Sony VPL-EX250
Sony VPL-EX250
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Sony VPL-EX250

A 3 year old 3300:1 1024 x 768 data projector with inferior features and high running costs
3300:1 XGA (1024x768) No 30dB Nov 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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Sony VPL-EX250 Review

Released 3 years ago and with mediocre features, we have scored the Sony VPL-EX250 as follows for Summary.
Missing Some Features
2 Years Old
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 34?

Sony projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2017.
This projector is missing some features:
Does not support full HD
Very short service life of lamp
Only 1,080 video mode
Does not have a built-in speaker

Sony VPL-EX250 In-Depth Analysis


Excellent Brand

We checked 962 owner and expert reviews (including 145 verified purchases) for Sony multimedia projectors and found that on average Sony has excellent ratings compared to other brands. 92% of those that bought a Sony multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Average Projector Brightness

The Sony VPL-EX250's projector brightness of 3,300 ANSI lumens is fairly typical compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 58% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other projectors, the VPL-EX250 does not support full HD. 64% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The VPL-EX250's service life of lamp of only 3,000h is in the shortest 16% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. Across all the projectors the service life of lamps range from 20h to 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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1024 X 768 Resolution

The VPL-EX250 has a 1024 x 768 projector native resolution which is higher than the WXGA (1280x800) resolution found on most projectors. This Sony multimedia projector also has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

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The VPL-EX250 is HD-Ready, which is unusual. 79% of projectors are not HD-Ready.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

Data projectors have noise levels of between 10dB and 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The Sony VPL-EX250's noise level of only 30dB is in the quietest 15% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Sony VPL-EX250 does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most other projectors. 76% of projectors have a built-in speaker.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This projector has been on the market since November 2014.

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