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Overall Score

Sony VPL-EX241

A Venerable 3000:1 XGA (1024x768) Data Projector
3000:1 XGA (1024x768) No 3,200 ANSI Lumens Oct 2012
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Sony VPL-EX241 Review

With mediocre reviews and low running costs, we have ranked the Sony VPL-EX241 number 589 across all projectors.
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4 Years Old
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£129 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
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Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 29?

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 2017.
It has running costs of £129 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 94 new 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
This Sony projector is missing some features:
Does not have a DVI port
Does not support full HD

Sony VPL-EX241 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Poor Expert Reviews

This 3000:1 contrast ratio projector received an expert rating of 60 out of 100 from parentesis.com. Multimedia projector experts aren't convinced by this Sony data projector.

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Sony Has Excellent Reviews for Its Data Projectors

Sony is one of the leading projector manufacturers according to average expert and user review score data that we have collected for all projectors. 98% of those that bought a Sony projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Sony VPL-EX241 has a fairly standard projector brightness compared to most of the other recently released projectors.

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XGA (1024x768) Resolution

The VPL-EX241 has a maximum resolution of XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than a WXGA (1280x800) projector, which is the most common resolution.

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Does Not Have a DVI Port

The VPL-EX241 does not have a DVI port, although keep in mind that most of the other latest 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors also do not have a DVI port.

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Has an Ethernet LAN

The Sony VPL-EX241 has an Ethernet LAN, as do most of the other projectors that came out around the same time as this projector.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

Latest similar spec multimedia projectors have service life of lamps of between 2,000h and 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 4,500h. When compared to other projectors that have been available for a comparable time to this data projector, the service life of lamp of the Sony VPL-EX241 of 7,000 hours is one of the longest.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The VPL-EX241 does not support full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other projectors that were launched around the same time as this projector also do not support full HD.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This data projector was released in October 2012.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The VPL-EX241 is typical compared to the other 94 new 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that we have analysed for 1 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the VPL-EX241 is £129.

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Sony VPL-EX241 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony VPL-EX241 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 330,466 product attributes, 16,088 projector reviews and 2,553,600 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 00027242854093

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