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Sony VPL-DX270
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Sony VPL-DX270 Projector

4000:1 XGA (1024x768) 41dB 3,500 ANSI Lumens Aug 2016
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The VPL-DX270 XGA projector is a cost-effective yet fully-featured choice for clear, bright presentations in offices, meeting rooms and school classrooms. Light, compact and energy efficient, it's... More
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6 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Projector Reviews

On average projectors from Sony are rated 89%, which is in the top 16% of all projector manufacturers that we have looked at.

Just Released Four Months Ago

The VPL-DX270 was only relased by Sony four months ago. Newer data projectors like this one are likely to have better features.

Has a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-DX270 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that were launched in the last 12 months also have a built-in speaker.

It may also be worth considering one of the other data projectors with a built-in speaker currently available including cheaper projectors such as the Pico Genie M400 Pro[plb_3288158_price], the LG PH450UG[plb_3843261_price], or the Philips PPX3417W[plb_3347906_price].

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

The Sony VPL-DX270 supports a maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's 9% more resolution than the most common graphics resolution of 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+). The resolution of all multimedia projectors that came out in the last year ranges from 640 x 350 to 3840 x 2160.

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Very Bright Projector Brightness

When compared to other recently released battery powered projectors that we have assessed the projector brightness of, the VPL-DX270's projector brightness of 3,500 ANSI lumens is one of the brightest. Battery powered projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-DX270 have projector brightness of between 65 ANSI lumens and 3,500 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 790 ANSI lumens.

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Two HDMI Ports

The Sony VPL-DX270 has more HDMI ports than most of the battery powered projectors that came out around the same time as the VPL-DX270. Most of the recently released battery powered projectors only have one HDMI port, however this multimedia projector has two HDMI ports.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Like most of the other battery powered projectors that have been available for the last year, the VPL-DX270 does not support Full HD projection.

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Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

Like most of the other battery powered projectors that have been around for around the same time as the VPL-DX270, the VPL-DX270 does not support 3D image projection.

There are a number of alternative projectors which also support 3D image projection which you might also want to look at including the Pico Genie M400 Pro[plb_3288158_price], or the LG PH450UG[plb_3843261_price] which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other similar spec projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VPL-DX270, the VPL-DX270 does not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared all the other data projectors which also support WiFi connectivity to this projector and we think the Pico Genie M400 Pro[plb_3288158_price], or the Philips PPX3417W[plb_3347906_price] is also worth considering.

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Only XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the Sony VPL-DX270 is XGA (1024x768). That's 62% less resolution than the most common native projector resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). The worst resolution of all projectors that have been available for around the same time as the VPL-DX270 is WVGA (854x480) and the best is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

New similar spec multimedia projectors have RMS rated power of between 1W and 20W. The VPL-DX270 has a quite low RMS rated power (only 1 Watt) compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that came out around the same time as the VPL-DX270.

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Very Short Lamp Service Life

Across all the battery powered projectors that have been on the market for the last year the lamp service lives range from 3,000h to 30,000h, and the average lamp service life is 21,000h. At only 3,000 hours, the Sony VPL-DX270 has a fairly short lamp service life compared to most of the other battery powered projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the VPL-DX270.

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Very Low Maximum Vertical Synchronization

The lowest maximum vertical synchronization of similar spec projectors that came out in the last 12 months is 0.092kHz and the highest is 120kHz. The Sony VPL-DX270 has one of the lower maximum vertical synchronization (only 0.092 kilohertz) amongst projectors of this age.

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Heavy

The lightest similar spec projector that has been available for a comparable time to the VPL-DX270 is 130g heavy, the heaviest is 3.6kg, and the average weight is 1kg. With a weight of 2.7 kilograms, the VPL-DX270 is quite heavy compared to most of the other recently released battery powered projectors.

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Very Loud Noise Level

When compared to other recently released battery powered projectors that we have checked, the VPL-DX270's noise level of 41 decibels is one of the loudest. Across all the battery powered projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-DX270 the noise levels range from 28dB to 41dB.

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Very Loud Noise Level in Economy Mode

The quietest noise level in economy mode of battery powered projectors that came out around the same time as the VPL-DX270 is 28dB and the loudest is 35dB. When compared to other recently released battery powered projectors that we have assessed, the noise level in economy mode of the VPL-DX270 of 35 decibels is one of the loudest.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Minimum Vertical Synchronization
Maximum Horizontal Synchronization
Maximum Vertical Synchronization
Minimum Horizontal Synchronization
Brightness in Economy Mode
Zoom Capability
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
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Focus Mode
Video
Graphics Resolution
Video Mode
Video Colour Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
On Screen Display Language
Multimedia
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Colour
Product Type
Display
Display Resolution
Power
Power Source
AC Adapter Output 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
Cable Included

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony vpldx270, sony 1024x768
Barcodes 04548736032521
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