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Sony VPL-EX345

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Sony VPL-EX345

$959.95
Sony VPL-EX345
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A cheap and good spec quiet XGA projector, with low running costs
29dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 3300:1 No Sep 2015
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Sony VPL-EX345 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with very good features, we have ranked the Sony VPL-EX345 number 450 across all projectors.
80
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Features
Good Features
75
Running Costs
$68 Over 5 Years
76
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 76?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of $68 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,021 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving multimedia projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Quieter than average noise level
Brighter than average projector brightness
Only 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution
Very low contrast ratio (typical)

Sony VPL-EX345 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Satisfactory Value for Money

Whilst the product is more expensive than 51% of projectors, it has mediocre features and at $959.95 it looks like great value for money overall.

Cheaper Price Found in the United Kingdom

We found a cheaper price for the Sony VPL-EX345 of £689.00 ($689.00) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $270.95.

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Running Costs

Average Running Costs

The average running cost of the VPL-EX345 is $68 over 5 years based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 2,021 multimedia projectors.

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Features

Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The VPL-EX345 has a higher resolution than most projectors. This projector has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution, whereas most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. The best resolution of all multimedia projectors is 4096 x 2400 (4K) and the worst is 640 x 360 (nHD).

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The average noise level of all projectors is 34dB, with the quietest being 20dB and the loudest being 93dB. The VPL-EX345's noise level of only 29dB is in the quietest 14% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

Across all the projectors the contrast ratio (typical) range from 1.5 to 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The Sony VPL-EX345's contrast ratio (typical) of only 3,300 is lower than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is lower than 71% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

Projectors have projector brightnesses of between 100 ANSI lumens and 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The VPL-EX345's projector brightness of 4,200 ANSI lumens is brighter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 26% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Sony VPL-EX345 has a built-in speaker. 77% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Longer Than Average Service Life of Lamp

The shortest service life of lamp of projectors is 200h, the longest is 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h. The service life of lamp of the VPL-EX345 of 6,000h is longer than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the longest 23% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The VPL-EX345 has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of projectors.

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Average Bulb Power

The VPL-EX345's bulb power of 225W is pretty average compared to most other projectors. It is in the biggest 46% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Full HD

The VPL-EX345 supports full HD, which is unusual. 63% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony vplex345, sony c053zs00, sony c053za00

Barcodes:

00027242888883, 00063825029991, 04548736004207

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