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Sony VPL-HS51A Projector

720P Home Theater Projector
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The Sony VPL-HS51A Projector is a 720P Home Theater Projector. This lamp based projector is capable of displaying 1,200 Lumens at its brightest setting with a native resolution of 1280x720 . The internal 3LCD technology is an innovative 3-chip design that sets itself apart by delivering vibrant, true-to-life images with better color brightness and a wider color gamut. The unique projector lens has the ability to be shifted to allow greater flexibility in positioning the projector relative to the screen. This projector was first available for purchase in December 2005 and has been by Sony.

Sony VPL-HS51A Projector Specifications

December 2005
2 Years
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White Brightness
1,200 ANSI Lumens
Aspect Ratio
16:9 (HD)
Dynamic Contrast
Dynamic Iris
Display Type
0.73" 3LCD Chips
Color Processing
Video Modes
720p, 1080i, 1080p/60, 575i, 480p, 480i
Data Modes
MAX 1280x768

Lamp Type
135W UHP bulb
Lamp Life
2,000 hours  / 3,000 hours
Lamp Model
LMP-H130  Buy Replacement Lamp

Included Lens
1.55x manual zoom , manual focus
Optional Lenses
Lens Shift
Horizontal +/-66% & Vertical +/-100%
Throw Distance
8.9' - 19.7'  Calculate Throw Distance
Image Size
60.00" - 200.00"
Throw Ratio
1.37:1 - 2.08:1
Projector Placement
For a
diagonal screen, place the projector lens between 9'-10" and 14'-11" from the screen.
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Projector Size
5.88" x 13.63" x 14.63"
12.4 lbs
Audible Noise
24 dB
Internal Speakers
195 Watts 100V - 240V
Connection Panel
Network: RJ-45

Additional Features
Contrast ratio of 10000:1 when Advanced IRIS is on.


ANSI LUMENS  is the most commonly accepted industry standard brightness measurement. The ANSI lumen rating measures the brightest white that a projector can produce by averaging nine light meter measurements taken across the projected image.

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BUYER BEWARE   Either this projector's brightness specification does not cite an industry-accepted unit of measurement, or according to our calculations it seems unlikely that this projector is capable of producing the manufacturer's cited brightness specification.

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