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Sony VPLDW120

A 5 year old 2500:1 280 x 800 data projector with poor features
2500:1 WXGA (1280x800) No 33dB Jul 2012
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Sony VPLDW120 Review

With low running costs, we have scored the Sony VPLDW120 as follows for Summary.
28
Missing Some Features
23
5 Years Old
65
£95 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
29
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 30?

Sony 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 2017.
This projector has running costs of £95 over 1 year, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,763 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
It is missing some features:
Does not support full HD
Very short service life of lamp
Only 280 x 800 resolution
Only 1,080 video mode

Sony VPLDW120 Video Reviews


Sony VPLDW120 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Excellent Brand

We checked 962 expert and user 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.


Features

Has a Built-In Speaker

The VPLDW120 has a built-in speaker. 76% of multimedia projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The VPLDW120 does not support full HD, although this is within the context that 64% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The Sony VPLDW120's service life of lamp of only 3,000h is in the shortest 20% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. Across all the multimedia projectors the service life of lamps range from 20h to 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h.

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Only 280 X 800 Resolution

The Sony VPLDW120 has a higher resolution than most projectors. This projector has a 280 x 800 resolution, whereas most multimedia projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution.

Across similar types of projector the best resolution is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Average Noise Level

The VPLDW120's noise level of 33dB is relatively average compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 37% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of projectors is 12 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The Sony VPLDW120's projector brightness of only 2,600 ANSI lumens is quite dim compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the dimmest 22% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

Sony released the VPLDW120 in July 2012.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The average 1 year running cost of the VPLDW120 is £95 based on fine usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 1,763 multimedia projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00025038280026, 00027242854338, 00100177364544, 00163120522484, 00272428543388, 04250064948459, 05054484191223
Brighter projector brightness
25% bigger bulb power
Longer service life of lamp
More expensive to run over five years by 33%
2 ANSI lumens brighter projector brightness
40W bigger bulb power
Higher running costs over five years by £18.74
DELL 7700

39

£ 1,500.00
3 ANSI lumens brighter projector brightness
190W bigger bulb power
2x shorter service life of lamp
A lot bigger bulb power
£631.17 more expensive to run over five years

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