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Sony VPL-SW225

69

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Sony VPL-SW225

Sony VPL-SW225
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A good spec and very economical to run moderate noise level 1280 x 800 resolution projector
34dB 1280 X 800 3000:1 No Jul 2014
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Sony VPL-SW225 Review

With low running costs and very good features, we have scored the Sony VPL-SW225 as follows:
77
Features
Good Features
85
Running Costs
$52 Over 5 Years
69
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 69?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of $52 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 good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1280 x 800 resolution
Has a built-in speaker
79cm for 80-inch image
3LCD color light output colour reproduction and high brightness
2600 lumen brightness with native WXGA (1280 x 800) 16:10 widescreen screen resolution
Long-lasting lamp
10000 hours in low mode
Wireless presentation with tablet (ios or android)
The wireless presentation capability makes it easy to present files from your tablet device or smart phone
Very low contrast ratio (typical)
Dimmer than average projector brightness

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Sony VPL-SW225 In-Depth Analysis

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The VPL-SW225 is typical compared to the other 2,021 projectors that we have looked at for running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the VPL-SW225 will cost $52 over 5 years to run.

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Features

1280 X 800 Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800, which is typical of many projectors.

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Average Noise Level

The VPL-SW225's noise level of 34dB is fairly standard compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 48% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of data projectors range from 1.5 to 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The contrast ratio (typical) of the VPL-SW225 of only 3,000 is lower than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the lowest 24% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

The VPL-SW225's projector brightness of only 2,600 ANSI lumens is dimmer than average when compared to most other projectors. It is dimmer than 82% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature. The average projector brightness of all data projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 100 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Sony VPL-SW225 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

Across all the projectors the service life of lamps range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h. The VPL-SW225's service life of lamp of 6,000h is longer than 78% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The VPL-SW225 has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of projectors.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The VPL-SW225's bulb power of only 210W is smaller than average when compared to most other projectors. It is smaller than 66% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The smallest bulb power of projectors is 15W, the biggest is 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Sony VPL-SW225 does not support full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that 63% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Has an Air Filter

The Sony VPL-SW225 has an air filter. 96% of multimedia projectors do not have an air filter.

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HD-Ready

The Sony VPL-SW225 is HD-Ready, unlike 80% of projectors which are not HD-Ready.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony mountvplsw225tmst2, sony projector44kg, sony vplsw225tmst2, sony vplsw225wxga, sony 1280x800

Barcodes:

00027242869158, 04058829196059, 04905524938890, 05052184191277, 05052184657308, 05054484581659, 05054629626962

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