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Sony VPL-HW55ES Posting In 3 Hours

Greetings Projector fans!

I apologize for being very late with this Sony VPL-HW55ES home theater projector review.  It’s been a brutal two weeks since we launched the new website.  Although from your side of the site, as a visitor, things are working reasonably well, it’s been one problem after another.  Fortunately, at least we’re doing far better than the Obamacare site (no political commentary intended), from a user experience.  True, some image players aren’t working right (missing captions), and we’ve still got some issues in the new subscriber/member area. We’re getting there, though.

Sony VPL-HW55ES Projector - front view showing lens, front vents

Sony VPL-HW55ES Projector – front view showing lens, front vents

Top Down View of VPL-HW55ES

Top Down View of VPL-HW55ES, black version

Let’s instead focus on the Sony VPL-HW55ES Projector, which I really thought would be posted more than a week ago.

It is almost done.  As I write this I’m doing the performance pages – brightness measurements, etc.   After that, I’ll put together the warranty page (that one’s always fast) and then tackle the Summary page.  That should allow me to post what I have in about 3 hours from the publication of this blog.   Missing still, but added on the weekend will be:  The calibration page, the advanced calibration page (for our subscribers) and the competitors page.  I am also going to shoot some additional side by side comparison images for that competitor’s page.

For those not familiar with the VPL-HW55ES, it’s a $3999 projector but comes with 3D glasses and a spare lamp for the price.  And, I should note right now, is a very bright projector for the theater, has reasonable brightness for less ideal rooms, and a great picture.

Also scheduled for this weekend are finishing the competitor’s page for the Epson Home Cinema 5030UB / Pro Cinema 6030UB.  (hooray), and I will finally be able to continue working on the low cost Optoma HD131xe projector (sub-$1000).  Shooting photos for that are half completed and I’ve already written a couple of pages.   If the website behaves that Optoma will be up by mid-week.  .

News And Comments

  • mikesco

    Would love to see a review of the Benq W1500 along with comparisons to the Optoma 25lv and the Epson 3020.

    • http://www.projectorreviews.com/members/art/ Art Feierman

      Mikesco! Hi. Your wish shall be granted. I’ve got to do the Optoma HD131xe first, then the BenQ. The 3020 and the hd25-lv are obvious competitors to the W1500 so will be the first two (except for maybe comparing it to the BenQ W1070), to hit the competitors page.