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suryono 3:18pm on Friday, August 20th, 2010 
Sony VPL-CX21 projector shape thinnest Department only 5.2cm, weighs only 1.9 kilograms. Sony VPL-CX21 uses acrylic protective cover for the lens.
Mgerardiere 1:07am on Friday, May 21st, 2010 
The best projector on the block We have three of these units for our team and use them for making presentations all over the place. They are small.
ZahnN 7:13am on Saturday, April 3rd, 2010 
Best projector I have ever used. Easy to use, easy to operate, great picture, one of the better projectors on the market.
Goldpin 11:32am on Friday, April 2nd, 2010 
The Sony VPL CX21 is a bright, slim, and stylish projector designed for mobile applications.
deirbhile 9:58pm on Sunday, March 14th, 2010 
The Sony VPL CX21 is a bright, slim, and stylish projector designed for mobile applications.

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Data Projectors


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Bright, Slim, and Stylish Sony VPL-CX21/CS21 Data Projectors for Mobile Applications
Sony introduces two stylish new projectors, the VPL-CX21 and VPL-CS21, both of which feature Sony LCD panels with 3LCD technology and a powerful lamp for accurate image reproduction at a brightness of 2100 ANSI lumens. Also, these projectors are extremely slim and lightweight. Their stylish body has been designed with rounded edges that fit easily into your hand, making them ideal for applications that require portability. Furthermore, they are extremely easy to use, thanks to the Advanced Intelligent Auto Set-up function, which includes Auto Focus and many other convenient functions and features. Stylish, feature-rich, and easy to use, the VPL-CX21 and VPL-CS21 are ideal for mobile businesspeople who want to stay focused on their presentations, not their equipment.
High Brightness of 2100 ANSI Lumens
Adopting three Sony 0.63-inch LCD panels and a newly designed 165 W lamp, both the VPL-CX21 and VPL-CS21 achieve a brightness of 2100 ANSI lumens, providing outstanding image quality even in extremely high ambient-light conditions. With the VPL-CX21 providing XGA (1024 x 768) and the VPL-CS21 providing SVGA (800 x 600) resolution, these projectors offer fine reproduction of even the smallest details.

3LCD Projection System

Because the VPL-CX21 and VPL-CS21 utilize a 3LCD projection system, projected images are bright and natural. 3LCD is a projection system using three LCD panels (also known as high-temperature polysilicon or HTPS) that provides high light transmission and excellent color reproduction. It also provides smooth gradients in dark areas, and even helps prevent color breakup.
Advanced Intelligent Auto Setup
By simply turning on the power, the projector automatically initiates a host of sophisticated setup functions that make it easy to use even for first-time users. Power-operated tilt adjuster is set. Auto keystone correction is performed. Auto Input Search and Smart APA (Auto Pixel Alignment) occurs. Built-in Auto Focus module focuses the projector.

Off & Go*1

The VPL-CX21 and VPL-CS21 incorporate a built-in circuit that continues to run the projectors cooling fan after it is unplugged. This enables you to unplug the projector and move on to your next location without wasting time.
Turn off the projector in accordance with the operating instructions.

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Short Focal-Length Lens, Power Focus, Power Zoom
The short focal-length lens enables a large screen size from a short throwing distance. An 80-inch*2 image can be projected from an approximate distance of just 2.3 meters (7.5 feet). This feature is invaluable when room space is limited but dynamic presentations are required.

Preset Signals

Memory No. 832 x x x x 48 49* 50 1152xx x x 400 Video/60 Video/50 480/60i 575/50i 480/60p 575/50p 1080/60i 1080/50i 720/60p 720/50p 640 x 350 Preset signal 60 Hz 50 Hz 480/60i 575/50i 480/60p (progressive component) 575/50p (progressive component) 1035/60i, 1080/60i 1080/50i 720/60p 720/50p VGA mode1 VGA VESA 85Hz PC-9801 Normal VGA mode 2 VGA VESA 85Hz VGA mode 3 Macintosh 13" VGA VESA 72Hz VGA VESA 75Hz VGA VESA 85Hz SVGA VESA 56Hz SVGA VESA 60Hz SVGA VESA 72Hz SVGA VESA 75Hz SVGA VESA 85Hz Macintosh 16" XGA VESA 60Hz XGA VESA 70Hz XGA VESA 75Hz XGA VESA 85Hz SXGA VESA 70Hz SXGA VESA 75Hz SXGA VESA 85Hz SUN LO SXGA VESA 60Hz SXGA VESA 75Hz 1280 x 1024 SXGA VESA 60Hz SXGA VESA 75Hz SXGA VESA 85Hz 1400 x 1050 SXGA+ 60Hz fH (kHz) 15.734 15.625 15.734 15.625 31.470 31.250 33.750 28.130 45.000 37.500 31.469 37.861 24.823 31.469 37.861 31.469 35.000 37.861 37.500 43.269 35.156 37.879 48.077 46.875 53.674 49.724 48.363 56.476 60.023 68.677 63.995 67.500 77.487 61.795 60.000 75.000 63.974 79.976 91.146 63.981 fV (kHz) 59.940 50.000 59.940 50.000 60.000 50.000 60.000 50.000 60.000 50.000 70.086 85.080 56.416 70.086 85.080 59.940 66.667 72.809 75.000 85.008 56.250 60.317 72.188 75.000 85.061 74.550 60.004 69.955 75.029 84.997 70.019 75.000 85.057 65.960 60.000 75.000 60.013 75.025 85.024 60.020 S on G/Y S on G/Y S on G/Y S on G/Y S on G/Y S on G/Y S on G/Y S on G/Y H-pos, V-neg H-pos, V-neg H-neg, V-neg H-neg, V-pos H-neg, V-pos H-neg, V-neg H-neg, V-neg H-neg, V-neg H-neg, V-neg H-neg, V-neg H-pos, V-pos H-pos, V-pos H-pos, V-pos H-pos, V-pos H-pos, V-pos H-neg, V-neg H-neg, V-neg H-neg, V-neg H-pos, V-pos H-pos, V-pos H-pos, V-pos H-pos, V-pos H-pos, V-pos H-neg, V-neg H-pos, V-pos H-pos, V-pos H-pos, V-pos H-pos, V-pos H-pos, V-pos H-neg, V-neg Sync.

Viewable area, measured diagonally.
Input Flexibility (Multiscan Converter)
With the built-in scan converter, these projectors can accept a wide variety of signals from both PC (VGA up to SXGA+) and video, including composite, S-Video (Y/C), and analog RGB/component via the HD D-sub 15-pin interfaces.

Six Picture Modes

Users can select the optimum image setup from six picture modes, according to the image source and the ambient-light condition. [Game, Living (Room), Cinema, Dynamic, Standard, and Presentation modes]


Password Authentication System (security lock) Control Panel Key Lock

Other Features

Easy-to-use Remote CommanderTM Unit On-Screen Multi-Language Setup Menu Image Flip Digital Zoom (up to 4x) Picture Freeze Picture and Audio Muting Selectable Lamp Wattage (165 W or 125 W)
*The smart APA function and the APA button on the remote commander are not active for Memory No. 49. If pixel alignment is required, make the adjustment manually from the "Signal" menu.

Throwing Distance

Floor Installation

Wall Screen

Floor Distance between the screen and the center of the lens
Unit: m (feet) Screen Size (inches) Minimum Distance Maximum Distance 40 1.2 (3.9) 1.4 (4.6) 80 2.3 (7.5) 2.8 (9.2) 100 2.9 (9.5) 3.6 (11.8) 150 4.4 (14.4) 5.4 (17.7) 200 5.9 (19.4) 7.2 (23.6) 250 7.3 (24.0) 9.0 (29.5) 300 8.8 (28.9) 10.7 (35.1)

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VPL-CX21 Optical Projection System Panel Projection Lens Lamp Screen Coverage Light Output Throwing Distance Signals Color System Resolution Acceptable Input Signals 3 LCD panels, 1 lens projection system 0.63-inch XGA TFT LCD panel, 786,432 (1024 x 768) x3 pixels 1.2 times zoom lens, f = 18.8 to 22.6 mm, F 1.6 to 1.94 165/125 W 40 to 300 inches (viewable area measured diagonally) 40 to 150 inches (auto focus operation range) (viewable area measured diagonally) 2100 ANSI lm (Lamp mode: High) / 1600 ANSI lm (Lamp mode: Standard) 2.3 to 2.8 m (7.5 to 9.2 feet) 2.9 to 3.6 m (9.5 to 11.8 feet) VPL-CS21 0.63-inch SVGA TFT LCD panel, 480,000 (800 x 600) x3 pixels

80-inch 100-inch

Video RGB Computer Video
NTSC3.58, PAL, SECAM, NTSC 4.43, PAL-M, PAL-N (automatically/manually selected) 750 TV lines 600 TV lines 1024 x 768 pixels 800 x 600 pixels fH: 19 to 92 kHz, fV: 48 to 92 Hz (up to SXGA+ 60 Hz) 15 kHz RGB/Component 50/60 Hz, Progressive Component 50/60 Hz, Composite video, Y/C video DTV (480/60i, 575/50i, 1080/60i, 480/60p, 575/50p, 1080/50i, 720/60p, 720/50p, 540/60p) Mono, Max. 1 W AC 100 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz 220 W 0.8 W 0 to 35 C (32 to 95 F) 35 to 85 % (non condensing) -20 to 60 C (-4 to 140 F) 10 to 90% (non condensing) 273 x 210 x 52 mm (10 3/4 x 8 3/8 x 2 1/8 inches), excl. projections 1.9 kg (4 lb 3 oz) 750.7 BTU 15 languages (English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Japanese, simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese, Korean, Russian and Thai) HD D-sub 15 pin x 1 Mini DIN 4 pin x 1 (with supplied A/V connecting adaptor) RCA pin jack x 1 (with supplied A/V connecting adaptor) RCA pin jack x 2 (L/R) (with supplied A/V connecting adaptor) Remote Commander Unit (RM-PJ5), Lithium battery for Remote Commander Unit CR2025,HD D-sub 15 pin cable, A/V connecting adaptor, Carrying case, Security label, Operating Instructions (CD-ROM), Quick reference manual, AC power cord, Safety regulations booklet
General Speaker Power Requirements Power Consumption Operating Temperature Operating Humidity Storage Temperature Storage Humidity Dimensions (WxHxD) Mass Heat Dissipation OSD (language) INPUT/OUTPUT Input

Max Standby

RGB/Component S-Video Composite Audio

Supplied Accessories



52 (2 1/8) 273 (10 3/4)

210 (8 3/8)

LMP-C163 Projector Lamp (for replacement)


75 (3) 52 (2 1/8) 28 (1 1/8)





273 (10 3/4)

Unit: mm (inches)
Lead-free solder is used for soldering. Halogenated flame retardants are not used in cabinets and in printed wiring boards. Corrugated cardboard is used for the packaging cushions. Standby power consumption: 0.8 W

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Business Projector

VPL-C S / C X 2 1

Ultra-Portable Business Projector, Ideal for Field Sales Staff and Others Always on the Move
In the past, Field Sales staff had to hope a projector was available at an accounts site, or make presentations from their laptop screen no more! Now they can bring the first high quality, truly portable LCD projector along wherever they travel. Sony's 3LCD projection technology is better than ever, and delivers presentations that are bright and easy on the eyes, with accurate, natural colors. This small package delivers 2100 ANSI Lumens*1, bright enough to use effectively in normal room lighting. And the projector itself is a completely new, stylish design thats easy on the eyes, too! Your listeners will be impressed at the quality and professionalism of your tools as well as your presentation. With automatic setup features, 4X digital zoom, and excellent image quality, youll make a statement before you even speak.
High Portability Automatic Setup High Brightness Anti-theft Features


Projection System Panel Lens Lamp Screen Size 3 LCD panels, 1 lens projection system 0.63-inch XGA LCD panel, 0.63-inch SVGA LCD panel, 1.2 times, F 1.6 to 1.94, f18.8 to 22.6 mm 165/125 W UHP 40 to 300 inches (viewable area, measured diagonally) 40 to 150 inches (auto focus operation range) Keystone Correction Range Max. +/- 15 degrees vertically Light Output 2100 ANSI lumens (high), 1600 ANSI (Standard) *1


High Portability
Finally! A high quality projector thats truly portable ideal for field sales staff, trainers, and others who are always on the move. Slim, attractive unit slips easily into a computer bag.
Color System NTSC3.58, PAL, SECAM, NTSC4.43, PAL-M, PAL-N, PAL60 Resolution Video 750TV lines 600TV lines Resolution RGB 1024 x 768 pixels 800 x 600 pixels Acceptable Computer SignalsfH: 19 92KHz, fV: 48 92Hz (Up to SXGA+ (60Hz) Acceptable Video Signals DTV(480/60i, 575/50i, 480/60P, 575/50P, 540/60P 720/60P, 720/50P, 1080/60i, 1080/50i), Composite Video, Y/C Video 15kHz RGB/Component 50/60Hz, Progressive Component 50/60Hz


Speaker Power Requirements Power Consumption Max Operating Temperature Operating Humidity Storage Temperature Storage Humidity Dimension (WxHxD) Weight Mono, Max. 1W x 1 AC 100 to 240V, 2.2 1.0A, 50/60Hz 220W Max, 0.8W Standby 0 to 35 C degrees (32 to 95 F degrees) 35 to 85% (no condensation) -20 to 60 C degrees (-4 to 140 F degrees) 10 to 90% 273 x 52 x 210 mm / 10 3/4 x 2 1/8 x 8 3/8 Inches (without feet) 1.9 kg / 4.2lbs Composite Video, S Video, Audio: A/V Multi x1 Analog RGB/Component (HD D-sub 15 pin female x1) UL1950 listed, cUL (CSA 60950), FCC Class B, IC Class B, NEMKO (EN60950), CE (LVD, EMC), C-Tick Denan, VCCI Class B Remote Commander unit: RM-PJ5, Lithium Battery: CR2025 (1) HD D-sub 15-pin cable (2m) (1) A/V connecting adaptor (1) Carrying Case Security Label Operating Instructions (CD-ROM) Quick Reference Manual (printed) Safety Regulations Booklet (printed)

Automatic Setup

No more fussing! Just plug it in and turn it on the projector raises, keystone corrects, auto focuses, and locates the input all automatically. You can concentrate on your presentation!


Audio / Video Input A

High Brightness

No need to turn out the lights! Delivers 2100 ANSI Lumens, bright enough to be clearly seen in normal room lighting. Your listeners can take notes and follow along with your handouts.


Safety Regulations


Anti-theft Features
Password protection prevents unauthorized usage. The control panels can be locked, preventing inadvertent or unauthorized adjustments. And theres even a Kensingtonstyle lock port for physical locking. Highly portable could mean easily lost, but Sony built in features to protect you


Projection Lamp Presentation Kit LMP-C163 (for replacement) RM-PJPK1
*1 ANSI lumen is a standard measuring method of the American National Standards Institute IT7.228. Since there is no uniform method of measuring brightness, specifications will vary among manufacturers.
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