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Sony VPLEX255KIT

81

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Sony VPLEX255KIT

$395.33
Sony VPL-EX255
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A fully featured and top-value moderate noise level XGA data projector, with low running costs
34dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 3300:1 No Jul 2014
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Sony VPL-EX255 LCD Projector 720p 4_3 3 300_1 2200 LM HDMI USB VGA VPL-EX255 (Brand new, unopened) - on
$395.33
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Sony VPLEX255 Projector
$669.95
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Sony VPLEX255-Kit Projector
$7,299.95
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Sony VPL-EX255 LCD Projector - 720p - HDTV - 4:3
$742.24
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Sony VPL-EX255 XGA Multimedia Projector ( VPL-EX255) (Brand new, unopened) - on
$950.00
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Used - Sony VPL-EX255 LCD Projector - 720p - HDTV - 4:3
$500.00
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Sony VPL-EX255 Review

Representing excellent value for money, we have ranked the Sony VPL-EX255 number 236 across all projectors.
97
Value for Money
Excellent
80
Features
Fully-Featured
73
Running Costs
$78 Over 5 Years
81
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 81?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of $78 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,021 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
It has some great features:
Has a built-in speaker
Has a handheld remote control

Sony VPL-EX255 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Terrific Value for Money

The product has mediocre features but at $395.33 it is cheaper than 84% of projectors.

Cheaper in the United States Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony VPL-EX255 and the United States price of $395.33 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United Kingdom where the price is £459.00 ($459.00).

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Running Costs

Average Running Costs

The VPL-EX255 has an average running cost of $78 over 5 years based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 2,021 projectors.

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Features

Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The VPL-EX255 has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) projector native resolution which is higher than most multimedia projectors. Most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. The worst resolution of all multimedia projectors is 640 x 360 (nHD) and the best is 4096 x 2400 (4K).

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Average Noise Level

The noise level of the VPL-EX255 of 34dB is fairly average compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is louder than 51% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the Sony VPL-EX255 of only 3,300 is in the lowest 29% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature. The average contrast ratio (typical) of all multimedia projectors is 27,000, with the lowest being 1.5 and the highest being 2,500,000.

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Average Projector Brightness

The VPL-EX255's projector brightness of 3,300 ANSI lumens is fairly average compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 54% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

Projectors have service life of lamps of between 200h and 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h. The service life of lamp of the Sony VPL-EX255 of only 3,000h is shorter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the shortest 18% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Sony VPL-EX255 has a built-in speaker. 77% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Sony VPL-EX255 has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

Projectors have bulb powers of between 15W and 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The bulb power of the Sony VPL-EX255 of only 210W is smaller than 65% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The VPL-EX255 does not support full HD. 63% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony vplex255

Barcodes:

00027242881785, 00272428817854, 04058829196554, 04905524983388, 05052184657445, 05054484666325, 05054533666320, 05054629489994

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