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The Sony VPL-CS21 Projector is a SVGA Portable Projector. This lamp based projector is capable of displaying 2,100 Lumens at its brightest setting with a native resolution of 800x600 . The internal 3LCD technology is an innovative 3-chip design that sets itself apart by delivering vibrant, true-to-life images with better color brightness and a wider color gamut. Weighing in at 4.2 lbs, this portable projector is bright and compact, perfect for business travelers, taking on a family vacation or just moving from room to room. This projector was first available for purchase in August 2006 and has been by Sony.

 

Sony VPL-CS21 Projector Specifications


MSRP
$1,370
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Status
Discontinued
Released
August 2006
Warranty
3 Years

 
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White Brightness
2,100 ANSI Lumens / 1,600 Lumens
Resolution
800x600
Aspect Ratio
4:3 (SVGA)
Display Type
0.63" 3LCD Chips
Color Processing
8-bit
Video Modes
720p, 1080i, 575i, 575p, 480p, 480i
Data Modes
MAX 1280x1024

Lamp Type
165W UHP bulb
Lamp Model
LMP-C163  Buy Replacement Lamp

Included Lens
1.2x Powered zoom , Powered focus
Optional Lenses
No
Lens Shift
No
Throw Distance
4.6' - 28.9'  Calculate Throw Distance
Image Size
40.00" - 300.00"
Throw Ratio
1.44:1 - 1.76:1
Projector Placement
For a
"
diagonal screen, place the projector lens between 9'-6" and 11'-8" from the screen.
Digital Zoom
Yes
Digital Keystone
Vertical only

Projector Size
2.13" x 10.75" x 8.38"
Weight
4.2 lbs
Internal Speakers
1.0 Watts Mono
Power
220 Watts 100V - 240V
Additional Features
The VPL-CS21 features high portability, Automatic Setup, High Brightness and Anti-theft functions.
 

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ANSI LUMENS  is the most commonly accepted industry standard brightness measurement. The ANSI lumen rating measures the brightest white that a projector can produce by averaging nine light meter measurements taken across the projected image.

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BUYER BEWARE   Either this projector's brightness specification does not cite an industry-accepted unit of measurement, or according to our calculations it seems unlikely that this projector is capable of producing the manufacturer's cited brightness specification.

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