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Sony Full HD 3D Home Cinema Projector - VPL-HW55ES

Abt Model: VPLHW55ES | UPC Code: 027242872943
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Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) Resolution/ 1,700 Lumens/ 120,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio/ 2D To 3D Conversion/ Dynamic Lamp Control/ 40 " To 300 " Screen Size Compatible/ SXRD Technology/ 240Hz Panel Drive/ 9 Customizable Picture Modes/ 9 Gamma Adjustments/ Deep Color/ Motionflow/ x.v.Color/ Black Finish
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Sony ES Full HD 3D Home Cinema Projector, Model VPLHW55ES

Features:

  • Immersive, vibrant picture
    Enjoy an immersive picture with deep black levels through the VPL-HW55ES’s 120,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and 1,700 ANSI lumen brightness
  • 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-HW55ES’s advanced air discharge system, Sony’s whisper-quiet fan emits only 21db during show time in low lamp mode
  • 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 standard pre-sets
  • Integrates into challenging rooms
    The VPL-HW55ES can be adjusted to fit complex rooms with its 1.6x manual zoom, and horizontal and vertical shift, and 1/10th pixel step panel alignment
  • Controllable over RS232
    Seamlessly integrate the VPL-HW55ES into virtually any major automation system via the bi-directional, industry-standard RS232 connection

Specifications:

3D Capability

  • 2D to 3D Conversion: Yes
  • Dynamic Lamp Control: Yes
  • 3D Glasses Brightness Adjustment: Yes
  • Effect Adjustment(s): Yes
  • Format(s): Frame Packing/ Side by Side/ Over-Under/Simulated 3D/ESPN 3D format/ 720p / 60 SBS
  • Simulated 3D: Yes
  • Transmitter: Optional external transmitter (TMR-PJ2)
  • Glasses: Optional rechargeable glasses (TDG-PJ1)

Display

  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Display Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
  • Screen Size: 40" to 300" measured diagonally (projected)
  • Display Technology: SXRD™ Technology

General

  • Integration Partner: Yes (Control4® Certified, AMX Device Discovery, Crestron Integrated Partner, Savant Partner in Excellence, RTI & URC)
  • Acceptable Computer Signals: fH: 19 to 72 kHz, fV: 48 to 92 Hz, fV: 60 Hz
  • Information Menu: Horizontal and Vertical frequency display
  • Input A: D-sub 15 Pin, Analog RGB/Component
  • Lens Control: Manual focus, shift and zoom
  • Vertical Keystone: Yes

Inputs and Outputs

  • 3D Sync: 1 (RJ45)
  • Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr) Input(s): 1 In
  • HDMI® Connection(s): 2 In
  • IR Input(s): 1
  • PC Video Input(s): Yes
  • RS-232C Control: Yes

Convenience

  • Auto Input Search: Yes
  • BRAVIA® Sync: Yes
  • IR Receiver: Front & Rear, Front, Rear
  • Image Flip: HV, H, V, Off
  • Multiple Language Display: 15 languages (including English, French, Spanish, German, and Chinese)
  • Power Save Mode: Yes
  • Remote Control: Yes (RMPJ20)
  • Test Pattern: Yes

Installation Features

  • Focus: Yes- Manual
  • Shift: Yes- Manual
  • Shift Range: V: +/- 0.65V; H: +/- 0.25H
  • Ultra Low Fan Noise: 22dB
  • Zoom: Yes- Manual 1.6X

Operating Conditions

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

Video

  • Brightness: 1,700 Lumens
  • Contrast Ratio: 120,000:1 Dynamic Contrast
  • Picture Modes: Nine customizable picture modes including cinema, reference, photo, game, bright modes, and user customizable for both 2D and 3D
  • Picture Settings: Independent 2D and 3D Picture Settings
  • Video Calibration Settings: 9 gamma adjustments, Black and White Level Adjustments, Real Color Processing v2 including Luminance Adjustment
  • Acceptable Video Signals: Composite video, Y/C video, 15 kHz (RGB/Component) 50/60Hz; Progressive component 50/60 Hz; DTV (480/60i, 480/60p, 575/50i, 575/50p, 720/50p, 720/60p, 1080P24sF(48i),1080/50i, 1080/50p, 1080/60i), HDMI inputs only: 1080/60p, 1080/24p
  • Iris: Yes, Advanced Auto Iris 3
  • Deep Color: Yes
  • Film Mode: Yes
  • Lens Shift Function: Yes (Manual)
  • Motionflow™ Technology: Yes with Dark Frame Insertion
  • Panel Driver: 240Hz
  • Video Processing: Yes with Block and Mosquito Noise Reduction
  • x.v.Color™ Technology: Yes

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 7-1/8"
  • Width: 16"
  • Depth: 18-1/4"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 21.2 lbs
  • Shipping: 28 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): Three Year Limited Parts and Labor
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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Sony Full HD 3D Home Cinema Projector
 
4.7

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (18)

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    (3)

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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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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 Full HD 3D 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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1.0

Not A Good Start

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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 Full HD 3D 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 Full HD 3D 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 Full HD 3D 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 Full HD 3D 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

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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 Full HD 3D 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 Full HD 3D 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 Full HD 3D 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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