Sony VPL-HW55ES vs Sony VPL-VW500ES

Sony VPL-VW500ES

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For Review is Significantly Better Review is Considerably Better Review is Considerably Better Review is Considerably Better
A Lot Lighter
5dB Quieter Noise Level
22% Narrower
7 Reasons For
Two More Awards Review is Significantly Better
Considerably Better User Reviews
Slightly Better Expert Reviews Review is Considerably Better
25% Bigger Lamp Power
Bigger Matrix Size

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against Review is Significantly Worse Review is Considerably Worse
User Review Rating is Considerably Worse
Expert Review Rating is Marginally Worse
Two Less Awards
65W Smaller Lamp Power
Smaller Matrix Size
8 Reasons Against Review is Significantly Worse
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A Lot Heavier
5dB Louder Noise Level
18% Wider


6 Awards Best Buy Best in Test Best in Test 6 Star Best in Test 6 Star Hot Product
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
8 Awards 5 Star Highly Recommended
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Expert Reviews: Ultimate Best Buy Recommended
Les 5 Star
Trusted Reviews: Recommended

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Average User Rating

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ 71.86
Electricity cost - standby $ -
Total running cost $ 71.86
Purchase price $ 3,195.00
Total cost of ownership $ 3,266.86
Electricity cost - switched on $ -
Electricity cost - standby $ -
Total running cost $ -

Energy Efficiency Class

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Environmental Impact

Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.48 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
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Native Projector Resolution
 1080p (1920x1080)
 DCI 4K (4096 x 2160)
Projector Brightness
1,700 ANSI lumens 1,700 ANSI lumens
Matrix Type
 3-panel (p-Si TFT active)
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Matrix Size
0.61" 0.74"
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Zoom Ratio
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Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Supported Aspect Ratios
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Compatible Screen Size
40 - 300 60 - 300
Native Aspect Ratio
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Projection Technology


Lamp Type
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Lamp Power
200W 265W
Lamp Service Life
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Lens System

Vertical Lens Shift Range
-71 - 71 -80 - 85
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
-25 - 25 -31 - 31
Focus Mode
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 3D image projection
 3D image projection
 Full HD projection
 Full HD projection
Video Mode

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Port
1 1
Component Video in Port
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Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1
HDMI Ports
2 2
VGA (D-Sub) Port
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 AC power in
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Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rates
 Ethernet LAN connection
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Noise Level
21dB 26dB
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Form Factors
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 LED indicator
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Product Types
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Power Sources
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Typical Power Consumption
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Input Frequency
Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
Maximum Power Consumption
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AC Adapter Frequencies
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AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240 100 - 240
AC Input Frequencies
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AC Input Voltages
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Weight & Dimensions

9.6kg 14kg
179.2mm 195.3mm
163.9mm 463.6mm
407.4mm 495.6mm

Packaging Content

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 User guide
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
 Battery included
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 Quick start guide
Cable Included
 3D glasses included
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