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Sony VPL-EW255 WXGA Multimedia Projector

by Sony
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Original price $989.00
Original price $989.00 - Original price $989.00
Original price $989.00
Current price $890.00
$890.00 - $890.00
Current price $890.00
  • Brightness of 3200 Lumens
  • WXGA (1280 x 800) Native Resolution
  • BrightEra 3LCD Technology
  • 1.6x Zoom / 1.40 to 2.27:1 Throw Ratio
  • HDMI, 2 VGA and Composite Inputs
  • Microphone and Audio Inputs
  • Project Image Files from USB Drive
  • Compatible with IFU-WLM3 Wi-Fi Adapter
  • Built-In 16-Watt Speaker
  • Ethernet and RS-232 Connectivity

Optimized for classroom and business applications, theVPL-EW255 WXGA Multimedia ProjectorfromSonyfeatures a brightness of 3200 lumens and is able to accommodate screens up to 300" diagonal - depending on ambient light, throw distance, and other factors. Thanks to a 1.6x optical zoom and a 1.40 to 2.27:1, the VPL-EW255 features the flexibility to adapt to a variety of screen sizes and throw distances, making it a good fit for "on the go" users. With an WXGA (1280 x 800) native resolution, which is a 16:10 aspect ratio format, the projector can show HD content in close to its native aspect ratio and works natively with most computer graphics cards. In addition, it can support a range of non-native resolutions and formats, including SD (480p), HD up to 1080p, and computer signals up to 1600 x 1200 (UXGA).

To give you the flexibility you need, the projector features an assortment of inputs. For digital and HDTV sources, there is an HDMI port. Two VGA ports provide connectivity for analog devices such as computers, integrated AV systems, and one of the inputs can also accept a component video signal when using a separately available component-to-VGA adapter or cable. There is also a composite video input as well as an S-video input for SD analog video sources. A built-in 16-watt speaker means you can often play out audio directly from the projector, without requiring a separate sound system. In addition to HDMI-embedded audio, there is a stereo RCA audio input shared by the S-video and composite inputs, and there is a 3.5mm mini jack audio input paired with each VGA input. To supplement these, there is a mic input allowing a presenter to take advantage of the built-in speaker.

In addition to the aforementioned audio and video inputs, the VPL-EW255 features USB and Ethernet connectivity. There are two USB ports: a type-B port that allows audio and video playback directly from a computer (cable available separately), and a type-A port that lets you give "PC-less" presentations of various still image formats, plus enables installation of the separately available IFU-WLM3 wireless LAN adapter. With the Ethernet port, multiple projectors can be managed centrally, and it is possible to give remote presentations across a local network.

For local operation, an IR remote is included. In addition, RS-232 enables integration with room control systems such as Crestron.

BrightEra 3LCD Technology
A beamsplitter sends red, blue, and green light through three monochrome LCD panels to render a video image. 3LCD design features no moving parts in the imaging system, although there is still a cooling fan, and is free of the "rainbow effect" artifact sometimes perceived on color-wheel-based systems
1.6x Zoom and 1.40 to 2.27:1 Throw Ratio
Throw ratio is one of the most important specifications a projector lens has as it tells you the image size (width) you will get at a given distance from the screen. This projector is optimized for screens between 30 and 300" diagonal
3200 Lumens Lamp
A single lamp provides 3200 lumens brightness in the brightest mode, and is estimated to last 6000 hours - up to 10,000 if continuously used in the lowest brightness setting. To determine the ideal brightness level for your application, you will need to take into account the screen width, distance from the projector to the screen (throw distance), amount of ambient light near the screen, and the reflectivity (gain) of the screen surface used
16:10 Native Aspect Ratio
This projector features a 16:10 native aspect ratio. This is considered a widescreen format, and comes very close to the 16:9 standard of HDTV. This format is ideal if you plan to show HD video, and can still be used for presentations - though in the case of PowerPoints, some extra space may be leftover on the sides. The projector can show 4:3 too; however, black bars (pillaring) will have to be applied, or the image will have to be stretched or cropped to fit.
USB Computer Connectivity
As an alternative to VGA or HDMI, you can connect the projector directly to a Windows or Mac computer using USB (cable available separately) to play back audio and video. This feature is ideal when using a computer that does not have a free video output
"PC-Less" USB Presentations
A USB Media Viewer allows users to directly project image files stored on a USB memory device such as a flash drive. Supported formats include:
  • JPEG: .jpg / .jpeg
  • Bitmap: .bmp
  • PNG: .png
  • GIF: .gif
  • TIFF: .tif / .tiff
Wireless Tablet Connection Capability
By using the separately available wireless LAN module (IFU-WLM3) and Pixelwork Inc.'s VueMagic Mobile Presenter app, presentations and graphics can be wirelessly beamed from mobile devices to the projector. Supported mobile devices include Apple devices supporting iOS 5.1.1. and 6. Wireless annotation and transferring some file formats require VueMagic Pro which is available through the iTunes Store for an additional charge
Ethernet Connectivity
Remote control of multiple projectors can be performed via a LAN (wired) network. This simplifies IT administration by having all devices managed from a central location. Additionally, the Ethernet connection can be used to deliver remote presentations to the projector via a local network - and for wireless access, the separately available IFU-WLM3 wireless LAN adapter can be installed
Auto Brightness
In this mode, adjusts brightness automatically based on the content being displayed
Eco Mode
Provides extended lamp life and lower power consumption (brightness will be lower)
Gamma Correction
Employs 12-bit 3D digital gamma correction for enhanced tonal reproduction
Simplified Maintenance
Synchronized lamp and filter maintenance timing

Item Includes

Sony VPL-EW255 WXGA Multimedia Projector

  • RM-PJ8 Remote Control
  • CR2025 Battery
  • AC Power Cord
  • VGA Cable
  • Network Presentation Software CD
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty on Projector / Limited 90-Day Warranty on Lamp


Image Display
Display System3-Chip 0.59" / 14.99 mmLCD
Native Resolution1280 x 800(WXGA)
Supported ResolutionsUXGA - 1600 x 1200
Supported FormatsPhoto: BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIF
FormatNTSC3.58, 4.43
HDTV Compatibility1920 x 1080p
1920 x 1080i
1280 x 720p
720 x 576p
720 x 576i
720 x 480p
720 x 480i
BrightnessHigh Brightness Mode: 3200 Lumens
Normal Mode: 2200 Lumens
Low Brightness Mode: 1600 Lumens
Aspect RatioNative:16:10
Dynamic Contrast Ratio3000:1
ScanHorizontal:14 - 93 kHz
Vertical:47 - 93 Hz
ZoomManual: 1-1.6x
Throw Ratio1.40 - 2.27:1
Projection Size30 - 300" / 76.20 - 762.00 cm
Keystone CorrectionYes, Vertical
Ceiling MountableNot specified by manufacturer
Rear Screen ProjectionNot specified by manufacturer
Projection Tilt OptionNot specified by manufacturer
Built-In Speaker, 16 W(Mono)
Closed CaptioningYes
Input/Output Connectors
Inputs/Outputs2x 15-pin VGAVideo (Input)
2x 1/8" (3.5 mm) MiniAudio (Input)
1x HDMIAudio/Video (Input)
1x RCA CompositeVideo (Input)
1x S-VideoVideo (Input)
1x RCA Stereo (L/R)Audio (Input)
1x 1/8" (3.5 mm) MiniMicrophone (Input)
1x 15-pin VGAVideo (Output)
1x 1/8" (3.5 mm) MiniAudio (Output)
1x RS-232CControl
1x EthernetLAN
1x USBType-A Female
1x USBType-B Female
Lamp (Bulb)1x UHP
LifeBright Mode:6000 Hours
Normal Mode:8000 Hours
Low Mode:10000 Hours
Fan NoiseNot specified by manufacturer
Remote ControlYes
SecurityCable Lock Slot
System RequirementsWindows
  • XP
  • Pentium 42.8GHz Processor or greater

  • OS X 10.6+
Power Requirements100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Power ConsumptionNormal Mode:303W
Dimensions (WxHxD)14.4 x 10.5 x 4.2"/365.0 x 267.0 x 106.0 mm
Weight9 lb/4.1 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight11.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)17.3 x 13.3 x 8.3"