Sony VPL-EX245
Sony VPL-EX245
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Sony VPL-EX245

A fully featured 3000:1 1024 x 768 projector
3000:1 XGA (1024x768) No 3,200 ANSI Lumens Jul 2012
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Sony VPL-EX245 Review

With mediocre reviews and features, we have scored the Sony VPL-EX245 as follows for Summary.
Value for Money
Not Currently for Sale
Good Features
Running Costs
$99 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 29?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of $99 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 1,756 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1024 x 768 resolution
Does not support full HD
Only 1,080 video mode

Sony VPL-EX245 In-Depth Analysis


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1024 X 768 Resolution

The VPL-EX245 has a maximum resolution of 1024 x 768. That's over three times the resolution of a 280 x 800 projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. This projector also has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768). Across all projectors the best resolution is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and the worst is 280 x 800.

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The VPL-EX245 is HD-Ready. Most of the other projectors also are HD-Ready.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The VPL-EX245 does not support full HD. Most of the other projectors also do not support full HD.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This multimedia projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is typical of many projectors.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The VPL-EX245 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other projectors.

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Average Projector Brightness

The VPL-EX245 has a relatively average projector brightness (3,200 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other projectors.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

It was July 2012 when this projector was released.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The VPL-EX245 is typical compared to the other 1,756 multimedia projectors that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the VPL-EX245 will cost $99 over 1 year to run.

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Product Identifiers


00027242854109, 04905524887426

Sony VPL-EX245 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony VPL-EX245 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 331,047 product attributes, 16,167 projector reviews and 2,327,800 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.