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Sony VPL-EW235
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Sony VPL-EW235 Projector

2700:1 WXGA (1280x800) 30dB 2,700 ANSI Lumens Jul 2016
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Combining superb widescreen WXGA image quality with smart energy-efficient features, the VPL-EW235 portable projector enhances learning with powerful presentations that really stand out. Simple to... More
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8 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

Sony is one of the leading data projector manufacturers according to average owner and expert review score data that we have collected for all projectors.

Good Product Quality

One person reckoned that it was good quality.

Easy to Use

One Sony VPL-EW235 reviewer who reviewed the Sony VPL-EW235 reckoned that it was easy to setup.

Good Picture Quality

One Sony VPL-EW235 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the product had good colour saturation. In January last year Aimee Gregory rated the product 5 stars and she said “Good colours and shapness”.

Only Released Seven Months Ago

This 2700:1 contrast ratio data projector was only released seven months ago.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other comparable spec data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the VPL-EW235, the VPL-EW235 has a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of alternative projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might also want to look at including the DELL M900HD[plb_3821033_price], or the Optoma HD142X[plb_3807775_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

At 10,000 hours, the VPL-EW235 has a quite long service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-EW235. Across all the projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-EW235 the service life of lamp (economic mode)s range from 2,000h to 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 7,300h.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The VPL-EW235 has one of the quieter noise levels (only 30 decibels) amongst projectors of this age. The average noise level of similar spec data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the VPL-EW235 is 34dB.

If you don't mind having a louder noise level then you might want to consider the DELL M900HD[plb_3821033_price] (36dB) which also has a higher rating.

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9 Reasons Against

Only 100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on data projectors that came out in the last year.

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Does Not Support 3D

Most projectors that have been around for the last year do not support 3D. The VPL-EW235 is no exception to this as it too does not support 3D.

It is worth considering alternative projectors which also support 3D including the Optoma HD142X[plb_3807775_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The VPL-EW235 does not support full HD. Most of the other new comparable spec data projectors also do not support full HD.

We compared all the other multimedia projectors which also support full HD to this data projector and we think the Optoma HD142X[plb_3807775_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The VPL-EW235 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VPL-EW235 also do not support wi-Fi.

Other data projectors which also support wi-Fi that you might also want to look at include the DELL M900HD[plb_3821033_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The Sony VPL-EW235 has one of the dimmer projector brightnesss (only 2,700 ANSI lumens) amongst similar spec projectors of this age. Multimedia projectors that came out in the last year have projector brightnesss of between 900 ANSI lumens and 10,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,900 ANSI lumens.

Multimedia projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might be worth looking at include the Optoma HD142X[plb_3807775_price] (3,000 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness (economic Mode)

At only 1,500 ANSI lumen, the VPL-EW235 has a quite dim projector brightness (economic mode) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-EW235. The projector brightness (economic mode)s of latest data projectors range from 640 ANSI lumens to 5,200 ANSI lumens.

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Very Small Bulb Power

At only 210 Watts, the VPL-EW235 has a fairly small bulb power compared to most of the other new comparable spec projectors. The average bulb power of projectors that have been around for around the same time as the VPL-EW235 is 260W.

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Only One HDMI Ports Quantity

The VPL-EW235 is a one HDMI ports quantity projector. Most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released in the last year have between one and two HDMI ports quantitys.

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Only 1600 X 1200 Pixels Maximum Digital Resolution

The Sony VPL-EW235 has a maximum maximum digital resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels. That's 17% less maximum digital resolution than a 1920 x 1200 pixels data projector, which is the most common maximum digital resolution.

This projector's maximum digital resolution (1600 x 1200 pixels) is actually the worst maximum digital resolution across all new similar spec projectors.

Across comparable types of projector the best maximum digital resolution is 1920 x 1200 pixels.

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1 Other reason to consider the Sony VPL-EW235

WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

The Sony VPL-EW235 has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than a XGA (1024x768) data projector, which is the most common resolution.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Maximum Digital Resolution
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Projector Brightness (economic Mode)
Zoom Ratio
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Focus
Video
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
PC Audio in
Microphone in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Performance
Noise Level
Heat Dissipation
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
HDCP
Other Operating Systems Supported
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
Product Type
Power
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (max)
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
USB Powered
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Power Consumption (network Standby)
Operational Conditions
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Technical Details
RS-232C

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 23 July 2016 by Aimee gregory
(Verified Purchase)

Great projector for the price! Good quality, easy to set up and allign. Bright enough for most rooms (with curtains,) even with brightness on the lowest setting. Picture quality as expected for a... Read more…

Reviewed 25 June 2015 by Carlos Da Silva

Great sony.

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Electricity cost when switched on $66.90
Electricity cost when on standby $2.77
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Total running cost over 5 years $69.67
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.46 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony p213483, sony 9rl0za00, sony vplew235, sony p213483p, sony 9rl0zs00, sony 4905524983401
Barcodes 04905524983401
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