Sony VPL-EW276
Sony VPL-EW276
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Sony VPL-EW276

A 4 year old 3000:1 280 x 800 data projector with not very good features
3000:1 WXGA (1280x800) No 38dB May 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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Sony VPL-EW276 Review

With low running costs and at over 3 years old, we have scored the Sony VPL-EW276 as follows for Summary.
Missing Some Features
4 Years Old
£100 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 30?

Sony 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 £100 over 1 year, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,763 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
It is missing some features:
Fairly loud noise level
Only 280 x 800 resolution
Very short service life of lamp
Only 1,080 video mode

Sony VPL-EW276 In-Depth Analysis


Sony Has Excellent Projector Reviews

Based on 962 user and expert reviews (including 145 verified purchases), Sony has excellent ratings for its multimedia projectors. 92% of those that bought a Sony projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the Sony VPL-EW276 of 3,700 ANSI lumens is relatively standard compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 69% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

The noise level of the Sony VPL-EW276 of 38dB is quite loud compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the loudest 15% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. Projectors have noise levels of between 10dB and 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Only 280 X 800 Resolution

The Sony VPL-EW276 has a higher resolution than most projectors. This projector has a 280 x 800 resolution, whereas most data projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution.

A DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) resolution is the best resolution amongst similar types of data projector.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamps of projectors range from 20h to 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h. The VPL-EW276's service life of lamp of only 3,000h is quite short compared to most other projectors. It is in the shortest 22% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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The Sony VPL-EW276 is HD-Ready, which is unusual. 79% of projectors are not HD-Ready.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Sony VPL-EW276 has a built-in speaker. 76% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other projectors, the VPL-EW276 does not support full HD. 64% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market since May 2013.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

The VPL-EW276 has an average 1 year running cost of £100 based on fine energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00027242868304, 00272428683046, 00272428683350, 04905524935684, 04905524935714
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