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Sony VPL-EX255

Sony VPL-EX255 Projector

3300:1 XGA (1024x768) 3,300 ANSI Lumens Jul 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Projector Brightness Built-In Speaker(s) Release Date
Bring learning to life with this bright, energy-efficient, wireless-ready portable projector that has been designed in consultation with teachers and made for today's classrooms Combining superb... More
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5 Reasons For

Sony Data Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

On average data projectors from Sony are rated 89%, which is in the top 10% of all projector manufacturers that we have looked at.

Low Running Costs

The VPL-EX255 is one of the cheaper to run comparable spec projectors that have been around for more than two years that we have looked at for 1 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the VPL-EX255 is £115.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The VPL-EX255 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors that were launched around the same time as the VPL-EX255 also have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared all the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) to this multimedia projector and we think the Optoma HD26[plb_2415611_price], the Infocus IN1110A[plb_1561135_price], and the Sony VPL-EX235[plb_2403649_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The Sony VPL-EX255 has more VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys than most of the data projectors of a similar age and type to the VPL-EX255. Most of the comparable spec projectors that were released more than two years ago only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, however this Sony projector has three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated powers of comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-EX255 range from 1W to 20W. At 16 Watts, the VPL-EX255 has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as the VPL-EX255.

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6 Reasons Against

Only 100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many similar spec projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

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Price Has Increased by £78.60

The price of the VPL-EX255 has increased by £78.60 in the last 34 days.

Does Not Support 3D

The Sony VPL-EX255 does not support 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and spec to the VPL-EX255 also do not support 3D.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a 3D and we think the HD26[pl_2415611_price], or the HD141[pl_2415610_price] both from Optoma or the Infocus IN1110A[plb_1561135_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The VPL-EX255 does not support full HD. Most of the other data projectors of this type and age also do not support full HD.

It is worth considering alternative projectors which also support full HD including the HD26[pl_2415611_price], or the HD141[pl_2415610_price] both from Optoma which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The VPL-EX255 does not support wi-Fi, although keep in mind that most of the other projectors of this type and age also do not support wi-Fi.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

With a service life of lamp (economic mode) of only 3,000 hours, the VPL-EX255 has one of the shorter service life of lamp (economic mode)s amongst similar spec projectors of this age. The shortest service life of lamp (economic mode) of projectors that have been available for around the same time as the VPL-EX255 is 600h, the longest is 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 5,500h.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony VPL-EX255

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this 3300:1 contrast ratio multimedia projector was released.

Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,300 ANSI lumens, the Sony VPL-EX255 has a pretty typical projector brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to the VPL-EX255.

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XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the Sony VPL-EX255 is XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than the most frequently found projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

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Specification

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Focus
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Full HD
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Ports & Interfaces
DVI Port
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Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
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Networking
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Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Heat Dissipation
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
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HDCP
Multimedia
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Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £76.91
Electricity cost when on standby £37.59
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Total running cost over 5 years £114.50
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.57 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony vplex255, sony vplex255k, sony vplex255ki, sony vplex255kit
Barcodes 00000011554107, 00027242881785, 00272428817854, 04905524983388

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See How Other Projectors Compare to the Sony VPL-EX255

Optoma H181X vs Sony VPL-EX255

Optoma H181X vs Sony VPL-EX255
Optoma H181X Sony VPL-EX255
£ 249.99 £474.47
£224 Cheaper
2kg Lighter
23000:1 Contrast Ratio
WXGA (1280x800) Resolution
One Less USB 2.0 Port
Only 1.2:1 Zoom Ratio

Optoma HD26 vs Sony VPL-EX255

Optoma HD26 vs Sony VPL-EX255
Optoma HD26 Sony VPL-EX255
£ 499.00 £474.47
23000:1 Contrast Ratio
3 Times the Resolution
Significantly Lighter
3,500h Longer Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
£25 More Expensive
One Less USB 2.0 Port

Epson PowerLite X27 vs Sony VPL-EX255

Epson PowerLite X27 vs Sony VPL-EX255
Epson PowerLite X27 Sony VPL-EX255
£ 370.76 £474.47
£104 Cheaper
Higher Contrast Ratio
WXGA (1280x768) Resolution
Hugely Longer Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port
3x Lower RMS Rated Power
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