|21dB||1920 X 1080 (1080p)||120000:1||Yes||Sep 2013|
|Noise Level||Projector Native Resolution||Contrast Ratio||3D||Release Date|
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Sony VPL-HW55ES Review
|37 Reviews + 6 Awards|
|4 Years Old|
|£69 Over 5 Years|
Why Has it Scored 75?
It has great expert reviews and very good 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. Epson data projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer projectors with better features are available. However this Sony projector has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest projectors 2018.
The VPL-HW55ES has running costs of £69 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,022 data projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
Customers report superior product quality.
It has some great features:
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Six Industry Awards
This data projector has received six awards from expert review sites.
The authors at three more expert review sites all thought that this Sony multimedia projector was very good. Lydogbillede.dk and Lydogbilde.no both gave this data projector a "Best in Test 6 Star" award and Ljudochbild.se gave it a "Best in Test" award.
The writer at one more expert review site decided that this data projector was very good. This was from Projectorreviews.com who gave it an "Hot Product".
Good Expert Reviews
Good Owner Reviews
On average, VPL-HW55ES owners rated this data projector 83%. 9 reviewers (75% of all reviewers) gave this data projector the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 80% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.
Sony Has Very Good Projector Reviews
We checked 712 expert and owner reviews (including 107 verified purchases) for Sony multimedia projectors and found that on average Sony has very good ratings. 92% of those that bought a Sony multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Customers Report Excellent Product Quality
Four customers who reviewed the product thought it was good quality.
With stunning projection quality and a host of advanced image features…
Great quality, only thing is big!
Excellent image quality and noiseless performance…
The quality is impressive…
Value For Money
Poor Value for Money
The product has excellent reviews and very good features but is over 6 months old, and at £2,499.00 it is more expensive than 86% of projectors.
Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas
We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony VPL-HW55ES and the United Kingdom price of £2,499.00 was the cheapest.
The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $3,195.00 (£4,402.07).
Running Costs Are OK
The VPL-HW55ES has an average running cost of £69 over 5 years based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors.
Released Over Four Years Ago
This multimedia projector has been on the market since September 2013.
1920 X 1080 (1080p) Resolution
The Sony VPL-HW55ES has a 1920 x 1080 (1080p) projector native resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 800 resolution found on most projectors. Across all projectors the best resolution is 4096 x 2400 (4K) and the worst is 640 x 360 (nHD).
Quieter Than Average Noise Level
The Sony VPL-HW55ES's noise level of only 21dB is in the quietest 1% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The average noise level of all projectors is 34dB, with the quietest being 20dB and the loudest being 93dB.
Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)
The average contrast ratio (typical) of all data projectors is 27,000, with the lowest being 1.5 and the highest being 2,500,000. The VPL-HW55ES's contrast ratio (typical) of 120,000 is very high compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is higher than 97% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.
Very Dim Projector Brightness
The VPL-HW55ES's projector brightness of only 1,700 ANSI lumens is dimmer than 91% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The average projector brightness of all data projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 100 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens.
The Sony VPL-HW55ES supports 3D, unlike 60% of data projectors which do not support 3D.
Average Service Life of Lamp
The VPL-HW55ES's service life of lamp of 5,000h is pretty typical compared to most other data projectors. It is longer than 38% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature.
Has a Handheld Remote Control
The Sony VPL-HW55ES has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of projectors.
Smaller Than Average Bulb Power
The bulb powers of data projectors range from 15W to 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The VPL-HW55ES's bulb power of only 200W is in the smallest 24% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature.
Supports Full HD
The VPL-HW55ES supports full HD, unlike 63% of multimedia projectors which do not support full HD.
Has a 3D Glasses Included
The VPL-HW55ES has a 3D glasses included, which is unusual. 97% of projectors do not have a 3D glasses included.
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