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Sony VPL-DW127

Sony VPL-DW127 Projector

3000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 38dB 2,600 ANSI Lumens Aug 2014
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The VPL-DW127 is packed with features optimised for the business and education markets at a reasonable price. The projector is compact and lightweight, with its simple design making it very easy... More
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11 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

We checked the expert and user reviews of hundreds of projectors to determine an average rating for each projector brand. On average projectors produced by Sony have excellent ratings from experts and users.

Low Running Costs

The VPL-DW127 is in the cheapest 11% of all 89 data projectors of a similar age and spec that we have analysed for running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the VPL-DW127 will cost only £76 over 1 year to run.

Good Product Quality

One Sony VPL-DW127 owner said in their reviews that this projector was good quality.

Easy to Use

One Sony VPL-DW127 reviewer considered that the Sony VPL-DW127 was easy to use. In October this year Paul rated the product 5 stars and he mentioned “Great presentation aid, easy to use and high quality projection”.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The VPL-DW127 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to the VPL-DW127 also have a built-in speaker(s).

Other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the NEC M311[plb_1475527_price].

We think you might also be interested in other projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the NEC VE281[plb_1473677_price].

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as it.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

At 10,000 hours, the VPL-DW127 has a fairly long service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago. The average service life of lamp (economic mode) of projectors that have been available for around the same time as the VPL-DW127 is 5,700h, and the service life of lamp (economic mode)s range from 230h to 20,000h.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

Multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the VPL-DW127 have service life of lamps of between 1,500h and 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 4,400h. At 5,000 hours, the Sony VPL-DW127 has a quite long service life of lamp compared to most of the other data projectors of a similar age and spec to the VPL-DW127.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This data projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to it.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This data projector has a 10|100 Mbit/s ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many comparable spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Light

The average weight of projectors of a similar age and spec to the VPL-DW127 is 4.9kg, and the weights range from 230g to 30kg. The VPL-DW127 is one of the lighter 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-DW127 (only 2.6 kilograms) amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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13 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

The VPL-DW127 does not support full HD, although it is worth noting that most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to the VPL-DW127 also do not support full HD.

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Does Not Support 3D

The Sony VPL-DW127 does not support 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the VPL-DW127 also do not support 3D.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The VPL-DW127 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the VPL-DW127 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

At only 2,600 ANSI lumens, the Sony VPL-DW127 has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and type to the VPL-DW127. Similar spec projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the VPL-DW127 have projector brightnesss of between 100 ANSI lumens and 8,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,500 ANSI lumens.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

Comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-DW127 have RMS rated powers of between 0.5W and 20W. At only 1 Watt, the VPL-DW127 has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Dim Colour Light Output

At only 2,600 ANSI lumens, the VPL-DW127 has a fairly dim colour light output compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the VPL-DW127. Across all the multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the VPL-DW127 the colour light outputs range from 2,500 ANSI lumens to 5,000 ANSI lumens, and the average colour light output is 3,000 ANSI lumens.

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Very Low Horizontal Synchronization (max)

The Sony VPL-DW127 has a fairly low horizontal synchronization (max) (only 92 kilohertz) compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-DW127. The lowest horizontal synchronization (max) of projectors that have been around for around the same time as the VPL-DW127 is 91kHz, the highest is 110kHz, and the average horizontal synchronization (max) is 98kHz.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

The VPL-DW127 has one of the smaller bulb powers (only 210 Watts) amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The smallest bulb power of data projectors of this type and age is 140W and the biggest is 400W.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

Most projectors of this age and type have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, including the VPL-DW127 which has one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

The average noise level of comparable spec data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years is 35dB. With a noise level of 38 decibels, the VPL-DW127 has one of the louder noise levels amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

Data projectors with a louder noise level that might be worth looking at include the NEC M311[plb_1475527_price] (28dB) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Low Vertical Synchronization (max)

With a vertical synchronization (max) of only 92 kilohertz, the Sony VPL-DW127 has a fairly low vertical synchronization (max) compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the VPL-DW127. The vertical synchronization (max)s of 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VPL-DW127 range from 0.12kHz to 120kHz.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level (economic Mode)

The VPL-DW127 has a fairly loud noise level (economic mode) (35 decibels) compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that have been around for more than two years. The average noise level (economic mode) of 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the VPL-DW127 is 30dB, and the noise level (economic mode)s range from 26dB to 35dB.

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Quite Small Matrix Size

The average matrix size of data projectors of a comparable age and spec to the VPL-DW127 is 0.61". At only 0.59 inches, the VPL-DW127 has a quite small matrix size compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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1 Other reason to consider the Sony VPL-DW127

Released Over Two Years Ago

This projector has been on the market for over two years.

Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Vertical Synchronization (min)
Horizontal Synchronization (max)
Vertical Synchronization (max)
Horizontal Synchronization (min)
Colour Light Output
Zoom Ratio
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Lamp Type
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Digital Zoom
Focus
Video
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
DVI Port
PC in (D-Sub)
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Heat Dissipation
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Power Consumption (max)
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Power Consumption (network Standby)
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Warranty Card
Cables Included

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 28 March 2016 by Paul
(Verified Purchase)

Great presentation aid, easy to use and high quality projection...

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £71.79
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £75.48
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.37 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony vpldw127
Barcodes 00027242882249, 04053162599154, 04058829196493, 04905524984095, 05054629494516, 05054931101492

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