Sony VPL-HW55ES Three-Chip SXRD (LCoS) Projector


Introduction to the Sony VPL-HW55ES Projector

In 2012, Sony produced my favorite projector of the year, the VPL-HW50ES. While many other projectors did certain things a little better, none has the combination of attributes that the HW50ES has. From movies to sports, bright rooms to dark, it managed to excel at everything I asked it to do.

In 2013, we some improvements with the VPL-HW55ES, including longer lamp life, contrast ratio, and brightness.


  • Design: 3-Chip SXRD (Sony's Derived Version of LCoS), 1920x1080p Projector
  • Inputs: 2 x HDMI 1.4a, 1 x Component Video
  • Brightness: 1,700 Lumens
  • Contrast Ratio: 120,000:1 with Iris
  • Refresh Rate: 240 Hz
  • Control: Remote In, RS-232
  • Zoom: 1.6x manual
  • Lens Shift: Manual;  25% horizontal, 65% Vertical
  • Warranty: 3 Years
  • Size: 7.1" H x 16" W x 18.25" D
  • Weight: 22
  • Included Accessories: Sony Image Director Software, Lens Cap, Power Cord
  • MSRP: $3,999 USD
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