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Sony VPL-CS5 Projector

SVGA Home Theater Projector
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From Sony —   The VPL-CS5 is the latest addition to a Sony family of high-quality portable projectors that are helping business professionals get their ideas across -- across the street, or across the country. The VPL-CS5 gives you true SVGA (800 x 600) resolution with brightness of 1800 ANSI lumens, making it a cost-effective choice for smaller audiences.

  • Brightness of 1800 ANSI lumens, 800 x 600 SVGA resolution
  • 0.7-inch LCD panel with micro lens, super-high aperture
  • RGB/component-video, S-video, composite-video, and audio inputs
  • Automatic setup of lens, tilt, and keystone; 40- to 150-inch diagonal screen size
  • USB connection for wireless mouse

Sony VPL-CS5 Projector Specifications

July 2002
2 Years
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White Brightness
1,800 Lumens (ANSI)1
Aspect Ratio
4:3 (SVGA)
Display Type
0.70" 3LCD
Color Processing
Video Modes
Data Modes
MAX 1024x768

Lamp Type
165W UHP bulb
Lamp Life
2,000 hours
Lamp Model
LMP-C150  Buy Replacement Lamp

Included Lens
1.2x manual zoom , manual focus
Optional Lenses
Lens Shift
Vertical +/-0.00%
Throw Distance
12.5' - 19.4'  Calculate Throw Distance
Image Size
80.00" - 150.00"
Throw Ratio
1.99:1 - 2.39:1
Projector Placement
For a
diagonal screen, place the projector lens between 13'-1" and 15'-8" from the screen.
Digital Zoom
Digital Keystone
Vertical only

Projector Size
2.60" x 11.30" x 9.00"
5.9 lbs
Audible Noise
43 dB
Internal Speakers
1.0 Watts Mono
240 Watts 100V - 240V


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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