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8000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 40dB 4,000 ANSI Lumens Jun 2013
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See things in a new light with the world's first 3LCD laser projector The VPL-FHZ55 is the world's first 3LCD laser projector, delivering game-changing performance and reliability in... More
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10 Reasons For

Four Industry Awards

Amongst projectors that came out more than two years ago, this multimedia projector is one of the most highly awarded.

The reviewers at two expert review sites both concluded that they would recommend this 8000:1 contrast ratio projector. This multimedia projector received a "Recommended" award from both Techradar and Techradar.com/au/.

Projectorreviews.com gave this data projector a "Hot Product" award and it received a "Great Quality" award from Benchmark.pl.

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Good Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this data projector is 88% based on four expert reviews from sites including Techradar, techradar.com/au/, dobreprogramy.pl and benchmark.pl.

Sony Has Excellent Reviews for Its Projectors

Sony is one of the top rated projector brands according to average owner and expert review score data that we have collected for all data projectors.

Good Picture Quality

One person who bought the product concluded that it had good colour saturation. Projectorreviews.com said three years ago “Excellent color saturation overall image with any resolution” in their Sony VPL-FHZ55 review.

Good High Def TV

One Sony VPL-FHZ55 reviewer who reviewed this projector thought it was good at displaying high definition TV. Three years ago Projectorreviews.com wrote “Full HD, resolution”.

Good Size

One Sony VPL-FHZ55 reviewer who reviewed it considered that it was heavy. Expert website Techradar.com mentioned “The first thing to notice, though, is that this is a weighty product, designed for semi-permanent installations in educational” in their review of the Sony VPL-FHZ55 and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

Supports Full HD

The VPL-FHZ55 supports full HD, unlike most of the other projectors that have been on the market for more than two years which do not support full HD.

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1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

The VPL-FHZ55 has a maximum resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of the most frequently found projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800). Multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the VPL-FHZ55 projector native resolutions range from VGA (640x480) to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the Sony VPL-FHZ55 is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's 20% more resolution than a 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by projectors of this type and age. The resolution of all similar spec projectors that were released more than two years ago ranges from 640 x 400 to 4096 x 2160.

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp

Multimedia projectors of this type and age have service life of lamps of between 2,500h and 20,000h. The service life of lamp of the VPL-FHZ55 of 20,000 hours is one of the longest amongst multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-FHZ55.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D

The VPL-FHZ55 does not support 3D, unlike most of the other 8000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago which support 3D.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other data projectors of this age and type, the VPL-FHZ55 does not support wi-Fi.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

Most projectors of this age and type have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, including the Sony VPL-FHZ55 which has one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity.

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Very Loud Noise Level

At 40 decibels, the VPL-FHZ55 has a very loud noise level compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that were launched more than two years ago. The noise levels of projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VPL-FHZ55 range from 33dB to 40dB.

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Heavy

Across all the projectors of a comparable age and type to the VPL-FHZ55 the weights range from 2.2kg to 22kg. With a weight of 11 kilograms, the Sony VPL-FHZ55 is quite heavy compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the VPL-FHZ55.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level (economic Mode)

The noise level (economic mode)s of 8000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the VPL-FHZ55 range from 29dB to 35dB. The Sony VPL-FHZ55 has a fairly loud noise level (economic mode) (35 decibels) compared to most of the other projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony VPL-FHZ55

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the VPL-FHZ55 over three years ago.

Average Projector Brightness

At 4,000 ANSI lumens, the Sony VPL-FHZ55 has a pretty standard projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-FHZ55.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Zoom Ratio
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
BNC Input Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
PC Audio in
PC in (D-Sub)
DC-In Jack
Composite Video in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
User Guide
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Other Features
HDMI

4 Awards

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Expert Reviews

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4 February 2014

Projectorreviews.com

This Sony laser projector was one of the most talked about this year at the trade shows. Sony produces excellent color, from a long life laser engine.The Sony VPL-FHZ55 is a high brightness (4000... Read more…

Very good brightness with a 20 000 hour light source life
Excellent color saturation overall image with any resolution
Excellent warranty support via OnTime Support program
Edge blending for multiple projector display
Picturebypicture allows for t
Maximum brightness is only available with a computer source
Has dust filter that must be maintained and replaced
Very large and heavy
No automatic keystone
Jerky lens shift system
6 December 2013

While it's the lack of lamp changes that will tempt many corporate buyers, the VPL-FHZ55 will delight as a semi-permanent installation projector. Its plethora of ins and outs, as well as some...

Techradar

6 December 2013

We liked The lens shift pads in particular make the VPL-FHZ55 reasonably easy to install, while the sheer number of ins and outs is impressive. Get more The latest computing news and features from...

Techradar.com/au/

12 July 2013

Sony calls the VPL-FHZ55 the world's first 3LCD laser projector.It uses blue laser as a light source and is one of the brightest single chassis laser projectors in the market with its ability to... Read more…

22 January 2014

Testowany model to nowoczesny, ale bardzo drogi projektor. Poniewa? jest w stanie generowa? du?y, jasny obraz o wysokiej rozdzielczo?ci (1920 x 1200 pikseli), przeznaczony jest bardziej do biznesu... Read more…

10 September 2013

Sony VPL-FHZ55 WUXGA 3LCD to projektor do sal konferencyjnych i zastosowa? komercyjnych. Oczywi?cie nic nie stoi na przeszkodzie, by stosowa? go w domu, jednak jego rozmiary i zw?aszcza cena...

Benchmark.pl

22 August 2013

Sony VPL-FHZ55 to projektor pod ka?dym wzgl?dem imponuj?cy. To pierwsza konstrukcja tego producenta wykonana w technologii 3LCD z laserowym ?ród?em ?wiat?a, napakowana po brzegi wszelkimi... Read more…

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04053162599253, 04905524936025

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