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Sony VPLHW55ES Projector

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1080p (1920x1080) 21dB 1,700 ANSI Lumens Sep 2013
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13 Reasons For

Six Industry Awards

Amongst multimedia projectors of this type and age, this multimedia projector is one of the most awarded by experts in projectors.

Two expert review sites both thought that this data projector was good. This Sony projector received a Trusted Reviews "Recommended" award and it received a "Best Buy" award from Homecinemachoice.com who said it was would make a great purchase.

Projectorreviews.com gave this projector a "Hot Product" award, Lydogbilde.no gave it a "Best in Test 6 Star" award and it received a "Best in Test" award from Ljudochbild.se.

Lydogbillede.dk gave this multimedia projector a "Best in Test 6 Star" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Excellent

Fifteen experts from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, homecinemachoice.com and whathifi.com have rated this data projector on average 90%. The projector expert review sites think this Sony projector is one of the better projectors that have been available for more than two years.

Good User Reviews

VPL-HW55ES owners on average rated this multimedia projector 85 out of 100.

Sony Has Good Data Projector Reviews

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

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Good Product Quality

Some people reckoned that this projector was good quality. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of the Sony VPL-HW55ES on Amazon “Great quality, only thing is big!”. Expert review site Tbreak.ae rated this projector 4 stars and said in their Sony VPL-HW55ES review “With stunning projection quality and a host of advanced image features”.

Acceptable Noise Level

A few people who bought this projector agreed that it was quiet. Expert website Techradar.com mentioned “If high-quality projection with 3D capabilities are what you're after, you should buy the Sony VPL-HW55ES – a projector so quiet you'll hardly even notice it's running”. Hometheaterhifi.com wrote in their review of this projector “That Sony can also keep it whisper quiet when running in high lamp mode, wh”.

Good Technical Features

One person concluded that it had good features.

Supports Full HD Projection

The VPL-HW55ES supports Full HD projection, unlike most of the other data projectors of this type and age which do not support Full HD projection.

There are a number of other data projectors which also support Full HD projection which you might also want to consider including the Epson EH-TW9000[plb_1751108_price], or the Sony VPL-HW50ES[plb_1471582_price].

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Supports 3D Image Projection

Like most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to the VPL-HW55ES, the VPL-HW55ES supports 3D image projection.

We think you might also be interested in other multimedia projectors which also support 3D image projection including the Epson EH-TW9000[plb_1751108_price], or the Sony VPL-HW50ES[plb_1471582_price].

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution

This projector has a native projector resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is typical of many projectors of this age and spec.

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Two HDMI Ports

The VPL-HW55ES is a two HDMI port projector.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many projectors of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

With a noise level of only 21 decibels, the VPL-HW55ES has a very quiet noise level compared to most of the other projectors that came out more than two years ago. The noise levels of multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-HW55ES range from 20dB to 47dB.

Projectors with a louder noise level that might also be worth looking at include the Sony VPL-HW50ES[plb_1471582_price] (21dB).

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

Most projectors that were released more than two years ago do not have a built-in speaker. The VPL-HW55ES is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in speaker.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The VPL-HW55ES does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

At only 1,700 ANSI lumen, the VPL-HW55ES has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to the VPL-HW55ES. Across all the projectors that were released around the same time as the VPL-HW55ES the projector brightness range from 300 ANSI lumens to 9,200 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 2,900 ANSI lumens.

If this projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might want to consider the Epson EH-TW9000[plb_1751108_price] (2,400 ANSI lumens).

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Heavy

With a weight of 9.6 kilograms, the VPL-HW55ES is quite heavy compared to most of the other projectors of this age and type. Across all the projectors that came out around the same time as the VPL-HW55ES the weights range from 2.7g to 26kg.

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1 Other reason to consider the Sony VPL-HW55ES

Released Over Three Years Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market for over three years.

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6 Awards

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Expert Reviews

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22 May 2015

If high-quality projection with 3D capabilities are what you're after, you should buy the Sony VPL-HW55ES ? a projector so quiet you'll hardly even notice it's running. This device is a...

If high-quality projection with 3D capabilities are what you're after, you should buy the Sony VPL-HW55ES ? a projector so quiet you'll hardly even notice it's running. This device is a...

24 February 2015

Price: $4,485 From: Sony Critical specs: SXRD Technology | resolution 1,920 x 1,080 | 1.6:1 zoom ratio | up to 5,000h lamp life | horizontal and vertical lens shift |At just under five grand,... Read more…

19 March 2014

We're very impressed by this Sony. Its clean, sharp, natural picture is nothing short of stunning.If you're considering a projector anywhere near £3000, you really must have a good look at this...

Sony?s VPLHW55ES might not have the most glamourous name, but it?s capable of beaming a huge image from 40-inches to 300 - is that enough for it to take first prize this week? Hit play to find out... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 6 December 2015 by Amazon Customer
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Great quality, only thing is big!

Reviewed 5 May 2015 by PistNBrke

Projector is okay but never received my free replacement lamp...

Reviewed 22 December 2014 by Iluvmovies420

Such an expensive projector priced at $4k, and then miser sony provides only 1 3d free glasses with it? unless you have money to throw away, no way should one buy this product. infact i would give... Read more…

Reviewed 31 October 2014 by Anonymous
Anonymous would recommend the Sony VPL-HW55ES

I bought this unit because of the excellent reviews of the slightly older unit, and because of the Sony brand. Excellent image quality and noiseless performance...

Reviewed 31 October 2014 by Jamg
Jamg would recommend the Sony VPL-HW55ES

I bought this unit because of the excellent reviews of the slightly older unit, and because of the Sony brand. Excellent image quality and noiseless performance...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony vplhw55, sony vplhw55e, sony vplhw55es, audiolab vplhw55, audiolab vplhw55e, audiolab vplhw55es, audiolab sonytdgpj1c1, audiolab sonytdgpj1c1d, audiolab sonytdgpj1c1dc
Barcodes 00027242872936, 00027242872943, 00027242872950, 04905524954043, 04905524954067

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