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Sony VPLDX120

71

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Sony VPLDX120

Sony VPLDX120
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A classic and very economical to run moderate noise level XGA projector, with good features
40dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 2500:1 No Jul 2012
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Sony VPLDX120 Review

With excellent reviews and low running costs, we have scored the Sony VPLDX120 as follows:
85
Reviews
7 Reviews
78
Features
Good Features
81
Running Costs
$57 Over 5 Years
71
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 71?

It has good user reviews but below average expert reviews with an average overall rating of 67%.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2018.
It has running costs of $57 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 projectors.
This Sony projector has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Has a built-in speaker
Has a handheld remote control
Only 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution
Louder than average noise level

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Sony VPLDX120 In-Depth Analysis

Running Costs

OK Running Costs

Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the VPLDX120 is $57, which is typical compared to the other 2,021 projectors.

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Features

Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The VPLDX120 has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) projector native resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 800 resolution found on most projectors. Across all projectors the resolution ranges from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Louder Than Average Noise Level

The noise levels of data projectors range from 20dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The noise level of the VPLDX120 of 40dB is very loud compared to most other data projectors. It is in the loudest 4% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The VPLDX120's contrast ratio (typical) of only 2,500 is in the lowest 19% of all multimedia projectors when ranked 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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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of all projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 100 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens. The Sony VPLDX120's projector brightness of only 2,600 ANSI lumens is in the dimmest 19% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Sony VPLDX120 has a built-in speaker. 77% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the VPLDX120 of only 3,000h is shorter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is shorter than 85% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature. Across all the projectors the service life of lamps 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 VPLDX120 has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of projectors.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The bulb power of the VPLDX120 of only 210W is in the smallest 30% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature. The smallest bulb power of data projectors is 15W, the biggest is 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other projectors, the Sony VPLDX120 does not support full HD. 63% of multimedia projectors do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes:

00027242274952, 00151903137475, 00272428542916, 04905524887747, 05053959429106

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