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Sony VPL-EX246

65

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Sony VPL-EX246

£518.53
Sony VPL-EX246
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An economical to run and good spec moderate noise level XGA projector
33dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 3000:1 No May 2013
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Sony VPL-EX246 Review

With low running costs and very good features, we have scored the Sony VPL-EX246 as follows:
71
Features
Good Features
60
Age
4 Years Old
76
Running Costs
£72 Over 5 Years
65
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 65?

Epson data 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 2018.
This projector has running costs of £72 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving multimedia projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Has a built-in speaker
Only 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution
Very low contrast ratio (typical)

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Sony VPL-EX246 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Sony Multimedia Projectors Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 712 expert and user reviews (including 107 verified purchases) for Sony data projectors and found that on average Sony has very good ratings compared to other brands. 92% of those that bought a Sony data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Running Costs

Average Running Costs

The average 5 year running cost of the VPL-EX246 is £72 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

Sony released the VPL-EX246 in May 2013.

Features

Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The VPL-EX246 has a higher resolution than most projectors. This projector has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution, whereas most data projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. The resolution of all data projectors ranges from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Average Noise Level

The noise level of the VPL-EX246 of 33dB is relatively typical compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 41% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

Projectors have contrast ratio (typical) of between 1.5 and 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The Sony VPL-EX246's contrast ratio (typical) of only 3,000 is lower than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the lowest 25% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Average Projector Brightness

The VPL-EX246's projector brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens is relatively standard compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 46% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Sony VPL-EX246 has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of projectors.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The VPL-EX246's service life of lamp of only 3,000h is shorter than 76% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The average service life of lamp of all projectors is 7,000h, with the shortest being 200h and the longest being 50,000h.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The bulb power of the VPL-EX246 of only 210W is smaller than average when compared to most other projectors. It is smaller than 72% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. Across all the projectors the bulb powers range from 15W to 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Sony VPL-EX246 does not support full HD. 63% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes:

00027242868342, 00272428683428, 00490552493571, 04905524935721, 05052916659181

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