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Sony VPL-HW55ES-B Projector

1080P Home Theater Projector
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From Sony —   The VPL-HW55ES is a Full HD 3D home theater projector packed with our latest technology for a incredibly sharp, crystal clear cinematic experience. Enhanced light efficiency and an optimised optical block, enables the VPL-HW55ES projector to reach 1,700 ANSI lumen brightness, delivering clearer images in well-lit environments. The VPL-HW55ES also has an approximately 5,000 hour long-lasting lamp due to its improved lamp cooling system. An optical engine upgrade, contrast enhancer technology and Advanced Iris3 technology enable a dynamic contrast ratio of more than 120,000:1. This increases black and white levels without diminishing peak brightness to maximise detail during darker scenes. Additional features such as Sony's Bright Cinema and Bright TV mode, with SXRD panels, enhances the 3D image even further. The projector also has Sony's Reality Creation technology.

  • 1800 lumens brightness for a vivid picture
  • 120,000:1 dynamic contrast for greater detail
  • Resolution on a grand scale
  • Action stays smooth with Motionflo
  • Built-in 3D transmitter synchronizes entertainment
  • Select from nine picture calibration modes
  • Watch for longer with a 215 W high-pressure lamp
  • Reality Creation for Full HD
  • Long-lasting Lamp

Sony VPL-HW55ES-B Projector Specifications

November 2013
3 Years
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1,700 ANSI Lumens
Aspect Ratio
16:9 (HD)
Dynamic Iris
Display Type
0.61" SXRD x 3
Color Processing
Video Modes
720p, 1080i, 1080p/60, 1080p/24, 1080p/50, 576i, 576p, 480p, 480i
Data Modes
MAX 1920x1080
3D Modes
Full HD 3D

Lamp Type
200W UHP bulb
Lamp Model
LMP-H202  Buy Replacement Lamp

Included Lens
1.53x manual zoom , manual focus
Optional Lenses
Lens Shift
Horizontal +/-25% & Vertical +/-71%
Throw Distance
6.1' - 30.3'  Calculate Throw Distance
Image Size
39.80" - 300.13"
Throw Ratio
1.39:1 - 2.11:1
Digital Keystone
Vertical only

Projector Size
7.06" x 16.04" x 18.26"
21.2 lbs
Audible Noise
21 dB
Internal Speakers
300 Watts 100V - 240V
Connection Panel
HDMI x 2
Network: RJ-45
RS232: DB-9pin
VGA In: Dsub-15pin

Full HD 3D
Frame Interpolation
Additional Features
The VPL-HW55ES is a fantastic option for movie lovers who want an incredible cinematic experience at home, far beyond the reach of TV. It’s packed with our latest technology, including Reality Creation and advanced SXRD panels for an incredibly sharp, crystal clear picture.


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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