Sony VPL-EX241
Sony VPL-EX241
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Sony VPL-EX241

A 5 year old 3000:1 1024 x 768 projector with not very good reviews and features
3000:1 XGA (1024x768) No 3,200 ANSI Lumens Oct 2012
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Sony VPL-EX241 Review

With mediocre reviews and low running costs, we have scored the Sony VPL-EX241 as follows for Summary.
1 Review
Missing Some Features
4 Years Old
£129 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 26?

It has below average expert reviews with an average expert rating of 60%. Sony projectors have excellent reviews in general.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2017.
It has running costs of £129 over 1 year, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,763 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
This Sony projector is missing some features:
Only 1,080 video mode
Does not support full HD

Sony VPL-EX241 In-Depth Analysis


Expert Reviews Are Poor

Projector expert review website scored this multimedia projector 60%. This means that experts really don't rate this data projector very highly.

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Sony Has Excellent Projector Reviews

We checked 962 owner and expert reviews (including 145 verified purchases) for Sony projectors and found that on average Sony has excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers. 92% of those that bought a Sony multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the VPL-EX241 of 3,200 ANSI lumens is pretty typical compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 50% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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1024 X 768 Resolution

The VPL-EX241 has a higher resolution than most projectors. This projector has a 1024 x 768 resolution, whereas most projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution. In addition, this multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other multimedia projectors, the VPL-EX241 does not support full HD. 64% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the Sony VPL-EX241 of 7,000h is quite long compared to most other data projectors. It is in the longest 18% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. The shortest service life of lamp of multimedia projectors is 20h, the longest is 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This data projector has been on the market since October 2012.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

The average 1 year running cost of the VPL-EX241 is £129 based on adequate energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 1,763 data projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00027242854093
Expert reviews are significantly better
Bigger bulb power
More expensive to run over five years by 1331%
2 ANSI lumens brighter projector brightness
Bigger bulb power
10% cheaper to run
Shorter service life of lamp
Expert reviews are hugely better
£41.18 cheaper to run
Significantly shorter service life of lamp
A lot bigger bulb power
Brighter projector brightness
5h shorter service life of lamp
28% cheaper to run
Bigger bulb power
4h shorter service life of lamp