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Sony VPL-HW65ES

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of Sony VPL-HW65ES. 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 design and noise. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably.

image quality, usability, price, noise, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Sony VPL-HW65ES is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony VPL-HW65ES

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony VPL-HW65ES 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.

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony VPL-HW65ES - data projectors (1016 - 7620 mm (40 - 300"), AC, 120000:1, SXRD, Approx. x 1.6, SHP)Sony VPL-HW65ES - data projectors (1016 - 7620 mm (40 - 300"), AC, 120000:1, SXRD, Approx. x 1.6, SHP)

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony VPL-HW65ES

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony VPL-HW65ES 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.

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony VPLHW65ES 1080p 3D SXRD Home Theater Projector (2015 Model)Sony VPLHW65ES 1080p 3D SXRD Home Theater Projector (2015 Model)

Dec, 2017

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

Sony VPL-HW65ES review

 

It might not be 4K, but this Sony projector is still a tempting proposition...

Immersive picture quality ; Fine detail and natural colours ; Strong contrast and subtlety

Limited connectivity ; Picture could be crisper in dark scenes ; Not 4K

An excellent proposition for film buffs who want a compelling, cinematic picture for their Blu-ray collection

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: (avforums.com)

Sony VPL-HW65ES Projector Review

 

This latest Full HD projector from Sony offers increased lumens over the model it replaces, but is that enough to stay relevant?

Excellent colour performance ; Very good 3D performance ; Excellent video processing ; Good motion ; Easy to set up and intuitive menus system ; Attractive design and good build quality

Black levels in a bat cave environment could be better ; Slight back door noise reduction spotted

Full HD is not dead yet and while TVs may be fighting over it is going to take some time before the projector market under £5,000 catches up and can provide that technology. In the meantime we have the likes of the Sony HW65ES which provides an...

Sound & Vision TOP PICK

Expert review by: Al Griffin (soundandvision.com)

Sony VPL-HW65ES 3D SXRD Projector Review

 

Thanks to its dynamic iris, Sony's 1080p projector beams bright images with great contrast and delivers performance so good that you may not care it's not 4K.

Great brightness for the price; Dynamic iris control enhances contrast; Very good 3D performance

Low Lamp Control setting greatly diminishes brightness; Manual focus, zoom, and lens shift controls

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: Pauldance (richersounds.com)

Wow

 

I purchased the Sony vpl 65 projector to update my projector I had for the last 7 years and so glad I did it is truly brilliant

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: BJ217 (richersounds.com)

Excellent picture quality good contrast and clear definition of dark areas

 

This is a very good projector for the money. Excellent picture quality, good contrast and clear definition of dark areas

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: mattman (richersounds.com)

The most impressive Full HD projector for under £3k

 

Very pleased with the bright sharp image this produces. Excellent motion handling and Reality Creation enhances the picture nicely if used sensibly. Black level is very good and shadow detail decent. The Sony gives a very natural and filmic image with...

excellent colours ; low input lag for gaming ; quiet fan in high lamp mode ; dynamic iris ; loads of picture adjustments ; backlit remote ; excellent motion handling

eco mode unusable! ; 3d not as good as epson tw9200 ; no 3d glasses supplied

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: Drmatt (richersounds.com)

Excellent projector

 

Looks amazing and is bright enough to use in normal rooms without blackout. Picture is stunning out of the box. Also very quiet- PS4 is louder. Got excellent service from Josh and the team at Chelsea.

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: Spratherjr (bestbuy.com)

Great projector

 

Just installed my new system. This projector with the slate gray screen innovations looks wonderful.

Jan, 2016

Product Specifications

Certificates

Energy Star certified: No

Design

Colour of product:Black / White
Form factor:Desktop / Portable
LED indicators: Yes
Product Type:Desktop projector / Portable projector

Display

Built-in Display: No
Display:SXRD projection system

Lamps

Bulb power:200 / 215
Lamp Type:SHP / UHP
Lamps quantity:1
Service life of lamp:6000

Lens System

Digital Zoom:1.6
Horizontal lens shift range:-25 - 25 / 25 - -25
Throw ratio:0.48 - 0.65:1 / 1.36:1 - 2.16:1
Vertical lens shift range:-71 - 71 / 71 - -71

Multimedia

Built-in speaker(s): No

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Wi-Fi: No

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):-20 - 60 / 35 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60

Other features

Dimensions (WxDxH):407.4 x 463.9 x 179.2
Interface:HDMI 1 / HDMI 2 HDMI (x2) Y PB/CB PR/CR Pin Jack (x3) INPUT A RGB/Y Pb/Cb Pr/Cr input connector: Mini D-sub 15-pin (female) REMOTE RS-232C connector: D-sub 9-pin (female) IR IN Mini Jack 3D SYNC RJ-45
Native Resolution:1920 x 1080

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

HDCP: No
Horizontal scan range:19 - 72
Noise Level:22
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), DUT, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUS, SWE, THA
Vertical scan range:48 - 92

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1 / 2
RS-232 ports:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (max):310
Power Consumption (Standby):0.4
Power consumption (typical):310
Power Source:AC

Projector

Colour light output:1800
Contrast ratio (dynamic):120000:1
Contrast ratio (typical):120000:1
Matrix size:1.55
Matrix type:3-panel (p-Si TFT active)
Projection Technology:SXRD
Projector brightness:1800
Projector native resolution:1080p (1920x1080)
Screen size compatibility:1016 - 7620
White light output:1800
Zoom capability:Approx. x 1.6 / Manual
Zoom ratio:1.6:1

Storage

Card reader integrated: No

Video

3D: Yes
3D compatibility: Yes
Full HD: Yes
Supported video modes:480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:40.7 / 46.4
Height :17.9
Weight:10 / 9
Width:40.7 / 46.4