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Sony VPL-DW240 Projector

4000:1 UXGA (1600 X 1200) 41dB 3,000 ANSI Lumens Aug 2016
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Sony has excellent reviews for its multimedia projectors
Good size
Good technical features Special Interest Award

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Sony Has Excellent Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors

We checked the user and expert reviews of hundreds of projectors to determine an average rating for each data projector brand. On average Sony projectors have excellent ratings from experts and users. 100% of those that bought a Sony data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Weight & Dimensions

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.


Good Technical Features

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


Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The VPL-DW240 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other comparable spec projectors that were launched around the same time as this multimedia projector also have a built-in speaker(s).

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including because of it's better review score, the HD27 ($572.40), or the HD142X ($549) both from Optoma or the Sony VPL-EW235.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The VPL-DW240 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other projectors that came out around the same time as this projector.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

Comparable spec projectors that were released in the last 12 months have projector brightnesses of between 3,000 ANSI lumens and 6,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 4,300 ANSI lumens. The VPL-DW240 has one of the dimmer projector brightnesses (only 3,000 ANSI lumens) amongst comparable spec data projectors of this age.

If you want a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to consider the Sony VPL-DX240 (3,200 ANSI lumens) which is also higher rated.

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UXGA (1600 X 1200) Resolution

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

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The VPL-DW240 does not have a DVI port, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been around for the last year also do not have a DVI port.

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Very Small Bulb Power

Latest 4000:1 contrast ratio projectors have bulb powers of between 210W and 370W, and the average bulb power is 290W. At only 215 Watts, the VPL-DW240 has a quite small bulb power compared to most of the other new comparable spec projectors.

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Released Nine Months Ago

It was April 2017 when this projector was released.


Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 41 decibels, the VPL-DW240 has a pretty standard noise level compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that were launched in the last 12 months.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony vpldw240, sony p241500p
Barcodes 04548736032538