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Sony VPL-EW245

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Sony VPL-EW245

Sony VPL-EW245

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An expensive to run and average spec 280 x 800 resolution 2300:1 contrast ratio projector
1280 X 800 2300:1 No 3,100 ANSI Lumens Jul 2012
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Sony VPL-EW245 Review

With mediocre features, we have scored the Sony VPL-EW245 as follows:
49
Features
Average Features
20
Age
5 Years Old
24
Running Costs
£116 Over 5 Years
31
Overall Score
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 31?

Viewsonic 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 £116 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 16% of all 1,870 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving multimedia projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
280 x 800 resolution
Has a built-in speaker
Very low contrast ratio (typical)
Very short service life of lamp

Sony VPL-EW245 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Sony Has Very Good Multimedia Projector Reviews

Based on 658 owner and expert reviews (including 94 verified purchases), Sony has very good reviews for its projectors. 92% of those that bought a Sony projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very High

The VPL-EW245 is in the most expensive 16% of all 1,870 projectors that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the VPL-EW245 is £116.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

This Sony projector was released in July 2012.

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Features

280 X 800 Resolution

The Sony VPL-EW245 has a 280 x 800 projector native resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 800 resolution found on most multimedia projectors. In addition, this multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800). Across all projectors the worst resolution is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and the best is 4096 x 2160.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

Across all the multimedia projectors the contrast ratio (typical) range from 1.5 to 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The Sony VPL-EW245's contrast ratio (typical) of only 2,300 is lower than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is lower than 83% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Average Projector Brightness

The Sony VPL-EW245's projector brightness of 3,100 ANSI lumens is pretty typical compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is brighter than 57% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

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

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the VPL-EW245 of only 3,000h is shorter than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is in the shortest 23% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature. Across all the multimedia projectors the service life of lamps range from 200h to 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The VPL-EW245 has a handheld remote control. 79% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The bulb powers of multimedia projectors range from 15W to 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The bulb power of the VPL-EW245 of only 210W is smaller than average when compared to most other projectors. It is smaller than 65% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other multimedia projectors, the VPL-EW245 does not support full HD. 64% of multimedia projectors do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes:

00027242854147, 00100177420844, 00115971220040, 00151903394014, 02990091004460, 04905524887464

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