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Sony VPLCW256KIT

79

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Sony VPLCW256KIT

$999.00
Sony VPL-CW256
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A cheap and good spec quiet 1280 x 800 resolution data projector, with low running costs
30dB 1280 X 800 3700:1 No Feb 2015
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Sony VPL-CW256 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with very good features, we have ranked the Sony VPL-CW256 number 336 across all projectors.
89
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Features
Good Features
75
Running Costs
$70 Over 5 Years
79
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 79?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of $70 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,021 data projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving data projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1280 x 800 resolution
Quieter than average noise level
Very low contrast ratio (typical)
Very short service life of lamp

Sony VPL-CW256 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Very Good Value for Money

Whilst the product is in the most expensive 62% of projectors, it has mediocre features and at $999.00 it seems like great value for money overall.

Cheaper Price Found in the United Kingdom

We found a cheaper price for the Sony VPL-CW256 of £899.00 ($899.00) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $100.00.

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Running Costs

Average Running Costs

Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the VPL-CW256 is $70, which is typical compared to the other 2,021 projectors.

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Features

1280 X 800 Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800, which is typical of many projectors.

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

Across all the data projectors the noise levels range from 20dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The noise level of the VPL-CW256 of only 30dB is quieter than 84% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of data projectors range from 1.5 to 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The Sony VPL-CW256's contrast ratio (typical) of only 3,700 is lower than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is lower than 71% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of projectors is 100 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The Sony VPL-CW256's projector brightness of 4,500 ANSI lumens is brighter than 77% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Sony VPL-CW256 has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of multimedia projectors.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The average service life of lamp of all projectors is 7,000h, with the shortest being 200h and the longest being 50,000h. The service life of lamp of the VPL-CW256 of only 3,000h is shorter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is shorter than 82% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The VPL-CW256 has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of projectors.

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Average Bulb Power

The bulb power of the Sony VPL-CW256 of 245W is pretty average compared to most other data projectors. It is in the biggest 61% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other projectors, the Sony VPL-CW256 does not support full HD. 63% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony vplcw256kit

Barcodes:

00027242884342, 00767261237650, 00779184445258, 04053162768307, 04905524989472

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