Sony VPL-DX142
Sony VPL-DX142
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Sony VPL-DX142

A cheap to run and fully featured 3000:1 1024 x 768 projector
3000:1 XGA (1024x768) No 41dB Aug 2014
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Sony VPL-DX142
Sony VPL-DX142 / 3LCD Technology, Auto Dimming Mode (Brand new, unopened) - on
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Sony VPL-DX142 Review

With low running costs but mediocre reviews, we have ranked the Sony VPL-DX142 number 584 across all projectors.
Good Features
$59 Over 1 Year
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Why Has it Scored 43?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of only $59 over 1 year, which are in the cheapest 11% of all 1,756 projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1024 x 768 resolution
Fairly long service life of lamp
Fairly loud noise level
Does not support full HD

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Sony VPL-DX142 In-Depth Analysis


Excellent Brand

We checked 628 expert and user reviews (including 90 verified purchases) for Sony projectors and found that on average Sony has excellent ratings. We also found that Sony has excellent ratings specifically for its projectors. 92% of those that bought a Sony projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Average Priced

The cheapeast multimedia projectors that we found costs $149 and the most expensive costs $24,000. We think that this multimedia projector has an average price.

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Cheaper Price Found in the United Kingdom

We found a cheaper price for the Sony VPL-DX142 of £383.40 ($383.40) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $350.55.

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1024 X 768 Resolution

The highest resolution of the Sony VPL-DX142 is 1024 x 768. That's over three times the resolution of the most frequently found projector native resolution of 280 x 800. In addition, this data projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768). Across all multimedia projectors the worst resolution is 280 x 800 and the best is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

Projectors have noise levels of between 10dB and 93dB. When compared to other projectors, the Sony VPL-DX142's noise level of 41 decibels is one of the loudest.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Sony VPL-DX142 does not support full HD. Most of the other projectors also do not support full HD.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

With a service life of lamp of 5,000 hours, the VPL-DX142 has a fairly long service life of lamp compared to most of the other projectors. Multimedia projectors have service life of lamps of between 20h and 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,700h.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Sony VPL-DX142 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Average Projector Brightness

At 3,200 ANSI lumens, the VPL-DX142 has a pretty typical projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the VPL-DX142 in August 2014.

Running Costs

Low Running Costs

Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the VPL-DX142 is only $59, which makes it one of the cheaper to run multimedia projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony 1024x768


00000011550584, 00027242882201, 04053162599161, 04905524984057, 05052184726127, 05054484999102, 05054629494578

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