Sony VPL-EW345
Sony VPL-EW345
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Sony VPL-EW345

A 2 year old 3700:1 280 x 800 projector with satisfactory reviews and alright features
3700:1 WXGA (1280x800) No 29dB Sep 2015
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Sony VPL-EW345 Review

With good reviews and at nearly 2 years old, we have ranked the Sony VPL-EW345 number 588 across all projectors.
1 Review
Average Features
1 Year Old
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Why Has it Scored 58?

It has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 80%. Sony projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this data projector is slightly out of date, and newer projectors with more up to date technology are available. View the latest data projectors 2017.
This projector has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly bright projector brightness
Quite quiet noise level
Only 280 x 800 resolution
Only 1,080 video mode

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Sony VPL-EW345 In-Depth Analysis


Good Expert Reviews

Data projector expert review website scored this projector 80%.

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Sony Has Excellent Reviews for Its Projectors

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

Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and is under 2 years old but has average features, and at £793.68 it is more expensive than 53% of projectors.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony VPL-EW345 and the United Kingdom price of £793.68 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $1,189.95 (£1,546.34).

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Only 280 X 800 Resolution

The VPL-EW345 has a 280 x 800 projector native resolution which is higher than the WXGA (1280x800) resolution found on most multimedia projectors.

Amongst comparable types of data projector the best resolution is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The noise level of the Sony VPL-EW345 of only 29dB is in the quietest 12% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. Across all the data projectors the noise levels range from 10dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the VPL-EW345 of 4,200 ANSI lumens is in the brightest 25% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. Across all the data projectors the projector brightnesses range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Has an Air Filter

The Sony VPL-EW345 has an air filter, unlike 95% of multimedia projectors which do not have an air filter.

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Supports Full HD

The Sony VPL-EW345 supports full HD, unlike 64% of projectors which do not support full HD.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

Projectors have service life of lamps of between 20h and 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h. The VPL-EW345's service life of lamp of 6,000h is quite long compared to most other projectors. It is in the longest 20% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-EW345 has a built-in speaker, as do 76% of projectors.

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Released Over a Year Ago

Sony released the VPL-EW345 in September 2015.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony c04tza00, sony c04tzs00, sony vplew345
Barcodes 00027242888869, 04548736004184

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