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Sony VPL-HS20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of Sony VPL-HS20. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the noise and design. The usability and price are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the black level.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony VPL-HS20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony VPL-HS20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Sony VPL-HS20 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviews about the noise and size are generally positive. The usability and design are also appreciated, but there are some less positive reviews about the price.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2019

Expert review by : Kevin Miller (cnet.com)

Performance

 

Sony VPL-HS20

Impressive color decoding with no red push; independent memory per input; high-definition-capable resolution of 1,386x788; solid connectivity.

Black-level performance not as good as that of DLP projectors; visible screen-door effect; some visible artifacts in dark source material.

Although not up to videophile standards, this budget model is among the best HDTV-capable LCD projectors we've tested.

Mar, 2004

Highly Rated!

Expert review by : Evan Powell (projectorcentral.com)

Sony VPL-HS20 Home Theater Projector Review

 

Sony got into the widescreen projector business long before most other vendors were even thinking about it. Due to their long track record of delivering more and better performance for the money, each new Sony widescreen projector is anticipated with...

In terms of pure price/performance the VPL-HS20 is the best widescreen home theater projector Sony has yet delivered. We recommend using it in a darkened viewing space to take full advantage of its video optimizing features, which consequently reduce...

Feb, 2004

Expert review by : Kevin Miller (cnet.com.au)

Sony VPL-HS20

 

Although not up to videophile standards, this budget model is among the best HDTV-capable LCD projectors we've tested.

Impressive color decoding with no red push ; Independent memory per input ; High-definition-capable resolution of 1,386x788 ; Solid connectivity

Black-level performance not as good as that of DLP projectors ; Visible screen-door effect ; Some visible artifacts in dark source material

After a separate calibration for HD material, we sat back to watch some HD material. The picture looked good with bright material, but again, dark scenes revealed some visible artifacts and an overall lack of shadow detail and depth.

Jul, 2004

Consumer review (hometheaterforum.com)

Great picture but dim for bright rooms

 

Great for a dedicated home theater but does not have the output for bright rooms. We connect this to Pioneer DVD and a Samsung Blu Ray player the picture quality is excellent, black levels could be better but better than most we reviewed at the time....

Color, image qaulity

Dim for bright room

Dec, 2010

Consumer review (hometheaterforum.com)

Sony VPLHS20 Cineza Digital Home Entertainment LCD Projector

 

Great for a dedicated home theater but does not have the output for bright rooms. We connect this to Pioneer DVD and a Samsung Blu Ray player the picture quality is excellent, black levels could be better but better than most we reviewed at the time....

Color, image qaulity

Dim for bright room

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