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Sony VPL-VW100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews of Sony VPL-VW100. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the noise and design are overall positive. The image quality and price also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the size and usability. Comments are divided on the reliability.

price, image quality, design, noise

usability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony VPL-VW100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony VPL-VW100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony VPL-VW100 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

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

Jun, 2019

Expert review by : Gary Merson (cnet.com)

Performance

 

Sony VPL-VW100

Lowest priced 1080p front projector; solid video processing with 2:3 pull-down and proper de-interlacing of 1080i; resolves every detail of 1080i and 1080p sources; can reproduce deep black levels; accepts native 1080p signals; comprehensive features...

Expensive; quoted brightness limits screens to around 100 inches (diagonal); high-priced replacement lamp; high power consumption at 610 watts; imperfect uniformity in white fields; can't switch aspect ratios with HD sources.

The Sony VPL-VW100 produces big, beautiful 1080p images at a price-to-performance ratio that no current projector can match.

May, 2006

Expert review by : Geoffrey Morrison (hometheater.com)

Sony VPL-VW100 LCOS Projector

 

I've been saying it since the first 1080p displays hit the market: There's no need for 1080p on a screen smaller than 65 inches. Your eye just can't resolve that kind of detail at the distance just about everyone sits from their TV. Resoundingly, no...

Apr, 2006

Expert review by : Geoffrey Morrison (hometheatermag.com)

Sony VPL-VW100 LCOS Projector

 

I've been saying it since the first 1080p displays hit the market: There's no need for 1080p on a screen smaller than 65 inches. Your eye just can't resolve that kind of detail at the distance just about everyone sits from their TV. Resoundingly, no...

Deinterlacing was fairly average. The 3:2 pickup wasn't very fast, and video processing showed some jagged edges with the waving-flag scene on Silicon Optix's HQV Benchmark DVD. Turn off the Digital Reality Creation (DRC). It adds more jaggies.

Apr, 2006

Expert review by : Thomas J. Norton (hometheater.com)

Sony VPL-VW100 SXRD Video Projector Part II

 

The delay also gave me more time with the projector. Further viewing certainly did not change my opinion of this superb product. But it did surface an additional problem with this (admittedly pre-production) sample, allow me to check out the projector...

Feb, 2006

Expert review by : Thomas J. Norton (ultimateavmag.com)

Sony VPL-VW100 SXRD Video Projector Part II

 

The delay also gave me more time with the projector. Further viewing certainly did not change my opinion of this superb product. But it did surface an additional problem with this (admittedly pre-production) sample, allow me to check out the projector...

Beautifully smooth, detailed image

Feb, 2006

Expert review by : Thomas J. Norton (hometheater.com)

Sony VPL-VW100 SXRD Video Projector Part I

 

So concluded my review of the first SXRD product, Sony's $30,000, 1920x1080 QUALIA 004 projector, in the May 2004 Stereophile Guide to Home Theater. And while those anticipated, less expensive SXRD products took a while to materialize (the...

Dec, 2005

Expert review by : Thomas J. Norton (ultimateavmag.com)

Sony VPL-VW100 SXRD Video Projector Part I

 

"Sony has unquestionably made a breakthrough here. We'll wait anxiously to see if they can product the SXRD chips in sufficient quantity. . .If they can, less pricey models are likely to follow. But for the here and now, the QUALIA 004 is one...

Dec, 2005

Expert review by : John Archer (trustedreviews.com)

Sony VPL-VW100 Projector

 

Sony takes on JVC with its version of the Liquid Crystal on Silicon technique.

The VW100's connections are pretty admirable for the most part, too. DVI and HDMI sockets provide you with digital HD pictures, while you also get the de rigueur component video inputs, a PC port, a 12V trigger output you could use to drive an attached...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Sony VPL-VW100 review

 

If even 50inch TVs are too dinky for you, try a projector. Maybe Sony's top-end offering could tempt you.

A fabulous projector that offers stunning performance for the money.

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Sony VPL-VW100 review

 

Yet another new projection technology has arrived

Design ; picture quality ; connectivity ; feature count ; 1080p compatible

Black levels jump occasionally ; replacement lamps are expensive

There's a new kid on the projection block and he's going to be popular!

Mar, 2006

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