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Sony VPL-SX226

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Sony VPL-SX226

£527.34
Sony VPL-SX226
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A low cost and good spec quiet XGA multimedia projector, with low running costs
30dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 3000:1 No Jun 2015
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Sony VPL-SX226 XGA Short Throw Projector - 2,800 lms
£527.34
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Sony VPL-SX226 Short Throw Projector S Series 2800LM XGA
£627.36
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Sony VPL-SX226 Short Throw Projector S Series 2800LM XGA
£627.36
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Sony VPL-SX226 XGA Short Throw Projector - 2,800 lms
£630.99
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£713.22
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Sony VPL-SX226 Review

Representing excellent value for money, we have ranked the Sony VPL-SX226 number 461 across all projectors.
90
Value for Money
Excellent
76
Features
Good Features
74
Age
2 Years Old
75
Running Costs
£71 Over 5 Years
79
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 79?

Epson data projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of £71 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,022 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:
Quieter than average noise level
Has a built-in speaker
Only 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution
Very low contrast ratio (typical)

Sony VPL-SX226 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Sony Projectors Have Very Good Reviews

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

Value For Money

Terrific Value for Money

The product has average features and is over 6 months old but at £527.34 it is in the cheapest 32% of projectors.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

The VPL-SX226 has an average running cost of £71 over 5 years based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

Sony released the VPL-SX226 in June 2015.

Features

Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The Sony VPL-SX226 has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) projector native resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 800 resolution found on most projectors. Across all projectors the resolution ranges from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The VPL-SX226's noise level of only 30dB is quieter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is quieter than 85% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The average noise level of all projectors is 34dB, with the quietest being 20dB and the loudest being 93dB.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The average contrast ratio (typical) of all multimedia projectors is 27,000, with the lowest being 1.5 and the highest being 2,500,000. The VPL-SX226's contrast ratio (typical) of only 3,000 is in the lowest 23% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

Across all the projectors the projector brightnesses range from 100 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the Sony VPL-SX226 of only 2,800 ANSI lumens is dimmer than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the dimmest 24% 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. 77% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Longer Than Average Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the VPL-SX226 of 6,000h is longer than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the longest 22% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. The service life of lamps of multimedia projectors range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The VPL-SX226 has a handheld remote control. 81% of data projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The bulb power of the VPL-SX226 of only 210W is in the smallest 33% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature. The smallest bulb power of projectors is 15W, the biggest is 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The VPL-SX226 does not support full HD. 63% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes:

00027242886476, 04058154054529, 04905524996197, 05013493260634

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