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Sony VPL-HS51

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 reviews of Sony VPL-HS51. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and noise. The reliability and image quality are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Sony VPL-HS51 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony VPL-HS51

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Sony VPL-HS51 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.com. Views about the reliability and noise are on the whole positive. The image quality and price also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the usability.

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74% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony VPL-HS51 Cineza LCD Front ProjectorSony VPL-HS51 Cineza LCD Front Projector

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Clint DeBoer (audioholics.com)

Sony VPL-HS51A Cineza Projector Review

 

Sony made a splash with its VPL-HS51 Cineza LCD projector at last year's CEDIA. It had a 6000:1 contrast ratio that, for possibly the first time, rivaled DLP, thanks in no small part to a dynamic

Excellent black levels ; 1.55x optical zoom ; Deep, rich colors ; Usable picture/color controls for HDMI input ; 3000 hour lamp life ; 12VDC trigger output

Requires calibration out of the box ; IR sensor on front only ; Large 5% overscan on component (undefeatable)

Feb, 2005

Expert review by: Ultimate AV Staff (hometheater.com)

Sony Cineza VPL-HS51A LCD Projector: First Look

 

Highlights: 1280x720 three-chip LCD, dynamic iris for increased black level performance, one HDMI input, motorized zoom and focus and vertical and horizontal lens shift.

May, 2006

Expert review by: Projector reviews (projectorreviews.com)

Expert Review

 
Apr, 2006

Expert review by: Geoffrey Morrison (hometheater.com)

Sony VPL-HS51 LCD Projector

 

Take a minute to look at the measurement box. Keep in mind that this is an LCD-based product. At 0.003 foot-lamberts, the VPL-HS51 is only 0.001 ft-L higher than the Yamaha DLP projector that's also in this issue. Not bad for a projector that's less...

Mar, 2005

Expert review by: Geoffrey Morrison (hometheatermag.com)

Sony VPL-HS51 LCD Projector

 

Take a minute to look at the measurement box. Keep in mind that this is an LCD-based product. At 0.003 foot-lamberts, the VPL-HS51 is only 0.001 ft-L higher than the Yamaha DLP projector that's also in this issue. Not bad for a projector that's less...

With the VPL-HS51, you get an attractive projector with an impressive black level and excellent processing. The gray-scale tracking isn't great, but I've seen worse. All in all, it's a solid projector that offers one thing that has been missing at this...

Mar, 2005

Expert review by: AVguide Web Review (avguide.com)

TVs/Displays: Front Projectors: Sony Cineza VPL-HS51

 

The VPL-HS51 sets a new standard for black-level and contrast performance in an LCD projector, and once an ISF calibration is performed the VPLHS51 redefines the performance potential of what is essentially budget priced HD front projection at $3499.

Feb, 2005

Expert review by: Thomas J. Norton (hometheater.com)

Sony VPL-HS51 Cineza LCD Video Projector

 

Second, like all digital display devices that use a projection lamp, LCDs could not close down to a level needed for fully satisfying performance in darker scenes. In other words, their peak contrast, absolute black level, and shadow detail was...

Jan, 2005

Expert review by: B.Greenway (hometheaterblog.com)

Sony VPL-HS51 Review

 

Projector central has posted a review of the Sony VPL-HS51, calling it “an impressive product”. Evan Powell went on to add it their Highly Recommended list. The review also mentions this projector as having, blacker black levels than even most DLP...

Nov, 2004

Highly Rated!

Expert review by: Evan Powell (projectorcentral.com)

Review: Sony VPL-HS51

 

One of the new products generating the most buzz at this year's CEDIA trade show in September was the Sony VPL-HS51 home theater projector. It was the talk of the show due to one truly amazing claim: this LCD projector carries a contrast rating of a...

The combination of the Sony HS51 and the DVDO iScan HD+ falls into a price range of about $4500 to $5,000 depending upon discounts available. Therefore, this combination competes directly with the Yamaha LPX-510 and the Epson Cinema 500, both of which...

Nov, 2004

Consumer review by: (pricegrabber.com)

Review: Sony VPL-HS51 LCD Projector

 
Apr, 2005
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