Sony VPL-EX245
Sony VPL-EX245
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Sony VPL-EX245

A 5 year old 3000:1 1024 x 768 multimedia projector with satisfactory features
3000:1 XGA (1024x768) No 3,200 ANSI Lumens Jul 2012
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Sony VPL-EX245 Review

With mediocre features and low running costs,
Average Features
5 Years Old
£125 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 32?

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 £125 over 1 year, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly long service life of lamp
Only 1,080 video mode
Does not support full HD

Sony VPL-EX245 In-Depth Analysis


Sony Has Excellent Multimedia Projector Reviews

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


1024 X 768 Resolution

The VPL-EX245 has a 1024 x 768 projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most multimedia projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution. This multimedia projector also has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

Projectors have service life of lamps of between 20h and 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h. The service life of lamp of the VPL-EX245 of 5,000h is fairly long compared to most other projectors. It is in the longest 24% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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The Sony VPL-EX245 is HD-Ready, which is unusual. 79% of projectors are not HD-Ready.

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Average Projector Brightness

The VPL-EX245's projector brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens is relatively typical compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the brightest 54% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other projectors, the Sony VPL-EX245 does not support full HD. 64% of data projectors do not support full HD.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Sony VPL-EX245 has a built-in speaker. 76% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

Sony released the VPL-EX245 in July 2012.

Running Costs

Average Running Costs

The VPL-EX245 is typical compared to the other 1,763 data projectors that we have assessed for running costs. Based on adequate energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the VPL-EX245 will cost £125 over 1 year to run.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00027242854109, 04905524887426
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