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Sony VPL CS20

Sony VPL CS20
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3 reviews

May, 2018

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 reviews of Sony VPL CS20. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. People really like the size. The design also gets good feedback. Opinions are divided on the noise.

design, size

On average, users rate this product 95/100 and experts rate this product 70/100.

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Expert review by : Dave Carter (

Review: Sony VPL CS20 Data Projector


Ever needed to get your PowerPoint presentations onto the big screen? The CS20 could be the answer...

The first thing that will strike anybody about the VPL CS20 is that it's very small, very sleek and very slim.

Alas there is a thorn in the heel of the VPL CS20 and it comes in the form of an extremely loud cooling fan.

Mar, 2006

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Sony Vpl Cs20


Very quiet and excellent size for travelling with.

Haven't discovered any yet.

Feb, 2006

Product Specifications

With their slim, minimalist designs, the new range of Sony LCD projectors offer an ideal match to your ultramodern business office. Combining stylish curves, superb performance and compact portability, it enhances your corporate image. Combining intelligent set-up functions, powerful 2000 ANSI Lumens brightness and Multi-input versatility, the new VPL-CS20 projectors are exceptionally user-friendly. Both also incorporate the latest 3LCD Technology with Sony LCD panels for optimum color reproduction and true-to-life clarity, delivering a truly stunning presentation every time! The newest evolution in high-performance projector technology, the VPL-CS20 utilizes advanced 3LCD Technology with Sony panels to deliver matchless brilliance and projection quality. This innovative system splits the light from the lamp into its basic red, green and blue components, then shines these individual colors through three separate liquid crystal panels. This allows purer, sharper and more defined color reproduction and detail - down to the smallest dot. Weighing in at 1.9kg, the new VPL-CS20 are designed for maximum portability and convenience without sacrificing projection power. Its slim (52mm) and stylish body is carefully molded using a unique nanomolding process, which allows aluminum to bond closely with resin to create a light, yet very strong and durable material. Non-frequently used buttons are hidden behind a cover to give you a cleaner design. And, its gently rounded edge is also designed to fit snugly into the hand - making it a pleasure to carry with you to your meetings.

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Dimensions & Weight



Display Diagonal:0.63

Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
Display Resolution Abbreviation:SVGA
Image Brightness:2000ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:300:1
Max Image Size:25ft / 299in/25ft / 300in
Max Resolution:800 x 600
Min Image Size:3.3ft / 39.4in/3.3ft / 40.2in
Native Aspect Ratio:4:3
Recommended Use of Projector:Presentation and multimedia
Type:LCD projector

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):0.8
Power consumption (typical):220


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony VPL


Bulb power:165
Lamp Power:165
Lamp Type:UHP
Service life of lamp:3000

Lens System

Digital Zoom:1.2




Number of built-in speakers:1

Other Features

Aspect Ratio:4:3
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Digital keystone correction:+/- 15°
Dimensions (WxDxH):10.7 x 8.27 x 2.05
I/O ports:-D-sub 15-pin (RGB / Component);\n-S-Video (via A/V Multi);\n-Composite Video (via A/V Multi);\n-HD Ready: 720p and 1080i acceptable;\n-Stereo via A/V Multi;
Wireless technologies:Wired


Display scan frequency (horizontal):19 - 92
Horizontal scan range:19 - 92
Noise Level:32
Vertical scan range:48 - 92


Power consumption (standby):0.8
Power consumption (typical):220


Contrast ratio (typical):300:1
Projection technology:LCD
Projector brightness:2000
Projector native resolution:SVGA (800x600)

Projector Lamp

Lamp Life Cycle:3000hour(s)
Lamp Type:UHP

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty


Analog signal format system:NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL 60, SECAM
Full HD: Yes

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC / NTSC 3.58 / NTSC 4.43 / PAL / PAL 60 / PAL-M / PAL-N / SECAM/NTSC 3.58 / NTSC 4.43 / PAL / PAL 60 / PAL-M / PAL-N / SECAM
Analog Video Signal:Component video / Composite video / RGB / S-Video

Weight & Dimensions