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Sony VPL-SW235 Projector

£656.73
3000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 34dB 3,000 ANSI Lumens Jul 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date £84.13 Electricity cost over 5 years
Excellent brand
Low running costs
Does not support full HD
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Excellent Brand

Projectors manufactured by Sony are some of the best projectors according to average user and expert reviews. 100% of those that bought a Sony projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Energy

Low Running Costs

Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the VPL-SW235 will cost only £85 over 1 year to run, which is in the cheapest 17% of all 97 projectors of this age and type.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was July 2014 when Sony released the VPL-SW235.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The VPL-SW235 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to this projector also have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared all the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) to this projector and we think a cheaper multimedia projector such as the Hitachi CP-CX300WN or you might consider a higher scoring multimedia projector such as the Epson EB-1930 (£699) are also worth considering.

There are a number of alternative multimedia projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) which you might want to look at including the NEC UM280X (£685.99).

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to this data projector, the Sony VPL-SW235 does not support full HD.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a full HD and we think the Hitachi CP-CX300WN which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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HD-Ready

The VPL-SW235 is HD-Ready, as are most of the other multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to this multimedia projector.

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Projector

WXGA (1280x800) Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than two years.

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Average Projector Brightness

The Sony VPL-SW235 has a pretty average projector brightness (3,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

If you want a brighter projector brightness then you might want to consider the Epson EB-1930 (£699) (4,200 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Performance

Average Noise Level

At 34 decibels, the VPL-SW235 has a relatively average noise level compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that have been around for more than two years.

We compared all the other 34dB noise level projectors to this projector and we think cheaper multimedia projectors such as the Sony VPL-SW225 (£600.84) is also worth considering.

If you are not concerned about having a louder noise level then you might want to consider the Panasonic PT-VW340 (£766.08) (35dB).

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Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The VPL-SW235 has an On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been around for more than two years.

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Networking

Has an Ethernet LAN

The VPL-SW235 has an Ethernet LAN. Most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to this data projector also have an Ethernet LAN.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The VPL-SW235 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as this data projector also have a handheld remote control.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Sony VPL-SW235 does not have a DVI port, although this is within the context that most of the other multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as this multimedia projector also do not have a DVI port.

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Lamps

Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

The Sony VPL-SW235 has a fairly long service life of lamp (6,000 hours) compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to this projector. Across all the data projectors that were released around the same time as this multimedia projector the service life of lamps range from 1,500h to 30,000h.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony vplsw235kit
Barcodes 00027242869165, 04053162958821, 04905524938906

Sony VPL-SW235 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony VPL-SW235 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 326,513 product attributes, 14,250 projector reviews and 2,764,700 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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