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Sony VPL-SX225

70

Overall Score

Sony VPL-SX225

Sony VPL-SX225
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A good spec and economical to run moderate noise level XGA multimedia projector
35dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 3000:1 No Feb 2014
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Sony VPL-SX225 Review

With very good features and low running costs, we have scored the Sony VPL-SX225 as follows:
79
Features
Good Features
71
Running Costs
$77 Over 5 Years
70
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 70?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of $77 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,027 data projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving multimedia projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Longer than average service life of lamp
High brightness of 2700 lumen in high lamp mode
USB display
USB media viewer
Networked control
Remote control for ios device
Network presentation (lan/wireless lan)
Advanced energy-saving features
Energy efficient with long-lasting lamp of 10000 hours
High image quality 3lcd natural and vivid colour images
Has a built-in speaker
Wireless presentation with tablet (ios or android)
Long-lasting lamp
3LCD color light output colour reproduction and high brightness
Short throw distance
Low total cost of ownership (tco) for widescreen, short throw, high brightness projector
Built-in speaker
Very low contrast ratio (typical)
Only 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution

Sony VPL-SX225 In-Depth Analysis

Running Costs

Average Running Costs

Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the VPL-SX225 will cost $77 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 2,027 multimedia projectors.

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Features

Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The Sony VPL-SX225 has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) projector native resolution which is higher than most data projectors. Most multimedia projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. Across all data projectors the resolution ranges from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

Multimedia projectors have contrast ratio (typical) of between 1.5 and 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The contrast ratio (typical) of the VPL-SX225 of only 3,000 is lower than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is lower than 76% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Average Noise Level

The noise level of the VPL-SX225 of 35dB is pretty typical compared to most other data projectors. It is louder than 46% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

Data projectors have projector brightnesses of between 100 ANSI lumens and 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the VPL-SX225 of only 2,700 ANSI lumens is in the dimmest 21% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Longer Than Average Service Life of Lamp

Across all the data projectors the service life of lamps range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h. The VPL-SX225's service life of lamp of 6,000h is in the longest 20% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Sony VPL-SX225 has a built-in speaker. 76% of data projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Sony VPL-SX225 has a handheld remote control, as do 80% of projectors.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The VPL-SX225's bulb power of only 210W is smaller than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is in the smallest 33% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature. The average bulb power of all data projectors is 250W, with the smallest being 15W and the biggest being 840W.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other data projectors, the VPL-SX225 does not support full HD. 63% of multimedia projectors do not support full HD.

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HD-Ready

The Sony VPL-SX225 is HD-Ready. 80% of data projectors are not HD-Ready.

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Energy Star Certified

The Sony VPL-SX225 is Energy Star certified, unlike 99% of projectors which are not Energy Star certified.

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Has an Air Filter

The VPL-SX225 has an air filter. 96% of data projectors do not have an air filter.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes:

00027242869172, 04058154051078, 04905524938913

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