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Sony 3D Black Home Cinema Projector - VPL-HW50ES

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100,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio/ 1700 ANSI Lumen Brightness/ Dynamic Lamp Control Improves 3D Brightness/ 240Hz Panel Drive/ Convert Standard HD Content To 3D/ Integrated IR 3D Sync Transmitter/ Nine Picture Modes/ Whisper-Quiet Fan/ Black Finish
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Sony 3D Black Home Cinema Projector, Model VPLHW50ES

Featuring SXRD® technology, 1700 lumen brightness, 100,000:1 dynamic contrast, and "Reality Creation" super resolution processing, this projector produces outstanding, vibrant images. The integrated 3D transmitter, dynamic lamp control and 240Hz panel drive work together creating bright 3D images nearly free of crosstalk.1 These features, combined with the whisper quiet 21dB operation, make the VPL-HW50ES the perfect choice.

Key Features

  • 100,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
  • 1700 ANSI lumen brightness
  • Reality Creation super resolution processing
  • Dynamic lamp control improves 3D brightness
  • 240Hz panel drive improves 3D picture
  • Convert standard HD content to 3D
  • Integrated IR 3D Sync Transmitter
  • Powerful, independent 2D and 3D calibration: Nine picture modes, nine gamma adjustments
  • 2 Pairs of 3D glasses and extra lamp included
  • Whisper-quiet fan: Only 21db emitted

Features

Immersive, vibrant picture
Enjoy an immersive picture with deep black levels in just about any home theater environment through the VPL-HW50ES 100,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and 1,700 ANSI lumen brightness. 

As close to the original masters as possible
Watch your favorite HD movies and television shows with detail as close to the original masters as possible. Sony's proprietary Reality Creation algorithm restores important fine detail that was lost due to compression during the mastering process, even for high definition video. 

Cinema-like 3D brightness
Sony's dynamic lamp control technology and rechargeable 3D glasses work together perfectly to establish vibrant, cinema-quality brightness levels on your favorite 3D movies and shows.

240Hz for a better 3D picture
The 240Hz panel drive, along with dynamic lamp control technology, minimizes 3D crosstalk. This greatly diminishes the possibility of ghosting when watching 3D.

Watch standard HD content in 3D
Add a new dimension to your favorite movies, shows or videos with Sony's unique 2D to 3D up-conversion algorithm, allowing any high definition 2D content connected via HDMI® to be viewed in immersive Sony 3D.

Whisper-quiet fan
Forget that the projector is even in the room. Due to the VPL-HW50ES advanced air discharge system, Sony's whisper-quiet fan emits only 22db during show time. 

Powerful picture calibration features
Quickly calibrate your picture to the type of content you're enjoying with nine unique modes including a variety of cinema, gaming, photo and user customizable pre-sets. 

Controllable over RS232
Seamlessly integrate the VPL-HW50ES into virtually any major automation system via the bi-directional, industry-standard RS232 connection 

Integrates into challenging rooms
The VPL-HW50ES can be adjusted to fit complex rooms with its 1.6x manual zoom, and horizontal and vertical shift features and 1/10th pixel step panel alignment 

Smoother, sharper motion
Enjoy smooth, sharp motion with Sony's Motionflow™ technology with Dark Frame Insertion and 24p True Cinema™ technologies. 

Specifications

3D Features

  • 2D to 3D Conversion: Yes
  • 3D Glasses Brightness Adjustment: Yes
  • Effect Adjustment(s): Yes
  • Format(s): Supports Frame Packing, Side by Side, and Over Under formats ( see Acceptable Video Signals)

Convenience Features

  • Auto Input Search: Yes
  • Image Flip: HV / H / V / Off
  • Power Save Mode: Lamp Cutoff/Standby/Off
  • Remote Control: Yes (RM-PJ23)
  • Control for HDMI (HDMI CEC): Yes (One touch play / System Standby/Simple BRAVIA Sync setting

Display

  • Aspect Ratio: Wide Zoom/Zoom/Normal/Stretch/V Stretch (Anamorphic zoom mode)/Squeeze PC only: Full
  • Screen Size (measured diagonally): 40-300

General

  • LCD Panel: 0.61" HFR SXRD (Silicon X-tal Reflective Display); Full HD(1920x1080)x3 6,220,800 pixels
  • Lens: All range crisp focus lens (F2.52-3.02; f18.7-29.7mm)
  • Panel Display Resolution: Full HD(1920x1080)x3 6,220,800 pixels

General Features

  • Acceptable Computer Signals: fH: 19 to 72 kHz, fV: 48 to 92 Hz
  • Lamp Replacement Time (Recommended): 2000/3000 hours

Inputs and Outputs

  • 3D Sync: Yes
  • Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr) Input(s): Yes
  • HDMI™ Connection(s): 2 In
  • IR Input(s): Yes
  • PC Video Input(s): Yes
  • RS-232C Input(s): Yes

Installation Features

  • Focus: Yes (Manual)
  • Shift: Yes (Manual)
  • Shift Range: V: +/- 0.71V; H: +/- 0.25H
  • Ultra Low Fan Noise: 21dB
  • Zoom: Yes (Manual) 1.6X

Network Features

  • AMX protocol: Yes

Operating Conditions

  • Operating Humidity: 35 to 85% (no condensation)
  • Operating Temperature: 41°F to 95°F (5°C to 35°C)

Power

  • Power Consumption (in Operation) max.: 300W
  • Power Consumption (in Standby): 0.5W - 8W
  • Power Requirements: AC 100 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz, 3 poles AC 100V, 50/60Hz

Video

  • Brightness: 1700lm
  • Contrast Ratio: 100,000:1
  • Picture Modes: 8 Modes for 2D and 3D (Cinema Film 1-2, REF TV, Photo, Game, BRT Cine, BRT TV, User)

Video Features

  • Acceptable Video Signals: 15 kHz RGB 50/60 Hz, Progressive component 50/60 Hz, 480/60i, 576/50i, 480/60p, 576/50p,720/60p, 720/50p, 1080/60i, 1080/50i, 1080/60p (HDMIinput only), 1080/50p (HDMI inputonly), 1080/24p (HDMI input only)
  • Color Space: BT.709/Color Space 1-3
  • Color Temperature: D93/D75/D65/D55/Custom 1-5
  • Contrast Enhancer: High/Middle /Low/Off
  • DRC® Mode: Resolution: Yes, Noise Filtering: Yes, Test: On/Off
  • Film Mode: Yes
  • Gamma Correction: 1.8/2.0/2.1/2.2/2.4/2.6 Gamma 7-10/Off
  • Lamp control: High/Low
  • Lens Shift Function: Yes (Manual)
  • Motionflow™ Technology: Yes (with Film Projection On/Off, with Motion Enhancer High/Low/Off)
  • Noise Reduction: NR/MPEG NR

HDMI Features

  • x.v.Color™: Yes

In the Box

  • AC Power Cord
  • Lens Cap
  • Image Director (downloadable by user)
  • 3D Glasses (including battery and pouch)

Approximate Dimensions

  • Width: 16"
  • Height: 7"
  • Depth: 18.25"

Approximate Weight

  • Unit: 21.1 lbs
  • Shipping: 23 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): Limited Three Years
More reasons to buy the Sony VPL-HW50ES from Abt Electronics
  • Abt.com is an authorized dealer (Learn More).
  • The Sony VPL-HW50ES is Brand New.
  • The Sony VPL-HW50ES Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
  • Abt ships this product for free!
 
Television TypeProjector
Aspect Ratio16:09
Resolution1080p
3DYes
Refresh Rate240Hz
LEDNo
Built-In WiFiNo
Internet Movie StreamingNo
Number of HDMI Inputs2
USB PortNo
Built-in-TunerYes
Input Connectors3D Sync, Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr), HDMI, IR, PC Video, RS-232C
Wall-MountableNo
Width (inches)16
Height (inches)7
Panel Depth (inches)18.25
  

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Sony 3D Black Home Cinema Projector
 
4.7

(based on 22 reviews)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

ES 3d projector

Very good experience with life like images with full hd resolution but it is not passive 3d like cinemas so you will lost the connection if someone disturb the signal and you also need to...Read complete review

Very good experience with life like images with full hd resolution but it is not passive 3d like cinemas so you will lost the connection if someone disturb the signal and you also need to buy 3d glasses separately. If someone enjoying the movie with friends and family then he have need lot of expensive 3D active glasses instead of cheaper passive glasses and need to charging these glasses but image quality is superb and like real life.

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Not A Good Start

Projector is okay but never received my free replacement lamp.

Projector is okay but never received my free replacement lamp.

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4.0

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Comments about Sony 3D Black Home Cinema Projector:

This projector is working fine for me out of the box. Using on low mode , 120 inch screen/18 feet throw.

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Projector is okay but never received my free replacement lamp.

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5.0

Bang for the Buck

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from Newcastle, ON L1B 1L9, Canada

Comments about Sony 3D Black Home Cinema Projector:

This unit offers everything you want in a home theatre for a very fair price.

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5.0

BEST PURCHASE EVER!!!

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from T9W1G2

Comments about Sony 3D Black Home Cinema Projector:

AMAZING PICTURE QUALITY HAVE 120" SCREEN AND PLAYING XBOX-ONE HAS NEVER BEEN BETTER. SHOULD HAVE PURCHAED YEARS AGO LIGHTING SPEED RESPONSE TIME EVEN ONLINE WITH C.O.D ADVANCED WARFARE UNBELIEVABLE!!! I NEVER GO TO THE THEATRE ANYMORE ITS AT MY HOUSE NOW !!!!!!

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5.0

Total satisfaction.....bargain price.

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from 52803

Comments about Sony 3D Black Home Cinema Projector:

I was concerned about not having an iris to improve contrast but this projector put my concerns to rest. The images are spectacular. Huge improvement over my previous LCD unit. I will be looking at Sony when it comes time to step up to 4K. This machine is wonderful.

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5.0

Best bag for the buck in front projectors

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from Ohio, USA

Comments about Sony 3D Black Home Cinema Projector:

I have owned several front projectors. All have their advantages and disadvantages. This Sony projector offers fantastic color saturation. The picture is extremely sharp and all the reality creation adjustments work as advertised. You can fine tune the picture to be sooth like film or razor sharp to the point it almost looks 3D. 3D looks very natural and smooth. Brightness is not an issue even on a sunny day in a room with 7 windows the picture is still enjoyable.

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5.0

Awesome Projector!!

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from 93637

Comments about Sony 3D Black Home Cinema Projector:

This projector does great in dark scenes!!!! Very clear and low noise!! This projector replaced my Viewsonic Pro 8200, the dark scenes compared to this old one is night and day!

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5.0

Great Projector!

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from Brandon, SD 57005, USA

Comments about Sony 3D Black Home Cinema Projector:

I've only had the Sony VPL-HW40ES for a couple weeks, but we can't get enough of it. I have it connected to a new Sony blu-ray player thru a new Sony 7.1 receiver with high speed HDMI cables, and the picture on a 110" screen is stunning. DVD's and HD cable are also as sharp or better than the 50" plasma this replaced. Haven't tried 3D yet. I can't say enough about how quiet the fan is. I can only hear it during cool down, right after everything is turned off and the room is silent. My last projector and others I've been around had enough fan noise that it was distracting.

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5.0

Excellent performance and reputation

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Comments about Sony 3D Black Home Cinema Projector:

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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5.0

Best projector for the Money!

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from 66701

Comments about Sony 3D Black Home Cinema Projector:

I am so impressed with the Sony VPLHw40ES. I have looked at several JVC Projectors and for the price and performance I would recommend this projector over a JVC 100% of the time. I have owned CRT's, DLP, LCD, and SXRD projectors from companies like Barco, Sharpvision, Benq, Optoma, and Panasonic and none can compare to this projector. Fantastic projector for a fantastic price. My only regret is that I didn't have enough money to upgrade to a 4K unit.

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