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Sony VPLCX236KIT

73

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Sony VPLCX236KIT

$1,249.95
Sony VPL-CX236
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A good spec and economical to run moderate noise level XGA data projector, with a good price
33dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 3100:1 No Feb 2015
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Sony VPL-CX236 Review

With very good features and low running costs, we have ranked the Sony VPL-CX236 number 552 across all projectors.
72
Value for Money
Good
78
Features
Good Features
73
Running Costs
$71 Over 5 Years
73
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 73?

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 $71 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 projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Quieter than average noise level
Brighter than average projector brightness
Only 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution
Very low contrast ratio (typical)

Sony VPL-CX236 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has mediocre features and at $1,249.95 it is more expensive than 63% of projectors.

Cheaper Price Found in the United Kingdom

We found a cheaper price for the Sony VPL-CX236 of £870.00 ($870.00) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $379.95.

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Running Costs

Average Running Costs

The average 5 year running cost of the VPL-CX236 is $71 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 2,021 projectors.

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Features

Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The VPL-CX236 has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) projector native resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 800 resolution found on most projectors. The best resolution of all projectors is 4096 x 2400 (4K) and the worst is 640 x 360 (nHD).

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The noise level of the VPL-CX236 of only 33dB is quieter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the quietest 34% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. Projectors have noise levels of between 20dB and 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the VPL-CX236 of only 3,100 is in the lowest 28% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature. The lowest contrast ratio (typical) of projectors is 1.5, the highest is 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of all projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 100 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens. The Sony VPL-CX236's projector brightness of 4,100 ANSI lumens is brighter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 27% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-CX236 has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of projectors.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the Sony VPL-CX236 of only 3,000h is shorter than 81% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The shortest service life of lamp of projectors is 200h, the longest is 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Sony VPL-CX236 has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Average Bulb Power

The Sony VPL-CX236's bulb power of 245W is relatively standard compared to most other projectors. It is in the biggest 61% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other projectors, the VPL-CX236 does not support full HD. 63% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

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00027242884335, 04905524989465

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