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Sony VPL-FHZ55
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An award winning and good spec moderate noise level 1080p multimedia projector, with average running costs but representing only average value for money
40dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 8000:1 No Jun 2013
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Sony VPL-FHZ55 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Sony VPL-FHZ55 number 955 across all projectors.
4 Reviews + 3 Awards
Value for Money
Good Features
4 Years Old
Running Costs
£98 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 72?

It has great expert reviews with an average expert rating of 88%. This projector has received three awards including a "Recommended" award from Techradar plus one other site and an industry award from Epson data projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer projectors with better features are available. However this Sony projector has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest projectors 2018.
The VPL-FHZ55 has running costs of £98 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,022 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving data projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1920 x 1080 (1080p) resolution
Enjoy supreme installation flexibility: position the projector freely at any angle or its side or even upside down.<br> create super-size displays with edge blending
Projector brightness is gradually reduced automatically if there's no input signal, or after a pre-set time cutting power consumption and saving energy bills.<br> auto brightness
Just push the ECO MODE button on the projector or remote commander to instantly access a range of energy-saving settings.<br> auto dimming
Get a clear view of digital medical images for training and other non-diagnostic applications. nb: conforms to GSDF (grayscale standard display function) medical standards for DICOM (digital imaging and communications in medicine).<br> save energy at the touch of a button
Project images from two inputs at the same time: ideal for applications like video conferencing and medical training where two images need to be seen simultaneously.<br> DICOM GSDF simulation mode
Easily correct image geometry for natural-looking projections even on convex or concave surfaces. corner and edge correction can be easily adjusted with the supplied remote and on-screen menu.<br> project side by side
Seamlessly join accurately colour-matched images from multiple projectors, simplifying creation of stunning super-size displays for retail, corporate and live event applications.<br> project onto non-flat surfaces with image warping
Generous zoom, throw and lens shift adjustments give more flexibility for positioning the projector where you need it: close to ceilings, near the screen or even horizontally offset. extend throw ratio even further with a choice of optional lenses.<br> 360 free-angle installation capability
Brighter than average projector brightness
Bring new levels of impact and excitement to any presentation. sparkling highlights are brighter and whiter, complemented by incredibly deep, rich blacks and lowlights.<br> wide lens shift, zoom and throw ratio
See the finest detail in PC presentations, videos or multimedia signage with WUXGA (1920 x 1200) 16:10 resolution.<br> up to 8,000:1 contrast ratio
Add more detail, impact and realism to presentations with high 4000 lumen brightness. get your message across clearly, even when ambient light levels are high.<br> crisp, detail-packed WUXGA resolution images
The advanced laser light source offers a typical 20,000 hours operation without maintenance or replacement, reducing lifetime running costs compared with traditional projectors. synchronised (20,000 hours) filter replacement cycles keep the projector in peak operating condition while reducing maintenance trips even further.<br> clear, bright, punchy presentations in any lighting conditions
In a world first, sony combines a highly efficient laser light source with 3lcd brightera technology. this unique combination delivers exceptionally bright, high contrast pictures with excellent colour accuracy and stability, plus high efficiency and significantly greater durability for reduced lifetime ownership costs.<br> up to 20,000 hours operation with virtually no maintenance
Laser output power adjusts automatically depending on picture content, saving energy when dark scenes are being projected.<br> power saving picture mute
Does not have a built-in speaker
Louder than average noise level

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up. The price has dropped from £1,905.84 to £1,815.01 in the last 64 days. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes back up.
There is a 52% chance that the price will go up. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go down. Get Price Alerts.

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Reviews Summary

Three Industry Awards

Experts in projectors rave about this multimedia projector and have given it three awards.

The writers at two expert review sites both concluded that they would recommend this Sony multimedia projector. This was from Techradar and who gave it an "Recommended".

One other expert review site thought that this data projector was very good. This was from who gave it an "Great Quality".

Good Expert Reviews

Based on four expert reviews from sites including Techradar,, and this projector has an average expert rating of 88 out of 100. The multimedia projector expert review sites think this multimedia projector is one of the better projectors.

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Very Good Brand

Based on 712 expert and user reviews (including 107 verified purchases), Sony has very good ratings for its projectors. 92% of those that bought a Sony data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but average features and is over 6 months old, and at £1,815.01 it is more expensive than 81% of projectors.

Price Has Gone Down by £237 (12%)

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony VPL-FHZ55 and the United Kingdom price of £1,815.01 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $2,499.99 (£3,440.74).

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Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The VPL-FHZ55 has an average running cost of £98 over 5 years based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market since June 2013.


1920 X 1080 (1080p) Resolution

The VPL-FHZ55 has a 1920 x 1080 (1080p) projector native resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 800 resolution found on most projectors. The resolution of all projectors ranges from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Louder Than Average Noise Level

The VPL-FHZ55's noise level of 40dB is louder than 97% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The average noise level of all projectors is 34dB, with the quietest being 20dB and the loudest being 93dB.

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The VPL-FHZ55's contrast ratio (typical) of 8,000 is fairly typical compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is higher than 59% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

The Sony VPL-FHZ55's projector brightness of 4,000 ANSI lumens is brighter than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is brighter than 72% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The average projector brightness of all projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 100 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens.

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Longer Than Average Service Life of Lamp

The average service life of lamp of all projectors is 7,000h, with the shortest being 200h and the longest being 50,000h. The service life of lamp of the Sony VPL-FHZ55 of 20,000h is longer than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the longest 14% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Sony VPL-FHZ55 does not have a built-in speaker. 77% of projectors do have a built-in speaker.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Sony VPL-FHZ55 has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Supports Full HD

The Sony VPL-FHZ55 supports full HD, which is unusual. 63% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Has a DVI Port

The VPL-FHZ55 has a DVI port, unlike 90% of projectors which do not have a DVI port.

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Product Identifiers


04053162599253, 04905524936025

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