Sony VPL-SX225
Sony VPL-SX225
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Sony VPL-SX225

A 3 year old 3000:1 1024 x 768 data projector with passable features
3000:1 XGA (1024x768) No 2,700 ANSI Lumens Feb 2014
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Sony VPL-SX225 Review

With average features and low running costs, we have scored the Sony VPL-SX225 as follows for Summary.
Average Features
3 Years Old
£117 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 39?

Sony 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 2017.
This projector has running costs of £117 over 1 year, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,763 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite long service life of lamp
Has a built-in speaker
Only 1,080 video mode
Does not support full HD

Sony VPL-SX225 In-Depth Analysis


Sony Has Excellent Multimedia Projector Reviews

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


Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

The VPL-SX225's service life of lamp of 6,000h is in the longest 21% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The shortest service life of lamp of projectors is 20h, the longest is 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-SX225 has a built-in speaker. 76% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The VPL-SX225 does not support full HD, although it is worth noting that 64% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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1024 X 768 Resolution

The VPL-SX225 has a higher resolution than most projectors. This data projector has a 1024 x 768 resolution, whereas most projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution. In addition, this projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

Across all the multimedia 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 projector brightness of the VPL-SX225 of only 2,700 ANSI lumens is quite dim compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the dimmest 22% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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The Sony VPL-SX225 is HD-Ready, which is unusual. 79% of projectors are not HD-Ready.

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Energy Star Certified

The VPL-SX225 is Energy Star certified, unlike 99% of projectors which are not Energy Star certified.

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Has an Air Filter

The VPL-SX225 has an air filter, unlike 95% of projectors which do not have an air filter.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This projector was released in February 2014.

Running Costs

Average Running Costs

Based on adequate energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the VPL-SX225 will cost £117 over 1 year to run, which is typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00027242869172, 04058154051078, 04905524938913