Sony VPL-SX225
Sony VPL-SX225
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Sony VPL-SX225

A fully featured 3000:1 1024 x 768 multimedia projector
3000:1 XGA (1024x768) No 2,700 ANSI Lumens Feb 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Projector Brightness Release Date

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Sony VPL-SX225 Review

Not Currently for Sale
Good Features
$93 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 29?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of $93 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:
Energy Star certified
Has an air filter
Does not support full HD
Only 1,080 video mode

Sony VPL-SX225 In-Depth Analysis


Sony Data Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 628 expert and owner 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 manufacturers. 92% of those that bought a Sony projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Energy Star Certified

The Sony VPL-SX225 is Energy Star certified, which is unusual. Most of the other multimedia projectors are not Energy Star certified.

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Has an Air Filter

The Sony VPL-SX225 has an air filter. Most of the other projectors also have an air filter.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

With a service life of lamp of 6,000 hours, the VPL-SX225 has one of the longer service life of lamps amongst projectors of this age. The average service life of lamp of data projectors is 6,700h, and the service life of lamps range from 20h to 40,000h.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The VPL-SX225 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other projectors.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The VPL-SX225 does not support full HD. Most of the other projectors also do not support full HD.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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

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1024 X 768 Resolution

The VPL-SX225 has a maximum resolution of 1024 x 768. That's over three times the resolution of the most frequently found projector native resolution of 280 x 800. This Sony data projector also has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768). Projectors projector native resolutions range from 280 x 800 to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of only 2,700 ANSI lumens, the Sony VPL-SX225 has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors. The dimmest projector brightness of projectors is 12 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens.

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The VPL-SX225 is HD-Ready. Most of the other projectors also are HD-Ready.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was February 2014 when Sony released the VPL-SX225.

Running Costs

OK Running Costs

Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the VPL-SX225 is $93, which is typical compared to the other 1,756 multimedia projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00027242869172, 04058154051078, 04905524938913
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