Sony VPLDW120
Sony VPLDW120
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Sony VPLDW120

A good value for money and cheap to run 2500:1 280 x 800 data projector
2500:1 WXGA (1280x800) No 33dB Jul 2012
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Sony VPLDW120 Review

Very Good
Good Features
$75 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 52?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of $75 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 1,756 data projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Only 280 x 800 resolution
Does not support full HD

Sony VPLDW120 Video Reviews

Sony VPLDW120 In-Depth Analysis


Sony Has Excellent Reviews for Its Projectors

Based on 628 user and expert reviews (including 90 verified purchases), Sony has excellent reviews for its data projectors. Sony also has excellent reviews specifically for its projectors compared to other brands. 92% of those that bought a Sony projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Only 280 X 800 Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800)|280 x 800, which is typical of many projectors.

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Average Noise Level

The VPLDW120 has a relatively standard noise level (33 decibels) compared to most of the other projectors.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other projectors, the Sony VPLDW120 does not support full HD.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is typical of many projectors.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

Projectors have service life of lamps of between 20h and 40,000h. The VPLDW120 has one of the shorter service life of lamps (only 3,000 hours) amongst projectors of this age.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Sony VPLDW120 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of only 2,600 ANSI lumens, the VPLDW120 has one of the dimmer projector brightnesses amongst data projectors of this age. The average projector brightness of projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, and the projector brightnesses range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

It was July 2012 when Sony released the VPLDW120.

Running Costs

OK Running Costs

Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the VPLDW120 will cost $75 over 1 year to run, which is typical compared to the other 1,756 multimedia projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00025038280026, 00027242854338, 00100177364544, 00163120522484, 00272428543388, 04250064948459, 05054484191223
A lot brighter projector brightness
Longer service life of lamp
4% quieter noise level
A little quieter noise level
More expensive to run over five years by 23%
$10.79 cheaper to run
Quieter noise level
30W bigger bulb power