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From Sony —   Delivering an extremely bright 4000 ANSI lumens in a sophisticated body, the VPL-FX40 is an excellent projector for high-impact multimedia presentations. For applications ranging from business conferences and seminars to education, in locations such as boardrooms, large conference rooms, R&D facilities, and university classrooms, this projector will captivate audiences with breathtaking image quality.

  • Outstanding Brightness of 4000 ANSI Lumens in a Beautifully Styled Projector
  • Extremely High Resolution (SXGA+ or XGA)
  • 3LCD Projection System
  • Dynamic Detail Enhancer (DDE) for High Quality Video Images
  • 12-bit 3D Gamma Correction and 3D Digital Comb Filter
  • Power Zoom/Focus/Picture Shift
  • Centered Lens Design
  • Twin Stacking Capability
  • Easy Lamp Replacement and Filter Cleaning
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Sony VPL-FX40 Projector Specifications

December 2006
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White Brightness
4,000 ANSI Lumens / 3,200 Lumens
Aspect Ratio
4:3 (XGA)
Display Type
0.79" 3LCD Chips
Color Processing
Video Modes
720p, 1080i, 1080p/60, 1080p/50, 575i, 575p, 480p, 480i

Lamp Type
275W UHP bulb
Lamp Life
2,000 hours  / 3,000 hours
Lamp Model
LMP-F270  Buy Replacement Lamp

Included Lens
1.3x Powered zoom , Powered focus
Optional Lenses

VPLL-1008 Short Fixed Lens Throw Ratio 0.78:1
VPLL-Z1024 Zoom Lens Throw Ratio 2.38:1-3.26:1
VPLL-Z1032 Zoom Lens Throw Ratio 3.24:1-4.95:1
Lens Shift
Horizontal & Vertical
Throw Distance
9.5' - 76.0'  Calculate Throw Distance
Image Size
60.00" - 600.00"
Throw Ratio
1.91:1 - 2.41:1
Digital Keystone

Projector Size
5.75" x 21.00" x 13.88"
21.6 lbs
Audible Noise
35 dB  / 28 dB
Internal Speakers
1.8 Watts × 2
400 Watts 100V - 240V
Connection Panel
Audio Out: Mini Jack
Composite: RCA
Network: RJ-45
RS232: DB-9pin
VGA In: Dsub-15pin x 2

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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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