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Sony VPLHW55ES

$2,799.00
$2,000.00 $799.00 cheaper than 32 days ago
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A multi award winning and cheap to run 120000:1 1920 x 1080 data projector
120000:1 1080p (1920x1080) Yes 21dB Sep 2013
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Sony VPL-HW55ES Review

With excellent reviews but low running costs, we have ranked the Sony VPL-HW55ES number 583 across all projectors.
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37 Reviews + 6 Awards
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Poor
50
Good Features
63
$77 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
45
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 46?

It has very good expert reviews and great user reviews with 80% of buyers recommending this multimedia projector to others.
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 projectors 2017.
This Sony projector has running costs of $77 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 1,756 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
The VPL-HW55ES has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite quiet noise level
Supports full HD
Quite small bulb power
Very dim projector brightness

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Sony VPL-HW55ES In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Six Industry Awards

This Sony projector is one of the most awarded of all the projectors.

This Sony projector received a "Best Buy" award from website Homecinemachoice.com and it received a "Recommended" award from website Trusted Reviews, confirming their endorsement.

Projectorreviews.com gave this multimedia projector a "Hot Product" award, it received a "Best in Test 6 Star" award from Lydogbilde.no and Ljudochbild.se gave it a "Best in Test" award.

The author at one additional expert review site said that this Sony data projector was very good. This multimedia projector received a "Best in Test 6 Star" award from Lydogbillede.dk.

Good Expert Reviews

Based on 16 expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, tweakers.net and gadgetshow.channel5.com the average expert rating of this Sony multimedia projector is 89 out of 100. If all the projectors are ranked by average expert review score then this Sony data projector is in the top 15%.

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Good Owner Reviews

On average, people who bought this projector rated it as 83 out of 100. 9 reviewers (75% of all reviewers) gave this multimedia projector the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 80% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Sony Has Excellent Reviews for Its Projectors

Based on 628 owner and expert reviews (including 90 verified purchases), Sony has excellent ratings for its data projectors. Sony also has excellent ratings specifically within its projectors range. 92% of those that bought a Sony multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Excellent Product Quality

Four customers who reviewed this projector reckoned that it was good quality.


Value For Money

Not Cheap

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

Price Has Gone Down by $799 (29%)

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Cheaper in the United States Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony VPL-HW55ES and the United States price of $2,000.00 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United Kingdom where the price is £2,799.00 ($2,799.00).

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Features

Quite Small Bulb Power

With a bulb power of only 200 Watts, the VPL-HW55ES has a quite small bulb power compared to most of the other data projectors. The smallest bulb power of projectors is 3.5W and the biggest is 3,000W.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

Across all the data projectors the projector brightnesses range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens. At only 1,700 ANSI lumen, the VPL-HW55ES has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

When compared to other projectors, the Sony VPL-HW55ES's noise level of only 21 decibels is one of the quietest. The average noise level of projectors is 34dB.

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Supports Full HD

The Sony VPL-HW55ES supports full HD, unlike most of the other projectors which do not support full HD.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This projector supports 1 and 080 supported video modes, which is typical of many multimedia projectors.

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1920 X 1080 Resolution

The VPL-HW55ES has a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080. That's over nine times the resolution of a 280 x 800 multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution. In addition, this Sony 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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Has a 3D Glasses Included

The Sony VPL-HW55ES has a 3D glasses included. Most of the other projectors also have a 3D glasses included.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was September 2013 when Sony released the VPL-HW55ES.


Running Costs

OK Running Costs

Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the VPL-HW55ES will cost $77 over 1 year to run, which is typical compared to the other 1,756 projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers audiolab sonytdgpj1c1dc, anthem sonytdgpj1c1dc, sony sonytdgpj1c1dc, audiolab vplhw55es, anthem vplhw55es, sony vplhw55esw
Barcodes 00027242872936, 00027242872943, 00027242872950, 04905524954043, 04905524954067

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