Sony VPL-EX226
Sony VPL-EX226
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Sony VPL-EX226

A 4 year old 3000:1 1280 x 720 multimedia projector with poor features
3000:1 720p (1280x720) No 38dB May 2013
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Sony VPL-EX226 Review

Missing Some Features
4 Years Old
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 23?

Sony data projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
This projector is missing some features:
Only 1,080 video mode
Quite loud noise level
Quite dim projector brightness
Does not support full HD

Sony VPL-EX226 In-Depth Analysis


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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is typical of many data projectors.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

The noise levels of projectors range from 10dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. With a noise level of 38 decibels, the Sony VPL-EX226 has one of the louder noise levels amongst projectors of this age.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of multimedia projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The Sony VPL-EX226 has one of the dimmer projector brightnesses (only 2,700 ANSI lumens) amongst data projectors of this age.

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1280 X 720 Resolution

The VPL-EX226 has a maximum resolution of 1280 x 720. That's over four times the resolution of the most common projector native resolution of 280 x 800. This multimedia projector also has a projector native resolution of 720p (1280x720). Across all data projectors the worst resolution is 280 x 800 and the best is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

The VPL-EX226 has one of the longer service life of lamps (7,000 hours) amongst data projectors of this age. Data projectors have service life of lamps of between 20h and 40,000h.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Sony VPL-EX226 does not support full HD. Most of the other data projectors also do not support full HD.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The VPL-EX226 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other multimedia projectors.

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Not HD-Ready

The Sony VPL-EX226 is not HD-Ready. Most of the other projectors do are HD-Ready.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

Sony released the VPL-EX226 in May 2013.

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00027242868359, 04905524935738, 05053959429151

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