Sony VPL-SW225
Sony VPL-SW225
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Sony VPL-SW225

A cheap to run and fully featured 3000:1 280 x 800 projector
3000:1 WXGA (1280x800) No 34dB Jul 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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Sony VPL-SW225 Review

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Good Features
$67 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 31?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of $67 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 1,756 projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Quite long service life of lamp
Only 280 x 800 resolution
Does not support full HD

Sony VPL-SW225 In-Depth Analysis


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We checked 628 owner and expert reviews (including 90 verified purchases) for Sony projectors and found that on average Sony has excellent ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has excellent ratings specifically for its projectors. 92% of those that bought a Sony data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Only 280 X 800 Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800)|280 x 800, which is typical of many projectors.

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Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 34 decibels, the Sony VPL-SW225 has a pretty standard noise level compared to most of the other projectors.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

The VPL-SW225 has one of the longer service life of lamps (6,000 hours) amongst projectors of this age. The service life of lamps of projectors range from 20h to 40,000h.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The VPL-SW225 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other multimedia projectors.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other projectors, the Sony VPL-SW225 does not support full HD.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is typical of many multimedia projectors.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

At only 2,600 ANSI lumens, the VPL-SW225 has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors. The projector brightnesses of projectors range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens.

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Has an Air Filter

The VPL-SW225 has an air filter. Most of the other data projectors also have an air filter.

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The Sony VPL-SW225 is HD-Ready, as are most of the other projectors.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was July 2014 when this data projector was released.

Running Costs

Average Running Costs

The average running cost of the VPL-SW225 is $67 over 1 year based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 1,756 multimedia projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00027242869158, 04905524938890