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Sony VPL-EX295

69

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Sony VPL-EX295

£826.10
Sony VPL-EX295

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A classic and good spec moderate noise level XGA projector, with OK running costs but representing only moderate value for money
34dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 3300:1 No Jul 2014
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Sony VPL-EX295 Review

With very good features and reviews, we have scored the Sony VPL-EX295 as follows:
76
Reviews
5 Reviews
56
Value for Money
Average
76
Features
Good Features
69
Age
3 Years Old
65
Running Costs
£95 Over 5 Years
69
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 69?

It has below average user reviews with 67% of buyers recommending this data projector to others. Epson data projectors have excellent reviews in general.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2018.
It has running costs of £95 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,022 data projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving multimedia projectors.
Customers report it is reasonably priced.
This Sony projector has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Brighter than average projector brightness
Has a built-in speaker
Only 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution
Very low contrast ratio (typical)

Sony VPL-EX295 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Sony Has Very Good Projector Reviews

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

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Two people said in their reviews that the product was good value for money.

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but average features and is over 6 months old, and at £826.10 it is more expensive than 55% of projectors.

Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony VPL-EX295 and the United Kingdom price of £826.10 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $829.95 (£1,143.51).

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Running Costs

Average Running Costs

The VPL-EX295 has an average 5 year running cost of £95 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 2,022 data projectors.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the VPL-EX295 in July 2014.

Features

Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The Sony VPL-EX295 has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) projector native resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 800 resolution found on most projectors. Across all projectors the worst resolution is 640 x 360 (nHD) and the best is 4096 x 2400 (4K).

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Average Noise Level

The noise level of the Sony VPL-EX295 of 34dB is relatively standard compared to most other projectors. It is louder than 52% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the VPL-EX295 of only 3,300 is lower than average when compared to most other projectors. It is lower than 71% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The average contrast ratio (typical) of all data projectors is 27,000, with the lowest being 1.5 and the highest being 2,500,000.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the VPL-EX295 of 3,800 ANSI lumens is brighter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 33% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The average projector brightness of all multimedia projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 100 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-EX295 has a built-in speaker. 77% of data projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Average Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the VPL-EX295 of 4,000h is fairly average compared to most other projectors. It is in the longest 45% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The VPL-EX295 has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

Projectors have bulb powers of between 15W and 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The VPL-EX295's bulb power of only 210W is in the smallest 35% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other projectors, the Sony VPL-EX295 does not support full HD. 63% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes:

00027242881792, 00272428817922, 04053162599215, 04905524983395, 05054629490129

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