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1080p (1920x1080) 21dB 1,700 ANSI Lumens Sep 2013
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13 Reasons For

Six Industry Awards

This multimedia projector has received six awards from experts.

The experts at two expert review sites both endorsed this projector. This data projector received a "Recommended" award from Trusted Reviews and the expert at Homecinemachoice.com decided that it was a sensible purchase and gave it a "Best Buy" award.

Three more expert review sites all concluded that this multimedia projector was good. Projectorreviews.com gave this data projector a "Hot Product" award, Lydogbilde.no gave it a "Best in Test 6 Star" award and it received a "Best in Test" award from Ljudochbild.se.

This data projector received a "Best in Test 6 Star" award from Lydogbillede.dk.

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Expert Reviews Are Excellent

Based on fifteen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, homecinemachoice.com and whathifi.com this Sony projector has an average expert rating of 90 out of 100. The expert review sites think this multimedia projector is one of the better similar spec multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

Owner Reviews Are Good

Based on 12 owner reviews the average owner rating of this data projector is 85%.

Excellent Brand

We checked 247 owner and expert reviews for Sony multimedia projectors and found that on average Sony has excellent ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has excellent ratings specifically for its multimedia projectors.

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Good Product Quality

Some people said that the product was good quality. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Great quality, only thing is big!” in their review. Expert website Tbreak.ae wrote “With stunning projection quality and a host of advanced image features”.

Acceptable Noise Level

A number of Sony VPL-HW55ES reviewers said in their reviews that it was quiet. Expert website Techradar.com mentioned two years ago “If high-quality projection with 3D capabilities are what you're after, you should buy the Sony VPL-HW55ES – a projector so quiet you'll hardly even notice it's running” in their review. Three years ago expert website Hometheaterhifi.com mentioned “That Sony can also keep it whisper quiet when running in high lamp mode, wh”.

Reasonably Priced

One person thought the product was good value for money. Techlife.net said “Vertical lens shift |At just under five grand, this is actually one of Sony's more affordable home theatre p” in their review.

Good Technical Features

One Sony VPL-HW55ES owner considered that it had good features.

Supports Full HD

The Sony VPL-HW55ES supports full HD. Most of the other multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the VPL-HW55ES do not support full HD.

Other multimedia projectors which support full HD currently available that you might want to consider include the Epson EH-TW9000[plb_1751108_price] which is cheaper.

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Supports 3D

The VPL-HW55ES supports 3D. Most of the other multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years also support 3D.

Alternative data projectors which support 3D currently available that you might also want to look at include cheaper projectors such as the Epson EH-TW9000[plb_1751108_price].

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1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is the most commonly found projector native resolution on similar spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as it.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many multimedia projectors that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

At only 21 decibels, the Sony VPL-HW55ES has a very quiet noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago. The quietest noise level of multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago is 20dB and the loudest is 47dB.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The VPL-HW55ES does not have a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the VPL-HW55ES do have a built-in speaker(s).

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago do not support wi-Fi. The Sony VPL-HW55ES is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The projector brightnesss of multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the VPL-HW55ES range from 300 ANSI lumens to 9,200 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of only 1,700 ANSI lumen, the VPL-HW55ES has one of the dimmer projector brightnesss amongst multimedia projectors of this age.

If you want a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to consider the Epson EH-TW9000[plb_1751108_price] (2,400 ANSI lumens and cheaper).

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Pricey

We think this multimedia projector looks expensive compared to other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years. The price range of comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years is from £162 to £19,058.

Heavy

The weights of multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the VPL-HW55ES range from 2.2g to 26kg. The VPL-HW55ES is quite heavy (9.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-HW55ES.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony VPL-HW55ES

Running Costs Are Average

Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the VPL-HW55ES will cost £97 over 1 year to run, which is typical compared to the other 118 projectors of this age and spec.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the VPL-HW55ES over three years ago.

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6 Awards

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Expert Reviews

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22 May 2015

If high-quality projection with 3D capabilities are what you're after, you should buy the Sony VPL-HW55ES ? a projector so quiet you'll hardly even notice it's running. This device is a...

If high-quality projection with 3D capabilities are what you're after, you should buy the Sony VPL-HW55ES ? a projector so quiet you'll hardly even notice it's running. This device is a...

24 February 2015

Price: $4,485 From: Sony Critical specs: SXRD Technology | resolution 1,920 x 1,080 | 1.6:1 zoom ratio | up to 5,000h lamp life | horizontal and vertical lens shift |At just under five grand,... Read more…

19 March 2014

We're very impressed by this Sony. Its clean, sharp, natural picture is nothing short of stunning.If you're considering a projector anywhere near £3000, you really must have a good look at this...

Sony?s VPLHW55ES might not have the most glamourous name, but it?s capable of beaming a huge image from 40-inches to 300 - is that enough for it to take first prize this week? Hit play to find out... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 6 December 2015 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Great quality, only thing is big!

Reviewed 5 May 2015 by PistNBrke

Projector is okay but never received my free replacement lamp...

Reviewed 22 December 2014 by Iluvmovies420

Such an expensive projector priced at $4k, and then miser sony provides only 1 3d free glasses with it? unless you have money to throw away, no way should one buy this product. infact i would give... Read more…

Reviewed 31 October 2014 by Anonymous
Anonymous would recommend the Sony VPL-HW55ES

I bought this unit because of the excellent reviews of the slightly older unit, and because of the Sony brand. Excellent image quality and noiseless performance...

Reviewed 31 October 2014 by Jamg
Jamg would recommend the Sony VPL-HW55ES

I bought this unit because of the excellent reviews of the slightly older unit, and because of the Sony brand. Excellent image quality and noiseless performance...

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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers vplhw55, vplhw55e, vplhw55es, vplhw55eswa, vplhw55esba, sony vplhw55, sony vplhw55e, sony vplhw55es, sony vplhw55esw, audiolab vplhw55, audiolab vplhw55e, audiolab vplhw55es, sony sonytdgpj1c1dc, audiolab sonytdgpj1c1, audiolab sonytdgpj1c1d, audiolab sonytdgpj1c1dc
Barcodes 00027242872936, 00027242872950, 04905524954043, 04905524954067

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