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Sony VPL-HW55ES vs Sony VPL-VW500ES

Sony VPL-HW55ES vs Sony VPL-VW500ES

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Sony VPL-HW55ES
Sony VPL-VW500ES

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
5dB quieter noise level Edit
The Sony VPL-HW55ES is a 21dB noise level projector. That's 5dB quieter than the Sony VPL-VW500ES (26dB). 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.

Cheaper by $6,205
The Sony VPL-HW55ES is $6,204.99 cheaper than the Sony VPL-VW500ES.
2 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this projector remaining in stock.
3 Reasons For
25% bigger bulb power Edit
The Sony VPL-VW500ES has a bulb power of 265W, however the Sony VPL-HW55ES is only a 200W lamp power projector (65W smaller).
Two more awards
The Sony VPL-VW500ES has 8 awards from expert review sites, but the Sony VPL-HW55ES has 6 awards.
Slightly better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Sony VPL-VW500ES is 91% based on 20 reviews, whereas the average rating of the Sony VPL-HW55ES is 90% (based on 17 reviews).

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
65W smaller bulb power Edit
The Sony VPL-HW55ES has a bulb power of 200W, however the Sony VPL-VW500ES is a 265W lamp power projector (65W bigger).
Two less awards
The Sony VPL-HW55ES has only received 6 awards, but the Sony VPL-VW500ES has received 8 awards.
Expert review Rating is marginally Worse
The average expert rating of the Sony VPL-HW55ES is 90%, whereas the average expert rating of the Sony VPL-VW500ES is 91% (based on 20 reviews).
3 Reasons Against
5dB louder noise level Edit
The Sony VPL-VW500ES is a 26dB noise level projector. That's 5dB louder than the Sony VPL-HW55ES (26dB). 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.

More expensive by $6,205
The Sony VPL-VW500ES is $6,204.99 more expensive than the Sony VPL-HW55ES.
Fewer sellers
The Sony VPL-VW500ES is only stocked by 1 shop, but the Sony VPL-HW55ES is stocked by 3 retailers. Read more
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.

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
8 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
avforums.com: Highly Recommended
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Expert Reviews: Ultimate
homecinemachoice.com: Best Buy
insideci.co.uk: Recommended
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
Trusted Reviews: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

No reviews found

Date Released

45 months Ago 45 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ 75.41
Electricity cost - standby $ -
Total running cost $ 75.41
Purchase price $ 2,795.00
Total cost of ownership $ 2,870.41
Details
Electricity cost - switched on $ -
Electricity cost - standby $ -
Total running cost $ -

Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

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

Contrast Ratio (typical)
 200000:1
 200000:1
BEST
Projector Native Resolution
 DCI 4K (4096 x 2160)
 DCI 4K (4096 x 2160)
BEST
Projector Brightness
1,700 ANSI lumens 1,700 ANSI lumens
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
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Projection Technology
 SXRD
 SXRD

Lamps

Bulb Power
200W 265W
BEST

Lens System

Vertical Lens Shift Range
-71 - 71 -80 - 85
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
-25 - 25 -31 - 31

Video

3D
 3D
 3D
Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD

Ports & Interfaces

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

Networking

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

Storage

Card Reader Integrated
 Card reader integrated
 Card reader integrated

Performance

Noise Level
21dB
BEST
26dB
HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP

Multimedia

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

Design

Form Factor
 Desktop
 Desktop
Colour
 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 375W
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

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
9.6kg
BEST
14kg
Height
179.2mm 195.3mm
Depth
163.9mm 463.6mm
Width
407.4mm 495.6mm

Packaging Content

Manual
 Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
User Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 User guide
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
BEST
3D Glasses Included
 3D glasses included
Unknown - Click to provide data
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