Sony VPL-EX242
Sony VPL-EX242
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Sony VPL-EX242

An economical to run 3000:1 UXGA (1600 x 1200) projector, but with inferior features
3000:1 UXGA (1600 X 1200) No 35dB Aug 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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Sony VPL-EX242 Review

With low running costs but at over 3 years old, we have scored the Sony VPL-EX242 as follows for Summary.
Missing Some Features
4 Years Old
£89 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 29?

Sony 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 2017.
This projector has running costs of £89 over 1 year, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors that we have compared it to.
It is missing some features:
Does not support full HD
Does not have a built-in speaker

Sony VPL-EX242 In-Depth Analysis


Sony Data Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 962 expert and user reviews (including 145 verified purchases), Sony has excellent reviews for its multimedia projectors. 92% of those that bought a Sony data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Does Not Support Full HD

The VPL-EX242 does not support full HD, although it is worth noting that 64% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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UXGA (1600 X 1200) Resolution

The Sony VPL-EX242 has an UXGA (1600 x 1200) projector native resolution which is higher than most multimedia projectors. Most projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution. Across all projectors the resolution ranges from 280 x 800 (worst) to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) (best).

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Sony VPL-EX242 does not have a built-in speaker, unlike 76% of projectors which have a built-in speaker.

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Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the Sony VPL-EX242 of 3,200 ANSI lumens is fairly typical compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 48% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Average Noise Level

The noise level of the VPL-EX242 of 35dB is relatively typical compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 53% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

Sony released the VPL-EX242 in August 2013.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

The average 1 year running cost of the VPL-EX242 is £89 based on fine energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 1,763 data projectors.

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