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Sony VPL-CW255 Review
|Value for Money||
|3 Years Old|
|£113 Over 1 Year|
Why Has it Scored 41?
Sony projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £113 over 1 year, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in speaker
Fairly bright projector brightness
Only 280 x 800 resolution
Does not support full HD
Should You Buy it Now?
Sony VPL-CW255 In-Depth Analysis
We checked 962 owner and expert reviews (including 145 verified purchases) for Sony multimedia projectors and found that on average Sony has excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers. 92% of those that bought a Sony projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Value For Money
Mediocre Value for Money
The product has mediocre features and is over 6 months old and at £919.99 it is more expensive than 60% of projectors.
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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas
We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony VPL-CW255 and the United Kingdom price of £919.99 was the cheapest.
The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $831.06 (£1,092.26).
Only 280 X 800 Resolution
The Sony VPL-CW255 has a higher resolution than most projectors. This projector has a 280 x 800 resolution, whereas most data projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution.
Across comparable types of multimedia projector the best resolution is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).
Fairly Bright Projector Brightness
The VPL-CW255's projector brightness of 4,500 ANSI lumens is in the brightest 22% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The projector brightnesses of projectors range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Sony VPL-CW255 has a built-in speaker. 76% of data projectors also have a built-in speaker.
Average Noise Level
The Sony VPL-CW255's noise level of 35dB is fairly average compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 59% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.
Does Not Support Full HD
The Sony VPL-CW255 does not support full HD. 64% of projectors also do not support full HD.
Only 1,080 Video Mode
Has a Zoom Capability
The VPL-CW255 has a zoom capability. 91% of projectors do not have a zoom capability.
Very Short Service Life of Lamp
Across all the projectors the service life of lamps range from 20h to 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h. The VPL-CW255's service life of lamp of only 3,000h is quite short compared to most other projectors. It is in the shortest 19% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.
The Sony VPL-CW255 is HD-Ready. 79% of projectors are not HD-Ready.
Released Over Three Years Ago
This data projector was released in July 2014.
Running Costs Are OK
The VPL-CW255 has an average running cost of £113 over 1 year based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors.