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Sony VPLHW55ES Projector

$2,799.00
120000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 21dB Sep 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date $75.41 Electricity cost over 5 years
Six industry awards
Acceptable noise level
Not robust
28 Reviews + 6 Awards
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Reviews

Six Industry Awards

This data projector is one of the most highly awarded of all the projectors of this age and spec.

Two expert review sites thought that this projector was good. This Sony projector received a Trusted Reviews "Recommended" award and it received a "Best Buy" award from review website Homecinemachoice.com who wrote it was was good.

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

The expert at one more expert review site wrote that this projector was good. This data projector received a "Best in Test 6 Star" award from Lydogbillede.dk.

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

Based on fifteen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, techradar.com/au/ and homecinemachoice.com the average expert rating of this data projector is 90%.

User Reviews Are Good

Based on 12 user reviews this projector has an average user rating of 85%. 9 reviewers (81% of all reviewers) gave this data projector the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 78% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Sony Has Excellent Projector Reviews

We checked 502 expert and owner reviews (including 65 verified purchases) for Sony data projectors and found that on average Sony has excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Sony has excellent ratings specifically within its 120000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors range. 91% of those that bought a Sony projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Five people wrote in their reviews that it was quiet. Techradar.com said two years ago “If high-quality projection with 3D capabilities are what you're after, you should buy the Sony VPL-HW55ES – a projector so quiet you'll hardly even notice it's running” . Expert review site Hometheaterhifi.com mentioned “That Sony can also keep it whisper quiet when running in high lamp mode, wh” in their Sony VPL-HW55ES review. An anonymous author said on Walmart.com three years ago “It is almost silent on the low lamp setting”.

One owner who reviewed this projector thought it was noisy. Westernwarrior wrote on Walmart.com “It has almost no fan noise with a quick cool down”.

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Design

Good Product Quality

Four people reckoned that it was good quality. Expert review site Tbreak.ae rated it 7 stars and said “With stunning projection quality and a host of advanced image features”. Two years ago Amazon Customer said “Great quality, only thing is big!”. An anonymous reviewer wrote in her review of the Sony VPL-HW55ES on Walmart.com “Excellent image quality and noiseless performance”.

Not Robust

One owner who purchased this projector considered that it was easy to damage or scratch. Rodniha mentioned three years ago “Because it operates so quietly compared to my previous projector, I thought it was broken when I first installed it! Blacks are true blacks” in their review of the Sony VPL-HW55ES.


Good Picture Quality

One owner who bought it concluded that it had good picture quality.

Good 3D Picture Quality

Two owners who bought the product reckoned that it had a good 3D picture quality. Iluvmovies420 wrote in their Sony VPL-HW55ES review on Walmart.com “Then miser sony provides only 1 3d free glasses with it? Unless you have money to throw away, no way should one buy this product” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Burbankbobby wrote “The resolution of this projector is incredible and the 3D image is amazing” in their Sony VPL-HW55ES review.


Features

Good Technical Features

One person who purchased this projector said that it had good features.


Video

Supports Full HD

The VPL-HW55ES supports full HD, as do most of the other 120000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to this data projector.

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Networking

Has an Ethernet LAN

The VPL-HW55ES has an Ethernet LAN. Most of the other multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to this projector do not have an Ethernet LAN.

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Packaging Content

Has a 3D Glasses Included

The VPL-HW55ES has a 3D glasses included. Most of the other data projectors of a similar age and type to this data projector also have a 3D glasses included.

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Performance

Very Quiet Noise Level

With a noise level of only 21 decibels, the Sony VPL-HW55ES has one of the quieter noise levels amongst projectors of this age. Across all the multimedia projectors of this spec and age the noise levels range from 21dB to 34dB, and the average noise level is 27dB.

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Support

Poor Technical Guidance

One person concluded that this projector did not have good technical guidance. Westernwarrior mentioned in their review of this projector “Before he knew it my husband had sucked the flimsy foam filter into the vacuum hose (a warning in the manual would have been nice”.


Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

Like most of the other 120000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to this projector, the Sony VPL-HW55ES does not have a DVI port.

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Lamps

Very Small Bulb Power

The smallest bulb power of comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to this projector is 200W and the biggest is 230W. At only 200 Watts, the Sony VPL-HW55ES has a fairly small bulb power compared to most of the other 120000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to this projector.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the VPL-HW55ES in April 2017.


Projector

1080p (1920x1080) Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is the most commonly found projector native resolution on multimedia projectors of this age and spec.

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Average Projector Brightness

At 1,700 ANSI lumen, the Sony VPL-HW55ES has a fairly standard projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors of this age and spec.

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Product Identifiers

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

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