Sony VPL-DW120
Sony VPL-DW120
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Sony VPL-DW120

A cheap to run and fully featured 2500:1 280 x 800 projector
2500:1 WXGA (1280x800) No 33dB Jul 2012
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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Sony VPL-DW120 Review

With low running costs but mediocre reviews,
Not Currently for Sale
Good Features
$70 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 30?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of $70 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 1,756 data projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a carrying case
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Only 280 x 800 resolution
Quite dim projector brightness

Sony VPL-DW120 In-Depth Analysis


Sony Multimedia Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

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


Has a Carrying Case

The VPL-DW120 has a carrying case, as do most of the other projectors.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The VPL-DW120 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other data projectors also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Average Noise Level

At 33 decibels, the VPL-DW120 has a fairly average noise level compared to most of the other data projectors.

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Only 280 X 800 Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800)|280 x 800, which is the most frequently found projector native resolution on projectors.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

Projectors have projector brightnesses of between 12 ANSI lumens and 85,000 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of only 2,600 ANSI lumens, the VPL-DW120 has one of the dimmer projector brightnesses amongst projectors of this age.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

With a service life of lamp of only 3,000 hours, the Sony VPL-DW120 has a fairly short service life of lamp compared to most of the other projectors. Across all the multimedia projectors the service life of lamps range from 20h to 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,700h.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is the most commonly supported supported video modes on data projectors.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other projectors, the Sony VPL-DW120 does not support full HD.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

Sony released the VPL-DW120 in July 2012.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

The VPL-DW120 has an average running cost of $70 over 1 year based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 1,756 multimedia projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00012302573052, 00025038280026, 00027242274969, 00027242854338, 00044113140345, 00151903125281, 00172302796018, 00272428543388, 04250064948459, 04905524887785, 04905524887792