2,800 lumens XGA desktop projector
Efficient, easy-to-use projector for classrooms and meeting rooms: with excellent picture quality and low ownership
The VPL-DX221 XGA projector 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.
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
XGA resolution for crisp presentations
XGA (1024 x 768) resolution gives lots of fine detail: useful for making presentations direct from a laptop or
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
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 ceilingor 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.
Technical Specifications
Display System
• 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 (1024x768 x 3) pixels
Projection lens
• Focus
• Zoom - Powered/Manual
• Zoom - Ratio
Approx. x 1.2
• Throw Ratio
1.47 to 1.77
Light source
• Type
Ultra high pressure mercury lamp
• Wattage
215 W type
Recommended lamp replacement time *1
• Lamp mode: High
3,000 H
• Lamp mode: Standard
• Lamp mode: Low
5,000 H
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
• Horizontal
• Vertical
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
• Vertical
+/- 30 degrees
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
• Speaker
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
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)
• Mass
Approx. 2.7kg (5.9 lb)
Supplied accessories
• Remote commander
Replacement lamp
• Replacement lamp
• *1
• *2
• *3
• *4
The values are estimate.
The figures are approximate. They vary depending on the environment or how the projector is used.
This value is average with lamp dimming.
The picture quality may deteriorate when the V Keystone function is used for it is an electrical correction.
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