Sony VPL-EW245
Sony VPL-EW245
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Sony VPL-EW245

A 5 year old 2300:1 280 x 800 multimedia projector with inferior features
2300:1 WXGA (1280x800) No 3,100 ANSI Lumens Jul 2012
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Sony VPL-EW245 Review

With mediocre features and low running costs, we have scored the Sony VPL-EW245 as follows for Summary.
Missing Some Features
5 Years Old
£144 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 30?

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 data projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £144 over 1 year, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,763 data projectors that we have compared it to.
It is missing some features:
Only 1,080 video mode
Only 280 x 800 resolution
Very short service life of lamp
Does not support full HD

Sony VPL-EW245 In-Depth Analysis


Excellent Brand

We checked 962 user and expert reviews (including 145 verified purchases) for Sony projectors and found that on average Sony has excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers. 92% of those that bought a Sony data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Has a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-EW245 has a built-in speaker, as do 76% of projectors.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Average Projector Brightness

The VPL-EW245's projector brightness of 3,100 ANSI lumens is fairly typical compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 44% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Only 280 X 800 Resolution

The Sony VPL-EW245 has a 280 x 800 projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most multimedia 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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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the Sony VPL-EW245 of only 3,000h is quite short compared to most other projectors. It is in the shortest 24% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The shortest service life of lamp of data projectors is 20h, the longest is 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The VPL-EW245 does not support full HD. 64% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

Sony released the VPL-EW245 in July 2012.

Running Costs

Average Running Costs

The VPL-EW245 has an average running cost of £144 over 1 year based on alright energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00027242854147, 00100177420844, 00115971220040, 00151903394014, 02990091004460, 04905524887464
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