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Sony VPL-CW275
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Sony VPL-CW275 Projector

3000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 5,100 ANSI Lumens 1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Oct 2012
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The VPL-CW275 is budget conscious and feature rich. The VPL-CW275 offers a 5100lm brightness and 1.32 ~ 1.91:1 throw ratio for new or WXGA replacement business. This projector has been designed to... More
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15 Reasons For

Good Brand

Sony is one of the better rated projector brands according to average expert and user review score data that we have collected for all projectors.

Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other data projectors of this age and spec, the VPL-CW275 has a built-in speaker.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

Multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to the VPL-CW275 have projector brightness of between 100 ANSI lumens and 8,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,500 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of 5,100 ANSI lumens, the VPL-CW275 has a quite bright projector brightness compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the VPL-CW275.

If this Sony projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might also want to consider the Hitachi CP-WX8255A (5,500 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

This projector supports a graphics resolution of 1280 x 800 (WXGA)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA), which is the most frequently supported graphics resolution on 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to it.

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

This data projector has a native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Very Big Matrix Size

With a matrix size of 0.75 inches, the Sony VPL-CW275 has one of the biggest matrix sizes amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The average matrix size of comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VPL-CW275 is 0.61", and the matrix sizes range from 0.55" to 0.75".

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Six Audio Out Ports

Most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years only have between one and five audio out ports, however the VPL-CW275 has six audio out ports.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The VPL-CW275 is a three VGA (D-Sub) port projector. Most of the other data projectors of this type and age only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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Two Audio in Ports

The VPL-CW275 is a two audio in port projector.

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Very Bright Brightness in Economy Mode

The average brightness in economy mode of data projectors of this age and type is 2,400 ANSI lumens. The VPL-CW275 has one of the brightest brightness in economy mode (4,200 ANSI lumens) amongst projectors of this age.

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Fairly Big Lamp Power

The Sony VPL-CW275 has a fairly big lamp power (280 Watts) compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the VPL-CW275. Across all the 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the VPL-CW275 the lamp power range from 140W to 400W.

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Resolution

The VPL-CW275 has a maximum native resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more native resolution than the most frequently found native resolution of XGA (1024x768). Projectors of this spec and age native resolutions range from SVGA (800x600) to 1080p (1920x1080).

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100V AC Input Voltage

This data projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate

This data projector has a 100 Mbit/s ethernet LAN data transfer rate, which is typical of many projectors of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Very Low Power Consumption During PowerSave

Across all the 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-CW275 the power consumption during PowerSave range from 0.1W to 330W, and the average power consumption during PowerSave is 170W. With a power consumption during PowerSave of only 0.5 Watts, the VPL-CW275 has a quite low power consumption during PowerSave compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that were launched around the same time as the VPL-CW275.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Like most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-CW275, the Sony VPL-CW275 does not support Full HD projection.

We think you might also be interested in alternative multimedia projectors which also support Full HD projection including the Hitachi CP-WX8255A which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

Most projectors of this spec and age do not support 3D image projection. The VPL-CW275 is no exception to this as it too does not support 3D image projection.

There are a number of other multimedia projectors which also support 3D image projection that you might also want to consider including the NEC NP-M311W which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the VPL-CW275, the Sony VPL-CW275 does not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of alternative data projectors which also support WiFi connectivity which you might want to consider including the NEC NP-UM330 ($1,640.31) which also has a higher rating.

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1 Other reason to consider the Sony VPL-CW275

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Sony released the VPL-CW275.

Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Brightness in Economy Mode
Zoom Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Resolution
Projection Technology
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Focus Mode
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
3D-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Microphone Input
Audio Out Port
Audio in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display Language
Multimedia
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Power Consumption During PowerSave
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Battery
Battery Technology
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Storage Range
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features
Compatibility
Aspect Ratio
Effective Sensor Resolution

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $97.85
Electricity cost when on standby $17.01
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Total running cost over 5 years $114.86
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Sony VPL-CW275uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.74 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
20
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 20 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony p150961, sony p166055, sony p150961p, sony p166055p
Barcodes 00027242859715, 00272428597152, 00619712797711, 00711719113003, 04905524904048

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