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Sony VPL-DX147 Projector

3000:1 XGA (1024x768) 38dB 3,200 ANSI Lumens Aug 2014
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The VPL-DX147 is packed with features optimised for the business and education markets at a reasonable price. The projector is compact and lightweight, with its simple design making it very easy... More
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9 Reasons For

Running Costs Are Very Low

The VPL-DX147 is one of the cheapest to run projectors of a comparable age and spec that we have assessed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the VPL-DX147 will cost only £75 over 1 year to run.

Sony Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

We checked the reviews from experts and users of hundreds of data projectors to determine an average rating for each projector brand. On average Sony multimedia projectors have excellent ratings from experts and owners.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The VPL-DX147 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than two years also have a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of other data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might want to consider including a cheaper data projector such as the Sony VPL-DX127[plb_2514843_price] or you might consider a higher scoring data projector such as the NEC VE281[plb_1473677_price].

It is worth considering other projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the Sony VPL-SW235[plb_2284441_price].

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

With a service life of lamp (economic mode) of 10,000 hours, the VPL-DX147 has a quite long service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago. The shortest service life of lamp (economic mode) of 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the VPL-DX147 is 230h, the longest is 20,000h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 5,700h.

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Very Big Digital Zoom

Data projectors of a comparable age and type to the VPL-DX147 have digital zooms of between 1.3x and 4x, and the average digital zoom is 2.6x. The digital zoom of the VPL-DX147 of 4 times zoom factor is one of the biggest amongst multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the VPL-DX147.

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Fairly Bright Colour Light Output

At 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Sony VPL-DX147 has a quite bright colour light output compared to most of the other projectors that were launched more than two years ago. The dimmest colour light output of similar spec multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago is 2,500 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 5,000 ANSI lumens.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many projectors of a comparable age and type to it.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This projector has a 10|100 Mbit/s ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most commonly found ethernet LAN data rates on projectors of this spec and age.

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Light

At only 2.6 kilograms, the VPL-DX147 is fairly light compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to the VPL-DX147. The average weight of 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago is 4.9kg, and the weights range from 230g to 30kg.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D

Most similar spec projectors that were launched more than two years ago do not support 3D. The Sony VPL-DX147 is no exception to this as it too does not support 3D.

Alternative projectors which also support 3D that you might also want to consider include the Infocus IN3126[plb_1475113_price].

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Sony VPL-DX147 does not support full HD, although this is within the context that most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the VPL-DX147 also do not support full HD.

Other projectors which also support full HD that you might also want to consider include the Hitachi CP-CX300WN[plb_2172494_price].

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Sony VPL-DX147 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other data projectors of this age and spec also do not support wi-Fi.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

At only 1 Watt, the Sony VPL-DX147 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago. The RMS rated powers of 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a similar time to the VPL-DX147 range from 0.5W to 20W.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

The smallest bulb power of 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than two years is 140W, the biggest is 400W, and the average bulb power is 240W. The Sony VPL-DX147 has one of the smaller bulb powers (only 210 Watts) amongst comparable spec projectors of this age.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

The VPL-DX147 has a fairly loud noise level (38 decibels) compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-DX147. Across all the similar spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VPL-DX147 the noise levels range from 26dB to 45dB.

There are a number of other 38dB noise level multimedia projectors currently available which you might want to look at including the VPL-DW122[pl_2514842_price], or the VPL-DX127[pl_2514843_price] both from Sony which is cheaper; or the Sony VPL-DW127[plb_2512334_price] which has better reviews.

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Very Loud Noise Level (economic Mode)

Comparable spec data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the VPL-DX147 have noise level (economic mode)s of between 26dB and 35dB. At 35 decibels, the VPL-DX147 has a very loud noise level (economic mode) compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to the VPL-DX147.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony VPL-DX147

Released Over Two Years Ago

This multimedia projector was released over two years ago.

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,200 ANSI lumens, the VPL-DX147 has a relatively typical projector brightness compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the VPL-DX147.

Other 3,200 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available that you might also want to look at include cheaper multimedia projectors such as the Sony VPL-DX142[plb_2446393_price].

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XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the VPL-DX147 is XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than the most frequently found projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

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Specification

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Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Vertical Synchronization (min)
Horizontal Synchronization (max)
Vertical Synchronization (max)
Horizontal Synchronization (min)
Colour Light Output
Zoom Ratio
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Lamp Type
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Digital Zoom
Focus
Video
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
DVI Port
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Heat Dissipation
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Power Consumption (max)
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Power Consumption (network Standby)
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Warranty Card
Cables Included

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £70.83
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £74.52
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.37 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony vpldx147
Barcodes 00027242882232, 04053162754393, 04905524984088, 05052184726103

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