Sony VPL-FHZ55
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$2,499.99 $2,579.96 cheaper than 31 days ago Great Quality Recommended Techradar Recommended
A multi award winning and fully featured 8000:1 1920 x 1080 projector
8000:1 1080p (1920x1080) No 40dB Jun 2013
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Sony VPL-FHZ55 Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have ranked the Sony VPL-FHZ55 number 258 across all projectors.
4 Reviews + 3 Awards
Good Features
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 41?

It has very good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 88%.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest multimedia projectors 2017.
This Sony projector has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a DVI port
Quite long service life of lamp
Quite loud noise level
Does not have a built-in speaker(s)

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Sony VPL-FHZ55 In-Depth Analysis


Three Industry Awards

Amongst multimedia projectors, this data projector is one of the most awarded.

The experts at websites Techradar and both recommend this multimedia projector and have given it their "Recommended" award. gave this projector a "Great Quality" award.

Good Expert Reviews

Based on four expert reviews from sites including Techradar,, and the average expert rating of this projector is 88%. The multimedia projector expert review sites think this multimedia projector is one of the better projectors.

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Sony Has Excellent Reviews for Its Data Projectors

We checked 628 expert and user reviews (including 90 verified purchases) for Sony data projectors and found that on average Sony has excellent ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has excellent ratings specifically within its projectors range. 92% of those that bought a Sony data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money


After checking the price of 618 multimedia projectors they range in price from $149 to $24,000. We think that this projector looks expensive compared to other multimedia projectors.

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We found a cheaper price for the Sony VPL-FHZ55 of £1,924.62 ($1,924.62) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $575.37.

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Has a DVI Port

The Sony VPL-FHZ55 has a DVI port, unlike most of the other data projectors which do not have a DVI port.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

The shortest service life of lamp of projectors is 20h, the longest is 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,700h. With a service life of lamp of 20,000 hours, the VPL-FHZ55 has one of the longer service life of lamps amongst data projectors of this age.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

With a noise level of 40 decibels, the VPL-FHZ55 has one of the loudest noise levels amongst projectors of this age. Projectors have noise levels of between 10dB and 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Supports Full HD

The VPL-FHZ55 supports full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other multimedia projectors do not support full HD.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The VPL-FHZ55 does not have a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors do have a built-in speaker(s).

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is the most frequently supported supported video modes on projectors.

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1920 X 1080 Resolution

The highest resolution of the Sony VPL-FHZ55 is 1920 x 1080. That's over nine times the resolution of a 280 x 800 projector, which is the most common resolution. In addition, this multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). Across all projectors the worst resolution is 280 x 800 and the best is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Average Projector Brightness

The VPL-FHZ55 has a pretty standard projector brightness (4,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other projectors.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

Sony released the VPL-FHZ55 in June 2013.

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04053162599253, 04905524936025

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