Sony VPL-FHZ55 vs Sony VPL-HW55ES

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Sony VPL-FHZ55
Sony VPL-HW55ES

Top Prices

Factory Outlet Store
In stock
Amazon US
Out of stock

Reasons For

2 Reasons For
3 ANSI lumens brighter projector brightness Edit
The Sony VPL-FHZ55 has a projector brightness of 4,000 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens, however the Sony VPL-HW55ES is only a 1,700 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens brightness projector (3 ANSI lumens dimmer).
1 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this projector.
5 Reasons For
One more HDMI port Edit
The Sony VPL-HW55ES is a two HDMI port projector, whereas the Sony VPL-FHZ55 only has one HDMI port.
Hugely quieter noise level Edit
The Sony VPL-HW55ES has a noise level of 21dBdB, but the Sony VPL-FHZ55 is a 40dBdB noise level projector (19dB louder). Read more

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

$945 cheaper
The Sony VPL-HW55ES costs $4,134.99, whereas the Sony VPL-FHZ55 is $5,079.95.
Two more awards
The Sony VPL-HW55ES has 6 awards, however the Sony VPL-FHZ55 has 4 awards.
Expert reviews are slightly better
The Sony VPL-HW55ES has an average expert review score of 90%, but the Sony VPL-FHZ55 has an average rating of 88% (based on 7 reviews).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Only one HDMI port Edit
The number of HDMI ports on the Sony VPL-FHZ55 is one, but the Sony VPL-HW55ES only has two HDMI ports.
Louder noise level Edit
The Sony VPL-FHZ55 is a 40dBdB noise level projector. That's 19dB louder than the Sony VPL-HW55ES (21dBdB). Read more

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

More expensive by $945
The Sony VPL-FHZ55 is $944.96 more expensive than the Sony VPL-HW55ES.
Older by three months
The Sony VPL-FHZ55 is three months older than the Sony VPL-HW55ES.
Two less awards
The Sony VPL-FHZ55 has only received 4 awards, whereas the Sony VPL-HW55ES has received 6 awards.
Expert review Rating is marginally Worse
The Sony VPL-FHZ55's average expert score is 88%, however the Sony VPL-HW55ES's is 90% (based on 17 reviews).
2 Reasons Against
Three times dimmer projector brightness Edit
Sony VPL-HW55ES is only 1,700 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens brightness. That's 3 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Sony VPL-FHZ55 (1,700 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens).
Not as many stockists
Only 1 seller sell the Sony VPL-HW55ES, however 2 stores sell the Sony VPL-FHZ55. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this projector remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.

Awards

4 Awards
benchmark.pl: Great Quality
projectorreviews.com: Hot Product
Techradar: Recommended
techradar.com/au/: Recommended
6 Awards
homecinemachoice.com: Best Buy
ljudochbild.se: Best in Test
Lydogbilde.no: Best in Test 6 Star
lydogbillede.dk: Best in Test 6 Star
projectorreviews.com: Hot Product
Trusted Reviews: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

No reviews found

Date Released

43 months Ago 40 months Ago

Projector

Contrast Ratio
 8000:1
BEST
 8000:1
Native Projector Resolution
 1080p (1920x1080)
 1080p (1920x1080)
Projector Brightness
4,000 ANSI lumens
BEST
1,700 ANSI lumens
Matrix Type
 3-panel (p-Si TFT active)
 3-panel (p-Si TFT active)
Horizontal Keystone Correction
30 Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Keystone Correction
30 Unknown - Click to provide data
Matrix Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.61"
Zoom Ratio
 1.6:1
 1.6:1
Supported Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Compatible Screen Size
40 - 600 40 - 300
Projection Technology
 LCD
 LCD

Lamps

Lamp Type
 UHP
 UHP
Lamp Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 200W
Lamp Service Life
20,000h 5,000h
BEST

Lens System

Vertical Lens Shift Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -71 - 71
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -25 - 25
Focus Mode
 Manual
 Manual

Video

Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
BEST
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM
 NTSC
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL 60
 PAL
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM
 NTSC
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL 60

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Port
1 1
BNC Input Port
5 Unknown - Click to provide data
S-Video Input
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video in Port
1 1
Composite Video in Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1
HDMI Port
1 2
BEST
VGA (D-Sub) Port
1 1

Performance

Noise Level
40dB 21dB
BEST
Noise Level in Economy Mode
35dB Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display Language
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 VIE
 IND
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 VIE
 IND

Design

Form Factor
 Desktop
 Desktop
Colour
 White
 Black
 White
 Black
Product Type
 Desktop projector
 Desktop projector

Power

Power Source
 DC
 AC
 DC
 AC
Power Consumption On Standby
0.3W Unknown - Click to provide data
Typical Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 300W
AC Adapter Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50/60
 60
 50
 50/60
 60
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100
 100 - 240
 100

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Storage Range
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Relative Humidity Operational Range
35 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature Range
-20 - 60 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
11kg
BEST
9.6kg
Height
134mm 179.2mm
Depth
487mm 163.9mm
Width
390mm 407.4mm

Packaging Content

Remote Control Type
 IR
 IR
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
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