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Sony VPL-EW348

Sony VPL-EW348 Projector

3700:1 WXGA (1280x800) 29dB 4,200 ANSI Lumens Sep 2015
Contrast Ratio Native Projector Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date
The VPL-EW348 outputs powerful 4,200 lumens Color Light Output yet designed to deliver a low total cost of ownership with its economical portable design and up to 10,000 hours expected lamp life.... More
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8 Reasons For

Good Brand

Multimedia projectors built by Sony are some of the better multimedia projectors according to average expert and user reviews.

Supports Full HD Projection

The VPL-EW348 supports Full HD projection. Most of the other multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the VPL-EW348 also support Full HD projection.

There are a number of alternative data projectors which support Full HD projection currently available which you might also want to look at including cheaper data projectors such as the VPL-EW345 ($1,189.95), or the VPL-EW315 both from Sony.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Sony VPL-EW348 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other 3700:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the VPL-EW348.

There are a number of alternative multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker currently available that you might also want to consider including the VPL-EW345 ($1,189.95), or the VPL-EW315 both from Sony which is cheaper.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

The VPL-EW348 supports a maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of the most common graphics resolution of 640 x 480 (VGA). Across all comparable spec projectors that were released around the same time as the VPL-EW348 the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 (VGA) to 4096 x 2160.

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Fairly Big Matrix Size

The average matrix size of data projectors of a comparable spec and age to the VPL-EW348 is 0.64", and the matrix sizes range from 0.45" to 0.96". The VPL-EW348 has one of the bigger matrix sizes (0.75 inches) amongst comparable spec projectors of this age.

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Fairly Bright Colour Light Output

At 4,200 ANSI lumens, the VPL-EW348 has a quite bright colour light output compared to most of the other projectors that were released more than a year ago. The dimmest colour light output of similar spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VPL-EW348 is 1,800 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 5,200 ANSI lumens.

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Fairly Bright White Light Output

With a white light output of 4,200 ANSI lumens, the VPL-EW348 has a quite bright white light output compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-EW348. The average white light output of data projectors that came out around the same time as the VPL-EW348 is 3,300 ANSI lumens.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

With a noise level of only 29 decibels, the VPL-EW348 has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that have been around for more than a year. The noise levels of projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VPL-EW348 range from 22dB to 45dB, and the average noise level is 35dB.

There are a number of other 29dB noise level multimedia projectors currently available which you might want to consider including the VPL-EW315, or the VPL-EW345 ($1,189.95) both from Sony which is cheaper.

If you don't mind having a louder noise level then you might want to consider the NEC M353WS (30dB) which is also higher rated.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The VPL-EW348 does not support 3D image projection, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other data projectors of a comparable spec and age to the VPL-EW348 also do not support 3D image projection.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Sony VPL-EW348 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the VPL-EW348 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate

This data projector has a 10|100 Mbit/s ethernet LAN data transfer rate, which is typical of many projectors that have been available for a similar time to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony VPL-EW348

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this data projector was released.

Average Projector Brightness

At 4,200 ANSI lumens, the VPL-EW348 has a relatively standard projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age.

There are a number of other 4,200 ANSI lumens brightness multimedia projectors currently available which you might want to consider including cheaper projectors such as the Sony VPL-EW345 ($1,189.95).

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

This multimedia projector has a native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many projectors of this age and type.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Colour Light Output
White Light Output
Zoom Capability
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Type
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Focus Mode
Video
Graphics Resolution
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
S-Video Input
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate
Performance
Noise Level
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
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Input Frequency
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Storage Range
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Other Features
Power Requirement

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $84.10
Electricity cost when on standby $2.84
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Total running cost over 5 years $86.94
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Sony VPL-EW348uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.56T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.56 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony p231216, sony vplew348, sony c04yza00, sony p231216p, sony c04yzs00, sony 1280x800, sony 4548736009790, hpdellapple 1280x800
Barcodes 00027242889897, 04058829196547, 04548736009790
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