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Sony VPL-DX145

71

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Sony VPL-DX145

£300.00
Sony VPL-DX145
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A cheap and economical to run moderate noise level XGA projector, with good features
35dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 2500:1 No Jul 2012
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Sony VPL-DX145 Review

With low running costs and representing very good value for money, we have scored the Sony VPL-DX145 as follows:
73
Value for Money
Good
72
Features
Good Features
59
Age
5 Years Old
77
Running Costs
£70 Over 5 Years
71
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 71?

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 projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of £70 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,022 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving data projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Has a built-in speaker
Has a handheld remote control
Sony's inorganic panels (brightera) delivers higher picture quality, substantially brighter images, higher efficiency, better contrast, consistent colour stability and longer durability and usability
The vpl-dx145 offers 3200lm of brightness, XGA resolution, 1.3 times optical lens zoom, 2500:1 contrast ratio, RGB, HDMI digital input, video capability and all in a chassis weighing less than 2.5kg. easy to carry, set-up and power down, they are ideal for small to medium-sized rooms
With eco conscious features that ensure low total cost of ownership - the projector provides 7000 hours of lamp life, three brightness mode, auto lamp dimming, auto picture dimming and an ECO gauge that makes the vpl-dx145 one of the most eco-friendly projectors on the market today
Only 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution
Very low contrast ratio (typical)

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Sony VPL-DX145 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Very Good Brand

We checked 712 expert and owner reviews (including 107 verified purchases) for Sony projectors and found that on average Sony has very good reviews compared to other manufacturers. 92% of those that bought a Sony projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

Whilst the product is cheaper than 93% of projectors, it has mediocre features, is over 6 months old and at £300.00 it does not appear to be great value for money overall.

Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony VPL-DX145 and the United Kingdom price of £300.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $670.00 (£922.12).

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The VPL-DX145 has an average 5 year running cost of £70 based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 2,022 multimedia projectors.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

This projector was released in July 2012.

Features

Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The Sony VPL-DX145 has a higher resolution than most projectors. This Sony multimedia projector has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution, whereas most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. The best resolution of all projectors is 4096 x 2400 (4K) and the worst is 640 x 360 (nHD).

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Average Noise Level

The noise level of the Sony VPL-DX145 of 35dB is relatively average compared to most other projectors. It is louder than 39% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The Sony VPL-DX145's contrast ratio (typical) of only 2,500 is in the lowest 19% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature. Across all the multimedia projectors the contrast ratio (typical) range from 1.5 to 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Average Projector Brightness

The VPL-DX145's projector brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens is relatively typical compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the brightest 44% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-DX145 has a built-in speaker. 77% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the VPL-DX145 of only 3,000h is in the shortest 23% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature. Projectors have service life of lamps of between 200h and 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Sony VPL-DX145 has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The bulb power of the Sony VPL-DX145 of only 210W is in the smallest 32% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature. Multimedia projectors have bulb powers of between 15W and 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The VPL-DX145 does not support full HD, although it is worth noting that 63% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Has a Carrying Case

The VPL-DX145 has a carrying case, unlike 82% of projectors which do not have a carrying case.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes:

00027242276703, 00027242857346, 04905524896480

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