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Sony VPLHW55ES

£2,799.00
Trusted Reviews Recommended homecinemachoice.com Best Buy projectorreviews.com Hot Product lydogbillede.dk Best in Test 6 Star
An enormous and giant 120000:1 1920 x 1080 data projector with a best buy award from one expert review website
120,000 1080p (1920x1080) Yes 21dB Sep 2013
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Sony VPL-HW55ES Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Sony VPL-HW55ES number 586 across all projectors.
89
37 Reviews + 6 Awards
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Poor
80
Fully-Featured
35
4 Years Old
66
£69 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
56
Average

Why Has it Scored 56?

It has very good expert reviews and great user reviews with 80% of buyers recommending this multimedia projector to others. This projector has received six awards including a "Best Buy" from Homecinemachoice.com and a "Recommended" from Trusted Reviews. Sony multimedia 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 data projectors 2017.
The VPL-HW55ES has running costs of £69 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,849 projectors that we have compared it to.
Customers report good product quality.
It has some great features:
1920 x 1080 resolution
Quite quiet noise level
Quite high contrast ratio (typical)
Has a handheld remote control

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Sony VPL-HW55ES In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Six Industry Awards

This projector has received six awards from experts in data projectors.

Two expert review sites thought that this multimedia projector was very good. This projector received a Homecinemachoice.com "Best Buy" award and the writer at review site Trusted Reviews conluded that they would recommend it and gave it a "Recommended" award.

The authors at three more expert review sites all said that this data projector was very good. This multimedia projector received a "Best in Test 6 Star" award from both Lydogbillede.dk and Lydogbilde.no and it received a "Best in Test" award from Ljudochbild.se.

One other expert review site said that this projector was very good. This was from Projectorreviews.com who gave it an "Hot Product".

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on 16 expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, ljudochbild.se and techradar.com/au/ the average expert rating of this multimedia projector is 89 out of 100. The multimedia projector expert review sites think this data projector is one of the better multimedia projectors.

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User Reviews Are Good

On average, people who bought this Sony projector rated it as 83 out of 100. Over 75% of reviewers gave this projector the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 80% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Sony Has Excellent Projector Reviews

We checked 962 expert and user reviews (including 145 verified purchases) for Sony projectors and found that on average Sony has excellent ratings compared to other brands. 92% of those that bought a Sony projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Excellent Product Quality

Four owners wrote in their reviews that it was good quality.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and very good features but is over 6 months old, and at £2,799.00 it is more expensive than 86% of projectors.

Cheaper Price Found in the United States

We found a cheaper price for the Sony VPL-HW55ES of $2,000.00 (£2,614.60) in the United States. That's a saving of £184.40.

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Features

1920 X 1080 Resolution

The Sony VPL-HW55ES has a 1920 x 1080 projector native resolution which is higher than the WXGA (1280x800) resolution found on most data projectors. This data projector also has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). Multimedia projectors resolutions range from 280 x 800 (worst) to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) (best).

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The noise level of the VPL-HW55ES of only 21dB is in the quietest 1% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature. The average noise level of all multimedia projectors is 34dB, with the quietest being 10dB and the loudest being 93dB.

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Quite High Contrast Ratio (typical)

The VPL-HW55ES's contrast ratio (typical) of 120,000 is very high compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the highest 3% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature. The contrast ratio (typical) of projectors range from 1.5 to 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of all multimedia projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 12 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the VPL-HW55ES of only 1,700 ANSI lumens is quite dim compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the dimmest 11% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Average Service Life of Lamp

The VPL-HW55ES's service life of lamp of 5,000h is pretty average compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the longest 69% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The VPL-HW55ES has a handheld remote control, as do 79% of multimedia projectors.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

The smallest bulb power of projectors is 3.5W, the biggest is 4,200W, and the average bulb power is 260W. The VPL-HW55ES's bulb power of only 200W is in the smallest 25% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Supports Full HD

The VPL-HW55ES supports full HD, which is unusual. 64% of multimedia projectors do not support full HD.

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Has a 3D Glasses Included

The VPL-HW55ES has a 3D glasses included, which is unusual. 97% of multimedia projectors do not have a 3D glasses included.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Sony projector was released in September 2013.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

The VPL-HW55ES is typical compared to the other 1,849 projectors that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the VPL-HW55ES is £69.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

audiolab sonytdgpj1c1dc, anthem sonytdgpj1c1dc, sony sonytdgpj1c1dc, audiolab vplhw55es, anthem vplhw55es, sony vplhw55esw

Barcodes:

00027242872936, 00027242872943, 00027242872950, 04905524954043, 04905524954067

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