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Sony VPL-VW200

Sony VPL-VW200
alaScore 84

27 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the black level. The image quality also gets good opinions, whereas there are some less positive comments about the value for money. There are some mixed reviews about the design.

image quality, black level

value for money

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.

Review analysis

(Based on 27 reviews)

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Sony VPL-VW200

 

Sony's 2007 flagship front projector , the VPL-VW200, uses the company's variant of LCoS , called SXRD, and like most high-end projectors, it features a native resolution of 1080p. Those specs and jargon may well impress your buddies, but the real...

This projector has exceptional color fidelity. It produces a deep shade of black with excellent shadow detail. It also has a superb feature package, including panel alignment and blacking, and it has solid connectivity.

Expensive; some loss of resolution because of the scaler; MotionFlow dejudder processing creates artifacts and makes film look more like video; no horizontal lens shift.

Although it certainly costs more than most of the 1080p competition, the SXRD-based Sony VPL-VW200 delivers one of the best pictures of any projector we've tested.

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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...

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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

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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...

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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...

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Sony VPL-VW200

 

Got 2 previous model (VW100) both were broken during trip in car, the first one still under warrenty, moving in the selling box, no shock, but the lens carriage broke, the warrenty didn't work for that, and more they will have to change the whole...

the image quality is good, the best I've seen

fail often, bad qualtity, will never buy sony again

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Sony VPL-VW200

 

Got 2 previous model (VW100) both were broken during trip in car, the first one still under warrenty, moving in the selling box, no shock, but the lens carriage broke, the warrenty didn't work for that, and more they will have to change the whole...

the image quality is good, the best I've seen

fail often, bad qualtity, will never buy sony again

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"same quality then "no-name" made in china product"

 

Got 2 previous model (VW100) both were broken during trip in car, the first one still under warrenty, moving in the selling box, no shock, but the lens carriage broke, the warrenty didn't work for that, and more they will have to change the whole...

the image quality is good, the best I've seen

fail often, bad qualtity, will never buy sony again

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SONY VPL-VW200

 

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

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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

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:22.6in
Height:6.9in
Weight:44.1lbs
Width:19.5in

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:25ft / 300in
Max Resolution:1920 x 1080
Min Image Size:3.3ft / 40.2in
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

Projector Lamp

Lamp Type:Xenon gas fluorescent lamp

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC 3.58 / NTSC 4.43 / PAL / PAL 60 / PAL-M / PAL-N / SECAM
Analog Video Signal:Component video / Composite video / RGB / S-Video
Digital Video Standard:High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)
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