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Sony VPL-EX255

72

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Sony VPL-EX255

£459.00
Sony VPL-EX255
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A low cost and good spec moderate noise level XGA data projector, with satisfactory running costs
34dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 3300:1 No Jul 2014
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Sony VPL-EX255 E Series Portable Projector
£459.00
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£461.70
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£495.60
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£538.13
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£570.49
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Sony VPL-EX255 Review

With very good features, we have ranked the Sony VPL-EX255 number 269 in best selling projectors and number 994 across all projectors.
72
Value for Money
Good
74
Features
Good Features
69
Age
3 Years Old
65
Running Costs
£93 Over 5 Years
72
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 72?

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 £93 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Has a built-in speaker
Has a handheld remote control
Only 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution
Very low contrast ratio (typical)

Sony VPL-EX255 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Sony Data Projectors Have Very Good Reviews

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

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

Whilst the product is cheaper than 77% of projectors, it has mediocre features, is over 6 months old and at £459.00 it does not seem like great value for money overall.

Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony VPL-EX255 and the United Kingdom price of £459.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $395.33 (£548.28).

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Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The average 5 year running cost of the VPL-EX255 is £93 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This multimedia projector was released in July 2014.

Features

Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The VPL-EX255 has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) projector native resolution which is higher than most multimedia projectors. Most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. The worst resolution of all multimedia projectors is 640 x 360 (nHD) and the best is 4096 x 2400 (4K).

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Average Noise Level

The noise level of the VPL-EX255 of 34dB is fairly average compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is louder than 51% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the Sony VPL-EX255 of only 3,300 is in the lowest 29% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature. The average contrast ratio (typical) of all multimedia projectors is 27,000, with the lowest being 1.5 and the highest being 2,500,000.

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Average Projector Brightness

The VPL-EX255's projector brightness of 3,300 ANSI lumens is fairly average compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 54% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

Projectors have service life of lamps of between 200h and 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h. The service life of lamp of the Sony VPL-EX255 of only 3,000h is shorter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the shortest 18% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Sony VPL-EX255 has a built-in speaker. 77% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Sony VPL-EX255 has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

Projectors have bulb powers of between 15W and 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The bulb power of the Sony VPL-EX255 of only 210W is smaller than 65% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The VPL-EX255 does not support full HD. 63% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony vplex255

Barcodes:

00027242881785, 00272428817854, 04058829196554, 04905524983388, 05052184657445, 05054484666325, 05054533666320, 05054629489994

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