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Sony VPL-EW246

Sony VPL-EW246 Projector

2300:1 WXGA (1280x800) 3,100 ANSI Lumens 1280 X 800 (WXGA) May 2013
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The VPL-EW246 is designed with lower total costs of ownership, reduced maintenance time, and increased energy efficiency, to offer highly flexible and high performance solutions for the education... More
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6 Reasons For

Running Costs Are Very Low

The VPL-EW246 is one of the cheapest to run projectors of this type and age that we have assessed for 1 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the VPL-EW246 is only £98.

Sony Has Excellent Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors

Sony is one of the leading projector manufacturers according to average user and expert review score data that we have collected for all data projectors.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The VPL-EW246 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to the VPL-EW246.

Other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might want to consider include the Canon S-300[plb_2435674_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The VPL-EW246 has one of the brighter projector brightnesss (3,100 ANSI lumens) amongst multimedia projectors of this age. The projector brightnesss of projectors of this age and type range from 1,800 ANSI lumens to 3,200 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 2,900 ANSI lumens.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The Sony VPL-EW246 has one of the bigger optical zooms (1.6 times zoom factor) amongst comparable spec projectors of this age. Projectors of this type and age have optical zooms of between 1.1x and 2.1x.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of 2300:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years is 10W, and the RMS rated powers range from 2W to 16W. The VPL-EW246 has one of the higher RMS rated powers (16 Watts) amongst 2300:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D

The VPL-EW246 does not support 3D, although it is worth noting that most of the other 2300:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VPL-EW246 also do not support 3D.

It is worth also looking at other multimedia projectors which also support 3D including the DELL S500[plb_1538835_price].

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Does Not Support Full HD

The VPL-EW246 does not support full HD. Most of the other projectors that came out more than two years ago also do not support full HD.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The VPL-EW246 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-EW246 also do not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of other data projectors which also support wi-Fi which you might also want to look at including the DELL S500[plb_1538835_price] which is also higher rated.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

The VPL-EW246 is a one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity multimedia projector.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony VPL-EW246

Released Over Three Years Ago

This 2300:1 contrast ratio multimedia projector was released over three years ago.

1280 X 800 Supported Graphics Resolutions

The VPL-EW246 supports a maximum resolution of 1280 x 800. That's 47% less resolution than a 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years. In addition, this projector support a supported graphics resolutions of 1280 x 720 (HD 720) and 1280 x 800 (WXGA).

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most commonly found projector native resolution on 2300:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to it.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Maximum Digital Resolution
Projector Brightness (economic Mode)
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
3D-Ready
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Serial Interface Type
Microphone in
Audio (L,R) Out
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Optical Disc Player Type
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
TV Tuner Integrated
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (typical)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £97.10
Electricity cost when on standby
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Water cost when switched on
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Water price £per litre
Annual water price inflation %
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Total running cost over 5 years £97.10
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Sony VPL-EW246uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.48T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.48 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony p173182, sony p173182p
Barcodes 00027242868311, 00272428683114, 04905524935691

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See How Other Projectors Compare to the Sony VPL-EW246

DELL S500 vs Sony VPL-EW246

DELL S500 vs Sony VPL-EW246
DELL S500 Sony VPL-EW246
£ 801.03
Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports
One More USB 2.0 Port
70W Bigger Lamp Power
38mm Narrower
11W Lower RMS Rated Power
A Lot Heavier

Canon X300ST vs Sony VPL-EW246

Canon X300ST vs Sony VPL-EW246
Canon X300ST Sony VPL-EW246
£ 567.14
Newer by 17 Months
990g Lighter
83mm Narrower
25% Longer Lamp Service Life
Vastly Lower RMS Rated Power
£30.77 More Expensive to Run Over Five Years

Canon WX vs Sony VPL-EW246

Canon WX vs Sony VPL-EW246
Canon WX Sony VPL-EW246
£ 360.23
15 Months Newer
One More VGA (D-Sub) Port
36% Lighter
30% Narrower
Lower RMS Rated Power
More Expensive to Run Over Five Years by 32%
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