Combining superb widescreen WXGA image quality with smart energy-efficient features, the VPL-EW235 portable projector enhances learning with powerful presentations that really stand out. Simple to...
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Sony Has Excellent Reviews for Its Projectors
Sony is one of the best data projector manufacturers according to average expert and user review score data that we have collected for all projectors.
Only Released Seven Months Ago
Sony only released the VPL-EW235 seven months ago. Newer multimedia projectors like this one are likely to use more advanced technology.
Has a Built-In Speaker(s)
The VPL-EW235 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other recently released comparable spec data projectors also have a built-in speaker(s).
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the DELL 7700FullHD[plb_3821008_price] which has better reviews.
Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
The VPL-EW235 has one of the longer service life of lamp (economic mode)s (10,000 hours) amongst similar spec projectors of this age. Across all the multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the VPL-EW235 the service life of lamp (economic mode)s range from 2,000h to 30,000h.
Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys
Most of the other similar spec projectors that were launched in the last year only have one USB 2.0 ports quantity, however the VPL-EW235 has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.
Fairly High RMS Rated Power
The lowest RMS rated power of latest data projectors is 1W, the highest is 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 11W. With an RMS rated power of 16 Watts, the Sony VPL-EW235 has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other recently released comparable spec projectors.
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Quite Quiet Noise Level
Across all the similar spec multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the VPL-EW235 the noise levels range from 21dB to 41dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. At only 30 decibels, the VPL-EW235 has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other recently released data projectors.
Other multimedia projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the Panasonic PT-DX820[plb_3899289_price] (30dB).
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Only 100V AC Input Voltage
This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many projectors that were launched in the last 12 months.
Does Not Support Full HD
Most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that were released in the last 12 months support full HD, however the VPL-EW235 does not support full HD.
We compared all the other data projectors which also support full HD to this data projector and we think the DELL 7700FullHD[plb_3821008_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.
Does Not Support 3D
Like most of the other data projectors that were released in the last 12 months, the VPL-EW235 does not support 3D.
Does Not Support Wi-Fi
The Sony VPL-EW235 does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth noting that most of the other recently released similar spec data projectors also do not support wi-Fi.
It is worth also looking at alternative data projectors which also support wi-Fi including the DELL M900HD[plb_3821033_price] which is also higher rated.
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Quite Dim Projector Brightness (economic Mode)
The VPL-EW235 has a quite dim projector brightness (economic mode) (only 1,500 ANSI lumen) compared to most of the other recently released comparable spec data projectors. New projectors have projector brightness (economic mode)s of between 32 ANSI lumens and 4,500 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness (economic mode) is 2,600 ANSI lumens.
Very Small Bulb Power
Projectors that have been available for the last year have bulb powers of between 190W and 740W. At only 210 Watts, the VPL-EW235 has a fairly small bulb power compared to most of the other recently released projectors.
Only One HDMI Ports Quantity
The Sony VPL-EW235 is a one HDMI ports quantity multimedia projector.
Only 1600 X 1200 Pixels Maximum Digital Resolution
The Sony VPL-EW235 has a maximum maximum digital resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels. That's 17% less maximum digital resolution than a 1920 x 1200 pixels projector, which is the most frequently found maximum digital resolution.
A 1600 x 1200 pixels maximum digital resolution is actually the worst maximum digital resolution across all similar spec projectors that were released in the last 12 months.
Across comparable types of multimedia projector the best maximum digital resolution is 1920 x 1200 pixels.
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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution
The highest resolution of the VPL-EW235 is WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than a XGA (1024x768) projector, which is the most common resolution.
Average Projector Brightness
At 2,700 ANSI lumens, the VPL-EW235 has a fairly standard projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors that were released in the last year.
Data projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might be worth looking at include the Optoma HD142X[plb_3807775_price] (3,000 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
2,700 ANSI lumens
Maximum Digital Resolution
1600 x 1200
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Projector Brightness (economic Mode)
1,500 ANSI lumens
Screen Size Compatibility
30 - 300
Native Aspect Ratio
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Service Life of Lamp
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
NTSC, NTSC, NTSC 3.58, NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL, PAL M, PAL, PAL N, SECAM
Ports & Interfaces
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
PC Audio in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Horizontal Scan Range
14 - 93
Vertical Scan Range
47 - 93
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, IND, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUS, SWE, THA, TUR, VIE
Great projector for the price!
Good quality, easy to set up and allign.
Bright enough for most rooms (with curtains,) even with brightness on the lowest setting.
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