Sony VPL-DX145
Sony VPL-DX145
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Sony VPL-DX145

A cheap to run and fully featured 2500:1 1024 x 768 projector
2500:1 XGA (1024x768) No 35dB Jul 2012
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Sony VPL-DX145 Review

With low running costs and mediocre reviews, we have ranked the Sony VPL-DX145 number 72 across all projectors.
Good Features
$77 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 40?

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 $77 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 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
Has a carrying case
Does not support full HD
Very short service life of lamp

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Sony VPL-DX145 In-Depth Analysis


Sony Has Excellent Projector Reviews

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

Value For Money

Average Priced

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


Average Projector Brightness

The VPL-DX145 has a pretty standard projector brightness (3,200 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other projectors.

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1024 X 768 Resolution

The highest resolution of the VPL-DX145 is 1024 x 768. That's over three times the resolution of a 280 x 800 projector, which is the most common resolution. This Sony multimedia projector also has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768). Projectors projector native resolutions range from 280 x 800 to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Has a Carrying Case

The VPL-DX145 has a carrying case, as do most of the other projectors.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Sony VPL-DX145 does not support full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other projectors also do not support full HD.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamps of multimedia projectors range from 20h to 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,700h. The VPL-DX145 has one of the shorter service life of lamps (only 3,000 hours) amongst data projectors of this age.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The VPL-DX145 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other projectors.

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Average Noise Level

The Sony VPL-DX145 has a fairly typical noise level (35 decibels) compared to most of the other projectors.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

This projector was released in July 2012.

Running Costs

OK Running Costs

Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the VPL-DX145 will cost $77 over 1 year to run, which is typical compared to the other 1,756 multimedia projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00027242276703, 00027242857346, 04905524896480