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Sony-vpl-bw5.2099935
7.6 out of 10

Sony VPL-BW5

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Overall 10
10

Great Projector

James Mayo, Amazon
7 April 2013
  • Summary: This projector has a great clear picture. Especially for the low price! It's a little bit loud but it's definitely worth it for the price!
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Overall 10
9.7
Value for money 10
10
Features 10
10
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 8
8.0
Reliability 10
10
Construction 10
10

User Review

trint99, Projector Central
29 March 2011
  • Summary: Personal Experience I purchased the Sony for $800 from an on-line vendor. I have it ceiling mounted about 15 feet from a custom built screen (approx 120" diag). I'm not a videophile, but for me and my guests, the picture is amazing. The unit is quiet enough that it's not noticeable. At such a large screen size, there is minor "screen door" effect but only if you are less than 6 feet from the screen (way too close).
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Features 10
10
Ease of use 10
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Picture quality 10
10
Reliability 10
10
Construction 10
10

VPL-BW5

Kjd1954@netzero.com, aboutprojectors.com
4 March 2011
  • Summary: This projector is perfect. I was willing to spend 5k on a projector, and they talked me in to this unit and I am very happy.
  • Pros: Very nice projector for the money. This installation was easy as well. Installed in a 72' long x 54' wide building about 18' from a 144" screen. The projector is mounted at about 13' from the floor. Everyone who sees the picture cannot beleive the HD quality of movies and such. we have had masny parties and many critics and they all love it.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

Sony Projector

thmskl, Ebay
5 October 2010
  • Summary: When we built our deck, we wanted it to become like a room addition, a place where our family would spend time together, and where we could entertain friends. We don't have a pool, so we decided to have backyard movie nights, and began looking for a projector. Since our "screen" is a tan stucco wall, and light levels vary greatly, we did not feel that a 1080 native resolution unit was worth the extra cost.
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Overall 4
4.0

Great projector... when it works.

Patrick O'Hanlon, Amazon
5 September 2010
  • Summary: I've owned one of these for a year. It is great when it's here, but the image chip has completely failed TWICE. The first time was after less than 55 hours of use and 5 weeks of ownership. It showed only pink and green vertical bars. I couldn't even see the internal menus. It was gone for about 2 months because the repair facility had to obtain the part. (AND AMAZON REFUSED TO ACCEPT A TOTAL FAILURE AS A RETURN EVEN THOUGH IT WAS ONLY A WEEK PAST THEIR RETURN POLICY.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great entry level projector.

dsieme01, Ebay
10 November 2009
  • Summary: Its a really nice projector. auto detects inputs. Its a nice projector in the price point this unit fits into.
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Overall 8
8.0

Happy with quality, but there are caveats for some

A Fine Lion, Amazon
31 July 2009
  • Summary: Something to remind people is that many electronics are designed to be near the viewing source, so when you have a projector TV of any type, there are some caveats. If you have a Wii, speakers, or something similar that you'd usually have by the TV, remember that the sensor bar has to be near the screen to make sense while playing, and since the projector is on the opposite side the room, you'll find yourself having to accommodate that by running wires all over or...
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