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Sony VPL EX1

Sony VPL EX1
alaScore 82

40 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the size and design. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical views about the reliability.

usability, price, image quality, design, size

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Sony VPL EX1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony VPL EX1

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 3 user reviews of Sony VPL EX1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, image quality, size, price

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony UHP 165W Lamp Module for VPL-CX20/CS20/EX3 ProjectorsSony VPL CX75 - LCD projector - 2500 ANSI lumens - XGA (1024 x 768) - 4:3 - 802.11b wirelessSony VPL CX75 - LCD projector - 2500 ANSI lumens - XGA (1024 x 768) - 4:3 - 802.11b wireless

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony VPL EX1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Sony VPL EX1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.com.

price, usability, image quality, size

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony VPL-ES2 Multimedia LCD Projector 1500ANSI LumensSony VPL-CX70 Video ProjectorSony VPL-ES2 Multimedia LCD Projector 1500ANSI Lumens

Expert review by:

Sony VPL-ES2

 

The Sony VPL-ES2 impressed us with its style rather than its substance, though its video capabilities are best-in-class.

Automatic setup; video-oriented features; slick design; good color quality.

Premium price; low brightness and contrast; limited remote control.

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Sony VPL-CX75

 

A projector that give presenters more choices when it comes to leaving that clunky VGA cable at home.

Automatic setup Full-featured remote• Quiet operation

Low contrast Tricky PowerPoint-to-Memory Stick conversion

Editor's Choice!

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Sony VPL-CX85

 

The Sony VPL-CX85 is not as tiny or light as some projectors, yet it is practical, portable, and a veritable light cannon compared with smaller units. Its price ($3,700 list) is fairly steep, but it packs a lot of premium features.

Strong wireless features. Good, bright image. Motorized focus, zoom, and tilt

Cluttered main remote control with inconsistent interface. Limited quality on built-in sound

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Sony VPL-CS7

 

When you first turn on the Sony VPL-CS7 ($1,250 street), you'll notice that something is different. In addition to the whirling motor noises that are a familiar part of any projector's light engine, you'll hear some additional motors at work as the...

Attractive case with motorized lens cover and tilt. Good image quality. Nice on-screen menu system

Limited connectivity. No mouse functions on remote

The Sony VPL-CS7 projector has a few more features than some competing SVGA projectors in the 6-pound range, though it is missing a few as well. And its price is well above the $1,000 that is more common for this class of projector. It performs well...

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Sony VPL-ES3 review

 

Can Sony's VPL-ES3 projector bring anything new?

p>2,000 lumens 1:1.4 throw ratio 36dB noise output</p

p>300:1 contrast ratio 0.63in p-Si LCD 800x600</p

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Sony VPLES2 projector

 

Portable projectors are most commonly used for boardroom presentations; however, they are also frequently packed into carry bags and shipped home for ...

Straightforward to configure, automatic adjustment, long lamp life

Some slight distortion in the corners from the short-throw lens

Sony's VPLES2 produces bright images, though the lens slightly distorts the image at the corners.

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Expert Review

 

Sony's VPLES2 produces bright images, though the lens slightly distorts the image at the corners.

Straightforward to configure, automatic adjustment, long lamp life

Some slight distortion in the corners from the short-throw lens

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Sony VPL-ES2

 

Sony's VPL-ES2 is based on LCD technology, which is traditionally cheaper than the alternative DLP (digital light processing). Nevertheless, its £655 price tag is impressively low. For this sort of money you shouldn't expect a host of eye-popping...

The Sony is incredibly cheap, but there are some tough competitors at this end of the market. In many respects, this is a perfectly decent projector. However, viewed alongside some of its rivals at a similar price point, it doesn't quite match up to...

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Sony VPL-ES3 projector

 

A good looking budget projector A projector costing only £600 can justifiably be regarded as something of a bargain, as long as it delivers the goods, image-wise. Fortunately, ...

Consumer review by:

Sony Projectors are crap.

 

Our business bought a Sony VPL-500Q for $4500 several years ago. It burned out its bulb in 110 hours @ $450. Then something went wrong inside, which we had repaired for $1000. Then something else went wrong -- they wanted another $1000 to fix. The...

None whatsoever

Burns out bulbs, breaks down a lot

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Product Specifications

The VPL-CX85 is a state-of-the-art compact projector that boasts an incredible brightness of 3000 ANSI lumens by adopting a newly developed 0.79-inch LCD panel and advanced optical technology. This XGA (1024 x 768) projector comes in a compact and stylish design that is suitable for almost every environment, including high ambient-light conditions. Clear presentations can be made in classrooms and meeting rooms with an average capacity of up to 50 people. The Air Shot feature - a Sony original wireless-transmission function - is ideal for smooth and easy presentations without the inconvenience of untidy cables. The VPL-CX85 is easy to set up using the Intelligent Auto Setup feature that instantly readies your projector for use at the push of a button. The projector's Side Shot feature allows you to place the projector off-axis from the center of the screen. Furthermore, with a newly developed cooling system and fan, based on the latest technology used in consumer projectors, the VPL-CX85 runs very quietly so as not to disturb your presentations. If you're looking for an innovative compact projector, the VPL-CX85 is the ideal choice.

Audio Output

Type:Speaker(s)

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:11.2in/9.4in/9.6in/9.9in/9in
Height:1.7in/2.7in/2.8in/3.1in/3.7in/3.9in
Weight:6.2lbs/6.4lbs/6lbs/8.4lbs
Width:11.2in/11.3in/11.6in/11.7in/12.1in/12.9in

Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
Display Resolution Abbreviation:SVGA/XGA
Image Brightness:1500ANSI lumens/1800ANSI lumens/2000ANSI lumens/2500ANSI lumens/3000ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:300:1/350:1
Max Image Size:12.5ft / 150in/25ft / 300in
Max Resolution:1024 x 768/800 x 600
Max Screen Distance:24ft/34ft/35ft
Min Image Size:3.3ft / 40.2in
Min Screen Distance:3.6ft/3.8ft/4ft/5ft
Native Aspect Ratio:4:3
Portability:Non-portable/Portable
Recommended Use of Projector:Presentation and multimedia
Type:LCD projector

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:C190/CS7/CX70/CX75/CX80/CX85/ES2/ES3/EX1
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony LMP/Sony VPL

Miscellaneous

Category of Accessory:Projector accessories
Product Type:Projector lamp
Refurbished:Refurbished

Projector Lamp

Lamp Life Cycle:2000hour(s)/3000hour(s)
Lamp Type:UHP

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty /3 years warranty

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC / NTSC 3.58 / NTSC 4.43 / PAL / PAL 60 / PAL-M / PAL-N / SECAM/NTSC / NTSC 4.43 / PAL / PAL 60 / PAL-M / PAL-N / SECAM/NTSC / NTSC 4.43 / PAL / PAL-M / PAL-N / SECAM/NTSC 3.58 / NTSC 4.43 / PAL / PAL 60 / PAL-M / PAL-N / SECAM/NTSC 4.43 / PAL / PAL 60 / PAL-M / PAL-N / SECAM
Analog Video Signal:Component video / Composite video / RGB / S-Video/Composite video / RGB / S-Video
LAN and Wireless Image Transferring Protocols:IEEE 802.11b
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