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Sony VPLHW50ES Projector

soundandvision.com Top Pick homecinemachoice.com Best Buy Trusted Reviews Recommended projectorcentral.com Highly Rated avmax.tech2.in.com Best Buy
1080p (1920x1080) 21dB 1,700 ANSI Lumens Sep 2012
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The VPL-HW50ES/W is Sony's new 3D home cinema projector available in white that includes the very latest technology and delivers a premium home theatre experience.Packed with new innovative... More
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Eleven Industry Awards

Amongst projectors that were launched more than two years ago, this projector is one of the most awarded by expert review sites.

This multimedia projector was given a "Highly Recommended" award by Lydogbilde.no, Ljudochbild.se, Lydogbillede.dk and Avforums.com all of whom thought that this Sony projector was very good.

This data projector received a "Best Buy" from both Homecinemachoice.com and Avmax.tech2.in.com, both of which wrote that this projector was a sensible purchase.

Trusted Reviews decided that concluded that they would recommend this multimedia projector and gave it their "Recommended" award.

The experts at three more expert review sites all wrote that this projector was good. This multimedia projector received a "Highly Rated" award from Projectorcentral.com, Projectorreviews.com gave it a "Hot Product" award and it received a "4 Star" award from 01net.com.

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Excellent Expert Reviews

On average, based on twenty expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and T3.com the average expert rating of this projector is 92 out of 100. Projector experts think this Sony multimedia projector is one of the better projectors of a comparable age and spec.

Good 3D Picture Quality

Several customers considered that the product had a good 3D picture quality. Consumersearch.com wrote “It's feature rich, too, including 3D that outperforms the competition” . Expert review site Projectorcentral.com mentioned three years ago “It combines a crisp, detailed 2D image with a nearly flawless 3D image and a light engine that is powerful enough to put both images on some seriously large screens” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Expert website Soundandvision.com wrote in their review of the Sony VPL-HW50ES “Combine brightness with the amazingly deep black levelsits dynamic iris offers, with minimum side effects, together with near spot-on post-calibration color and compelling 3D” and rated it 5 stars.

Sony Has Excellent Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors

Sony has excellent average reviews for its data projectors as well as across its entire projector range.

Good High Def TV

A number of people who bought the Sony VPL-HW50ES concluded that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Four years ago expert website Whathifi.com said in their review of the Sony VPL-HW50ES “Sony has been getting very excited about 4K Ultra High Definition”. T3.com wrote in their Sony VPL-HW50ES review three years ago “The Sony VPL-HW50ES is the brand's third generation Full HD 3D home theatre projector -” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Good Picture Quality

Two people who reviewed it concluded that it had good picture quality. Consumersearch.com mentioned “Color and shadow detail were excellent and black le” in their Sony VPL-HW50ES review. Firstpost.com mentioned “The Sony VPLH 50ES projector produces huge images with excellent black levels, full shadow detail”.

One Sony VPL-HW50ES reviewer who purchased the Sony VPL-HW50ES said that it had good colour saturation.

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Acceptable Noise Level

One person concluded that this projector was noisy. Firstpost.com wrote “3D motion could be better, whining noise with some 3D glasses settings, no lens memory”. One Sony VPL-HW50ES reviewer reckoned that it was quiet. Three years ago Firstpost.com wrote “Quiet operation” in their review.

Easy to Use

One person who purchased it reckoned that it had a good experience. One Sony VPL-HW50ES owner thought it was easy to setup. Firstpost.com scored it 5 stars and said “Looks smart, easy to setup, brilliant detail”.

Nice Design

One Sony VPL-HW50ES reviewer who purchased the product thought it was a good design.

Robust

One Sony VPL-HW50ES owner said in their reviews that it was well made. Firstpost.com rated it 5 stars and mentioned “Solid color performance”.

Supports Full HD

The VPL-HW50ES supports full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the VPL-HW50ES do not support full HD.

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Supports 3D

The VPL-HW50ES supports 3D, as do most of the other data projectors that have been available for a similar time to the VPL-HW50ES.

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1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is typical of many data projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The VPL-HW50ES supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution supported by data projectors of this type and age. The best resolution of all similar spec projectors that were released around the same time as the VPL-HW50ES is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) and the worst is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Resolution

The VPL-HW50ES has a maximum native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the native resolution of the most frequently found native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

A 1080p (1920x1080) native resolution is actually the best native resolution across all projectors that have been available for a similar time to the VPL-HW50ES.

Across comparable types of projector the worst native resolution is SVGA (800x600).

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

Most projectors of a similar age and type to the VPL-HW50ES have between one and three HDMI ports quantitys, including the Sony VPL-HW50ES which has two HDMI ports quantitys.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most frequently found AC input voltage on multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The noise levels of data projectors that were released around the same time as the VPL-HW50ES range from 20dB to 47dB, and the average noise level is 32dB. When compared to other comparable spec data projectors that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed, the VPL-HW50ES's noise level of only 21 decibels is one of the quietest.

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5 Reasons Against

Inferior Remote Control

One customer who reviewed this projector thought it did not have a good remote control. Firstpost.com mentioned “Focus, zoom and lens shift aren't remote controlled”.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The VPL-HW50ES does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other projectors that have been around for more than two years which have a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of alternative multimedia projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might want to consider including the Benq W750 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Sony VPL-HW50ES does not support wi-Fi, although this is within the context that most of the other data projectors that were launched more than two years ago also do not support wi-Fi.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The Sony VPL-HW50ES has one of the dimmer projector brightnesss (only 1,700 ANSI lumen) amongst similar spec projectors of this age. The average projector brightness of projectors that came out around the same time as the VPL-HW50ES is 2,900 ANSI lumens.

If this multimedia projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might also want to consider the Optoma HD25-LV (2,000 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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Heavy

The lightest projector that has been on the market for more than two years is 2.2g heavy and the heaviest is 26kg. At 9.6 kilograms, the VPL-HW50ES is fairly heavy compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to the VPL-HW50ES.

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1 Other reason to consider the Sony VPL-HW50ES

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this multimedia projector was released.

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11 Awards

soundandvision.com Top Pick 01net.com 4 Star ljudochbild.se Especially Recommended homecinemachoice.com Best Buy Lydogbilde.no Especially Recommended 6 Star lydogbillede.dk Especially Recommended 5 Star avforums.com Highly Recommended projectorreviews.com Hot Product Trusted Reviews Recommended projectorcentral.com Highly Rated avmax.tech2.in.com Best Buy

Expert Reviews

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Firstpost.com

21 October 2013

Sony and display solutions go hand in hand. Since a long time, Sony has been supplying end users with home display solutions in the form of televisions.  But for some of our brethren, a display... Read more…

2D and 3D HD movies look fantastic, great price for what's on offer, attractive design
Great brightness, black levels
Solid color performance
Nearsilent operation
The Sony VPLH 50ES projector produces huge images with excellent black levels, full shadow detail, and referencequality colors
3D motion could be better, whining noise with some 3D glasses settings, no lens memory
Reality Creation can stumble with certain sources
More digital noise than competitors
Manual controls for focus, zoom, lens shift
Somewhat more expensive than the comparably performing JVC DLA 35
21 October 2013

Priced at Rs 2.8 lakh, the Sony HW50ES is one of the best projectors that we have got in this price range. It boasts of great looks, easy setup procedure and an absolutely low-maintenance design....

Avmax.tech2.in.com

12 September 2013

Homecinemachoice.com

It's been quite a year for Sony. The Japanese brand has set new standards in the TV world, and introduced a whole new product category with its 4K TVs and projectors. And now it's continuing this... Read more…

Deep blacks and terrific color make the Sony VPL-HW50ES video projector a top choice for a top-shelf home theater. It's feature rich, too, including 3D that outperforms the competition.Image...

Projectorcentral.com

The Sony VPL-HW50ES is a videophile's dream. It combines a crisp, detailed 2D image with a nearly flawless 3D image and a light engine that is powerful enough to put both images on some seriously... Read more…

9 March 2013

The Sony VPL-HW50ES costs more than most TVs, but for a fantastic big-screen cinema experience in the home it's a very good value...

8 March 2013

The Sony VPL-HW50ES costs more than most TVs, but for a fantastic big-screen cinema experience in the home it's a very good value...

1 March 2013

The Sony VPL-HW50ES is the brand's third generation Full HD 3D home theatre projector - and unquestionably the best yet. Cosmetically, little seems to separate it from its predecessors, but... Read more…

4 February 2013

Combine brightness with the amazingly deep black levelsits dynamic iris offers, with minimum side effects, together with near spot-on post-calibration color and compelling 3D, and you have a...

Soundandvision.com

29 December 2012

Sony?s best home cinema projector yet massively improves 3D playback...

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Electricity cost when switched on $72.57
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.48 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony vplhw50, sony vplhw50e, sony vplhw50es, sony vplhw50esw
Barcodes 00027242858589, 00027242862647, 00027242862654, 04905524900248, 04905524900279

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