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Sony VPLSW235KIT

$899.89
A cheap to run and good value for money 3000:1 280 x 800 projector
3000:1 WXGA (1280x800) No 34dB Jul 2014
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Sony VPL-SW235 Review

With low running costs but representing good value for money, we have ranked the Sony VPL-SW235 number 385 across all projectors.
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$67 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
47
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 47?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest 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)
Fairly long service life of lamp
Only 280 x 800 resolution
Does not support full HD

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Sony VPL-SW235 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Excellent Brand

Based on 628 expert and user reviews (including 90 verified purchases), Sony has excellent reviews for its multimedia projectors. Sony also has excellent reviews specifically within its projectors range compared to other brands. 92% of those that bought a Sony projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Average Priced

We checked 618 multimedia projectors and they range in price from $149 to $24,000. We think that this multimedia projector has an average price compared to other multimedia projectors.

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Cheaper Price Found in the United Kingdom

We found a cheaper price for the Sony VPL-SW235 of £650.00 ($650.00) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $249.89.

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Features

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the VPL-SW235 has a relatively standard projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors.

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Only 280 X 800 Resolution

This multimedia 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

At 34 decibels, the VPL-SW235 has a fairly typical noise level compared to most of the other projectors.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Sony VPL-SW235 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Sony VPL-SW235 does not support full HD, although this is within the context that most of the other projectors also do not support full HD.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is the most commonly supported supported video modes on multimedia projectors.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

The shortest service life of lamp of multimedia projectors is 20h, the longest is 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,700h. The VPL-SW235 has one of the longer service life of lamps (6,000 hours) amongst projectors of this age.

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HD-Ready

The VPL-SW235 is HD-Ready, as are most of the other multimedia projectors.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This multimedia projector was released in July 2014.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The VPL-SW235 is typical compared to the other 1,756 data projectors that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the VPL-SW235 will cost $67 over 1 year to run.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony vplsw235kit
Barcodes 00027242869165, 04053162958821, 04905524938906

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