Sony VPL-DX100
Sony VPL-DX100
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Sony VPL-DX100

An economical to run 2500:1 1024 x 768 multimedia projector, but with inferior features
2500:1 XGA (1024x768) No 2,300 ANSI Lumens Aug 2012
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Sony VPL-DX100 Review

With low running costs,
Missing Some Features
5 Years Old
£88 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 29?

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 £88 over 1 year, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors that we have compared it to.
It is missing some features:
Only 1,080 video mode
Quite dim projector brightness
Does not support full HD

Sony VPL-DX100 Video Reviews

Sony VPL-DX100 In-Depth Analysis


Sony Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

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


Has a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-DX100 has a built-in speaker, as do 76% of projectors.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

The Sony VPL-DX100's service life of lamp of 7,000h is fairly long compared to most other projectors. It is in the longest 18% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. The shortest service life of lamp of projectors is 20h, the longest is 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The VPL-DX100's projector brightness of only 2,300 ANSI lumens is fairly dim compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the dimmest 15% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The average projector brightness of all projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 12 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other projectors, the VPL-DX100 does not support full HD. 64% of multimedia projectors do not support full HD.

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1024 X 768 Resolution

The VPL-DX100 has a higher resolution than most multimedia projectors. This projector has a 1024 x 768 resolution, whereas most projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution. In addition, this Sony projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

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Released Over Five Years Ago

This projector has been on the market since August 2012.

Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The VPL-DX100 is typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors that we have assessed for 1 year running costs. Based on passable usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the VPL-DX100 is £88.

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