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Sony VPL-CS21

Sony VPL-CS21
alaScore 74

8 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews of Sony VPL-CS21. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. Opinions about the price and usability are on the whole positive. Some have doubts about the size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Sony VPL-CS21 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: Projector Reviews (projectorreviews.com.au)

Expert Review

 
Dec, 2008

Expert review by: (projectorreviews.com.au)

Sony VPLCS21 portable projector

 

The Sony VPLCS21 projector is the entry level of the Sony portable business range. The unit offers an SVGA resolution 2100 lumen brightness (fine for an artificially lit room) and a fairly portable 1.9kg. The units' casing is also fairly slim and small...

Bottom line the unit is fine for powerpoint and other basic presentations but for detailed images and video requiring much higher contrast we'd recommend going the DLP route. Also we found the price to be a bit more than most units in the same class...

Consumer review by: Anonymous (pcnation.com)

VPLCS21 LCD PROJ SVGA 200:1 2100 LUMENS SVIDEO RCA 4.2LBS HDTV

 

For the price, this is an excellant value. Picture is extremely sharp and bright. Easy to set-up. With the built-in autofocus and keystone feature, there is no need to fiddle around to make adjustments prior to a presentation. Can be up and running in...

Using it for tradeshows in lighted halls. It works extremely well. Excellant picture brigtness and clarity. Like the auto focus and auto keystone adjustment feature. Very small and lightweight. Also has a built-in speaker.

Took a little time to figure out the electronic height adjustment feature. Guessing this is tied into the auto-keystone adjustment. Wish the picture size could go down a little smaller. We also had to get a cable for a typical ear jack pin from a...

Mar, 2008

Consumer review by: Anonymous (pcnation.com)

SONY - VPLCS21 LCD PROJ SVGA 200:1 2100 LUMENS SVIDEO RCA 4.2LBS HDTV

 

For the price, this is an excellant value. Picture is extremely sharp and bright. Easy to set-up. With the built-in autofocus and keystone feature, there is no need to fiddle around to make adjustments prior to a presentation. Can be up and running in...

Using it for tradeshows in lighted halls. It works extremely well. Excellant picture brigtness and clarity. Like the auto focus and auto keystone adjustment feature. Very small and lightweight. Also has a built-in speaker.

Took a little time to figure out the electronic height adjustment feature. Guessing this is tied into the auto-keystone adjustment. Wish the picture size could go down a little smaller. We also had to get a cable for a typical ear jack pin from a...

Mar, 2008

Product Specifications

Sony introduces a stylish new projector, the VPL-CS21, which features Sony LCD panel with 3LCD technology and a powerful lamp for accurate image reproduction at a brightness of 2100 ANSI lumens. Also, this projector is extremely slim and lightweight. Its stylish body has been designed with rounded edges that fit easily into your hand, making it ideal for applications that require portability. Furthermore, it is extremely easy to use, thanks to the Advanced Intelligent Auto Set-up function, which includes Auto Focus and many other convenient functions and features. Stylish, feature-rich, and easy to use, the VPL-CS21 is ideal for mobile businesspeople who want to stay focused on their presentations, not their equipment.

Audio Output

Type:Speaker(s)

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:21cm
Height:5.2cm
Weight:1.9kg
Width:27.3cm

Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
Display Resolution Abbreviation:SVGA
Image Brightness:2100ANSI lumens
Max Image Size:7.62m / 762cm
Max Resolution:800 x 600
Max Screen Distance:10.7m
Min Image Size:1.02m / 102cm
Min Screen Distance:1.2m
Native Aspect Ratio:4:3
Portability:Portable
Recommended Use of Projector:Presentation and multimedia
Type:LCD projector

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:CS21
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony VPL

Lamps

Bulb power:165

Lens System

Focal length range (f-f):18.8 - 22.6

Multimedia

Number of built-in speakers:1
RMS rated power:1

Operational conditions

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

Other features

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Dimensions (WxDxH):273 x 52 x 210
I/O ports:-RGB/Component: HD D-sub 15 pin x 1 \n-S-Video: Mini DIN 4 pin x 1; \n-Composite: RCA pin jack x 1; \n-Audio: RCA pin jack x 2 (L/R);
Power requirements:AC 100 - 240 V, 50/60 Hz

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes

Performance

Heat dissipation:750.7
Horizontal scan range:19 - 92
Vertical scan range:48 - 92

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:2
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite Video In:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

Power Consumption (Standby):0.8
Power consumption (typical):220

Projector

Projection distance:2.9 - 3.6
Projection Technology:LCD
Projector brightness:2100
Projector native resolution:SVGA (800x600)
Screen size compatibility:1016 - 7620

Projector Lamp

Bulb type:UHP

Video

Analog signal format system:PAL, SECAM

Video Input

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

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:1.9 / 1.900