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Sony VPL-EX246 Review
|Value for Money||
|$80 Over 1 Year|
Why Has it Scored 38?
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of $80 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 1,756 projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1024 x 768 resolution
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Does not support full HD
Only 1,080 video mode
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Sony VPL-EX246 In-Depth Analysis
Sony Projectors Have Excellent Reviews
Based on 628 user and expert reviews (including 90 verified purchases), Sony has excellent ratings for its data projectors. Sony also has excellent ratings specifically for its projectors compared to other brands. 92% of those that bought a Sony data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Value For Money
We checked 618 projectors and they range in price from $149 to $24,000. We think that this multimedia projector has an average price compared to other projectors.
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Average Noise Level
At 33 decibels, the VPL-EX246 has a fairly standard noise level compared to most of the other projectors.
1024 X 768 Resolution
The VPL-EX246 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 common resolution. This Sony projector also has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768). Across all projectors the resolution ranges from 280 x 800 to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).
Does Not Support Full HD
The VPL-EX246 does not support full HD, although this is within the context that most of the other projectors also do not support full HD.
Only 1,080 Video Mode
This multimedia projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is the most frequently supported supported video modes on data projectors.
Very Short Service Life of Lamp
With a service life of lamp of only 3,000 hours, the VPL-EX246 has one of the shorter service life of lamps amongst projectors of this age. Across all the projectors the service life of lamps range from 20h to 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,700h.
Has a Built-In Speaker(s)
The Sony VPL-EX246 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other data projectors also have a built-in speaker(s).
Average Projector Brightness
At 3,200 ANSI lumens, the VPL-EX246 has a fairly average projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors.
Released Over Four Years Ago
It was May 2013 when Sony released the VPL-EX246.
OK Running Costs
The VPL-EX246 has an average running cost of $80 over 1 year based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 1,756 projectors.
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