Sony VPL-EX226


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Sony VPL-EX226

Sony VPL-EX226
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A very economical to run and good spec moderate noise level 720p multimedia projector
38dB 1280 X 720 (720p) 3000:1 No May 2013
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Sony VPL-EX226 Review

With low running costs but good features, we have scored the Sony VPL-EX226 as follows:
Good Features
4 Years Old
Running Costs
£65 Over 5 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 65?

Epson data 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 2018.
This projector has running costs of £65 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,022 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Has a built-in speaker
Longer than average service life of lamp
Louder than average noise level
Very low contrast ratio (typical)

Sony VPL-EX226 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its Data Projectors

We checked 712 owner and expert reviews (including 107 verified purchases) for Sony multimedia projectors and found that on average Sony has very good reviews. 92% of those that bought a Sony projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Running Costs

Average Running Costs

The VPL-EX226 has an average running cost of £65 over 5 years based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

Sony released the VPL-EX226 in May 2013.


1280 X 720 (720p) Resolution

The VPL-EX226 has a 1280 x 720 (720p) projector native resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 800 resolution found on most projectors.

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Louder Than Average Noise Level

The Sony VPL-EX226's noise level of 38dB is in the loudest 13% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. Projectors have noise levels of between 20dB and 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

Projectors have contrast ratio (typical) of between 1.5 and 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The VPL-EX226's contrast ratio (typical) of only 3,000 is in the lowest 26% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

The VPL-EX226's projector brightness of only 2,700 ANSI lumens is dimmer than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is dimmer than 77% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The projector brightnesses of projectors range from 100 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-EX226 has a built-in speaker. 77% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Longer Than Average Service Life of Lamp

The VPL-EX226's service life of lamp of 7,000h is longer than average when compared to most other projectors. It is longer than 82% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature. The average service life of lamp of all multimedia projectors is 7,000h, with the shortest being 200h and the longest being 50,000h.

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Not HD-Ready

Like most other projectors, the VPL-EX226 is not HD-Ready. 80% of projectors are not HD-Ready.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Sony VPL-EX226 does not support full HD. 63% of multimedia projectors also do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony vplex226


00027242868359, 04905524935738, 05053959429151

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