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Sony VPL-EX241

62

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Sony VPL-EX241

Sony VPL-EX241

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A classic and good spec XGA 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projector, with average running costs
1024 X 768 (XGA) 3000:1 No 3,200 ANSI Lumens Oct 2012
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Sony VPL-EX241 Review

With very good reviews but low running costs, we have scored the Sony VPL-EX241 as follows:
74
Reviews
1 Review
62
Features
Good Features
61
Age
5 Years Old
64
Running Costs
£100 Over 5 Years
62
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 62?

It has below average expert reviews with an average expert rating of 60%. Epson data projectors have excellent reviews in general.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2018.
It has running costs of £100 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 20% of all 2,022 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving data projectors.
This Sony projector has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Longer than average service life of lamp
Auto power saving with brightness adjustment and lamp dimming
Network presentation with optional dongle
USB media viewer
Long-lasting lamp (up to 7,000h low mode)
Bright era panel
Only 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution
Very low contrast ratio (typical)

Sony VPL-EX241 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Poor Expert Reviews

This projector received a score of 60% from multimedia projector expert review website parentesis.com. The multimedia projector expert review sites don't rate this Sony projector very highly.

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Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its Data Projectors

We checked 712 owner and expert reviews (including 107 verified purchases) for Sony data 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

Running Costs Are Very High

The VPL-EX241 is one of the most expensive to run projectors that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the VPL-EX241 is £100.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

This multimedia projector was released in October 2012.

Features

Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The VPL-EX241 has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) projector native resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 800 resolution found on most projectors. Across all projectors the best resolution is 4096 x 2400 (4K) and the worst is 640 x 360 (nHD).

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the VPL-EX241 of only 3,000 is lower than 73% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature. Across all the projectors the contrast ratio (typical) range from 1.5 to 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Average Projector Brightness

The VPL-EX241's projector brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens is fairly typical compared to most other data projectors. It is in the brightest 48% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Longer Than Average Service Life of Lamp

The VPL-EX241's service life of lamp of 7,000h is longer than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is longer than 81% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. Across all the projectors the service life of lamps range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The bulb powers of projectors range from 15W to 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The VPL-EX241's bulb power of only 210W is in the smallest 31% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The VPL-EX241 does not support full HD, although keep in mind that 63% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

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00027242854093

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