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Sony VPL-EX226

Sony VPL-EX226 Projector

3000:1 720p (1280x720) 2,700 ANSI Lumens 1024 X 768 (XGA) May 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Projector Brightness Supported Graphics Resolutions Release Date
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5 Reasons For

Sony Has Excellent Reviews for Its Projectors

Data projectors built by Sony are some of the best data projectors according to average reviews from experts and users.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type, the Sony VPL-EX226 has a built-in speaker(s).

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the Epson V11H475020[plb_2123586_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Very High RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated powers of multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to the VPL-EX226 range from 0.5W to 20W. The Sony VPL-EX226 has a quite high RMS rated power (16 Watts) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to the VPL-EX226.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

The shortest service life of lamp of 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years is 1,500h and the longest is 30,000h. When compared to other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago that we have checked, the service life of lamp of the VPL-EX226 of 7,000 hours is one of the longest.

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Very Light

Across all the 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VPL-EX226 the weights range from 230g to 30kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg. With a weight of only 2.5 kilograms, the VPL-EX226 is fairly light compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-EX226.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D

The Sony VPL-EX226 does not support 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type also do not support 3D.

We compared all the other multimedia projectors which also support 3D to this multimedia projector and we think the NEC NP-M311W[plb_1525270_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VPL-EX226, the VPL-EX226 does not support full HD.

Other projectors which also support full HD that you might want to consider include the Epson 475Wi[plb_1778250_price], or the Hitachi CP-WX8255A[plb_1884022_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The VPL-EX226 does not support wi-Fi, although keep in mind that most of the other projectors that have been available for more than two years also do not support wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in alternative multimedia projectors which also support wi-Fi including the Epson BrightLink 436Wi[plb_1875520_price].

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Very Dim Projector Brightness (economic Mode)

With a projector brightness (economic mode) of only 1,600 ANSI lumen, the Sony VPL-EX226 has a quite dim projector brightness (economic mode) compared to most of the other projectors of this age and spec. Across all the multimedia projectors of this spec and age the projector brightness (economic mode)s range from 1,500 ANSI lumens to 4,400 ANSI lumens.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

The VPL-EX226 is a one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity multimedia projector.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony VPL-EX226

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this data projector was released.

1024 X 768 (XGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The VPL-EX226 supports a maximum resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA). That's 59% less resolution than a 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) projector, which is the most common resolution supported by projectors of a similar age and spec to the VPL-EX226.

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720p (1280x720) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the Sony VPL-EX226 is 720p (1280x720). That's 10% less resolution than the most common projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

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Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 2,700 ANSI lumens, the Sony VPL-EX226 has a pretty average projector brightness compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 2,700 ANSI lumens brightness multimedia projectors to this multimedia projector and we think because of it's better review score, the NEC NP-M271X[plb_1525269_price] is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a brighter projector brightness then you might want to look at the Epson V11H475020[plb_2123586_price] (2,800 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Projector Brightness (economic Mode)
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
HD-Ready
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Serial Interface Type
Microphone in
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
TV Tuner Integrated
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Weight & Dimensions
Weight

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony p173477, sony p173477p
Barcodes 00027242868359, 04905524935738, 05053959429151

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