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Sony VPL-EX4

Sony VPL-EX4
alaScore 78

14 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of Sony VPL-EX4. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability. The noise also gets good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the price.

usability, noise, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Sony VPL-EX4 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony VPL-EX4

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony VPL-EX4 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the reliability. Many are critical about the price.

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0% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony VPL-EX4 LCD XGA 1024X768Sony VPL-EX4 LCD XGA 1024X768

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: ZDNet (zdnet.com)

Sony VPL-EX4

 

The Sony VPL-EX4 Data Projector is priced on par for what it delivers. Designed for class rooms and small organisations, it has some standout features like password protection, panel key lock, low fan noise and a short-throw lense. however the absence...

Good resolution and brightness, Security functions prevent unauthorised access, Low fan noise and well placed exhaust

Lacks an additional card reader slot, DVI port omitted, Not the smallest projector around

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: Kane Sharma (zdnet.com.au)

Sony VPL-EX4

 

The Sony VPL-EX4 Data Projector is priced on par for what it delivers. Designed for class rooms and small organisations, it has some standout features, however the absence of an extra card reader slot and DVI port is notable.

Good resolution and brightness, Security functions prevent unauthorised access, Low fan noise and well placed exhaust

Lacks an additional card reader slot, DVI port omitted, Not the smallest projector around

The Sony VPL-EX4 Data Projector is priced on par for what it delivers. Designed for class rooms and small organisations, it has some standout features like password protection, panel key lock, low fan noise and a short-throw lense. however the absence...

Oct, 2007

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

Expert Review

 
Aug, 2007

Expert review by: (projectorreviews.com.au)

Sony VPLEX4 projector

 

The Sony VPLEX4 projector is the entry level XGA unit in the sony business range. The EX4 offers an XGA resolution 2200 lumen brightness (fine for an artificially lit room) and a fairly portable 2.9kg. First thing we noticed from the EX4 when testing...

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: Keith (reevoo.com)

Sony VPL EX4

 

It does what it claims to do. I needed a portable projector to take to different venues. It had to project photographs so it needed to be XGA but it needed to be cheap because frequency of use didn't warrant high expenditure. It is pretty much plug and...

Taking the projector to other venues does not allow me as much freedom to select the placement of the projector in relation to the screen so I find the 1.2x zoom lens is rather restrictive.

Feb, 2008

Consumer review by: Mike (reevoo.com)

Sony VPL EX4

 

Easy to set up... virtually plug in and go. Quiet when in use. For medium sized classroom light brightness is fine; I have yet to use the higher bulb rating. The bulb is guaranteed for nine months (so I was led to believe).

The amp speaker in the projector seem little better that what my laptop creates. If sound is important I think you would require a seperate audio system.

Feb, 2008

Consumer review by: Alan (reevoo.com)

Sony VPL EX4

 

Easy to connect and operate

Operating instructions on CD rather than printed. Tight fit in carrying bag

Feb, 2008

Consumer review by: Mike (reevoo.com)

Sony VPL EX4

 

Easy to set up... virtually plug in and go. Quiet when in use. For medium sized classroom light brightness is fine; I have yet to use the higher bulb rating. The bulb is guaranteed for nine months (so I was led to believe)

The amp speaker in the projector seem little better that what my laptop creates. If sound is important I think you would require a seperate audio system

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: Keith (reevoo.com)

Sony VPL EX4

 

It does what it claims to do. I needed a portable projector to take to different venues. It had to project photographs so it needed to be XGA but it needed to be cheap because frequency of use didn't warrant high expenditure. It is pretty much plug and...

Taking the projector to other venues does not allow me as much freedom to select the placement of the projector in relation to the screen so I find the 1.2x zoom lens is rather restrictive

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: Alan (reevoo.com)

Sony VPL EX4

 

Easy to connect and operate

Operating instructions on CD rather than printed ; Tight fit in carrying bag

Jan, 2008

Product Specifications

The VPL-EX4 is ideal for use in small to medium sized classrooms, training and meeting rooms. High brightness and XGA resolution enhance the display and ensure clarity of fine details within graphs, drawings and spreadsheets. Brightness can easily be switched between high and standard mode to suit room conditions and screen type. The front exhaust directs the heat away from the audience and the aspect ratio can be changed from 4:3 for data projection to 16:9 for watching movies. The VPL-EX4 is suitable for mobile use and is also ceiling mountable. It has a wide range of inputs and outputs including monitor and audio outputs.

Audio Output

Type:Speaker(s)

Design

Ceiling mountable:Y
Ceiling mounting supported:Y
Colour of product:Black, White / White
Product Type:Desktop projector

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:26.7cm
Height:9.8cm
Weight:3kg
Width:30.8cm

Display

Built-in Display:N
Display diagonal:1.6

Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
Display Resolution Abbreviation:XGA
Image Brightness:2100ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:300:1
Max Image Size:7.62m / 762cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 768
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:PC
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:EX4
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony VPL

Lamps

Bulb power:165 / 225
Lamp Power:165
Lamp Type:UHM / UHP
Lamps quantity:1
Service life of lamp:4000
Service life of lamp (economic mode):10000

Lens System

Focal length range (f-f):18.9 - 22.7
Focus:Manual
Throw ratio:1.37 - 1.80:1

Multimedia

Built-in speaker(s):Y
RMS rated power:16

Networking

Ethernet LAN:No / Y
Wi-Fi:Y

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80 / 35 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35 / 0 - 40
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90 / 20 - 80
Storage temperature (T-T):-10 - 60 / -20 - 60

Other features

Dimensions (WxDxH):308 x 267 x 98
Lens focal range:1.6 - 1.90
Power requirements:AC 100 - 240V, 50/60 Hz

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control:Y

Performance

HDCP:Y
Heat dissipation:1136 / 750.7
Horizontal scan range:15 - 92
Noise Level:29
On Screen Display (OSD):Y
Vertical scan range:48 - 92

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in:Y
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite Video In:1
DVI port:N
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:2
Headphone outputs:1 / Y
Microphone in:Y
RS-232 ports:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1 / 2

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (network standby):6.6
Power Consumption (Standby):0.5 / 5
Power consumption (typical):220 / 333
Power Source:AC

Projector

Contrast ratio (typical):20000:1
Keystone correction, vertical:+/-30
Matrix size:1.6 / 16
Native Aspect Ratio:4:3
Projection Technology:3LCD / LCD
Projector brightness:2100 / 3600
Projector brightness (economic mode):1900
Projector native resolution:XGA (1024x768)
Screen size compatibility:762 - 7620
Zoom capability:Manual
Zoom ratio:1.3:1

Projector Lamp

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

Storage

Card reader integrated:N

Technical Details

RS-232C:Y

Video

3D:N
Analog signal format system:NTSC 3.58,NTSC 4.43,PAL,PAL 60,PAL M,PAL N,SECAM / PAL, SECAM
Full HD:N / No
Supported graphics resolutions:1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
Supported video modes:480i,480p,576i,576p,720p,1080i,1080p

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

Depth:252
Height :96.2
Weight:3 / 3.9 / 3000
Width:365