Low Total Cost of Ownership(TCO) for widescreen, short throw, high brightness projector The VPL-SW235 short throw projector has a number of features to present high quality images while keeping...
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Sony Projectors Have Good Reviews
On average Sony multimedia projectors are rated 89%, which is in the top 16% of all multimedia projector manufacturers that we have looked at.
Running Costs Are Low
The VPL-SW235 is one of the more economic to run projectors of a similar age and type that we have analysed for running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the VPL-SW235 will cost only £85 over 1 year to run.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The VPL-SW235 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other data projectors of a similar age and type to the VPL-SW235 also have a built-in speaker.
There are a number of other projectors with a built-in speaker currently available that you might also want to consider including cheaper projectors such as the Sony VPL-SW225[plb_2284439_price], or the Hitachi CP-CW250WN[plb_2240799_price].
Other projectors which also have a built-in speaker that you might want to look at include the NEC M361X[plb_1525014_price].
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
The highest resolution supported by the Sony VPL-SW235 is 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's 8% more resolution than a 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago. 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) is also supported by this projector. This multimedia projector also support a graphics resolution of 1280 x 720 (HD 720) and 640 x 480 (VGA). Across all projectors of this age and type the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 (VGA) to 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).
WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution
This projector has a native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most frequently found native projector resolution on 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than two years.
Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
The shortest service life of lamp in economic mode of data projectors of this age and type is 230h and the longest is 20,000h. The VPL-SW235 has a fairly long service life of lamp in economic mode (10,000 hours) compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.
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Fairly Long Lamp Service Life
The shortest lamp service life of comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the VPL-SW235 is 1,500h, the longest is 30,000h, and the average lamp service life is 4,400h. At 6,000 hours, the VPL-SW235 has a quite long lamp service life compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to the VPL-SW235.
100V AC Input Voltage
This data projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as it.
10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate
This projector has a 10|100 Mbit/s ethernet LAN data transfer rate, which is the most commonly found ethernet LAN data transfer rate on comparable spec projectors that have been around for a similar time to it.
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Does Not Support 3D Image Projection
The Sony VPL-SW235 does not support 3D image projection. Most of the other projectors that were released more than two years ago also do not support 3D image projection.
Other multimedia projectors which also support 3D image projection that you might also want to consider include the Infocus IN3126[plb_1475113_price] which is also cheaper.
Does Not Support Full HD Projection
The VPL-SW235 does not support Full HD projection. Most of the other projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-SW235 also do not support Full HD projection.
We compared all the other data projectors which also support Full HD projection to this projector and we think the CP-CW300WN[pl_2411979_price], or the CP-CX300WN[pl_2172494_price] both from Hitachi is also worth considering.
Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity
Most projectors of this age and type do not support WiFi connectivity. The VPL-SW235 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.
We compared all the other projectors which also support WiFi connectivity to this projector and we think the Epson EB-425W[plb_1844228_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.
Very Dim Brightness in Economy Mode
The VPL-SW235 has one of the dimmer brightness in economy mode (only 1,700 ANSI lumen) amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The brightness in economy mode of 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than two years range from 1,500 ANSI lumens to 4,400 ANSI lumens.
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Quite Small Matrix Size
The average matrix size of data projectors of a comparable age and type to the VPL-SW235 is 0.61", and the matrix sizes range from 0.55" to 0.75". The VPL-SW235 has one of the smaller matrix sizes (only 0.59 inches) amongst data projectors of this age.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
This projector has been on the market for over two years.
Average Projector Brightness
The VPL-SW235 has a pretty standard projector brightness (3,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to the VPL-SW235.
If this Sony projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might also want to consider the Hitachi CP-CW300WN[plb_2411979_price] (3,100 ANSI lumens) which is also cheaper.
Native Projector Resolution
3,000 ANSI lumens
Maximum Digital Resolution
1600 x 1200
Vertical Keystone Correction
Colour Light Output
3,000 ANSI lumens
Brightness in Economy Mode
1,700 ANSI lumens
Supported Aspect Ratio
4:3, 16:9, 16:10
Compatible Screen Size
57 - 103
Native Aspect Ratio
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Service Life
3D Image Projection
1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), 640 x 480 (VGA)
Full HD Projection
Analog Signal Format System
NTSC, NTSC 3.58, NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL, PAL M, PAL, PAL N, SECAM
Ports & Interfaces
PC Audio Input
PC Audio Output
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in
Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate
10, 10, 100
Ethernet LAN Connection
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, FRE, GRE, HUN, IND, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUS, SWE, THA, TUR, VIE
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.42 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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