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Sony VPL-EW246
Sony VPL-EW246

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Sony VPL-EW246 Projector

2300:1 WXGA (1280x800) 3,100 ANSI Lumens 1280 X 800 May 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Projector Brightness Supported Graphics Resolutions Release Date £97.10 Electricity cost over 5 years
Sony multimedia projectors have excellent reviews
Running costs are very low
Does not support full HD

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Sony Multimedia Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

Data projectors produced by Sony generally have excellent ratings. 100% of those that bought a Sony projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Running Costs Are Very Low

The average 1 year running cost of the VPL-EW246 is only £98 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which makes it one of the cheapest to run data projectors of a comparable age and spec.


Released Over Four Years Ago

Sony released the VPL-EW246 in May 2013.


Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Sony VPL-EW246 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other comparable spec projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to this projector, the VPL-EW246 does not support full HD.

We compared all the other data projectors which also support full HD to this multimedia projector and we think the LV-WX300 (£1,014), or the WX300UST both from Canon are also worth considering.

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The VPL-EW246 is HD-Ready, as are most of the other data projectors that have been around for a similar time to this projector.

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WXGA (1280x800) Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many multimedia projectors of this age and spec.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,100 ANSI lumens, the Sony VPL-EW246 has a fairly bright projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of a similar age and type to this projector. Across all the data projectors that have been around for a similar time to this data projector the projector brightnesses range from 1,800 ANSI lumens to 3,200 ANSI lumens.

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Has an Ethernet LAN

The Sony VPL-EW246 has an Ethernet LAN. Most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to this multimedia projector also have an Ethernet LAN.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Sony VPL-EW246 does not have a DVI port, although this is within the context that most of the other projectors of this spec and age also do not have a DVI port.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony vplew246
Barcodes 00027242868311, 00272428683114, 04905524935691

Sony VPL-EW246 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony VPL-EW246 review we compared this projector to 2,071 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 328,171 product attributes, 14,282 projector reviews and 3,049,700 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

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