Sony VPL-EW315


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Sony VPL-EW315

Sony VPL-EW315
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A fully featured but marginally out of date quiet 1280 x 800 resolution projector, with low running costs but representing only average value for money
29dB 1280 X 800 3700:1 No Sep 2015
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Sony VPL-EW315 Review

With excellent features but at over 2 years old, we have ranked the Sony VPL-EW315 number 724 across all projectors.
Value for Money
2 Years Old
Running Costs
£72 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 75?

Epson 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 projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of £72 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,022 data projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving multimedia projectors.
It has some great features:
1280 x 800 resolution
Advanced energy-saving features
Easier maintenance
Customised input naming labels
USB display function for easy one-cable PC connection
Dual HDMI inputs
USB media viewer
Remote control app for ios/android
Present wirelessly
Control and management from any networked PC
Networked presentations
Quick go
Energy efficient with long-lasting lamp life up to 10,000 hours
Quieter than average noise level
Powerful 16w audio
WXGA resolution
3LCD brightera technology
Bright, clear images with maximum 3,800 lumens colour light output
Nge of energy-saving features and long-lasting lamp life contribute to low ownership costs. maintenance is simplified by a new rear lamp access feat
The vpl-ew315 to a network and see presentations from up to four connected pc/mac computers simultaneously. slip in an optional wi-fi dongle and present directly wirelessly from laptops, phones or tablets. control the projector remotely with a free app for smartphones and tablets. you don't even need to bring a PC to meetings - just slip in a USB thumb drive and start present
VPL-EW315 is an ideal partner for today's integrated av/it environments, expanding your connectivity options with dual HDMI ports and direct USB display connection. A convenient input label function makes life simpler, confirming on screen the name of connected devi
T, compact and powerful, it delivers bright, detail-packed WXGA images with 3,800 colour light output that can be seen clearly even in bright rooms, with sony's 3lcd technology assuring natural, vivid colo
VPL-EW315 projector is ideal for mid-sized and larger classrooms and meeting ro
Longer than average service life of lamp
Brighter than average projector brightness
Quiet operation

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Sony VPL-EW315 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its Data Projectors

We checked 712 owner and expert reviews (including 107 verified purchases) for Sony multimedia projectors and found that on average Sony has very good reviews compared to other brands. 92% of those that bought a Sony data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has very good features but is over 6 months old and at £699.99 it is in the most expensive 43% of projectors.

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Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The VPL-EW315 is typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors that we have assessed for running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the VPL-EW315 will cost £72 over 5 years to run.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

Sony released the VPL-EW315 in September 2015.


1280 X 800 Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800, which is the most commonly found resolution on projectors.

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The VPL-EW315's noise level of only 29dB is in the quietest 11% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. Projectors have noise levels of between 20dB and 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The VPL-EW315's contrast ratio (typical) of only 3,700 is lower than 70% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. The lowest contrast ratio (typical) of multimedia projectors is 1.5, the highest is 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of projectors is 100 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the Sony VPL-EW315 of 3,800 ANSI lumens is in the brightest 33% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Longer Than Average Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the VPL-EW315 of 6,000h is in the longest 21% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The service life of lamps of projectors range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-EW315 has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of projectors.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The VPL-EW315 has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Average Bulb Power

The VPL-EW315's bulb power of 225W is pretty average compared to most other projectors. It is bigger than 55% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Full HD

The Sony VPL-EW315 supports full HD, unlike 63% of projectors which do not support full HD.

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Features Digital Keystone Correction

The Sony VPL-EW315 features digital keystone correction, which is unusual. 92% of multimedia projectors do not feature digital keystone correction.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony 1280x800, sony c04pzs00, sony c04pza00, part 1280x800


00027242888876, 04548736004191

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