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Sony VPL-VW85

Sony VPL-VW85
alaScore 86

23 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the noise and usability. The design and value for money also get good reviews, but comments are divided on the size.

image quality, value for money, design, usability, noise

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Sony VPL-VW85 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 23 reviews)

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Sony VPL-VW85 SXRD Projector Review

 

Not long ago, projecting an image large enough to fill anything bigger than an 80" screen required purchasing a CRT (cathode ray tube) projector that weighed as much as a Smart Car and who only an investment banker could afford. Those CRT projectors...

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Sony VPL-VW85

 

The Sony VPL-VW85 is a larger projector, it sports a motorize zoom lens, and lens shift. It's reasonably good looking, physically more attractive than most, but it's the performance that will have you putting a serious dent in that credit card

Excellent Color with particularly good skin tones (with a hint of too much red) ; Slightly above average brightness in "best" movie mode ; Superb black level performance ; Very good shadow detail performance ; If not using the dynamic iris, manual iris...

A relatively dim "brightest" mode, of 725 lumens means it can't deal with very much ambient light, at all ; Average sharpness (ok, that's more of a "typical" than a Con, but, sharpness is a big thing, for many, a key deciding factor ; Likely average to...

My last thoughts: Well, I'd rather have the VW85 over my RS20, if for no other reason, for the CFI for sports viewing. I'm even more intrigued, by JVC's DLA-RS35. The RS35 is essentially an VW85 with hand picked components and a higher level of quality...

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Sony Bravia VPL-VW85

 

The VPL-VW85 is a high-end home theatre projector that boasts full 1080p resolution support. Is it a worthwhile investment?

Though expensive the Sony is a cost-effective way to create an impressive, large-screen experience.

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Sony BRAVIA VPL-VW85 SXRD Projector

 

The June 2009 issue of Home Theater featured a glowing report on Sony's VPL-VW70 video projector. But as they say, time flies when you're having fun. Building on its enviable past record in cutting-edge, high-value video projectors, Sony has just...

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Sony BRAVIA VPL-VW85 SXRD Projector

 

The June 2009 issue of Home Theater featured a glowing report on Sony's VPL-VW70 video projector. But as they say, time flies when you're having fun. Building on its enviable past record in cutting-edge, high-value video projectors, Sony has just...

Sony's Real Color Processing (RCP) feature provides color and hue (but not brightness) adjustments for each of the primary and secondary colors. In my opinion, RCP, which we've seen in other Sony displays, has always been too ergonomically confusing to...

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Sony BRAVIA VPL-VW85 Review

 

If you're looking for a high-performance home cinema projector under $10,000, the Sony VW85 is a great option.

The Sony BRAVIA VPL-VW85 is a very impressive home theater projector, designed for the cinema enthusiast who wants to put the best possible image in a light-controlled environment. Despite its low 800-lumen rating, it has the brightness to drive a...

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Sony VPL-VW85 review

 

Sony's SXRD projector sets a high standard

Excellent picture ; Flexible lens system ; Extensive user parameters

MotionFlow technology might not appeal to all

Recommended!

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Sony Bravia VPL-VW85 SXRD Projector

 

The Sony Bravia VPL-VW85 sets a new standard for the £5,000 sector of the projector market.

The best home cinema of 2011: a round-up of 2011's best home cinema products from blu-ray systems to home cinema projectors.

EISA Award - Best Product

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European Video Projector 2009-2010 -> Sony BRAVIA VPL-VW85

 

Seeing is believing' says Sony, and that has never been more true than with the new BRAVIA VPL-VW85. Using three latest generation SXRD panels with 1920x1080 pixels each, it produces smooth and crisp High Definition images. In conjunction with a...

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Sony - Bravia VPL-VW85

 

Home Cinema is a serious business thanks to the ever escalating march of technology and the rise of Blu-ray players and HD movies. With the opportunity to watch films in widescreen at near cinematic quality, aficionados ...

Yes it's a hefty price tag, but for the serious Home Cinema lover, Sony's answer to JVC's D-ILA range provides excellent sharpness and colour authentication with increased smoothness and easy remote controlling.

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