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Sony VPL-DW120

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Sony VPL-DW120

Sony VPL-DW120
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A good spec and very economical to run moderate noise level 1280 x 800 resolution data projector
33dB 1280 X 800 2500:1 No Jul 2012
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Sony VPL-DW120 Review

With low running costs and very good features, we have scored the Sony VPL-DW120 as follows:
78
Features
Good Features
60
Age
5 Years Old
83
Running Costs
£62 Over 5 Years
67
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 67?

Epson data 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 2018.
This projector has running costs of £62 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,022 data projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving data projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1280 x 800 resolution
Has a built-in speaker
Sony's inorganic panels (brightera) delivers higher picture quality, substantially brighter images, higher efficiency, better contrast, consistent colour stability and longer durability and usability
The vpl-dw120 offers 2600lm of brightness, WXGA resolution, 1.3 times optical lens zoom, 2500:1 contrast ratio, RGB, HDMI digital input, video capability and all in a chassis weighing less than 2.5kg. easy to carry, set-up and power down, they are ideal for small to medium-sized rooms
With eco conscious features that ensure low total cost of ownership the projector provides 7000 hours of lamp life, three brightness mode, auto lamp dimming, auto picture dimming and an ECO gauge that makes the vpl-dw120 one of the most eco-friendly WXGA projectors on the market today
Very low contrast ratio (typical)
Dimmer than average projector brightness

Sony VPL-DW120 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Sony Has Very Good Projector Reviews

We checked 712 expert and owner reviews (including 107 verified purchases) for Sony data projectors and found that on average Sony has very good ratings. 92% of those that bought a Sony projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Running Costs

Average Running Costs

Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the VPL-DW120 will cost £62 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

This projector has been on the market since July 2012.

Features

1280 X 800 Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800, which is the most commonly found resolution on projectors.

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Average Noise Level

The Sony VPL-DW120's noise level of 33dB is pretty standard compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is louder than 60% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The VPL-DW120's contrast ratio (typical) of only 2,500 is lower than average when compared to most other projectors. It is lower than 81% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature. The contrast ratio (typical) of multimedia projectors range from 1.5 to 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of all multimedia projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 100 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens. The VPL-DW120's projector brightness of only 2,600 ANSI lumens is in the dimmest 19% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-DW120 has a built-in speaker. 77% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamps of projectors range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h. The VPL-DW120's service life of lamp of only 3,000h is shorter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is shorter than 77% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Sony VPL-DW120 has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The average bulb power of all data projectors is 250W, with the smallest being 15W and the biggest being 840W. The Sony VPL-DW120's bulb power of only 210W is smaller than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the smallest 31% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The VPL-DW120 does not support full HD. 63% of data projectors also do not support full HD.

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Has a Carrying Case

The VPL-DW120 has a carrying case, which is unusual. 82% of projectors do not have a carrying case.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes:

00027242274969, 00027242854338, 04250064948459, 04905524887785, 04905524887792

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