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Sony VPL-EX225
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Sony VPL-EX225 Projector

3000:1 XGA (1024x768) 2,700 ANSI Lumens 1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Jul 2012
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8 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

We checked the reviews from experts and users of hundreds of projectors to determine an average rating for each data projector brand. On average data projectors from Sony have excellent reviews from owners and experts.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Sony VPL-EX225 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other data projectors of a similar age and type to the VPL-EX225.

It may also be worth considering one of the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including because of it's better review score, the Epson V11H475020[plb_2123586_price].

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA), which is the most frequently supported supported graphics resolutions on projectors of this spec and age.

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Fairly Big Matrix Size

At 0.63 inches, the VPL-EX225 has a quite big matrix size compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-EX225. The average matrix size of projectors that came out around the same time as the VPL-EX225 is 0.61", and the matrix sizes range from 0.55" to 0.75".

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp

Across all the projectors of a similar age and type to the VPL-EX225 the service life of lamps range from 1,500h to 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 4,400h. At 30,000 hours, the Sony VPL-EX225 has a very long service life of lamp compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Big Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the VPL-EX225 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago. The smallest digital zoom of comparable spec data projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-EX225 is 1.3x, the biggest is 4x, and the average digital zoom is 2.6x.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on data projectors of a comparable age and type to it.

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Very Low Power Consumption (PowerSave)

At only 0.1 Watts, the Sony VPL-EX225 has a fairly low power consumption (PowerSave) compared to most of the other data projectors that were launched more than two years ago. Across all the 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the VPL-EX225 the power consumption (PowerSave)s range from 0.1W to 330W, and the average power consumption (PowerSave) is 170W.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D

Most similar spec projectors that have been around for more than two years do not support 3D. The VPL-EX225 is no exception to this as it too does not support 3D.

Other projectors which also support 3D that you might want to consider include the NEC NP-M311W[plb_1525270_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Most projectors of a similar type and age to the VPL-EX225 do not support full HD. The VPL-EX225 is no exception to this as it too does not support full HD.

We think you might also be interested in other projectors which also support full HD including the Epson 475Wi[plb_1778250_price], or the Hitachi CP-WX8255A[plb_1884022_price].

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years do not support wi-Fi. The VPL-EX225 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of other data projectors which also support wi-Fi that you might want to consider including the Epson BrightLink 436Wi[plb_1875520_price].

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

Across all the data projectors of this age and type the projector brightnesss range from 100 ANSI lumens to 8,000 ANSI lumens. At only 2,700 ANSI lumens, the VPL-EX225 has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the VPL-EX225.

If this multimedia projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might want to consider the NEC VE281[plb_1473677_price] (2,800 ANSI lumens) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of only 1.3 times zoom factor, the VPL-EX225 has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. Across all the 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years the optical zooms range from 1x to 2x.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony VPL-EX225

Running Costs Are OK

The average 1 year running cost of the VPL-EX225 is £138 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 89 multimedia projectors of a similar age and type.

Released Over Four Years Ago

Sony released the VPL-EX225 over four years ago.

XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

The VPL-EX225 has a maximum resolution of XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than a WXGA (1280x800) data projector, which is the most common resolution.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Resolution
Projection Technology
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
3D-Ready
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Audio (L,R) Out
Audio (L,R) in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
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
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Cables Included
Other Features
Aspect Ratio

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £93.90
Electricity cost when on standby £43.49
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Water price £per litre
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Total running cost over 5 years £137.39
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0.68T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.68 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
18
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 18 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony 1024x768
Barcodes 00027242854086, 00115971219235, 04905524887402

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