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Sony VPLDX120 Projector

2500:1 XGA (1024x768) 40dB 2,600 ANSI Lumens Jul 2012
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date £94.06 Electricity cost over 5 years
Sony has excellent projector reviews
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Does not support full HD
4 Reviews

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Reviews

Sony Has Excellent Projector Reviews

Based on 502 expert and owner reviews, Sony has excellent ratings for its data projectors. Sony also has excellent ratings specifically for its 2500:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors.


Energy

Running Costs Are OK

The average running cost of the VPLDX120 is £95 over 1 year based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 42 2500:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The VPLDX120 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other 2500:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to this data projector also have a built-in speaker(s).

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including because of its better review score, the Ricoh PJ WX4130.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The Sony VPLDX120 does not support full HD, although it is worth noting that most of the other projectors of this age and spec also do not support full HD.

We compared all the other projectors which also support full HD to this projector and we think the Ricoh PJ WX4130 which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

Sony released the VPLDX120 in July 2012.


Projector

Quite Dim Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of only 2,600 ANSI lumens, the VPLDX120 has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of a similar age and type to this data projector. 2500:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to this projector have projector brightnesses of between 500 ANSI lumens and 16,000 ANSI lumens.

If you are looking for a projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might want to consider the Barco CVHD-31B (£2,832.82) (3,000 ANSI lumens), or the Sony VPL-SW536C (£1,024.26) (3,100 ANSI lumens).

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XGA (1024x768) Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is the most commonly found projector native resolution on projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The VPLDX120 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other data projectors of this type and age also have a handheld remote control.

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Lamps

Very Small Bulb Power

The bulb powers of multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to this multimedia projector range from 190W to 400W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The VPLDX120 has a quite small bulb power (only 210 Watts) compared to most of the other 2500:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Performance

Quite Loud Noise Level

The Sony VPLDX120 has one of the loudest noise levels (40 decibels) amongst comparable spec projectors of this age. The quietest noise level of multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to this projector is 24dB and the loudest is 51dB.

Other projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the Sony VPLSW536M (35dB), or the DELL 7700 (£1,500) (39dB).

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00012303099995, 00027242274952, 00027242854291, 00100177420752, 00115970735675, 00151903137475, 00163120591077, 00168141608872, 00272428542916, 02990091003715, 04905524887747, 04905524887754, 05053959429106

Sony VPLDX120 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony VPLDX120 review we compared this projector to 2,071 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 328,120 product attributes, 14,264 projector reviews and 2,801,300 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

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