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Sony VPL-CW255
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Sony VPL-CW255 Projector

3700:1 WXGA (1280x800) 4,500 ANSI Lumens 1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Jul 2014
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The VPL-CW255 offers superior WXGA 16:10 widescreen resolution and environmentally-friendly features for a low total cost of ownership. The VPL-CW255 incorporates Sony'sBrightEra 3LCD inorganic... More
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8 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

Projectors built by Sony are some of the best projectors according to average reviews from users and experts.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other projectors that came out more than two years ago, the VPL-CW255 has a built-in speaker(s).

Other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might want to look at include the Infocus IN1110A[plb_1561135_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The VPL-CW255 has one of the brighter projector brightnesss (4,500 ANSI lumens) amongst data projectors of this age. Projectors of a comparable age and spec to the VPL-CW255 have projector brightnesss of between 75 ANSI lumens and 11,000 ANSI lumens.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This data projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1280 x 800 (WXGA)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA), which is typical of many comparable spec data projectors that are a similar age to it.

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Fairly Big Matrix Size

The VPL-CW255 has a quite big matrix size (0.75 inches) compared to most of the other data projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-CW255. The matrix sizes of data projectors of a similar age and type to the VPL-CW255 range from 0.45" to 0.96", and the average matrix size is 0.62".

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

Most of the other projectors of this type and age only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, however the Sony VPL-CW255 has three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Fairly Big Bulb Power

The VPL-CW255 has one of the bigger bulb powers (245 Watts) amongst projectors of this age. Comparable spec projectors that have been around for a similar time to the VPL-CW255 have bulb powers of between 130W and 400W.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness (economic Mode)

The dimmest projector brightness (economic mode) of projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-CW255 is 20 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 4,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness (economic mode) is 1,900 ANSI lumens. The Sony VPL-CW255 has a fairly bright projector brightness (economic mode) (2,500 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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5 Reasons Against

Only 100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Does Not Support 3D

The VPL-CW255 does not support 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other projectors that have been available for around the same time as the VPL-CW255 also do not support 3D.

There are a number of other projectors which also support 3D that you might want to consider including the Infocus IN1110A[plb_1561135_price], or the Optoma HD83[plb_1763299_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the VPL-CW255, the Sony VPL-CW255 does not support full HD.

Alternative multimedia projectors which also support full HD that you might also want to look at include the Optoma HD83[plb_1763299_price], or the Panasonic PT-FX400U[plb_1816819_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Sony VPL-CW255 does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth noting that most of the other projectors of this spec and age also do not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other data projectors which also support wi-Fi to this multimedia projector and we think the Gigabyte BRIX[plb_2116585_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The average service life of lamp of data projectors of this age and type is 6,100h. With a service life of lamp of only 3,000 hours, the VPL-CW255 has a fairly short service life of lamp compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony VPL-CW255

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Maximum Analog Resolution
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Projector Brightness (economic Mode)
Zoom Capability
Projection Distance
Screen Size Compatibility
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
PC Audio in
Serial Interface Type
PC Audio Out
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
TV Tuner Integrated
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)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Cables Included

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $82.25
Electricity cost when on standby $2.78
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Total running cost over 5 years $85.03
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0.56T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.56 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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