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Sony VPL EW5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews of Sony VPL EW5. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the size. The reliability is also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the price and noise.

reliability, size

image quality, usability, noise, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony VPL EW5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony VPL EW5


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony VPL EW5 from The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on People really like the reliability. The size is also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the usability and noise.

size, reliability

image quality, noise, usability

0% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony VPL-EW5 UltraPortable Projector - 1280 x 800 WXGA - 6.61lbSony VPL-EW5 UltraPortable Projector - 1280 x 800 WXGA - 6.61lb

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Jeremy Laird (

Sony VPL-EW5 review


A versatile all-rounder that doesn't break the bank

High power lamp ; Great colours

Black levels

An all purpose projector that's not afraid to play in the daytime

Feb, 2009

Consumer review (

quality picture sony vpl ews projector


Disappointed with the product made sony co,ltd I buy another brand projector but the picture quality is not sejernih Sony VPL EWS Technical Details for Sony VPL EW5 Product Description Sony VPL EW5 - LCD projector Device Type LCD projector - High...

Best quality picture


Dec, 2008

Consumer review (



A projector is useful device specially to people who is doing or presenting a presentation for displaying video, images or computer data on a screen or other flat surface. The device is mostly use by an Instructor within a school or for business too...

Much better than analog


Nov, 2008

Product Specifications

Sony's VPL-E Series data projectors are extremely affordable and ideal for a number of applications, especially in education and business. Sony's VPL-EW5 is not only stylish, but also provides a high brightness of 2000 lumens. If widescreen projection is desired, the VPL-EW5 offers WXGA resolution. This projector comes equipped with a short focal-length lens enabling large-screen projection from a very short distance. Because this projector was designed primarily for education and business, it is very easy to use and provides security features such as a password authentication system and a security bar. In addition, it offers a variety of interfaces such as a monitor output, audio output, RS-232C for control, and High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) for digital video projection. All of these features combine to make the VPL-E Series ideal for both classrooms and conference rooms.

Audio Output


Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
Display Resolution Abbreviation:WXGA
HD Image Format:720p
High Definition:High Definition
Image Brightness:2000ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:700:1
Max Image Size:7.62m / 762cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800
Min Image Size:1.02m / 102cm
Native Aspect Ratio:Widescreen
Recommended Use of Projector:Cinema
Type:LCD projector


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony VPL


Bulb power:190
Lamp Type:UHP
Service life of lamp:2000 / 3000
Service life of lamp (economic mode):3000


Number of built-in speakers:1
RMS rated power:1

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):35 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):32 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60

Other features

Analogue video signal:NTSC3.58, PAL, SECAM, NTSC4.43, PAL-M, PAL-N, PAL60
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Dimensions (WxDxH):314 x 269 x 109
Video Out:HD D-sub 15 (RGB)

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite Video In:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
RS-232 ports:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Power Consumption (Standby):3
Power consumption (typical):225 / 260


Contrast ratio (typical):700:1
Keystone correction, vertical:-30 - 30
Projection Technology:LCD
Projector brightness:2000
Projector native resolution:WXGA (1280x800)
Screen size compatibility:1016 - 7620

Projector Lamp

Bulb life cycle:2000hour(s)
Bulb type:UHP

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:NTSC / NTSC 3.58 / NTSC 4.43 / PAL / PAL 60 / PAL-M / PAL-N / SECAM
Analogue video Signal:Component video / Composite video / RGB / S-Video

Weight & Dimensions