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Sony VPL-EX271

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Sony VPL-EX271

Sony VPL-EX271
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A good spec but 5 year old XGA 3000:1 contrast ratio data projector, with alright running costs
1024 X 768 (XGA) 3000:1 No 3,700 ANSI Lumens Nov 2012
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Sony VPL-EX271 Review

With good features and low running costs, we have scored the Sony VPL-EX271 as follows:
66
Features
Good Features
61
Age
5 Years Old
64
Running Costs
£110 Over 5 Years
64
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 64?

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 data projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of £110 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 19% of all 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:
Brighter than average projector brightness
Has a handheld remote control
Auto power saving with brightness adjustment and lamp dimming
Network presentation with optional dongle
USB media viewer
Long-lasting lamp (up to 7,000h low mode)
Bright era panel
Only 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution
Does not have a built-in speaker

Sony VPL-EX271 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Sony Has Very Good Projector Reviews

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

Running Costs

Very High Running Costs

The VPL-EX271 has an average running cost of £110 over 5 years based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which makes it one of the most expensive to run projectors.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

This projector was released in November 2012.

Features

Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The VPL-EX271 has a higher resolution than most projectors. This projector has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution, whereas most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. Projectors resolutions range from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The VPL-EX271's contrast ratio (typical) of 3,000 is pretty average compared to most other projectors. It is in the highest 27% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

The VPL-EX271's projector brightness of 3,700 ANSI lumens is brighter than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is in the brightest 34% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. Across all the projectors the projector brightnesses range from 100 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-EX271 does not have a built-in speaker. 77% of multimedia projectors do have a built-in speaker.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The VPL-EX271 has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The average bulb power of all multimedia projectors is 250W, with the smallest being 15W and the biggest being 840W. The Sony VPL-EX271's bulb power of only 210W is smaller than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the smallest 30% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other projectors, the VPL-EX271 does not support full HD. 63% of projectors do not support full HD.

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