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Sony VPL-HW55ES

Sony VPL-HW55ES
alaScore 99

15 reviews

Nov, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the design and price are overall positive. The usability and noise are also appreciated.

image quality, noise, usability, price, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Sony VPL-HW55ES is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Sony VPL-HW55ES Three-Chip SXRD (LCoS) Projector

 

Last year the Sony VPL-HW50ES was my overall favorite projector and the VPL-HW55ES might retain that title. The improvements to lamp life, 3D, and the dynamic iris are impressive. That Sony can also keep it whisper quiet when running in high lamp mode,...

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If the Sony VPL-HW55ES fits nicely into your budget, you are due for a real treat.  Overall, as I have said earlier, it’s my favorite, so far, in the price range.  It’s the brightest projector calibrated, so the one best capable of large screens while...

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Sony VPL-HW55ES review

 

In a perfect world we'd all be able to set ourselves up with one of Sony's ground-breaking VPL-VW500ES 4K projectors. But most of us don't live in a perfect world, or anything close. Finding the £8,800 necessary for a VPL-VW500ES just isn't an option.

Spectacular 2D picture quality; easy to set up; great value

Crosstalk with 3D unless you greatly reduce brightness; standard 3D system is IR rather than RF; Reality Creation can get noisy if not set carefully

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Sony VPL-HW55ES

 

It might not be 4K, but this new Sony projector is still brilliant

Superlative 2D picture quality, Good value for such quality, Runs extremely quietly

Some crosstalk with 3D, Slightly high input lag for gamers

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Sony VPL-HW55ES

 

A seriously capable performer that does nearly everything right

Crisp, clean picture ; Punchy colours ; High levels of detail ; Subtlety ; Nice looks ; Quiet

Lens shift could be smoother

We’re very impressed by this Sony. Its clean, sharp, natural picture is nothing short of stunning.

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Sony VPL-HW55ES

 

Excellent black levels and dynamic range, Reference greyscale and colour accuracy, Impressive video processing, Excellent 2D and 3D performance, Extremely quiet in operation

Manual lens controls, 3D glasses are poor

The Sony HW55 might not differ much from last year's model but it's good to see that Sony is still supporting the lower end of the price range, even in the midst of the manufacturer's 4K assault on the higher end. The HW55 remains a great all-round...

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Sony VPLHW55ES

 

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 in the video above! Sony VPLHW55ES is tagged with Sony...

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