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Sony VPL VW80

Sony VPL VW80
alaScore 84

8 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews of Sony VPL VW80. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. People really like the design and usability. Some have doubts about the price and size.

image quality, usability, design

size, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Sony VPL VW80 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: John Archer (

Sony VPL-VW80 review


Sony's latest high-spec SXRD projector is easy on the eye, but can it fight off the cutthroat competition?

Excellent overall picture quality ; Great design ; Features galore ; Runs quietly

Motion Enhancement system needs work ; A third HDMI would have been nice

A fantastically talented projector, but it's probably still worth waiting it out for a price drop...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (

Sony VPL-VW80 review


This Sony delivers in droves in every aspect we'd demand in a home cinema projector – it's a must view

Smart looks and good spec ; very simple to set-up and use ; impressive colour palette ; smooth motion ; strong black levels

Other than being rather big and expensive, nada

Delivers in droves in every aspect we'd demand in a home cinema projector – a must view, if you're in this market

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: (

Sony VPL-VW 80


Exceptional motion clarity., Automatic lens-protection., Flexible positioning., Sharp, contrast-rich picture., Comprehensive picture-adjustment options.

Limited brightness., Colors and color management fall short of perfection., Average standard signal processing.

With its many attractive picture-improvement technologies, the Sony VW 80 will appeal mainly to home-theater enthusiasts. The projector inserts black frames between the pictures of the original signal, making motion and camera pans look so...

Mar, 2012

Product Specifications

The BRAVIA VPL-VW80 SXRD projector is designed to be the next logical step for the serious Home Cinema enthusiast with a screen size up to 300"/7.6m. At its heart lies Sony's SXRD (Silicon X-tal Reflective Display) panel technology that delivers exquisitely fine-grained 1080p Full HD for a truly cinematic experience. The special High Frame Rate SXRD panels and exclusive Motionflow Dark Frame Insertion system double the frame rate to 100Hz for fluid, natural movement no matter how fast the action gets. Eight-stage real-time signal processing by Sony's BRAVIA ENGINE 2 ensures outstanding color and visibly superior overall image quality.

Audio Output

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
HD Image Format:1080p
High Definition:High Definition
Image Brightness:800ANSI lumens
Max Image Size:7.62m / 762cm
Max Resolution:1920 x 1080
Min Image Size:1.02m / 102cm
Native Aspect Ratio:Widescreen
Recommended Use of Projector:Cinema
Type:SXRD projector


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony VPL


Bulb power:299
Lamp Power:299
Lamp Type:UHP
Service life of lamp:3000

Lens System

Focal length range (f-f):18.5 - 29.6

Other features

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Dimensions (WxDxH):470 x 482.4 x 179.2
Lens focal range:2.50 - 3.44


Horizontal scan range:48 - 92
Noise Level:20
Plug and Play:Y
Vertical scan range:19 - 72

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 Consumption (Standby):8
Power consumption (typical):320


Projection Technology:LCD
Projector brightness:800
Screen size compatibility:7620
Zoom ratio:

Projector Lamp

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

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