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Sony VPL-FHZ55 vs Sony VPL-HW55ES

Sony VPL-FHZ55 vs Sony VPL-HW55ES

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Sony VPL-FHZ55
Sony VPL-HW55ES

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
2,300 ANSI lumens brighter projector brightness Edit
The Sony VPL-FHZ55 has a projector brightness of 4,000 ANSI lumens, however the Sony VPL-HW55ES is only a 1,700 ANSI lumens brightness projector (2,300 ANSI lumens dimmer).
DVI port Edit
The Sony VPL-FHZ55 has a DVI port, however the Sony VPL-HW55ES does not.
Cheaper by $1,336
The Sony VPL-FHZ55 costs $1,336.26 less than the Sony VPL-HW55ES.
1 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this projector.
4 Reasons For
3D Edit
The Sony VPL-HW55ES supports 3D, whereas the Sony VPL-FHZ55 does not support 3D. Read more

3D compatible projectors are able to display 3D content. Most projectors will require you to wear special glasses in order to view the 3D effect.

A 3D projector allows you to view the huge range of 3D films and content that is now available.

Hugely quieter noise level Edit
The Sony VPL-HW55ES has a noise level of 21dB, but the Sony VPL-FHZ55 is a 40dB noise level projector (19dB louder). 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.

Three more awards
The Sony VPL-HW55ES has 6 awards, however the Sony VPL-FHZ55 has 3 awards.
Expert reviews are slightly better
The Sony VPL-HW55ES has an average expert review score of 90%, but the Sony VPL-FHZ55 has an average rating of 88% (based on 7 reviews).

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Louder noise level Edit
The Sony VPL-FHZ55 is a 40dB noise level projector. That's 19dB louder than the Sony VPL-HW55ES (21dB). 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.

Older by three months
The Sony VPL-FHZ55 is three months older than the Sony VPL-HW55ES.
Three less awards
The Sony VPL-FHZ55 has only received 3 awards, whereas the Sony VPL-HW55ES has received 6 awards.
Expert review Rating is marginally Worse
The Sony VPL-FHZ55's average expert score is 88%, however the Sony VPL-HW55ES's is 90% (based on 17 reviews).
4 Reasons Against
Two times dimmer projector brightness Edit
Sony VPL-HW55ES is only 1,700 ANSI lumens brightness. That's 2,300 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Sony VPL-FHZ55 (1,700 ANSI lumens).
Does not have a DVI port Edit
The Sony VPL-HW55ES does not have a DVI port, whereas the Sony VPL-FHZ55 does.
$1,336 more expensive
The Sony VPL-HW55ES is more expensive than the Sony VPL-FHZ55 by $1,336.26.
Not as many stockists
Only 2 stores sells the Sony VPL-HW55ES, however 3 retailers sell the Sony VPL-FHZ55. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this projector remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.

Awards

3 Awards
benchmark.pl: Great Quality
Techradar: Recommended
techradar.com/au/: Recommended
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

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

No reviews found

Date Released

48 months Ago 45 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ -
Electricity cost - standby $ -
Total running cost $ -
Electricity cost - switched on $ 75.41
Electricity cost - standby $ -
Total running cost $ 75.41
Purchase price $ 2,799.00
Total cost of ownership $ 2,874.41
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

No data
0.48T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.48 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Projector

Contrast Ratio (typical)
 120000:1
 120000:1
BEST
Projector Native Resolution
 1080p (1920x1080)
 1080p (1920x1080)
Projector Brightness
4,000 ANSI lumens
BEST
1,700 ANSI lumens
Matrix Type
 3-panel (p-Si TFT active)
 3-panel (p-Si TFT active)
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
30 Unknown - Click to provide data
Keystone Correction, Vertical
30 Unknown - Click to provide data
Matrix Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.61"
Zoom Ratio
 1.6:1
 1.6:1
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 16:9
Screen Size Compatibility
40 - 600 40 - 300
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Projection Technology
 LCD
 LCD

Lamps

Bulb Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 200W
Service Life of Lamp
20,000h Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Vertical Lens Shift Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -71 - 71
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -25 - 25
Focus
 Manual
 Manual

Video

3D
 3D
 3D
BEST
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
BEST
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM
 NTSC
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL 60
 PAL
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM
 NTSC
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL 60

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Port
1 1
BNC Input Port
5 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
 DVI port
BEST
 DVI port
S-Video Inputs
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1
PC Audio in
 PC Audio in
Unknown - Click to provide data
PC in (D-Sub)
 PC in (D-Sub)
Unknown - Click to provide data
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1
HDMI Port
1 2
BEST
VGA (D-Sub) Port
1 1

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN

Storage

Card Reader Integrated
 Card reader integrated
 Card reader integrated

Performance

Noise Level
40dB 21dB
BEST
Noise Level (economic Mode)
35dB Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 VIE
 IND
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 VIE
 IND
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Form Factor
 Desktop
 Desktop
Colour
 White
 Black
 White
 Black
LED Indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicators
Product Type
 Desktop projector
 Desktop projector

Display

Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display

Power

Power Source
 DC
 AC
 DC
 AC
Power Consumption (standby)
0.3W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (typical)
Unknown - Click to provide data 300W
AC Adapter Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 60
 50
 60
AC Input Voltage
 100
 100 - 240
 100
 100 - 240

Operational Conditions

Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
35 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature (T-T)
-20 - 60 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
11kg 9.6kg
BEST
Height
134mm 179.2mm
Depth
487mm 163.9mm
Width
390mm 407.4mm

Packaging Content

Manual
 Manual
 Manual
User Guide
 User guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Remote Control Type
 IR
 IR
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 AC
BEST
 AC
3D Glasses Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D glasses included

Other Features

HDMI Input
 HDMI input
Unknown - Click to provide data
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