Sony VPL-DX120


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Sony VPL-DX120

Sony VPL-DX120
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A very economical to run and good spec XGA 2500:1 contrast ratio projector
1024 X 768 (XGA) 2500:1 No 2,600 ANSI Lumens Jul 2012
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Sony VPL-DX120 Review

With low running costs, we have scored the Sony VPL-DX120 as follows:
Good Features
5 Years Old
Running Costs
£66 Over 5 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 63?

Epson data 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 data projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of £66 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving multimedia projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Has a built-in speaker
Only 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution
Very low contrast ratio (typical)

Sony VPL-DX120 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Very Good Brand

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

Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

Based on average energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the VPL-DX120 is £66, which is typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

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


Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The Sony VPL-DX120 has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) projector native resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 800 resolution found on most multimedia projectors. The worst resolution of all projectors is 640 x 360 (nHD) and the best is 4096 x 2400 (4K).

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The VPL-DX120's contrast ratio (typical) of only 2,500 is lower than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is lower than 79% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature. The contrast ratio (typical) of multimedia projectors range from 1.5 to 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of all projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 100 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the VPL-DX120 of only 2,600 ANSI lumens is in the dimmest 20% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The shortest service life of lamp of projectors is 200h, the longest is 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h. The service life of lamp of the VPL-DX120 of only 3,000h is shorter than 75% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-DX120 has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of data projectors.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The VPL-DX120 does not support full HD. 63% of multimedia projectors also do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers


00027242854291, 04250064942259, 04905524887747, 04905524887754

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