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Sony VPL-CW255 Projector

3700:1 WXGA (1280x800) 4,500 ANSI Lumens 1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Jul 2014
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The VPL-CW255 offers superior WXGA 16:10 widescreen resolution and environmentally-friendly features for a low total cost of ownership. The VPL-CW255 incorporates Sony'sBrightEra 3LCD inorganic... More
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Sony Has Excellent Reviews for Its Data Projectors

Sony is one of the best projector brands according to average expert and user review score data that we have collected for all projectors.

£224.06 Price Drop

In the last few weeks the VPL-CW255 has dropped in price by £224.06.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The VPL-CW255 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-CW255.

Alternative multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might want to consider include the Epson EH-TW6600[plb_2495277_price] which has better reviews.

Other multimedia projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might want to consider include the Benq SU917[plb_2750780_price].

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

The VPL-CW255 has a quite bright projector brightness (4,500 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other data projectors of this spec and age. Data projectors of a similar age and type to the VPL-CW255 have projector brightnesss of between 75 ANSI lumens and 11,000 ANSI lumens.

If this 3700:1 contrast ratio projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might want to consider the Benq SU917[plb_2750780_price] (5,000 ANSI lumens).

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This data projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1280 x 800 (WXGA)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA), which is the most frequently supported supported graphics resolutions on projectors of a comparable age and type to it.

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Fairly Big Matrix Size

Across all the projectors that have been available for around the same time as the VPL-CW255 the matrix sizes range from 0.3" to 0.96". With a matrix size of 0.75 inches, the Sony VPL-CW255 has a quite big matrix size compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that came out around the same time as the VPL-CW255.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The Sony VPL-CW255 has more VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys than most of the projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VPL-CW255. Most of the projectors that have been around for a similar time to the VPL-CW255 only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, however this data projector has three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness (economic Mode)

With a projector brightness (economic mode) of 2,500 ANSI lumens, the VPL-CW255 has one of the brighter projector brightness (economic mode)s amongst projectors of this age. The average projector brightness (economic mode) of data projectors of this spec and age is 1,900 ANSI lumens, and the projector brightness (economic mode)s range from 20 ANSI lumens to 4,000 ANSI lumens.

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4 Reasons Against

Only 100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most frequently found AC input voltage on data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Does Not Support 3D

The VPL-CW255 does not support 3D. Most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-CW255 also do not support 3D.

Alternative projectors which also support 3D that you might also want to look at include the Epson EH-TW6600[plb_2495277_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The VPL-CW255 does not support full HD. Most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to the VPL-CW255 also do not support full HD.

There are a number of other projectors which also support full HD which you might also want to look at including the Epson EH-TW6600[plb_2495277_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Sony VPL-CW255 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other projectors that have been around for around the same time as the VPL-CW255 also do not support wi-Fi.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony VPL-CW255

Average Running Costs

The VPL-CW255 is typical compared to the other data projectors of a similar type and age that we have assessed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the VPL-CW255 will cost £113 over 1 year to run.

Released Over Two Years Ago

Sony released the VPL-CW255 over two years ago.

WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many projectors of a similar spec and age to it.

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Specification

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Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Maximum Analog Resolution
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Projector Brightness (economic Mode)
Zoom Capability
Projection Distance
Screen Size Compatibility
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
PC Audio in
Serial Interface Type
PC Audio Out
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
TV Tuner Integrated
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Cables Included

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Electricity cost when switched on £108.96
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £112.65
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0.56T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.56 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.

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