Sony VPL-DX240


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Sony VPL-DX240

Sony VPL-DX240
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A fairly new and cheap fairly noisy XGA projector, but with only middle of the road features
41dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 4000:1 No Aug 2016
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Sony VPL-DX240 Review

Representing excellent value for money and at under 2 years old, we have ranked the Sony VPL-DX240 number 193 in best selling projectors and number 513 across all projectors.
Value for Money
Very Good
Average Features
13 Months Old
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Why Has it Scored 61?

Sony projectors have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this projector is slightly out of date, and newer projectors with more up to date technology are available. View the latest data projectors 2017.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution
Has a built-in speaker
Louder than average noise level
Very low contrast ratio (typical)

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Sony VPL-DX240 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Excellent Brand

Based on 964 user and expert reviews (including 145 verified purchases), Sony has excellent reviews for its multimedia projectors. 92% of those that bought a Sony data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Marvellous Value for Money

The product is less than 18 months old but has mediocre features. However at £469.20 it is still cheaper than 72% of data projectors.

Price Has Gone Up by £8 (2%)

There was a cheaper price of £460.98 at PC World Business 88 days ago.

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Released 13 Months Ago

Sony released the VPL-DX240 in August 2016.


1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The highest resolution of the VPL-DX240 is 1024 x 768 (XGA). That's 23% lower resolution than a 1280 x 800 projector, which is the most common resolution. The best resolution of all data projectors is 4096 x 2160 and the worst is 280 x 800.

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Louder Than Average Noise Level

Across all the data projectors the noise levels range from 20dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The noise level of the VPL-DX240 of 41dB is very loud compared to most other data projectors. It is louder than 97% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The average contrast ratio (typical) of all multimedia projectors is 27,000, with the lowest being 1.5 and the highest being 2,500,000. The contrast ratio (typical) of the VPL-DX240 of only 4,000 is lower than 69% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Average Projector Brightness

The Sony VPL-DX240's projector brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens is fairly typical compared to most other data projectors. It is brighter than 52% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Average Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the Sony VPL-DX240 of 5,000h is fairly average compared to most other data projectors. It is in the longest 59% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Sony VPL-DX240 has a built-in speaker, as do 76% of multimedia projectors.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The VPL-DX240 has a handheld remote control, as do 79% of data projectors.

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Average Bulb Power

The bulb power of the VPL-DX240 of 215W is relatively standard compared to most other data projectors. It is in the biggest 36% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Features Digital Keystone Correction

The VPL-DX240 features digital keystone correction, unlike 93% of projectors which do not feature digital keystone correction.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony vpldx240, sony p241984p


00027242898455, 04548736032514

Sony VPL-DX240


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