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Sony VPL-EX246 Projector

3000:1 XGA (1024x768) 33dB 3,200 ANSI Lumens May 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date £100.95 Electricity cost over 5 years
Sony has excellent reviews for its data projectors
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Does not support full HD
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Sony Has Excellent Reviews for Its Data Projectors

Sony is one of the best projector manufacturers according to average expert and user review score data that we have collected for all data projectors. 100% of those that bought a Sony projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Energy

OK Running Costs

The VPL-EX246 has an average 1 year running cost of £101 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 97 projectors of a comparable age and spec.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was May 2013 when this projector was released.


Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The VPL-EX246 does not support full HD, although it is worth noting that most of the other projectors of a similar type and age to this multimedia projector also do not support full HD.

We compared all the other data projectors which also support full HD to this projector and we think the Epson 475Wi, or the Hitachi CP-WX8255A are also worth considering.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The VPL-EX246 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as this data projector.

We compared this projector to all the other data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think because of its better review score, the Epson V11H475020 is also worth considering.

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Projector

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,200 ANSI lumens, the VPL-EX246 has a relatively standard projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to this projector.

If this Sony multimedia projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might want to consider the Optoma EW695 (£1,298) (3,500 ANSI lumens).

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XGA (1024x768) Resolution

The highest resolution of the VPL-EX246 is XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than a WXGA (1280x800) projector, which is the most common resolution.

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Performance

Quite Quiet Noise Level

Across all the similar spec data projectors that have been around for more than two years the noise levels range from 25dB to 45dB. With a noise level of only 33 decibels, the VPL-EX246 has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to this multimedia projector.

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Networking

Has an Ethernet LAN

The VPL-EX246 has an Ethernet LAN. Most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this projector also have an Ethernet LAN.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

Like most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than two years, the VPL-EX246 does not have a DVI port.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00027242868342, 00272428683428, 00490552493571, 04905524935721, 05052916659181

Sony VPL-EX246 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony VPL-EX246 review we compared this projector to 2,071 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 328,171 product attributes, 14,282 projector reviews and 3,049,700 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

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