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Sony Has Excellent Projector Reviews
Sony is one of the leading projector manufacturers according to average expert and user review score data that we have collected for all projectors.
Has a Built-In Speaker(s)
The VPL-CW276 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors of this age and type also have a built-in speaker(s).
We compared this projector to all the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think cheaper projectors such as the Sony VPL-SW631[plb_3301603_price] is also worth considering.
We think you might also be interested in alternative data projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the Sony VPL-SW636C[plb_3301604_price].
Fairly Bright Projector Brightness
The dimmest projector brightness of 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than a year ago is 2,500 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 6,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,800 ANSI lumens. At 5,200 ANSI lumens, the VPL-CW276 has a quite bright projector brightness compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released one year ago.
1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions
The highest resolution supported by the Sony VPL-CW276 is 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's 17% less resolution than a 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-CW276. This projector also supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1280 x 800. Projectors that were released around the same time as the VPL-CW276 supported graphics resolutionss range from 640 x 480 (VGA) to 4096 x 2160.
Very Big Matrix Size
When compared to other multimedia projectors of this type and age, the matrix size of the Sony VPL-CW276 of 0.75 inches is one of the biggest. The matrix sizes of comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the VPL-CW276 range from 0.55" to 0.75", and the average matrix size is 0.62".
Very Bright Colour Light Output
3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the VPL-CW276 have colour light outputs of between 2,800 ANSI lumens and 5,200 ANSI lumens, and the average colour light output is 3,700 ANSI lumens. At 5,200 ANSI lumens, the Sony VPL-CW276 has a very bright colour light output compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-CW276.
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Very Bright White Light Output
When compared to other comparable spec multimedia projectors that were launched more than a year ago that we have checked, the VPL-CW276's white light output of 5,200 ANSI lumens is one of the brightest. The average white light output of comparable spec projectors that have been around for around the same time as the VPL-CW276 is 3,500 ANSI lumens.
Fairly High Vertical Synchronization (max)
At 92 kilohertz, the Sony VPL-CW276 has a quite high vertical synchronization (max) compared to most of the other projectors of this spec and age. The vertical synchronization (max)s of projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VPL-CW276 range from 0.085kHz to 120kHz.
10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates
This projector has a 10|100 Mbit/s ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on multimedia projectors of this spec and age.
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Does Not Support 3D
The VPL-CW276 does not support 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other data projectors of a similar type and age to the VPL-CW276 also do not support 3D.
Does Not Support Full HD
Like most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the VPL-CW276, the VPL-CW276 does not support full HD.
We think you might also be interested in alternative projectors which also support full HD including the Sony VPL-SW636C[plb_3301604_price].
Does Not Support Wi-Fi
The VPL-CW276 does not support wi-Fi, although keep in mind that most of the other multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the VPL-CW276 also do not support wi-Fi.
Very Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
The Sony VPL-CW276 has one of the shorter service life of lamp (economic mode)s (only 4,000 hours) amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The shortest service life of lamp (economic mode) of 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than a year is 2,500h and the longest is 10,000h.
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Very Short Service Life of Lamp
The average service life of lamp of data projectors of this age and type is 4,600h. With a service life of lamp of only 3,000 hours, the VPL-CW276 has one of the shorter service life of lamps amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.
Very Low RMS Rated Power
The lowest RMS rated power of multimedia projectors that were launched more than a year ago is 10W, the highest is 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 16W. At only 10 Watts, the Sony VPL-CW276 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released one year ago.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when Sony released the VPL-CW276.
Running Costs Are OK
Based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the VPL-CW276 will cost £131 over 1 year to run, which is typical compared to the other 8 multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec.
WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution
This projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to it.
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Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
5,200 ANSI lumens
3-panel (p-Si TFT active)
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Vertical Synchronization (min)
Horizontal Synchronization (max)
Vertical Synchronization (max)
Horizontal Synchronization (min)
Colour Light Output
5,200 ANSI lumens
White Light Output
5,200 ANSI lumens
Projector Brightness (economic Mode)
4,200 ANSI lumens
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
40 - 300
Native Aspect Ratio
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Service Life of Lamp
1.32 - 1.91:1
Vertical Lens Shift Range
-5 - 5
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
-3 - 3
Supported Graphics Resolutions
1280 x 800, 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
NTSC, PAL, PAL, PAL 4.43, PAL, PAL 60, PAL, PAL M, PAL, PAL N, SECAM
Ports & Interfaces
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
10, 10, 100
Card Reader Integrated
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, IND, JPN, KOR, NOR, PER, POL, POR, RUS, SWE, THA, TUR, VIE
On Screen Display (OSD)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Colour of Product
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
AC Input Frequency
50, 50/60, 60
AC Input Voltage
100, 100 - 240
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
20 - 80
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
20 - 80
Storage Temperature (T-T)
-10 - 60
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40
Weight & Dimensions
Handheld Remote Control
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Total running cost over 5 years
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.65 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 17 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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