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Sony VPL-EX255

Sony VPLEX255KIT Projector

3300:1 XGA (1024x768) 3,300 ANSI Lumens Jul 2014
Contrast Ratio Native Projector Resolution Projector Brightness Built-In Speaker Release Date
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4 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors

On average projectors from Sony are rated 89 out of 100, which is in the top 16% of all projector manufacturers that we have looked at.

Has a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-EX255 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-EX255 also have a built-in speaker.

Other projectors with a built-in speaker currently available which you might also want to consider include the HD26[pl_2415611_price], the H181X[pl_2591464_price], or the HD141[pl_2415610_price] all from Optoma which has better reviews.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The VPL-EX255 is a three VGA (D-Sub) port projector.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The lowest RMS rated power of projectors of this spec and age is 1W and the highest is 20W. At 16 Watts, the VPL-EX255 has a fairly high RMS rated power compared to most of the other data projectors of this age and type.

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7 Reasons Against

Only 100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most frequently found AC input voltage on similar spec multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The VPL-EX255 does not support 3D image projection. Most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to the VPL-EX255 also do not support 3D image projection.

There are a number of alternative data projectors which also support 3D image projection which you might also want to consider including the HD26[pl_2415611_price], the H181X[pl_2591464_price], or the HD141[pl_2415610_price] all from Optoma which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Most comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VPL-EX255 do not support Full HD projection. The VPL-EX255 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD projection.

Other data projectors which also support Full HD projection that you might want to look at include the HD26[pl_2415611_price], the H181X[pl_2591464_price], or the HD141[pl_2415610_price] all from Optoma.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most similar spec projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VPL-EX255 do not support WiFi connectivity. The Sony VPL-EX255 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The average service life of lamp in economic mode of data projectors of this age and spec is 6,200h, and the service life of lamp in economic mode range from 2,000h to 30,000h. With a service life of lamp in economic mode of only 3,000 hours, the VPL-EX255 has a quite short service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to the VPL-EX255.

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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 similar spec multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years.

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Only One HDMI Port

The VPL-EX255 is a one HDMI port projector.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony VPL-EX255

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this Sony data projector was released.

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,300 ANSI lumens, the VPL-EX255 has a fairly typical projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to the VPL-EX255.

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XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the VPL-EX255 is XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than the most common native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
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
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
DVI Port
S-Video Input
CardBus PCMCIA Slot Type
Headphone Output
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate
Storage
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
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
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type

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Running Cost

Hours of Use Per Day: hours
Show running costs over: years
Electricity cost when switched on $59.52
Electricity cost when on standby $29.09
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Electricity price $per kilowatt hour
Annual electricity price inflation %
Water cost when switched on
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Water price $per litre
Annual water price inflation %
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Total running cost over 5 years $88.61
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0.57T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.57 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

Barcodes 00027242881785, 00272428817854, 04905524983388

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$29.72 Cheaper to Run
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Fifteen Times Lower RMS Rated Power

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$ 829.95 $669.95
70% Longer Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
1,000h Longer Lamp Service Life
400 ANSI Lumens Brighter Brightness in Economy Mode
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3% Higher Running Costs Over Five Years
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