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Sony VDL-DX120

Sony VDL-DX120 Projector

2500:1 XGA (1024x768) 2,600 ANSI Lumens 1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Nov 2012
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Designed for the corporate sector to enable them to work smarter and create business-driving impact, the new VPL-DX120 is the perfect desktop projector, delivering clear, crisp, bright... More
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7 Reasons For

Has a Built-In Speaker

The Sony VDL-DX120 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other comparable spec data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker including a higher rated product such as the Sony VPL-DX100 ($703.87), or the Vivitek D795WT.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

This projector supports graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA) and 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), which is typical of many comparable spec multimedia projectors that are a similar age to it.

We think you might also be interested in different projectors that support graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA) and 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) including the Sony VPLDX120 which have a better Kagoo Rating™.

Projectors with a higher resolution that might be worth considering include the VPL-SW536 (1600 x 1200 (UXGA and higher rated),1280 x 800 (WXGA and higher rated) and higher rated), the VPLDW120 ($675.94) (1280 x 800 (WXGA and higher rated), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA and higher rated) and higher rated), or the VPL-SW526 (1280 x 800 (WXGA and higher rated),1600 x 1200 (UXGA and higher rated) and higher rated) all from Sony.

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Long Lamp Service Life

The shortest lamp service life of comparable spec projectors that are older than two years is 1,500h, the longest is 30,000h, and the average lamp service life is 5,100h. At 7,000 hours, the VDL-DX120 has a fairly long lamp service life compared to most of the other 2500:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are more than two years old.

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1.2:1 Zoom Ratio

This data projector supports a 1.2:1 zoom ratio, which is typical of many data projectors that are a similar age to it.

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A Bit Narrow

The average width of data projectors that were released around the same time as the VDL-DX120 is 340mm, and the widths range from 150mm to 530mm. The VDL-DX120 is quite narrow (only 315 millimeters) compared to most of the other 2500:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released around the same time as the VDL-DX120.

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Very Light

The lightest projector of a comparable age and spec to the VDL-DX120 is 470g weight and the heaviest is 20,000g. At only 2,500 grams, the Sony VDL-DX120 is quite light compared to most of the other data projectors that were launched around the same time as the VDL-DX120.

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A Bit Short

At only 75 millimeters, the VDL-DX120 is fairly short compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age. The average height of comparable spec projectors that have been around for a similar time to the VDL-DX120 is 110mm.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

Most of the multimedia projectors of this age and spec do not support 3D image projection, including the Sony VDL-DX120.

There are a number of different projectors with a 3D image projection that you might want to consider including the LG PB62G, or the Infocus IN8601.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Most of the 2500:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for more than two years do not support Full HD projection, including the Sony VDL-DX120.

We think you might also be interested in other projectors with a Full HD projection including the LG PB62G, the Sony VPL-DW125, or the Infocus IN8601.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to the VDL-DX120, the VDL-DX120 does not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other multimedia projectors with a WiFi connectivity and we think the Sony VPL-SW536 are also worth considering.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The average service life of lamp in economic mode of comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to the VDL-DX120 is 5,600h. With a service life of lamp in economic mode of only 3,000 hours, the VDL-DX120 has one of the shorter service life of lamp in economic mode amongst 2500:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age.

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High Power Consumption During PowerSave

The lowest power consumption during PowerSave of projectors that are a comparable age to the VDL-DX120 is 0.46W, the highest is 190W, and the average power consumption during PowerSave is 47W. With a power consumption during PowerSave of 186 Watts, the VDL-DX120 has one of the higher power consumption during PowerSave amongst 2500:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony VDL-DX120

Sony Has OK Multimedia Projector Reviews

We looked at average ratings for each data projector manufacturer and found that whilst Sony has ok reviews across all projectors, Sony has unexceptional reviews specifically for its 2500:1 contrast ratio data projectors.

Over Two Years Old

This data projector was released over two years ago.

XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

This projector has a native projector resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is typical of many projectors of a similar age and spec to it.

We compared all the other multimedia projectors that have a resolution of XGA (1024x768) to this projector and we think a higher Kagoo Rating™ data projector such as the Vivitek D791ST, the Hitachi CP-DX300, and the Sony VPLDX120 are also worth considering.

If the resolution of this data projector is too low for you then you might want to also look at the Panasonic PT-DW740ELS (WXGA (1280x800 and higher rated) and higher rated), the Vivitek D795WT (WXGA (1280x800 and higher rated) and higher rated), or the Sony VPLDW120 ($675.94) (WXGA (1280x800 and higher rated) and higher rated).

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Average Projector Brightness

At 2,600 ANSI lumens, the VDL-DX120 has a fairly average projector brightness compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the VDL-DX120.

Different 2600 ANSI lumens brightness projectors that you might want to also look at include a better rated product such as the VPL-DX125, the VPL-DW125, or the VPL-DW120 all from Sony.

Data projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might be worth also looking at include the D791ST (3000 ANSI lumens and higher rated), or the D795WT (3000 ANSI lumens and higher rated) both from Vivitek or the Hitachi CP-DX300 (3000 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Brightness in Economy Mode
Zoom Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Resolution
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Focus Mode
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
DVI Port
Component Video in Port
Audio in Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display Language
On Screen Display
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Colour
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Typical Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Power Consumption During PowerSave
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Storage Range
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Included
Cable Included
Other Features
Connectivity
Aspect Ratio

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Electricity cost when switched on $66.96
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Total running cost over 5 years $66.96
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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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