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Vivitek DX255 Projector

10000:1 XGA (1024x768) 30dB 3,200 ANSI Lumens Apr 2016
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The Vivitek DX255 is a 3,200 ANSI Lumens high XGA digital projector from Vivitek. It is compact and lightweight at less than 2kg for easy portability, and it comes with a long lamp life up to... More
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6 Reasons For

Running Costs Are Very Low

The DX255 is in the cheapest 5% of all 42 latest 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that we have analysed for running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the DX255 will cost only £88 over 1 year to run.

Vivitek Data Projectors Have Good Reviews

Vivitek is one of the superior data projector manufacturers according to average owner and expert review score data that we have collected for all projectors.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Vivitek DX255 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other projectors that have been available for a similar time to the DX255.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

With a noise level of only 30 decibels, the Vivitek DX255 has one of the quieter noise levels amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The average noise level of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a similar time to the DX255 is 35dB.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many data projectors that came out in the last year.

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Very Light

The weights of new projectors range from 360g to 28kg. At only 2 kilograms, the Vivitek DX255 is fairly light compared to most of the other recently released 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

The Vivitek DX255 does not support full HD. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DX255 also do not support full HD.

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Does Not Support 3D

The Vivitek DX255 does not support 3D. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the DX255 also do not support 3D.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Vivitek DX255 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a similar time to the DX255 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Only XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the Vivitek DX255 is XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than a WXGA (1280x800) data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

An XGA (1024x768) projector native resolution is actually the worst resolution across all new 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors.

A WUXGA (1920x1200) projector native resolution is the best resolution amongst comparable types of projector.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for the last year is 5,300 ANSI lumens. The Vivitek DX255 has one of the dimmer projector brightnesss (only 3,200 ANSI lumens) amongst similar spec multimedia projectors of this age.

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Very Small Bulb Power

The average bulb power of new 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors is 290W, and the bulb powers range from 190W to 430W. The Vivitek DX255 has one of the smaller bulb powers (only 203 Watts) amongst comparable spec multimedia projectors of this age.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released in the last 12 months have RMS rated powers of between 1W and 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 14W. With an RMS rated power of only 2 Watts, the Vivitek DX255 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the DX255.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

Most 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the DX255 have between one and three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, including the Vivitek DX255 which has one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity.

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Only One HDMI Ports Quantity

The Vivitek DX255 is a one HDMI ports quantity projector. Most of the other projectors that were released in the last 12 months have between one and two HDMI ports quantitys.

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Only One Audio (L,R) in

The Vivitek DX255 is a one audio (L,R) in multimedia projector. Most of the other latest 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors have between one and two audio (L,R) ins.

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Very Small Matrix Size

10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for the last year have matrix sizes of between 0.45" and 0.79". At only 0.55 inches, the Vivitek DX255 has a quite small matrix size compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the DX255.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Vivitek DX255

Released Ten Months Ago

It was ten months ago when Vivitek released the DX255.

Price Has Recently Increased by £6.00

In the last 54 days the DX255 has increased in price by £6.00.

1024 X 768 (XGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA), which is the most frequently supported supported graphics resolutions on new similar spec data projectors.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Maximum Digital Resolution
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Video
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Supported Video Modes
3D-Ready
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Supported 3D Formats
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
Audio (L,R) Out
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
HDMI Connector Type
AC (power) in
Performance
Noise Level
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £83.32
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Water price £per litre
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Total running cost over 5 years £87.01
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0.43T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.43 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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