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Sony VPL-CW276
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Sony VPLCW276KIT Projector

3000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 5,200 ANSI Lumens 1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Jan 2015
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9 Reasons For

Sony Has Excellent Data Projector Reviews

We checked the reviews from owners and experts of hundreds of multimedia projectors to determine an average rating for each data projector brand. On average Sony projectors have excellent ratings from users and experts.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The VPL-CW276 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the VPL-CW276 also have a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might also want to look at including the Sony VPL-SW631 ($1,251.06) which is cheaper.

Alternative multimedia projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might want to look at include the Sony VPL-SW636C ($2,499.00).

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

At 5,200 ANSI lumens, the VPL-CW276 has a fairly bright projector brightness compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-CW276. Across all the 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-CW276 the projector brightnesss range from 2,500 ANSI lumens to 6,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,800 ANSI lumens.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The VPL-CW276 supports a maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA). This Sony projector also supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1280 x 800. The worst resolution of all projectors of a similar age and type to the VPL-CW276 is 640 x 480 (VGA) and the best is 4096 x 2160.

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Very Big Matrix Size

Across all the multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VPL-CW276 the matrix sizes range from 0.55" to 0.75", and the average matrix size is 0.62". The VPL-CW276 has a very big matrix size (0.75 inches) compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the VPL-CW276.

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Very Bright Colour Light Output

Comparable spec projectors that were launched around the same time as the VPL-CW276 have colour light outputs of between 2,800 ANSI lumens and 5,200 ANSI lumens, and the average colour light output is 3,700 ANSI lumens. At 5,200 ANSI lumens, the VPL-CW276 has a very bright colour light output compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to the VPL-CW276.

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Very Bright White Light Output

When compared to other projectors that were launched more than a year ago that we have checked the white light output of, the Sony VPL-CW276's white light output of 5,200 ANSI lumens is one of the brightest. Across all the comparable spec projectors that were released one year ago the white light outputs range from 1,800 ANSI lumens to 5,200 ANSI lumens.

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Quite High Vertical Synchronization (max)

At 92 kilohertz, the VPL-CW276 has a quite high vertical synchronization (max) compared to most of the other data projectors that came out around the same time as the VPL-CW276. Projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the VPL-CW276 have vertical synchronization (max)s of between 0.085kHz and 120kHz, and the average vertical synchronization (max) is 57kHz.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This data projector has a 10|100 Mbit/s ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most commonly found ethernet LAN data rates on 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D

Like most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the VPL-CW276, the VPL-CW276 does not support 3D.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Most 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than a year do not support full HD. The VPL-CW276 is no exception to this as it too does not support full HD.

Alternative multimedia projectors which also support full HD that you might also want to consider include the Sony VPL-SW636C ($2,499.00).

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and spec to the VPL-CW276, the VPL-CW276 does not support wi-Fi.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VPL-CW276 have service life of lamp (economic mode)s of between 2,500h and 10,000h. With a service life of lamp (economic mode) of only 4,000 hours, the VPL-CW276 has a quite short service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the VPL-CW276.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The average service life of lamp of multimedia projectors of this age and type is 4,600h. With a service life of lamp of only 3,000 hours, the VPL-CW276 has a quite short service life of lamp compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VPL-CW276.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

At only 10 Watts, the VPL-CW276 has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than a year. 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released one year ago have RMS rated powers of between 10W and 20W.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony VPL-CW276

Released Over Two Years Ago

This projector was released over two years ago.

WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many projectors of a similar age and spec to it.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Vertical Synchronization (min)
Horizontal Synchronization (max)
Vertical Synchronization (max)
Horizontal Synchronization (min)
Colour Light Output
White Light Output
Projector Brightness (economic Mode)
Zoom Ratio
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
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
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
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
Heat Dissipation
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
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

Running Cost

Hours of Use Per Day: hours
Show running costs over: years
Electricity cost when switched on $95.63
Electricity cost when on standby $2.78
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Total running cost over 5 years $98.41
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0.65T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.65 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
17
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 17 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony vplcw276, sony 4905524989496
Barcodes 00027242884366, 04053162812215, 04905524989496, 05054629706381

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