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Sony VPL-CW255 Projector

£919.99
£832.44 £87.55 cheaper than 14 days ago
3700:1 WXGA (1280x800) 35dB 4,500 ANSI Lumens Jul 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date £112.65 Electricity cost over 5 years
Sony has excellent reviews for its projectors
Low running costs
Does not support full HD
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Reviews

Sony Has Excellent Reviews for Its Projectors

On average multimedia projectors produced by Sony are rated 89%, which is in the top 5% of all projector manufacturers that we have analysed. 100% of those that bought a Sony projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Energy

Low Running Costs

The VPL-CW255 has an average running cost of £113 over 1 year based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which makes it one of the more economic to run projectors of this type and age.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This 3700:1 contrast ratio projector has been on the market since July 2014.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The VPL-CW255 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other data projectors of this type and age also have a built-in speaker(s).

We think you might also be interested in some of the other data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the LG SA560 (£780.02) which has better reviews; or the Benq MX711 (£827.99) which is cheaper.

We think you might also be interested in other projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the Sony VPL-CW256 (£959).

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The VPL-CW255 does not support full HD. Most of the other comparable spec data projectors that were released around the same time as this multimedia projector also do not support full HD.

We think you might also be interested in alternative projectors which also support full HD including the LG PF1500 (£897.77) which also has a higher rating.

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HD-Ready

The VPL-CW255 is HD-Ready. Most of the other projectors that were launched around the same time as this projector also are HD-Ready.

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Performance

Average Noise Level

At 35 decibels, the VPL-CW255 has a fairly standard noise level compared to most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to this projector.

If you don't mind having a louder noise level then you might want to consider the SA560 (£780.02) (32dB and higher rated), or the PF1500 (£897.77) (34dB and higher rated) both from LG.

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Projector

Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The VPL-CW255 has a fairly bright projector brightness (4,500 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to this multimedia projector. Across all the data projectors that are a comparable age to this projector the projector brightnesses range from 75 ANSI lumens to 11,000 ANSI lumens.

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WXGA (1280x800) Resolution

The Sony VPL-CW255 has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 51% less resolution than a 1080p (1920x1080) data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

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Has a Zoom Capability

The VPL-CW255 has a zoom capability, unlike most of the other comparable spec projectors that came out around the same time as this multimedia projector which do not have a zoom capability.

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Networking

Has an Ethernet LAN

The VPL-CW255 has an Ethernet LAN, unlike most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as this data projector which do not have an Ethernet LAN.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The VPL-CW255 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other data projectors of this age and spec.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Sony VPL-CW255 does not have a DVI port. Most of the other similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to this projector also do not have a DVI port.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00027242839359

Sony VPL-CW255 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony VPL-CW255 review we compared this projector to 2,071 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 327,808 product attributes, 14,384 projector reviews and 2,839,100 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

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