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Sony VPL-EW345

77

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Sony VPL-EW345

$1,189.95
Sony VPL-EW345

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A top-rated and good spec quiet 1280 x 800 resolution projector, with a fair price and low running costs
29dB 1280 X 800 3700:1 No Sep 2015
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Sony VPL-EW345 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Sony VPL-EW345 number 399 across all projectors.
85
Reviews
1 Review
78
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Features
Good Features
76
Running Costs
$68 Over 5 Years
77
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 77?

It has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 80%.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2018.
It has running costs of $68 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,021 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
This Sony projector has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1280 x 800 resolution
Control and management from any networked PC
Easier maintenance
Customised input naming labels
USB display function for easy one-cable PC connection
Dual HDMI inputs
USB media viewer
Remote control app for ios/android
Present wirelessly
Networked presentations
Quieter than average noise level
Quick go
Advanced energy-saving features
Energy efficient with long-lasting lamp life up to 10,000 hours
Powerful 16w audio
WXGA resolution
3LCD brightera technology
Present clear, bright images in larger rooms, plus flexible connectivity and low running costs
Quiet operation
Very low contrast ratio (typical)

Sony VPL-EW345 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $1,189.95 it is more expensive than 59% of projectors.

Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The VPL-EW345 is typical compared to the other 2,021 projectors that we have analysed for running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the VPL-EW345 will cost $68 over 5 years to run.

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Features

1280 X 800 Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800, which is the most frequently found resolution on projectors.

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The noise level of the VPL-EW345 of only 29dB is in the quietest 11% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. The noise levels of projectors range from 20dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the VPL-EW345 of only 3,700 is in the lowest 29% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature. The lowest contrast ratio (typical) of multimedia projectors is 1.5, the highest is 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

Across all the projectors the projector brightnesses range from 100 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The Sony VPL-EW345's projector brightness of 4,200 ANSI lumens is brighter than 75% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Longer Than Average Service Life of Lamp

The average service life of lamp of all projectors is 7,000h, with the shortest being 200h and the longest being 50,000h. The VPL-EW345's service life of lamp of 6,000h is longer than 80% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-EW345 has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of multimedia projectors.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The VPL-EW345 has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Average Bulb Power

The bulb power of the VPL-EW345 of 225W is fairly average compared to most other projectors. It is in the biggest 47% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Air Filter

The VPL-EW345 has an air filter, which is unusual. 96% of data projectors do not have an air filter.

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Supports Full HD

The VPL-EW345 supports full HD, which is unusual. 63% of data projectors do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony c04tza00, sony vplew345, sony c04tzs00

Barcodes:

00027242888869, 04548736004184

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