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Sony VPL-DX142

73

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Sony VPL-DX142

$770.99
Sony VPL-DX142
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A good spec and very economical to run fairly noisy XGA projector, but representing only average value for money
41dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 3000:1 No Aug 2014
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Sony VPL-DX142 Review

With very low running costs and very good features, we have ranked the Sony VPL-DX142 number 547 across all projectors.
67
Value for Money
Good
78
Features
Good Features
94
Running Costs
$40 Over 5 Years
73
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 73?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of only $40 over 5 years, which puts it in the cheapest 13% of all 2,021 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Has a built-in speaker
Has a handheld remote control
Only 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution
Louder than average noise level

Sony VPL-DX142 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

Whilst the product is in the cheapest 63% of projectors, it has mediocre features and at $770.99 we think it does not represent good value for money overall.

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 $387.59.

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are Low

The VPL-DX142 is in the cheapest 13% of all 2,021 projectors that we have assessed for running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the VPL-DX142 will cost only $40 over 5 years to run.

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Features

Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The Sony VPL-DX142 has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) projector native resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 800 resolution found on most projectors. The resolution of all projectors ranges from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Louder Than Average Noise Level

The noise levels of projectors range from 20dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The noise level of the Sony VPL-DX142 of 41dB is very loud compared to most other data projectors. It is louder than 98% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the Sony VPL-DX142 of only 3,000 is in the lowest 22% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. 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.

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Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the VPL-DX142 of 3,200 ANSI lumens is pretty typical compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 47% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-DX142 has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of multimedia projectors.

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Average Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the VPL-DX142 of 5,000h is pretty typical compared to most other projectors. It is longer than 39% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Sony VPL-DX142 has a handheld remote control. 81% of data projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

Projectors have bulb powers of between 15W and 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The VPL-DX142's bulb power of only 210W is smaller than average when compared to most other projectors. It is smaller than 65% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The VPL-DX142 does not support full HD. 63% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony vpldx142

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00027242882201, 04053162599161, 04905524984057

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