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Sony VPL-DW120
Sony VPL-DW120

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Sony VPL-DW120 Projector

2500:1 WXGA (1280x800) 2,600 ANSI Lumens 1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Jul 2012
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Projector Brightness Supported Graphics Resolutions Release Date £87.49 Electricity cost over 5 years
Excellent brand
Low running costs
Has a built-in speaker(s)

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Reviews

Excellent Brand

We checked 502 user and expert reviews for Sony data projectors and found that on average Sony has excellent reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has excellent reviews specifically for its 2500:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors.


Energy

Low Running Costs

Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the VPL-DW120 will cost only £88 over 1 year to run, which is in the cheapest 15% of all 42 projectors of this age and type.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Sony VPL-DW120 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other 2500:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years also have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared all the other data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) to this multimedia projector and we think the Ricoh PJ WX4130 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The Sony VPL-DW120 does not support full HD. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been available for a similar time to this data projector also do not support full HD.

It is worth also looking at alternative projectors which also support full HD including the Ricoh PJ WX4130 which also has a higher rating.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

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


Projector

Quite Dim Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of only 2,600 ANSI lumens, the VPL-DW120 has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this multimedia projector. Multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as this multimedia projector have projector brightnesses of between 500 ANSI lumens and 16,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 4,100 ANSI lumens.

If this projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might want to consider the Hitachi CP-DX300 (£332.99) (3,000 ANSI lumens and higher rated), or the Vivitek Qumi Q2 (£179.99) (3,000 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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WXGA (1280x800) Resolution

The highest resolution of the VPL-DW120 is WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than the most common projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

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Performance

Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The VPL-DW120 has an On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other data projectors of this age and type also have an On Screen Display (OSD).

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Packaging Content

Has a Carrying Case

The Sony VPL-DW120 has a carrying case. Most of the other projectors that have been around for a comparable time to this data projector also have a carrying case.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The VPL-DW120 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and spec to this projector.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Sony VPL-DW120 does not have a DVI port. Most of the other 2500:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as this data projector also do not have a DVI port.

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Lamps

Very Small Bulb Power

The VPL-DW120 has a fairly small bulb power (only 210 Watts) compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age. Across all the projectors that were released more than two years ago the bulb powers range from 190W to 400W, and the average bulb power is 250W.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00012302573052, 00025038280026, 00027242274969, 00027242854338, 00044113140345, 00100177364544, 00151903125281, 00163120522484, 00172302796018, 00272428543388, 04250064948459, 04905524887785, 04905524887792, 05054484191223

Sony VPL-DW120 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony VPL-DW120 review we compared this projector to 2,071 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 328,120 product attributes, 14,264 projector reviews and 2,801,300 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

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