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Sony VPL-EX246
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Sony VPL-EX246 Projector

3000:1 XGA (1024x768) 3,200 ANSI Lumens 1600 X 1200 (UXGA) May 2013
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The VPL-EX276 is designed with lower total costs of ownership, reduced maintenance time, and increased energy efficiency, to offer highly flexible and high performance solutions for the education... More
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6 Reasons For

Sony Has Excellent Reviews for Its Projectors

On average multimedia projectors from Sony are rated 89 out of 100, which is in the top 10% of all projector brands that we have assessed.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The VPL-EX246 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VPL-EX246 also have a built-in speaker(s).

Other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Epson EB-425W[plb_1844228_price].

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA), which is typical of many data projectors of a similar age and type to it.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of 16 Watts, the VPL-EX246 has a fairly high RMS rated power compared to most of the other data projectors of a comparable type and age to the VPL-EX246. The RMS rated powers of data projectors of this spec and age range from 0.5W to 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 11W.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 120V AC input voltage, which is typical of many projectors of a similar age and type to it.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This projector has a 10|100 Mbit/s ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on data projectors that have been available for around the same time as it.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D

The VPL-EX246 does not support 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-EX246 also do not support 3D.

We compared this data projector to all the other projectors with a 3D and we think the NEC NP-M311W[plb_1525270_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The VPL-EX246 does not support full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to the VPL-EX246 also do not support full HD.

There are a number of alternative multimedia projectors which also support full HD that you might also want to look at including the Epson 475Wi[plb_1778250_price], or the Hitachi CP-WX8255A[plb_1884022_price].

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The VPL-EX246 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age also do not support wi-Fi.

Alternative data projectors which also support wi-Fi that you might also want to look at include the EB-425W[pl_1844228_price], or the BrightLink 436Wi[pl_1875520_price] both from Epson.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

The VPL-EX246 is a one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity data projector.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Most 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the VPL-EX246 which has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony VPL-EX246

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the VPL-EX246 over three years ago.

Average Projector Brightness

The VPL-EX246 has a fairly typical projector brightness (3,200 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other data projectors of this age and type.

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XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

The VPL-EX246 has a maximum resolution of XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than the most common projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

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Specification

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Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Projector Brightness (economic Mode)
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Lamp Type
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Serial Interface Type
Microphone in
Audio (L,R) Out
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (typical)
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $74.29
Electricity cost when on standby
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Total running cost over 5 years $74.29
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00027242868342, 00272428683428, 00490552493571, 04905524935721, 05052916659181

See How Other Projectors Compare to the Sony VPL-EX246

NEC NP-M271X vs Sony VPL-EX246

NEC NP-M271X vs Sony VPL-EX246
NEC NP-M271X Sony VPL-EX246
$
Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports
2,000h Longer Lamp Service Life
A Lot Lighter
3,000h Longer Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
6W Lower RMS Rated Power
Higher Running Costs Over Five Years by $30.49

NEC M311 vs Sony VPL-EX246

NEC M311 vs Sony VPL-EX246
NEC M311 Sony VPL-EX246
$
Three USB 2.0 Ports
Two More VGA (D-Sub) Ports
$29.40 Cheaper to Run
50% Longer Lamp Service Life
60% Lower RMS Rated Power
45% Smaller Lamp Power

Sony VPL-DW127 vs Sony VPL-EX246

Sony VPL-DW127 vs Sony VPL-EX246
Sony VPL-DW127 Sony VPL-EX246
$ 779.95
Newer by 15 Months
One More USB 2.0 Port
1.3kg Lighter
A Lot Longer Lamp Service Life
Lower RMS Rated Power
24% Dimmer Projector Brightness
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