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Sony VPL-EW225

65

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Sony VPL-EW225

Sony VPL-EW225
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A good spec but 5 year old moderate noise level 1280 x 800 resolution projector, with alright running costs
38dB 1280 X 800 2300:1 No Jul 2012
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Sony VPL-EW225 Review

With very good features, we have scored the Sony VPL-EW225 as follows:
72
Features
Good Features
60
Age
5 Years Old
63
Running Costs
£110 Over 5 Years
65
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 65?

Epson data 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 data projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of £110 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 18% of all 2,022 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1280 x 800 resolution
Has a built-in speaker
Louder than average noise level
Very low contrast ratio (typical)

Sony VPL-EW225 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Very Good Brand

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

Running Costs

Very High Running Costs

The VPL-EW225 is in the most expensive 18% of all 2,022 multimedia projectors that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the VPL-EW225 will cost £110 over 5 years to run.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

This multimedia projector was released in July 2012.

Features

1280 X 800 Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800, which is the most commonly found resolution on projectors.

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Louder Than Average Noise Level

The noise levels of projectors range from 20dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The Sony VPL-EW225's noise level of 38dB is in the loudest 15% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The lowest contrast ratio (typical) of multimedia projectors is 1.5, the highest is 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The contrast ratio (typical) of the VPL-EW225 of only 2,300 is lower than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is lower than 83% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the VPL-EW225 of only 2,600 ANSI lumens is dimmer than average when compared to most other projectors. It is dimmer than 80% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The projector brightnesses of projectors range from 100 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Sony VPL-EW225 has a built-in speaker. 77% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the VPL-EW225 of only 3,000h is shorter than 77% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature. The service life of lamps of projectors 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 Sony VPL-EW225 has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of projectors.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The smallest bulb power of projectors is 15W, the biggest is 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The Sony VPL-EW225's bulb power of only 210W is in the smallest 31% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other projectors, the VPL-EW225 does not support full HD. 63% of projectors do not support full HD.

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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 multimedia projectors are also not Energy Star certified.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony vplew225b

Barcodes:

00027242274990, 00027242854130, 00151903394007, 00272428541308, 00679856035575, 04905524887457

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