Sony VPL-EX271
Sony VPL-EX271
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Sony VPL-EX271

A 3000:1 1024 x 768 multimedia projector with poor features
3000:1 XGA (1024x768) No 3,700 ANSI Lumens Nov 2012
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Sony VPL-EX271 Review

Missing Some Features
4 Years Old
£132 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 25?

Sony data 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 data projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £132 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 1,758 data projectors that we have compared it to.
It is missing some features:
Does not support full HD
Does not have a built-in speaker(s)
Only 1,080 video mode

Sony VPL-EX271 In-Depth Analysis


Sony Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

We checked 961 expert and user reviews (including 145 verified purchases) for Sony projectors and found that on average Sony has excellent reviews. We also found that Sony has excellent reviews specifically within its data projectors range. 92% of those that bought a Sony projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


1024 X 768 Resolution

The Sony VPL-EX271 has a maximum resolution of 1024 x 768. That's over three times the resolution of the most common projector native resolution of 280 x 800. This Sony projector also has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768). Across all multimedia projectors the resolution ranges from 280 x 800 (worst) to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) (best).

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Does Not Support Full HD

The VPL-EX271 does not support full HD, although this is within the context that most of the other projectors also do not support full HD.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The VPL-EX271 does not have a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other data projectors do have a built-in speaker(s).

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Average Projector Brightness

At 3,700 ANSI lumens, the VPL-EX271 has a fairly standard projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is typical of many multimedia projectors.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market since November 2012.

Running Costs

Average Running Costs

The VPL-EX271 is typical compared to the other 1,758 data projectors that we have looked at for 1 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the VPL-EX271 is £132.

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Cheaper to run by £33.22
Bigger bulb power
Dimmer projector brightness
Bigger bulb power
More expensive to run over five years by 1293%