Sony VPL-EW348
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Sony VPL-EW348

A good value for money 3700:1 280 x 800 data projector with passable features
3700:1 280 X 800 No 29dB Sep 2015
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Sony VPL-EW348 Review

Representing very good value for money but at nearly 2 years old, we have ranked the Sony VPL-EW348 number 392 across all projectors.
Average Features
1 Year Old
£110 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 64?

Sony projectors have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this multimedia projector is slightly out of date, and newer projectors with more up to date technology are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2017.
It has running costs of £110 over 1 year, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors that we have compared it to.
This projector has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Supports Wi-Fi
Has a zoom capability
Only 1,080 video mode
Only 280 x 800 resolution

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Sony VPL-EW348 In-Depth Analysis


Sony Data Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

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

Value For Money

Good Value for Money

The product is under 2 years old but has average features and at £963.05 it is more expensive than 61% of projectors.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The VPL-EW348 supports Wi-Fi. 90% of projectors do not support Wi-Fi.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Has a Zoom Capability

The VPL-EW348 has a zoom capability, which is unusual. 91% of data projectors do not have a zoom capability.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The quietest noise level of projectors is 10dB, the loudest is 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The noise level of the Sony VPL-EW348 of only 29dB is quite quiet compared to most other projectors. It is in the quietest 11% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Features Digital Keystone Correction

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

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

The VPL-EW348's service life of lamp of 6,000h is in the longest 21% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. Projectors have service life of lamps of between 20h and 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h.

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Average Projector Brightness

The VPL-EW348's projector brightness of 4,200 ANSI lumens is pretty typical compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 75% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Only 280 X 800 Resolution

The VPL-EW348 has a 280 x 800 projector native resolution which is higher than the WXGA (1280x800) resolution found on most projectors.

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

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Released Over a Year Ago

Sony released the VPL-EW348 in September 2015.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The average running cost of the VPL-EW348 is £110 over 1 year based on adequate energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

choose 1280x800, sony c04yza00, sony 1280x800, sony c04yzs00, part 1280x800



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