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Sony VPL-CW256

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Sony VPL-CW256

£899.00
Sony VPL-CW256
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A fully featured but 3 year old quiet 1280 x 800 resolution projector, with alright running costs but representing only average value for money
30dB 1280 X 800 3700:1 No Feb 2015
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Sony VPL-CW256 Projector 4500 Lumens UXGA Resolution 3LCD Technology Meeting Roo (Brand new, unopened)
£899.00
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Sony VPL-CW256 LCD Projector - 4500 Lms
£1,248.35
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Sony VPL-CW256 - LCD projector
£1,366.97
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Sony VPL-CW256 - LCD projector
£1,366.97
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Sony VPL-CW256 - LCD projector
£1,366.97
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Sony VPL-CW256 - LCD projector
£1,377.00
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ODSI Online Digital Solutions
£1,383.95
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Ivojo
£1,436.40
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Sony VPL-CW256 LCD Projector - 4500 Lms
£1,473.98
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Amazon UK
Sony VPL-CW256 Installation Projector (4500 Lumens, WXGA, 3700:1, 2 RGB, 2 HDMI)
£1,556.91
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Sony VPL-CW256 - 3LCD projector
£1,564.98
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£1,705.88
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Sony VPL-CW256 Projector 4500 Lumens UXGA Resolution 3LCD Technology Meeting Roo (Brand new, unopened) - on
£1,868.15
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Purchase price £1,248.35. APR 14.9%.
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£1,351.38
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Purchase price £1,248.35. APR 18.9%.
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£1,366.66
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Purchase price £1,366.97. APR 0%.
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Purchase price £1,248.35. APR 14.9%.
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Purchase price £1,248.35. APR 18.9%.
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Purchase price £1,366.97. APR 14.9%.
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Purchase price £1,366.97. APR 14.9%.
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Purchase price £1,366.97. APR 14.9%.
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Purchase price £1,366.97. APR 14.9%.
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Purchase price £1,473.98. APR 14.9%.
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£1,595.63
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Purchase price £1,248.35. APR 18.9%.
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£1,605.40
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Pay4later 12 months
Purchase price £1,473.98. APR 18.9%.
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Purchase price £1,473.98. APR 14.9%.
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£1,653.92
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Purchase price £1,473.98. APR 18.9%.
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£1,750.76
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7.9% APR for 48 Months
Purchase price £1,556.91. APR 7.9%.
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£1,820.91
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16.9% APR for 24 Months
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£1,845.66
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£1,895.56
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Sony VPL-CW256 Review

With excellent features, we have ranked the Sony VPL-CW256 number 721 across all projectors.
69
Value for Money
Good
85
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Age
3 Years Old
68
Running Costs
£83 Over 5 Years
75
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 75?

Epson data projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of £83 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving multimedia projectors.
It has some great features:
1280 x 800 resolution
Quieter than average noise level
Brighter than average projector brightness
Has a built-in speaker

Sony VPL-CW256 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Very Good Brand

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

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has very good features but is over 6 months old and at £899.00 it is in the most expensive 42% of projectors.

Running Costs

Average Running Costs

The average running cost of the VPL-CW256 is £83 over 5 years based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 2,022 multimedia projectors.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This projector was released in February 2015.

Features

1280 X 800 Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800, which is typical of many projectors.

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

Across all the data projectors the noise levels range from 20dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The noise level of the VPL-CW256 of only 30dB is quieter than 84% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of data projectors range from 1.5 to 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The Sony VPL-CW256's contrast ratio (typical) of only 3,700 is lower than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is lower than 71% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of projectors is 100 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The Sony VPL-CW256's projector brightness 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 Sony VPL-CW256 has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of multimedia projectors.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The average service life of lamp of all projectors is 7,000h, with the shortest being 200h and the longest being 50,000h. The service life of lamp of the VPL-CW256 of only 3,000h is shorter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is shorter than 82% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The VPL-CW256 has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of projectors.

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Average Bulb Power

The bulb power of the Sony VPL-CW256 of 245W is pretty average compared to most other data projectors. It is in the biggest 61% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other projectors, the Sony VPL-CW256 does not support full HD. 63% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony vplcw256kit

Barcodes:

00027242884342, 00767261237650, 00779184445258, 04053162768307, 04905524989472

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