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Sony VPLFHZ55W Projector

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8000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 40dB 4,000 ANSI Lumens Jun 2013
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The Sony VPL-FHZ55 Projector Summary presented by Projector Reviews TV
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10 Reasons For

Four Industry Awards

This projector is one of the most awarded by experts in data projectors of all the multimedia projectors of this age and type.

This Sony multimedia projector was given a "Recommended" award by both Techradar and Techradar.com/au/, both of which wrote that this 8000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projector was good.

This Sony multimedia projector received a "Hot Product" award from Projectorreviews.com and Benchmark.pl gave it a "Great Quality" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on four expert reviews from sites including Techradar, techradar.com/au/, dobreprogramy.pl and benchmark.pl the average expert rating of this multimedia projector is 88%.

Good Brand

Projectors built by Sony generally have good ratings compared to other brands.

Good Picture Quality

One Sony VPL-FHZ55 reviewer who purchased the product mentioned that it had good colour saturation. Projectorreviews.com mentioned “Excellent color saturation overall image with any resolution”.

Good High Def TV

One Sony VPL-FHZ55 reviewer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Projectorreviews.com said “Full HD, resolution” in their review.

Good Size

One Sony VPL-FHZ55 owner who reviewed this projector wrote that it was heavy. Techradar.com mentioned “The first thing to notice, though, is that this is a weighty product, designed for semi-permanent installations in educational” in their review of this projector.

Supports Full HD Projection

The Sony VPL-FHZ55 supports Full HD projection, which is unusual. Most of the other 8000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-FHZ55 do not support Full HD projection.

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution

The VPL-FHZ55 has a maximum resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of the most common native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800). The resolution of all data projectors of this age and type ranges from VGA (640x480) to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution supported by the Sony VPL-FHZ55 is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's 20% more resolution than a 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) projector, which is the most common resolution supported by projectors of a similar age and spec to the VPL-FHZ55. The resolution of all projectors that have been available for around the same time as the VPL-FHZ55 ranges from 640 x 400 (worst) to 4096 x 2160 (best).

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Very Long Lamp Service Life

The shortest lamp service life of comparable spec projectors that were released around the same time as the VPL-FHZ55 is 2,500h, the longest is 20,000h, and the average lamp service life is 5,400h. At 20,000 hours, the Sony VPL-FHZ55 has a very long lamp service life compared to most of the other 8000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The VPL-FHZ55 does not support 3D image projection, unlike most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age which support 3D image projection.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Sony VPL-FHZ55 does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth noting that most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to the VPL-FHZ55 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port

Most 8000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports, including the VPL-FHZ55 which has one VGA (D-Sub) port.

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Very Loud Noise Level

The VPL-FHZ55 has one of the loudest noise levels (40 decibels) amongst comparable spec projectors of this age. The average noise level of multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years is 36dB.

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Heavy

The average weight of comparable spec projectors that have been around for a similar time to the VPL-FHZ55 is 7.7kg. At 11 kilograms, the VPL-FHZ55 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other projectors of this age and spec.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level in Economy Mode

The quietest noise level in economy mode of 8000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than two years is 29dB and the loudest is 35dB. With a noise level in economy mode of 35 decibels, the Sony VPL-FHZ55 has a quite loud noise level in economy mode compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the VPL-FHZ55.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony VPL-FHZ55

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the VPL-FHZ55 over three years ago.

Average Projector Brightness

At 4,000 ANSI lumens, the VPL-FHZ55 has a relatively typical projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Vertical Keystone Correction
Zoom Capability
Zoom Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Focus Mode
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
BNC Input Port
S-Video Input
Component Video in Port
Composite Video in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
On Screen Display Language
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Storage Range
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Cable Included
Other Features

4 Awards

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Expert Reviews

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4 February 2014

Projectorreviews.com

This Sony laser projector was one of the most talked about this year at the trade shows. Sony produces excellent color, from a long life laser engine.The Sony VPL-FHZ55 is a high brightness (4000... Read more…

Very good brightness with a 20 000 hour light source life
Excellent color saturation overall image with any resolution
Excellent warranty support via OnTime Support program
Edge blending for multiple projector display
Picturebypicture allows for t
Maximum brightness is only available with a computer source
Has dust filter that must be maintained and replaced
Very large and heavy
No automatic keystone
Jerky lens shift system
6 December 2013

While it's the lack of lamp changes that will tempt many corporate buyers, the VPL-FHZ55 will delight as a semi-permanent installation projector. Its plethora of ins and outs, as well as some...

Techradar

6 December 2013

We liked The lens shift pads in particular make the VPL-FHZ55 reasonably easy to install, while the sheer number of ins and outs is impressive. Get more The latest computing news and features from...

Techradar.com/au/

12 July 2013

Sony calls the VPL-FHZ55 the world's first 3LCD laser projector.It uses blue laser as a light source and is one of the brightest single chassis laser projectors in the market with its ability to... Read more…

22 January 2014

Testowany model to nowoczesny, ale bardzo drogi projektor. Poniewa? jest w stanie generowa? du?y, jasny obraz o wysokiej rozdzielczo?ci (1920 x 1200 pikseli), przeznaczony jest bardziej do biznesu... Read more…

10 September 2013

Sony VPL-FHZ55 WUXGA 3LCD to projektor do sal konferencyjnych i zastosowa? komercyjnych. Oczywi?cie nic nie stoi na przeszkodzie, by stosowa? go w domu, jednak jego rozmiary i zw?aszcza cena...

Benchmark.pl

22 August 2013

Sony VPL-FHZ55 to projektor pod ka?dym wzgl?dem imponuj?cy. To pierwsza konstrukcja tego producenta wykonana w technologii 3LCD z laserowym ?ród?em ?wiat?a, napakowana po brzegi wszelkimi... Read more…

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers vplfhz55, vplfhz55w, sony spt5, sony spt5y, sony spt5yr, sony p176451, sony spt5yrs, sony p176451p, sony vplfhz55, sony 9rmsza00, sony vplfhz55w, sony metroplan
Barcodes 00000090241300, 00027242868465, 04053162599253, 04905524936025

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