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Sony VPL-CW255 BrightEra WXGA Widescreen 3LCD Projector

B&H # SOVPLCW255 MFR # VPL-CW255
Sony VPL-CW255 BrightEra WXGA Widescreen 3LCD Projector

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Product Highlights

  • Brightness of 4500 Lumens
  • WXGA 1280 x 800 Native Resolution
  • Up to 5000 Hours of Lamp Life
  • 3700:1 Contrast Ratio
  • Environmentally Friendly Eco Mode
  • Smart APA (Auto Pixel Alignment)
  • Direct Power On/Off
  • Auto Input Search
  • Audio Switcher Functionality
  • Built-In Security Measures
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You Pay: $1,399.00

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The VPL-CW255 BrightEra WXGA Widescreen 3LCD Projector from Sony is a high definition projector with a WXGA (1280 x 800) native resolution, which carries a 16:10 aspect ratio. The VPL-CW255 incorporates Sony's BrightEra 3LCD inorganic panel technology and 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 recommended lamp replacement time to approximately 5000 hours. The projector also has a contrast ratio of 3700:1, a range of video inputs (including HDMI), as well as RJ45 and RS-232C connectors for control. NTSC, PAL and SECAM video signals are also supported. This projector features an onscreen display with 23 languages and a power supply of 100 to 240 VAC 50/60 Hz. Additionally, this projector is compatible with Windows & Macintosh computers.

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.
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 Bright Era 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's WXGA (1280 x 800) native resolution and 16:10 aspect ratio can be used for presentations direct from video or PC.
5000 Hours Lamp Life
Extended lamp life is possible with a driving scheme that reduces gap expansion and brightness gradation, as well as a cooling system that allows uniformity in the temperature of the glass bulb and prevents it from clouding.
Eco Mode
Users can select power saving eco modes. The most energy efficient mode is accessible through a single button push, and further adjustments are available through an easily understood menu system.
Lamp Dimming
With lamp dimming, the projector can reduce power consumption and brightness by 10-15%. 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.
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 +/- 30% vertically and +/- 20% horizontally for installation adjustment. 1
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.
Audio Input Search
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 Functionality
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.
Multiple Picture Modes
The VPL-CW255 has six picture modes (dynamic, standard, game, living, cinema, and presentation) that can be selected to suit 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
The on-screen display features a selection of 23 languages (English, Dutch, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, Polish, Russian, Swedish, Norwegian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Arabic, Persian, Indonesian, Finnish, Hungarian).
UPC: 027242839359
Image Display
Display System 3-Chip 0.75" / 1.91 cm LCD
Native Resolution WXGA - 1280 x 800
Supported Resolutions Up to: UXGA - 1600 x 1200
Format NTSC 3.58, 4.43
PAL 60, M, N
SECAM
HDTV Compatibility 480i @ 60 Hz
480p @ 60 Hz
576i @ 50 Hz
576p @ 50 Hz
720p @ 60 Hz
720p @ 50 Hz
1080i @ 60 Hz
1080i @ 50 Hz
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
DLP Link 3D None
Scan Horizontal: 19 - 92 kHz
Vertical: 48 - 92 Hz
Lens
Focus Manual
Throw Ratio 1.32 - 1.91:1
Projection Size 40 - 300" / 1016.00 - 7620.00 mm 
Features
Picture-in-Picture Not Specified By Manufacturer
Ceiling Mountable Not Specified By Manufacturer
Rear Screen Projection Not Specified By Manufacturer
Projection Tilt Option Not Specified By Manufacturer
Built-in Speaker Yes, 10 W (Mono)
Closed Captioning Not Specified By Manufacturer
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 RS-232C Control/Service (Input/Output)
General
Lamp (Bulb) 1x UHP
Replacement Lamp LMP-C240
Watts 245 W
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
Heat Dissipation 1195 BTU (AC 100 to 120V)
1126 BTU (AC 220 to 240V)
Power Consumption Maximum: 340 W
Standby Mode (Network on): 3 W
Standby Mode: .5 W
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
Packaging Info
Package Weight 16.95 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 22.0 x 17.8 x 11.7"
Sony VPL-CW255 BrightEra WXGA Widescreen 3LCD Projector
  • RM-PJ7 Remote Commander
  • CR2025 Lithium Battery
  • AC Power Cord
  • Mini D-sub 15-pin Cable
  • Lens Cap
  • 3-Year Manufacturer's Warranty; 90-Day Lamp Warranty
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    SonyVPL-CW255 BrightEra WXGA Widescreen 3LCD Projector
     
    5.0

    (based on 3 reviews)

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    Pros

    • 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 BrightEra WXGA Widescreen 3LCD Projector:

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

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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 BrightEra WXGA Widescreen 3LCD 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 BrightEra WXGA Widescreen 3LCD 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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