The Sony VPL-EW435 is a $749, WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution projector claiming 3,100 lumens. This business and education projector could find its home in either a conference room or classroom, though for the purpose of this review, I will focus mainly on education. I’m in high gear review-wise to get these projectors ready for this year’s Classroom Projectors Report, where we discuss all of the projectors we’ve reviewed over the year and how each performs, which ones won awards, and even providing insight into the siblings of each projector model.
I’ve reviewed just about all the current big names in the business and education market, save for one. A Sony at last! I’ve been a fan of Sony since the first PlayStation came out, and will generally reach for a Sony-anything over any other brand when given the choice. I had the pleasure of working with Sony’s $15,000 true 4K home theater projector, the VPL-VW665ES, last year while reviewing Elite Screens’ CineGrey 3D screen material, and ever since then, I’ve wanted to get my hands on another projector of theirs.
Looking at the specs and price, right of the bat, the Sony VPL-EW435 seems to be a really good value, comparable to a few of the other similarly-spec’d projectors I’ve reviewed this year. So far, it has the best price of them all, so let’s see how it performs, and whether it lives up to my expectations! In the section below, I’ll go more into detail about the projector, then provide some highlights before moving onto the special features on the following page. Let’s get started!