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Sony VPL-DX120

A cheap to run and fully featured 2500:1 1024 x 768 projector
2500:1 XGA (1024x768) No 2,600 ANSI Lumens Jul 2012
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Sony VPL-DX120 Review

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1 Review
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Not Currently for Sale
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Good Features
70
$72 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
29
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 30?

It has below average expert reviews with an average expert rating of 60%.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2017.
It has running costs of $72 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 1,756 projectors that we have compared it to.
This Sony projector has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1024 x 768 resolution
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Very short service life of lamp
Only 1,080 video mode

Sony VPL-DX120 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Poor Expert Reviews

This Sony projector received a rating of 60% from expert review site parentesis.com. This means that data projector experts really don't rate this projector very highly.

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Sony Has Excellent Projector Reviews

Based on 628 expert and owner reviews (including 90 verified purchases), Sony has excellent ratings for its projectors. Sony also has excellent ratings specifically within its projectors range compared to other manufacturers. 92% of those that bought a Sony data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

1024 X 768 Resolution

The Sony VPL-DX120 has a maximum resolution of 1024 x 768. That's over three times the resolution of a 280 x 800 multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution. In addition, this projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768). Across all projectors the best resolution is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and the worst is 280 x 800.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Sony VPL-DX120 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

With a service life of lamp of only 3,000 hours, the VPL-DX120 has one of the shorter service life of lamps amongst multimedia projectors of this age. Across all the multimedia projectors the service life of lamps range from 20h to 40,000h.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This data projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is the most frequently supported supported video modes on multimedia projectors.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The VPL-DX120 does not support full HD, although this is within the context that most of the other projectors also do not support full HD.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

At only 2,600 ANSI lumens, the Sony VPL-DX120 has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors. Across all the projectors the projector brightnesses range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was July 2012 when Sony released the VPL-DX120.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the VPL-DX120 is $72, which is typical compared to the other 1,756 projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00027242854291, 04250064942259, 04905524887747, 04905524887754

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