Sony VPL-DW120
Sony VPL-DW120
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Sony VPL-DW120

An economical to run 2500:1 280 x 800 data projector, but with not very good features
2500:1 WXGA (1280x800) No 33dB Jul 2012
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Sony VPL-DW120 Review

With low running costs but mediocre features, we have scored the Sony VPL-DW120 as follows for Summary.
Missing Some Features
5 Years Old
£88 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 32?

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 projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £88 over 1 year, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors that we have compared it to.
It is missing some features:
Only 280 x 800 resolution
Does not support full HD
Quite dim projector brightness
Only 1,080 video mode

Sony VPL-DW120 In-Depth Analysis


Sony Multimedia Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 962 expert and owner reviews (including 145 verified purchases), Sony has excellent reviews for its data projectors. 92% of those that bought a Sony projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Only 280 X 800 Resolution

The VPL-DW120 has a 280 x 800 projector native resolution which is higher than the WXGA (1280x800) resolution found on most projectors.

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

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Sony VPL-DW120 does not support full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that 64% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Average Noise Level

The Sony VPL-DW120's noise level of 33dB is fairly typical compared to most other data projectors. It is in the loudest 36% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of projectors is 12 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The VPL-DW120's projector brightness of only 2,600 ANSI lumens is in the dimmest 21% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Sony VPL-DW120 has a carrying case. 81% of projectors do not have a carrying case.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-DW120 has a built-in speaker. 76% of multimedia projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the VPL-DW120 of only 3,000h is in the shortest 24% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The average service life of lamp of all multimedia projectors is 6,800h, with the shortest being 20h and the longest being 40,000h.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

This data projector has been on the market since July 2012.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The VPL-DW120 is typical compared to the other 1,763 data projectors that we have looked at for 1 year running costs. Based on passable energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the VPL-DW120 is £88.

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Product Identifiers


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