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Sony VPL-CW255

$923.40
A fully featured 3700:1 280 x 800 projector
3700:1 WXGA (1280x800) No 35dB Jul 2014
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Sony VPL-CW255 Review

With mediocre reviews and features, we have ranked the Sony VPL-CW255 number 379 across all projectors.
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31
Poor
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Good Features
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$90 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
36
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 37?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of $90 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 1,756 projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a zoom capability
HD-Ready
Only 280 x 800 resolution
Very short service life of lamp

Sony VPL-CW255 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Sony Has Excellent Reviews for Its Data Projectors

Based on 628 expert and user reviews (including 90 verified purchases), Sony has excellent reviews for its projectors. Sony also has excellent reviews specifically within its projectors range compared to other brands. 92% of those that bought a Sony data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Average Priced

We checked 618 projectors and they range in price from $149 to $24,000. We think that this multimedia projector has an average price compared to other projectors.

Cheaper Price Found in the United Kingdom

We found a cheaper price for the Sony VPL-CW255 of £919.99 ($919.99) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $3.41.

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Features

Has a Zoom Capability

The Sony VPL-CW255 has a zoom capability, unlike most of the other projectors which do not have a zoom capability.

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HD-Ready

The VPL-CW255 is HD-Ready, as are most of the other projectors.

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Only 280 X 800 Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800)|280 x 800, which is typical of many projectors.

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Average Noise Level

At 35 decibels, the VPL-CW255 has a relatively typical noise level compared to most of the other projectors.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of data projectors is 12 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. At 4,500 ANSI lumens, the Sony VPL-CW255 has a quite bright projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The shortest service life of lamp of projectors is 20h and the longest is 40,000h. With a service life of lamp of only 3,000 hours, the VPL-CW255 has one of the shorter service life of lamps amongst projectors of this age.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Sony VPL-CW255 does not support full HD, although keep in mind that most of the other projectors also do not support full HD.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This projector supports 1 and 080 supported video modes, which is typical of many projectors.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The VPL-CW255 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other projectors.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This data projector has been on the market since July 2014.


Running Costs

Average Running Costs

The VPL-CW255 has an average running cost of $90 over 1 year based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 1,756 multimedia projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00027242839359, 04905524833928

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