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Sony VPL-EW348

Sony VPL-EW348
84
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
82
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Age
3 Years Old
76
Running Costs
£89 Over 5 Years
73
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Our Verdict:
An economical to run and fully featured WXGA quiet projector.
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With outstanding reviews and excellent features, we have scored the Sony VPL-EW348 as follows:

73

73
Kagoo Score
84
Brand Rating
83
Features
72
Age
77
Running Costs

73

73
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 73?

Sony is an excellent projector brand.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available.
This projector has running costs of £89 over 5 years, which is pretty average compared to the other 1,400+ projectors that we have calculated running costs for.
It has some great features:
Medium contrast ratio
Quieter than average noise level
Brighter than average projector brightness
Longer than average service life of lamp

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each projector by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age, value for money and running costs.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the projector is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec projectors come to market, the older projectors will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

83
Features

Key Reasons For and Against

Medium contrast ratio
Quieter than average noise level
Brighter than average projector brightness
Longer than average service life of lamp
Has a built-in speaker
Has a handheld remote control
Ceiling mountable
Has an Ethernet LAN
Supports full HD
Features digital keystone correction
Average bulb power
Only 1280 x 800 (WXGA) resolution
Only 1280 X 800 (WXGA) Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of 1280x800, which is typical of many projectors. §.

What does "projector native resolution" mean? Less Edit
Medium Contrast Ratio

This data projector has a 3700:1 contrast ratio, which is the most frequently found contrast ratio on multimedia projectors. A contrast ratio of between 3,000 and 10,000.

A contrast ratio of between 3,000 and 10,000.

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level
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The average noise level of all projectors is 34dB, with the quietest being 20dB and the loudest being 54dB. The noise level of the VPL-EW348 of only 29dB is in the quietest 14% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness
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Across all the projectors the projector brightnesses range from 100 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,800 ANSI lumens. The VPL-EW348's projector brightness of 4,200 ANSI lumens is brighter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is brighter than 74% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Longer Than Average Service Life of Lamp
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Projectors have service life of lamps of between 200h and 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,400h. The VPL-EW348's service life of lamp of 6,000h is longer than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the longest 23% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-in Speaker
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The VPL-EW348 has a built-in speaker. 76% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control
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The VPL-EW348 has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of projectors.

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Ceiling Mountable

The VPL-EW348 is ceiling mountable, unlike 58% of data projectors which are not ceiling mountable.

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Average Bulb Power
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The Sony VPL-EW348's bulb power of 225W is fairly standard compared to most other projectors. It is in the biggest 45% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Ethernet LAN
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The VPL-EW348 has an Ethernet LAN, as do 53% of multimedia projectors.

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Supports Full HD
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The Sony VPL-EW348 supports full HD, unlike 63% of projectors which do not support full HD.

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Features Digital Keystone Correction

The VPL-EW348 features digital keystone correction. 94% of multimedia projectors do not feature digital keystone correction.

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72
Age

Sony VPL-EW348 Release Date

September 2015

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When Are Most New Sony Projectors Released?

June to August is the most common period for new Sony projectors to be released in.

For the latest Sony projector features you may be best waiting until June 2019. It's also worth keeping in mind that the price of the current Sony projectors tend to drop off when the next models are released. In June 2018, five new Sony data projectors were released making it the biggest month that year for new Sony projector releases. Eight new Sony projectors were released in March 2017 making it the biggest month that year for new Sony multimedia projector releases. In 2016 most new Sony projectors were released in August, with four new Sony projectors released that month.

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How Fast Do Sony Multimedia Projector Prices Drop After Release?

Most multimedia projectors drop in price by 4% in the first 6 months after release, however Sony multimedia projectors tend to depreciate faster.

In the first 6 months after release, Sony projectors drop in price by 5% on average. On a typical new Sony data projector costing £1,570, by waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average £81.

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Running Costs

Sony VPL-EW348 Running Costs

The VPL-EW348 is pretty average compared to the other 1,400+ projectors that we have looked at for running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the VPL-EW348 will cost £89 over 5 years to run.

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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.41 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Sorry, we couldn't find any reviews for the Sony VPL-EW348. However we have checked the rating of all Sony projectors and the average score is 84.2%.

Sony VPL-EW348 Specification

Key Features
Projector Native Resolution
Noise Level
Contrast Ratio
Performance
Noise Level (Economic Mode)
Heat Dissipation
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Projector
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Maximum Horizontal Synchronization
Maximum Vertical Synchronization
Colour Light Output
White Light Output
Zoom Capability
Supported Aspect Ratio
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Zoom Type
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (Economic Mode)
Lamp Type
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolution
Full HD
Supported Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Microphone in
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
HDMI Connector Type
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Multimedia
Built-in Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Colour
Product Type
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-in Display
Power
Power Consumption (Standby)
Power Consumption (Typical)
Power Source
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Other Features
Digital Keystone Correction
Power Requirements
Analogue Video Signal
Aspect Ratio
Panel Brightness
USB Port
Accessories Included
HDMI Input
Technical Details
Digital Signal Format System

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers

sony vplew348

Barcodes

 00027242889897,  04548736009790

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