The VPL-DX120 is ideal for a range of business applications, especially small office and home office use. Designed with a sleek and stylish look, the flexible and compact new models also have the...
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Has a Built-In Speaker
Like most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and spec to the VPL-DX120, the VPL-DX120 has a built-in speaker.
Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
The VPL-DX120 has one of the longer service life of lamp in economic mode (7,000 hours) amongst 2500:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The shortest service life of lamp in economic mode of projectors that were launched more than two years ago is 2,000h and the longest is 8,000h.
The narrowest data projector of this age and type is 150mm wide and the widest is 650mm. The VPL-DX120 is quite narrow (only 315 millimeters) compared to most of the other data projectors of this type and age.
1.2:1 Zoom Ratio
This projector supports a 1.2:1 zoom ratio, which is typical of many similar spec data projectors that came out more than two years ago.
The VPL-DX120 is quite light (only 2.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other projectors of this age and type. The lightest 2500:1 contrast ratio data projector that came out more than two years ago is 470g heavy and the heaviest is 47kg.
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Does Not Support Full HD Projection
Like most of the other projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VPL-DX120, the VPL-DX120 does not support Full HD projection.
Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity
The Sony VPL-DX120 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other projectors that have been around for more than two years also do not support WiFi connectivity.
Does Not Support 3D Image Projection
Like most of the other 2500:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a similar time to the VPL-DX120, the VPL-DX120 does not support 3D image projection.
Very Low RMS Rated Power
The average RMS rated power of projectors of this age and type is 5W. The VPL-DX120 has a fairly low RMS rated power (only 1 Watt) compared to most of the other 2500:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.
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Released Over Four Years Ago
Sony released the VPL-DX120 over four years ago.
XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution
This projector has a native projector resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is typical of many 2500:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago.
Average Projector Brightness
At 2,600 ANSI lumens, the Sony VPL-DX120 has a fairly average projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of a similar type and age to the VPL-DX120.
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Native Projector Resolution
2,600 ANSI lumens
Brightness in Economy Mode
1,700 ANSI lumens
Compatible Screen Size
30 - 300
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Service Life
Analog Signal Format System
NTSC, NTSC 3.58, NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL, PAL M, PAL, PAL N, SECAM
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