Sony VPL-HW55ES vs Sony VPL-VW1100ES

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Sony VPL-HW55ES
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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
10% quieter noise level Edit
The Sony VPL-HW55ES is a 21dB noise level projector. That's 2dB quieter than the Sony VPL-VW1100ES (23dB). 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.

Lighter Edit
The Sony VPL-HW55ES has a weight of 9.6kg, however the Sony VPL-VW1100ES is a 20kg heavy projector (10.4kg heavier).
Cheaper by $20,032
The Sony VPL-HW55ES costs $20,032 less than the Sony VPL-VW1100ES.
Three more awards
The Sony VPL-HW55ES has 6 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Sony VPL-VW1100ES has 3 awards.
Vastly better user reviews
Based on 11 user reviews, the average review score of the Sony VPL-HW55ES is 85%, however the average rating of the Sony VPL-VW1100ES is 60% (based on 2 reviews).
4 Reasons For
15% brighter projector brightness Edit
The Sony VPL-VW1100ES has a projector brightness of 2,000 ANSI lumens, however the Sony VPL-HW55ES is only a 1,700 ANSI lumens brightness projector (300 ANSI lumens dimmer).
0.13" bigger matrix size Edit
The Sony VPL-VW1100ES has a matrix size of 0.74", whereas the Sony VPL-HW55ES is only a 0.61" matrix size projector (0.13" smaller).
A lot bigger bulb power Edit
Sony VPL-VW1100ES is 330W lamp power, but the Sony VPL-HW55ES is only a 200W lamp power projector (130W smaller).
Better expert reviews
Based on 5 reviews, the average expert review score of the Sony VPL-VW1100ES is 95%, however the average rating of the Sony VPL-HW55ES is 90% (based on 17 reviews).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
18% dimmer projector brightness Edit
The Sony VPL-HW55ES has a projector brightness of 1,700 ANSI lumens, however the Sony VPL-VW1100ES is a 2,000 ANSI lumens brightness projector (300 ANSI lumens brighter).
0.13" smaller matrix size Edit
The Sony VPL-HW55ES has a matrix size of 0.61", whereas the Sony VPL-VW1100ES is a 0.74" matrix size projector (0.13" bigger).
Hugely smaller bulb power Edit
Sony VPL-HW55ES is only 200W lamp power, but the Sony VPL-VW1100ES is a 330W lamp power projector (130W bigger).
Older by one month
The Sony VPL-HW55ES is one month older than the Sony VPL-VW1100ES.
Expert review Rating is Worse
The Sony VPL-HW55ES's average expert score is 90%, however the Sony VPL-VW1100ES's is 95% (based on 5 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
9% louder noise level Edit
The Sony VPL-VW1100ES is a 23dB noise level projector. That's 2dB louder than the Sony VPL-HW55ES (23dB). 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.

10.4kg heavier Edit
The Sony VPL-VW1100ES has a weight of 20kg, however the Sony VPL-HW55ES is a 9.6kg heavy projector (10.4kg lighter).
More expensive by $20,032
The Sony VPL-VW1100ES is $20,032 more expensive than the Sony VPL-HW55ES.
Three less awards
The Sony VPL-VW1100ES has only received 3 awards, whereas the Sony VPL-HW55ES has received 6 awards.
User review Rating is vastly Worse
The Sony VPL-VW1100ES's average user score is only 60%, however the Sony VPL-HW55ES's is 85% (based on 11 reviews).

Awards

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
3 Awards
insideci.co.uk: Recommended
projectorreviews.com: Hot Product
soundandvision.com: Top Pick

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

42 months Ago 41 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ 71.45
Electricity cost - standby $ -
Total running cost $ 71.45
Purchase price $ 4,134.99
Total cost of ownership $ 4,206.44
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Electricity cost - switched on $ -
Electricity cost - standby $ -
Total running cost $ -

Energy Efficiency Class

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Environmental Impact

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.
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Projector

Projector Native Resolution
 DCI 4K (4096 x 2160)
 DCI 4K (4096 x 2160)
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Projector Brightness
1,700 ANSI lumens 2,000 ANSI lumens
BEST
Matrix Type
 3-panel (p-Si TFT active)
 3-panel (p-Si TFT active)
Matrix Size
0.61" 0.74"
BEST
Zoom Ratio
 1.6:1
BEST
 1.6:1
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 16:9
Screen Size Compatibility
40 - 300 60 - 300
Projection Technology
 SXRD
 SXRD

Lamps

Lamps Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Lamp Type
 UHP
 UHP
Bulb Power
200W 330W
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Lens System

Vertical Lens Shift Range
-71 - 71 -80 - 80
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
-25 - 25 -31 - 31
Focus
 Auto
 Auto
Magnification
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.06x

Video

3D
 3D
 3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 4096 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
 4096 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
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Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Ports
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 1
HDMI Ports Quantity
2 2
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
 100
 10
 100
 10
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Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN

Storage

Card Reader Integrated
 Card reader integrated
 Card reader integrated

Performance

Noise Level
21dB
BEST
23dB

Multimedia

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

Design

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

Display

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

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption (typical)
300W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 480W
AC Adapter Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50/60
 60
 50
 50/60
 60
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100
 100 - 240
 100

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
9.6kg
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20kg
Height
179.2mm 200mm
Depth
163.9mm 640mm
Width
407.4mm 520mm

Packaging Content

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