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Sony VPL-FX30 4200 Lumen XGA Installation Projector

Sony VPL-FX30 4200 Lumen XGA Installation Projector

Sony VPL-FX30 4200 Lumen XGA Installation Projector Front View Top View Right-Side View Left-Side View Back View Front Top View Remote Control In Conference Room

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Product Highlights

  • 4200 Lumens
  • 2000:1 Contrast Ratio
  • XGA (1024 x 768) Native Resolution
  • 0.79" 3LCD BrightEra Projection Panels
  • 720p, 1080i, 1080p High Definition
  • 100 - 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz Power Supply
  • Consumes Just 0.15 Watts in Low Standby
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You Pay: $2,299.00

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The XGA-Resolution Sony VPL-FX30 4200 Lumen XGA Installation Projector is a powerhouse of a projector with 4200 lumens of brightness and a 2000:1 contrast ratio.

Thanks to its 0.79" 3LCD BrightEra Projection Panels it creates vivid lifelike images in fine detail. 3LCD technology delivers sharper and brighter images with superior grayscale detail. But Sony has improved it with its BrightEra technology, which offers even higher brightness with improved reliability, increased contrast and reduced flicker.

Of course the VPL-FX30 has the features you've come to expect from a high-quality installation projector. It can display 720p, 1080i and 1080p high definition images and its international capabilities include being able to automatically select and project NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL M, PAL N, PAL 60 and SECAM signals. It also has a world-ready 100 to 240 volt AC 50/60 Hz power supply.

For such an amazingly bright projector your FX-30 gets by on not a lot of power. In operating mode it consumes a maximum of only 330 watts to pump out those 4200 lumens of projector power. In Standard Standby that drops way down to 11 watts. And in Low Standby mode it draws less than a fifth of a watt—0.15 watts to be exact.

Superior Image Quality With 4200 Lumens at a 2000:1 Contrast Ratio
An outstanding color light output of 4200 lumens and a high contrast ratio at 2000:1 means a brighter, sharper picture. Wider lens shift range minimizes picture degradation and distance recalculating caused by using keystone correction. 12-bit 3D Digital Gamma Correction reproduces gradation in greater detail. High resolution via All Range Crisp Focus Lens with HD compatibility delivers crisp images. Film Mode technology generates high quality images through an Interlace to Progressive Conversion Processor. Signals of film-originated sources converted through 2-3 and 2-2 pull down process are detected, resulting in extremely accurate image reproduction.
3LCD Projection System
Because the VPL-FX30 uses a 3LCD projection system, projected images are bright and natural. 3LCD is a projection system using three LCD panels (made of a substance known as high-temperature polysilicon or HTPS). This system provides high light transmission and excellent color reproduction. It also provides smooth gradients in dark areas, and even helps prevent color breakup.
Installation Flexibility
With the FX30's wide zoom standard lens, it's possible to keep the same mount position if upgrading from an older model. A centered lens makes it easy to calculate symmetric installation. Compatibility with current optional lenses (VPLL-Z1024 & VPLL-Z1032) accommodates a wide range of throw requirements.
Maintenance Made Easy
When it's time to replace the lamp, a message appears onscreen. You can replace the lamp and clean the filter quickly, easily and at the same time, without uninstalling the projector, since both are accessible from the rear. And the FX30's dust protection system makes for an advanced long filter cleaning cycle, which means less frequent filter changes.
Economical Benefits
Replace lamps less frequently with a long lamp life of 4000 to 5000 hours. Sony's optical engine, BrightEra, with longer lasting optics provides improved optical efficiency: more light is projected onto the screen at lower lamp power, allowing the use of smaller lamps that are less expensive, use less electricity and produce less heat.
Eco-Friendly Features
Save energy costs! With the push of the Eco Mode button on the projector or remote control, the lamp consumes less power. Power Saving mode kicks in if there is no operation for 10 minutes without any signal input; Standby Standard mode reduces power consumption to just 11 watts. Standby Low mode sips just 0.15 watts.
"Seamless" Design
With its white chassis and connector panel located on the front, creating a flat surface on top and back, your FX30 was designed to blend in visually. Fan noise is moderate.
Other Convenience Factors
Closed captioning; digital zoom; picture muting, rich interfaces including 5BNC, DVI-D, Audio In/Out for switcher usage; network control and monitoring.
Image Display
Display System 3-Chip 0.79" / 2.01 cm LCD
Native Resolution XGA - 1024 x 768 Progressive
Format NTSC 3.58, 4.43
PAL 60, M, N
HDTV Compatibility 720p @ 60 Hz
720p @ 50 Hz
1080i @ 60 Hz
1080i @ 50 Hz
1080p @ 60 Hz
1080p @ 50 Hz
Pixels 2,359,296
Brightness High Brightness Mode: 4200 Lumens
Low Brightness Mode: 3000 Lumens
Aspect Ratio Native: 4:3
Contrast Ratio 2000:1
3D None
Lens F 1.66 - 2.18 (f = 30.6 - 39.7 mm)
Zoom 1.6x
Throw Ratio 1.42 - 2.27:1
Projection Size 40 - 600" / 1016.00 - 15240.00 mm 
Keystone Correction Vertical: ± 30°
Picture-in-Picture None
Ceiling Mountable Yes
Rear Screen Projection Yes
Projection Tilt Option None
Built-in Speaker None
Input/Output Connectors
Inputs/Outputs 1x 15-pin VGA Video (Input)
1x RCA Component Video (Input)
1x DVI-D Video (Input)
1x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Mini Audio (Input)
1x S-Video Video (Input)
1x 15-pin VGA Video (Output)
1x RS-232C Control (Input)
1x Ethernet Control/Service (Input)
1x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Mini Control (Input)
Lamp (Bulb) 1x UHP
Watts 230W
Life Bright Mode: 4000 Hours
Eco Mode: 5000 Hours
Fan Noise Not Specified By Manufacturer
Remote Control Yes
Power Requirements 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption Normal Mode: 330W
Standby Mode (Network on): 11W
Standby Mode (Network off): .15W
Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity: 35 - 85%
-4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C)
Humidity: 10 - 90%
Dimensions (WxHxD) 15.3 x 5.8 x 18.8" / 38.9 x 14.7 x 47.8 cm Without protrusions
Weight 17.4 lb / 7.89 kg
Sony VPL-FX30 4200 Lumen XGA Installation Projector
  • Remote Commander With Batteries (AA x 2)
  • 1.6x Zoom Lens
  • AC Power Cord
  • 2 x Cable Clamps
  • Operating Instructions: CD-ROM
  • Quick Reference Manual
  • Security Label
  • Warranty Card
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty on Projector, 90-Day Limited Warranty on Lamp

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    Solar Powered Mobile Party: Huge Success

    By On the Noodle

    from Fresno, CA

    About Me Power User

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    • Easy To Set Up
    • Good Focus
    • Lightweight
    • Sharp Picture


      Best Uses

      • Outdoor on mobile screen

      Comments about Sony VPL-FX30 4200 Lumen XGA Installation Projector:

      We have used the FX30 in our totally solar powered mobile stage and screen set up. We are doing mini-concerts and events in parking lots and "out in nature." No plugs, no generators! People love it! The perfect projector for the job.

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      Biggest Bang for the Buck Projector

      By Rickeyjt

      from Chicago IL

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer


      • Durable
      • Easily Viewed
      • Lightweight


        Best Uses

        • Productivity
        • Professional

        Comments about Sony VPL-FX30 4200 Lumen XGA Installation Projector:

        We have a building with conference rooms and gymnasium. We use it for meetings to display the computer on any wall and show larger than life images in our gym to aide the students performance or to have a movie night or play Wii games.

        It is an extremely versatile unit. You can fine tune all perspective adjustments to get a clear and accurate aspect ratio on the wall. We can throw forty feet out to our white cinder black gym wall for a stunning 16 foot by 20 foot image!

        I decided not to mount it permanently because I have so many walls and rooms in our 14,000 sq ft space. It sets up fast. I leave it on small bus cart and put the Roland 330 speaker amp underneath. This amp is a perfect portable companion too.

        The farther you throw the image the more you have to dim the room lights and that is where the 4200 lumen output of this device is strong enough that a large room does not have to be completely dark to throw forty feet.

        Would like to see a direct HDMI input on the device. But it does have all other connections including s-video and dvi inputs. The Wii game is a lot of fun on the giant wall.

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        • Business

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