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Sony VPL-VW60

Sony VPL-VW60
alaScore 87

80 reviews

Feb, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 80 reviews of Sony VPL-VW60. 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. Comments about the noise and black level are generally positive. The usability and design are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the price.

image quality, design, usability, black level, noise

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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 user reviews of Sony VPL-VW60 from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Projectors on People are impressed by the design and usability. The price and image quality are also mentioned favorably.

image quality, price, usability, design

57% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Sony VPL-VW60


While its color fidelity is not nearly as good as other late-model Sony SXRD products, the otherwise good-performing VPL-VW60 home theater projector remains a solid value.

The Sony VPL-VW60 has accurate color decoding and reproduces a deep shade of black; comprehensive feature package.

Inaccurate primary colors.

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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...


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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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

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Sony VPL-VW60 SXRD Projector


Not too long ago (June 2007), we checked out this projector's predecessor. In a roundup and the Mitsubishi HC5000, we chose the JVC as the hands-down winner for picture quality, but that wasn't the whole story. The VPL-VW50 was a close second, and one...

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Sony VPL-VW60 SXRD Projector


Not too long ago (June 2007), we checked out this projector's predecessor. In a roundup and the Mitsubishi HC5000, we chose the JVC as the hands-down winner for picture quality, but that wasn't the whole story. The VPL-VW50 was a close second, and one...

The scaling seems improved as well. The professor scene in chapter 2 of The Fifth Element DVD shows a lot of detail. Noise has also been improved. Not that there was too much of it before, but there seems to be less now.

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Review: Sony VPL-VW60


The big question is .... does the VW60 live up to all the hype? Well, yes and no. The fact is that if you buy the VW60 without seeing the competition in a side by side shootout, odds are you will be wildly enthused with its performance. My first...

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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

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


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:25ft / 300in
Max Resolution:1920 x 1080
Max Screen Distance:53ft
Min Image Size:3.3ft / 40.2in
Min Screen Distance:4ft
Native Aspect Ratio:Widescreen
Recommended Use of Projector:Cinema
Type:SXRD projector


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony VPL

Projector Lamp

Lamp Type:UHP

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)