Sony VPL-EX225
Sony VPL-EX225
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Sony VPL-EX225

A 5 year old 3000:1 1024 x 768 projector with fine features
3000:1 XGA (1024x768) No 2,700 ANSI Lumens Jul 2012
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Sony VPL-EX225 Review

With mediocre features and low running costs, we have scored the Sony VPL-EX225 as follows for Summary.
Average Features
5 Years Old
£138 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 33?

Sony projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £138 over 1 year, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Very long service life of lamp
Quite dim projector brightness
Only 1,080 video mode

Sony VPL-EX225 In-Depth Analysis


Sony Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

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


Quite Dim Projector Brightness

Across all the projectors the projector brightnesses range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The VPL-EX225's projector brightness of only 2,700 ANSI lumens is in the dimmest 24% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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1024 X 768 Resolution

The VPL-EX225 has a higher resolution than most projectors. This projector has a 1024 x 768 resolution, whereas most data projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution. In addition, this multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Does Not Support Full HD

The VPL-EX225 does not support full HD. 64% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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The Sony VPL-EX225 is 3D-ready, unlike 85% of projectors which are not 3D-ready.

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp

The shortest service life of lamp of projectors is 20h, the longest is 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h. The Sony VPL-EX225's service life of lamp of 30,000h is in the longest 5% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Sony VPL-EX225 has a built-in speaker. 76% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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The VPL-EX225 is HD-Ready. 79% of projectors are not HD-Ready.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

This data projector was released in July 2012.

Running Costs

Average Running Costs

The VPL-EX225 has an average running cost of £138 over 1 year based on satisfactory usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony 1024x768


00027242854086, 00115971219235, 04905524887402

Cheaper to run by £38.67
7% bigger bulb power
Significantly shorter service life of lamp
9% bigger bulb power
1238% higher running costs over five years
Cheaper to run by £45.35
34% brighter projector brightness
3% bigger bulb power
Shorter service life of lamp