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Sony VPL-VW550ES

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 products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the black level and noise. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the usability.

price, image quality, noise, black level


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony VPL-VW550ES is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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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

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

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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...

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