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Sony VPL-DX120
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Sony VPL-DX120 Projector

2500:1 XGA (1024x768) 2,600 ANSI Lumens Jul 2012
Contrast Ratio Native Projector Resolution Projector Brightness Built-In Speaker Release Date
The VPL-DX120 is ideal for a range of business applications, especially small office and home office use. Designed with a sleek and stylish look, the flexible and compact new models also have the... More
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8 Reasons For

Good User Reviews

On average, VPL-DX120 owners rated this data projector 80%.

Sony Has Good Data Projector Reviews

Sony is one of the superior projector manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, and Sony also has good ratings for its 2500:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors.

Running Costs Are Low

The VPL-DX120 has an average 1 year running cost of only £91 based on average energy prices, which makes it one of the cheaper to run 2500:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years.

Acceptable Noise Level

One person who bought this projector reckoned that it was quiet. Andrew Dixon mentioned in his review of this projector “I am very pleased with my Sony projector which is very bright and fairly quiet” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100.

Good Product Quality

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was good quality. Mr Andy Coombes wrote on Amazon “Good quality, great image”.

Has a Built-In Speaker

The Sony VPL-DX120 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other projectors of this spec and age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other data projectors with a built-in speaker currently available including the Ricoh PJ WX4130[plb_2922469_price], or the Infocus IN8601[plb_1796831_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The average service life of lamp in economic mode of multimedia projectors of this type and age is 5,600h, and the service life of lamp in economic mode range from 2,000h to 8,000h. With a service life of lamp in economic mode of 7,000 hours, the VPL-DX120 has one of the longer service life of lamp in economic mode amongst comparable spec multimedia projectors of this age.

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Very Light

At only 2.5 kilograms, the VPL-DX120 is fairly light compared to most of the other 2500:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the VPL-DX120. The weights of projectors of a similar spec and age to the VPL-DX120 range from 470g to 47kg.

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5 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

Expert review website parentesis.com scored this projector 60 out of 100. This puts this multimedia projector in the bottom 15% of all the projectors of this spec and age when ranked by average expert review score.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The Sony VPL-DX120 does not support Full HD projection. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age also do not support Full HD projection.

Alternative projectors which also support Full HD projection that you might want to consider include the LG PB62G[plb_1488637_price], the Panasonic PT-DW740ELS[plb_1788305_price], or the Infocus IN8601[plb_1796831_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

Most projectors that were launched more than two years ago do not support 3D image projection. The Sony VPL-DX120 is no exception to this as it too does not support 3D image projection.

It is worth considering alternative data projectors which also support 3D image projection including the LG PB62G[plb_1488637_price], the Infocus IN8601[plb_1796831_price], or the Vivitek Qumi Q2[plb_1925642_price].

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most 2500:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago do not support WiFi connectivity. The VPL-DX120 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of alternative projectors which also support WiFi connectivity that you might want to look at including the Sony VPL-DX146[plb_1609067_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

When compared to other projectors of a similar type and age to the VPL-DX120 that we have assessed, the VPL-DX120's RMS rated power of only 1 Watt is one of the lowest. The average RMS rated power of 2500:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago is 5W, and the RMS rated power range from 1W to 16W.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony VPL-DX120

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this 2500:1 contrast ratio projector was released.

XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

This projector has a native projector resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is the most commonly found native projector resolution on 2500:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to it.

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Average Projector Brightness

At 2,600 ANSI lumens, the VPL-DX120 has a fairly average projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of this age and spec.

There are a number of alternative 2,600 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors currently available which you might also want to look at including the VPL-DW120[pl_1421385_price], the VPL-DW125[pl_1443008_price], or the VPL-DX125[pl_1443009_price] all from Sony which has better reviews.

If this multimedia projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might want to consider the Vivitek D795WT[plb_1839548_price] (3,000 ANSI lumens and higher rated), or the Hitachi CP-DX300[plb_1858982_price] (3,000 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Brightness in Economy Mode
Zoom Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Projection Technology
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Focus Mode
Video
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
DVI Port
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Colour
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Aspect Ratio

Expert Reviews

(1)
18 December 2012

Este proyector esta orientado más al sector empresarial. En juntas o presentaciones de proyectos será una buena herramienta de trabajo...

Sin duda, su capacidad para grabar video, una caracterstica que no muchos modelos presentan
Podra tener puerto USB

User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 2 April 2015 by Mr Andy Coombes
(Verified Purchase)

Good quality, great image.

Reviewed 23 June 2013 by Andrew Dixon
(Verified Purchase)

I am very pleased with my Sony projector which is very bright and fairly quiet. The important connections - VGA and HDMI both work well. It would have been nice to have a VGA-out, but not... Read more…

Reviewed 28 April 2013 by Mr. S. M. Sizer
(Verified Purchase)

The projector arrived with everything I expected. I plugged it in and set it going. Great picture no problems.
I took it with me to a talk I was giving to around 80 people in Grimsby. Great... Read more…

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £86.53
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £90.22
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0.45T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.45 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00027242854291, 04250064942259, 04905524887747, 04905524887754

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