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Sony VPL-CW255

70

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Sony VPL-CW255

£919.99
Sony VPL-CW255
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An economical to run and fully featured moderate noise level 1280 x 800 resolution data projector, but representing only moderate value for money
35dB 1280 X 800 3700:1 No Jul 2014
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Sony VPL-CW255 Review

With excellent features and low running costs, we have scored the Sony VPL-CW255 as follows:
55
Value for Money
Average
81
Features
Fully-Featured
68
Age
3 Years Old
70
Running Costs
£82 Over 5 Years
70
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 70?

Epson data projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of £82 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
It has some great features:
1280 x 800 resolution
Brighter than average projector brightness
Has a built-in speaker
Has a handheld remote control

Sony VPL-CW255 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Sony Has Very Good Multimedia Projector Reviews

We checked 712 expert and user reviews (including 107 verified purchases) for Sony projectors and found that on average Sony has very good reviews. 92% of those that bought a Sony multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has good features but is over 6 months old and at £919.99 it is in the most expensive 40% of projectors.

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 $1,112.32 (£1,542.68).

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Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The VPL-CW255 is typical compared to the other 2,022 multimedia projectors that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the VPL-CW255 is £82.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market since July 2014.

Features

1280 X 800 Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800, which is the most commonly found resolution on data projectors.

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Average Noise Level

The VPL-CW255's noise level of 35dB is relatively standard compared to most other data projectors. It is in the loudest 58% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The Sony VPL-CW255's contrast ratio (typical) of only 3,700 is lower than 71% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature. Across all the multimedia projectors the contrast ratio (typical) range from 1.5 to 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

Multimedia projectors have projector brightnesses of between 100 ANSI lumens and 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the VPL-CW255 of 4,500 ANSI lumens is brighter than 77% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-CW255 has a built-in speaker. 77% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the Sony VPL-CW255 of only 3,000h is shorter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the shortest 19% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature. Across all the projectors the service life of lamps range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The VPL-CW255 has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Average Bulb Power

The bulb power of the VPL-CW255 of 245W is relatively standard compared to most other projectors. It is bigger than 38% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other projectors, the VPL-CW255 does not support full HD. 63% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Has a Zoom Capability

The VPL-CW255 has a zoom capability, unlike 91% of projectors which do not have a zoom capability.

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HD-Ready

The VPL-CW255 is HD-Ready, unlike 80% of projectors which are not HD-Ready.

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Product Identifiers

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00027242839359

Sony VPL-CW255

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