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Sony VPL-VW85

Sony VPL-VW85
alaScore 86

23 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the black level and usability. The design and value for money also get good views.

image quality, value for money, design, usability, black level

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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Cinema Performance

 

Reading about its performance was one thing, but living it is truly something else. Whether fast-paced action movies or bright animation movies, this projector performs very highly. Will recommend for anyone willing to go the extra length and...

Amazing, Crisp Picture ; Deep Blacks ; Smooth Projection ; Futuristic Design ; Quiet ;

None - Yet (3 Months of ownership) ;

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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

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Best Purchase Evar

 

I love this.

Amazing HD Quality

it sucks

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Greatly exceeds my expectations!

 

This is my first foray into a front projector for my home theater. I seriously considered one of the new LCD projectors, but was turned off by reports of dust blobs in the light path and panel alignment issues.

Beautiful accurate colors, legendary SXRD pixel density, SILENT fan, undetectable iris, excellent blacks/contrast

Lack of motorized zoom & focus. Not really a problem unless you want a CIH setup

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