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Sony VPL-CW255 Projector

3700:1 WXGA (1280x800) 4,500 ANSI Lumens 1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Jul 2014
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The VPL-CW255 offers superior WXGA 16:10 widescreen resolution and environmentally-friendly features for a low total cost of ownership. The VPL-CW255 incorporates Sony'sBrightEra 3LCD inorganic... More
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8 Reasons For

Good Brand

Sony projectors have an average rating of 89%, which is in the top 16% of all multimedia projector brands that we have analysed.

Has a Built-In Speaker

The Sony VPL-CW255 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the VPL-CW255.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of data projectors that were launched more than two years ago is 3,000 ANSI lumens. The VPL-CW255 has one of the brighter projector brightness (4,500 ANSI lumens) amongst projectors of this age.

If you would prefer a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to consider the Christie DHD600-G[plb_3022336_price] (5,950 ANSI lumens).

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

This projector supports a graphics resolution of 1280 x 800 (WXGA)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA), which is typical of many similar spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Matrix Size

The matrix sizes of multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to the VPL-CW255 range from 0.3" to 0.96", and the average matrix size is 0.63". With a matrix size of 0.75 inches, the Sony VPL-CW255 has one of the bigger matrix sizes amongst data projectors of this age.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The VPL-CW255 has more VGA (D-Sub) ports than most of the multimedia projectors of this age and spec. This Sony projector is a three VGA (D-Sub) port projector compared to most of the similar spec projectors that were released more than two years ago which only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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Fairly Big Lamp Power

At 245 Watts, the VPL-CW255 has a fairly big lamp power compared to most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-CW255. The smallest lamp power of projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-CW255 is 130W, the biggest is 580W, and the average lamp power is 230W.

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Quite Bright Brightness in Economy Mode

The dimmest brightness in economy mode of similar spec projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VPL-CW255 is 20 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 4,000 ANSI lumens, and the average brightness in economy mode is 1,700 ANSI lumens. At 2,500 ANSI lumens, the VPL-CW255 has a fairly bright brightness in economy mode compared to most of the other data projectors of this spec and age.

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5 Reasons Against

Only 100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on projectors that are a comparable age to it.

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Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

Most similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-CW255 do not support 3D image projection. The Sony VPL-CW255 is no exception to this as it too does not support 3D image projection.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other multimedia projectors with a 3D image projection and we think the Benq SX914[plb_1999632_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Most projectors that have been available for a similar time to the VPL-CW255 do not support Full HD projection. The VPL-CW255 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD projection.

We compared all the other projectors which also support Full HD projection to this data projector and we think the Panasonic PT-FX400U[plb_1816819_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most projectors that have been around for around the same time as the VPL-CW255 do not support WiFi connectivity. The Sony VPL-CW255 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in alternative data projectors which also support WiFi connectivity including the Gigabyte BRIX Projector[plb_2116585_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only One Audio in Port

Most multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years have one audio in port, including the VPL-CW255 which has one audio in port.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony VPL-CW255

Running Costs Are Average

Based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the VPL-CW255 is £113, which is typical compared to the other projectors of this type and age.

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Sony released the VPL-CW255.

WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

This projector has a native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many projectors of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Specification

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Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Brightness in Economy Mode
Zoom Capability
Projection Distance
Compatible Screen Size
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Focus Mode
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
PC Audio Input
Serial Interface Type
PC Audio Output
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Integrated TV Tuner
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
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AC Input Voltage
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Operational Conditions
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Certificates
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Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Cable Included
Other Features
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Electricity cost when switched on £108.96
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £112.65
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.56 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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