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Sony VPL-CW275
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Sony VPL-CW275 Projector

3000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 5,100 ANSI Lumens 1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Mar 2014
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The VPL-CW275 provides widescreen image with its significantly high 5100lm/WXGA projection. It is equipped with technologies including Bright Era 3LCD panels, Advanced Crisp Foucus Lens, and... More
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Sony Projectors Have Good Reviews

We checked the reviews from users and experts of hundreds of projectors to determine an average rating for each data projector brand. On average Sony data projectors have good reviews from users and experts.

Has a Built-In Speaker

The Sony VPL-CW275 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other projectors of this spec and age.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

Across all the 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VPL-CW275 the projector brightness range from 100 ANSI lumens to 8,000 ANSI lumens. At 5,100 ANSI lumens, the Sony VPL-CW275 has a fairly bright projector brightness compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the VPL-CW275.

If you want a projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to look at the Hitachi CP-WX8255A[plb_1884022_price] (5,500 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

This multimedia projector supports a graphics resolution of 1280 x 800 (WXGA)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA), which is typical of many comparable spec data projectors that are a similar age to it.

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

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

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Very Big Matrix Size

The average matrix size of data projectors of a comparable type and age to the VPL-CW275 is 0.61", and the matrix sizes range from 0.55" to 0.75". At 0.75 inches, the VPL-CW275 has a very big matrix size compared to most of the other projectors that were released around the same time as the VPL-CW275.

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Six Audio Out Ports

The VPL-CW275 has more audio out ports than most of the data projectors that were released more than two years ago. This multimedia projector is a six audio out port multimedia projector compared to most of the projectors of a similar spec and age to the VPL-CW275 which only have between one and five audio out ports.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The VPL-CW275 has more VGA (D-Sub) ports than most of the projectors of a similar spec and age to the VPL-CW275. Most of the data projectors of this age and spec only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports, however this data projector has three VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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Two Audio in Ports

Most data projectors of a comparable age and type to the VPL-CW275 have between one and two audio in ports, including the Sony VPL-CW275 which has two audio in ports.

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Very Bright Brightness in Economy Mode

Projectors of a similar type and age to the VPL-CW275 have brightness in economy mode of between 1,500 ANSI lumens and 4,400 ANSI lumens, and the average brightness in economy mode is 2,400 ANSI lumens. At 4,200 ANSI lumens, the VPL-CW275 has a very bright brightness in economy mode compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VPL-CW275.

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Quite Big Lamp Power

The Sony VPL-CW275 has one of the bigger lamp power (280 Watts) amongst data projectors of this age. The smallest lamp power of projectors of a comparable type and age to the VPL-CW275 is 140W, the biggest is 400W, and the average lamp power is 240W.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on data projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate

This data projector has a 10|100 Mbit/s ethernet LAN data transfer rate, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data transfer rate on data projectors of this spec and age.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The VPL-CW275 does not support 3D image projection. Most of the other multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-CW275 also do not support 3D image projection.

We think you might also be interested in other data projectors which also support 3D image projection including the NEC NP-M311W[plb_1525270_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The VPL-CW275 does not support Full HD projection, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been around for a similar time to the VPL-CW275 also do not support Full HD projection.

There are a number of alternative projectors which also support Full HD projection which you might want to look at including the Epson 475Wi[plb_1778250_price], or the Hitachi CP-WX8255A[plb_1884022_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and type to the VPL-CW275, the VPL-CW275 does not support WiFi connectivity.

It is worth considering alternative multimedia projectors which also support WiFi connectivity including the NEC NP-UM330[plb_1528333_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Running Costs Are Very High

The VPL-CW275 has an average running cost of £150 over 1 year based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is in the most expensive 16% of all 92 projectors of a similar type and age.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

Across all the 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-CW275 the service life of lamp in economic mode range from 230h to 20,000h. At only 4,000 hours, the VPL-CW275 has a fairly short service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-CW275.

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1 Other reason to consider the Sony VPL-CW275

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Sony released the VPL-CW275.

Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Brightness in Economy Mode
Zoom Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Projection Technology
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Focus Mode
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
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
Audio Out Port
Audio 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
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display Language
On Screen Display
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption During PowerSave
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Battery
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Storage Range
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Cable Included
Other Features
Technical Details

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £127.23
Electricity cost when on standby £22.11
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Total running cost over 5 years £149.34
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.74 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 20 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00027242859715, 00272428597152, 00619712797711, 00711719113003, 04905524904048

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