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Sony VPL-SX236

80

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Sony VPL-SX236

$828.56
Sony VPL-SX236
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A top-value and very economical to run quiet XGA projector, with very good features
30dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 3000:1 No Jun 2015
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Sony VPL-SX236 Short Throw LCD Projector - 1080p - HDTV - 4_3 (Brand new, unopened)
$828.56
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Sony VPL-SX236 3300ANSI lumens 3LCD XGA (1024x768) data projector (Brand new, unopened)
$1,044.05
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Sony VPL-SX236 Desktop projector 3300ANSI lumens 3LCD XGA (1024x768) White data (Brand new, unopened) - on
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Sony VPL-SX236 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with low running costs, we have ranked the Sony VPL-SX236 number 296 across all projectors.
91
Value for Money
Excellent
80
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Running Costs
$60 Over 5 Years
80
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 80?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of $60 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,021 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving multimedia projectors.
It has some great features:
Quieter than average noise level
Has a built-in speaker
Longer than average service life of lamp
Has a handheld remote control
3,300 lumens XGA short throw data projector
Deliver powerful presentation with an interactive white board

Sony VPL-SX236 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Great Value for Money

The product has mediocre features but at $828.56 it is cheaper than 56% of projectors.

Cheaper Price Found in the United Kingdom

We found a cheaper price for the Sony VPL-SX236 of £529.00 ($529.00) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $299.56.

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Running Costs

Average Running Costs

Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the VPL-SX236 is $60, which is typical compared to the other 2,021 projectors.

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Features

Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The VPL-SX236 has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) projector native resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 800 resolution found on most data projectors. Across all projectors the resolution ranges from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The noise levels of projectors range from 20dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The Sony VPL-SX236's noise level of only 30dB is quieter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the quietest 18% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the Sony VPL-SX236 of only 3,000 is lower than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is lower than 78% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature. The average contrast ratio (typical) of all multimedia projectors is 27,000, with the lowest being 1.5 and the highest being 2,500,000.

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Average Projector Brightness

The VPL-SX236's projector brightness of 3,300 ANSI lumens is pretty standard compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 50% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-SX236 has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of projectors.

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Longer Than Average Service Life of Lamp

The VPL-SX236's service life of lamp of 6,000h is longer than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the longest 23% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. The service life of lamps of projectors range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Sony VPL-SX236 has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of data projectors.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The average bulb power of all data projectors is 250W, with the smallest being 15W and the biggest being 840W. The bulb power of the VPL-SX236 of only 210W is in the smallest 33% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other multimedia projectors, the VPL-SX236 does not support full HD. 63% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony vplsx236shrt, sony 1024x768, sony p227082p

Barcodes:

00027242886483, 04058154054536, 04905524996203

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