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Sony VPL-SX236
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Sony VPL-SX236 Projector

3000:1 XGA (1024x768) 30dB 3,300 ANSI Lumens Jun 2015
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The wall-mountable short throw projector VPL-SX236 is suitable for using a projector with a white board. A Short Throw distance of 75cm for an 80 screen is useful for limited space in a classroom.... More
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Sony Multimedia Projectors Have Good Reviews

We checked the reviews from experts and users of hundreds of projectors to determine an average rating for each projector brand. On average Sony projectors have good reviews from owners and experts.

Has a Built-In Speaker

The Sony VPL-SX236 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the VPL-SX236 also have a built-in speaker.

There are a number of other data projectors with a built-in speaker currently available that you might want to consider including cheaper projectors such as the Sony VPL-SX226.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The VPL-SX236 has more VGA (D-Sub) ports than most of the multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-SX236. Most of the 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released one year ago only have two VGA (D-Sub) ports, however this projector has three VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The service life of lamp in economic mode of 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than a year ago range from 2,500h to 10,000h. At 10,000 hours, the VPL-SX236 has a very long service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-SX236.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The VPL-SX236 has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the similar spec multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the VPL-SX236. This data projector is a two USB 2.0 port projector compared to most of the projectors of this age and type which only have one USB 2.0 port.

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Very Long Lamp Service Life

Across all the data projectors of this type and age the lamp service lives range from 2,000h to 6,000h. At 6,000 hours, the Sony VPL-SX236 has a very long lamp service life compared to most of the other data projectors that were released one year ago.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

The average noise level of 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than a year is 34dB. The Sony VPL-SX236 has one of the quieter noise levels (only 30 decibels) amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

Alternative 30dB noise level multimedia projectors currently available which you might want to consider include cheaper projectors such as the Sony VPL-SX226.

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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 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than a year.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

Most 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the VPL-SX236 do not support 3D image projection. The VPL-SX236 is no exception to this as it too does not support 3D image projection.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The VPL-SX236 does not support Full HD projection, although it is worth noting that most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age also do not support Full HD projection.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The VPL-SX236 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than a year also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Only 1600 X 1200 Pixels Maximum Digital Resolution

The biggest maximum digital resolution of the VPL-SX236 is 1600 x 1200 pixels. That's 7% less maximum digital resolution than the most common maximum digital resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all projectors of this type and age the maximum digital resolution ranges from 1280 x 800 pixels to 1920 x 1200 pixels.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony VPL-SX236

Released Over a Year Ago

This data projector has been on the market for over a year.

Average Projector Brightness

The VPL-SX236 has a pretty standard projector brightness (3,300 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-SX236.

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XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

This projector has a native projector resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is the most commonly found native projector resolution on comparable spec projectors that came out more than a year ago.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Maximum Digital Resolution
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Colour Light Output
White Light Output
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
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
HDMI 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
Maximum Power Consumption
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Power Consumption (network Standby)
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Storage Range
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04058154054536, 04905524996203

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