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Overall Score

Sony VPL-DX146

A 4 year old 2500:1 UXGA (1600 x 1200) data projector with average features
2500:1 UXGA (1600 X 1200) No 35dB Aug 2013
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Sony VPL-DX146 Review

With low running costs and average features, we have scored the Sony VPL-DX146 as follows for Summary.
58
Average Features
35
4 Years Old
65
£97 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
40
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 41?

Sony 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 £97 over 1 year, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,763 data projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
UXGA (1600 x 1200) resolution
Supports Wi-Fi
Very short service life of lamp
Does not support full HD

Sony VPL-DX146 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Sony Has Excellent Reviews for Its Projectors

We checked 962 owner and expert reviews (including 145 verified purchases) for Sony multimedia projectors and found that on average Sony has excellent ratings. 92% of those that bought a Sony projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

UXGA (1600 X 1200) Resolution

The VPL-DX146 has an UXGA (1600 x 1200) projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution. Across all projectors the best resolution is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and the worst is 280 x 800.

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Average Noise Level

The noise level of the VPL-DX146 of 35dB is fairly average compared to most other data projectors. It is in the loudest 57% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The VPL-DX146 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 90% of projectors do not support Wi-Fi.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-DX146 has a built-in speaker, as do 76% of projectors.

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Has a Carrying Case

The VPL-DX146 has a carrying case. 81% of multimedia projectors do not have a carrying case.

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Average Projector Brightness

The VPL-DX146's projector brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens is pretty typical compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 52% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The VPL-DX146's service life of lamp of only 3,000h is quite short compared to most other projectors. It is in the shortest 21% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature. Multimedia projectors have service life of lamps of between 20h and 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h.

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HD-Ready

The Sony VPL-DX146 is HD-Ready. 79% of data projectors are not HD-Ready.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The VPL-DX146 does not support full HD, although this is within the context that 64% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

Sony released the VPL-DX146 in August 2013.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

Based on alright energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the VPL-DX146 is £97, which is typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony vpldx1463200lm
Barcodes 00027242869776, 00272428697760, 04905524942521

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