Sony VPL-DW122
Sony VPL-DW122
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Sony VPL-DW122

A very cheap 3000:1 280 x 800 data projector with alright features and very low running costs
3000:1 WXGA (1280x800) No 38dB Aug 2014
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Sony VPL-DW122 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with low running costs, we have ranked the Sony VPL-DW122 number 404 across all projectors.
Average Features
3 Years Old
£75 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 64?

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 only £75 over 1 year, which puts it in the cheapest 12% of all 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
Fairly loud noise level

Sony VPL-DW122 In-Depth Analysis


Sony Multimedia Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

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

Value For Money

Excellent Value for Money

The product has mediocre features and is over 6 months old but at £385.00 it is cheaper than 83% of projectors.

Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony VPL-DW122 and the United Kingdom price of £385.00 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $379.99 (£494.67).

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Does Not Support Full HD

The VPL-DW122 does not support full HD, although keep in mind that 64% of data projectors also do not support full HD.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-DW122 has a built-in speaker, as do 76% of multimedia projectors.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

Multimedia projectors have noise levels of between 10dB and 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The VPL-DW122's noise level of 38dB is in the loudest 15% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Only 280 X 800 Resolution

The VPL-DW122 has a 280 x 800 projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution.

Across similar types of multimedia projector the best resolution is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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The Sony VPL-DW122 is HD-Ready, unlike 79% of projectors which are not HD-Ready.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

Across all the multimedia projectors the projector brightnesses range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the VPL-DW122 of only 2,600 ANSI lumens is fairly dim compared to most other projectors. It is in the dimmest 21% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the VPL-DW122 in August 2014.

Running Costs

Low Running Costs

The VPL-DW122 is in the cheapest 12% of all 1,763 projectors that we have analysed for 1 year running costs. Based on fine usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the VPL-DW122 is only £75.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony vpldw122
Barcodes 00000011596595, 00027242882218, 00272428822186, 04053162657465, 04905524984064, 04905524984101, 05052184726158, 05054629494554

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