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Sony VPL-SX226

£591.68
A cheap 3000:1 1024 x 768 data projector with adequate features but high running costs
3000:1 XGA (1024x768) No 30dB Jun 2015
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Sony VPL-SX226 Review

Representing excellent value for money but at over 2 years old, we have ranked the Sony VPL-SX226 number 424 across all projectors.
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2 Years Old
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Why Has it Scored 64?

Sony 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 some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite quiet noise level
Has a built-in speaker
Only 1,080 video mode
Does not support full HD

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Sony VPL-SX226 In-Depth Analysis

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Sony Has Excellent Projector Reviews

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


Value For Money

Excellent Value for Money

The product has mediocre features and is over 6 months old but at £591.68 it is cheaper than 67% of projectors.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony VPL-SX226 and the United Kingdom price of £591.68 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $1,250.00 (£1,624.38).

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Features

Quite Quiet Noise Level

The average noise level of all data projectors is 34dB, with the quietest being 10dB and the loudest being 93dB. The VPL-SX226's noise level of only 30dB is in the quietest 18% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-SX226 has a built-in speaker. 76% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Average Projector Brightness

The Sony VPL-SX226's projector brightness of 2,800 ANSI lumens is relatively standard compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 27% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Sony VPL-SX226 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-SX226 has a 1024 x 768 projector native resolution which is higher than the WXGA (1280x800) resolution found on most projectors. In addition, this Sony projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the Sony VPL-SX226 of 6,000h is fairly long compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the longest 21% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. Projectors have service life of lamps of between 20h and 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market since June 2015.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony c01lza00, sony c01lzs00, sony p227081p, sony vplsx226
Barcodes 00027242886476, 04058154054529, 04905524996197, 05013493260634
£17 Cheaper
15W bigger bulb power
Significantly shorter service life of lamp
£118 Cheaper
A lot brighter projector brightness
Older by 10 months
Bigger bulb power
£172 More Expensive
60% brighter projector brightness
Bigger bulb power
£258 More Expensive

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