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Sony VPL CS1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews of Sony VPL CS1. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. People really like the usability and reliability. The size and price are also appreciated.

image quality, price, size, reliability, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Sony VPL CS1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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Sony VPL-CS1 LCD Projector


Sony has long been a major player in display technologies, particularly direct-view TVs. What you may not know is that the company is also a leader in high-end front projection technologies, including CRT, LCD and DLP based displays

Sep, 2001

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Sony VPL-CS1 LCD projector


For $AU5490, Sony's VPL-CS1 is a lot of projector in a very small package

Tiny size, Good price

Ordinary performance, May be susceptible to dust

Considering its bargain price, solid construction, ease of use and decent-if-not-great image quality, the VPL-CS1 deserves to succeed. If you're in the market for a portable presentation device, give this one a long, hard, look

Feb, 2000

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Sony VPL-CS1 - 20 SVGA projectors


Sony VPL-CS1 The VPL-CS1, scheduled to ship this month, is among the strongest competitors in the category, and with a street price of $2,699 it is the most aggressively priced. It is a fully featured machine, and what it offers in terms of...

Feb, 1999

Product Specifications

The VPL-CS1 "SuperLite" LCD Projector is Sony's smallest and lightest projector, and yet it provides superior image quality via three panel LCD technology. While small, the projector offers big features such as digital keystone correction, multiscan capability, enough brightness to display images with the lights on, Sony's new Projector Station software, a remote control, and a carrying case.

Audio Output


Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
Display Resolution Abbreviation:SXGA
Image Brightness:600ANSI lumens
Max Image Size:3.8m / 380cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 1024
Min Image Size:160cm
Min Screen Distance:4.1m
Type:LCD projector


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony VPL

Projector Lamp

Bulb life cycle:2000hour(s)

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:NTSC / PAL / SECAM
Analogue video Signal:Component video / RGB / S-Video