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Sony VPL-EX226
Sony VPL-EX226

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Sony VPL-EX226 Projector

3000:1 720p (1280x720) 38dB 2,700 ANSI Lumens May 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date
Sony has excellent projector reviews
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Does not support full HD

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Reviews

Sony Has Excellent Projector Reviews

Multimedia projectors built by Sony are some of the best multimedia projectors according to average reviews from owners and experts. 100% of those that bought a Sony projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over Four Years Ago

Sony released the VPL-EX226 in May 2013.


Video

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago, the Sony VPL-EX226 does not support full HD.

Alternative projectors which also support full HD that you might want to look at include the Epson 475Wi, or the Hitachi CP-WX8255A.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The VPL-EX226 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other data projectors of this type and age.

Other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might want to look at include the Epson V11H475020 which has better reviews.

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Projector

Quite Dim Projector Brightness

At only 2,700 ANSI lumens, the Sony VPL-EX226 has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to this projector. Across all the similar spec data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this projector the projector brightnesses range from 100 ANSI lumens to 7,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,400 ANSI lumens.

If you would prefer a data projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might want to consider the Epson V11H475020 (2,800 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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720p (1280x720) Resolution

The VPL-EX226 has a maximum resolution of 720p (1280x720). That's 56% less resolution than a 1080p (1920x1080) projector, which is the most common resolution.

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Networking

Has an Ethernet LAN

The VPL-EX226 has an Ethernet LAN. Most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been around for around the same time as this multimedia projector also have an Ethernet LAN.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

Like most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to this projector, the VPL-EX226 does not have a DVI port.

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Lamps

Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

With a service life of lamp of 7,000 hours, the VPL-EX226 has a very long service life of lamp compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that were released more than two years ago. Across all the 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago the service life of lamps range from 1,500h to 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 4,500h.

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Performance

Fairly Loud Noise Level

The quietest noise level of comparable spec multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as this multimedia projector is 25dB, the loudest is 45dB, and the average noise level is 35dB. The Sony VPL-EX226 has one of the louder noise levels (38 decibels) amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00027242868359, 04905524935738, 05053959429151

Sony VPL-EX226 Review Sources

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