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Sony VPL-DX142 Projector

3000:1 XGA (1024x768) 3,200 ANSI Lumens Aug 2014
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The VPL-DX142 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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9 Reasons For

Very Low Running Costs

The VPL-DX142 is in the cheapest 7% of all 92 multimedia projectors of a similar type and age that we have analysed for running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the VPL-DX142 will cost only £75 over 1 year to run.

Good Brand

Projectors built by Sony are some of the better projectors according to average user and expert reviews.

Has a Built-In Speaker

The Sony VPL-DX142 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VPL-DX142.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative projectors with a built-in speaker currently available including the Sony VPL-DW127[plb_2512334_price] which has better reviews; or the Sony VPL-DX127[plb_2514843_price] which is cheaper.

It is worth considering alternative projectors which also have a built-in speaker including the Sony VPL-DW122[plb_2514842_price].

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

Projectors of a similar age and type to the VPL-DX142 have service life of lamp in economic mode of between 230h and 20,000h, and the average service life of lamp in economic mode is 5,800h. The VPL-DX142 has a quite long service life of lamp in economic mode (10,000 hours) compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the VPL-DX142.

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Quite Long Lamp Service Life

At 5,000 hours, the Sony VPL-DX142 has a fairly long lamp service life compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to the VPL-DX142. The average lamp service life of projectors that have been around for a similar time to the VPL-DX142 is 4,400h, and the lamp service lives range from 1,500h to 30,000h.

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100V AC Input Voltage

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

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Narrow

The average width of projectors of this age and spec is 360mm. At only 315 millimeters, the VPL-DX142 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to the VPL-DX142.

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Very Light

The Sony VPL-DX142 is one of the lighter projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-DX142 (only 2.5 kilograms) amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. Across all the data projectors of a comparable age and type to the VPL-DX142 the weights range from 230g to 30kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg.

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Quite Low Power Consumption in Economy Mode

The lowest power consumption in economy mode of 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the VPL-DX142 is 70W and the highest is 250W. The VPL-DX142 has one of the lower power consumption in economy mode (only 190 Watts) amongst projectors of this age.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The Sony VPL-DX142 does not support 3D image projection. Most of the other projectors that have been around for more than two years also do not support 3D image projection.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Like most of the other comparable spec data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years, the VPL-DX142 does not support Full HD projection.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-DX142, the Sony VPL-DX142 does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The VPL-DX142 has a quite low RMS rated power (only 1 Watt) compared to most of the other data projectors of this age and type. The average RMS rated power of similar spec projectors that were released more than two years ago is 11W.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port

The Sony VPL-DX142 is a one VGA (D-Sub) port projector.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony VPL-DX142

Recent Price Increase of £7.80

In the last 23 days the VPL-DX142 has increased in price by £7.80.

Released Over Two Years Ago

This projector was released over two years ago.

Average Projector Brightness

The VPL-DX142 has a pretty standard projector brightness (3,200 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the VPL-DX142.

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XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

The VPL-DX142 has a maximum resolution of XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than the most frequently found native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

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Specification

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Matrix Size
Colour Light Output
Brightness in Economy Mode
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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
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Storage Range
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control

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
Barcodes 00000011550584, 00027242882201, 04053162599161, 04905524984057, 05052184726127, 05054484999102, 05054629494578

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