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Sony VPL-CX236

£1,249.52
A 2 year old 3100:1 1024 x 768 projector with satisfactory features but a price that represents not very good value for money
3100:1 XGA (1024x768) No 33dB Feb 2015
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Sony VPL-CX236 Review

Released 2 years ago and with low running costs,
21
Poor
46
Average Features
58
2 Years Old
48
£116 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
43
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 44?

Sony 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 multimedia projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £116 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
Does not support full HD
Very short service life of lamp

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Sony VPL-CX236 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Sony Has Excellent Multimedia Projector Reviews

We checked 962 owner and expert reviews (including 145 verified purchases) for Sony projectors and found that on average Sony has excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers. 92% of those that bought a Sony projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has mediocre features and is over 6 months old and at £1,249.52 it is more expensive than 71% of projectors.

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Features

Has a Built-In Speaker

The Sony VPL-CX236 has a built-in speaker. 76% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other projectors, the VPL-CX236 does not support full HD. 64% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the VPL-CX236 of only 3,000h is quite short compared to most other projectors. It is in the shortest 19% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The shortest service life of lamp of projectors is 20h, the longest is 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the VPL-CX236 of 4,100 ANSI lumens is relatively typical compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 75% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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1024 X 768 Resolution

The VPL-CX236 has a 1024 x 768 projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most data projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution. This projector also has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

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Average Noise Level

The noise level of the VPL-CX236 of 33dB is relatively average compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 36% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

Sony released the VPL-CX236 in February 2015.


Running Costs

Average Running Costs

The average running cost of the VPL-CX236 is £116 over 1 year based on passable energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 1,763 multimedia projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00027242884335, 04905524989465

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