Sony VPL-HW55ES vs Sony VPL-VW500ES

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Sony VPL-HW55ES
Sony VPL-VW500ES

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
5dB quieter noise level Edit
The Sony VPL-HW55ES is a 21dBdB noise level projector. That's 5dB quieter than the Sony VPL-VW500ES (26dBdB). 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.

22% narrower Edit
The Sony VPL-HW55ES has a width of 407.4mmmm, however the Sony VPL-VW500ES is a 495.6mmmm wide projector (88.2mm wider).
5 Reasons For
Bigger matrix size Edit
The Sony VPL-VW500ES has a matrix size of 0.74"", but the Sony VPL-HW55ES is only a 0.61"" matrix size projector (0.13" smaller).
25% bigger lamp power Edit
The Sony VPL-VW500ES has a lamp power of 265WW, however the Sony VPL-HW55ES is only a 200WW lamp power projector (65W smaller).
Two more awards
The Sony VPL-VW500ES has 8 awards from expert review sites, but the Sony VPL-HW55ES has 6 awards.
Slightly better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Sony VPL-VW500ES is 91% based on 20 reviews, whereas the average rating of the Sony VPL-HW55ES is 90% (based on 17 reviews).
Considerably better user reviews
The average user review score of the Sony VPL-VW500ES is 100% based on 1 review, whereas the average rating of the Sony VPL-HW55ES is 85% (based on 11 reviews).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Smaller matrix size Edit
The Sony VPL-HW55ES has a matrix size of 0.61"", but the Sony VPL-VW500ES is a 0.74"" matrix size projector (0.13" bigger).
65W smaller lamp power Edit
The Sony VPL-HW55ES has a lamp power of 200WW, however the Sony VPL-VW500ES is a 265WW lamp power projector (65W bigger).
Two less awards
The Sony VPL-HW55ES has only received 6 awards, but the Sony VPL-VW500ES has received 8 awards.
Expert review Rating is marginally Worse
The average expert rating of the Sony VPL-HW55ES is 90%, whereas the average expert rating of the Sony VPL-VW500ES is 91% (based on 20 reviews).
User review Rating is considerably Worse
The average user rating of the Sony VPL-HW55ES is 85%, whereas the average user rating of the Sony VPL-VW500ES is 100% (based on 1 review).
3 Reasons Against
5dB louder noise level Edit
The Sony VPL-VW500ES is a 26dBdB noise level projector. That's 5dB louder than the Sony VPL-HW55ES (26dBdB). 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.

18% wider Edit
The Sony VPL-VW500ES has a width of 495.6mmmm, however the Sony VPL-HW55ES is a 407.4mmmm wide projector (88.2mm narrower).
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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
8 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
avforums.com: Highly Recommended
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Expert Reviews: Ultimate
homecinemachoice.com: Best Buy
insideci.co.uk: Recommended
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
Trusted Reviews: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

40 months Ago 40 months Ago

Projector

Native Projector Resolution
 DCI 4K (4096 x 2160)
 DCI 4K (4096 x 2160)
BEST
Projector Brightness
1,700 ANSI lumens 1,700 ANSI lumens
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 Type
 UHP
 UHP
Lamp Power
200W 265W
BEST
Lamp Service Life
5,000h Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Vertical Lens Shift Range
-71 - 71 -80 - 85
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
-25 - 25 -31 - 31
Focus Mode
 Manual
 Manual

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Port
1 1
Component Video in Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
26dB

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 375W
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 14kg
BEST
Height
179.2mm
BEST
195.3mm
Depth
163.9mm
BEST
463.6mm
Width
407.4mm
BEST
495.6mm

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 AC
 AC
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