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Overall Score

Sony VPL-SX235

A cheap to run 3000:1 XGA (1024x768) multimedia projector
3000:1 XGA (1024x768) No 3,200 ANSI Lumens Feb 2014
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Sony VPL-SX235 Review

With low running costs and at over 3 years old, we have ranked the Sony VPL-SX235 number 935 across all projectors.
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7 Great Features
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3 Years Old
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£85 Over 1 Year
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 has running costs of only £85 over 1 year, which are in the cheapest 19% of all 94 new comparable spec multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
It is missing some features:
Does not support full HD
Does not have a DVI port
Quite small bulb power

Sony VPL-SX235 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Excellent Brand

Sony projectors have an average rating of 89%, which is in the top 5% of all multimedia projector brands that we have analysed. 98% of those that bought a Sony multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Sony VPL-SX235 has an On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other new similar spec projectors.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other recently released projectors, the VPL-SX235 does not support full HD.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamps of projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this data projector range from 2,000h to 30,000h. The VPL-SX235 has one of the longer service life of lamps (6,000 hours) amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The VPL-SX235 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other projectors that are a similar age to this data projector.

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Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Sony VPL-SX235 does not have a DVI port, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other recently released similar spec data projectors also do not have a DVI port.

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Has an Ethernet LAN

The VPL-SX235 has an Ethernet LAN. Most of the other projectors that have been available for around the same time as this multimedia projector also have an Ethernet LAN.

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HD-Ready

The VPL-SX235 is HD-Ready, as are most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as this multimedia projector.

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Has an Air Filter

The Sony VPL-SX235 has an air filter, as do most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to this multimedia projector.

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XGA (1024x768) Resolution

The highest resolution of the VPL-SX235 is XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than a WXGA (1280x800) projector, which is the most common resolution.

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Average Projector Brightness

The VPL-SX235 has a fairly standard projector brightness (3,200 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as this projector.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The VPL-SX235 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other data projectors that came out around the same time as this multimedia projector also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Quite Small Bulb Power

3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as this projector have bulb powers of between 140W and 400W, and the average bulb power is 230W. With a bulb power of only 210 Watts, the Sony VPL-SX235 has one of the smaller bulb powers amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This 3000:1 contrast ratio projector was released in February 2014.


Running Costs

Low Running Costs

Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the VPL-SX235 is only £85, which is in the cheapest 19% of all 94 new comparable spec multimedia projectors.

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Sony VPL-SX235 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony VPL-SX235 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 330,600 product attributes, 16,125 projector reviews and 2,431,700 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 00012304888901, 00027242869141, 04905524938883

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