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
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. .