Three owners said in their reviews that this projector was good value for money. Expert website Techlife.net mentioned “1 zoom ratio | up to 5,000h lamp life | horizontal and vertical lens shift |At just under five grand, this is actually one of Sony's more affordable home theatre p” in their review of the Sony VPL-HW55ES. Iluvmovies420 wrote in their review of the Sony VPL-HW55ES three years ago “Infact i would give 4k in charity and buy eposn/samsung or pansaonic projectors which are equally good and much cheaper priced”. Richardprr said on Walmart.com “I would purchase it again, I wish the new 4K Projects were more reasonably priced, I would have preferred a Sony 4K” in their review of this projector.
Two people who reviewed this projector agreed that it was expensive. Iluvmovies420 gave this projector a score of 6 stars and mentioned on Walmart.com “Basically no one should support sony and its overpriced products”. An anonymous author mentioned “I had considered a more expensive JVC projector because of the lens settings being motorized” in her review of this projector.