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Sony VPL-EX241

70

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Sony VPL-EX241

Sony VPL-EX241

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A good spec but 5 year old XGA 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projector, with average running costs
1024 X 768 (XGA) 3000:1 No 3,200 ANSI Lumens Oct 2012
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Sony VPL-EX241 Review

With very good features, we have scored the Sony VPL-EX241 as follows:
79
Features
Good Features
69
Running Costs
$85 Over 5 Years
70
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 70?

It has below average expert reviews with an average expert rating of 60%.
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 $85 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 20% of all 2,027 data projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving data projectors.
This Sony projector has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Longer than average service life of lamp
Auto power saving with brightness adjustment and lamp dimming
Network presentation with optional dongle
USB media viewer
Long-lasting lamp (up to 7,000h low mode)
Bright era panel
Only 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution
Very low contrast ratio (typical)

Sony VPL-EX241 In-Depth Analysis

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very High

The VPL-EX241 has an average running cost of $85 over 5 years based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is in the most expensive 20% of all 2,027 projectors.

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Features

Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The Sony VPL-EX241 has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) projector native resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 800 resolution found on most data projectors. Projectors resolutions range from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the VPL-EX241 of only 3,000 is lower than 73% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature. Across all the projectors the contrast ratio (typical) range from 1.5 to 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Average Projector Brightness

The VPL-EX241's projector brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens is relatively average compared to most other data projectors. It is brighter than 50% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Longer Than Average Service Life of Lamp

The VPL-EX241's service life of lamp of 7,000h is longer than average when compared to most other projectors. It is longer than 82% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature. The service life of lamps of data projectors range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The bulb powers of data projectors range from 15W to 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The bulb power of the VPL-EX241 of only 210W is smaller than 70% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Sony VPL-EX241 does not support full HD. 63% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

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00027242854093

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