Sony VPL-GTZ280
Sony VPL-GTZ280
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Sony VPL-GTZ280

A fairly new 20000:1 DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) projector with alright features but high running costs
20,000 DCI 4K (4096 X 2160) No 30dB Jun 2016
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Sony VPL-GTZ280 Review

With average features, we have scored the Sony VPL-GTZ280 as follows for Summary.
Average Features
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 35?

At over a year old this projector is slightly out of date, and newer projectors with more up to date technology are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2017.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite quiet noise level
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) resolution
Quite dim projector brightness
Does not have a built-in speaker

Sony VPL-GTZ280 In-Depth Analysis


Quite Dim Projector Brightness

Projectors have projector brightnesses of between 12 ANSI lumens and 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The VPL-GTZ280's projector brightness of only 2,000 ANSI lumens is fairly dim compared to most other data projectors. It is in the dimmest 14% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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DCI 4K (4096 X 2160) Resolution

The VPL-GTZ280 has a DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution.

The worst resolution amongst comparable types of projector is 280 x 800.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

Projectors have noise levels of between 10dB and 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The VPL-GTZ280's noise level of only 30dB is quite quiet compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the quietest 15% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-GTZ280 does not have a built-in speaker, unlike 76% of projectors which have a built-in speaker.

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