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7

Overall Score

Sony VPL-EX226

A Venerable 3000:1 720p (1280x720) Projector
3000:1 720p (1280x720) No 38dB May 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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Sony VPL-EX226 Review

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Not Currently for Sale
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3 Great Features
38
4 Years Old
Overall Score
7
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 7?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2017.
This projector is missing some features:
Quite dim projector brightness
Does not have a DVI port
Fairly loud noise level
Does not support full HD

Sony VPL-EX226 In-Depth Analysis

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Features

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The VPL-EX226 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been available for a comparable time to this data projector.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

Similar spec data projectors that are a comparable age to this projector have projector brightnesses of between 100 ANSI lumens and 8,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,300 ANSI lumens. At only 2,700 ANSI lumens, the Sony VPL-EX226 has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of a similar age and type to this multimedia projector.

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720p (1280x720) Resolution

The VPL-EX226 has a maximum resolution of 720p (1280x720). That's 56% less resolution than the most frequently found projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080).

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Does Not Have a DVI Port

Like most of the other recently released 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors, the VPL-EX226 does not have a DVI port.

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Has an Ethernet LAN

The VPL-EX226 has an Ethernet LAN, as do most of the other projectors that have been available for a comparable time to this projector.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

Across all the latest 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors the service life of lamps range from 2,000h to 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 4,500h. At 7,000 hours, the Sony VPL-EX226 has a fairly long service life of lamp compared to most of the other data projectors of this type and age.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

The noise levels of latest 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors range from 25dB to 43dB, and the average noise level is 35dB. The Sony VPL-EX226 has a fairly loud noise level (38 decibels) compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been available for a comparable time to this projector.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Sony VPL-EX226 does not support full HD. Most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to this data projector also do not support full HD.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

Sony released the VPL-EX226 in May 2013.


Sony VPL-EX226 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony VPL-EX226 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 330,284 product attributes, 16,046 projector reviews and 2,351,700 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

Barcodes 00027242868359, 04905524935738, 05053959429151

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