Sony VPL-EW225
Sony VPL-EW225
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Sony VPL-EW225

A 5 year old 2300:1 280 x 800 data projector with poor features
2300:1 WXGA (1280x800) No 38dB Jul 2012
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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Sony VPL-EW225 Review

With low running costs and mediocre features,
Missing Some Features
5 Years Old
£136 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 29?

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 £136 over 1 year, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors that we have compared it to.
It is missing some features:
Only 1,080 video mode
Quite dim projector brightness
Does not support full HD
Only 280 x 800 resolution

Sony VPL-EW225 In-Depth Analysis


Excellent Brand

Based on 962 expert and user reviews (including 145 verified purchases), Sony has excellent reviews for its multimedia projectors. 92% of those that bought a Sony projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

Across all the projectors the projector brightnesses range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the VPL-EW225 of only 2,600 ANSI lumens is in the dimmest 20% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The VPL-EW225 does not support full HD. 64% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-EW225 has a built-in speaker. 76% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Only 280 X 800 Resolution

The VPL-EW225 has a higher resolution than most projectors. This multimedia projector has a 280 x 800 resolution, whereas most data projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution.

A DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) resolution is the best resolution across similar types of data projector.

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Not Energy Star Certified

The VPL-EW225 is not Energy Star certified, although this is within the context that 99% of projectors are also not Energy Star certified.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

Across all the projectors the service life of lamps range from 20h to 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h. The service life of lamp of the Sony VPL-EW225 of only 3,000h is quite short compared to most other projectors. It is in the shortest 24% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

The quietest noise level of projectors is 10dB, the loudest is 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The noise level of the VPL-EW225 of 38dB is fairly loud compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 18% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

This projector was released in July 2012.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

Based on satisfactory energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the VPL-EW225 is £136, which is typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony vplew225b
Barcodes 00027242274990, 00027242854130, 00151903394007, 00272428541308, 00679856035575, 04905524887457
Longer service life of lamp
£36.12 cheaper to run
Brighter projector brightness