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Vivitek DX255 Projector

10000:1 XGA (1024x768) 30dB 3,200 ANSI Lumens Apr 2016
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The Vivitek DX255 is a 3,200 ANSI Lumens high XGA digital projector from Vivitek. It is compact and lightweight at less than 2kg for easy portability, and it comes with a long lamp life up to... More
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9 Reasons For

Very Low Running Costs

The average 1 year running cost of the DX255 is only £88 based on average energy prices, which is in the cheapest 7% of all 47 latest comparable spec multimedia projectors.

Vivitek Has Good Reviews for Its Data Projectors

Data projectors produced by Vivitek generally have good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

Only Released Eight Months Ago

This projector has only been on the market for eight months. Newer multimedia projectors like this one are likely to have better features.

Has a Built-In Speaker

The Vivitek DX255 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the DX255.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other data projectors with a built-in speaker currently available including the Epson PowerLite 585W[plb_3745462_price] which has better reviews.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

With a noise level of only 30 decibels, the Vivitek DX255 has one of the quieter noise levels amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The average noise level of projectors that came out in the last year is 35dB.

If you would consider a multimedia projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Sony VPL-FWZ60[plb_3301778_price] (28dB), or the Acer H6520BD[plb_2690133_price] (31dB).

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on new 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors.

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Quite Low Power Consumption in Economy Mode

The Vivitek DX255 has one of the lower power consumption in economy mode (only 220 Watts) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The average power consumption in economy mode of latest 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors is 280W.

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Narrow

The average width of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the DX255 is 400mm. At only 285 millimeters, the Vivitek DX255 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the DX255.

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Very Light

Comparable spec data projectors that were released around the same time as the DX255 have weights of between 2.2g and 28kg, and the average weight is 8.6kg. At only 2 kilograms, the Vivitek DX255 is quite light compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the DX255.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Like most of the other projectors that were launched in the last year, the Vivitek DX255 does not support Full HD projection.

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Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The Vivitek DX255 does not support 3D image projection. Most of the other data projectors that were released in the last year also do not support 3D image projection.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Vivitek DX255 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other latest similar spec projectors also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared all the other multimedia projectors which also support WiFi connectivity to this projector and we think the Canon 0910C005[plb_3740073_price], the Hitachi CP-AX3005[plb_3793552_price], or the Epson EB-585WS[plb_3357332_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of latest data projectors is 450 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 10,000 ANSI lumens. At only 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Vivitek DX255 has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the DX255.

There are a number of other 3,200 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Benq MH530[plb_3334650_price].

If you would prefer a data projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to look at the Epson PowerLite 585W[plb_3745462_price] (3,300 ANSI lumens) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Lamp Power

The Vivitek DX255 has a quite small lamp power (only 203 Watts) compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the DX255. Recently released similar spec multimedia projectors have lamp power of between 190W and 430W, and the average lamp power is 280W.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated power of latest similar spec projectors range from 1W to 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 13W. With an RMS rated power of only 2 Watts, the Vivitek DX255 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other projectors that came out around the same time as the DX255.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port

The Vivitek DX255 is a one VGA (D-Sub) port projector.

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Only One HDMI Port

The Vivitek DX255 is a one HDMI port projector. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched in the last 12 months have between one and two HDMI ports.

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Only One Audio in Port

The Vivitek DX255 is a one audio in port projector. Most of the other recently released similar spec multimedia projectors have between one and two audio in ports.

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Very Small Matrix Size

At only 0.55 inches, the Vivitek DX255 has a fairly small matrix size compared to most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that were launched in the last year. The smallest matrix size of newly released 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors is 0.45", the biggest is 0.79", and the average matrix size is 0.66".

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2 Other reasons to consider the Vivitek DX255

1024 X 768 (XGA) Graphics Resolution

This data projector supports a graphics resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA), which is the most commonly supported graphics resolution on latest projectors.

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XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the Vivitek DX255 is XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than the most frequently found native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Maximum Digital Resolution
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Video
Graphics Resolution
Video Mode
3D-Ready
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
3D Format
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
Audio Out Port
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
HDMI Port
AC Power in
Performance
Noise Level
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Colour
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Included
Quick Start Guide
Cable Included

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £83.32
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £87.01
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0.43T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.43 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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