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Sony VPL-HS50

Sony VPL-HS50
alaScore 82

12 reviews

Oct, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews of Sony VPL-HS50. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price. Views are divided on the usability. Some have doubts about the noise and image quality.


image quality, noise

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony VPL-HS50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : John Archer (

Sony Cineza VPL-HS50 LCD projector


Until today, buying a home projector came down to a relatively simple decision between LCD technology on the one hand, and DLP on the other. But Sony?s new flagship projector threatens to complicate this situation somewhat...

Uses groundbreaking technology to redefine what we expect from an LCD projector - and all at a strikingly reasonable price ;

Hard edges can be accompanied by a bit of ghosting, and very occasionally some of the cutting-edge tech doesn't show perfect judgment ; Until today, buying a home projector came down to a relatively simple decision between LCD technology on the one...

Before we get into exactly how the HS50 achieves its remarkable contrast performance, it's worth running a couple of other key specifications by you. First of all, there's the unit's fan noise. Rated at just 24dB, we found the HS50 to be one of the...

Mar, 2005

Product Specifications

The Sony VPL-HS50 LCD projector uses groundbreaking Sony technology to deliver a stunning contrast ratio of 6000: 1. This is made possible through a unique combination of Micro Lens Array and Wide View Film, which produce deeper black colors, plus Sony's newly developed "Advanced Iris Control" function, which dynamically changes according to the input signal to achieve optimum contrast ratio.

Dimensions & Weight



Display diagonal:1.78

Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
Display Resolution Abbreviation:WXGA
Image Brightness:1200ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:6000:1
Max Image Size:5m / 500cm
Max Resolution:1366 x 768
Min Image Size:1m / 100cm
Native Aspect Ratio:Widescreen
Recommended Use of Projector:Cinema
Type:LCD projector


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Cineza VPL/Sony LMP


Bulb power:135
Lamp Type:UHP


Category of Accessory:Projector accessories
Product Type:LCD projector lamp

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):35 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35

Other features

Aspect Ratio:4:3


Horizontal scan range:19 - 72
Noise Level:24
Vertical scan range:48 - 92


Power consumption (typical):195


Projector brightness:1200

Projector Lamp

Bulb life cycle:2000hour(s)

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:NTSC 3.58 / NTSC 4.43 / PAL / PAL 60 / PAL-M / PAL-N / SECAM
Analogue video Signal:Component video / Composite video / RGB / S-Video