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Sony VPL-CW256

£1,212.90
£972.42 £240.48 cheaper than 66 days ago
A fine value for money 3700:1 280 x 800 multimedia projector with satisfactory features
3700:1 WXGA (1280x800) No 30dB Feb 2015
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Purchase price £1,182.98. APR 14.9%.
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Purchase price £1,248.35. APR 18.9%.
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£1,366.66 £103.49* Go to Store
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£1,366.97 £113.91* Go to Store
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Purchase price £1,182.98. APR 14.9%.
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£1,375.26 £57.30* Go to Store
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Purchase price £1,182.98. APR 18.9%.
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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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£1,482.76 £56.58* Go to Store
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Purchase price £1,182.98. APR 18.9%.
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£1,589.16 £66.21* Go to Store
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£1,605.40 £41.13* Go to Store

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Sony VPL-CW256 Review

Representing good value for money and at over 2 years old, we have ranked the Sony VPL-CW256 number 586 across all projectors.
62
Good
47
Average Features
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2 Years Old
51
£115 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
55
Average

Why Has it Scored 56?

Sony 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 2017.
This projector has running costs of £115 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
Quite quiet noise level
Does not support full HD
Very short service life of lamp

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks.
There is a 82% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.

Sony VPL-CW256 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Excellent Brand

We checked 962 expert and user reviews (including 145 verified purchases) for Sony multimedia projectors and found that on average Sony has excellent reviews 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

Average Value for Money

The product has mediocre features and is over 6 months old and at £972.42 it is more expensive than 62% of projectors.

Price Has Gone Down by £240 (20%)

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony VPL-CW256 and the United Kingdom price of £972.42 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $1,469.00 (£1,930.71).

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Features

Has a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-CW256 has a built-in speaker. 76% of data projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Sony VPL-CW256 does not support full HD. 64% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

Projectors have service life of lamps of between 20h and 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h. The service life of lamp of the Sony VPL-CW256 of only 3,000h is quite short compared to most other projectors. It is in the shortest 17% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

What does "service life of lamp" mean? Less Edit

Only 280 X 800 Resolution

The VPL-CW256 has a 280 x 800 projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution.

A DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) resolution is the best resolution amongst comparable types of data projector.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

Multimedia projectors have noise levels of between 10dB and 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The noise level of the VPL-CW256 of only 30dB is quite quiet compared to most other projectors. It is in the quietest 19% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of all projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 12 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the Sony VPL-CW256 of 4,500 ANSI lumens is fairly bright compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 22% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This projector was released in February 2015.


Running Costs

Average Running Costs

The average running cost of the VPL-CW256 is £115 over 1 year based on passable energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony wxga1280x800, sony vplcw256wxga, sony p220479p

Barcodes:

00027242884342, 04053162768307, 04058829196479, 04905524833935, 04905524989472

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