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Sony VPL-SX225

Sony VPL-SX225
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A good spec but 4 year old moderate noise level XGA data projector, with OK running costs
35dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 3000:1 No Feb 2014
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Sony VPL-SX225 Review

With very good features, we have scored the Sony VPL-SX225 as follows:
73
Features
Good Features
66
Age
4 Years Old
66
Running Costs
£94 Over 5 Years
66
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 66?

Epson data projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of £94 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,022 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Longer than average service life of lamp
High brightness of 2700 lumen in high lamp mode
USB display
USB media viewer
Networked control
Remote control for ios device
Network presentation (lan/wireless lan)
Advanced energy-saving features
Energy efficient with long-lasting lamp of 10000 hours
High image quality 3lcd natural and vivid colour images
Has a built-in speaker
Wireless presentation with tablet (ios or android)
Long-lasting lamp
3LCD color light output colour reproduction and high brightness
Short throw distance
Low total cost of ownership (tco) for widescreen, short throw, high brightness projector
Built-in speaker
Very low contrast ratio (typical)
Only 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution

Sony VPL-SX225 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its Projectors

Based on 712 owner and expert reviews (including 107 verified purchases), Sony has very good ratings for its data projectors. 92% of those that bought a Sony projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The VPL-SX225 is typical compared to the other 2,022 multimedia projectors that we have analysed for running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the VPL-SX225 will cost £94 over 5 years to run.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This projector has been on the market since February 2014.

Features

Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The VPL-SX225 has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. The worst resolution of all data projectors is 640 x 360 (nHD) and the best is 4096 x 2400 (4K).

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

Multimedia projectors have contrast ratio (typical) of between 1.5 and 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The contrast ratio (typical) of the VPL-SX225 of only 3,000 is lower than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is lower than 76% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Average Noise Level

The noise level of the Sony VPL-SX225 of 35dB is pretty standard compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is louder than 45% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

Projectors have projector brightnesses of between 100 ANSI lumens and 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The VPL-SX225's projector brightness of only 2,700 ANSI lumens is in the dimmest 21% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Longer Than Average Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the Sony VPL-SX225 of 6,000h is longer than average when compared to most other projectors. It is longer than 80% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. Across all the projectors the service life of lamps range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-SX225 has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of multimedia projectors.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The VPL-SX225 has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The bulb power of the VPL-SX225 of only 210W is smaller than average when compared to most other projectors. It is smaller than 66% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature. Across all the projectors the bulb powers range from 15W to 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other multimedia projectors, the VPL-SX225 does not support full HD. 63% of projectors do not support full HD.

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HD-Ready

The VPL-SX225 is HD-Ready. 80% of data projectors are not HD-Ready.

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Energy Star Certified

The Sony VPL-SX225 is Energy Star certified. 99% of data projectors are not Energy Star certified.

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Has an Air Filter

The Sony VPL-SX225 has an air filter. 96% of projectors do not have an air filter.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes:

00027242869172, 04058154051078, 04905524938913

Sony VPL-SX225

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