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Sony VPL-DX122 Projector

3000:1 XGA (1024x768) 2,600 ANSI Lumens Aug 2014
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The VPL-DX122 is packed with features optimised for the business and education markets at a reasonable price. The projector is compact and lightweight, with its simple design making it very easy... More
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8 Reasons For

Very Low Running Costs

The VPL-DX122 has an average running cost of only £75 over 1 year based on typical energy prices, which makes it one of the most economic to run projectors of this age and type.

Good Brand

Multimedia projectors made by Sony have an average rating of 89 out of 100, which is in the top 16% of all projector brands that we have assessed.

Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago, the VPL-DX122 has a built-in speaker.

There are a number of other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the VPL-DX127[pl_2514843_price], or the VPL-DX142[pl_2446393_price] both from Sony.

There are a number of other multimedia projectors which also have a built-in speaker that you might want to look at including the NEC M271[plb_1475530_price].

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The service life of lamp in economic mode of similar spec data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years range from 230h to 20,000h, and the average service life of lamp in economic mode is 5,800h. With a service life of lamp in economic mode of 10,000 hours, the VPL-DX122 has one of the longer service life of lamp in economic mode amongst multimedia projectors of this age.

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Quite Long Lamp Service Life

The lamp service lives of projectors that were launched more than two years ago range from 1,500h to 30,000h, and the average lamp service life is 4,400h. The Sony VPL-DX122 has one of the longer lamp service lives (5,000 hours) amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many data projectors of a comparable type and age to it.

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Narrow

Across all the 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years the widths range from 120mm to 510mm, and the average width is 360mm. The VPL-DX122 is one of the narrower 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago (only 315 millimeters) amongst projectors of this age.

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Very Light

The lightest projector that was released around the same time as the VPL-DX122 is 230g heavy, the heaviest is 30kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg. The VPL-DX122 is one of the lighter 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the VPL-DX122 (only 2.5 kilograms) amongst projectors of this age.

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9 Reasons Against

Recent Price Increase of £13.22

The price of the VPL-DX122 has increased by £13.22 in the last 58 days.

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The VPL-DX122 does not support 3D image projection, although it is worth noting that most of the other projectors that were released around the same time as the VPL-DX122 also do not support 3D image projection.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Most data projectors of this spec and age do not support Full HD projection. The Sony VPL-DX122 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD projection.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years, the VPL-DX122 does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to the VPL-DX122 is 100 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 8,000 ANSI lumens. The VPL-DX122 has one of the dimmer projector brightness (only 2,600 ANSI lumens) amongst similar spec projectors of this age.

Other 2,600 ANSI lumens brightness multimedia projectors currently available that you might want to look at include the VPL-DW122[pl_2514842_price], or the VPL-DX127[pl_2514843_price] both from Sony which has better reviews.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

Across all the data projectors of a similar spec and age to the VPL-DX122 the RMS rated power range from 0.5W to 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 11W. At only 1 Watt, the Sony VPL-DX122 has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Dim Brightness in Economy Mode

The VPL-DX122 has a quite dim brightness in economy mode (only 1,700 ANSI lumen) compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that were launched more than two years ago. The brightness in economy mode of 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the VPL-DX122 range from 1,500 ANSI lumens to 4,400 ANSI lumens, and the average brightness in economy mode is 2,400 ANSI lumens.

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Quite Small Lamp Power

At only 210 Watts, the VPL-DX122 has a fairly small lamp power compared to most of the other projectors of this age and type. The lamp power of multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago range from 140W to 400W, and the average lamp power is 240W.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port

Most projectors of a similar age and spec to the VPL-DX122 have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports, including the Sony VPL-DX122 which has one VGA (D-Sub) port.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony VPL-DX122

Released Over Two Years Ago

Sony released the VPL-DX122 over two years ago.

XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the VPL-DX122 is XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than a WXGA (1280x800) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Colour Light Output
Brightness in Economy Mode
Zoom Ratio
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Type
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Focus Mode
Video
3D Image Projection
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
HDMI Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Optical Disc Player
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Heat Dissipation
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
Form Factor
Colour
LED Indicator
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Maximum Power Consumption
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
USB Powered
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Warranty Card
Cable Included

User Reviews

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Worked out of the box with my windows laptop but no been very impressed using my Mac book air, adapters maybe the cause but they work fine in other monitors so can only think that its not the most... Read more…

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £70.51
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £74.20
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.37 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony 1024x768, sony vpldx122, sony 21811922
Barcodes 00000011554104, 00027242882195, 04053162642379, 04905524984040

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