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Sony VPL-DX220

68

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Sony VPL-DX220

Sony VPL-DX220
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An economical to run and relatively new fairly noisy XGA data projector, with good features
41dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 3000:1 No Aug 2016
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Sony VPL-DX220 Review

Released 1 year ago and with low running costs, we have scored the Sony VPL-DX220 as follows:
67
Features
Good Features
85
Age
18 Months Old
79
Running Costs
£67 Over 5 Years
68
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 68?

Epson data projectors have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this data projector is slightly out of date, and newer projectors with more up to date technology are available. View the latest data projectors 2018.
It has running costs of £67 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 projectors.
This projector has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Has a built-in speaker
Longer than average service life of lamp
VPL-DX220 2,700 lumens XGA desktop projector
Efficient, easy-to-use projector for classrooms and meeting rooms: with excellent picture quality and low ownership costs
Only 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution
Louder than average noise level

Sony VPL-DX220 Video Reviews

Sony VPL-DX220 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Very Good Brand

We checked 712 expert and owner reviews (including 107 verified purchases) for Sony data 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.

Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The VPL-DX220 is typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the VPL-DX220 is £67.

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Age

Released 18 Months Ago

This multimedia projector was released in August 2016.

Features

Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The VPL-DX220 has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) projector native resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 800 resolution found on most data projectors. Across all projectors the best resolution is 4096 x 2400 (4K) and the worst is 640 x 360 (nHD).

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Louder Than Average Noise Level

Projectors have noise levels of between 20dB and 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The noise level of the VPL-DX220 of 41dB is in the loudest 2% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the Sony VPL-DX220 of only 3,000 is lower than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is lower than 76% of all multimedia 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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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of all projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 100 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the Sony VPL-DX220 of only 2,700 ANSI lumens is dimmer than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is dimmer than 77% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Sony VPL-DX220 has a built-in speaker. 77% of multimedia projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Longer Than Average Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the VPL-DX220 of 5,000h is longer than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the longest 27% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature. The shortest service life of lamp of projectors is 200h, the longest is 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Sony VPL-DX220 has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of projectors.

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Average Bulb Power

The VPL-DX220's bulb power of 215W is fairly typical compared to most other projectors. It is in the biggest 37% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes:

04058154161111, 04548736032507

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