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Sony VDL-DX140
Sony VDL-DX140

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Sony VDL-DX140 Projector

2500:1 XGA (1024x768) 3,200 ANSI Lumens 1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Nov 2012
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Projector Brightness Supported Graphics Resolutions Release Date $67.50 Electricity cost over 5 years

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Sony Has OK Projector Reviews

We assessed average ratings for each data projector manufacturer and found that whilst Sony has ok ratings across all multimedia projectors, Sony has unexceptional ratings specifically for its 2500:1 contrast ratio data projectors.

Over Two Years Old

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

Has a Built-In Speaker

Most of the other projectors that are older than two years, including the Sony VDL-DX140, have a built-in speaker.

We think you might also be interested in other projectors with a built-in speaker including a higher Kagoo Rating™ product such as the Sony VPL-DX100, or the Vivitek D795WT.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Like most of the other 2500:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago, the VDL-DX140 does not support Full HD projection.

It is worth considering alternative data projectors with a Full HD projection including the LG PB62G, the Sony VPL-DW125, or the Infocus IN8601.

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Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

Like most of the other 2500:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for more than two years, the VDL-DX140 does not support 3D image projection.

There are a number of different projectors with a 3D image projection that you might want to consider including the LG PB62G, or the Infocus IN8601.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Sony VDL-DX140 does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other 2500:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are older than two years also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in different projectors with a WiFi connectivity including the Sony VPLSW536M.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

This data projector supports graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA) and 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), which is typical of many multimedia projectors of this age and spec.

It is worth also looking at other projectors that support graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA) and 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) including a better rated data projector such as the Sony VPLDX120.

If you would prefer a data projector with a higher resolution then you might want to also look at the VPLSW536M (1600 x 1200 (UXGA and higher rated),1280 x 800 (WXGA and higher rated) and higher rated), the VPLDW120 (1280 x 800 (WXGA and higher rated), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA and higher rated) and higher rated), or the VPL-SW526C (1280 x 800 (WXGA and higher rated),1600 x 1200 (UXGA and higher rated) and higher rated) all from Sony.

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Bright Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of data projectors of this age and spec is 500 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 7,000 ANSI lumens. At 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Sony VDL-DX140 has a fairly bright projector brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been around for a similar time to the VDL-DX140.

We compared this projector to all the other 3200 ANSI lumens brightness projectors and we think a better rated data projector such as the VPL-DX140 ($336.65), and the VPL-DX145 ($999.99) both from Sony are also worth considering.

If this projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might want to consider the Sony VPL-FX500L ($3,888.88) (7000 ANSI lumens and higher rated), or the Panasonic PT-DW740ELS (7000 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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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 projectors of a similar type and age to it.

We think you might also be interested in other data projectors that have a resolution of XGA (1024x768) including a higher Kagoo Rating™ multimedia projector such as the Vivitek D791ST, the Hitachi CP-DX300, or the Sony VPLDX120.

If the resolution of this Sony data projector is too low for you then you might want to also look at the Panasonic PT-DW740ELS (WXGA (1280x800 and higher rated) and higher rated), the Vivitek D795WT (WXGA (1280x800 and higher rated) and higher rated), or the Sony VPLDW120 (WXGA (1280x800 and higher rated) and higher rated).

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Long Lamp Service Life

Projectors that are more than two years old have lamp service lives of between 1,500h and 30,000h. The VDL-DX140 has a quite long lamp service life (7,000 hours) compared to most of the other 2500:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are more than two years old.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

With a service life of lamp in economic mode of only 3,000 hours, the VDL-DX140 has one of the shorter service life of lamp in economic mode amongst 2500:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age. The shortest service life of lamp in economic mode of comparable spec data projectors that have been around for more than two years is 2,000h and the longest is 8,000h.

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Very Dim Brightness in Economy Mode

The brightness in economy mode of comparable spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as the VDL-DX140 range from 1,500 ANSI lumens to 5,600 ANSI lumens, and the average brightness in economy mode is 2,000 ANSI lumens. At only 1,600 ANSI lumen, the Sony VDL-DX140 has a quite dim brightness in economy mode compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the VDL-DX140.

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Very High Power Consumption During PowerSave

The power consumption during PowerSave of projectors of this type and age range from 0.46W to 190W, and the average power consumption during PowerSave is 47W. When compared to other 2500:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VDL-DX140 that we have checked, the Sony VDL-DX140's power consumption during PowerSave of 186 Watts is one of the highest.

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A Bit Short

The average height of multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago is 110mm. With a height of only 75 millimeters, the Sony VDL-DX140 is one of the shorter 2500:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched around the same time as the VDL-DX140 amongst 2500:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age.

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