Sony VPLHW55ES 3D SXRD Projector 1080P HD Ready

Sony VPLHW55ES (Black)

3D SXRD Projector 1080P HD Ready

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"A seriously capable performer with a clean, sharp, natural picture that is nothing short of stunning." What Hi-Fi Sound & Vision magazine. 5-star review and group test winner. Tested at £2800

SXRD PANELS AND ADVANCED IRIS 3 TECHNOLOGY FOR BRILLIANT PICTURE QUALITY


Sony uses high frame rate SXRD (Silicon X-tal Reflective Display) panels with an incredibly rapid response rate. This gives the VPL-HW55ES smooth, fluid motion that's faster and more stable than typical LCD TVs. Partnering this advanced panel system is Contrast Enhancer and Advanced Iris3. This automatically optimises the contrast level by analysing dark and light sections of the image in every scene.

HIGH CONTRAST AND BRIGHTNESS

A further benefit of the SXRD panel against an LCD one is an improved contrast ratio. By using a superior alignment layer, less light is scattered giving greater levels of black and, hence, a better contrast ratio. With a dynamic contrast ratio of 120,000:1, this Sony effortlessly produces inky blacks for exceptional depth of image. Ideally, as with all projectors, the Sony needs a dark room to give its best. However, thanks to the high brightness level of 1700 lumen, it will still perform well under daytime lighting conditions; making this a flexible source of entertainment for all.

REALITY CREATION

Based on technology used in the range-topping VW1000ES model, the Super Resolution upscaler produces fine detail and vivid colour even from lower resolution signals. Ideal when watching off-air broadcasts or even when viewing DVDs, with Reality Creation you get closer to 1080p resolution, whatever the source.

MOTIONFLOW TECHNOLOGY

Unique to Sony is Motionflow technology. This technology produces smoother-looking motion by creating extra images between the original frames. Showing twice as many pictures per second gives the impression of much more fluid images.

CHOICE OF 3D VIA IR OR RF

Giving you the maximum choice of 3D options, the VPL-HW55ES offers the option to use IR or RF glasses. Choose IR and, with a built-in transmitter and two pairs of glasses supplied, you're ready to go. Go for the more robust option of RF and you'll require an external RF transmitter (part number TMR-RF1).

LONG LASTING LAMP AND QUIET RUNNING FOR EASE OF OWNERSHIP

Two bugbears of projector ownership for many are lamp life with associated cost of replacement and running noise. The Sony VPL-HW55ES does its best to tackle both! With an expected lamp life of approximately 5000 hours, the Sony's bulb is forecast to outlast standard projector bulbs by around 60%, making a huge difference to running costs. Thanks to an advanced cooling system, fan noise is reduced to a whisper quiet 21dB, making the Sony VPL-HW55ES all but inaudible in most environments.

For a projector that's low on compromise but high on performance, the Sony VPLHW55ES shines bright.

Lowest price guaranteed!

We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trade in discounts.
T&Cs apply

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

Richer Sounds are happy to offer FREE delivery on all our products to blind, partially sighted and disabled customers.

Please place orders online, then contact webaftersales@richersounds.com who will advise on how to arrange the refund of your delivery charge
"A seriously capable performer with a clean, sharp, natural picture that is nothing short of stunning." What Hi-Fi Sound & Vision magazine. 5-star review and group test winner. Tested at £2800

SXRD PANELS AND ADVANCED IRIS 3 TECHNOLOGY FOR BRILLIANT PICTURE QUALITY


Sony uses high frame rate SXRD (Silicon X-tal Reflective Display) panels with an incredibly rapid response rate. This gives the VPL-HW55ES smooth, fluid motion that's faster and more stable than typical LCD TVs. Partnering this advanced panel system is Contrast Enhancer and Advanced Iris3. This automatically optimises the contrast level by analysing dark and light sections of the image in every scene.

HIGH CONTRAST AND BRIGHTNESS

A further benefit of the SXRD panel against an LCD one is an improved contrast ratio. By using a superior alignment layer, less light is scattered giving greater levels of black and, hence, a better contrast ratio. With a dynamic contrast ratio of 120,000:1, this Sony effortlessly produces inky blacks for exceptional depth of image. Ideally, as with all projectors, the Sony needs a dark room to give its best. However, thanks to the high brightness level of 1700 lumen, it will still perform well under daytime lighting conditions; making this a flexible source of entertainment for all.

REALITY CREATION

Based on technology used in the range-topping VW1000ES model, the Super Resolution upscaler produces fine detail and vivid colour even from lower resolution signals. Ideal when watching off-air broadcasts or even when viewing DVDs, with Reality Creation you get closer to 1080p resolution, whatever the source.

MOTIONFLOW TECHNOLOGY

Unique to Sony is Motionflow technology. This technology produces smoother-looking motion by creating extra images between the original frames. Showing twice as many pictures per second gives the impression of much more fluid images.

CHOICE OF 3D VIA IR OR RF

Giving you the maximum choice of 3D options, the VPL-HW55ES offers the option to use IR or RF glasses. Choose IR and, with a built-in transmitter and two pairs of glasses supplied, you're ready to go. Go for the more robust option of RF and you'll require an external RF transmitter (part number TMR-RF1).

LONG LASTING LAMP AND QUIET RUNNING FOR EASE OF OWNERSHIP

Two bugbears of projector ownership for many are lamp life with associated cost of replacement and running noise. The Sony VPL-HW55ES does its best to tackle both! With an expected lamp life of approximately 5000 hours, the Sony's bulb is forecast to outlast standard projector bulbs by around 60%, making a huge difference to running costs. Thanks to an advanced cooling system, fan noise is reduced to a whisper quiet 21dB, making the Sony VPL-HW55ES all but inaudible in most environments.

For a projector that's low on compromise but high on performance, the Sony VPLHW55ES shines bright.
Dimensions WxHxD (mm) 48 x 80 x 60
Brand Sony
Colour Black
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Lowest price guaranteed!

We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trade in discounts.
T&Cs apply

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

Richer Sounds are happy to offer FREE delivery on all our products to blind, partially sighted and disabled customers.

Please place orders online, then contact webaftersales@richersounds.com who will advise on how to arrange the refund of your delivery charge