VPL-DX146 (VPLDX146)

3,200 lumens XGA Desktop projector with wireless connectivity


Make your point in any meeting with this portable, energy efficient wireless projector
The VPL-DX146 wireless desktop projector offers an ideal blend of portability, environmentally friendly features and low running costs. Easy to set up and refreshingly simple to use, it makes an ideal presentation partner for small- to medium-sized meeting rooms.

3LCD BrightEra™ panel technology by Sony assures crisp, high contrast XGA images with excellent colour stability.

LAN and USB connectivity makes the VPL-DX146 great for ‘PC-free’ and networked presentations. The supplied Wi-Fi module also allows wireless presentations directly from your tablet or smartphone using the Pixelworks VueMagic Pro app for iOS and Andriod OS.

There’s a wide range of smart energy-saving features built in. And with extended recommended lamp replacement time up to 7,000 hours, downtime and maintenance costs are minimised.


Clear, bright images with maximum 3200 lumens colour light output
Easily view clear presentations in any small- to mid-sized meeting room or boardroom. There’s a choice of three brightness modes to suit any environment, from bright daylight to darkened rooms.
XGA resolution for crisply-detailed presentations
The native XGA (1024 x 768) 4:3 screen resolution panel offers lots of clear detail: perfect for making presentations direct from a laptop, PC or mobile device.
3LCD BrightEra™ Technology
The efficient 3LCD panel system is enhanced by advanced BrightEra™ technology by Sony. You’ll see the difference with impressively bright, high resolution images and increased panel reliability.
Six Picture Modes to suit any subject
A choice of six picture modes (Dynamic, Standard, Game, Blackboard, Cinema and Presentation) offers optimised picture quality with any source material. Picture modes can be combined with three brightness modes (High, Standard, Low) to suit virtually any presentation requirement.
Generous throw ratio adjustment
The versatile 1.37 - 1.80:1 throw ratio adjustment range accommodates easy setup in most room sizes.
Vertical Keystone Adjustment
Even if the projector is aligned too high or too low in relation to the screen, keystone adjustment electronically adjusts the projected image for an accurately-proportioned picture with true verticals.
Smart APA (Auto Pixel Alignment)
Phase, Pitch and Shift values are automatically optimised when using the projector with a PC source.
Present wirelessly from your mobile device
The supplied IFU-WLM3 USB Wi-Fi module allows easy cable-free connection with other devices, from PCs to smartphones or tablets. Download the Pixelworks VueMagic Pro app for iOS and Android OS and make wireless presentations direct from your tablet or smartphone .
Deliver networked presentations from any PC
It’s easy to project presentations from a network-connected PC, either wirelessly (using supplied Wi-Fi module) or via a LAN cable. Projector functions and status can also be monitored and managed remotely from any PC on the network.
View image files straight from USB
Slip in a USB drive to effortlessly display photos, images and graphics with no PC needed.
Get closer with Digital Zoom
Instantly magnify a selected portion of the screen by up to 4x for a really close-up view of images from a connected PC.
Up to 7000 hours lamp replacement time for reduced maintenance and down time
Longer lamp replacement time and reduced maintenance contributes directly to lower lifetime ownership costs. Filter cleaning cycles are synchronised with lamp replacement, cutting scheduled maintenance visits even further.
Save energy at the touch of a button
Easily select power-saving ECO Modes with a single button push; additional environmentally-friendly settings are easily accessible via intuitive menus.
Auto Mode (Auto Brightness Adjustment Function)
Projector brightness is gradually reduced automatically if there’s no input signal, or after a pre-set time – cutting power consumption and saving energy bills.
Picture Mute (Instant Off/On)
Touch a button on the projector remote and the picture’s muted instantly – cutting power consumption down to 30% and saving lamp hours. Another touch and the projector’s instantly powered back up to resume your presentation. There’s also a separate button to mute audio only.
Off and Go
Switch off and unplug at the end of your presentation, then move on to your next meeting while the projector is still cooling down without damage to the lamp.
Direct Power On/Off
There’s no need to go through Standby mode when powering up the projector: the projector activates as soon as power is supplied.
Audio switcher facility
The projector can select between two audio sources, routing them via a variable audio output to the room amplification system.
Security that’s built in
Your investment’s protected with security measures including password protection, panel key lock, mechanical security lock and anti-theft bar.


Display system
Display system
3 LCD system
Display device
Size of effective display area
0.63” (16.0 mm)
Number of pixels
XGA (1024 x 768)
Aspect ratio
Projection lens
Zoom > Powered / Manual
Zoom > Ratio
Approx. 1.3 x
Throw ratio
1.36:1 to 1.77:1
Light source
*1 lamp
210 W type
Recommended lamp replacement time*2
Lamp mode: High
3000 H
Lamp mode: Standard
5000 H
Lamp mode: Low
7000 H
Filter cleaning / replacement cycle*2 (Max.)
Filter cleaning / replacement cycle*2 (Max.)
1000 H (cleaning)
Screen size
Screen size
30” to 300”
(0.76 m to 7.62 m)
Light output
Lamp mode: High
3200 lm
Lamp mode: Standard
2300 lm*3
Lamp mode: Low
1900 lm*3
Color light output
Lamp mode: High
3200 lm
Lamp mode: Standard
2300 lm*3
Lamp mode: Low
1900 lm*3
Contrast ratio (full white / full black)*4
Contrast ratio (full white / full black)*4
Composite video > Pin Jack
Computer > Mini D-sub 15-pin
Audio > Stereo mini jack
I/O, Control, Others
LAN > RJ-45, 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
USB > Type A
USB > Type B
1 W x 1 (monaural)
Power requirements
Power requirements
AC 100 V to 240 V
3.0 A to 1.2 A, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption
AC 100 V to 120 V > Lamp mode: High
291 W
AC 100 V to 120 V > Lamp mode: Standard
229 W*3
AC 100 V to 120 V > Lamp mode: Low
199 W*3
AC 220 V to 240 V > Lamp mode: High
279 W
AC 220 V to 240 V > Lamp mode: Standard
223 W*3
AC 220 V to 240 V > Lamp mode: Low
194 W*3
Standby mode power consumption
AC 100 V to 120 V > Standard
5.7 W
AC 100 V to 120 V > Low
0.4 W
AC 220 V to 240 V > Standard
5.9 W
AC 220 V to 240 V > Low
Heat dissipation
AC 100 V to 120 V
992 BTU
AC 220 V to 240 V
951 BTU
Dimensions (W x H x D) (without protrusions)
Dimensions (W x H x D) (without protrusions)
315 x 75 x 230.5 mm
12 13/32 x 2 15/16 x 9 1/16 in
2.6 kg / 5.8 lb
Supplied accessories
Remote commander
Wireless LAN Module
Optional accessories
Replacement lamp
Wireless LAN Module
IFU-WLM3 (Supply)
Ultra high pressure mercury.
The figures are the expected maintenance time and not guaranteed. They will depend on the environment or how the projector is used.
The values are estimate.
This value is average.
Connect to USB Type-A terminal.
Depends on resolution.
Environmental notice for customers in the USA
Lamp in this product contains mercury. Disposal of these materials may be regulated due to environmental considerations. For disposal or recycling information, please contact your local authorities or see www.sony.com/mercury for additional information.

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