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Sony VPL-DX146
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Sony VPL-DX146 Projector

2500:1 UXGA (1600 X 1200) 3,200 ANSI Lumens 1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Aug 2013
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Boasting XGA/3200lumens projection, the VPL-DX146 is ideal for a range of business applications, including mobile usage as well as small office and home office use. Designed with a sleek and... More
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5 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

Sony is one of the top rated multimedia projector manufacturers according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Sony also has excellent reviews for its 2500:1 contrast ratio projectors.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other projectors of a similar type and age to the VPL-DX146, the Sony VPL-DX146 has a built-in speaker(s).

We compared all the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) to this multimedia projector and we think because of it's better review score, the Ricoh PJ WX4130[plb_2922469_price] is also worth considering.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA), which is the most commonly supported supported graphics resolutions on projectors that were launched around the same time as it.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

At 7,000 hours, the VPL-DX146 has a fairly long service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to the VPL-DX146. The shortest service life of lamp (economic mode) of 2500:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VPL-DX146 is 2,000h and the longest is 8,000h.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This projector has a 10|100 Mbit/s ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most commonly found ethernet LAN data rates on 2500:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to it.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other 2500:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the VPL-DX146, the Sony VPL-DX146 does not support full HD.

We think you might also be interested in alternative multimedia projectors which also support full HD including the Ricoh PJ WX4130[plb_2922469_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support 3D

Like most of the other 2500:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-DX146, the VPL-DX146 does not support 3D.

There are a number of alternative multimedia projectors which also support 3D which you might also want to consider including the Vivitek Qumi Q2[plb_1925642_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most 2500:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years do not support wi-Fi. The VPL-DX146 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The Sony VPL-DX146 has a fairly low RMS rated power (only 1 Watt) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age. Across all the 2500:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VPL-DX146 the RMS rated powers range from 1W to 16W, and the average RMS rated power is 5.4W.

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Very Small Bulb Power

The VPL-DX146 has a quite small bulb power (only 210 Watts) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VPL-DX146. 2500:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VPL-DX146 have bulb powers of between 190W and 400W.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony VPL-DX146

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Sony released the VPL-DX146.

UXGA (1600 X 1200) Projector Native Resolution

The Sony VPL-DX146 has a maximum resolution of UXGA (1600 x 1200). That's 88% more resolution than the most frequently found projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

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Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Sony VPL-DX146 has a pretty typical projector brightness compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that were released more than two years ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 3,200 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony VPL-DX140[plb_1437607_price].

If you are looking for a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to look at the Sony VPL-CH355[plb_2577208_price] (4,000 ANSI lumens).

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Vertical Synchronization (min)
Horizontal Synchronization (max)
Vertical Synchronization (max)
Horizontal Synchronization (min)
Colour Light Output
Projector Brightness (economic Mode)
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Focus
Video
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
DVI Port
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
DC-In Jack
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Performance
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included

Running Cost

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Show running costs over: years
Electricity cost when switched on $70.40
Electricity cost when on standby $2.23
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kwh per hour left on standby
Electricity price $per kilowatt hour
Annual electricity price inflation %
Water cost when switched on
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Water price $per litre
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Total running cost over 5 years $72.63
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Sony VPL-DX146uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.48T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.48 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00027242869776, 00272428697760, 04905524942521, 04923113166806
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