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Sony VPL-SX235

35

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Sony VPL-SX235

Sony VPL-SX235
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A 4 year old and middle of the road spec XGA 3000:1 contrast ratio projector, with moderate running costs
1024 X 768 (XGA) 3000:1 No 3,200 ANSI Lumens Feb 2014
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Sony VPL-SX235 Review

With low running costs and mediocre features, we have scored the Sony VPL-SX235 as follows:
44
Features
Average Features
38
Age
3 Years Old
68
Running Costs
£62 Over 5 Years
35
Overall Score
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 35?

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 running costs of £62 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,858 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving multimedia projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution
High brightness of 3200 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 life
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
Smaller than average bulb power
Very low contrast ratio (typical)

Sony VPL-SX235 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Sony Has Excellent Reviews for Its Projectors

We checked 965 owner and expert reviews (including 145 verified purchases) for Sony projectors and found that on average Sony has excellent reviews compared to other brands. 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-SX235 has an average 5 year running cost of £62 based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 1,858 multimedia projectors.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This data projector has been on the market since February 2014.

Features

1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The highest resolution of the Sony VPL-SX235 is 1024 x 768 (XGA). That's 23% lower resolution than a 1280 x 800 multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution. Multimedia projectors resolutions range from 280 x 800 (worst) to 4096 x 2160 (best).

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

Across all the multimedia projectors the contrast ratio (typical) range from 1.5 to 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The contrast ratio (typical) of the VPL-SX235 of only 3,000 is lower than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is lower than 77% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the VPL-SX235 of 3,200 ANSI lumens is relatively average compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is brighter than 50% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Sony VPL-SX235 has a built-in speaker. 76% of data projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Longer Than Average Service Life of Lamp

The VPL-SX235's service life of lamp of 6,000h is in the longest 21% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature. The service life of lamps of projectors range from 200h to 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Sony VPL-SX235 has a handheld remote control, as do 79% of multimedia projectors.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The bulb power of the VPL-SX235 of only 210W is in the smallest 34% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature. The bulb powers of multimedia projectors range from 15W to 580W, and the average bulb power is 250W.

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HD-Ready

The Sony VPL-SX235 is HD-Ready, which is unusual. 80% of multimedia projectors are not HD-Ready.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other multimedia projectors, the VPL-SX235 does not support full HD. 65% of multimedia projectors do not support full HD.

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Has an Air Filter

The VPL-SX235 has an air filter, unlike 96% of projectors which do not have an air filter.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes:

00012304888901, 00027242869141, 00044111254273, 04905524938883

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