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Sony VPL-EW246

Sony VPL-EW246 Projector

2300:1 WXGA (1280x800) 3,100 ANSI Lumens 1280 X 800 (WXGA) May 2013
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The VPL-EW246 is designed with lower total costs of ownership, reduced maintenance time, and increased energy efficiency, to offer highly flexible and high performance solutions for the education... More
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5 Reasons For

Sony Has Excellent Projector Reviews

On average multimedia projectors manufactured by Sony are rated 89%, which is in the top 10% of all multimedia projector brands that we have looked at.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The VPL-EW246 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other 2300:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-EW246 also have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared all the other data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) to this multimedia projector and we think because of it's better review score, the DELL S500[plb_1538835_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The Sony VPL-EW246 has one of the brighter projector brightnesss (3,100 ANSI lumens) amongst similar spec multimedia projectors of this age. The dimmest projector brightness of projectors of a comparable age and spec to the VPL-EW246 is 1,800 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 3,200 ANSI lumens.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of data projectors of a similar age and type to the VPL-EW246 is 1.3x. With an optical zoom of 1.6 times zoom factor, the VPL-EW246 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of 16 Watts, the VPL-EW246 has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other 2300:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the VPL-EW246. Projectors that have been available for around the same time as the VPL-EW246 have RMS rated powers of between 2W and 16W, and the average RMS rated power is 10W.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D

Most comparable spec data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the VPL-EW246 do not support 3D. The VPL-EW246 is no exception to this as it too does not support 3D.

We compared this data projector to all the other projectors with a 3D and we think the DELL S500[plb_1538835_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Sony VPL-EW246 does not support full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other projectors of this age and spec also do not support full HD.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The VPL-EW246 does not support wi-Fi, although this is within the context that most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and type to the VPL-EW246 also do not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other multimedia projectors which also support wi-Fi to this projector and we think the DELL S500[plb_1538835_price] is also worth considering.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

The VPL-EW246 is a one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity projector.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony VPL-EW246

Released Over Three Years Ago

This projector was released over three years ago.

1280 X 800 Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Sony VPL-EW246 supports a maximum resolution of 1280 x 800. That's 47% less resolution than a 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution supported by comparable spec projectors that came out around the same time as the VPL-EW246. This data projector also support a supported graphics resolutions of 1280 x 720 (HD 720) and 1280 x 800 (WXGA).

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most commonly found projector native resolution on projectors of a similar age and type to it.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Maximum Digital Resolution
Projector Brightness (economic Mode)
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
3D-Ready
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Serial Interface Type
Microphone in
Audio (L,R) Out
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Optical Disc Player Type
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
TV Tuner Integrated
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (typical)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $71.74
Electricity cost when on standby
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Electricity price $per kilowatt hour
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Annual water price inflation %
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Total running cost over 5 years $71.74
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Sony VPL-EW246uses 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

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony p173182, sony p173182p
Barcodes 00027242868311, 00272428683114, 04905524935691
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