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15

Overall Score

Sony VPL-EW225

A Cheap to Run 2300:1 WXGA (1280x800) Multimedia Projector
2300:1 WXGA (1280x800) No 38dB Jul 2012
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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Sony VPL-EW225 Review

With low running costs and mediocre features, we have scored the Sony VPL-EW225 as follows for Our Verdict.
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Not Currently for Sale
31
4 Great Features
25
5 Years Old
36
£136 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
15
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 15?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £136 over 1 year, which are in the most expensive 8% of all 14 recently released 2300:1 contrast ratio projectors that we have compared it to.
It is missing some features:
Does not support full HD
Quite loud noise level
Very short service life of lamp
Not Energy Star certified

Sony VPL-EW225 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Sony Has Excellent Reviews for Its Projectors

Projectors made by Sony have an average rating of 89 out of 100, which is in the top 5% of all data projector brands that we have assessed. 98% of those that bought a Sony data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Sony VPL-EW225 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other recently released 2300:1 contrast ratio projectors.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Sony VPL-EW225 does not support full HD, although this is within the context that most of the other 2300:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to this projector also do not support full HD.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

The VPL-EW225 has one of the louder noise levels (38 decibels) amongst 2300:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. Across all the 2300:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this data projector the noise levels range from 28dB to 38dB, and the average noise level is 35dB.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

At only 3,000 hours, the VPL-EW225 has a fairly short service life of lamp compared to most of the other latest 2300:1 contrast ratio projectors. The shortest service life of lamp of comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as this projector is 2,500h, the longest is 5,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 3,900h.

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Not Energy Star Certified

The Sony VPL-EW225 is not Energy Star certified, although it is worth noting that most of the other latest comparable spec data projectors are also not Energy Star certified.

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Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Sony VPL-EW225 has an On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other recently released data projectors also have an On Screen Display (OSD).

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Has an Ethernet LAN

The Sony VPL-EW225 has an Ethernet LAN, as do most of the other projectors that are a similar age to this projector.

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Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Sony VPL-EW225 does not have a DVI port, although this is within the context that most of the other 2300:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as this projector also do not have a DVI port.

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WXGA (1280x800) Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many similar spec multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of 2300:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this multimedia projector is 1,800 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 3,200 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of only 2,600 ANSI lumens, the VPL-EW225 has one of the dimmer projector brightnesses amongst 2300:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Sony VPL-EW225 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other comparable spec data projectors that have been available for a similar time to this projector also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was July 2012 when Sony released the VPL-EW225.


Running Costs

High Running Costs

The VPL-EW225 has an average running cost of £136 over 1 year based on average energy prices, which makes it one of the less economic to run recently released 2300:1 contrast ratio projectors.

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Sony VPL-EW225 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony VPL-EW225 review we compared this projector to 100 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 330,466 product attributes, 16,088 projector reviews and 2,553,600 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony vplew225b
Barcodes 00027242274990, 00027242854130, 00151903394007, 00272428541308, 00679856035575, 04905524887457

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