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Sony VPLFHZ55W

£2,162.82
£1,916.14 £246.68 cheaper than 20 days ago
benchmark.pl Great Quality techradar.com/au/ Recommended Techradar Recommended
An award winning 8000:1 1920 x 1080 data projector with adequate features but a price that represents not very good value for money
8000:1 1080p (1920x1080) No 40dB Jun 2013
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Sony VPL-FHZ55 Review

With excellent reviews but average features, we have ranked the Sony VPL-FHZ55 number 720 across all projectors.
90
4 Reviews + 3 Awards
19
Poor
54
Average Features
35
4 Years Old
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Overall Score
49
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 49?

It has very good 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 Benchmark.pl. Sony projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer multimedia projectors with better features are available. However this Sony projector has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest projectors 2017.
The VPL-FHZ55 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly long service life of lamp
1920 x 1080 resolution
Quite loud noise level
Does not have a built-in speaker

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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 £1,872.16 to £1,916.14 in the last 20 days. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes back up.
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Sony VPL-FHZ55 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Three Industry Awards

Amongst projectors, this multimedia projector is one of the most highly awarded by expert review sites.

Two expert review sites both concluded that they would recommend this Sony projector. This was from Techradar and Techradar.com/au/ who gave it an "Recommended".

One other expert review site said that this multimedia projector was very good. This was from Benchmark.pl who gave it an "Great Quality".

Good Expert Reviews

Based on four expert reviews from sites including Techradar, benchmark.pl, dobreprogramy.pl and techradar.com/au/ this projector has an average expert rating of 88%. This puts this multimedia projector in the top 16% of all the projectors when ranked by average expert review score.

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Sony Has Excellent Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors

Based on 962 expert and user reviews (including 145 verified purchases), Sony has excellent ratings for its data projectors. 92% of those that bought a Sony projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old, and at £1,916.14 it is more expensive than 82% of projectors.

Price Has Gone Down by £247 (11%)

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Features

Quite Loud Noise Level

The VPL-FHZ55's noise level of 40dB is in the loudest 4% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature. Across all the data projectors the noise levels range from 10dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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1920 X 1080 Resolution

The VPL-FHZ55 has a higher resolution than most projectors. This projector has a 1920 x 1080 resolution, whereas most projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution. In addition, this multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). Across all projectors the worst resolution is 280 x 800 and the best is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the VPL-FHZ55 of 20,000h is quite long compared to most other projectors. It is in the longest 12% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature. The average service life of lamp of all multimedia projectors is 6,800h, with the shortest being 20h and the longest being 40,000h.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-FHZ55 does not have a built-in speaker. 76% of projectors do have a built-in speaker.

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Supports Full HD

The Sony VPL-FHZ55 supports full HD, unlike 64% of projectors which do not support full HD.

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Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the VPL-FHZ55 of 4,000 ANSI lumens is fairly typical compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 70% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Has a DVI Port

The VPL-FHZ55 has a DVI port. 88% of projectors do not have a DVI port.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

Sony released the VPL-FHZ55 in June 2013.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony vplfhz55b, sony vplfhz55w
Barcodes 00012302350332, 00027242868465, 00027242868472, 04053162599253, 04905524936025

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