Sony VPL-DW240
Sony VPL-DW240
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Sony VPL-DW240 Special Interest Award
4000:1 UXGA (1600 X 1200) Projector
4000:1 UXGA (1600 X 1200) No 41dB Aug 2016
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Sony VPL-DW240 Review

2 Great Features
11 Months Old
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 23?

With it being less than a year since it was released by Sony, this data projector features some of the latest data projector technology. View the latest projectors 2017.
It is missing some features:
Very dim projector brightness
Very small bulb power

Sony VPL-DW240 In-Depth Analysis


Excellent Brand

We checked the user and expert reviews of hundreds of multimedia projectors to determine an average rating for each projector manufacturer. On average data projectors produced by Sony have excellent ratings from users and experts. 98% of those that bought a Sony projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Good Size

Two people reckoned that it was compact. mentioned “The Sony VPL-DW240 is a compact business or classroom projector that offers good performance combined with a reasonable set of features” in their Sony VPL-DW240 review.

Superior Technical Features

Two Sony VPL-DW240 owners thought it had good features.


Average Noise Level

At 41 decibels, the VPL-DW240 has a fairly standard noise level compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that were launched around the same time as this projector.

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UXGA (1600 X 1200) Resolution

The VPL-DW240 has a maximum resolution of UXGA (1600 x 1200). That's 7% less resolution than a 1080p (1920x1080) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The projector brightnesses of 4000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to this multimedia projector range from 3,000 ANSI lumens to 6,000 ANSI lumens. The VPL-DW240 has one of the dimmer projector brightnesses (only 3,000 ANSI lumens) amongst 4000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Sony VPL-DW240 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to this projector also have a handheld remote control.

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Very Small Bulb Power

With a bulb power of only 215 Watts, the VPL-DW240 has one of the smaller bulb powers amongst 4000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The smallest bulb power of 4000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as this projector is 210W and the biggest is 370W.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The VPL-DW240 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other latest comparable spec projectors also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Released 11 Months Ago

Sony released the VPL-DW240 in August 2016.

Sony VPL-DW240 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony VPL-DW240 review we compared this projector to 100 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 330,250 product attributes, 16,064 projector reviews and 2,516,700 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony vpldw240, sony p241500p, sony 1280x800
Barcodes 04548736032538