Sony VPL-DX100
Sony VPL-DX100
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Sony VPL-DX100

A cheap to run and fully featured 2500:1 1024 x 768 projector
2500:1 XGA (1024x768) No 2,300 ANSI Lumens Aug 2012
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Sony VPL-DX100 Review

With low running costs but mediocre features, we have ranked the Sony VPL-DX100 number 939 across all projectors.
Not Currently for Sale
Missing Some Features
5 Years Old
£88 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 13?

Sony projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £88 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 1,756 data projectors that we have compared it to.
It is missing some features:
Quite dim projector brightness
Does not support full HD
Only 1,080 video mode

Sony VPL-DX100 Video Reviews

Sony VPL-DX100 In-Depth Analysis


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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The Sony VPL-DX100 has one of the dimmer projector brightnesses (only 2,300 ANSI lumens) amongst data projectors of this age. The dimmest projector brightness of projectors is 12 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens.

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1024 X 768 Resolution

The highest resolution of the VPL-DX100 is 1024 x 768. That's over three times the resolution of a 280 x 800 multimedia projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. This projector also has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768). The best resolution of all projectors is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and the worst is 280 x 800.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

At 7,000 hours, the VPL-DX100 has a quite long service life of lamp compared to most of the other projectors. The service life of lamps of data projectors range from 20h to 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,700h.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other projectors, the VPL-DX100 does not support full HD.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This multimedia projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is typical of many multimedia projectors.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The VPL-DX100 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Released Over Five Years Ago

It was August 2012 when this data projector was released.

Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The average running cost of the VPL-DX100 is £88 over 1 year based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 1,756 multimedia projectors.

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Sony VPL-DX100 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony VPL-DX100 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 330,665 product attributes, 16,123 projector reviews and 2,426,600 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

Barcodes 00027242854314