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Sony VPL-DW120
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Sony VPL-DW120 Projector

2500:1 WXGA (1280x800) 2,600 ANSI Lumens 1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Jul 2012
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Designed for the corporate sector to enable them to work smarter and create business-driving impact, the new VPL-DW120 is the perfect desktop projector, delivering clear, crisp, bright... More
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6 Reasons For

Sony Data Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

We checked 247 expert and user reviews for Sony data projectors and found that on average Sony has excellent reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has excellent reviews specifically for its 2500:1 contrast ratio projectors.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Sony VPL-DW120 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other comparable spec projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

It may also be worth considering one of the other data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including because of it's better review score, the Ricoh PJ WX4130[plb_2922469_price].

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1280 x 800 (WXGA)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA), which is the most frequently supported supported graphics resolutions on similar spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

The average service life of lamp (economic mode) of 2500:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the VPL-DW120 is 5,400h. At 7,000 hours, the VPL-DW120 has a quite long service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Resolution

The VPL-DW120 has a maximum native resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more native resolution than a XGA (1024x768) data projector, which is the most common native resolution.

This projector's native resolution (WXGA (1280x800)) is in fact the best native resolution amongst all 2500:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the VPL-DW120.

The worst native resolution amongst comparable types of projector is XGA (1024x768).

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Very Light

Across all the projectors of this type and age the weights range from 470g to 47kg. At only 2.5 kilograms, the VPL-DW120 is fairly light compared to most of the other 2500:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a similar time to the VPL-DW120.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other 2500:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the VPL-DW120, the VPL-DW120 does not support full HD.

We compared all the other projectors which also support full HD to this projector and we think the Ricoh PJ WX4130[plb_2922469_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support 3D

Like most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-DW120, the VPL-DW120 does not support 3D.

We think you might also be interested in other data projectors which also support 3D including the Vivitek Qumi Q2[plb_1925642_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Sony VPL-DW120 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other 2500:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the VPL-DW120 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness (economic Mode)

The VPL-DW120 has a quite dim projector brightness (economic mode) (only 1,500 ANSI lumen) compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been available for a similar time to the VPL-DW120. Across all the data projectors that were released more than two years ago the projector brightness (economic mode)s range from 1,500 ANSI lumens to 5,600 ANSI lumens.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The lowest RMS rated power of projectors of this age and type is 1W and the highest is 16W. At only 1 Watt, the Sony VPL-DW120 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other 2500:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the VPL-DW120.

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Very Small Matrix Size

At only 0.59 inches, the VPL-DW120 has a quite small matrix size compared to most of the other data projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-DW120. Across all the comparable spec projectors that were released more than two years ago the matrix sizes range from 0.55" to 1.8", and the average matrix size is 0.71".

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony VPL-DW120

Released Over Four Years Ago

This data projector was released over four years ago.

WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

The VPL-DW120 has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than a XGA (1024x768) data projector, which is the most common resolution.

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Average Projector Brightness

At 2,600 ANSI lumens, the VPL-DW120 has a fairly standard projector brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

If you would prefer a multimedia projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might want to look at the Vivitek Qumi Q2[plb_1925642_price] (3,000 ANSI lumens), or the Hitachi CP-DX300[plb_1858982_price] (3,000 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Projector Brightness (economic Mode)
Zoom Ratio
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Resolution
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Digital Zoom
Focus
Video
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
DVI Port
Composite Video in
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Colour of Product
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (typical)
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
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
Carrying Case
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Cables Included
Other Features
Connectivity Technology
Aspect Ratio

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $66.25
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Total running cost over 5 years $66.25
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.43 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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