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Sony VPL-CW255 3LCD BrightEra WXGA Widescreen Projector

B&H # SOVPLCW255 Mfr # VPL-CW255
You Pay: $1,749.00
Product Highlights
  • 4500 Lumens
  • 5000 Hours Lamp Life
  • Environmentally Friendly Eco Mode
  • Vertical & Horizontal Keystone Adjust.
  • Smart APA (Auto Pixel Alignment)
  • Direct Power On/Off
  • Auto Input Search
  • Audio Switcher Facility
  • Digital Zoom
  • Built-In Security Measures

The Sony VPL-CW255 3LCD BrightEra WXGA Widescreen Projector is a workhorse of a high definition projector with features not often seen at this price point. The VPL-CW255's WXGA (1280 x 800) 16:10 format resolution delivers the absolute best image quality.

In addition, VPL-CW255 also projects high definition images and it's compatible with HDMI. That means that if you connect your source to the projector with a compatible HDMI cable the projector will be able to show literally billions of colors. What that means to you is the smoothest, most vivid and lifelike images you can see from a projector.

This projector is completely world ready. It's got a 20 languages onscreen display, 100 to 240 V AC 50/60Hz power supply and it can project NTSC, PAL and SECAM video signals. It's also compatible with dozens of PC and Macintosh resolution/frequency pairs.

Lastly, the product comes with PrimeSupport, which offers fast, hassle free repairs and a helpline providing expert technical advice. This gives you the peace of mind that Sony is looking after your equipment, and your business.

Maximum 4500 Lumens Brightness
The VPL-CW255 features three brightness modes to suit individual user's needs - 4500, 3400 and 2500 lumens. The low brightness mode generates lower operating costs by reducing power consumption and extending the lamp lifetime to approximately 5000 hours. The projector also has a contrast ratio of 3700:1, a range of video inputs, including HDMI, and RJ-45 or RS-232C connectors for control
PrimeSupport
This product comes with the full PrimeSupport package. That's fast, hassle-free repairs, a helpline offering expert technical advice, and a free loan unit while yours is repaired. Plus the peace of mind that Sony is looking after your equipment - and your business
Impressive Throw Ratio
The VPL-CW255 offers a 1.32 to 1.91:1 throw ratio that can accommodate most large classrooms or large meeting rooms
3LCD BrightEra Technology
Sony's 0.75" BrightEra inorganic TFT 3LCD panels deliver improved panel light resistance, higher resolution, high brightness and increased panel reliability
WXGA 16:10 Widescreen Resolution
The VPL-CW255 has a native WXGA (1280 x 800) 16:10 screen resolution panel that is perfect for presentations direct from video, laptop or PC
5000 Hours Lamp Life
Extended lamp life is possible with a new driving scheme that reduces gap expansion and brightness gradation, plus a new cooling system that allows uniformity in the temperature of the glass bulb and prevents it from clouding
Environmentally Friendly Eco Mode
Users can easily select power saving eco modes. The most energy efficient mode is accessible though a single button push, and further adjustments are available through an easily understood menu system
Environmentally Friendly Lamp Dimming
With lamp dimming, the projector can reduce power consumption and brightness by 10-15% without user detection. After a pre-set time assigned by the user, the brightness and power consumption will reduce to 30% power usage. Instant 100% brightness returns with a new signal input to the projector
Environmentally Friendly Picture Mute
Picture mute reduces power consumption down to 30% power usage, saving cost and lamp hours. This feature can be used in the education market as an instant off/on between class changes, or in the corporate market as a tool to redirect attention away from the screen and reduce power
Vertical and Horizontal Keystone Adjustment
The projector can correct keystone distortion by V: +/- 30%; H: +/- 20% for perfect installation adjustment.(Note: Since this is an electronic correction, it will reduce the picture quality slightly)
Smart APA (Auto Pixel Alignment)
When a computer is used as a picture source, APA automatically optimizes phase, pitch and shift values. These can also be adjusted manually
Auto input search detects which input has an incoming signal and automatically switches to it. This makes it easier for users to set up the projector prior to making a presentation
Audio Switcher Facility
To avoid the need for a separate audio switcher, the projector can be used to select between two audio sources, routing them via a variable audio output to the room amplification system
Picture Freeze Function
Picture freeze is useful during presentations if you need to look at other material on your PC's screen without the viewing audience being aware. Freeze the current image, and you can use your PC independently of the display from the projector
Digital Zoom
With digital zoom, if you are displaying a computer sourced image, you can enlarge a selected area of the screen image
Off and Go
At the end of a presentation, you can turn off the power supply to the projector immediately, instead of going through a power down cycle
Direct Power On/Off
With this function, there is no need to go through standby mode when powering up the projector. The projector can be set to activate as soon as power is applied
Filter Cleaning at the Same Time as Lamp Replacement
The filter only needs to be cleaned when a new lamp is fitted, potentially halving disruption due to maintenance
Multiple Picture Modes
The VPL-CW255 has six picture modes (dynamic, standard, game, living, cinema and presentation) that can be selected to suite the nature of the source material
Built-In Security Measures
The VPL-CW255 has a package of security measures, including password protection, and physical anti-theft anchor points
On-Screen Display Languages
20-languages (English, Dutch, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, Polish, Russian, Swedish, Norwegian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Arabic, Persian)
Image Display
Display System 3-Chip 0.75" / 1.91 cm LCD
Native Resolution WXGA - 1280 x 800 Progressive
Supported Resolutions UXGA - 1600 x 1200
WXGA - 1280 x 720
SXGA+ - 1400 x 1050
SXGA - 1280 x 1024
WXGA - 1280 x 768
SVGA - 800 x 600
VGA - 640 x 480
Format NTSC 3.58, 4.43
PAL 60, M, N
SECAM
HDTV Compatibility 480i
480p
540p
576i
720p
1080i
1080p
Pixels 3,072,000
Brightness High Brightness Mode: 4500 Lumens
Normal Mode: 3400 Lumens
Low Brightness Mode: 2500 Lumens
Aspect Ratio Native: 16:10
Contrast Ratio 3700:1
3D None
Scan Horizontal: 19 - 92 kHz
Vertical: 48 - 92 Hz
Lens
Lens F 2.5 - 3.7 (f = 21.2 - 42 mm)
Throw Ratio 1.32 - 1.91:1
Projection Size 40 - 300" / 1016.00 - 7620.00 mm 
Features
Keystone Correction Vertical: ± 30°
Horizontal: ± 20°
Picture-in-Picture None
Ceiling Mountable Yes
Rear Screen Projection Yes
Projection Tilt Option None
Built-in Speaker Yes, 10W (Mono)
Input/Output Connectors
Inputs/Outputs 1x HDMI Audio/Video (Input)
2x 15-pin VGA Video (Input)
1x S-Video Video (Input)
1x RCA Component Audio/Video (Input)
2x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Mini Audio (Input)
1x RCA Component Audio (Input)
1x 15-pin VGA Video (Output)
1x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Mini Audio (Output)
1x Ethernet LAN (Input/Output)
1x USB 2.0 Audio/Video (Input/Output)
1x RS-232C Control/Service (Input/Output)
General
Lamp (Bulb) 1x UHP
Watts 245W
Life Bright Mode: 3000 Hours
Normal Mode: 4000 Hours
Eco Mode: 5000 Hours
Fan Noise Eco Mode: 30 dB
Remote Control Yes
Power Requirements 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Altitude Not Specified By Manufacturer
Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity: 35 - 85%
Storage
-4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C)
Humidity: 10 - 90%
Dimensions (WxHxD) 15.9 x 4.8 x 13.0" / 403.9 x 121.9 x 330.2 mm With protrusion
15.9 x 4.3 x 13.0" / 40.4 x 10.9 x 33.0 cm Without protrusion
Weight 12.1 lb / 5.49 kg Without wall mount
Sony VPL-CW255 3LCD BrightEra WXGA Widescreen Projector
  • RM-PJ7 Remote Commander
  • CR2025 Lithium Battery
  • AC Power Cord
  • Mini D-sub 15-pin Cable
  • Lens Cap
  • Operating Instructions
  • EU Battery Info, Warranty Documentation Quick Reference Manual
  • 3-Year Manufacturer's Warranty; 90-Day Lamp Warranty
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    SonyVPL-CW255 3LCD BrightEra WXGA Widescreen Projector
     
    5.0

    (based on 3 reviews)

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    • Easy to set up (3)
    • Great picture quality (3)

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        5.0

        "More Bang for the Buck"

        By MoB

        from Queens, NY

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Large Rooms
          • Movies
          • Office
          • Smaller Rooms
          • Television

          Comments about Sony VPL-CW255 3LCD BrightEra WXGA Widescreen Projector:

          This projector is off the chain! Auto keystone... awesome!!!

          • Was this a gift?:
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          5.0

          Excellent Projector!

          By Pastor Rick

          from Chicagoland, IL

          About Me Value Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy to use
          • Great picture quality
          • Reliable Performance

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Movies
            • Presentations

            Comments about Sony VPL-CW255 3LCD BrightEra WXGA Widescreen Projector:

            Quick power-up and response to keys contributes to seamless transitions during the worship service.
            The high resolution and mid-range lumens provides an excellent view in a well lit, open sanctuary.

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            5.0

            You won't be disappointed.

            By Rev. 99.9

            from Sherman, Texas

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Great picture quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Sony VPL-CW255 3LCD BrightEra WXGA Widescreen Projector:

                We purchased this projector (2 actually) to install a projection system in our church sanctuary. The picture is brilliant (like watching an HD TV screen) and the projector is able to adjust both vertical AND horizontal keystones so you can install the projector on a side beam and project a perfect 16:10 image on the front wall.

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

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