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Sony VPL-CW256 Projector

£959.00
3700:1 WXGA (1280x800) 30dB 4,500 ANSI Lumens Feb 2015
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date £114.58 Electricity cost over 5 years
Excellent brand
Price increase of £55.87
Does not support full HD
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Reviews

Excellent Brand

Projectors manufactured by Sony generally have excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers. 100% of those that bought a Sony data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The VPL-CW256 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other data projectors of this age and spec.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the Benq MX711 (£827.99) which is cheaper; or the LG PF1500 (£909.05) which has better reviews are also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in alternative projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the Sony VPL-CX236 (£1,102.42).

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Projector

Quite Bright Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 4,500 ANSI lumens, the VPL-CW256 has one of the brighter projector brightnesses amongst multimedia projectors of this age. The dimmest projector brightness of projectors of a similar spec and age to this multimedia projector is 75 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 11,000 ANSI lumens.

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WXGA (1280x800) Resolution

The VPL-CW256 has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 51% less resolution than the most frequently found projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080).

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Networking

Has an Ethernet LAN

The Sony VPL-CW256 has an Ethernet LAN. Most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to this projector also have an Ethernet LAN.

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Performance

Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Sony VPL-CW256 has an On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other similar spec projectors that have been around for around the same time as this multimedia projector also have an On Screen Display (OSD).

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

With a noise level of only 30 decibels, the VPL-CW256 has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to this projector. The quietest noise level of projectors that were released more than two years ago is 21dB and the loudest is 45dB.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The VPL-CW256 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as this data projector.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other data projectors that have been available for around the same time as this data projector, the VPL-CW256 does not support full HD.

It is worth also looking at alternative multimedia projectors which also support full HD including the LG PF1500 (£909.05) which is also higher rated.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

Like most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago, the VPL-CW256 does not have a DVI port.

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Price

Price Has Gone Up by £336 (35%)

There was a cheaper price of £623 on Amazon UK 76 days ago.Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There is a 55% chance that the price will go up further. However the future is never certain and there remains a 45% chance that the price will actually go back down. Sign up to price alerts to be notified when the price goes back down.


Energy

OK Running Costs

The VPL-CW256 has an average running cost of £115 over 1 year based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this multimedia projector was released.

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00027242884342, 04053162768307, 04905524989472

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