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Sony VPL-VW550ES

Sony VPL-VW550ES
alaScore 100

6 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews of Sony VPL-VW550ES. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Sony VPL-VW550ES is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (

Sony VPL-VW550ES review


A stellar performing 4K HDR projector even at this price

Realistic colours ; Impressive SD and HD upscaling ; 4K and HDR support ; HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 certified ; Easy set-up and controls

Nothing noteworthy, even at this price

Sony’s sophomore 4K HDR projector delivers stellar performance at a lower price point

Jan, 2017

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: John Archer (

Sony VPL-VW550ES


While other projector brands still can't get their native 4K act together, the VPL-VW550ES represents Sony's third generation of 4K projectors.

Dec, 2016

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Sony VPL-VW550ES 4K HDR Projector Review


Sony launch a new mid-range native 4K projector that offers HDR playback and Wide Colour Gamuts to make the most out of the UHD Blu-ray format, so how...

Excellent dynamic range in Rec.709 and HDR modes ; Great colour once calibrated ; Superb 3D playback ; Superb shadow detail retrieval in HDR mode ; Very good black level performance ; Good DCI tracking

Expensive ; Not accurate out of the box in Rec.709 modes ; Needs to be calibrated for all source playback to be accurate ; Could be better at DCI tracking compared to cheaper rivals

Summing up a projector like the Sony VPL-VW550ES is a difficult task because it really is about diminishing returns when it comes to the value for money question. There is no doubt that this projector puts in a superb performance when it comes to...

Product Specifications


Battery Type:AA


Cable lock slot: No
Ceiling mountable: Yes
Ceiling mounting supported:Y
Color of product:Black / White
Product type:Wall-mounted projector


Built-in display: No

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (max):390
Power consumption (standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):330
Power Source:AC


Bulb power:280
Lamp Type:UHP
Service life of lamp:6000

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2.1
Horizontal lens shift range:-31 - 31
Throw ratio:1.38 - 2.83:1
Vertical lens shift range:-80 - 85


Built-in speaker(s):N
Built-in speakers: No


Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Wi-Fi: No

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):35 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:35 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes


Built-in processor: No
Display scan frequency (horizontal):19 - 72
Horizontal scan range:19 - 72
Noise Level:26
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), DEU, DUT, ENG, FRE, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUS, SWE, THA
Vertical scan range:48 - 92

Ports & interfaces

12V trigger: Yes
Audio (L,R) in:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:2
RS-232 port:1
RS-232 ports:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (max):390
Power consumption (standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):330
Power Source:AC


Contrast ratio (typical):350000:1
Digital gamma correction: Yes
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Projection technology:SXRD
Projector brightness:1800
Projector native resolution:DCI 4K (4096 x 2160)
Screen size compatibility:60 - 300
Supported aspect ratios:16:9


Card reader integrated: No


3D compatibility: Yes
Analog signal format system: No
Full HD: Yes
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), 3840 x 2160, 4096 x 2160
Supported video modes:480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 2160p

Weight & Dimensions