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Sony VPL-CH355
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Sony VPLCH355KIT Projector

2500:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) 4,000 ANSI Lumens Aug 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Projector Brightness Full HD Release Date
A great fit for demanding middle and large classrooms and meeting rooms where cost is critical The VPL-CH355 delivers an outstanding brightness of 4000 lumens and ultra high-quality images with... More
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8 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

On average Sony 2500:1 contrast ratio projectors have excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all projectors manufactured by Sony.

Supports Full HD

The Sony VPL-CH355 supports full HD. Most of the other projectors of this spec and age do not support full HD.

Other multimedia projectors which support full HD currently available which you might also want to consider include the Sony VPL-CH350[plb_2751969_price] which is cheaper.

Alternative projectors which also support full HD that you might want to consider include the Sony VPL-CH370[plb_2752052_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other 2500:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-CH355, the VPL-CH355 has a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might also want to consider including the VPL-SW536[pl_1482370_price], or the VPL-CH350[pl_2751969_price] both from Sony which is cheaper.

We think you might also be interested in alternative projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the Sony VPL-CH370[plb_2752052_price].

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WUXGA (1920x1200) Projector Native Resolution

The Sony VPL-CH355 has a maximum resolution of WUXGA (1920x1200). That's over two times the resolution of a XGA (1024x768) data projector, which is the most common resolution.

This multimedia projector's resolution (WUXGA (1920x1200)) is in fact the best resolution across all projectors of a comparable age and type to the VPL-CH355.

An XGA (1024x768) projector native resolution is the worst resolution amongst comparable types of multimedia projector.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The VPL-CH355 has more VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys than most of the projectors of this age and spec. This Sony projector is a three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity projector compared to most of the 2500:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago which only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The VPL-CH355 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity multimedia projector.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated powers of 2500:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago range from 1W to 16W. The VPL-CH355 has one of the higher RMS rated powers (12 Watts) amongst data projectors of this age.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness (economic Mode)

The VPL-CH355 has a fairly bright projector brightness (economic mode) (2,600 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other projectors of this age and spec. 2500:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the VPL-CH355 have projector brightness (economic mode)s of between 1,500 ANSI lumens and 5,600 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness (economic mode) is 2,100 ANSI lumens.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D

The Sony VPL-CH355 does not support 3D. Most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to the VPL-CH355 also do not support 3D.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most 2500:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-CH355 do not support wi-Fi. The VPL-CH355 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Fairly High Power Consumption (PowerSave)

At 254 Watts, the VPL-CH355 has a fairly high power consumption (PowerSave) compared to most of the other 2500:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-CH355. The power consumption (PowerSave)s of projectors of a comparable spec and age to the VPL-CH355 range from 0.5W to 270W.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony VPL-CH355

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Projector Brightness

At 4,000 ANSI lumens, the VPL-CH355 has a fairly standard projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors of this type and age.

Other 4,000 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors currently available that you might want to consider include cheaper multimedia projectors such as the Sony VPL-CH350[plb_2751969_price].

If you are looking for a brighter projector brightness then you might want to consider the Sony VPL-CH370[plb_2752052_price] (5,000 ANSI lumens).

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Projector Brightness (economic Mode)
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Focus
Video
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Heat Dissipation
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Power Consumption (max)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Power Consumption (network Standby)
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Warranty Card

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

Hours of Use Per Day: hours
Show running costs over: years
Electricity cost when switched on $65.85
Electricity cost when on standby $2.78
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kwh per hour
kwh per hour left on standby
Electricity price $per kilowatt hour
Annual electricity price inflation %
Water cost when switched on
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litres per hour
Water price $per litre
Annual water price inflation %
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Total running cost over 5 years $68.63
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Sony VPL-CH355uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.45T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.45 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00027242877993, 00272428779930, 04053162599116, 04905524970463

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Sony VPL-CH350 vs Sony VPL-CH355

Sony VPL-CH350 vs Sony VPL-CH355
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$ 1,499.95 $1,499.00
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Two HDMI Ports
Two Composite Video in Ports
Newer by Four Months
$1 More Expensive
Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port
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