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Sony VPL-DW240

74

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Sony VPL-DW240

£495.38
Sony VPL-DW240
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A fairly new and economical to run fairly noisy UXGA multimedia projector, with good features but representing only average value for money
41dB 1600 X 1200 (UXGA) 4000:1 No Aug 2016
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Sony VPL-DW240 Review

Released 1 year ago and with low running costs, we have ranked the Sony VPL-DW240 number 178 in best selling projectors and number 832 across all projectors.
66
Value for Money
Good
74
Features
Good Features
84
Age
18 Months Old
78
Running Costs
£67 Over 5 Years
74
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 74?

It has received an industry award from Projectorreviews.com. Epson data projectors have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this projector is slightly out of date, and newer projectors with more up to date technology are available. View the latest data projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of £67 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1600 x 1200 (UXGA) resolution
Longer than average service life of lamp
Louder than average noise level
Very low contrast ratio (typical)

Sony VPL-DW240 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

One Industry Award

The editor of one expert review site decided that this multimedia projector was very good. This was from Projectorreviews.com who gave it an "Special Interest Award".

Sony Data Projectors Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 712 owner and expert reviews (including 107 verified purchases), Sony has very good reviews for its projectors. 92% of those that bought a Sony multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

Whilst the product is cheaper than 71% of projectors, it is less than 18 months old but has average features and at £495.38 it does not look like great value for money overall.

Running Costs

Average Running Costs

The average running cost of the VPL-DW240 is £67 over 5 years based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors.

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Age

Released 18 Months Ago

Sony released the VPL-DW240 in August 2016.

Features

1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Resolution

The VPL-DW240 has a 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) projector native resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 800 resolution found on most multimedia projectors. The best resolution of all projectors is 4096 x 2400 (4K) and the worst is 640 x 360 (nHD).

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Louder Than Average Noise Level

The noise level of the VPL-DW240 of 41dB is very loud compared to most other data projectors. It is in the loudest 2% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. Across all the data projectors the noise levels range from 20dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The average contrast ratio (typical) of all multimedia projectors is 27,000, with the lowest being 1.5 and the highest being 2,500,000. The VPL-DW240's contrast ratio (typical) of only 4,000 is lower than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is lower than 69% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of projectors is 100 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the Sony VPL-DW240 of only 3,000 ANSI lumens is dimmer than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the dimmest 32% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Longer Than Average Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the VPL-DW240 of 5,000h is longer than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the longest 25% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. Across all the projectors the service life of lamps range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Sony VPL-DW240 has a built-in speaker. 77% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The VPL-DW240 has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Average Bulb Power

The Sony VPL-DW240's bulb power of 215W is fairly average compared to most other projectors. It is in the biggest 40% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony vpldw240

Barcodes:

00027242898479, 04548736032538

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