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Sony VPL-DX142
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Sony VPL-DX142 Projector

3000:1 XGA (1024x768) 3,200 ANSI Lumens Aug 2014
Contrast Ratio Native Projector Resolution Projector Brightness Built-In Speaker Release Date
The VPL-DX142 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 Projectors Have Good Reviews

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

Has a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-DX142 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the VPL-DX142 also have a built-in speaker.

We compared all the other data projectors with a built-in speaker to this projector and we think the Sony VPL-DX127[plb_2514843_price] which is cheaper; or the Sony VPL-DW127[plb_2512334_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

We compared this projector to all the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker and we think the Sony VPL-DW122[plb_2514842_price] is also worth considering.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The Sony VPL-DX142 has one of the longer service life of lamp in economic mode (10,000 hours) amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The service life of lamp in economic mode of similar spec data projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-DX142 range from 230h to 20,000h, and the average service life of lamp in economic mode is 5,800h.

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Quite Long Lamp Service Life

At 5,000 hours, the VPL-DX142 has a quite long lamp service life compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago. Across all the 3000:1 contrast ratio 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 typical of many projectors of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Narrow

With a width of only 315 millimeters, the VPL-DX142 is quite narrow compared to most of the other projectors of a similar age and type to the VPL-DX142. Comparable spec data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the VPL-DX142 have widths of between 120mm and 510mm, and the average width is 360mm.

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Very Light

The average weight of projectors of this age and spec is 4.9kg. With a weight of only 2.5 kilograms, the VPL-DX142 is one of the lighter 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

Like most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to the VPL-DX142, the VPL-DX142 does not support 3D image projection.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Like most of the other projectors of a similar type and age to the VPL-DX142, the VPL-DX142 does not support Full HD projection.

Alternative multimedia projectors which also support Full HD projection that you might want to look at include the Epson 475Wi[plb_1778250_price].

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Sony VPL-DX142 does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The Sony VPL-DX142 has one of the lower RMS rated power (only 1 Watt) amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The lowest RMS rated power of data projectors of a similar type and age to the VPL-DX142 is 0.5W and the highest is 20W.

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Quite Small Lamp Power

The smallest lamp power of 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the VPL-DX142 is 140W and the biggest is 400W. At only 210 Watts, the VPL-DX142 has a quite small lamp power compared to most of the other projectors that were launched around the same time as the VPL-DX142.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port

The Sony VPL-DX142 is a one VGA (D-Sub) port multimedia projector.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony VPL-DX142

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Sony VPL-DX142 has a fairly standard projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec.

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XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

The VPL-DX142 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

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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
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
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

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $54.37
Electricity cost when on standby $2.84
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Total running cost over 5 years $57.21
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0.37T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.37 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
10
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00027242882201, 04053162599161, 04905524984057

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