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Sony VPL EX1

Sony VPL EX1
alaScore 87

106 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 106 reviews of Sony VPL EX1. 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 design and size. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, image quality, size, design

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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony VPL EX1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review 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 4.3/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the usability and image quality.

image quality, usability

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony 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

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

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 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the image quality and design. The usability and price are also appreciated.

size, price, usability, design, image quality

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-ES2 Multimedia LCD Projector 1500ANSI Lumens

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: PC Plus (techradar.com)

Sony VPL-ES3 review

 

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

2,000 lumens ; 1:1.4 throw ratio ; 36dB noise output

300:1 contrast ratio ; 0.63in p-Si LCD ; 800x600

There's really nothing of interest here for budget projector buyers

Jul, 2006

Expert review by: Robin Morris (techadvisor.co.uk)

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...

Jun, 2005

Expert review by: Anthony Dhanendran (talktalk.co.uk)

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, ...

Jun, 2006

Expert review by: Matthew Overington (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony VPL-ES2

 

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.

Sep, 2005

Expert review by: Matthew Overington (goodgearguide.com.au)

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.

Sep, 2005

Expert review by: Rich Malloy (laptopmag.com)

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

Jun, 2005

Expert review by: Alfred Poor (pcmag.com)

Sony VPL-CS7

 

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.

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

Limited connectivity. No mouse functions on remote.

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Feb, 2005

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Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

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

Consumer review by: Aled (reevoo.com)

Sony Vpl Es2

 

Easy to set up, even able to let my son play his PS2 on it during half-term.

None.

Feb, 2006

Consumer review by: Ethan (reevoo.com)

Sony Vpl Es2

 

All round good projector for dull indoor use at about 2m away its ok.

Not a very bright bulb, though the motorised tilt is a good idea in principle its not alot of good for install. Poor range on the supplied remote control.

Feb, 2006
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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)

Certificates

Safety:UL60950, cUL (CSA No.60950-1), FCC Class B, IC Class B, CB (IEC 60950-1), FIMKO (EN60950), CE (LVD, EMC), C-Tick, VCCI, JEITA, DENAN, CCC, NOM, SASO, MIC, PSB

Design

Colour of product:Black, White / White

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:22.8cm/22.9cm/23.8cm/24.4cm/25.2cm/28.4cm
Height:4.4cm/6.8cm/7.8cm/7cm/9.3cm/9.8cm
Weight:2.7kg/2.8kg/2.9kg/3.8kg
Width:28.5cm/28.6cm/29.5cm/29.8cm/30.8cm/32.8cm

Display

Built-in Display: No
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:1.6 / 1.78
Display Resolution:1440000

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:3.81m / 381cm/7.62m / 762cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 768/800 x 600
Max Screen Distance:10.5m/10.7m/7.2m
Min Image Size:1.02m / 102cm
Min Screen Distance:1.16m/1.26m/1.2m/1.5m
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

Lamps

Bulb power:165 / 190 / 210
Lamp Power:165
Lamp Type:UHP
Service life of lamp:2000 / 3000 / 6000
Service life of lamp (economic mode):3000

Lens System

Digital Zoom:1.2
Focal length range (f-f):23.500 - 28.200
Focus:Manual
Optical Zoom:1.3
Throw ratio:1.4 - 1.82:1

Miscellaneous

Category of Accessory:Projector accessories
Product Type:Projector lamp

Multimedia

Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1
RMS rated power:1 / 10

Networking

Ethernet LAN:No / Yes
Wi-Fi: No

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

Audio output:1
Audio system:Mono 1 W (max.) x 1
Compatibility:HDTV\nDTV\nMAC\nPC
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Dimensions (WxDxH):285 x 68 x 228 / 298 x 243.5 x 69 / 298 x 244 x 69 / 308 x 252 x 98 / 328 x 284 x 93
I/O ports:-Input: RGB/Component(HD D-sub 15 pin x 1), S-Video(Mini DIN 4 pin x 1), Composite(RCA pin x 1), Audio(Stereo mini x 1);\n-Output: RGB(HD D-sub 15 pin x 1), Audio(Variable audio out);\n-RS232C(D sub 9-pin); / 15 pin D-sub, composite video, Y/C, 1x audio input / S-Video Mini DIN\nUSB\nRCA / S-Video Mini DIN\nUSB\nRCA\n
Interface:USB
Lens system:1.2 times zoom lens F 1.6 to 1.78, f=23.5 to 28.2mm, Powered / 3LCD panels, 1 lens
Output:Analog RGB/Component: HD 15 pin / USB for mouse (Up, B type) / Audio: Stereo mini Jack (variable out).
Power requirements:AC 100 - 240V, 50/60Hz
Resolution:1024 x 768
Special features:Supplied Accessories\nRemote Commander control unit, Monitor Cable, Soft Case, AA Size Battery (2), Air Filter, AC Power Cord, Application Software, Projector Station, Operation Manual, Quick Reference Sheet, Security Label
Technical features:Carrying case & RM / Soft Carrying case & RM
Video compatibility mode:NTSC, PAL, SECAM, NTSC4.43, PAL-M, PAL-N, PAL60

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes
Remote control type:RM-PJ7

Performance

HDCP: No
Heat dissipation:750.7
Horizontal scan range:19 - 92
Noise Level:29 / 39 / 42
Noise level (economic mode):32

Ports & interfaces

Composite Video In:1
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
RS-232 ports:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1 / 2

Power

Power Consumption (Standby):10 / 5
Power consumption (typical):220 / 240 / 280
Power Source:AC

Projector

Contrast ratio (typical):300:1 / 350:1 / 4000:1 / 750:1
Keystone correction, vertical:+/-30
Matrix size:1.6
Projection distance:2.4 - 80
Projection Technology:3LCD / LCD
Projector brightness:1500 / 1800 / 2000 / 3000 / 3100 / 3600
Projector brightness (economic mode):2000 / 2200
Projector native resolution:SVGA (800x600) / XGA (1024x768)
Screen size compatibility:762 - 7620

Projector Lamp

Bulb life cycle:2000hour(s)/3000hour(s)
Bulb type:UHP

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty /3 years warranty

Storage

Card reader integrated: No

Video

3D: No
3D compatibility: No
Analog signal format system:PAL, SECAM
Full HD: No

Video Input

Analogue 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
Analogue video Signal:Component video / Composite video / RGB / S-Video/Composite video / RGB / S-Video
LAN and Wireless Image Transferring Protocols:IEEE 802.11b

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:26.9
Height :11.4
Weight:2.7 / 2.9 / 2700 / 2900 / 3.3 / 3.800
Width:31.3