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Sony 3D Black Home Cinema Projector - VPL-HW50ES

Abt Model: VPLHW50ES | UPC Code: 027242858589
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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


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. 


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


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


  • 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 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


  • 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
Key Features
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
More reasons to buy the Sony VPL-HW50ES from Abt Electronics
  • 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
Refresh Rate240Hz
Built-In WiFiNo
Internet Movie StreamingNo
Number of HDMI Inputs2
Number of USB PortsNo
Input Connectors3D Sync, Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr), HDMI, IR, PC Video, RS-232C
Width (inches)16
Height (inches)7
Panel Depth (inches)18.25
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