Sony Digital Projector VPL-ES1 Teardown
Background and Identification
The Sony Digital Projector model VPL-ES1 is a multimedia projector produced by Sony between 2003 and 2005. Projectors take in an input signal much like a screened display, transmitting it as an image to a surface. Most projectors do this using a small transparent lens to create the image, but newer technologies use lasers to project the image directly.
The VPL-ES1 model includes a 0.62 LCD panel with a 185-Watt lamp that produces a brightness of 1500 ANSI Lumens. This model features an Auto Setup function that sets up the projector automatically at the touch of the power button. The projector has a native resolution of 800 by 600 pixels and a maximum resolution of 1024 by 768 pixels. It can produce an image up to 3.81 meters (150 inches). It has a throw distance between 6.6-feet and 14.8-feet. Sony advertises a lamp life of up to 2,000 hours. Users can purchase a replacement lamp here (model LMP-E180). The projector uses only one lamp.
The Sony Digital Projector model VPL-ES1 includes the name “Sony” printed in capital letters on the right-hand side of the projector’s front face. The model number VPL-ES1 is printed on the rear face of the projector.
White Brightness: 1,500 ANSI Lumens
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 (SVGA)
Display Type: 0.62" 3LCD Chips
Color Processing: 8-bit
Lamp Type: UHP bulb
Lamp Life: 2,000 hours
Lamp Model: LMP-E180 Buy Replacement Lamp
Included Lens: 1.15x Powered zoom, Powered focus
Optional Lenses: No
Throw Distance: 6.6' - 14.8' Calculate Throw Distance
Image Size: 60.00" - 150.00"
Throw Ratio: 1.50:1 - 1.69:1 (D:W)
Projector Placement: For a diagonal screen, place the projector lens between 9'-11" and 11'-2" from the screen.
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Keystone: Vertical only
Projector Size: 3.13" x 11.63" x 9.38" (HxWxD)
Weight: 6.2 lbs
Audible Noise: 35 dB
Internal Speakers: 1.0 Watts Mono
Power: 250 Watts 100V - 240V