Sony VPL-CX235 3LCD BrightEra XGA Projector

Sony VPL-CX235 3LCD BrightEra XGA Projector


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  • 4100 Lumens (ISO 21118)
  • Native XGA (1024 x 768) Resolution
  • BrightEra Panel
  • Power Saving Features
  • Synchronized Lamp and Filter Cycle
  • 10W Speaker Output
  • HDMI x 1
  • Flexible 1.5x Manual Zoom Standard Lens
  • Blend-In Design
  • Auto Input Search
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The Sony VPL-CX235 3LCD BrightEra XGA Projector packs an impressive array of features in a moderately priced unit which is ideal for business, educational or home use. This full-featured projector offers a powerful 4100 lumens of brightness backed with a crisp 3100:1 contrast ratio, rendering sharp vivid 1024 x 768 resolution images on screens up to 300" (7.6 m). Its 0.63" 3LCD imaging panels (the parts that create the image) deliver smooth, seamless color combined with an unparalleled grayscale range.

The VPL-CX235 projector will keep saving you money after the initial purchase. Energy savings start with the 245W high-pressure mercury lamp. It boasts a projected life of 5000 hours in low mode and since it's is synchronized with the durable filter, both are replaced at the same time saving precious minutes of downtime during feature films or presentations. 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.

The VPL-CX235 is equipped to use your local network (LAN) thanks to its wired RJ-45 (Ethernet) jack. You can make presentations from any PC on your network as well as managing, monitoring and controlling it remotely. You can also send important announcements like rescheduling information or weather updates to a whole fleet of VPL-CX235s.

The VPL-CX235 also has the international credentials you've come to expect in more expensive projectors. It's got a world-ready 100 to 240 V 50/60Hz power supply. It can handle NTSC, PAL and SECAM video signals. The VPL-CX235 also decodes and displays closed captioning from programming that provides it, benefiting those in your audience with hearing impairments. It also helps people with native languages other than English as well as those in noisy environments such as gyms and trade shows.

Lastly, 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.

Maximum 4100 Lumens Brightness with High, Standard and Low Modes
The VPL-CX235 features three brightness modes for different uses - High 4100 lumens for naturally white presentations in bright rooms, standard 3100 lumens for everyday use, and low 2200 lumens for video in darkened rooms
Impressive Throw Ratio
The VPL-CX235 offers a 1.66 to 2.41:1 throw ratio that can accommodate most large classrooms or large meeting rooms
3LCD BrightEra Technology
Sony's 0.63" BrightEra inorganic TFT 3 LCD panels deliver improved panel light resistance, higher resolution, high brightness and increased panel reliability
XGA 4:3 Resolution
The VPL-CX235 has a native XGA (1024 x 768) 4:3 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
Lamp Dimming
The projector can reduce power consumption and brightness by 10 to 15% without user detection. After a pre-set time is 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 V: +/- 30%; H: +/- 20% for perfect installation adjustment
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
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
Security Features
The VPL-CX235 has a package of security measures, including password protection, and physical anti-theft anchor points
Multiple Picture Modes
The VPL-CX235 has six picture modes (dynamic, standard, game, living, cinema and presentation) that can be selected to suite the nature of the source material
Image Display
Display System 3-Chip 0.63" / 1.60 cm LCD
Native Resolution XGA - 1024 x 768 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
HDTV Compatibility 480i @ 60 Hz
480p @ 60 Hz
540p @ 50 Hz
576i @ 50 Hz
576p @ 50 Hz
720p @ 60 Hz
720p @ 50 Hz
1080i @ 60 Hz
1080i @ 50 Hz
Pixels 2,359,296
Brightness High Brightness Mode: 4100 Lumens
Normal Mode: 3100 Lumens
Low Brightness Mode: 2200 Lumens
Aspect Ratio Native: 4:3
Contrast Ratio 3100:1
DLP Link 3D None
Scan Horizontal: 19 - 92 kHz
Vertical: 48 - 92 Hz
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 
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, 10 W (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)
Lamp (Bulb) 1x UHP
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
Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity: 35 - 85%
-4 to 104°F (-20 to 40°C)
Humidity: 10 - 90%
Dimensions (WxHxD) 16.0 x 4.8 x 13.0" / 40.6 x 12.2 x 33.0 cm
Weight 12.1 lb / 5.49 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight 16.85 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21.8 x 17.8 x 11.5"
Sony VPL-CX235 3LCD BrightEra XGA Projector
  • 3-Year Manufacturer's Warranty
  • 90-Day Lamp Warranty
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