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Sony VPL-HW50ES Projector

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1080p (1920x1080) 21dB 1,700 ANSI Lumens Sep 2012
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The VPL-HW50ES/W is Sony's new 3D home cinema projector available in white that includes the very latest technology and delivers a premium home theatre experience.Packed with new innovative... More
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17 Reasons For

Eleven Industry Awards

This multimedia projector has received eleven awards from experts in projectors.

This data projector received a "Highly Recommended" from Lydogbilde.no, Ljudochbild.se, Lydogbillede.dk and Avforums.com all of whom thought that this Sony data projector was very good.

This projector was given a "Best Buy" award by both Homecinemachoice.com and Avmax.tech2.in.com, both of which thought that this data projector was a sensible purchase.

This data projector was given a "Recommended" award by Trusted Reviews who wrote that this Sony projector was good.

The editors of three additional expert review sites all said that this projector was good. Projectorcentral.com gave this multimedia projector a "Highly Rated" award, Projectorreviews.com gave it a "Hot Product" award and it received a "4 Star" award from 01net.com.

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Excellent Expert Reviews

This projector has an average expert rating of 92 out of 100 based on twenty expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and T3.com. Projector experts think this Sony projector is one of the better multimedia projectors of this spec and age.

Good 3D Picture Quality

Several Sony VPL-HW50ES owners who reviewed the product considered that it had a good 3D picture quality. Expert review site T3.com mentioned “The Sony VPL-HW50ES is the brand's third generation Full HD 3D home theatre projector -”. Consumersearch.com said in their review of this projector three years ago “It's feature rich, too, including 3D that outperforms the competition” . Expert review site Projectorcentral.com mentioned “It combines a crisp, detailed 2D image with a nearly flawless 3D image and a light engine that is powerful enough to put both images on some seriously large screens” in their Sony VPL-HW50ES review.

Sony Has Good Projector Reviews

Sony projectors have good reviews on average and across all projectors Sony is one of the superior manufacturers.

Good High Def TV

A few Sony VPL-HW50ES owners said in their reviews that the Sony VPL-HW50ES was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert review site Whathifi.com scored this projector very highly and said “Sony has been getting very excited about 4K Ultra High Definition” in their Sony VPL-HW50ES review.

Good Picture Quality

A number of customers said in their reviews that the Sony VPL-HW50ES had good picture quality. Consumersearch.com wrote “Color and shadow detail were excellent and black le” in their review of the Sony VPL-HW50ES. Firstpost.com wrote three years ago “The Sony VPLH 50ES projector produces huge images with excellent black levels, full shadow detail”.

One person who purchased the Sony VPL-HW50ES thought it had good colour saturation.

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Acceptable Noise Level

One Sony VPL-HW50ES reviewer concluded that the Sony VPL-HW50ES was quiet. Firstpost.com rated it 5 stars and said “Quiet operation”.

One customer who reviewed it considered that it was noisy. Three years ago Firstpost.com wrote “3D motion could be better, whining noise with some 3D glasses settings, no lens memory” in their review and gave the Sony VPL-HW50ES a rating of 5 stars.

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Easy to Use

One Sony VPL-HW50ES reviewer who bought the product concluded that it was easy to setup. Firstpost.com said in their review of the Sony VPL-HW50ES “Looks smart, easy to setup, brilliant detail” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

One Sony VPL-HW50ES reviewer concluded that this projector had a good experience.

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Nice Design

One customer who purchased it concluded that it was a good design.

Robust

One Sony VPL-HW50ES reviewer wrote in their reviews that the product was well made. Firstpost.com wrote three years ago “Solid color performance” in their review of this projector.

Supports Full HD Projection

The VPL-HW50ES supports Full HD projection, unlike most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been around for more than two years which do not support Full HD projection.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative projectors which support Full HD projection currently available including the Sony VPL-HW55ES[plb_1603525_price] which has better reviews; or the Epson EH-TW9000[plb_1751108_price] which is cheaper.

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Supports 3D Image Projection

Like most of the other projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-HW50ES, the VPL-HW50ES supports 3D image projection.

We compared all the other projectors which support 3D image projection to this projector and we think the Epson EH-TW9000[plb_1751108_price] which is cheaper; or the Sony VPL-HW55ES[plb_1603525_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution

This data projector has a native projector resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is the most commonly found native projector resolution on projectors of a comparable spec and age to it.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution supported by the VPL-HW50ES is 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's over six times the resolution of the most frequently found graphics resolution of 640 x 480 (VGA). Across all projectors of this type and age the best resolution is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) and the worst is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Resolution

The native resolution of this multimedia projector is 1080p (1920x1080), which is typical of many data projectors that have been available for around the same time as it.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on comparable spec multimedia projectors that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The noise level of the VPL-HW50ES of only 21 decibels is one of the quietest amongst similar spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VPL-HW50ES. Across all the similar spec projectors that were released more than two years ago the noise levels range from 20dB to 47dB.

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5 Reasons Against

Inferior Remote Control

One Sony VPL-HW50ES owner who reviewed the product said that it did not have a good remote control. Firstpost.com said three years ago “Focus, zoom and lens shift aren't remote controlled” in their review but in spite of that they still gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-HW50ES does not have a built-in speaker, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other data projectors that were released around the same time as the VPL-HW50ES also do not have a built-in speaker.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Sony VPL-HW50ES does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of projectors that have been on the market for more than two years is 2,900 ANSI lumens, and the projector brightness range from 300 ANSI lumens to 9,200 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of only 1,700 ANSI lumen, the VPL-HW50ES has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors that have been around for a similar time to the VPL-HW50ES.

Multimedia projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might also be worth considering include the Epson EH-TW9000[plb_1751108_price] (2,400 ANSI lumens and cheaper).

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Heavy

Projectors of this type and age have weights of between 2.7g and 26kg, and the average weight is 6.2kg. The Sony VPL-HW50ES is fairly heavy (9.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This projector has been on the market for over four years.

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11 Awards

soundandvision.com Top Pick 01net.com 4 Star ljudochbild.se Especially Recommended homecinemachoice.com Best Buy Lydogbilde.no Especially Recommended 6 Star lydogbillede.dk Especially Recommended 5 Star avforums.com Highly Recommended projectorreviews.com Hot Product Trusted Reviews Recommended projectorcentral.com Highly Rated avmax.tech2.in.com Best Buy

Expert Reviews

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Firstpost.com

21 October 2013

Sony and display solutions go hand in hand. Since a long time, Sony has been supplying end users with home display solutions in the form of televisions.  But for some of our brethren, a display... Read more…

2D and 3D HD movies look fantastic, great price for what's on offer, attractive design
Great brightness, black levels
Solid color performance
Nearsilent operation
The Sony VPLH 50ES projector produces huge images with excellent black levels, full shadow detail, and referencequality colors
3D motion could be better, whining noise with some 3D glasses settings, no lens memory
Reality Creation can stumble with certain sources
More digital noise than competitors
Manual controls for focus, zoom, lens shift
Somewhat more expensive than the comparably performing JVC DLA 35
21 October 2013

Priced at Rs 2.8 lakh, the Sony HW50ES is one of the best projectors that we have got in this price range. It boasts of great looks, easy setup procedure and an absolutely low-maintenance design....

Avmax.tech2.in.com

12 September 2013

Homecinemachoice.com

It's been quite a year for Sony. The Japanese brand has set new standards in the TV world, and introduced a whole new product category with its 4K TVs and projectors. And now it's continuing this... Read more…

Deep blacks and terrific color make the Sony VPL-HW50ES video projector a top choice for a top-shelf home theater. It's feature rich, too, including 3D that outperforms the competition.Image...

Projectorcentral.com

The Sony VPL-HW50ES is a videophile's dream. It combines a crisp, detailed 2D image with a nearly flawless 3D image and a light engine that is powerful enough to put both images on some seriously... Read more…

9 March 2013

The Sony VPL-HW50ES costs more than most TVs, but for a fantastic big-screen cinema experience in the home it's a very good value...

8 March 2013

The Sony VPL-HW50ES costs more than most TVs, but for a fantastic big-screen cinema experience in the home it's a very good value...

1 March 2013

The Sony VPL-HW50ES is the brand's third generation Full HD 3D home theatre projector - and unquestionably the best yet. Cosmetically, little seems to separate it from its predecessors, but... Read more…

4 February 2013

Combine brightness with the amazingly deep black levelsits dynamic iris offers, with minimum side effects, together with near spot-on post-calibration color and compelling 3D, and you have a...

Soundandvision.com

29 December 2012

Sony?s best home cinema projector yet massively improves 3D playback...

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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers vplhw50, vplhw50e, vplhw50es, vplhw50esb, vplhw50esw, sony vplhw50, sony vplhw50e, sony vplhw50es, sony vplhw50esw, sony vplhw50esb
Barcodes 00027242862647, 00027242862654, 04905524900248, 04905524900279

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