,920 x 1,080. The...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sony VPL-VW60 review

 

Sony's elegant new SXRD projector is fine all-rounder and a worthy alternative to pricier models from JVC and other rivals

Compact, quiet, easy to install and use ; fine all-round performance ; fairly affordable

Not the brightest, so avoid bigger screens and ensure you use a properly darkened room

A fine all-rounder and a worthy alternative to pricier projectors from JVC and the like

Aug, 2008

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by: EISA (eisa.eu)

Sony BRAVIA VPL-VW60

 

With Full HD resolution now becoming established as the heavyweight video standard, home cinema projectors cannot afford complacency. Sonys VPL-VW60, smaller sibling of the high-end Qualia, comes equipped for the challenge, with three SXRD panels of...

Jun, 2007

Expert review by: Televisions.com (televisions.com)

Sony VPL-VW60

 

Rich contrast., Easy, versatile installation.

Poor interlaced-PAL processing., Occasional lack of finest details., Some blur during fast motion.

Sony’s ‘black pearl’ impresses with enormous contrast and a fascinating, cinematic picture. It’s therefore easy to forgive small weaknesses in PAL de-interlacing and the slight trailing effect. The score nevertheless has to reflect the device’s...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Andrew Robinson (hometheaterreview.com)

Sony VPL-VW60 Bravia SXRD 1080p Cinema Projector Reviewed

 

The update to the lauded VW50 or "Pearl" projector, Sony's new VPL-VW60 or "Black Pearl" looks to improve upon the breed by offering increased brightness, better contrast and more accurate colors. Did they succeed? Find out as Home Theater Review takes...

The VW60 maintains Sony's strong aesthetic design, making for a sleek-looking statement in your living room or home theater ; The image quality is punchier and more detailed this time around andlight output is better, but only just. Still, the...

The new black color, while menacing, isn't as room-friendly if you're going for a ceiling-mounted stealth look ; The projector, while quiet, is far from silent ; The VW60 still can only be enjoyed to its fullest in a completelydarkened room, for the...

With a price tag of $5,000, the SonyVW60 is a solid performer and a great projector, but it's not thebreakout runaway success the Pearl was a few years ago. You see, sincethe advent of the Pearl, every manufacturer has released their "answer"and some,...

Aug, 2008

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

UltimateAVmag.com: Sony VPL-VW60 SXRD Video Projector

 

When it was introduced at the 2006 CEDIA Expo, Sony's VPL-VW50 redefined the entire front-projector price structure. Of course, a few other manufacturers were ready with their own new projector announcements at that show, but the VW50which came to be...

Excellent image with good color, detail, and superb black levels, First-rate video processing, Fan noise is nearly inaudible

Color space could be more accurate, Some rare artifacts in the auto-iris modes

With its current lineup of projectors, Sony is clearly in this game to win. And while the competition has become tighter since Sony introduced the original Pearl, the introduction of the Black Pearl keeps them squarely in the running. There are lots of...

Feb, 2008

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

Sony VPL-VW60 SXRD Video Projector

 

Now, barely a year after it hit the market, the VPL-VW50 has been replaced by the VPL-VW60. Priced at $5000, the same as its predecessor, the new model employs refined SXRD imaging chips that are said to provide twice the native contrast ratio of the...

Feb, 2008

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

Sony VPL-VW60 SXRD Video Projector

 

Now, barely a year after it hit the market, the VPL-VW50 has been replaced by the VPL-VW60. Priced at $5000, the same as its predecessor, the new model employs refined SXRD imaging chips that are said to provide twice the native contrast ratio of the...

Feb, 2008

Hot product award by projectorreviews.com

Expert review by: Anthony Arrigo (projectorreviews.com)

Sony VPL-VW60

 

As much as I have been impressed with the new 1080p LCD projectors, the picture quality of the Sony appear to be a cut above

VERY film-like ; Great color - dynamic and accurate - after proper grayscale calibration ; One of the best at shadow details ; Really excellent black level performance ; Very good remote control ; 1.8:1 zoom lens for very good placement flexibility ;...

Weak out of the box performance, requiring a good grayscale calibration, as the default for Cinema, is way too cool (blue) ; Very limited brightness (one of the least bright) in its brighter modes (Standard and Dynamic) ; Image appears softer - less...

If I had a smaller screen, say 100" diagonal, I could be most happy with this Sony

Dec, 2007

Product Specifications

Recreate a truly cinematic experience. The VPL-VW60 builds on the outstanding success of the VPL-VW50 delivering more features, technology, brightness, and sporting three SXRD chips enabling significantly improved native and dynamic contrast for inky blacks and amazing depth of picture. With the highly advanced BRAVIA Engine full digital processing system producing lifelike colors and razor-sharp details, this projector has the power to thrill. Gaze at the awe-inspiring, 300-inch image (measured diagonally) and you'll instantly change the way you think of home theaters. This projector redefines big-screen high definition, with astonishing 1080p video resolution capability that has to be seen to be believed. And with BRAVIA Theater Sync technology, the VPL-VW60 home cinema projector can be controlled with one-touch ease from the included remote control.

Audio Output

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:39.5cm
Height:17.4cm
Weight:11kg
Width:47.1cm

Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
HD Image Format:1080p
High Definition:High Definition
Image Brightness:1000ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:35000:1
Max Image Size:7.62m / 762cm
Max Resolution:1920 x 1080
Max Screen Distance:16.1m
Min Image Size:1.02m / 102cm
Min Screen Distance:1.2m
Native Aspect Ratio:Widescreen
Portability:Non-portable
Recommended Use of Projector:Cinema
Type:SXRD projector

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:VW60
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony VPL

Lamps

Bulb power:200
Lamp Type:UHP

Operational conditions

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

Other features

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Dimensions (WxDxH):395 x 471.4 x 173.5

Performance

Noise Level:22

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
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

Power Consumption (Standby):8
Power consumption (typical):300

Projector

Projection Technology:SXRD
Projector brightness:1000

Projector Lamp

Bulb type:UHP

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:11