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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 multimedia projector has received four awards from experts.

This projector received a "Recommended" from both Techradar and Techradar.com/au/, both of which said that this Sony projector was good.

Projectorreviews.com gave this multimedia projector a "Hot Product" award and Benchmark.pl gave it a "Great Quality" award.

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Good Expert Reviews

Four experts from sites including Techradar, techradar.com/au/, dobreprogramy.pl and benchmark.pl have rated this data projector on average 88%.

Sony Has Excellent Projector Reviews

On average Sony multimedia projectors are rated 89%, which is in the top 10% of all data projector manufacturers that we have assessed.

Good Picture Quality

One customer who reviewed it said that it had good colour saturation. Projectorreviews.com said in their review of the Sony VPL-FHZ55 “Excellent color saturation overall image with any resolution”.

Good High Def TV

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

Good Size

One customer thought this projector was heavy. Techradar.com mentioned on expert website Techradar “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

Unlike most of the other 8000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago which do not support full HD, the Sony VPL-FHZ55 supports full HD.

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1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the Sony VPL-FHZ55 is 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of the most frequently found projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800). The worst resolution of all data projectors that were released more than two years ago is VGA (640x480) and the best is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The VPL-FHZ55 supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's 20% more resolution than a 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) projector, which is the most common resolution supported by multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to the VPL-FHZ55. The resolution of all projectors of this age and spec ranges from 640 x 400 to 4096 x 2160.

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp

The VPL-FHZ55 has a very long service life of lamp (20,000 hours) compared to most of the other data projectors of this spec and age. The service life of lamps of projectors of a comparable age and spec to the VPL-FHZ55 range from 2,500h to 20,000h.

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7 Reasons Against

Price Has Recently Increased by £311.88

The price of the VPL-FHZ55 has increased by £311.88 in the last 33 days.

Does Not Support 3D

The Sony VPL-FHZ55 does not support 3D, unlike most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to the VPL-FHZ55 which support 3D.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Sony VPL-FHZ55 does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other 8000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the VPL-FHZ55 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

The VPL-FHZ55 is a one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity multimedia projector. Most of the other 8000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-FHZ55 have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Very Loud Noise Level

When compared to other 8000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the VPL-FHZ55, the VPL-FHZ55's noise level of 40 decibels is one of the loudest. Across all the projectors of a comparable age and spec to the VPL-FHZ55 the noise levels range from 33dB to 40dB, and the average noise level is 36dB.

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Heavy

The lightest projector of a comparable type and age to the VPL-FHZ55 is 2.2kg heavy, the heaviest is 22kg, and the average weight is 7.7kg. The VPL-FHZ55 is one of the heavier projectors of this type and age (11 kilograms) amongst similar spec multimedia projectors of this age.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level (economic Mode)

At 35 decibels, the VPL-FHZ55 has a quite loud noise level (economic mode) compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that were released around the same time as the VPL-FHZ55. Similar spec projectors that were released more than two years ago have noise level (economic mode)s of between 29dB and 35dB.

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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

At 4,000 ANSI lumens, the Sony VPL-FHZ55 has a relatively average projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of this age and type.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Zoom Ratio
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
BNC Input Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
PC Audio in
PC in (D-Sub)
DC-In Jack
Composite Video in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
User Guide
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
AC Adapter Included
Cables 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 vplfhz55, vplfhz55w, sony vplfhz55, sony vplfhz55b, sony vplfhz55w
Barcodes 00012302350332, 00027242868465, 00027242868472, 04053162599253, 04905524936025

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