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Sony VPL-EX272 Projector

3000:1 XGA (1024x768) 3,700 ANSI Lumens Jun 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Projector Brightness Built-In Speaker(s) Release Date £89.58 Electricity cost over 5 years

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Running Costs Are Low

Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the VPL-EX272 is only £98, which makes it one of the more economic to run comparable spec projectors that are one year old.

Has a Built-In Speaker

The Sony VPL-EX272 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other data projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-EX272.

Different data projectors with a built-in speaker that you might want to consider include a higher rated product such as the TX762, or the TX615 both from Optoma or the Epson V11H475020.

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Supports Eight Video Modes

The number of supported video mode on the Sony VPL-EX272 is more than most projectors of this age and spec. This projector supports a 480p video mode, which is the most frequently supported video mode supported by comparable spec data projectors that have been available for a similar time to the VPL-EX272. The video modes "1080i", "1080p", "480i", "576i", "576p", "720i" and "720p" are also supported by this multimedia projector.

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Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

At 7,000 hours, the Sony VPL-EX272 has a fairly long service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-EX272. The service life of lamp in economic mode of 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the VPL-EX272 range from 2,500h to 20,000h, and the average service life of lamp in economic mode is 5,700h.

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100 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate

The fastest ethernet LAN data transfer rate of the VPL-EX272 is 100 Mbit/s. That's over ten times the ethernet LAN data transfer rate of the most frequently found ethernet LAN data transfer rate of 10 Mbit/s (which is also found on this data projector).

This projector's ethernet LAN data transfer rate (100 Mbit/s) is in fact the best ethernet LAN data transfer rate across all 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched more than a year ago.

Across comparable types of projector the worst ethernet LAN data transfer rate is 10 Mbit/s.

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Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

Most of the one year old data projectors do not support 3D image projection, including the Sony VPL-EX272.

There are a number of alternative projectors with a 3D image projection which you might want to consider including the TX762, or the TX615 both from Optoma or the Epson V11H475020.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Most of the comparable spec projectors that were released more than a year ago, including the VPL-EX272, do not support Full HD projection.

It is worth also looking at different multimedia projectors with a Full HD projection including the Canon LE-5W, the NEC V311, or the Hitachi CP-CX300WN.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-EX272, the Sony VPL-EX272 does not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this data projector to all the other projectors with a WiFi connectivity and we think the Hitachi CP-WX4022 (£860.69) are also worth considering.

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Only 1024 X 768 Pixels Maximum Analog Resolution

The VPL-EX272 has a maximum maximum analog resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels. That's 59% less maximum analog resolution than a 1600 x 1200 pixels multimedia projector, which is the most frequently found maximum analog resolution. The maximum analog resolution of all projectors that are older than a year ranges from 640 x 480 pixels to 1920 x 1200 pixels.

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Fairly Wide

At 365 millimeters, the VPL-EX272 is fairly wide compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that came out more than a year ago. The average width of multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the VPL-EX272 is 350mm.

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Sony Has Only OK Projector Reviews

On average data projectors from Sony are rated 85 out of 100, which is ok compared to the other projector manufacturers that we have looked at.

Over a Year Old

This data projector was released over a year ago.

Average Projector Brightness

The VPL-EX272 has a fairly average projector brightness (3,700 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age.

Alternative 3700 ANSI lumens brightness projectors that you might want to consider include the Sony VPL-EW276 which have a better Kagoo Rating™.

If you are looking for a brighter projector brightness then you might want to consider the Hitachi CP-WX4022 (£860.69) (4000 ANSI lumens and higher rated), the Optoma TX762 (4000 ANSI lumens and higher rated), or the LG BC775 (5000 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the Sony VPL-EX272 is XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than a WXGA (1280x800) projector, which is the most common resolution.

It is worth also looking at alternative multimedia projectors that have a resolution of XGA (1024x768) including a higher Kagoo Rating™ product such as the VPL-SX225, or the VPL-SX235 both from Sony or the Hitachi CP-CX300WN.

If the resolution of this projector is too low for you then you might want to consider the Panasonic PT-VW340 (£766.08) (WXGA (1280x800 and higher rated) and higher rated), or the Epson V11H475020 (WXGA (1280x800 and higher rated) and higher rated).

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