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Sony VPL-EX271
Sony VPL-EX271

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Sony VPL-EX271 Projector

3000:1 XGA (1024x768) 3,700 ANSI Lumens 1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Nov 2012
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Projector Brightness Supported Graphics Resolutions Release Date £131.94 Electricity cost over 5 years
Sony has excellent data projector reviews
Has an Ethernet LAN
Does not support full HD

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Reviews

Sony Has Excellent Data Projector Reviews

Multimedia projectors produced by Sony have an average rating of 89 out of 100, which is in the top 5% of all projector brands that we have analysed. 100% of those that bought a Sony projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Energy

Running Costs Are OK

The VPL-EX271 has an average running cost of £132 over 1 year based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 97 projectors of a similar age and spec.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

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


Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The VPL-EX271 does not support full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as this projector also do not support full HD.

Alternative projectors which also support full HD that you might want to look at include the Epson 475Wi, or the Hitachi CP-WX8255A.

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Projector

Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,700 ANSI lumens, the Sony VPL-EX271 has a pretty average projector brightness compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a similar time to this data projector.

If this data projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might want to consider the Hitachi CP-WX4022 (£860.69) (4,000 ANSI lumens).

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XGA (1024x768) Resolution

The highest resolution of the Sony VPL-EX271 is XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than the most common projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

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Networking

Has an Ethernet LAN

The VPL-EX271 has an Ethernet LAN. Most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago also have an Ethernet LAN.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The VPL-EX271 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a comparable time to this projector.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Sony VPL-EX271 does not have a DVI port, although keep in mind that most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to this multimedia projector also do not have a DVI port.

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Sony VPL-EX271 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony VPL-EX271 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 327,808 product attributes, 14,367 projector reviews and 3,039,000 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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