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Sony VPLHW55ES

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Sony VPLHW55ES

$3,195.00
Sony VPL-HW55ES
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A multi award winning and very economical to run 1080p 3D data projector, with a reasonable price and a stunningly quiet 21dB noise level
21dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 120000:1 Yes Sep 2013
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Sony VPL-HW55ES Review

With excellent reviews and low running costs, we have ranked the Sony VPL-HW55ES number 422 across all projectors.
96
Reviews
37 Reviews + 6 Awards
70
Value for Money
Good
83
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Running Costs
$56 Over 5 Years
80
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 80?

It has very good expert reviews and very good user reviews with 80% of buyers recommending this 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 data projectors 2018.
This Sony projector has running costs of $56 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,027 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
The VPL-HW55ES has some great features:
1920 x 1080 (1080p) resolution
\\Sharper, smoother motion: motionflow creates extra images between the original frames: you ll see every detail and less blur, even in fast-moving scenes
\\Precision alignment: electronic panel alignment adjusts the blue and red elements in each pixel for precise colour and clarity
\\Flexible installation: with a wider vertical lens shift range than our other 3d home cinema projectors, there are greater options for installation
\\Finer tuning: make gamma adjustments to image brightness according to the light in the room or the on-screen picture: 11 modes available
\\Low fan noise: an advanced cooling system keeps projector noise to a minimum
\\Automatic 2d and 3d modes: the projector automatically recognises 2d or 3d content. you can pre-select specific settings, like cinema mode and colour settings
\\Built-in IR 3d transmitter: IR 3d glasses synchronise with the built-in transmitter, no need for cables
\\Intelligent lamp system: dynamic lamp control syncs with 3d glasses to boost brightness and create greater visual impact; also maximises lamp efficiency
\\Crystal clear, with minimal crosstalk: SXRD panels reproduce up to 240 frames per minute, for super-sharp images, and synchronise with 3d glasses for minimal ghosting
\\Go wireless: ditch the cables with an optional wireless HDMI kit: connects wirelessly to blu-ray disc player, games console, and more
Quieter than average noise level
3D that jumps out at you: compatible with the latest RF transmitter for better range and stability (rf glasses/emitter are optional accessories)
\\Automatic contrast adjustment: A contrast enhancer uses advanced iris3 technology to automatically adjust light and dark areas in every shot
\\Brighter than before: at 1,700 lumens, it\'s much brighter than our other 3d models, producing clearer images and faithful colour even in well-lit rooms
\\Greater detail: with a dynamic contrast ratio of 120,000:1, blacks and whites are optimised for finer detail, even in dark scenes
\ resolution on a bigger scale: get closer to the 1080p original and see more details and colours in your movies with reality creation, our intelligent resolution technology
Go far beyond the reach of TV
Supports 3D
Higher than average contrast ratio (typical)
\\Manually adjust colour, hue, and brightness: real colour processing (version 2) allows you to select a target on the projected picture for finer adjustments

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Sony VPL-HW55ES In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $3,195.00 it is more expensive than 85% of data projectors.

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We found a cheaper price for the Sony VPL-HW55ES of £2,499.00 ($2,499.00) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $696.00.

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Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The average 5 year running cost of the VPL-HW55ES is $56 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 2,027 multimedia projectors.

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Features

1920 X 1080 (1080p) Resolution

The VPL-HW55ES has a 1920 x 1080 (1080p) projector native resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 800 resolution found on most data projectors. Across all projectors the worst resolution is 640 x 360 (nHD) and the best is 4096 x 2400 (4K).

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The VPL-HW55ES's noise level of only 21dB is very quiet compared to most other data projectors. It is quieter than 99% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The noise levels of projectors range from 20dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The average contrast ratio (typical) of all data projectors is 27,000, with the lowest being 1.5 and the highest being 2,500,000. The VPL-HW55ES's contrast ratio (typical) of 120,000 is very high compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is higher than 97% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The Sony VPL-HW55ES's projector brightness of only 1,700 ANSI lumens is in the dimmest 9% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature. Data projectors have projector brightnesses of between 100 ANSI lumens and 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Supports 3D

The VPL-HW55ES supports 3D. 59% of data projectors do not support 3D.

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Average Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the VPL-HW55ES of 5,000h is relatively standard compared to most other data projectors. It is in the longest 57% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The VPL-HW55ES has a handheld remote control, as do 80% of data projectors.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The average bulb power of all projectors is 250W, with the smallest being 15W and the biggest being 840W. The Sony VPL-HW55ES's bulb power of only 200W is smaller than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is in the smallest 22% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Full HD

The Sony VPL-HW55ES supports full HD. 63% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Has a 3D Glasses Included

The Sony VPL-HW55ES has a 3D glasses included. 97% of data projectors do not have a 3D glasses included.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

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Barcodes:

00027242872936, 00027242872950, 04905524954043, 04905524954067

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