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Sony VPL-CX5

Sony VPL-CX5
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3 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 reviews of Sony VPL-CX5. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews.

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Expert review by : Richard Jantz (

Sony VPL-CX5


Strong finisher in both text and graphics--third on both (out of 16 models).

Feb, 2003

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Sony VPL-CX5


Turn on the new Sony VPL-CX5 ($3,400 street) projector and you'll hear a little whir. Close observation will reveal that the sound comes from the lens cap automatically retracting into the case. This is just one powered feature of this XGA-resolution,...

Product Specifications

The VPL-CX5 is one of the latest additions to the ranks of high-quality Sony projectors, and is ideal for handling presentations when you are always on the move. Compact and light enough to be easily carried, the VPL-CX5 projector is an excellent choice. The VPL-CX5 provides a brightness of 2000 ANSI lumens, XGA (1204 X 768) resolution and a full range of functions. The VPL-CX5 meets the demands of the road and in the boardroom. The VPL-CX5 adopts Sony original virtual light system with the all-new super high aperture liquid crystal panel and newly developed bright 165W UHP lamp. The all-new elliptical reflector with ultra smooth surface combined with a concave lens enables very small light source and accomplish very high light collection efficiency. This provides the audience with a clear, crisp and bright image every time.

Audio Output



Color of product:White
Form Factor:Desktop
Product type:Desktop projector

Dimensions & Weight



Built-in display: No

Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
Display Resolution Abbreviation:XGA
Image Brightness:2000ANSI lumens
Max Image Size:12.5ft / 150in
Max Resolution:1024 x 768
Max Screen Distance:24ft
Min Image Size:3.3ft / 39.4in
Min Screen Distance:5ft
Type:LCD projector

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (standby):7
Power consumption (typical):240
Power Source:AC


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony VPL


Bulb power:165
Lamp Type:UHP

Lens System

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 2.15
Focal length range (f-f):1.11 - 1.33


Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1
RMS rated power:1


Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):35 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:35 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):10.4 x 8.98 x 2.68
Interface:Up, Type B
Lens system:3 LCD panels, 1 lens projection system
Light exposure type:165W UHP lamp LMP-C150
Power Requirements:AC 100 to 240 V, 50/60Hz, Max 240W, Standby 7W
Recommended operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35
Resolution:1024 x 768
S-Video port: Yes

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:USB
Carrying case: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes


On Screen Display (OSD): Yes

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
AUX in: Yes
Composite video in:1
DVI port: No
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:USB B
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (standby):7
Power consumption (typical):240
Power Source:AC


Contrast ratio (typical):750:1
Horizontal resolution:750
Matrix size:0.7
Maximum analog resolution:1400 x 1050
Native Aspect Ratio:4:3
Objective projection distance:59.1 - 283.5
Projection distance:59.1 - 283.5
Projection technology:3LCD
Projector brightness:2000
Projector native resolution:XGA (1024x768)
Screen size compatibility:40 - 150
Supported aspect ratios:4:3
Zoom capability:Manual
Zoom ratio:1.2:1
Zoom type:Manual

Projector Lamp

Lamp Life Cycle:2000hour(s)
Lamp Type:UHP


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS)


3D compatibility: No
Analog signal format system:NTSC, NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL M, PAL N, SECAM
Full HD: No

Video Input

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

Weight & Dimensions