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Overall Score

Sony VPL-SW225

A good value for money and economical to run 3000:1 280 x 800 data projector
3,000 WXGA (1280x800) No 34dB Jul 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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Sony VPL-SW225 Review

Representing very good value for money and with low running costs, we have ranked the Sony VPL-SW225 number 521 across all projectors.
78
Very Good
49
Average Features
47
3 Years Old
77
£62 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
58
Average

Why Has it Scored 59?

Sony multimedia projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £62 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,849 data projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in speaker
Fairly long service life of lamp
Only 280 x 800 resolution
Very low contrast ratio (typical)

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Sony VPL-SW225 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Sony Has Excellent Projector Reviews

We checked 962 expert and owner reviews (including 145 verified purchases) for Sony projectors and found that on average Sony has excellent ratings. 92% of those that bought a Sony projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Only 280 X 800 Resolution

The VPL-SW225 has a 280 x 800 projector native resolution which is higher than most data projectors. Most multimedia projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution.

The best resolution across comparable types of multimedia projector is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Average Noise Level

The noise level of the Sony VPL-SW225 of 34dB is relatively average compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the loudest 44% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

Across all the multimedia projectors the contrast ratio (typical) range from 1.5 to 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The Sony VPL-SW225's contrast ratio (typical) of only 3,000 is fairly low compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the lowest 23% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

Across all the projectors the projector brightnesses range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The VPL-SW225's projector brightness of only 2,600 ANSI lumens is fairly dim compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the dimmest 21% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-SW225 has a built-in speaker. 75% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

Across all the projectors the service life of lamps range from 20h to 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h. The VPL-SW225's service life of lamp of 6,000h is in the longest 20% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The VPL-SW225 has a handheld remote control. 79% of multimedia projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Average Bulb Power

The VPL-SW225's bulb power of 210W is relatively typical compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the biggest 34% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The VPL-SW225 does not support full HD, although keep in mind that 64% of multimedia projectors also do not support full HD.

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Has an Air Filter

The Sony VPL-SW225 has an air filter. 95% of projectors do not have an air filter.

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HD-Ready

The VPL-SW225 is HD-Ready. 79% of multimedia projectors are not HD-Ready.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This projector has been on the market since July 2014.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The VPL-SW225 is typical compared to the other 1,849 multimedia projectors that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the VPL-SW225 is £62.

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Product Identifiers

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00027242869158, 04905524938890

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