Sony VPL-DX 221 Projector in Kenya

Sony VPL-DX 221 Projector has impressively high-resolution images and excellent reliability.

Its XGA (1024 x 768) resolution gives lots of fine detail: useful for making presentations direct from a laptop or tablet.

Sony VPL-DX 221 Projector Specifications

White Brightness:2,800 LumensColor Brightness:2,800 Lumens Eco-Mode:1,600 Lumens CLO (eco):1,600 Lumens Contrast:4,000:1 
Resolution:1024x768Native Aspect Ratio:4:3 (XGA)Color Processing:8-bit
Projector Size:8 cm x 33 cm x 23 cm Weight:2.7 kg
Video Modes:720p, 1080i, 1080p/60, 1080p/50, 576i, 576p, 480p, 480iData Modes:MAX 1600×1200
Lamp Life:3,000 hours  / 10,000 hours (eco)Lamp Type:UHPLamp Wattage:215 WattsLamp Quantity:1Lamp Code:
Display Type:2 cm 3 LCD
Std. Zoom Lens:1.20:1Std. Lens Focus:ManualOptional Lenses:NoLens Shift:No
Throw Distance:1.1 m – 9.0 m Sony VPL-DX 221 Projector 4Image Size:75 cm – 764 cmThrow Ratio:1.47:1 – 1.77:1 Projector Placement:For a


 diagonal screen, place the projector lens between 3.0 m and 3.6 m from the screen.
Digital Keystone:Vertical
Audible Noise:**Speakers:1.0 W Mono
Max Power:293 WattsVoltage:100V – 240V
Connection Panel:Composite (RCA),  VGA In (Dsub-15pin),  HDMI,  Audio Out (Mini Jack),  Audio In (Mini Jack)

Comments: Gamma curve adjustment offers three settings for accurate tonal reproduction with rich, punchy colors and clear, easy-to-read text.

Sony VPL-DX 221 Projector general overview

it is a cost-effective yet fully-featured choice for clear, bright presentations in offices, smaller meeting rooms and school classrooms. Light, compact and energy efficient, it’s easy to set up and connect with other devices.

2,800 lumens colour light output with 3LCD BrightEra™ panel technology ensures crisply detailed XGA resolution images that are always seen clearly, even in daylit rooms.

Auto Start gets you presenting faster, while Quick Power Off saves time when you’re hurrying to the next meeting. Another presenter-friendly feature of presentation timer reminds speakers not to outstay their welcome

Running costs are kept down by clever energy-saving features. Simplified maintenance and an extra-long lamp replacement time of up to 10,000 hours helps reduce downtime in busy classrooms and offices.

Sony VPL-DX 221 Projector Features

Light, compact and stylish
Weighing less than 3kg, the space-saving VPL-DX221 is easy to carry between meeting rooms or classrooms.
Bright, clear images with maximum 2,800 lumens colour light output
The projector’s generous light output ensures that presentations are seen clearly in classrooms and meeting rooms.
XGA resolution for crisp presentations
XGA (1024 x 768) resolution gives lots of fine detail: useful for making presentations direct from a laptop or tablet.
3LCD BrightEra™ technology
The efficient 3LCD panel system is enhanced by advanced BrightEra™ technology by Sony. You’ll see the difference with impressively consistent, high resolution images and excellent reliability.
Picture modes
There’s a choice of picture modes to fine-tune your image with any kind of content – including Vivid mode for brighter-looking pictures that really stand out with more powerful, high-impact colour.
Gamma adjustment
Gamma curve adjustment offers three settings for accurate tonal reproduction with rich, punchy colours and clear, easy-to-read text.
Simple screen mirroring
Add a Miracast-compatible dongle (not included) and project wirelessly from laptops, tablets and smartphones.
Get presenting faster
Auto Start detects signals from a connected HDMI or VGA source, turning on the projector so you’re all ready to start presenting.
Switch off and go
Quick Power Off shortens cool-down time to just 10 seconds after switch-off at the end of a presentation – saving time when you’re in a hurry to the next meeting.
Presentation timer
Speakers can keep an eye on their allocated presentation time, with a count-up or count-down timer in a corner of the screen.
Up to 10,000 hours long-lasting lamp
The energy-efficient lamp driver contributes to lower operating costs and an exceptional lamp replacement interval of up to 10,000 hours (in Low brightness mode).
Reduced ownership costs
There’s a range of energy-saving features to drive down total ownership costs. Auto Mode adjusts lamp brightness depending on picture content. Lamp Dimming progressively reduces brightness if no input’s detected, or after a preset time. Touching the Blank button on the projector remote instantly mutes the picture when it’s not needed.
Audio out
Audio terminals allow direct connection of active speakers (not included) to suit the needs of any room.
Easy access, simple maintenance
Lamp access on the top panel of the projector simplifies lamp replacement, whether the projector’s ceiling- or table-mounted. There’s also a sliding air filter and detachable dust cover, for easy maintenance without having to remove the projector from its ceiling mount.
Settings lock for greater security
Prevent unwanted changes to projector settings.

Sony VPL-DX 221 Projector Specifications

Display System- 3 LCD system

Display device

Size of effective display area

0.63″(16mm) x 3, Aspect ratio: 4:3
Number of pixels
2,359,296 (1024×768 x 3) pixels

Projection lens

Zoom – Powered/Manual
Zoom – Ratio
Approx. x 1.2
Throw Ratio
1.47 to 1.77

Light source

Ultra high pressure mercury lamp
215 W type

Recommended lamp replacement time *1

Lamp mode: High
3,000 H
Lamp mode: Standard
5,000 H
Lamp mode: Low
10,000 H

Filter cleaning cycle (Max.)

Filter cleaning cycle (Max.)
1000 H

Screen size

Screen size
30″ to 300″ (0.76 m to 7.62 m) (measured diagonally)

Light output *2

Lamp mode: High
2800 lm
Lamp mode: Standard
1900 lm
Lamp mode: Low
1600 lm

Color light output *2

Lamp mode: High
2800 lm
Lamp mode: Standard
1900 lm
Lamp mode: Low
1600 lm

Contrast ratio (full white / full black) *3

Contrast ratio (full white / full black) *3

Displayable scanning frequency

19 kHz to 92 kHz
48 Hz to 92 Hz

Display resolution

Computer signal input
Maximum display resolution: UXGA 1600 x 1200 dots
Video signal input
NTSC, PAL, SECAM,480/60i, 576/50i, 480/60p, 576/50p, 720/60p, 720/50p, 1080/60i, 1080/50i
The following items are available for digital signal (HDMI input) only; 1080/60P, 1080/50p
Color system
Color system

Keystone correction (Max.) *4

+/- 30 degrees
OSD language
OSD language
23-languages (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Russian, Thai, Arabic ,Turkish, Polish, Vietonamese, Farsi, Indonesian, Hungary, Greek, Czech, Slovak, Romania)

Computer and video signal input/output

RGB / Y PB PR input connector: Mini D-sub 15 pin female Audio input connector: Stereo mini jack
HDMI input connector: HDMI 19-pin, HDCP support, Audio input connector: HDMI audio support
Video input connector: Phono jack
Audio output connector: Stereo mini jack


1 W x 1 (monaural)

Operating temperature / Operating humidity

Operating temperature / Operating humidity
0°C to 35°C (32°F to 95°F) / 20% to 80% (no condensation)

Storage temperature (Storage humidity)

Storage temperature (Storage humidity)
-10°C to +60°C (14°F to +140°F) / 20% to 80% (no condensation)

Power requirements

Power requirements
AC 100 V to 240 V, 2.9 A to 1.1 A, 50 Hz / 60 Hz

Power consumption

AC 100 V to 120 V
Lamp mode: High: 293 W
AC 220 V to 240 V
Lamp mode: High: 269 W

Power consumption (Standby Mode)

AC 100 V to 120 V
0.50 W (when “Standby mode” is set to “Low”)
AC 220 V to 240 V
0.50 W (when “Standby mode” is set to “Low”)

Heat dissipation

AC 100 V to 120 V
998 BTU/h
AC 220 V to 240 V
938 BTU/h

Sony VPL-DX 221 Projector Dimensions (W x H x D)

Dimensions (W x H x D) (without protrusions)
325.1 x 79.8 x 230.5 mm (12 13/16 x 3 5/32 x 9 1/16 inches)


Approx. 2.7kg (5.9 lb)

Supplied accessories

Remote commander

Replacement lamp

Replacement lamp


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