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Sony VPL-CX236

69

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Sony VPL-CX236

£870.00
Sony VPL-CX236
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A good spec but 3 year old moderate noise level XGA projector, with satisfactory running costs but representing only middle of the road value for money
33dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 3100:1 No Feb 2015
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Amazon UK
Sony VPL-CX236 Installation Projector (4100 Lumens, XGA, 3100:1, 2 RGB, 2 HDMI)
£870.00
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ABS IT Services
£1,229.57
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ODSI Online Digital Solutions
£1,249.52
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£1,288.80
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£1,466.62
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Sony VPL-CX236 Review

With very good features but at over 2 years old, we have scored the Sony VPL-CX236 as follows:
51
Value for Money
Average
77
Features
Good Features
74
Age
3 Years Old
69
Running Costs
£84 Over 5 Years
69
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 69?

Looking across the entire Epson data projector range, the average reviews for all Epson projectors are excellent.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of £84 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,068 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving multimedia projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Quieter than average noise level
Brighter than average projector brightness
Only 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution
Very low contrast ratio (typical)

Sony VPL-CX236 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its Projectors

We checked 711 expert and user reviews (including 108 verified purchases) for Sony multimedia projectors and found that on average Sony has very good ratings compared to other manufacturers. 92% of those that bought a Sony multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

Based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the VPL-CX236 is £84, which is typical compared to the other 2,068 data projectors.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This projector was released in February 2015.

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Features

Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The VPL-CX236 has a higher resolution than most multimedia projectors. This data projector has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution, whereas most data projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. The best resolution of all data projectors is 4096 x 2400 (4K) and the worst is 640 x 360 (nHD).

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The quietest noise level of projectors is 20dB, the loudest is 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The noise level of the Sony VPL-CX236 of only 33dB is quieter than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is quieter than 66% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the VPL-CX236 of only 3,100 is in the lowest 28% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature. The lowest contrast ratio (typical) of projectors is 1.5, the highest is 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

The VPL-CX236's projector brightness of 4,100 ANSI lumens is in the brightest 27% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature. Across all the data projectors the projector brightnesses range from 100 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-CX236 has a built-in speaker, as do 76% of data projectors.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamps of multimedia projectors range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h. The Sony VPL-CX236's service life of lamp of only 3,000h is shorter than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is in the shortest 21% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Sony VPL-CX236 has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of projectors.

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Average Bulb Power

The VPL-CX236's bulb power of 245W is relatively standard compared to most other projectors. It is bigger than 38% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Sony VPL-CX236 does not support full HD, although keep in mind that 63% of data projectors also do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

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00027242884335, 04905524989465

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