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Sony VPL-GTZ280 Projector

20000:1 DCI 4K (4096 X 2160) 30dB 2,000 ANSI Lumens Jun 2016
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Excellent brand
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) resolution
Has a handheld remote control

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Excellent Brand

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Released Eleven Months Ago

Sony released the VPL-GTZ280 in June 2016.


DCI 4K (4096 X 2160) Resolution

The VPL-GTZ280 has a maximum resolution of DCI 4K (4096 x 2160). That's over eleven times the resolution of a XGA (1024x768) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

A DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) projector native resolution is actually the best resolution across all projectors that were released in the last 12 months.

A WVGA (854x480) projector native resolution is the worst resolution across comparable types of projector.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of only 2,000 ANSI lumens, the Sony VPL-GTZ280 has one of the dimmer projector brightnesses amongst projectors of this age. The projector brightnesses of new 20000:1 contrast ratio projectors range from 300 ANSI lumens to 5,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,300 ANSI lumens.

If you are looking for a brighter projector brightness then you might want to consider the Acer A1500 (£544.97) (3,000 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The VPL-GTZ280 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been around for the last year.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The quietest noise level of comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to this multimedia projector is 22dB and the loudest is 37dB. With a noise level of only 30 decibels, the Sony VPL-GTZ280 has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to this data projector.

Alternative projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the H6517ABD (£457.75) (31dB), the P1185 (£239.99) (30dB), or the P1285 (£286.85) (30dB) all from Acer.

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Sony VPL-GTZ280 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony VPL-GTZ280 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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