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Sony VPL-CW255 Projector

3700:1 WXGA (1280x800) 4,500 ANSI Lumens 1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Mar 2014
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The VPL-CW255 offers superior WXGA 16:10 widescreen resolution and environmentally-friendly features for a low total cost of ownership. The VPL-CW255 incorporates Sony'sBrightEra 3LCD inorganic... More
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Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Data Projectors

We checked the reviews from experts and users of hundreds of multimedia projectors to determine an average rating for each projector manufacturer. On average projectors from Sony have good reviews from experts and owners.

Has a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-CW255 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other data projectors that were launched more than two years ago also have a built-in speaker.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the VPL-CW255 is 75 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 11,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,000 ANSI lumens. At 4,500 ANSI lumens, the VPL-CW255 has a quite bright projector brightness compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VPL-CW255.

If you would prefer a projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might want to consider the Christie DHD600-G[plb_3022336_price] (5,950 ANSI lumens).

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

This multimedia projector supports a graphics resolution of 1280 x 800 (WXGA)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA), which is typical of many similar spec data projectors that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Matrix Size

The average matrix size of similar spec projectors that have been around for more than two years is 0.64". At 0.75 inches, the Sony VPL-CW255 has a fairly big matrix size compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-CW255.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The VPL-CW255 has more VGA (D-Sub) ports than most of the multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to the VPL-CW255. This Sony projector is a three VGA (D-Sub) port projector compared to most of the multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VPL-CW255 which only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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Fairly Big Lamp Power

With a lamp power of 245 Watts, the VPL-CW255 has one of the bigger lamp power amongst similar spec data projectors of this age. Projectors of a similar age and type to the VPL-CW255 have lamp power of between 130W and 580W.

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Quite Bright Brightness in Economy Mode

Projectors of a comparable age and spec to the VPL-CW255 have brightness in economy mode of between 20 ANSI lumens and 4,000 ANSI lumens. With a brightness in economy mode of 2,500 ANSI lumens, the VPL-CW255 has one of the brighter brightness in economy mode amongst similar spec projectors of this age.

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7 Reasons Against

Only 100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to it.

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Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

Like most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-CW255, the Sony VPL-CW255 does not support 3D image projection.

We think you might also be interested in other projectors which also support 3D image projection including the Benq SX914[plb_1999632_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Most similar spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VPL-CW255 do not support Full HD projection. The VPL-CW255 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD projection.

Other projectors which also support Full HD projection that you might want to look at include the Panasonic PT-FX400U[plb_1816819_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The VPL-CW255 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a WiFi connectivity and we think the Gigabyte BRIX Projector[plb_2116585_price], or the Epson EH-TW6600[plb_2495277_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate

This projector has a 10|100 Mbit/s ethernet LAN data transfer rate, which is the most commonly found ethernet LAN data transfer rate on similar spec data projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

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Only 1280 X 800 Pixels Maximum Analog Resolution

The Sony VPL-CW255 has a maximum maximum analog resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. That's 47% less maximum analog resolution than the most common maximum analog resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels. Projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-CW255 maximum analog resolutions range from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1200 pixels (best).

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Only One Audio in Port

Most multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago have one audio in port, including the Sony VPL-CW255 which has one audio in port.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony VPL-CW255

Released Over Two Years Ago

This projector has been on the market for over two years.

WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

This projector has a native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most commonly found native projector resolution on comparable spec projectors that were launched around the same time as it.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Maximum Analog Resolution
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Brightness in Economy Mode
Projection Distance
Compatible Screen Size
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Focus Mode
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Serial Interface Type
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
Multimedia
Integrated TV Tuner
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $84.56
Electricity cost when on standby $2.86
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Total running cost over 5 years $87.42
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0.56T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.56 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony p143852, sony p174857, sony vplcw255, sony p143852p, sony p174857p
Barcodes 00027242839359, 04905524833928

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