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Sony VPL-GTZ280
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Sony VPL-GTZ280 Projector

20000:1 DCI 4K (4096 X 2160) 30dB 2,000 ANSI Lumens Jun 2016
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4K SXRD laser projector with 2,000 lumens (up to 5,000 lumens with optional license) output and accurate reproduction of high-speed motion for simulation application Smooth, precise moving images... More
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3 Reasons For

Good Brand

Sony is one of the better rated data projector brands according to average expert and owner review score data that we have collected for all multimedia projectors.

Only Released Six Months Ago

This multimedia projector was only released six months ago.

DCI 4K (4096 X 2160) Native Projector Resolution

The VPL-GTZ280 has a maximum resolution of DCI 4K (4096 x 2160). That's over eight times the resolution of a WXGA (1280x800) data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

A DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) native projector resolution is actually the best resolution across all latest projectors.

Across similar types of projector the worst resolution is SVGA (800x600).

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Sony VPL-GTZ280 does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the VPL-GTZ280 which have a built-in speaker.

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Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

Most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-GTZ280 support 3D image projection, however the VPL-GTZ280 does not support 3D image projection.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The VPL-GTZ280 does not support Full HD projection. Most of the other new comparable spec data projectors do support Full HD projection.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most projectors that were launched in the last 12 months do not support WiFi connectivity. The VPL-GTZ280 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

At only 2,000 ANSI lumens, the VPL-GTZ280 has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VPL-GTZ280. Newly released projectors have projector brightness of between 300 ANSI lumens and 5,400 ANSI lumens.

Projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might be worth looking at include the A1500 (3,000 ANSI lumens), or the A1200 (3,200 ANSI lumens) both from Acer or the Optoma DH1010i (3,000 ANSI lumens).

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port

The Sony VPL-GTZ280 is a one VGA (D-Sub) port multimedia projector.

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Very Heavy

The weights of new similar spec data projectors range from 110g to 40kg. When compared to other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the VPL-GTZ280 that we have assessed the weight of, the VPL-GTZ280's weight of 40 kilograms is one of the heaviest.

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1 Other reason to consider the Sony VPL-GTZ280

Average Noise Level

At 30 decibels, the VPL-GTZ280 has a pretty average noise level compared to most of the other new multimedia projectors.

Other multimedia projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the H5381BD (30dB), or the P1285 TCO (30dB) both from Acer.

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RS-232 Port
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Noise Level
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Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
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Cable Included
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