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Sony VPL-EX246
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Sony VPL-EX246 Projector

£703.29
£614.44 £88.85 cheaper than 62 days ago
3000:1 XGA (1024x768) 3,200 ANSI Lumens 1600 X 1200 (UXGA) May 2013
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The VPL-EX276 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

Sony Has Good Projector Reviews

On average Sony projectors are rated 89 out of 100, which is in the top 16% of all multimedia projector brands that we have analysed.

Has a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-EX246 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

This projector supports a graphics resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA), which is the most commonly supported graphics resolution on data projectors that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

Across all the 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-EX246 the RMS rated power range from 0.5W to 20W. With an RMS rated power of 16 Watts, the VPL-EX246 has one of the higher RMS rated power amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 120V AC input voltage, which is typical of many projectors that are a comparable age to it.

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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 commonly found ethernet LAN data transfer rate on multimedia projectors of this spec and age.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The VPL-EX246 does not support 3D image projection, although this is within the context that most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age also do not support 3D image projection.

We compared all the other projectors which also support 3D image projection to this multimedia projector and we think the NEC NP-M311W[plb_1525270_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Most data projectors that have been available for more than two years do not support Full HD projection. The Sony VPL-EX246 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD projection.

We think you might also be interested in alternative data projectors which also support Full HD projection including the Epson 475Wi[plb_1778250_price], or the Hitachi CP-WX8255A[plb_1884022_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other projectors of this spec and age, the VPL-EX246 does not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared all the other data projectors which also support WiFi connectivity to this data projector and we think the NEC NP-UM330[plb_1528333_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Dim Brightness in Economy Mode

Comparable spec projectors that have been available for more than two years have brightness in economy mode of between 1,500 ANSI lumens and 4,400 ANSI lumens, and the average brightness in economy mode is 2,400 ANSI lumens. At only 1,700 ANSI lumen, the Sony VPL-EX246 has a fairly dim brightness in economy mode compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the VPL-EX246.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port

The VPL-EX246 is a one VGA (D-Sub) port projector.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The VPL-EX246 is a one USB 2.0 port projector. Most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the VPL-EX246 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony VPL-EX246

Average Running Costs

The VPL-EX246 has an average running cost of £101 over 1 year based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 92 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than two years.

Released Over Three Years Ago

This multimedia projector was released over three years ago.

Average Projector Brightness

The Sony VPL-EX246 has a pretty typical projector brightness (3,200 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other data projectors of this age and spec.

If this 3000:1 contrast ratio projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might also want to look at the Optoma EW695[plb_1719594_price] (3,500 ANSI lumens).

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XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the Sony VPL-EX246 is XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than the most common native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

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Specification

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Video Mode
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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
WiFi Connectivity
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
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Colour
Product Type
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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £100.95
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Total running cost over 5 years £100.95
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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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

Barcodes 00027242868342, 00272428683428, 00490552493571, 04905524935721, 04923113166806, 05052916659181, 05053959429168

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