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Sony VPL-DX146

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Sony VPL-DX146

Sony VPL-DX146
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A fully featured and economical to run moderate noise level UXGA data projector
35dB 1600 X 1200 (UXGA) 2500:1 No Aug 2013
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Sony VPL-DX146 Review

With excellent features and low running costs, we have scored the Sony VPL-DX146 as follows:
80
Features
Fully-Featured
62
Age
4 Years Old
78
Running Costs
£70 Over 5 Years
68
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 68?

Epson data projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia 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 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving data projectors.
It has some great features:
1600 x 1200 (UXGA) resolution
Has a built-in speaker
Has a handheld remote control
Supports Wi-Fi

Sony VPL-DX146 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its Data Projectors

Based on 712 expert and owner reviews (including 107 verified purchases), Sony has very good ratings for its projectors. 92% of those that bought a Sony data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The average 5 year running cost of the VPL-DX146 is £70 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market since August 2013.

Features

1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Resolution

The VPL-DX146 has a 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. Across all projectors the resolution ranges from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Average Noise Level

The noise level of the VPL-DX146 of 35dB is relatively typical compared to most other data projectors. It is louder than 43% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the VPL-DX146 of only 2,500 is lower than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the lowest 20% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature. Multimedia projectors have contrast ratio (typical) of between 1.5 and 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the Sony VPL-DX146 of 3,200 ANSI lumens is pretty average compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 48% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-DX146 has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of projectors.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The VPL-DX146's service life of lamp of only 3,000h is shorter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the shortest 21% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. Across all the projectors the service life of lamps range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The VPL-DX146 has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of data projectors.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

Across all the projectors the bulb powers range from 15W to 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The VPL-DX146's bulb power of only 210W is smaller than average when compared to most other projectors. It is smaller than 71% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

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

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Has a Carrying Case

The VPL-DX146 has a carrying case, unlike 82% of multimedia projectors which do not have a carrying case.

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HD-Ready

The Sony VPL-DX146 is HD-Ready, unlike 80% of data projectors which are not HD-Ready.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The VPL-DX146 does not support full HD. 63% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony vpldx1463200lm

Barcodes:

00027242869776, 00272428697760, 04905524942521

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