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Sony VPL-EW225
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Sony VPL-EW225 Projector

2300:1 WXGA (1280x800) 2,600 ANSI Lumens 1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Jul 2012
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9 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Multimedia Projector Reviews

Sony is one of the better rated data projector brands according to average owner and expert review score data that we have collected for all projectors.

Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other data projectors of this age and spec, the VPL-EW225 has a built-in speaker.

Alternative data projectors with a built-in speaker currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the DELL S500[plb_1538835_price].

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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 projectors that were launched around the same time as it.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The VPL-EW225 is a three VGA (D-Sub) port projector.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of 2300:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VPL-EW225 is 2.7x, and the digital zooms range from 2x to 4x. The Sony VPL-EW225 has a fairly big digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The VPL-EW225 is a two USB 2.0 port data projector. Most of the other 2300:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the VPL-EW225 only have one USB 2.0 port.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of 16 Watts, the VPL-EW225 has one of the higher RMS rated power amongst similar spec data projectors of this age. The RMS rated power of 2300:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the VPL-EW225 range from 2W to 16W.

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Resolution

The biggest native resolution of the VPL-EW225 is WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more native resolution than the most frequently found native resolution of XGA (1024x768). The native resolution of all similar spec projectors that have been around for around the same time as the VPL-EW225 ranges from SVGA (800x600) (worst) to 1080p (1920x1080) (best).

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Wired Connectivity

This data projector supports a Wired connectivity, which is typical of many data projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The VPL-EW225 does not support 3D image projection, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to the VPL-EW225 also do not support 3D image projection.

We compared all the other data projectors which also support 3D image projection to this data projector and we think the DELL S500[plb_1538835_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The Sony VPL-EW225 does not support Full HD projection. Most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to the VPL-EW225 also do not support Full HD projection.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Sony VPL-EW225 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other 2300:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the VPL-EW225 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this data projector to all the other projectors with a WiFi connectivity and we think the DELL S500[plb_1538835_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of projectors of this type and age range from 1,800 ANSI lumens to 3,200 ANSI lumens. The Sony VPL-EW225 has one of the dimmer projector brightness (only 2,600 ANSI lumens) amongst similar spec data projectors of this age.

If this multimedia projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might also want to consider the WX[pl_2435670_price] (3,000 ANSI lumens), or the S-300[pl_2435674_price] (3,000 ANSI lumens) both from Canon which also has a higher rating.

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Running Costs Are High

The VPL-EW225 is one of the less economic to run data projectors of this age and spec that we have analysed for running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the VPL-EW225 will cost £136 over 1 year to run.

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Very Dim Brightness in Economy Mode

At only 1,500 ANSI lumen, the VPL-EW225 has a fairly dim brightness in economy mode compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for more than two years. Data projectors that were released more than two years ago have brightness in economy mode of between 1,500 ANSI lumens and 2,200 ANSI lumens.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony VPL-EW225

Released Over Four Years Ago

This data projector has been on the market for over four years.

WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

This projector has a native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most commonly found native projector resolution on similar spec multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as it.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Brightness in Economy Mode
Zoom Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Resolution
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Digital Zoom
Focus Mode
Video
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Optical Disc Player
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Colour
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Storage Range
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Included
Cable Included
Other Features
Networking Feature
Connectivity
Aspect Ratio

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £91.98
Electricity cost when on standby £43.49
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Water price £per litre
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Total running cost over 5 years £135.47
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Sony VPL-EW225uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.67 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
18
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 18 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony vplew225, sony vplew225b
Barcodes 00027242274990, 00027242854130, 00151903394007, 00272428541308, 04905524887457

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