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Sony VPL-EX245
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Sony VPL-EX245 Projector

3000:1 XGA (1024x768) 3,200 ANSI Lumens 1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Jul 2012
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7 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

Data projectors produced by Sony generally have excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Sony VPL-EX245 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other data projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-EX245 also have a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of alternative projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might want to consider including the Epson V11H475020[plb_2123586_price] which has better reviews.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA), which is typical of many comparable spec data projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the VPL-EX245 has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the VPL-EX245. The digital zooms of projectors of a similar age and spec to the VPL-EX245 range from 1.3x to 4x.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

With a service life of lamp of 5,000 hours, the VPL-EX245 has one of the longer service life of lamps amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. Multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to the VPL-EX245 have service life of lamps of between 1,500h and 30,000h.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Low Power Consumption (PowerSave)

The power consumption (PowerSave) of the Sony VPL-EX245 of only 0.1 Watts is one of the lowest amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the VPL-EX245. The power consumption (PowerSave)s of 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VPL-EX245 range from 0.1W to 330W.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D

The VPL-EX245 does not support 3D. Most of the other projectors of this age and spec also do not support 3D.

It is worth considering alternative projectors which also support 3D including the NEC NP-M311W[plb_1525270_price].

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Does Not Support Full HD

Most multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the VPL-EX245 do not support full HD. The VPL-EX245 is no exception to this as it too does not support full HD.

It is worth also looking at alternative projectors which also support full HD including the Epson 475Wi[plb_1778250_price], or the Hitachi CP-WX8255A[plb_1884022_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The VPL-EX245 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the VPL-EX245 also do not support wi-Fi.

It is worth considering other multimedia projectors which also support wi-Fi including the Epson BrightLink 436Wi[plb_1875520_price] which is also higher rated.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony VPL-EX245

Running Costs Are Average

Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the VPL-EX245 will cost £125 over 1 year to run, which is typical compared to the other 89 projectors of a similar age and spec.

Released Over Four Years Ago

Sony released the VPL-EX245 over four years ago.

Average Projector Brightness

The VPL-EX245 has a fairly standard projector brightness (3,200 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other projectors that came out around the same time as the VPL-EX245.

Projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might be worth considering include the NEC UM330[plb_1525062_price] (3,300 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

The VPL-EX245 has a maximum resolution of XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than the most common projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Projection Distance
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
3D-Ready
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
PC Audio in
PC Audio Out
Audio (L,R) Out
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
Other Features
Aspect Ratio

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £81.40
Electricity cost when on standby £43.49
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Total running cost over 5 years £124.89
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Sony VPL-EX245uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.62T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.62 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
16
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 16 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00027242854109, 04905524887426

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