Sony VPL-HW55ES vs Sony VPL-VW1100ES

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Sony VPL-HW55ES
Sony VPL-VW1100ES

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
10% quieter noise level Edit
The Sony VPL-HW55ES is a 21dBdB noise level projector. That's 2dB quieter than the Sony VPL-VW1100ES (23dBdB). 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.

112.6mm narrower Edit
Sony VPL-HW55ES is 407.4mmmm wide, but the Sony VPL-VW1100ES is a 520mmmm wide projector (112.6mm wider).
Cheaper by $16,720
The Sony VPL-HW55ES costs $16,720.31 less than the Sony VPL-VW1100ES.
Three more awards
The Sony VPL-HW55ES has 6 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Sony VPL-VW1100ES has 3 awards.
Vastly better user reviews
Based on 11 user reviews, the average review score of the Sony VPL-HW55ES is 85%, however the average rating of the Sony VPL-VW1100ES is 60% (based on 2 reviews).
5 Reasons For
A lot brighter projector brightness Edit
The Sony VPL-VW1100ES has a projector brightness of 2,000 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens, however the Sony VPL-HW55ES is only a 1,700 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens brightness projector (1 ANSI lumens dimmer).
0.13" bigger matrix size Edit
The Sony VPL-VW1100ES has a matrix size of 0.74"", whereas the Sony VPL-HW55ES is only a 0.61"" matrix size projector (0.13" smaller).
A lot bigger lamp power Edit
The Sony VPL-VW1100ES has a lamp power of 330WW, but the Sony VPL-HW55ES is only a 200WW lamp power projector (130W smaller).
1 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this projector.
Better expert reviews
Based on 5 reviews, the average expert review score of the Sony VPL-VW1100ES is 95%, however the average rating of the Sony VPL-HW55ES is 90% (based on 17 reviews).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Vastly dimmer projector brightness Edit
The Sony VPL-HW55ES has a projector brightness of 1,700 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens, however the Sony VPL-VW1100ES is a 2,000 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens brightness projector (1 ANSI lumens brighter).
0.13" smaller matrix size Edit
The Sony VPL-HW55ES has a matrix size of 0.61"", whereas the Sony VPL-VW1100ES is a 0.74"" matrix size projector (0.13" bigger).
Hugely smaller lamp power Edit
The Sony VPL-HW55ES has a lamp power of 200WW, but the Sony VPL-VW1100ES is a 330WW lamp power projector (130W bigger).
Less retailers
The Sony VPL-HW55ES is only stocked by 1 store, whereas the Sony VPL-VW1100ES is stocked by 2 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this projector remaining in stock.
Older by one month
The Sony VPL-HW55ES is one month older than the Sony VPL-VW1100ES.
Expert review Rating is Worse
The Sony VPL-HW55ES's average expert score is 90%, however the Sony VPL-VW1100ES's is 95% (based on 5 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
9% louder noise level Edit
The Sony VPL-VW1100ES is a 23dBdB noise level projector. That's 2dB louder than the Sony VPL-HW55ES (23dBdB). 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.

Wider Edit
Sony VPL-VW1100ES is 520mmmm wide, but the Sony VPL-HW55ES is a 407.4mmmm wide projector (112.6mm narrower).
More expensive by $16,720
The Sony VPL-VW1100ES is $16,720.31 more expensive than the Sony VPL-HW55ES.
Three less awards
The Sony VPL-VW1100ES has only received 3 awards, whereas the Sony VPL-HW55ES has received 6 awards.
User review Rating is vastly Worse
The Sony VPL-VW1100ES's average user score is only 60%, however the Sony VPL-HW55ES's is 85% (based on 11 reviews).

Awards

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
3 Awards
insideci.co.uk: Recommended
projectorreviews.com: Hot Product
soundandvision.com: Top Pick

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

40 months Ago 39 months Ago

Projector

Native Projector Resolution
 DCI 4K (4096 x 2160)
 DCI 4K (4096 x 2160)
BEST
Projector Brightness
1,700 ANSI lumens 2,000 ANSI lumens
BEST
Matrix Type
 3-panel (p-Si TFT active)
 3-panel (p-Si TFT active)
Matrix Size
0.61" 0.74"
BEST
Zoom Ratio
 1.6:1
BEST
 1.6:1
Supported Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Compatible Screen Size
40 - 300 60 - 300
Projection Technology
 SXRD
 SXRD

Lamps

Lamp
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Lamp Type
 UHP
 UHP
Lamp Power
200W 330W
BEST
Lamp Service Life
5,000h Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Vertical Lens Shift Range
-71 - 71 -80 - 80
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
-25 - 25 -31 - 31
Focus Mode
 Manual
 Manual
Magnification
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.06x

Video

Graphics Resolution
 4096 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
 4096 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

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

Networking

Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate
 100
 10
 100
 10
BEST

Performance

Noise Level
21dB
BEST
23dB

Design

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

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Typical Power Consumption
300W Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 480W
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

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
9.6kg 20kg
BEST
Height
179.2mm
BEST
200mm
Depth
163.9mm
BEST
640mm
Width
407.4mm
BEST
520mm

Packaging Content

Remote Control Type
 IR
 IR
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
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