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Sony VPL-HW50ES/W Projector

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1080p (1920x1080) 21dB 1,700 ANSI Lumens Sep 2012
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The VPL-HW50ES/W is Sony's new 3D home cinema projector available in white that includes the very latest technology and delivers a premium home theatre experience.Packed with new innovative... More
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19 Reasons For

Eleven Industry Awards

This projector has received eleven awards from projector experts.

The experts at four expert review sites all decided that this multimedia projector was great. This projector received an "Especially Recommended 6 Star" award from Lydogbilde.no, it received an "Especially Recommended" award from Ljudochbild.se, Lydogbillede.dk gave it an "Especially Recommended 5 Star" award and Avforums.com gave it a "Highly Recommended" award.

This projector received a "Best Buy" from both Homecinemachoice.com and Avmax.tech2.in.com, both of which said that this multimedia projector was good.

The writer at Trusted Reviews wrote that concluded that they would endorse this data projector and gave it their "Recommended" award.

The writers at three other expert review sites all decided that this projector was good. This multimedia projector received a "Highly Rated" award from Projectorcentral.com, it received a "Hot Product" award from Projectorreviews.com and 01net.com gave it a "4 Star" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on twenty expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and T3.com the average expert rating of this multimedia projector is 92%. If all the multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years are ranked by average expert review score then this Sony data projector is in the top 10%.

Good 3D Picture Quality

Some customers who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good 3D picture quality. Four years ago expert review site Consumersearch.com wrote “It's feature rich, too, including 3D that outperforms the competition”. Expert review site Projectorcentral.com said in their review of the Sony VPL-HW50ES “It combines a crisp, detailed 2D image with a nearly flawless 3D image and a light engine that is powerful enough to put both images on some seriously large screens” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Expert website Soundandvision.com said in their review of this projector “Combine brightness with the amazingly deep black levelsits dynamic iris offers, with minimum side effects, together with near spot-on post-calibration color and compelling 3D” and scored it 5 stars.

Excellent Brand

Sony is one of the top rated data projector manufacturers according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Sony also has excellent reviews for its multimedia projectors.

Reasonably Priced

Some Sony VPL-HW50ES owners who purchased the product agreed that it was good value for money. Four years ago Cnet.com mentioned in their review of this projector on expert review site CNET.com “For a fantastic big-screen cinema experience in the home it's a very good value”. Firstpost.com mentioned in their Sony VPL-HW50ES review “3D HD movies look fantastic, great price for what's on offer, attractive design”. Firstpost.com also mentioned “Very good value for this level of image quality”.

Good High Def TV

A number of customers who reviewed this projector agreed that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Whathifi.com mentioned in their review of this projector “Sony has been getting very excited about 4K Ultra High Definition” and gave this projector a score of 5 stars. Expert website T3.com mentioned “The Sony VPL-HW50ES is the brand's third generation Full HD 3D home theatre projector -” in their review of the Sony VPL-HW50ES.

Good Picture Quality

A number of people wrote in their reviews that the Sony VPL-HW50ES had good picture quality. Consumersearch.com said in their Sony VPL-HW50ES review “Color and shadow detail were excellent and black le”. Firstpost.com gave this projector a rating of 5 stars and said “The Sony VPLH 50ES projector produces huge images with excellent black levels, full shadow detail”.

One person who reviewed it concluded that it had good colour saturation.

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Acceptable Noise Level

One customer said in their reviews that it was noisy. Firstpost.com mentioned “3D motion could be better, whining noise with some 3D glasses settings, no lens memory” in their review. One Sony VPL-HW50ES reviewer reckoned that this projector was quiet. Four years ago Firstpost.com mentioned “Quiet operation”.

Easy to Use

One Sony VPL-HW50ES reviewer who bought it reckoned that it had a good experience. One Sony VPL-HW50ES owner who purchased it wrote that it was easy to setup. Firstpost.com wrote “Looks smart, easy to setup, brilliant detail”.

Nice Design

One customer said in their reviews that it was a good design.

Robust

One person wrote that the product was well made. Firstpost.com said “Solid color performance” and rated the product 5 stars.

Supports Full HD

The VPL-HW50ES supports full HD, unlike most of the other data projectors that have been around for more than two years which do not support full HD.

We compared all the other multimedia projectors which support full HD to this projector and we think because of it's better review score, the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub[plb_2301495_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports 3D

The Sony VPL-HW50ES supports 3D, as do most of the other similar spec projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is typical of many multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Sony VPL-HW50ES supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's over six times the resolution of the most common supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA). The resolution of all multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the VPL-HW50ES ranges from 640 x 480 (VGA) to 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Resolution

The biggest native resolution of the VPL-HW50ES is 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the native resolution of the most common native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

A 1080p (1920x1080) native resolution is actually the best native resolution amongst all comparable spec multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the VPL-HW50ES.

A SVGA (800x600) native resolution is the worst native resolution amongst comparable types of projector.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The VPL-HW50ES is a two HDMI ports quantity projector.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This data projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on projectors of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The quietest noise level of data projectors of this age and type is 20dB and the loudest is 47dB. The noise level of the Sony VPL-HW50ES of only 21 decibels is one of the quietest amongst data projectors of this age and type.

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5 Reasons Against

Inferior Remote Control

One person who purchased the Sony VPL-HW50ES concluded that it did not have a good remote control. Firstpost.com mentioned in their Sony VPL-HW50ES review “Focus, zoom and lens shift aren't remote controlled”.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

Most of the other projectors that have been available for around the same time as the VPL-HW50ES have a built-in speaker(s), however the Sony VPL-HW50ES does not have a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of alternative multimedia projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might want to look at including the Optoma HD25-LV[plb_1883129_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Sony VPL-HW50ES does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other data projectors of this spec and age also do not support wi-Fi.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The VPL-HW50ES has a fairly dim projector brightness (only 1,700 ANSI lumen) compared to most of the other projectors of a similar type and age to the VPL-HW50ES. Multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago have projector brightnesss of between 300 ANSI lumens and 9,200 ANSI lumens.

If this data projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might want to look at the Optoma HD25-LV[plb_1883129_price] (2,000 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Heavy

The weights of multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago range from 2.2g to 26kg. At 9.6 kilograms, the VPL-HW50ES is fairly heavy compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to the VPL-HW50ES.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony VPL-HW50ES/W

Running Costs Are OK

The average running cost of the VPL-HW50ES is £97 over 1 year based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 118 data projectors of this spec and age.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this multimedia projector was released.

Specification

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11 Awards

soundandvision.com Top Pick 01net.com 4 Star ljudochbild.se Especially Recommended homecinemachoice.com Best Buy Lydogbilde.no Especially Recommended 6 Star lydogbillede.dk Especially Recommended 5 Star avforums.com Highly Recommended projectorreviews.com Hot Product Trusted Reviews Recommended projectorcentral.com Highly Rated avmax.tech2.in.com Best Buy

Expert Reviews

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Firstpost.com

21 October 2013

Sony and display solutions go hand in hand. Since a long time, Sony has been supplying end users with home display solutions in the form of televisions.  But for some of our brethren, a display... Read more…

2D and 3D HD movies look fantastic, great price for what's on offer, attractive design
Great brightness, black levels
Solid color performance
Nearsilent operation
The Sony VPLH 50ES projector produces huge images with excellent black levels, full shadow detail, and referencequality colors
3D motion could be better, whining noise with some 3D glasses settings, no lens memory
Reality Creation can stumble with certain sources
More digital noise than competitors
Manual controls for focus, zoom, lens shift
Somewhat more expensive than the comparably performing JVC DLA 35
21 October 2013

Priced at Rs 2.8 lakh, the Sony HW50ES is one of the best projectors that we have got in this price range. It boasts of great looks, easy setup procedure and an absolutely low-maintenance design....

Avmax.tech2.in.com

12 September 2013

Homecinemachoice.com

It's been quite a year for Sony. The Japanese brand has set new standards in the TV world, and introduced a whole new product category with its 4K TVs and projectors. And now it's continuing this... Read more…

Deep blacks and terrific color make the Sony VPL-HW50ES video projector a top choice for a top-shelf home theater. It's feature rich, too, including 3D that outperforms the competition.Image...

Projectorcentral.com

The Sony VPL-HW50ES is a videophile's dream. It combines a crisp, detailed 2D image with a nearly flawless 3D image and a light engine that is powerful enough to put both images on some seriously... Read more…

9 March 2013

The Sony VPL-HW50ES costs more than most TVs, but for a fantastic big-screen cinema experience in the home it's a very good value...

8 March 2013

The Sony VPL-HW50ES costs more than most TVs, but for a fantastic big-screen cinema experience in the home it's a very good value...

1 March 2013

The Sony VPL-HW50ES is the brand's third generation Full HD 3D home theatre projector - and unquestionably the best yet. Cosmetically, little seems to separate it from its predecessors, but... Read more…

4 February 2013

Combine brightness with the amazingly deep black levelsits dynamic iris offers, with minimum side effects, together with near spot-on post-calibration color and compelling 3D, and you have a...

Soundandvision.com

29 December 2012

Sony?s best home cinema projector yet massively improves 3D playback...

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Electricity cost when switched on £96.14
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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 vplhw50, vplhw50e, vplhw50es, vplhw50esb, vplhw50esw, sony vplhw50, sony vplhw50e, sony vplhw50es, sony vplhw50esw
Barcodes 00027242858589, 00027242862647, 00027242862654, 04905524900248, 04905524900279

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