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Sony VPLHW55ES Projector

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1080p (1920x1080) 21dB 1,700 ANSI Lumens Sep 2013
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12 Reasons For

Six Industry Awards

Projector experts really like this projector and have given it six awards.

The experts at two expert review sites liked this multimedia projector. This data projector received a "Recommended" award from Trusted Reviews and it received a "Best Buy" award from Homecinemachoice.com.

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

This multimedia projector received a "Best in Test 6 Star" award from Lydogbillede.dk.

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Expert Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on fifteen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, homecinemachoice.com and whathifi.com this multimedia projector has an overall expert rating of 90 out of 100. That puts this data projector in the top 15% of all the comparable spec data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

Good Owner Reviews

The average owner rating of this projector is 85 out of 100 based on 12 owner reviews.

Sony Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

Sony data projectors have excellent reviews on average and across all multimedia projectors Sony is one of the top rated manufacturers.

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Good Product Quality

Several Sony VPL-HW55ES reviewers reckoned that this projector was good quality. Amazon Customer wrote in their review “Great quality, only thing is big!”. Expert review site Tbreak.ae mentioned in their review of the Sony VPL-HW55ES “With stunning projection quality and a host of advanced image features”.

Acceptable Noise Level

Two customers reckoned that this projector was quiet. Expert website Techradar.com gave the Sony VPL-HW55ES a rating of 5 stars and said “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” in their review of this projector. Expert website Hometheaterhifi.com wrote “That Sony can also keep it whisper quiet when running in high lamp mode, wh” in their review of the Sony VPL-HW55ES.

Good Technical Features

One Sony VPL-HW55ES owner wrote in their reviews that it had good features.

Supports Full HD

The VPL-HW55ES supports full HD. Most of the other multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VPL-HW55ES do not support full HD.

We compared all the other projectors which support full HD to this projector and we think the Epson EH-TW9000[plb_1751108_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Supports 3D

The VPL-HW55ES supports 3D. Most of the other projectors of this age and type also support 3D.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other data projectors which support 3D currently available including the Epson EH-TW9000[plb_1751108_price] which is cheaper.

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1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is the most frequently found projector native resolution on data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This data projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most frequently found AC input voltage on projectors of this spec and age.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The noise levels of similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-HW55ES range from 20dB to 47dB, and the average noise level is 32dB. The noise level of the VPL-HW55ES of only 21 decibels is one of the quietest amongst comparable spec projectors that have been around for around the same time as the VPL-HW55ES.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The VPL-HW55ES does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the VPL-HW55ES which have a built-in speaker(s).

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most data projectors that came out around the same time as the VPL-HW55ES do not support wi-Fi. The VPL-HW55ES is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The Sony VPL-HW55ES has one of the dimmer projector brightnesss (only 1,700 ANSI lumen) amongst similar spec multimedia projectors of this age. The dimmest projector brightness of data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years is 300 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 9,200 ANSI lumens.

If you are looking for a data projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might want to consider the Epson EH-TW9000[plb_1751108_price] (2,400 ANSI lumens and cheaper).

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Heavy

At 9.6 kilograms, the Sony VPL-HW55ES is quite heavy compared to most of the other data projectors of this age and type. The weights of data projectors that were released around the same time as the VPL-HW55ES range from 2.2g to 26kg, and the average weight is 5kg.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This projector has been on the market for over three years.

Specification

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3D Glasses Included

6 Awards

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Expert Reviews

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22 May 2015

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. This device is a...

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. This device is a...

24 February 2015

Price: $4,485 From: Sony Critical specs: SXRD Technology | resolution 1,920 x 1,080 | 1.6:1 zoom ratio | up to 5,000h lamp life | horizontal and vertical lens shift |At just under five grand,... Read more…

19 March 2014

We're very impressed by this Sony. Its clean, sharp, natural picture is nothing short of stunning.If you're considering a projector anywhere near £3000, you really must have a good look at this...

Sony?s VPLHW55ES might not have the most glamourous name, but it?s capable of beaming a huge image from 40-inches to 300 - is that enough for it to take first prize this week? Hit play to find out... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 6 December 2015 by Amazon Customer
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Great quality, only thing is big!

Reviewed 5 May 2015 by PistNBrke

Projector is okay but never received my free replacement lamp...

Reviewed 22 December 2014 by Iluvmovies420

Such an expensive projector priced at $4k, and 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. infact i would give... Read more…

Reviewed 31 October 2014 by Anonymous
Anonymous would recommend the Sony VPL-HW55ES

I bought this unit because of the excellent reviews of the slightly older unit, and because of the Sony brand. Excellent image quality and noiseless performance...

Reviewed 31 October 2014 by Jamg
Jamg would recommend the Sony VPL-HW55ES

I bought this unit because of the excellent reviews of the slightly older unit, and because of the Sony brand. Excellent image quality and noiseless performance...

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Electricity cost when switched on $72.63
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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 audiolab vplhw55, audiolab vplhw55e, audiolab vplhw55es, sony sonytdgpj1c1dc, audiolab sonytdgpj1c1, audiolab sonytdgpj1c1d, audiolab sonytdgpj1c1dc
Barcodes 00027242872936, 00027242872950, 04905524954043, 04905524954067

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