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Sony VPL-EW226
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Sony VPL-EW226 Projector

2300:1 WXGA (1280x800) 2,600 ANSI Lumens May 2013
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7 Reasons For

Sony Has Excellent Reviews for Its Projectors

Projectors built by Sony generally have excellent ratings compared to other brands.

Supports Wi-Fi

Unlike most of the other 2300:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the VPL-EW226 which do not support wi-Fi, the Sony VPL-EW226 supports wi-Fi.

It may also be worth considering one of the other projectors which support wi-Fi currently available including the DELL S500[plb_1538835_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-EW226, the Sony VPL-EW226 has a built-in speaker(s).

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the Canon S-300[plb_2435674_price] which has better reviews.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The VPL-EW226 is a three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity projector. Most of the other similar spec projectors that have been around for around the same time as the VPL-EW226 only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Very Big Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of similar spec projectors that have been on the market for more than two years range from 2x to 4x, and the average digital zoom is 2.7x. At 4 times zoom factor, the Sony VPL-EW226 has a very big digital zoom compared to most of the other projectors of a similar type and age to the VPL-EW226.

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Very High RMS Rated Power

The Sony VPL-EW226 has a very high RMS rated power (16 Watts) compared to most of the other projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VPL-EW226. The average RMS rated power of similar spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VPL-EW226 is 10W.

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

Similar spec multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the VPL-EW226 have service life of lamp (economic mode)s of between 3,000h and 7,000h. With a service life of lamp (economic mode) of 7,000 hours, the Sony VPL-EW226 has one of the longest service life of lamp (economic mode)s amongst 2300:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D

The Sony VPL-EW226 does not support 3D. Most of the other 2300:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago also do not support 3D.

Alternative projectors which also support 3D that you might also want to look at include the DELL S500[plb_1538835_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Most projectors of this spec and age do not support full HD. The VPL-EW226 is no exception to this as it too does not support full HD.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-EW226 is 2,900 ANSI lumens. The VPL-EW226 has one of the dimmer projector brightnesss (only 2,600 ANSI lumens) amongst 2300:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

Multimedia projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might also be worth looking at include the Canon S-300[plb_2435674_price] (3,000 ANSI lumens) which is also higher rated.

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Heavy

The VPL-EW226 is fairly heavy (4 kilograms) compared to most of the other data projectors that have been around for more than two years. The weights of multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to the VPL-EW226 range from 2.4kg to 7.3kg.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony VPL-EW226

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the VPL-EW226 over three years ago.

WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many 2300:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as it.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Vertical Synchronization (min)
Horizontal Synchronization (max)
Vertical Synchronization (max)
Horizontal Synchronization (min)
Zoom Ratio
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Digital Zoom
Focus
Video
3D
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
PC in (D-Sub)
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
On Screen Display (OSD)
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)
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Other Features
S-Video Port

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony p184659, sony p184659p
Barcodes 00027242868328, 04905524935707

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