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Sony VPL-EX241

Sony VPL-EX241 Projector

3000:1 XGA (1024x768) 3,200 ANSI Lumens 1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Oct 2012
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The VPL-EX241 is economically designed with a compact body filled with energy and cost saving features. In addition, a variety of network functions, rich inputs and outputs are available. This... More
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5 Reasons For

1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

This multimedia projector supports graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA) and 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), which is the most commonly supported graphics resolution on 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to it.

There are a number of other data projectors that support graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA) and 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) that you might want to consider including a higher scoring product such as the Sony VPL-EX245, or the NEC NP-M271X ($400.00).

If the resolution of this projector is not high enough for you then you might want to consider the UM330 ($582.00) (720 x 480, 1280 x 960, 1600 x 900, 1024 x 768 (XGA and higher rated), 1152 x 864 (XGA+ and higher rated), 1280 x 720 (HD 720 and higher rated), 1280 x 768 (WXGA and higher rated), 1280 x 800 (WXGA and higher rated), 1360 x 768 (WXGA and higher rated), 1366 х 768, 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+ and higher rated), 1440 x 900 (WXGA+ and higher rated), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA and higher rated), 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+ and higher rated), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080 and higher rated), 640 x 480 (VGA and higher rated), 800 x 600 (SVG and higher rated), the VE281 (720 x 480, 720 x 576, 832 x 624, 1152 x 870, 1024 x 768 (XGA and higher rated), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA and higher rated), 1280 x 720 (HD 720 and higher rated), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+ and higher rated), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA and higher rated), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080 and higher rated), 640 x 480 (VGA and higher rated), 800 x 600 (SVGA and higher rated) and higher rated), or the M361X (720 x 480, 720 x 576, 832 x 624, 1152 x 870, 1280 x 960, 1600 x 900, 1024 x 768 (XGA and higher rated), 1152 x 864 (XGA+ and higher rated), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA and higher rated), 1280 x 720 (HD 720 and higher rated), 1280 x 768 (WXGA and higher rated), 1280 x 800 (WXGA and higher rated), 1366 х 768, 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+ and higher rated), 1440 x 900 (WXGA+ and higher rated), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA and higher rated), 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+ and higher rated), 1920 x 1080 (HD 108 and higher rated) all from NEC.

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Supports Eight Video Modes

The Sony VPL-EX241 has a greater number of supported video mode than most 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This multimedia projector supports a 480p video mode, which is the most commonly supported video mode supported by 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are more than two years old. The video modes "1035i", "1080i", "480i", "540p", "576i", "576p" and "720p" are also supported by this data projector.

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Long Lamp Service Life

The lamp service life of the Sony VPL-EX241 of 7,000 hours is one of the longest amongst comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-EX241. Data projectors of this age and type have lamp service lives of between 2,000h and 30,000h.

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100 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate

This projector has 10 and 100 Mbit/s ethernet LAN data transfer rates, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data transfer rate on data projectors of this age and type.

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A Bit Shallow

The depth of the Sony VPL-EX241 of only 96.2 millimeters is one of the shallowest amongst data projectors of this age and type. The depths of 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are older than two years range from 10mm to 560mm, and the average depth is 300mm.

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8 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

This 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projector received an expert rating of 60% from parentesis.com. Projector experts aren't convinced by this multimedia projector.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

Most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to the VPL-EX241 have a built-in speaker, however the VPL-EX241 which does not have a built-in speaker.

We think you might also be interested in alternative projectors with a built-in speaker including the Epson EB-X12, the Optoma DS317, or the Hitachi CP-DW25WN.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most of the 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VPL-EX241 do not support WiFi connectivity, including the VPL-EX241.

We think you might also be interested in different multimedia projectors with a WiFi connectivity including the BrightLink 436Wi ($1,861.72), the EB-430 LW, or the BrightLink Pro 1410Wi ($3,088.30) all from Epson.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The Sony VPL-EX241 does not support Full HD projection, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the VPL-EX241 also do not support Full HD projection.

There are a number of other projectors with a Full HD projection that you might want to also look at including the CP-WU8460, or the CP-WX8255A both from Hitachi or the Mitsubishi Electric UD740U.

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Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

Most of the projectors of a comparable age and spec to the VPL-EX241, including the VPL-EX241, do not support 3D image projection.

Alternative data projectors with a 3D image projection that you might want to consider include the DW312, or the TW695 both from Optoma or the Mitsubishi Electric UD740U.

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Only 1.3:1 Zoom Ratio

The Sony VPL-EX241 supports a maximum zoom ratio of 1.3:1. That's 50% less zoom ratio than a 1.6:1 projector, which is the most common zoom ratio supported by comparable spec multimedia projectors that are older than two years. The best zoom ratio of all projectors of a comparable age and spec to the VPL-EX241 is 1.7:1 and the worst is 1.05:1.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port

The Sony VPL-EX241 is a one VGA (D-Sub) port multimedia projector. Most of the other comparable spec data projectors that are older than two years have between one and three VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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Quite Tall

When compared to other 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years that we have checked, the Sony VPL-EX241's height of 252 millimeters is one of the tallest. The heights of data projectors that were launched around the same time as the VPL-EX241 range from 5.2mm to 510mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony VPL-EX241

Sony Has OK Reviews for Its Data Projectors

On average Sony projectors are rated 85 out of 100, which is ok compared to the other projector manufacturers that we have assessed.

Over Two Years Old

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

Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens, the VPL-EX241 has a relatively typical projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors of a comparable type and age to the VPL-EX241.

If this multimedia projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might want to consider the UM330 ($582.00) (3300 ANSI lumens and higher rated), or the NP-UM330 ($1,640.31) (3300 ANSI lumens and higher rated) both from NEC or the Optoma TW695 (3500 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the VPL-EX241 is XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than the most common native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

There are a number of alternative data projectors that have a resolution of XGA (1024x768) that you might want to also look at including a higher scoring product such as the EB-1935, or the EB-X12 both from Epson or the Optoma EX685.

Multimedia projectors with a higher resolution that might be worth considering include the EB-425W (WXGA (1280x800 and higher rated) and higher rated), or the EB-1400 (WXGA (1280x800 and higher rated) and higher rated) both from Epson or the Hitachi CP-DW25WN (WXGA (1280x800 and higher rated) and higher rated).

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Specification

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Horizontal Keystone Correction
Zoom Capability
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Compatible Screen Size
Native Resolution
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp Type
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Headphone Output
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
Design
Colour
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Storage Range
Relative Humidity Operational Range
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Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Aspect Ratio

Expert Reviews

(1)
22 January 2013

Este modelo es un básico para cualquier oficina que realice juntas con grupos pequeños de forma constante. Su funcionamiento es bastante sencillo y ofrece un buen rendimiento, así que, si no se...

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Electricity cost when switched on $65.72
Electricity cost when on standby $33.65
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Total running cost over 5 years $99.37
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.64 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 17 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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