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Sony VPL-DX147
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Sony VPL-DX147 Projector

3000:1 XGA (1024x768) 38dB 3,200 ANSI Lumens Aug 2014
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The VPL-DX147 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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10 Reasons For

Sony Projectors Have Good Reviews

Projectors produced by Sony generally have good reviews compared to other brands.

Has a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-DX147 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years.

There are a number of other data projectors with a built-in speaker currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the M311[pl_1475527_price], or the VE281[pl_1473677_price] both from NEC.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other projectors with a built-in speaker and we think the Hitachi CP-CX300WN[plb_2172494_price] is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Matrix Size

The matrix sizes of similar spec projectors that have been around for more than two years range from 0.55" to 0.75", and the average matrix size is 0.61". With a matrix size of 0.63 inches, the VPL-DX147 has a quite big matrix size compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

Across all the similar spec data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years the service life of lamp in economic mode range from 230h to 20,000h. At 10,000 hours, the VPL-DX147 has a quite long service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the VPL-DX147.

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Very Big Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of comparable spec projectors that were launched around the same time as the VPL-DX147 range from 1.3x to 4x. With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the VPL-DX147 has a very big digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VPL-DX147.

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Fairly Bright Colour Light Output

The VPL-DX147 has a quite bright colour light output (3,200 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age. Multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to the VPL-DX147 have colour light outputs of between 2,500 ANSI lumens and 5,000 ANSI lumens.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This data projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most frequently found AC input voltage on data projectors of a similar age and spec to it.

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Narrow

Projectors of this spec and age have widths of between 120mm and 510mm. With a width of only 315 millimeters, the VPL-DX147 is one of the narrower projectors that were released more than two years ago amongst projectors of this age.

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Light

At only 2.6 kilograms, the Sony VPL-DX147 is quite light compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type. The average weight of multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the VPL-DX147 is 4.9kg.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate

This multimedia projector has a 10|100 Mbit/s ethernet LAN data transfer rate, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data transfer rate on projectors of a comparable age and spec to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The VPL-DX147 does not support 3D image projection. Most of the other projectors of this age and spec also do not support 3D image projection.

There are a number of other projectors which also support 3D image projection that you might also want to look at including the Infocus IN3126[plb_1475113_price].

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The Sony VPL-DX147 does not support Full HD projection, although this is within the context that most of the other data projectors that came out around the same time as the VPL-DX147 also do not support Full HD projection.

There are a number of alternative projectors which also support Full HD projection which you might want to look at including the CP-CX300WN[pl_2172494_price], or the CP-CW300WN[pl_2411979_price] both from Hitachi.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age, the VPL-DX147 does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

At only 1 Watt, the VPL-DX147 has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to the VPL-DX147. The RMS rated power of 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago range from 0.5W to 20W.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port

The Sony VPL-DX147 is a one VGA (D-Sub) port multimedia projector. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-DX147 have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

The noise levels of projectors that came out around the same time as the VPL-DX147 range from 26dB to 45dB. With a noise level of 38 decibels, the VPL-DX147 has a quite loud noise level compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-DX147.

We compared all the other 38dB noise level data projectors to this projector and we think a cheaper projector such as the VPL-DW122[pl_2514842_price], and the VPL-DX127[pl_2514843_price] both from Sony or you might consider a higher rated projector such as the Sony VPL-DW127[plb_2512334_price] are also worth considering.

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Very Loud Noise Level in Economy Mode

The noise level in economy mode of the VPL-DX147 of 35 decibels is one of the loudest amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the VPL-DX147. Across all the data projectors of this type and age the noise levels in economy mode range from 26dB to 35dB, and the average noise level in economy mode is 30dB.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony VPL-DX147

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Sony released the VPL-DX147.

Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens, the VPL-DX147 has a fairly standard projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec.

We compared all the other 3,200 ANSI lumens brightness projectors to this projector and we think the Sony VPL-DX142[plb_2446393_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the VPL-DX147 is XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than a WXGA (1280x800) data projector, which is the most common resolution.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Minimum Vertical Synchronization
Maximum Horizontal Synchronization
Maximum Vertical Synchronization
Minimum Horizontal Synchronization
Colour Light Output
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
Digital Zoom
Focus Mode
Video
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
DVI Port
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
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
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Maximum Power Consumption
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Power Consumption (network Standby)
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

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

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Show running costs over: years
Electricity cost when switched on $54.61
Electricity cost when on standby $2.84
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Total running cost over 5 years $57.45
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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 00027242882232, 04053162754393, 04905524984088, 05052184726103

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