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Sony VPL-DW122 Projector

3000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 38dB 2,600 ANSI Lumens Aug 2014
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The VPL-DW122 is packed with features optimised for the business and education markets at a reasonable price. The projector is compact and lightweight, with its simple design making it very easy... More
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7 Reasons For

Sony Has Excellent Reviews for Its Projectors

On average multimedia projectors from Sony are rated 89 out of 100, which is in the top 10% of all data projector brands that we have analysed.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to the VPL-DW122, the Sony VPL-DW122 has a built-in speaker(s).

It may also be worth considering one of the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the Sony VPL-DX142[plb_2446393_price] which is cheaper; or the Sony VPL-DW127[plb_2512334_price], or the NEC VE281[plb_1473677_price] which has better reviews.

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most frequently found projector native resolution on projectors of this age and spec.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

Data projectors of a comparable age and spec to the VPL-DW122 have service life of lamp (economic mode)s of between 230h and 20,000h. With a service life of lamp (economic mode) of 10,000 hours, the VPL-DW122 has one of the longer service life of lamp (economic mode)s amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

The Sony VPL-DW122 has one of the longer service life of lamps (5,000 hours) amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The shortest service life of lamp of 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-DW122 is 1,500h and the longest is 30,000h.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This data projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to it.

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Very Light

The weights of comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to the VPL-DW122 range from 230g to 30kg. The Sony VPL-DW122 is quite light (only 2.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other projectors that were released around the same time as the VPL-DW122.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D

The Sony VPL-DW122 does not support 3D. Most of the other projectors of this age and spec also do not support 3D.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Sony VPL-DW122 does not support full HD, although keep in mind that most of the other projectors that have been on the market for more than two years also do not support full HD.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years, the VPL-DW122 does not support wi-Fi.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

Across all the multimedia projectors of this type and age the projector brightnesss range from 100 ANSI lumens to 8,000 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of only 2,600 ANSI lumens, the VPL-DW122 has one of the dimmer projector brightnesss amongst similar spec projectors of this age.

We compared this projector to all the other 2,600 ANSI lumens brightness projectors and we think the Sony VPL-DW127[plb_2512334_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this data projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might want to consider the Sony VPL-DX147[plb_2516968_price] (3,200 ANSI lumens).

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness (economic Mode)

3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the VPL-DW122 have projector brightness (economic mode)s of between 1,500 ANSI lumens and 4,400 ANSI lumens. The Sony VPL-DW122 has one of the dimmest projector brightness (economic mode)s (only 1,500 ANSI lumen) amongst multimedia projectors of this age.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of data projectors of a similar type and age to the VPL-DW122 is 11W. With an RMS rated power of only 1 Watt, the VPL-DW122 has one of the lower RMS rated powers amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Very Dim Colour Light Output

The average colour light output of 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago is 3,000 ANSI lumens, and the colour light outputs range from 2,500 ANSI lumens to 5,000 ANSI lumens. The VPL-DW122 has one of the dimmer colour light outputs (only 2,600 ANSI lumens) amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

Across all the 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VPL-DW122 the bulb powers range from 140W to 400W, and the average bulb power is 240W. With a bulb power of only 210 Watts, the VPL-DW122 has a quite small bulb power compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to the VPL-DW122.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

The VPL-DW122 is a one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity multimedia projector. Most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the VPL-DW122 have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

The Sony VPL-DW122 has one of the louder noise levels (38 decibels) amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The average noise level of multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the VPL-DW122 is 35dB.

Alternative 38dB noise level data projectors currently available which you might also want to consider include the Sony VPL-DW127[plb_2512334_price] which has better reviews.

If you are not bothered about having a louder noise level then you might want to consider the VPL-DX127[pl_2514843_price] (38dB), or the VPL-DX147[pl_2516968_price] (38dB) both from Sony.

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Quite Low Vertical Synchronization (max)

The vertical synchronization (max)s of data projectors of this age and spec range from 0.12kHz to 120kHz, and the average vertical synchronization (max) is 100kHz. At only 92 kilohertz, the Sony VPL-DW122 has a fairly low vertical synchronization (max) compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Loud Noise Level (economic Mode)

With a noise level (economic mode) of 35 decibels, the VPL-DW122 has a quite loud noise level (economic mode) compared to most of the other projectors of this spec and age. Across all the 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago the noise level (economic mode)s range from 26dB to 35dB.

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1 Other reason to consider the Sony VPL-DW122

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this projector was released.

Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Vertical Synchronization (min)
Horizontal Synchronization (max)
Vertical Synchronization (max)
Horizontal Synchronization (min)
Colour 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)
Lamp Type
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Digital Zoom
Focus
Video
3D
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
DVI Port
PC in (D-Sub)
Composite Video in
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
HDMI Connector Type
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Optical Disc Player Type
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Heat Dissipation
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
Form Factor
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Power Consumption (max)
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
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
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Cables Included

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

Hours of Use Per Day: hours
Show running costs over: years
Electricity cost when switched on $53.26
Electricity cost when on standby $2.78
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Total running cost over 5 years $56.04
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0.37T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.37 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
10
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00027242882218, 00272428822186, 04053162657465, 04905524984064, 04905524984101, 05052184726158

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