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From Sony —   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.

  • 4,500 lumens (ISO 21118)
  • Native WXGA (1,280x800) resolution
  • High contrast ratio
  • BrightEra panel
  • Advanced Crisp Focus Lens
  • Energy efficient and power saving features
  • Synchronized lamp and filter maintenance cycle
  • Installation Adjustment Function
  • Lens shift for fine adjustment
  • Flexible 1.5x manual zoom standard lens

Sony VPL-CW255 Projector Specifications


MSRP
$2,600
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Status
Discontinued
Released
January 2012
Warranty
3 Years

 
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White Brightness
4,500 ANSI Lumens / 2,500 Lumens
Resolution
1280x800
Aspect Ratio
16:10 (WXGA)
Contrast
3,700:1
Display Type
0.75" 3LCD Chips
Color Processing
8-bit
Video Modes
720p, 1080i, 576i, 576p, 480p, 480i
Data Modes
MAX 1600x1200

Lamp Type
245W UHP bulb
Lamp Life
3,000 hours  / 5,000 hours

Included Lens
1.45x manual zoom , manual focus
Optional Lenses
No
Lens Shift
Horizontal +/-3% & Vertical +/-5%
Throw Distance
6.7' - 27.0'  Calculate Throw Distance
Image Size
49.64" - 289.45"
Throw Ratio
1.32:1 - 1.91:1
Projector Placement
For a
"
diagonal screen, place the projector lens between 9'-4" and 13'-6" from the screen.
Digital Zoom
Yes
Digital Keystone
Horizontal & Vertical

Projector Size
4.70" x 15.90" x 13.00"
Weight
12.1 lbs
Internal Speakers
10.0 Watts Mono
Power
340 Watts 100V - 240V
Connection Panel
Composite: RCA
HDMI
Network: RJ-45
RS232: DB-9pin
S-Video
VGA In: Dsub-15pin x 2

Additional Features
The VPL-CW255 features three brightness modes to suit individual user’s needs – 4,500, 3,400 and 2,500 lumens.The low brightness mode generates lower operating costs by reducing power consumption and extending the lamp lifetime to approximately 5,000 hours

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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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