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Sony VPL-CX236
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Sony VPLCX236KIT Projector

3100:1 XGA (1024x768) 4,100 ANSI Lumens 1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Feb 2015
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Bright, high resolution images, with simple set-up and low running costs for schools or meeting rooms The VPL-CX236 offers installation flexibility, energy efficiency with a low total cost of... More
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4 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Data Projector Reviews

On average multimedia projectors manufactured by Sony are rated 89%, which is in the top 16% of all projector brands that we have analysed.

Has a Built-In Speaker

The Sony VPL-CX236 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other projectors of this spec and age.

There are a number of alternative multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker currently available that you might also want to consider including a cheaper projector such as the Benq SU917 ($1,757.33) or you might consider a higher rated projector such as the Optoma GT5000, or the LG PF1000U ($792.99).

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

The VPL-CX236 supports a maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) multimedia projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by projectors of a similar type and age to the VPL-CX236. This data projector also supports a graphics resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA). Multimedia projectors that were released one year ago graphics resolutions range from 640 x 480 (VGA) (worst) to 4096 x 2160 (best).

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

Most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to the VPL-CX236 only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports, however the VPL-CX236 has three VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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Only 100V AC Input Voltage

This data projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many data projectors of this type and age.

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Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The Sony VPL-CX236 does not support 3D image projection. Most of the other data projectors that have been around for more than a year do support 3D image projection.

Other projectors which also support 3D image projection that you might want to consider include the Optoma GT5000, or the LG PF1000U ($792.99); or the Benq SU917 ($1,757.33).

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The VPL-CX236 does not support Full HD projection, unlike most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-CX236 which support Full HD projection.

Other multimedia projectors which also support Full HD projection that you might also want to consider include the Benq SU917 ($1,757.33); or the Optoma GT5000, or the LG PF1000U ($792.99).

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The VPL-CX236 does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the VPL-CX236 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate

This multimedia projector has a 10|100 Mbit/s ethernet LAN data transfer rate, which is typical of many projectors that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Very Dim Brightness in Economy Mode

The dimmest brightness in economy mode of data projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the VPL-CX236 is 1,900 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 15,000 ANSI lumens, and the average brightness in economy mode is 4,200 ANSI lumens. With a brightness in economy mode of only 2,200 ANSI lumens, the VPL-CX236 has one of the dimmer brightness in economy mode amongst projectors of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony VPL-CX236

Released Over a Year Ago

Sony released the VPL-CX236 over a year ago.

Average Projector Brightness

At 4,100 ANSI lumens, the Sony VPL-CX236 has a pretty typical projector brightness compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the VPL-CX236.

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XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

This projector has a native projector resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is the most frequently found native projector resolution on projectors of a comparable type and age to it.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Brightness in Economy Mode
Zoom Capability
Zoom Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Type
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Focus Mode
Video
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
Serial Interface Type
CardBus PCMCIA Slot Type
Composite Video in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate
Storage
Optical Disc Player
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Heat Dissipation
On Screen Display Language
Multimedia
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
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 Storage Range
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $86.49
Electricity cost when on standby $2.84
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Total running cost over 5 years $89.33
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Sony VPL-CX236uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.58T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.58 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 vplcx236
Barcodes 00027242884335, 04905524989465
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