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64

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Sony VPL-DX142

£383.40
A very cheap 3000:1 1024 x 768 multimedia projector with fine features and very low running costs
3000:1 XGA (1024x768) No 41dB Aug 2014
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Sony VPL-DX142 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with low running costs, we have ranked the Sony VPL-DX142 number 391 across all projectors.
92
Excellent
42
Average Features
55
3 Years Old
89
£75 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
64
Good

Why Has it Scored 64?

Sony projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of only £75 over 1 year, which puts it in the cheapest 11% of all 1,763 data projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in speaker
Does not support full HD
Only 1,080 video mode

Sony VPL-DX142 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Excellent Brand

Based on 962 owner and expert reviews (including 145 verified purchases), Sony has excellent 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

Excellent Value for Money

The product has mediocre features and is over 6 months old but at £383.40 it is cheaper than 83% of projectors.

Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony VPL-DX142 and the United Kingdom price of £383.40 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $733.95 (£956.12).

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Features

Has a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-DX142 has a built-in speaker. 76% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The VPL-DX142 does not support full HD, although it is worth noting that 64% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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1024 X 768 Resolution

The VPL-DX142 has a higher resolution than most projectors. This Sony projector has a 1024 x 768 resolution, whereas most projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution. In addition, this data projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Quite Loud Noise Level

The VPL-DX142's noise level of 41dB is very loud compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 3% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature. Projectors have noise levels of between 10dB and 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the VPL-DX142 of 3,200 ANSI lumens is relatively average compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 46% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the VPL-DX142 in August 2014.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are Low

The VPL-DX142 is one of the more economic to run multimedia projectors that we have assessed for 1 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the VPL-DX142 is only £75.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony 1024x768
Barcodes 00000011550584, 00027242882201, 04053162599161, 04905524984057, 05052184726127, 05054484999102, 05054629494578

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