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Sony VPL-SX226 Projector

3000:1 XGA (1024x768) 30dB 2,800 ANSI Lumens Jun 2015
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date
Sony projectors have excellent reviews
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Does not support full HD

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Sony Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

We checked the reviews from users and experts of hundreds of multimedia projectors to determine an average rating for each projector manufacturer. On average projectors made by Sony have excellent ratings from users and experts. 100% of those that bought a Sony projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over a Year Ago

This projector has been on the market since June 2015.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Sony VPL-SX226 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to this data projector also have a built-in speaker(s).

Other projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might want to consider include the Sony VPL-SX236 ($818.30).

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The VPL-SX226 does not support full HD, although this is within the context that most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to this projector also do not support full HD.

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Projector

Very Dim Projector Brightness

The VPL-SX226 has a quite dim projector brightness (only 2,800 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other projectors that were released more than a year ago. 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released one year ago have projector brightnesses of between 2,700 ANSI lumens and 10,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 4,600 ANSI lumens.

If this Sony projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might want to consider the NEC M311W ($475) (3,100 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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XGA (1024x768) Resolution

The VPL-SX226 has a maximum resolution of XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than the most common projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

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Networking

Has an Ethernet LAN

The VPL-SX226 has an Ethernet LAN. Most of the other data projectors of this spec and age also have an Ethernet LAN.

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Design

Ceiling Mountable

The Sony VPL-SX226 is ceiling mountable, as are most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than a year ago.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The VPL-SX226 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to this data projector also have a handheld remote control.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The VPL-SX226 does not have a DVI port, although it is worth noting that most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as this multimedia projector also do not have a DVI port.

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Performance

Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The VPL-SX226 has an On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other projectors that have been around for more than a year.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

The VPL-SX226 has a fairly quiet noise level (only 30 decibels) compared to most of the other projectors that came out more than a year ago. The noise levels of projectors that were released one year ago range from 28dB to 39dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

Projectors with a louder noise level that might be worth considering include the Sony VPL-SX236 ($818.30) (30dB).

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Lamps

Very Small Bulb Power

3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this data projector have bulb powers of between 180W and 470W, and the average bulb power is 260W. With a bulb power of only 210 Watts, the VPL-SX226 has a quite small bulb power compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as this data projector.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony c01lza00, sony c01lzs00, sony p227081p, sony vplsx226
Barcodes 00027242886476, 04058154054529, 04905524996197, 05013493260634

Sony VPL-SX226 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony VPL-SX226 review we compared this projector to 2,071 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 328,120 product attributes, 14,264 projector reviews and 2,801,300 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.
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