Close

Loading image...
Sony VPL-EX255

Sony VPL-EX255 Projector

3300:1 XGA (1024x768) 3,300 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
£114.50 Electricity cost over 5 years. Calculate
Prices will drop £94
within 2 weeks. 90% confidence. Chart
Get Price Alerts
You are subscribed to price alerts for this product
Unsubscribe
Amazon UK
Sony VPL-EX255 from Amazon UK
£509.00
Standard delivery: £8.99
In stock
Go to Store
Amazon UK
Sony VPL-EX255 from Amazon UK
£459.00
Out of stock
Go to Store
- Less from Amazon UK
ABS IT Services
£445.39
Delivery unknown
Go to Store
Just Projectors
£455.29
Out of stock
Go to Store
Bax-Shop UK
£459.00
Out of stock
Go to Store
BT Shop
Sony VPL-EX255 from BT Shop
£484.46
Out of stock
Go to Store
BT Business Direct
Sony VPL-EX255 from BT Business Direct
£484.46
Out of stock
Go to Store
Projectorshop24
£509.00
Delivery unknown
In stock
Go to Store
ODSI Online Digital Solutions
£538.13
Delivery unknown
In stock
Go to Store
PC World Business
Sony VPL-EX255 from PC World Business
£542.38
Out of stock
Go to Store
Ivojo
£612.00
Delivery unknown
Go to Store
zippytom
£702.38
Out of stock
Go to Store
Report an incorrect price Found it cheaper elsewhere?
 Show All Prices - Less
Searching for international prices ...

Assumed Exchange Rates

Searching for prices in ...
Loan
Setup
Fee
Deposit Pay
Nothing
For
Loan
Period
Total
Cost
Estimated
Monthly
Payment
Amazon UK
16.9% APR for 12 Months
Purchase price £459.00. APR 16.9%.
- No
Deposit
- 12
months
£502.09 £41.84* Go to Store
Amazon UK
16.9% APR for 24 Months
Purchase price £459.00. APR 16.9%.
- No
Deposit
- 24
months
£544.13 £22.67* Go to Store

* Monthly payments are estimates only and you should verify the finance payment amounts on the retailer's website.

Finance may not be available on this product and you should verify on the retailer's website whether finance options are available for the Sony VPL-EX255.

Credit is subject to eligibility. You will need to apply through the retailer's application process.

Our website is completely free for you to use but we may receive a commission from some of the companies we feature. How our site works.

5 Reasons For

Sony Multimedia Projectors Have Good Reviews

Sony multimedia projectors have an average rating of 89 out of 100, which is in the top 16% of all multimedia projector brands that we have looked at.

Low Running Costs

The VPL-EX255 is one of the cheaper to run projectors of a similar type and age that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the VPL-EX255 will cost £115 over 1 year to run.

Has a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-EX255 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other data projectors of this type and age also have a built-in speaker.

There are a number of alternative data projectors with a built-in speaker currently available that you might also want to look at including the H181X[pl_2591464_price], or the HD141[pl_2415610_price] both from Optoma or the Epson EH-TW490[plb_1731975_price] which has better reviews.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The Sony VPL-EX255 is a three VGA (D-Sub) port projector. Most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to the VPL-EX255 only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports.

Chart Edit

Quite High RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of 16 Watts, the VPL-EX255 has one of the higher RMS rated power amongst multimedia projectors of this age. Projectors that have been around for more than two years have RMS rated power of between 1W and 20W.

Chart Edit

6 Reasons Against

Only 100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

Chart Edit

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

Like most of the other similar spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VPL-EX255, the VPL-EX255 does not support 3D image projection.

It is worth considering other data projectors which also support 3D image projection including the H181X[pl_2591464_price], the HD141[pl_2415610_price], or the HD26[pl_2415611_price] all from Optoma which also has a higher rating.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Most projectors of this age and spec do not support Full HD projection. The VPL-EX255 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD projection.

We compared all the other data projectors which also support Full HD projection to this data projector and we think the H181X[pl_2591464_price], the HD141[pl_2415610_price], or the HD26[pl_2415611_price] all from Optoma is also worth considering.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other data projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-EX255, the VPL-EX255 does not support WiFi connectivity.

Chart Edit

Quite Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

Similar spec data projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-EX255 have service life of lamp in economic mode of between 600h and 10,000h, and the average service life of lamp in economic mode is 4,500h. At only 3,000 hours, the VPL-EX255 has a quite short service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other data projectors of this age and spec.

Chart Edit

Only One HDMI Port

Most data projectors of a similar age and type to the VPL-EX255 have one HDMI port, including the VPL-EX255 which has one HDMI port.

Chart Edit

3 Other reasons to consider the Sony VPL-EX255

Released Over Two Years Ago

This multimedia projector was released over two years ago.

Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,300 ANSI lumens, the Sony VPL-EX255 has a pretty typical projector brightness compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-EX255.

Chart Edit

XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the VPL-EX255 is XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than the most common native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

Chart Edit

Specification

Projector
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
Ports & Interfaces
DVI Port
S-Video Input
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
AC Power in
Networking
Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
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
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Storage Range
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

Hours of Use Per Day: hours
Show running costs over: years
Electricity cost when switched on £76.91
Electricity cost when on standby £37.59
@ £0.139 per kwh - Edit electricity price and usage
kwh per hour
kwh per hour left on standby
Electricity price £per kilowatt hour
Annual electricity price inflation %
Water cost when switched on
@ £0.003474 per litre - Edit water usage and price
litres per hour
Water price £per litre
Annual water price inflation %
Submit Energy Consumption Figures
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-EX255uses 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.

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00027242881785, 00272428817854, 04905524983388

Save Money with These Great Projector Vouchers & Offers

£50 Off
Voucher
£50 Off a £500+ spend
Valid 1 Nov 16 - 31 Jan 17
Free Next Day Delivery
Voucher
Free next day delivery on all orders over £100
Valid 1 Dec 16 - 31 Dec 16
£40 Off
Voucher
£40 Off a £400+ spend
Valid 1 Nov 16 - 31 Jan 17
£30 Off
Voucher
£30 Off a £300+ spend
Valid 1 Nov 16 - 31 Jan 17

See How Other Projectors Compare to the Sony VPL-EX255

Optoma H181X vs Sony VPL-EX255

Optoma H181X vs Sony VPL-EX255
Optoma H181X Sony VPL-EX255
£ 399.99 £445.39
2kg Lighter
23000:1 Contrast Ratio
WXGA (1280x800) Resolution
Hugely Longer Lamp Service Life
One Less USB 2.0 Port
Only 1.2:1 Zoom Ratio

Optoma HD26 vs Sony VPL-EX255

Optoma HD26 vs Sony VPL-EX255
Optoma HD26 Sony VPL-EX255
£ 348.00 £445.39
23000:1 Contrast Ratio
3 Times the Resolution
Significantly Lighter
3,500h Longer Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
One Less USB 2.0 Port
Only 1.1:1 Zoom Ratio

Acer P1287 vs Sony VPL-EX255

Acer P1287 vs Sony VPL-EX255
Acer P1287 Sony VPL-EX255
£ 429.99 £445.39
Higher Contrast Ratio
Bigger Zoom Ratio
60% Lighter
Six Months Newer
Only One USB 2.0 Port
Lower RMS Rated Power
Feedback