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Sony VPL-SW225
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Sony VPL-SW225 Projector

3000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 2,600 ANSI Lumens 1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Feb 2014
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Low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for widescreen, short throw, high brightness projector The VPL-SW225 short throw projector has a number of features to present high quality images while keeping... More
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Top Seller

According to sales data from Amazon, the VPL-SW225 is a popular choice amongst people who bought multimedia projectors in the last 3 months.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Data Projectors

Data projectors manufactured by Sony are some of the better data projectors according to average user and expert reviews.

Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to the VPL-SW225, the VPL-SW225 has a built-in speaker.

Alternative projectors with a built-in speaker currently available that you might also want to look at include cheaper projectors such as the CP-CW250WN, or the CP-CW300WN both from Hitachi or the Panasonic PT-VW340.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

The Sony VPL-SW225 supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's 8% more resolution than a 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-SW225. 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) is also supported by this data projector. In addition, this projector support graphics resolutions of 1280 x 720 (HD 720) and 1280 x 800 (WXGA) and 640 x 480 (VGA). The best resolution of all comparable spec projectors that have been available for a similar time to the VPL-SW225 is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) and the worst is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

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

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

Multimedia projectors of this type and age have service life of lamp in economic mode of between 230h and 20,000h. With a service life of lamp in economic mode of 10,000 hours, the VPL-SW225 has a quite long service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Long Lamp Service Life

The shortest lamp service life of data projectors of this spec and age is 1,500h, the longest is 30,000h, and the average lamp service life is 4,400h. At 6,000 hours, the VPL-SW225 has a quite long lamp service life compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the VPL-SW225.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most frequently found AC input voltage on 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate

This projector has a 10|100 Mbit/s ethernet LAN data transfer rate, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data transfer rate on 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

Most projectors of this type and age do not support 3D image projection. The VPL-SW225 is no exception to this as it too does not support 3D image projection.

We compared this projector to all the other multimedia projectors with a 3D image projection and we think the Infocus IN3126 is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The VPL-SW225 does not support Full HD projection, although keep in mind that most of the other data projectors that were launched around the same time as the VPL-SW225 also do not support Full HD projection.

We compared all the other multimedia projectors which also support Full HD projection to this multimedia projector and we think the CP-CW300WN, or the CP-CX300WN both from Hitachi which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The VPL-SW225 does not support WiFi connectivity, although keep in mind that most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the VPL-SW225 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of alternative data projectors which also support WiFi connectivity which you might also want to consider including the Hitachi CP-WX4022 ($1,022.99).

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of data projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the VPL-SW225 is 100 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 8,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,500 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of only 2,600 ANSI lumens, the VPL-SW225 has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of this age and type.

We compared all the other 2,600 ANSI lumens brightness projectors to this multimedia projector and we think cheaper multimedia projectors such as the Hitachi CP-CW250WN is also worth considering.

If this 3000:1 contrast ratio data projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might also want to look at the Hitachi CP-CW300WN (3,100 ANSI lumens and cheaper), or the Sony VPL-DX147 ($779.95) (3,200 ANSI lumens and cheaper).

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Very Dim Brightness in Economy Mode

The Sony VPL-SW225 has one of the dimmer brightness in economy mode (only 1,700 ANSI lumen) amongst projectors of this age. Across all the multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to the VPL-SW225 the brightness in economy mode range from 1,500 ANSI lumens to 4,400 ANSI lumens.

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1 Other reason to consider the Sony VPL-SW225

Released Over Two Years Ago

This 3000:1 contrast ratio data projector has been on the market for over two years.

Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Maximum Digital Resolution
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Colour Light Output
Brightness in Economy Mode
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
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Heat Dissipation
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display Language
Other Supported Operating System
Multimedia
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Power Consumption During PowerSave
Maximum Power Consumption
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Battery
Battery Technology
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Storage Range
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $62.65
Electricity cost when on standby $2.87
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Total running cost over 5 years $65.52
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Sony VPL-SW225uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.42T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.42 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00012304736721, 00027242869158, 04905524938890, 04923113166806
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