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Sony VPL-VW500ES

Sony VPL-VW500ES
alaScore 97

28 reviews

Oct, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews of Sony VPL-VW500ES. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. Views about the image quality and size are overall positive, but many are less positive about the noise. Reviews are divided on the price.

usability, size, image quality


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Sony VPL-VW500ES is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sony VPL-VW500ES


alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Sony VPL-VW500ES from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Projectors on People are impressed by the price, whereas there are some negative comments about the noise and image quality.


image quality, noise

67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony VPL-VW500ES - VPL-VW500ES, 4K Projector, 1700lm, 4K native SXRD 3D, 200.000:1, 3 Years Prime Support, 4K Reality Creation, Compact design, Electr

Oct, 2015

hcc best buy

Expert review by: John Archer (

Sony VPL-VW500ES review


With rival projection technologies struggling to get their 4K acts together, Sony has been quick to seize the next-gen initiative with its SXRD system, and having launched the stellar 4K-resolution VPL-VW1000ES around 18 months ago, it's now out to...

Native 4K looks incredible; upscaled HD looks nearly as good; remarkably affordable for a 4K projector; excellent colour reproduction

Contrast is bettered by JVC’s D-ILA projectors; slight crosstalk with 3D; 3D spex are optional

Jan, 2014

ExpertReviews Award

Expert review by: Tom Morgan (

Sony VPL-VW500es review


A competitvely-priced Ultra HD projector with HDMI 2.0 inputs that should extend its usefulness

With the VW500ES, Sony has managed to create a projector that has plenty of features and very impressive image quality. It’s still incredibly expensive, but the VW500ES’s HDMI 2.0 inputs will extend the life of the projector, and it’s cheaper than an...

Jan, 2014

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: John Archer (

Sony VPL-VW500ES


Sony's new projector brings big-screen 4K home

Stunning 4K picture quality ; Amazing price for a 4K projector ; High quality HD upscaling

Rather high input lag ; HDMI inputs aren't fully up to HDMI 2.0 spec ; Deeper black levels available elsewhere

There are a huge selection of picture fine tuning features within the VW500ES’s menus, most of which can yield subtle benefits if you choose to explore them. The only features we want to mention here, though, are the noise reduction, motion processing...

Nov, 2013

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Sony VPL-VW500ES 4K projector review


Sony's latest projector gains HDMI 2.0 support for native 4K playback at 60fps, as well as a significantly lower price - read our first impressions here

Oct, 2013

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Sony VPL-VW500ES


A hugely-tempting proposition, it sets the bar high for 4K picture quality

Performs superbly with 4K source material ; Finesse with colours ; Precision in defining outlines ; Easy to set up ; Good with 3D

Still an expensive proposition ; Some cheaper non-4K rivals are better with Blu-ray

This is a hugely capable projector that is more than able to deliver on the brilliance of Ultra HD.

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Sony VPL-VW500ES projector


Say hello to the unfortunately named Sony VPL-VW500ES, a massive beast of a projector that dolls out 4K resolution flicks and costs a whopping £8,799. That might put it on the pricier spectrum of projectors, but it's still cheaper than many of its...

The Sony VPL-VW500ES is staggeringly expensive, but still remains one of the more affordable (relative) entries into the world of 4K home cinema projectors. For just under £8,800, you get an Ultra HD projector that doesn't skimp on quality and 3D...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Stephen Dawson (

Sony VPL-VW500ES 4K AV projector REVIEW


If you're after the biggest highest resolution available at home today, Sony's 4K projector delivers... at a price, but a lower one than before... Read More