Sony VPL-DX120
Sony VPL-DX120
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Sony VPL-DX120

An economical to run but 5 year old 2500:1 1024 x 768 projector
2,500 XGA (1024x768) No 2,600 ANSI Lumens Jul 2012
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Sony VPL-DX120 Review

With low running costs but mediocre features, we have scored the Sony VPL-DX120 as follows for Summary.
Missing Some Features
5 Years Old
Running Costs
£66 Over 5 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 30?

Sony multimedia 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 £66 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,849 projectors that we have compared it to.
It is missing some features:
Very low contrast ratio (typical)
Quite dim projector brightness
Only 1,080 video mode
Does not support full HD

Sony VPL-DX120 In-Depth Analysis


Sony Has Excellent Projector Reviews

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


1024 X 768 Resolution

The VPL-DX120 has a 1024 x 768 projector native resolution which is higher than most multimedia projectors. Most data projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution. This multimedia projector also has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The lowest contrast ratio (typical) of multimedia projectors is 1.5, the highest is 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The VPL-DX120's contrast ratio (typical) of only 2,500 is quite low compared to most other projectors. It is in the lowest 20% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The VPL-DX120's projector brightness of only 2,600 ANSI lumens is in the dimmest 20% of all multimedia 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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Average Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the VPL-DX120 of 3,000h is fairly standard compared to most other projectors. It is in the longest 26% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Sony VPL-DX120 has a built-in speaker, as do 75% of multimedia projectors.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Does Not Support Full HD

The VPL-DX120 does not support full HD, although it is worth noting that 64% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

This data projector was released in July 2012.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the VPL-DX120 will cost £66 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 1,849 projectors.

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Product Identifiers


00027242854291, 04250064942259, 04905524887747, 04905524887754

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