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Sony VPL-EW246

Sony VPL-EW246 Projector

£598.82
£385.00 £213.82 cheaper than 23 days ago
2300:1 WXGA (1280x800) 3,100 ANSI Lumens 1280 X 800 (WXGA) May 2013
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The VPL-EW246 is designed with lower total costs of ownership, reduced maintenance time, and increased energy efficiency, to offer highly flexible and high performance solutions for the education... More
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6 Reasons For

Very Low Running Costs

The VPL-EW246 is in the cheapest 10% of all 11 projectors of a similar spec and age that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the VPL-EW246 will cost only £98 over 1 year to run.

Sony Has Good Data Projector Reviews

Sony projectors have an average rating of 89%, which is in the top 16% of all projector brands that we have analysed.

Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other 2300:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago, the Sony VPL-EW246 has a built-in speaker.

Alternative projectors with a built-in speaker currently available which you might want to consider include the DELL S500[plb_1538835_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the VPL-EW246 is 1,800 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 3,200 ANSI lumens. At 3,100 ANSI lumens, the Sony VPL-EW246 has a fairly bright projector brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been around for a similar time to the VPL-EW246.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

At 1.6 times zoom factor, the VPL-EW246 has a quite big optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that were released more than two years ago. Across all the projectors of this type and age the optical zooms range from 1.1x to 2.1x, and the average optical zoom is 1.4x.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

At 16 Watts, the Sony VPL-EW246 has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the VPL-EW246. Across all the similar spec data projectors that were released more than two years ago the RMS rated power range from 2W to 16W.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

Like most of the other projectors of this age and spec, the VPL-EW246 does not support 3D image projection.

It is worth considering alternative multimedia projectors which also support 3D image projection including the DELL S500[plb_1538835_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The VPL-EW246 does not support Full HD projection. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type also do not support Full HD projection.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The VPL-EW246 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other projectors that were released more than two years ago also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this data projector to all the other data 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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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port

The VPL-EW246 is a one VGA (D-Sub) port multimedia projector. Most of the other 2300:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony VPL-EW246

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Sony released the VPL-EW246.

1280 X 800 Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution supported by the VPL-EW246 is 1280 x 800. That's 47% less resolution than a 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution supported by projectors of a comparable age and spec to the VPL-EW246. This projector also support a graphics resolution of 1280 x 720 (HD 720) and 1280 x 800 (WXGA).

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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 data projectors of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Maximum Digital Resolution
Brightness in Economy Mode
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Focus Mode
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
3D-Ready
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Component Video in Port
Serial Interface Type
Microphone Input
Audio Out Port
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in
Networking
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Optical Disc Player
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Integrated TV Tuner
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Typical Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £97.10
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Total running cost over 5 years £97.10
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0.48T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.48 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony p173182, sony p173182p, sony sonyvplew246
Barcodes 00027242868311, 00272428683114, 04905524935691

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£ 570.47 £385.00
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£ 360.23 £385.00
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