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

Six Industry Awards

This data projector has received six awards from expert review sites.

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

Projectorreviews.com gave this data 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.

Lydogbillede.dk gave this Sony projector a "Best in Test 6 Star" award.

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Excellent Expert Reviews

Based on fifteen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, homecinemachoice.com and whathifi.com the average expert rating of this Sony data projector is 90 out of 100. That puts this multimedia projector in the top 17% of all the projectors of a similar spec and age.

Owner Reviews Are Good

People who bought this data projector rated this multimedia projector 85 out of 100 on average.

Sony Has Good Projector Reviews

We checked 249 user and expert reviews for Sony projectors and found that on average Sony has good reviews. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically within its projectors range.

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Good Product Quality

A number of Sony VPL-HW55ES owners said in their reviews that it was good quality. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Great quality, only thing is big!” in their review of the Sony VPL-HW55ES. Tbreak.ae gave it a score of 4 stars and mentioned three years ago “With stunning projection quality and a host of advanced image features” in their review of this projector.

Acceptable Noise Level

Several Sony VPL-HW55ES reviewers reckoned that the Sony VPL-HW55ES was quiet. Techradar.com wrote on expert review site Techradar “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 Sony VPL-HW55ES review. Two years ago expert website Hometheaterhifi.com wrote “That Sony can also keep it whisper quiet when running in high lamp mode, wh” in their review.

Reasonably Priced

One Sony VPL-HW55ES reviewer considered that the Sony VPL-HW55ES was good value for money. Expert website Techlife.net rated it 4 stars and said “Vertical lens shift |At just under five grand, this is actually one of Sony's more affordable home theatre p”.

Good Technical Features

One customer thought it had good features.

Supports Full HD Projection

The Sony VPL-HW55ES supports Full HD projection, unlike most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VPL-HW55ES which do not support Full HD projection.

We compared all the other projectors which support Full HD projection to this multimedia projector and we think cheaper projectors such as the Sony VPL-HW50ES[plb_1471582_price], and the Epson EH-TW9000[plb_1751108_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports 3D Image Projection

The Sony VPL-HW55ES supports 3D image projection. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as the VPL-HW55ES also support 3D image projection.

We compared this projector to all the other data projectors which support 3D image projection and we think the Sony VPL-HW50ES[plb_1471582_price], and the Epson EH-TW9000[plb_1751108_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution

This projector has a native projector resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is the most commonly found native projector resolution on projectors that are a comparable age to it.

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Two HDMI Ports

Most comparable spec data projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-HW55ES have between one and three HDMI ports, including the VPL-HW55ES which has two HDMI ports.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many similar spec data projectors that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

At only 21 decibels, the Sony VPL-HW55ES has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other data projectors that were released more than two years ago. The average noise level of projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-HW55ES is 32dB, and the noise levels range from 20dB to 47dB.

There are a number of other 21dB noise level projectors currently available which you might want to consider including cheaper data projectors such as the Sony VPL-HW50ES[plb_1471582_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-HW55ES does not have a built-in speaker. Most of the other multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago also do not have a built-in speaker.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Sony VPL-HW55ES does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the VPL-HW55ES also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

At only 1,700 ANSI lumen, the VPL-HW55ES has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to the VPL-HW55ES. The average projector brightness of comparable spec data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VPL-HW55ES is 2,900 ANSI lumens.

Alternative 1,700 ANSI lumens brightness multimedia projectors currently available that you might want to consider include the Sony VPL-HW50ES[plb_1471582_price] which is cheaper.

If you would prefer a projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might want to look at the Epson EH-TW9000[plb_1751108_price] (2,400 ANSI lumens) which is also cheaper.

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Pricey

The price range of projectors of this age and type is from £134 to £18,999. We think that this multimedia projector looks expensive compared to other projectors of this age and type.

Heavy

The weights of comparable spec data projectors that have been available for more than two years range from 2.7g to 26kg, and the average weight is 6.2kg. With a weight of 9.6 kilograms, the Sony VPL-HW55ES is one of the heavier projectors of this type and age amongst data projectors of this age.

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OK Running Costs

The VPL-HW55ES is typical compared to the other 102 data projectors of this type and age that we have looked at for 1 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the VPL-HW55ES is £97.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This multimedia projector was released over three years ago.

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6 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(17)
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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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 sony vplhw55, sony vplhw55e, sony vplhw55es, sony vplhw55esw, audiolab vplhw55, audiolab vplhw55e, audiolab vplhw55es, audiolab sonytdgpj1c1, audiolab sonytdgpj1c1d, audiolab sonytdgpj1c1dc
Barcodes 00027242872936, 00027242872950, 04905524954043, 04905524954067

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