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Sony Has Excellent Reviews for Its Projectors
Projectors from Sony have an average rating of 89 out of 100, which is in the top 10% of all multimedia projector manufacturers that we have looked at.
Has a Built-In Speaker(s)
Like most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to the VPL-EW255, the Sony VPL-EW255 has a built-in speaker(s).
Very Bright Projector Brightness
The average projector brightness of 2700:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched more than two years ago is 2,900 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Sony VPL-EW255 has a very bright projector brightness compared to most of the other 2700:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago.
Very Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
When compared to other 2700:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched more than two years ago, the VPL-EW255's service life of lamp (economic mode) of 10,000 hours is one of the longest. Comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to the VPL-EW255 have service life of lamp (economic mode)s of between 4,000h and 10,000h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 7,300h.
Very High RMS Rated Power
With an RMS rated power of 16 Watts, the Sony VPL-EW255's RMS rated power is one of the highest amongst 2700:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-EW255. Across all the similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-EW255 the RMS rated powers range from 2W to 16W.
Very Long Service Life of Lamp
With a service life of lamp of 4,000 hours, the VPL-EW255's service life of lamp is one of the longest amongst projectors of a similar type and age to the VPL-EW255. Across all the 2700:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago the service life of lamps range from 3,000h to 4,000h.
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Only 100V AC Input Voltage
This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on projectors that came out around the same time as it.
Does Not Support Full HD
The Sony VPL-EW255 does not support full HD, although keep in mind that most of the other projectors of this age and spec also do not support full HD.
Does Not Support Wi-Fi
Like most of the other 2700:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for more than two years, the VPL-EW255 does not support wi-Fi.
Across all the projectors that were launched more than two years ago the weights range from 2.5kg to 3.9kg, and the average weight is 3.2kg. The Sony VPL-EW255 is very heavy (3.9 kilograms) compared to most of the other data projectors of this spec and age.
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Running Costs Are OK
The VPL-EW255 is typical compared to the other projectors that were launched more than two years ago that we have analysed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the VPL-EW255 will cost £115 over 1 year to run.
Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when this multimedia projector was released.
WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution
This data projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many data projectors of this spec and age.
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Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
3,200 ANSI lumens
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
-20 - 20
Projector Brightness (economic Mode)
1,600 ANSI lumens
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
30 - 300
Native Aspect Ratio
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Service Life of Lamp
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
NTSC, NTSC, NTSC 3.58, NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL, PAL M, PAL, PAL N, SECAM
Ports & Interfaces
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB Type-a, USB Type-B
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Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
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Ethernet LAN Data Rates
10, 10, 100
Optical Disc Player Type
Card Reader Integrated
Horizontal Scan Range
14 - 93
Vertical Scan Range
47 - 93
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, GRE, IND, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUS, SWE, THA, TUR, VIE
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Total running cost over 5 years
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.57 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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