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46

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Sony VPL-DX146

$529.98
A good value for money and cheap to run 2500:1 UXGA (1600 x 1200) data projector
2500:1 UXGA (1600 X 1200) No 35dB Aug 2013
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Sony VPL-DX146 Review

Representing good value for money and with low running costs, we have ranked the Sony VPL-DX146 number 113 across all projectors.
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$77 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
46
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 47?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia 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:
UXGA (1600 x 1200) resolution
Has a carrying case
Does not support full HD
Only 1,080 video mode

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Sony VPL-DX146 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Sony Multimedia Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

We checked 628 expert and user reviews (including 90 verified purchases) for Sony multimedia projectors and found that on average Sony has excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers. 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

Cheap

We think this Sony projector represents good value compared to other multimedia projectors. We checked 618 multimedia projectors and they range in price from $149 to $24,000.

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Features

UXGA (1600 X 1200) Resolution

The Sony VPL-DX146 has a maximum resolution of UXGA (1600 x 1200). That's over eight times the resolution of the most frequently found projector native resolution of 280 x 800. The best resolution of all projectors is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and the worst is 280 x 800.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The VPL-DX146 does not support full HD. Most of the other projectors also do not support full HD.

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Has a Carrying Case

The VPL-DX146 has a carrying case, as do most of the other projectors.

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Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 35 decibels, the VPL-DX146 has a relatively average noise level compared to most of the other projectors.

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Average Projector Brightness

The Sony VPL-DX146 has a pretty average projector brightness (3,200 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other projectors.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Sony VPL-DX146 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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

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Supports Wi-Fi

The VPL-DX146 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors do not support Wi-Fi.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

With a service life of lamp of only 3,000 hours, the VPL-DX146 has one of the shorter service life of lamps amongst projectors of this age. The service life of lamps of projectors range from 20h to 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,700h.

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HD-Ready

The VPL-DX146 is HD-Ready, as are most of the other projectors.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This projector was released in August 2013.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the VPL-DX146 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

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony vpldx1463200lm
Barcodes 00027242869776, 00272428697760, 04905524942521

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