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Sony VPL-DX122 Projector

3000:1 XGA (1024x768) 2,600 ANSI Lumens Aug 2014
Contrast Ratio Native Projector Resolution Projector Brightness Built-In Speaker Release Date
The VPL-DX122 is packed with features optimised for the business and education markets at a reasonable price. The projector is compact and lightweight, with its simple design making it very easy... More
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7 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Multimedia Projector Reviews

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

Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other similar spec projectors that have been around for more than two years, the VPL-DX122 has a built-in speaker.

We compared all the other projectors with a built-in speaker to this multimedia projector and we think because of it's better review score, the Epson 475Wi[plb_1778250_price], and the Sony VPL-DX127[plb_2514843_price] is also worth considering.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other projectors with a built-in speaker and we think the NEC M271[plb_1475530_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

At 10,000 hours, the VPL-DX122 has a quite long service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other projectors that have been around for more than two years. The average service life of lamp in economic mode of multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to the VPL-DX122 is 5,800h, and the service life of lamp in economic mode range from 230h to 20,000h.

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Quite Long Lamp Service Life

At 5,000 hours, the VPL-DX122 has a quite long lamp service life compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been available for more than two years. Across all the similar spec multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago the lamp service lives range from 1,500h to 30,000h.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Narrow

The narrowest 3000:1 contrast ratio data projector that was released more than two years ago is 120mm wide and the widest is 510mm. At only 315 millimeters, the Sony VPL-DX122 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VPL-DX122.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 2.5 kilograms, the Sony VPL-DX122 is fairly light compared to most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and type to the VPL-DX122. 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-DX122 have weights of between 230g and 30kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The Sony VPL-DX122 does not support 3D image projection. Most of the other projectors that have been around for more than two years also do not support 3D image projection.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Like most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for more than two years, the VPL-DX122 does not support Full HD projection.

It is worth also looking at other projectors which also support Full HD projection including the Epson 475Wi[plb_1778250_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the VPL-DX122 do not support WiFi connectivity. The VPL-DX122 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the VPL-DX122 range from 100 ANSI lumens to 8,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,500 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of only 2,600 ANSI lumens, the Sony VPL-DX122 has one of the dimmer projector brightness amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

There are a number of other 2,600 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the VPL-DW122[pl_2514842_price], or the VPL-DX127[pl_2514843_price] both from Sony or the Epson 475Wi[plb_1778250_price].

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of only 1 Watt, the VPL-DX122 has one of the lower RMS rated power amongst projectors of this age. The lowest RMS rated power of 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the VPL-DX122 is 0.5W and the highest is 20W.

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Very Dim Brightness in Economy Mode

The dimmest brightness in economy mode of data projectors of this spec and age is 1,500 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 4,400 ANSI lumens. At only 1,700 ANSI lumen, the Sony VPL-DX122 has a fairly dim brightness in economy mode compared to most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the VPL-DX122.

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Very Dim Colour Light Output

Across all the multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VPL-DX122 the colour light outputs range from 2,500 ANSI lumens to 5,000 ANSI lumens, and the average colour light output is 3,100 ANSI lumens. The VPL-DX122 has a quite dim colour light output (only 2,600 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Lamp Power

The average lamp power of similar spec projectors that have been available for more than two years is 240W. At only 210 Watts, the Sony VPL-DX122 has a fairly small lamp power compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port

The VPL-DX122 is a one VGA (D-Sub) port multimedia projector. Most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than two years have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony VPL-DX122

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

The VPL-DX122 has a maximum resolution of XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than the most frequently found native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Colour Light Output
Brightness in Economy Mode
Zoom Capability
Zoom Ratio
Supported Aspect 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
Focus Mode
Video
3D Image Projection
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
DVI Port
CardBus PCMCIA Slot Type
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
HDMI Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Optical Disc Player
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Heat Dissipation
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display Language
HDCP
Multimedia
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
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Maximum Power Consumption
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
USB Powered
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Cable Included

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Worked out of the box with my windows laptop but no been very impressed using my Mac book air, adapters maybe the cause but they work fine in other monitors so can only think that its not the most... Read more…

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $54.26
Electricity cost when on standby $2.84
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Total running cost over 5 years $57.10
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.37 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00027242882195, 04053162642379, 04905524984040

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