VPL-CW255 & VPL-CW275 Projectors
Key Features
& VPL-CW275
WXGA resolution installation
projectors with 4500 and
5100 lumens brightness
ECO Lamp Dimming
The projectors (if this function is
selected) can reduce power
consumption and brightness
by 10-15%. After a user pre-set
time, the brightness and power
consumption will reduce to 30%
power usage, with instant 100%
brightness returning as soon as
a new signal input is detected.
ECO Picture Mute (Instant Off/Instant On)
The new ECO Picture Mute feature
reduces power consumption down
to 30%, saving cost and lamp
hours. This feature can be used in
the classroom as instant off/instant
on in-between class changes or in
the corporate market as a tool to
redirect attention away from the
screen. There is no need to power
completely off and turn back on
which is time consuming.
4000/5000 Hours Lamp Life*
A new driving scheme reduces
gap expansion that minimises
brightness gradation. A new
cooling system allows uniformity
in the temperature of the
glass bulb which prevents the
glass from clouding.
* VPL-CW255 has recommended lamp
replacement time of 5000*1 hours in Low
lamp mode. VPL-CW275 has recommended
lamp replacement time of 4000*1 hours in
Standard lamp mode.
The VPL-CW255 and VPL-CW275 are designed to deliver a low total cost
of ownership and include easy to operate, environmentally conscious
features without compromising on superior quality and reliability.
The projectors offer 4500 and 5100 lumen brightness and 1.32 1.91:1 throw ratio for new or WXGA replacement business in most
large classrooms or large meeting rooms.
Furthermore, in common with all Sony projectors, these projectors
feature the Sony BrightEra 3LCD inorganic panel technology that
delivers higher picture quality, substantially brighter images, higher
efficiency, better contrast, consistent colour stability and longer
durability and usability.
The VPL-CW255 features 3 brightness modes to suit each individual
user’s needs. The low brightness mode generates lower operating
costs by reducing power consumption and extending the lamp
lifetime to approximately 5000 hours. The VPL-CW275 replaces the low
mode brightness feature with Auto Mode, allowing the lamp brightness
to change with the image presented for optimum efficiency and
picture quality. Both projectors have a contrast ratio of 3700:1, video
inputs, HDMI and RJ45 or RS232C connectors for control.
Lens Shift Function
1.32 - 1.91:1 Throw Ratio
The projectors are equipped with horizontal
and vertical lens shift functions for greater
installation flexibility. Using this function, the
position of the projected image can be
moved vertically up and down by 5.0% and
horizontally from -3.0% through to +3.0%.
Both offer a 1.32 - 1.91:1 throw ratio
that can accommodate most large
classrooms or large meeting rooms
current replacement installation.
VPL-CW255 & VPL-CW275 Projectors
Other Features
ECO Mode Key
Multiple Picture Modes
Audio Switcher Facility
Users can easily select power-saving
ECO Modes. The most energyefficient mode is accessible though
a single button-push with further
adjustments available through an
easily understood menu system.
The VPL-CW255 and CW275 have six
picture modes (Dynamic, Standard,
Game, Living, Cinema and
Presentation) that can be selected
to suit the nature of the source
To avoid the need for a separate
audio switcher, the projectors can
be used to select between two
audio sources, routing them via a
variable audio output to the room
amplification system.
Filter replaced at the same
time as Lamp
3LCD BrightEra Technology
Picture Freeze Function
The Sony 0.63 inch BrightEra
inorganic TFT 3-LCD panels deliver
improved panel light resistance,
higher resolution, high brightness
and increased panel reliability.
Picture Freeze is useful during
presentations where users need to
look at other material on their PC’s
screen without the viewing audience
being aware. Freeze the current
image and users can use their PC
independently of the display from
the projectors.
The filter only needs to be changed
when a new lamp is fitted, potentially
halving disruption due to maintenance.
Vertical and Horizontal
Keystone Adjustment
The projectors can correct keystone
distortion by V: +/- 30% H: +/- 20%
for perfect installation adjustment.
(Note that since this is an electronic
correction, it will reduce the picture
quality slightly.)
Image Warping
Smart APA
(Auto Pixel Alignment)
When a computer is used as a
picture source, APA automatically
optimises Phase, Pitch and Shift
values. These can also be adjusted
Auto Input Search
Off and Go
At the end of a presentation, users
can turn off the power supply to the
projectors immediately, instead of
going through a ‘power down’ cycle.
The image warping feature allows
an 8 point (4 corners and 4 sides)
image adjustment for convex or
concave projected surfaces.
Making adjustments is easy with
the remote control and the onscreen operating menu.
Auto Input Search detects which
input has an incoming signal and
automatically switches to it. This
makes it easier for users to set up
the projectors prior to making a
Direct Power On/Off
Built-in Security Measures
Digital Zoom
Picture Muting
If the picture needs to be turned off,
all it takes is a single button-press
on the remote control. This will mute
audio at the same time. There is also
a separate “mute audio” button for
audio-only muting.
With Digital Zoom, users can enlarge
a selected area of a computersouce image on the screen up
to four times.
Connector Panel
With this function, there is no need
to go through ‘Standby’ mode when
powering up the projectors. The
projectors can be set to activate as
soon as power is supplied.
Both projectors have a package
of security measures, including
password protection and physical
anti-theft anchor points.
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All Sony Professional’s business
projectors sold into the EU, Norway
and Switzerland come supplied with a
3 year PrimeSupport pack. This offers
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unique services and benefits
above standard warranty:-
Centre of the lens
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18.4 (23/32)
3 year cover plus 1 year
(or 1000 hours) lamp cover
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3 year projector and 1 year
88.4 (3 15/32)
warranty/1000 hour PrimeSupport cover
from the product purchase date.
Freephone telephone helpdesk
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(3 15/32) 7898) in 5
support (00800
languages. Collection, repair and
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return anywhere in EU, Norway and
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In addition, optional PrimeSupport
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packs can be purchased which can
further enhance the 3 year support to
give extra peace of mind:-
• Provision of a loan unit for 3 or 5
years cover to ensure minimal
impact to the customer’s business in
case of product failure.
• Cover for a lamp failure throughout
the 3 year PrimeSupport term for
customers who don’t want to have
any unexpected running costs.
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• A 2 year extension of the standard
3 year PrimeSupport to give longterm assurance of expert support,
technical assistance and repairs for
5 years from purchase date.
Edge of the lens
Centre of the lens
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104.5 (4
278.5 (10
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18.4 (23/32)
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Unit: mm (inches)
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Display system
Display device
Projection lens
3 LCD system
Size of effective display area
0.75” (19.0 mm) x 3, BrightEra, Aspect ratio: 16:10
Number of pixels
3,072,000 (1280 x 800 x 3) pixels
Lens Shift
Manual V: +/- 5% H: +/- 3%
Throw Ratio
1.32 - 1.91:1
Light source
Recommended lamp replacement time*1
Filter cleaning cycle*1
High-pressure mercury lamp 245 W type
High-pressure mercury lamp 280 W type
3000 H / 4000 H / 5000 H (Lamp mode: High / Standard / Low)
3000 H / 4000 H (Lamp mode: High / Standard)
Max. 5000 H / same time as lamp replacement is recommended
Max 4000 H / same time as lamp replacement is recommended
Screen size
40” to 300” (1.02 m to 7.62 m)
Light output (Lamp mode: High / Standard / Low)
4500 lm / 3400 lm / 2500 lm
5100 lm / 4200 lm / Auto
Colour light output
4500 lm / 3400 lm / 2500 lm
5100 lm / 4200 lm / Auto
Contrast ratio (full white / full black)*2
Fan noise
30dB (low)
36dB (Standard)
10 W x 1 (monaural)
Displayable scanning Horizontal
Display resolution
Computer signal input
Video signal input
19 kHz - 92 kHz
48 Hz - 92 Hz
Maximum input signal resolution: UXGA 1600 x 1200*3 (resizing display), Panel display resolution: 1280 x 800 pixels
NTSC3.58, PAL, SECAM, 480/60i, 576/50i, 480/60p, 576/50p, 720/60p, 720/50p, 1080/60i, 1080/50i
Colour system
Auto / NTSC3.58, PAL, SECAM, NTSC4.43, PAL-M, PAL-N, PAL60
Colour System Resolution
720 TV Lines
Vertical: Max. +/- 30 degrees Horizontal: Max. +/- 20% degrees
(V & H) Keystone correction
23-languages (English, Dutch, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, Polish, Russian, Swedish, Norwegian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese,
Traditional Chinese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Arabic, Persian, Indonesian, Finnish, Hungarian)
OSD language
RGB / Y PB PR input connector: Mini D-sub 15-pin (female), Audio input connector: Stereo mini jack
RGB input connector: Mini D-sub 15-pin (female), Audio input connector: Stereo mini jack
Computer and video INPUT C
signal input/output
HDMI 19-pin, HDCP support. Audio input: HDMI audio support
S video input connector: Mini DIN 4-pin, Audio input connector: RCA (Shared with Video In)
Video input connector: RCA, Audio input connector: RCA (Shared with S-Video)
Monitor output connector*4: Mini D-sub 15-pin (female), Audio output connector*5: Stereo mini jack (variable out)
RS-232C connector: D-sub 9-pin (female)
Control signal input/output
LAN connector: RJ45, 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
Operating temperature (Operating humidity)
0°C to 40°C / 32°F to 104°F (35% to 85% (no condensation))
Storage temperature (Storage humidity)
Power requirements
Power consumption
-10°C to 60°C / -4°F to 140°F (10% to 90%)
AC 100 V to 240 V, 1.4A to 3.6 A 50 Hz /60 Hz
AC 100V to 240V, 1.7A to 3.9A 50Hz/60Hz
AC 100 V to 120 V
340W / 280W / 240W (Lamp mode: High / Standard / Low)
397W / 345W (lamp Mode: High / Standard)
AC 220 V to 240 V
320W / 265W / 225W (Lamp Mode: High / Standard / Low)
373W / 323W (Lamp Mode: High / Standard)
Standby mode power AC 100 V to 120 V
AC 220 V to 240 V
Heat dissipation
3W / < 0.5 W (Standby mode: Standard / Low)
3W / < 0.5 W (Standby mode: Standard / Low)
AC 100 V to 120 V
1,352 BTU
AC 220 V to 240 V
1,273 BTU
Standard outside dimensions
W 406 x H 122.3 x D 330.5 mm / W 15 31/32 x H 4 13/16 x D 13 in. W 406 x H 113 x D 330.5 mm / W 15 31/32 x H 4 4/16 x D 13 in (without protrusion)
Supplied accessories
Optional accessories
5.5kg / 12lb 2oz
RM-PJ7 Remote Commander RM-PJ7 (1), CR2025 Lithium Battery (1), AC Power Cord, Mini D-sub 15-pin cable (1), Lens Cap (1), Operating Instructions (1), EU Battery Info,
Warranty Documentation Quick Reference Manual (1)
LMP-C240 Projector Lamp
LMP-C280 Projector Lamp
PAM-300 Bracket
Optional Accessories
Projector Lamp (for replacement)
Projector Lamp
*1: The figures are expected maintenance time
and not guaranteed. They will depend on the
environment or how the projector is used.
*2: The value is average.
*3: Available for VESA reduced blanking signal.
*4: Not available in Standby.
*5: Works as audio switcher function. From current
channel only. Not available in standby.
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