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Sony VPL-DW240

71

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Sony VPL-DW240

Sony VPL-DW240
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A good spec and very economical to run fairly noisy UXGA projector
41dB 1600 X 1200 (UXGA) 4000:1 No Aug 2016
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Sony VPL-DW240 Review

With low running costs and very good features, we have scored the Sony VPL-DW240 as follows:
79
Features
Good Features
83
Running Costs
$55 Over 5 Years
71
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 71?

At over a year old this projector is slightly out of date, and newer multimedia projectors with more up to date technology are available. View the latest projectors 2018.
It has running costs of $55 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,027 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving multimedia projectors.
This projector has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1600 x 1200 (UXGA) resolution
Has a built-in speaker
Louder than average noise level
Very low contrast ratio (typical)

Sony VPL-DW240 In-Depth Analysis

Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the VPL-DW240 will cost $55 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 2,027 multimedia projectors.

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Features

1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Resolution

The VPL-DW240 has a 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) projector native resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 800 resolution found on most data projectors. Across all data projectors the best resolution is 4096 x 2400 (4K) and the worst is 640 x 360 (nHD).

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Louder Than Average Noise Level

The noise level of the VPL-DW240 of 41dB is very loud compared to most other data projectors. It is louder than 97% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature. The quietest noise level of data projectors is 20dB, the loudest is 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The average contrast ratio (typical) of all multimedia projectors is 27,000, with the lowest being 1.5 and the highest being 2,500,000. The VPL-DW240's contrast ratio (typical) of only 4,000 is lower than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is lower than 69% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the Sony VPL-DW240 of only 3,000 ANSI lumens is dimmer than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the dimmest 29% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature. The average projector brightness of all data projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 100 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens.

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Average Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the Sony VPL-DW240 of 5,000h is fairly typical compared to most other data projectors. It is in the longest 58% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-DW240 has a built-in speaker. 76% of data projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The VPL-DW240 has a handheld remote control, as do 80% of data projectors.

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Average Bulb Power

The VPL-DW240's bulb power of 215W is pretty average compared to most other data projectors. It is bigger than 62% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony vpldw240

Barcodes:

00027242898479, 04548736032538

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