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Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Data Projectors
Sony is one of the superior data projector brands according to average user and expert review score data that we have collected for all projectors.
100 - 240V AC Input Voltage
This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many comparable spec multimedia projectors that are a similar age to it.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Sony VPL-EW255 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to the VPL-EW255.
Other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker currently available which you might also want to look at include a cheaper data projector such as the Sony VPL-EX295 or you might consider a better rated data projector such as the Infocus IN1110A (£521.52).
Other data projectors which also have a built-in speaker that you might want to look at include the Benq MX618ST.
Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports
The VPL-EW255 is a three VGA (D-Sub) port data projector. Most of the other projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VPL-EW255 only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports.
Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Similar spec multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the VPL-EW255 have service life of lamp in economic mode of between 600h and 30,000h. The VPL-EW255 has a quite long service life of lamp in economic mode (10,000 hours) compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age.
Fairly High RMS Rated Power
With an RMS rated power of 16 Watts, the Sony VPL-EW255 has a fairly high RMS rated power compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-EW255. Across all the projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VPL-EW255 the RMS rated power range from 1W to 26W.
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Does Not Support 3D Image Projection
The VPL-EW255 does not support 3D image projection, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the VPL-EW255 also do not support 3D image projection.
There are a number of other multimedia projectors which also support 3D image projection that you might also want to consider including the Infocus IN1110A (£521.52), or the Optoma HD26 (£405.00) which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Support Full HD Projection
Like most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-EW255, the VPL-EW255 does not support Full HD projection.
We compared all the other projectors which also support Full HD projection to this projector and we think the Optoma HD26 (£405.00) which also has a higher Rating is also worth considering.
Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity
Most data projectors of a comparable age and spec to the VPL-EW255 do not support WiFi connectivity. The VPL-EW255 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.
Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate
This multimedia projector has a 10|100 Mbit/s ethernet LAN data transfer rate, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data transfer rate on multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as it.
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Only One HDMI Port
The VPL-EW255 is a one HDMI port multimedia projector.
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Average Running Costs
The VPL-EW255 has an average running cost of £115 over 1 year based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other data projectors that were released more than two years ago.
£13.00 Price Drop
The VPL-EW255 has dropped in price by £13.00 in the last 57 days.
Released Over Two Years Ago
Sony released the VPL-EW255 over two years ago.
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Average Projector Brightness
At 3,200 ANSI lumens, the VPL-EW255 has a relatively standard projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors that were launched more than two years ago.
If you would prefer a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to look at the VPL-EX255 (£399.60) (3,300 ANSI lumens), or the VPL-EX295 (3,800 ANSI lumens) both from Sony which is also cheaper.
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 that have been available for around the same time as it.
There are a number of alternative projectors that have a resolution of WXGA (1280x800) currently available that you might also want to consider including the Ricoh PJ WX2130 (£374.00) which is cheaper.
If the resolution of this Sony projector is too low for you then you might want to look at the Optoma HD26 (£405.00) (1080p (1920x1080 and higher rated) and higher rated); or the Sony VPL-DW126 (£586.91) (UXGA (1600 x 1200 and cheaper) and cheaper), or the Optoma HD131 (1080p (1920x1080 and cheaper) and cheaper).
Native Projector Resolution
3,200 ANSI lumens
Horizontal Keystone Correction
-20 - 20
Brightness in Economy Mode
1,600 ANSI lumens
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
30 - 300
Native Aspect Ratio
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Service Life
Full HD Projection
Analog Signal Format System
NTSC, NTSC, NTSC 3.58, NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL, PAL M, PAL, PAL N, SECAM
Ports & Interfaces
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB Type-a, USB Type-B
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate
10, 10, 100
Ethernet LAN Connection
Optical Disc Player
Integrated Card Reader
Horizontal Scan Range
14 - 93
Vertical Scan Range
47 - 93
On Screen Display Language
ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, GRE, IND, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUS, SWE, THA, TUR, VIE
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Total running cost over 5 years
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.57 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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