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Sony VPL-FHZ55
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Sony VPL-FHZ55 Projector

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8000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 40dB 4,000 ANSI Lumens Jun 2013
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See things in a new light with the world's first 3LCD laser projector The VPL-FHZ55 is the world's first 3LCD laser projector, delivering game-changing performance and reliability in... More
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10 Reasons For

Four Industry Awards

This projector is one of the most awarded of all the multimedia projectors of this type and age.

This 8000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projector was given a "Recommended" award by both Techradar and Techradar.com/au/, both of which concluded that this data projector was good.

The reviewers at two additional expert review sites both thought that this multimedia projector was good. This data projector received a "Hot Product" award from Projectorreviews.com and it received a "Great Quality" award from Benchmark.pl.

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Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on four expert reviews from sites including Techradar, techradar.com/au/, dobreprogramy.pl and benchmark.pl this data projector has an overall expert rating of 88%.

Sony Has Good Multimedia Projector Reviews

Projectors from Sony have an average rating of 89%, which is in the top 16% of all multimedia projector brands that we have analysed.

Good Picture Quality

One Sony VPL-FHZ55 reviewer who purchased the product mentioned that it had good colour saturation. Projectorreviews.com mentioned “Excellent color saturation overall image with any resolution”.

Good High Def TV

One Sony VPL-FHZ55 reviewer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Projectorreviews.com said “Full HD, resolution” in their review.

Good Size

One Sony VPL-FHZ55 owner who reviewed this projector wrote that it was heavy. Techradar.com mentioned “The first thing to notice, though, is that this is a weighty product, designed for semi-permanent installations in educational” in their review of this projector.

Supports Full HD Projection

The Sony VPL-FHZ55 supports Full HD projection, which is unusual. Most of the other multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago do not support Full HD projection.

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution

The Sony VPL-FHZ55 has a maximum resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of a WXGA (1280x800) data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. Comparable spec projectors that were launched around the same time as the VPL-FHZ55 native projector resolutions range from VGA (640x480) to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution supported by the Sony VPL-FHZ55 is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's 20% more resolution than a 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) data projector, which is the most common resolution supported by projectors of a comparable age and type to the VPL-FHZ55. The best resolution of all projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-FHZ55 is 4096 x 2160 and the worst is 640 x 400.

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Very Long Lamp Service Life

The shortest lamp service life of projectors of a comparable spec and age to the VPL-FHZ55 is 2,500h and the longest is 20,000h. When compared to other multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to the VPL-FHZ55 that we have checked the lamp service life of, the VPL-FHZ55's lamp service life of 20,000 hours is one of the longest.

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8 Reasons Against

£246.68 Price Increase

In the last 27 days the price of the VPL-FHZ55 has increased by £246.68.

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The VPL-FHZ55 does not support 3D image projection, unlike most of the other data projectors of this type and age which support 3D image projection.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the VPL-FHZ55 do not support WiFi connectivity. The VPL-FHZ55 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port

The VPL-FHZ55 is a one VGA (D-Sub) port data projector.

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Very Loud Noise Level

The VPL-FHZ55 has one of the loudest noise levels (40 decibels) amongst similar spec multimedia projectors of this age. The quietest noise level of 8000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the VPL-FHZ55 is 33dB and the loudest is 40dB.

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Heavy

The VPL-FHZ55 is fairly heavy (11 kilograms) compared to most of the other 8000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years. The weights of projectors of this age and spec range from 2.2kg to 22kg.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level in Economy Mode

Across all the data projectors of this type and age the noise levels in economy mode range from 29dB to 35dB, and the average noise level in economy mode is 33dB. The VPL-FHZ55 has a fairly loud noise level in economy mode (35 decibels) compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been around for a similar time to the VPL-FHZ55.

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Pricey

After checking the price of projectors of this age and spec they range in price from £456 to £8,693. We think that this 8000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projector looks expensive compared to other projectors of this age and spec.

2 Other reasons to consider the Sony VPL-FHZ55

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Sony released the VPL-FHZ55.

Average Projector Brightness

The Sony VPL-FHZ55 has a pretty standard projector brightness (4,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other data projectors of this spec and age.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Vertical Keystone Correction
Zoom Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Focus Mode
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
BNC Input Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Component Video in Port
PC Audio Input
D-Sub PC in Port
DC-In Jack
Composite Video in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
On Screen Display Language
On Screen Display
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Storage Range
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
User Guide
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Included
AC Adapter Included
Cable Included
Other Features
HDMI

4 Awards

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Expert Reviews

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4 February 2014

Projectorreviews.com

This Sony laser projector was one of the most talked about this year at the trade shows. Sony produces excellent color, from a long life laser engine.The Sony VPL-FHZ55 is a high brightness (4000... Read more…

Very good brightness with a 20 000 hour light source life
Excellent color saturation overall image with any resolution
Excellent warranty support via OnTime Support program
Edge blending for multiple projector display
Picturebypicture allows for t
Maximum brightness is only available with a computer source
Has dust filter that must be maintained and replaced
Very large and heavy
No automatic keystone
Jerky lens shift system
6 December 2013

While it's the lack of lamp changes that will tempt many corporate buyers, the VPL-FHZ55 will delight as a semi-permanent installation projector. Its plethora of ins and outs, as well as some...

Techradar

6 December 2013

We liked The lens shift pads in particular make the VPL-FHZ55 reasonably easy to install, while the sheer number of ins and outs is impressive. Get more The latest computing news and features from...

Techradar.com/au/

12 July 2013

Sony calls the VPL-FHZ55 the world's first 3LCD laser projector.It uses blue laser as a light source and is one of the brightest single chassis laser projectors in the market with its ability to... Read more…

22 January 2014

Testowany model to nowoczesny, ale bardzo drogi projektor. Poniewa? jest w stanie generowa? du?y, jasny obraz o wysokiej rozdzielczo?ci (1920 x 1200 pikseli), przeznaczony jest bardziej do biznesu... Read more…

10 September 2013

Sony VPL-FHZ55 WUXGA 3LCD to projektor do sal konferencyjnych i zastosowa? komercyjnych. Oczywi?cie nic nie stoi na przeszkodzie, by stosowa? go w domu, jednak jego rozmiary i zw?aszcza cena...

Benchmark.pl

22 August 2013

Sony VPL-FHZ55 to projektor pod ka?dym wzgl?dem imponuj?cy. To pierwsza konstrukcja tego producenta wykonana w technologii 3LCD z laserowym ?ród?em ?wiat?a, napakowana po brzegi wszelkimi... Read more…

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony vplfhz55, sony vplfhz55b, sony vplfhz55w
Barcodes 00012302350332, 00027242868472, 04053162599253, 04905524936025

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