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Sony VPL-EW255 Projector

2700:1 WXGA (1280x800) 3,200 ANSI Lumens Jul 2014
Contrast Ratio Native Projector Resolution Projector Brightness Built-In Speaker Release Date
Bring learning to life with this bright, energy-efficient, wireless-ready portable projector that has been designed in consultation with teachers and made for today's classrooms Combining superb... More
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Sony Has Good Projector Reviews

Projectors produced by Sony have an average rating of 89%, which is in the top 16% of all data projector manufacturers that we have assessed.

Has a Built-In Speaker

The Sony VPL-EW255 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other 2700:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years also have a built-in speaker.

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Very Bright Projector Brightness

When compared to other 2700:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years that we have assessed, the projector brightness of the Sony VPL-EW255 of 3,200 ANSI lumens is one of the brightest. The dimmest projector brightness of multimedia projectors of this age and spec is 2,600 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 3,200 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 2,900 ANSI lumens.

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

Across all the 2700:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago the service life of lamp in economic mode range from 4,000h to 10,000h. The service life of lamp in economic mode of the VPL-EW255 of 10,000 hours is one of the longest amongst projectors that have been available for around the same time as the VPL-EW255.

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Very High RMS Rated Power

When compared to other 2700:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-EW255, the RMS rated power of the VPL-EW255 of 16 Watts is one of the highest. The lowest RMS rated power of projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the VPL-EW255 is 2W, the highest is 16W, and the average RMS rated power is 11W.

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Very Long Lamp Service Life

The shortest lamp service life of projectors that were launched more than two years ago is 3,000h and the longest is 4,000h. When compared to other comparable spec multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the VPL-EW255 that we have assessed, the lamp service life of the Sony VPL-EW255 of 4,000 hours is one of the longest.

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Only 100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most frequently found AC input voltage on multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Like most of the other projectors of this age and spec, the VPL-EW255 does not support Full HD projection.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-EW255 do not support WiFi connectivity. The Sony VPL-EW255 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Heavy

The lightest multimedia projector of a similar spec and age to the VPL-EW255 is 2.5kg heavy, the heaviest is 3.9kg, and the average weight is 3.2kg. When compared to other 2700:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a similar time to the VPL-EW255, the weight of the VPL-EW255 of 3.9 kilograms is one of the heaviest.

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Very Wide

The widths of multimedia projectors of this spec and age range from 280mm to 370mm. At 365 millimeters, the VPL-EW255 is very wide compared to most of the other 2700:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the VPL-EW255.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony VPL-EW255

Running Costs Are Average

The average running cost of the VPL-EW255 is £115 over 1 year based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other projectors of this type and age.

Released Over Two Years Ago

This 2700:1 contrast ratio data projector has been on the market for over two 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 projectors that were launched around the same time as it.

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Specification

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Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
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
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
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DVI Port
S-Video Input
DC-In Jack
Microphone Input
Headphone Output
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 Data Transfer Rate
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
Colour
LED Indicator
Product Type
Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Battery
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Storage Range
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Storage Temperature Range
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Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Other Features
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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £76.91
Electricity cost when on standby £37.59
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Total running cost over 5 years £114.50
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Sony VPL-EW255uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.57T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.57 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers vplew255, sony vplew255, sony 25470122, sony vplew255k, sony vplew255ki, sony vplew255kit
Barcodes 00000011550585, 00027242881815, 00272428818158, 04053162599185, 04905524983418, 05052184657391

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