Sony VPL-DX126


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Sony VPL-DX126

Sony VPL-DX126
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An average spec and 4 year old XGA 2500:1 contrast ratio data projector, with average running costs
1024 X 768 (XGA) 2500:1 No 2,600 ANSI Lumens Mar 2014
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Sony VPL-DX126 Review

With mediocre features and at over 3 years old, we have scored the Sony VPL-DX126 as follows:
Average Features
3 Years Old
Running Costs
£95 Over 5 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 34?

Viewsonic 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 £95 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,870 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:
1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution
Has a built-in speaker
Very low contrast ratio (typical)
Dimmer than average projector brightness

Sony VPL-DX126 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Sony Has Very Good Projector Reviews

We checked 658 owner and expert reviews (including 94 verified purchases) for Sony data projectors and found that on average Sony has very good ratings. 92% of those that bought a Sony projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Running Costs

OK Running Costs

Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the VPL-DX126 will cost £95 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 1,870 multimedia projectors.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market since February 2014.


1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The Sony VPL-DX126 has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) projector native resolution which is higher than most multimedia projectors. Most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. In addition, this multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768). The resolution of all multimedia projectors ranges from DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) (worst) to 4096 x 2160 (best).

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The Sony VPL-DX126's contrast ratio (typical) of only 2,500 is lower than 80% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature. The lowest contrast ratio (typical) of data projectors is 1.5, the highest is 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of multimedia 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 VPL-DX126 of only 2,600 ANSI lumens is dimmer than 81% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Average Service Life of Lamp

The VPL-DX126's service life of lamp of 5,000h is pretty standard compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is longer than 35% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-DX126 has a built-in speaker. 76% of multimedia projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The VPL-DX126 has a handheld remote control. 79% of multimedia projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The average bulb power of all multimedia projectors is 250W, with the smallest being 15W and the biggest being 840W. The VPL-DX126's bulb power of only 210W is smaller than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is smaller than 67% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The VPL-DX126 does not support full HD. 64% of multimedia projectors also do not support full HD.

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The VPL-DX126 is HD-Ready, unlike 79% of data projectors which are not HD-Ready.

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Product Identifiers


00027242869769, 00272428697692, 02001438562007, 04905524942514

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