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Sony VPL-SW225 Projector

£600.84
3000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 34dB 2,600 ANSI Lumens Jul 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date £84.13 Electricity cost over 5 years
Sony has excellent reviews for its projectors
Low running costs
Does not support full HD
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Reviews

Sony Has Excellent Reviews for Its Projectors

Sony is one of the leading data projector brands according to average expert and owner review score data that we have collected for all projectors. 100% of those that bought a Sony data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Energy

Low Running Costs

The VPL-SW225 is one of the more economic to run projectors that have been on the market for more than two years that we have analysed for running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the VPL-SW225 will cost only £85 over 1 year to run.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This data projector was released in July 2014.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The VPL-SW225 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as this projector.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the NEC M311X (£518.60) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

There are a number of other data projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might want to look at including the Hitachi CP-CX300WN, or the Sony VPL-SW235 (£656.73).

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Projector

Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of data projectors of this spec and age is 3,400 ANSI lumens, and the projector brightnesses range from 100 ANSI lumens to 7,000 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of only 2,600 ANSI lumens, the Sony VPL-SW225 has one of the dimmer projector brightnesses amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

Projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might be worth considering include the Sony VPL-DX147 (£452.85) (3,200 ANSI lumens) which is also cheaper.

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WXGA (1280x800) Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most commonly found projector native resolution on multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to it.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The VPL-SW225 does not support full HD. Most of the other projectors of this age and type also do not support full HD.

We think you might also be interested in alternative multimedia projectors which also support full HD including the CP-CX300WN, or the CP-CW300WN (£727.25) both from Hitachi or the NEC UM280X (£685.99).

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HD-Ready

The Sony VPL-SW225 is HD-Ready. Most of the other projectors of a similar age and type to this projector also are HD-Ready.

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Performance

Average Noise Level

At 34 decibels, the Sony VPL-SW225 has a fairly typical noise level compared to most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to this projector.

Projectors with a louder noise level that might be worth looking at include the CP-CW250WN (£715.20) (37dB), or the CP-CX300WN (37dB) both from Hitachi or the Sony VPL-SW235 (£656.73) (34dB).

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Has an Air Filter

The VPL-SW225 has an air filter. Most of the other projectors of this age and spec also have an air filter.

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Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Sony VPL-SW225 has an On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as this multimedia projector.

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Networking

Has an Ethernet LAN

The Sony VPL-SW225 has an Ethernet LAN, as do most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to this projector.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Sony VPL-SW225 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other comparable spec data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years also have a handheld remote control.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The VPL-SW225 does not have a DVI port. Most of the other similar spec data projectors that are a comparable age to this projector also do not have a DVI port.

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Lamps

Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

The Sony VPL-SW225 has a fairly long service life of lamp (6,000 hours) compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a comparable time to this projector. The service life of lamps of projectors of a comparable type and age to this projector range from 1,500h to 30,000h.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony projector44kg, sony vplsw225, sony 1280x800, sony p191184p, sony 9qp5za00, sony 9qp5zs00
Barcodes 00027242869158, 04905524938890

Sony VPL-SW225 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony VPL-SW225 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 328,171 product attributes, 14,282 projector reviews and 3,049,700 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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