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Overall Score

Sony VPL-EW246

A 4 year old 2300:1 280 x 800 multimedia projector
2300:1 WXGA (1280x800) No 3,100 ANSI Lumens May 2013
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Sony VPL-EW246 Review

21
Missing Some Features
28
4 Years Old
61
£98 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
26
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 27?

Sony data 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 £98 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 1,758 projectors that we have compared it to.
It is missing some features:
Only 280 x 800 resolution
Only 1,080 video mode
Very short service life of lamp
Does not support full HD

Sony VPL-EW246 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Sony Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

We checked 961 expert and user reviews (including 145 verified purchases) for Sony projectors and found that on average Sony has excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Sony has excellent ratings specifically within its data projectors range. 92% of those that bought a Sony projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,100 ANSI lumens, the VPL-EW246 has a fairly average projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors.

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Only 280 X 800 Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800)|280 x 800, which is typical of many data projectors.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This multimedia projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is the most frequently supported supported video modes on data projectors.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The shortest service life of lamp of data projectors is 20h and the longest is 40,000h. With a service life of lamp of only 3,000 hours, the VPL-EW246 has a fairly short service life of lamp compared to most of the other data projectors.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The VPL-EW246 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Does Not Support Full HD

The VPL-EW246 does not support full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other projectors also do not support full HD.

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HD-Ready

The VPL-EW246 is HD-Ready, as are most of the other data projectors.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This projector has been on the market since May 2013.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

Based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the VPL-EW246 will cost £98 over 1 year to run, which is typical compared to the other 1,758 projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00027242868311, 00272428683114, 04905524935691
2h longer service life of lamp
20W bigger bulb power
Higher running costs over five years by £2.25
Longer service life of lamp
Bigger bulb power
More expensive to run over five years by 2%
Canon WX

69

£ 1,222.49
40% longer service life of lamp
32% higher running costs over five years

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