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Sony VPL-EX241
Sony VPL-EX241

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Sony VPL-EX241 Projector

3000:1 XGA (1024x768) 3,200 ANSI Lumens 1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Oct 2012
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Projector Brightness Supported Graphics Resolutions Release Date £128.42 Electricity cost over 5 years
Has an Ethernet LAN
Poor expert reviews
Does not support full HD

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Reviews

Poor Expert Reviews

Multimedia projector expert review site parentesis.com scored this Sony data projector 60 out of 100. Multimedia projector experts don't rate this data projector very highly.

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Energy

Average Running Costs

The VPL-EX241 has an average 1 year running cost of £129 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 97 projectors of this age and type.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

Sony released the VPL-EX241 in October 2012.


Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The VPL-EX241 does not support full HD, although it is worth noting that most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to this multimedia projector also do not support full HD.

We compared all the other projectors which also support full HD to this data projector and we think the Benq SH960, the Epson 475Wi, or the Hitachi CP-WX8255A are also worth considering.

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Projector

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Sony VPL-EX241 has a fairly average projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors that are a similar age to this projector.

If you would prefer a projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might want to consider the TW695 (3,500 ANSI lumens and higher rated), or the TX615 (3,500 ANSI lumens and higher rated) both from Optoma or the NEC UM330Xi (£907.58) (3,300 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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XGA (1024x768) Resolution

The highest resolution of the VPL-EX241 is XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than the most common projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

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Networking

Has an Ethernet LAN

The VPL-EX241 has an Ethernet LAN, as do most of the other comparable spec projectors that came out around the same time as this data projector.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The VPL-EX241 does not have a DVI port, although this is within the context that most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec also do not have a DVI port.

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Lamps

Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

The Sony VPL-EX241 has a fairly long service life of lamp (7,000 hours) compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a comparable time to this projector. Data projectors of this spec and age have service life of lamps of between 1,500h and 30,000h.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

With a bulb power of only 210 Watts, the Sony VPL-EX241 has one of the smaller bulb powers amongst projectors of this age. The bulb powers of projectors that were launched around the same time as this projector range from 140W to 400W.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00027242854093

Sony VPL-EX241 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony VPL-EX241 review we compared this projector to 2,071 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 328,171 product attributes, 14,282 projector reviews and 3,049,700 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

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