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Sony VPL-HW55ES Projector Video Overview

Posted on February 6, 2014 By Phil Jones

A short 4-minute video overview of the Sony VPL-HW55ES home theater projector.

Check out the full review here.

Sony VPL-HW55ES Projector

The Epson Home Cinema 5030 UB projector earns our Hot Product Award.When the Sony VPL-HW55ES was the object of a full-length review, it received our Hot Product Award. The full written review goes into all the details, as does the longer, full-length 12-minute video summary available here to our paid subscribers.

Sony VPL-HW55ES Highlights

  • Brighter than most calibrated
  • Good brightness in brighter modes for handling some ambient light
  • Multiple 2D and 3D picture modes (many!)
  • Full color management system (CMS) for excellent calibration
  • Improved lamp life over last year’s model, now excellent
  • Large, backlit remote, with easy navigating menus 12 volt screen trigger
  • Wireless HDMI option
  • 3D with included glasses, can convert 2D content to 3D
  • Reality Creation – dynamic detail enhancement for extremely crisp looking image
  • Great warranty

Basic Specs for the Sony VPL-HW55ES

  • Price: $3999
  • Technology: LCoS
  • Native Resolution: 1080p (1920x1080)
  • Brightness (Manufacturer Claim): 1700
  • Contrast: 120000:1
  • Zoom Lens Ratio: 1.60:1
  • Lens Shift: Yes
  • Lamp Life: 5000 Hours Eco-Mode
  • Weight: 21.5 lbs.
  • Warranty: 3 Years Parts and Labor


From the Editor: This video was created as an overview of the original, full, in-depth written projector review of the Sony VPL-HW55ES. It was directed and scripted by Lisa Feierman, and features Art Feierman, editor of

Videos that are part of the Projector Reviews TV channel are created by Projector Reviews Inc. If we review a projector and it wins one of our awards, it becomes eligible for a video summary. Of course, we can only do a limited number of these videos. In some cases, we will choose a projector review to do a video of. In other cases, a request may come from the manufacturer. As we do with the rest of the content on our website, we offer manufacturers Permissions.

With these paid Permissions, manufacturers can post these videos on their own websites, pass them out to their dealers, and use them for other promotional purposes including trade shows and point-of-sale displays in retail stores. These videos are very short versions of the full review. In just a few minutes worth of video we can't begin to capture all the information in the review, so we call this a video summary.

If this video is positive and enthusiastic about the projector, is simply because the review itself was positive and enthusiastic. We try to make the videos more fun, a bit less dry, with far less technical detail. Enjoy, but also visit the full review for more depth, even the settings that work best. Thanks! -art

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