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Sony VPL-SX236
VPLSX236

£621.55
Sony VPL-SX236
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Features
Good Features
63
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
82
Value for Money
Very Good
68
Age
3 Years Old
85
Running Costs
£72 Over 5 Years
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Our Verdict:
An affordable and very economical to run XGA quiet data projector, with good features
1024 X 768 (XGA) 30dB Low 3,300 ANSI Lumens Jun 2015
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Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of £398.41 at MR Systems 4 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.

There is a 67% chance that the price of the Sony VPL-SX236 will go down, and a 33% chance that the price will stay the same or go up in the next 2 weeks. We forecast that prices will drop by up to £56 over this period.

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With low running costs and representing excellent value for money, we have ranked the Sony VPL-SX236 number 531 across all projectors.

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Kagoo Score
73
Features
83
Value for Money
69
Age
85
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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 76?

Looking across the entire Optoma projector range, the average reviews for all Optoma projectors are excellent.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of £72 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,334 data 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
Low contrast ratio
3,300 lumens XGA short throw data projector
Deliver powerful presentation with an interactive white board
Smaller than average bulb power
Does not support full HD

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each projector by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age, value for money and running costs.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the projector is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec projectors come to market, the older projectors will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

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Features

Key Features

1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution
Quieter Than Average Noise Level
Low Contrast Ratio
Average Projector Brightness
Has a Built-in Speaker
Longer Than Average Service Life of Lamp
Has a Handheld Remote Control
Smaller Than Average Bulb Power
Does Not Support Full HD
Has an Ethernet LAN
1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The VPL-SX236 has a higher resolution than most multimedia projectors. This projector has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution, whereas most projectors have a 1280 x 800 (WXGA) resolution. §.

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level
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Across all the projectors the noise levels range from 20dB to 54dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The VPL-SX236's noise level of only 30dB is in the quietest 17% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Low Contrast Ratio

The VPL-SX236 has a Low contrast ratio which is higher than most multimedia projectors. Most multimedia projectors have a Medium contrast ratio. Across all projectors the best contrast ratio is Ultra High and the worst is Very Low. A contrast ratio of between 1,000 and 3,000.

A contrast ratio of between 1,000 and 3,000.

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Average Projector Brightness
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The VPL-SX236's projector brightness of 3,300 ANSI lumens is pretty average compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 53% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-in Speaker
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The Sony VPL-SX236 has a built-in speaker. 79% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Longer Than Average Service Life of Lamp
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The service life of lamp of the VPL-SX236 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 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,400h.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control
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The Sony VPL-SX236 has a handheld remote control, as do 84% of data projectors.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

Across all the projectors the bulb powers range from 15W to 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The Sony VPL-SX236's bulb power of only 210W is smaller than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the smallest 33% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The VPL-SX236 does not support full HD. 63% of data projectors also do not support full HD.

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Has an Ethernet LAN
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The Sony VPL-SX236 has an Ethernet LAN. 57% of projectors also have an Ethernet LAN.

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Value for Money

Value for Money

We determine value for money by calculating a quality score for each product based on its reviews, features and age, and then comparing this quality score to the product price. A projector with a high quality score and low price will get a good value for money score.

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Age

Release Date

Sony released the VPL-SX236 in June 2015.

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Running Costs

Average Running Costs

The average 5 year running cost of the VPL-SX236 is £72 based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 1,334 projectors.

Running Costs

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Electricity cost when switched on £67.99
Electricity cost when on standby £3.73
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Total running cost over 5 years £71.72
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Manufacturer's Description

Deliver Powerful Presentation with an interactive white board.

The wall-mountable short throw projector VPL.

SX236 is suitable for using a projector with a white board. A Short Throw distance of 75cm for an 80 screen is useful for limited space in a classroom. The teacher can be free from the projector's glare and able to easily teach their students. By using this projector with an interactive white board the initial costs can be reduced.This projector has a long-lasting lamp of 10,000 hours. The Unique lamp dimming function by Sony reduces the lamp power usage and lamp power consumption. It's low TCO and usability means the user can enjoy bright images for a much longer time.VPL.

SX236 is a colourful and bright projector. Thanks to the 3LCD Sony "BrightEra ", the picture is colourful and the images are bright. And it also has vivid 2,800 lumen with XGA resolution. These specs are best for a classroom environment. It's easier for all of the students to see with this big screen size.Smart Connection with PC, Tablet and smartphone is also supported. The wireless presentation capability makes it simple to present files from your PC or smart phone/tablet.

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Sony VPL-SX236 Specification

Key Features
Projector Native Resolution
Noise Level
Contrast Ratio
Performance
Heat Dissipation
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
HDCP
Projector
Projector Brightness
Maximum Digital Resolution
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Colour Light Output
White Light Output
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (Economic Mode)
Lamp Type
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Focus
Video
3D
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs
PC Audio in
PC Audio Out
Microphone in
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
HDMI Connector Type
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Multimedia
Built-in Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Power
Power Consumption (Standby)
Power Source
Maximum Power Consumption
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Power Consumption (Network Standby)
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers

sony professional prvplsx236, sony professional 3300lumen, sony professional vplsx236, sony vplsx236, sony 3300ansi, sony 3300lum, sony 3lcd

Barcodes

00027242886483, 00779184233954, 04058154054536, 04905524996203

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