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Sony VPL-EX255

Sony VPLEX255KIT Projector

3300:1 XGA (1024x768) 3,300 ANSI Lumens Jul 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Projector Brightness Built-In Speaker(s) Release Date
Bring learning to life with this bright, energy-efficient, wireless-ready portable projector that has been designed in consultation with teachers and made for today's classrooms Combining superb... More
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4 Reasons For

Sony Has Excellent Multimedia Projector Reviews

Sony projectors have an average rating of 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-EX255 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other data projectors of a comparable type and age to the VPL-EX255 also have a built-in speaker(s).

Other data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Optoma HD26[plb_2415611_price].

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

Most of the other projectors of a similar type and age to the VPL-EX255 only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, however the VPL-EX255 has three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The VPL-EX255 has one of the higher RMS rated powers (16 Watts) amongst similar spec data projectors of this age. Projectors of this age and spec have RMS rated powers of between 1W and 20W.

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6 Reasons Against

Only 100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many similar spec projectors that were released around the same time as it.

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Does Not Support 3D

The Sony VPL-EX255 does not support 3D, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec data projectors that were released around the same time as the VPL-EX255 also do not support 3D.

We compared this projector to all the other data projectors with a 3D and we think the Optoma HD26[plb_2415611_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Most data projectors of this type and age do not support full HD. The VPL-EX255 is no exception to this as it too does not support full HD.

We think you might also be interested in other projectors which also support full HD including the Optoma HD26[plb_2415611_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The VPL-EX255 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to the VPL-EX255 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

At only 3,000 hours, the VPL-EX255 has a quite short service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other data projectors that have been around for more than two years. Across all the data projectors of this spec and age the service life of lamp (economic mode)s range from 600h to 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 5,600h.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The average service life of lamp of projectors of a comparable type and age to the VPL-EX255 is 6,100h, and the service life of lamps range from 1,500h to 30,000h. The VPL-EX255 has one of the shorter service life of lamps (only 3,000 hours) amongst comparable spec data projectors of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony VPL-EX255

Released Over Two Years Ago

Sony released the VPL-EX255 over two years ago.

Average Projector Brightness

The VPL-EX255 has a pretty standard projector brightness (3,300 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that were launched around the same time as the VPL-EX255.

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XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the VPL-EX255 is XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than a WXGA (1280x800) projector, which is the most common resolution.

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Specification

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Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Matrix Size
Projector Brightness (economic Mode)
Zoom Ratio
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Lamp Type
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Focus
Video
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Heat Dissipation
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control

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Running Cost

Hours of Use Per Day: hours
Show running costs over: years
Electricity cost when switched on $58.24
Electricity cost when on standby $28.47
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Electricity price $per kilowatt hour
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Total running cost over 5 years $86.71
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Sony VPL-EX255uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.57T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.57 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00027242881785, 00272428817854, 04905524983388

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$ 829.95 $669.95
70% Longer Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
1,000h Longer Lamp Service Life
400 ANSI Lumens Brighter Brightness in Economy Mode
14% Brighter Projector Brightness
$160 More Expensive
3% Higher Running Costs Over Five Years
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