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Sony VPL-SX226

$1,250.00
3000:1 XGA (1024x768) Multimedia Projector
3000:1 XGA (1024x768) No 30dB Jun 2015
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date
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Sony VPL-SX226 Review

63
Good
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7 Great Features
69
2 Years Old
Overall Score
23
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 23?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
This projector is missing some features:
Does not have a DVI port
Quite small bulb power
Does not support full HD

Sony VPL-SX226 In-Depth Analysis

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Features

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Sony VPL-SX226 does not have a DVI port. Most of the other new 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors also do not have a DVI port.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

At only 210 Watts, the VPL-SX226 has a fairly small bulb power compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to this projector. The smallest bulb power of similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to this multimedia projector is 140W and the biggest is 400W.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The quietest noise level of comparable spec multimedia projectors that are a similar age to this projector is 25dB and the loudest is 43dB. The VPL-SX226 has one of the quieter noise levels (only 30 decibels) amongst similar spec projectors of this age.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

Across all the comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this data projector the service life of lamps range from 2,000h to 30,000h. The Sony VPL-SX226 has one of the longer service life of lamps (6,000 hours) amongst comparable spec data projectors of this age.

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Has an Ethernet LAN

The Sony VPL-SX226 has an Ethernet LAN, as do most of the other latest data projectors.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Sony VPL-SX226 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other data projectors that were launched around the same time as this projector also have a handheld remote control.

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Ceiling Mountable

The VPL-SX226 is ceiling mountable. Most of the other latest multimedia projectors also are ceiling mountable.

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Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The VPL-SX226 has an On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to this data projector also have an On Screen Display (OSD).

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Average Projector Brightness

The Sony VPL-SX226 has a relatively average projector brightness (2,800 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to this projector.

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XGA (1024x768) Resolution

The highest resolution of the VPL-SX226 is XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than a WXGA (1280x800) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The VPL-SX226 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other recently released projectors.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The VPL-SX226 does not support full HD, although keep in mind that most of the other new projectors also do not support full HD.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was June 2015 when Sony released the VPL-SX226.


Sony VPL-SX226 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony VPL-SX226 review we compared this projector to 100 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 330,466 product attributes, 16,088 projector reviews and 2,553,600 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.

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00027242886476, 04058154054529, 04905524996197, 05013493260634

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