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alaScore 98

11 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the usability. The value for money is also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the noise.

image quality, price, usability


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 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Sony VPL-HW55ES Projector


In 2012, Sony produced my favorite projector of the year, the VPL-HW50ES. While many other projectors did certain things a little better, none has the combination of attributes that the HW50ES has. From movies to sports, bright rooms to dark, it...

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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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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

The other setting to take care with is the Reality Creation system. For while we tended to leave this system on you do need to be careful how high you set its Resolution and Noise Filtering elements. We kept both below 20, as anything higher tended to...


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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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