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Sony VPL-HW50ES

Sony VPL-HW50ES
alaScore 93

34 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews of Sony VPL-HW50ES. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Sony VPL-HW50ES is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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hcc best buy

Expert review by: John Archer (homecinemachoice.com)

Sony VPL-HW50ES review

 

It's been quite a year for Sony. The Japanese brand has set new standards in the TV world, and introduced a whole new product category with its 4K TVs and projectors. And now it's continuing this return to form with its latest mid-range projector, the...

2D and 3D HD movies look fantastic; great price for what’s on offer; attractive design

3D motion could be better; whining noise with some 3D glasses settings; no lens memory; Reality Creation can stumble with certain sources

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Sony VPL-HW50ES review

 

The Sony VPL-HW50ES is the Argo of home cinema projectors

Razor sharp detail performance ; Outstanding dynamic contrast ; Quiet operation

Light loss when viewing 3D ; Some minor crosstalk issues

Expert review by: John Archer (homecinemachoice.com)

Review: Sony VPL-HW50ES

 

The last 12 months have been good for Sony. The Japanese brand has set new standards in the TV world, and introduced a whole new product category with its 4K TVs and projectors. And now it's continuing this return to form with its latest mid-range...

2D and 3D movies look fantastic; great price for what's on offer; attractive design ; Lows: Reality Creation can stumble with certain sources; 3D motion could be better; whining noise with some 3D glasses settings; no lens memory ; Performance: 4.5/5

Reality Creation can stumble with certain sources; 3D motion could be better; whining noise with some 3D glasses settings; no lens memory

Expert review by: Ty Pendlebury (cnet.co.uk)

Sony VPL-HW50ES review

 

If you're really into home theater, and you have the dark room for it, you should be considering a projector instead of a television . Based on the performance of two recent examples, the Sony VPL-HW50ES and the JVC DLA-X35 , you no longer need to buy...

The Sony VPL-HW50ES projector produces huge images with excellent black levels, full shadow detail, and reference-quality colors; very good value for this level of image quality; highly accurate picture is available using preset picture modes; lots of...

Somewhat more expensive than the comparably performing JVC DLA-X35; focus, zoom and lens shift aren't remote controlled; won't work with standard-compliant third-party 3D glasses.

The Sony VPL-HW50ES costs more than most TVs, but for a fantastic big-screen cinema experience in the home it's a very good value.

Mar, 2013

Recommended!

Expert review by: John Archer (trustedreviews.com)

Sony VPL-HW50ES

 

The HW50 sets new standards for its price point with tasty 3D and 2D performances.

Superb 3D pictures ; Brilliant 2D pictures ; Excellent value

Whining noise with some glasses settings ; A few 3D motion issues ; Reality Creation can struggle with very grainy sources

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: (whathifi.com)

Sony VPL-HW50ES

 

A brilliant example of why the big-screen home cinema experience can't be beaten

Looks smart, easy to set-up ; brilliant detail and subtlety ; natural, nicely balanced colours ; sharp

3D motion isn' ; t perfect

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony VPL-HW50ES review

 

Sony's best home cinema projector yet massively improves 3D playback

Expert review by: Sumit Bhosle (tech.firstpost.com)

Sony VPL-HW50ES Home-Theatre Projector Review

 

Sony and display solutions go hand in hand. Since a long time, Sony has been supplying end users with home display solutions in the form of televisions. But for some of our brethren, a display solution at home means nothing less than a projector – a...

Coming back to 3D, the 240Hz panel drive and a special dynamic lamp control technology have been incorporated in the projector to ensure a smoother and brighter 3D picture as compared to any contemporary 3D projectors. And, last but not the least, the...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com)

Sony VPL-HW50ES review

 

If you're really into home theater, and you have the dark room for it, you should be considering a projector instead of a television . Based on the performance of two recent examples, the Sony VPL-HW50ES and the JVC DLA-X35 , you no longer need to buy...

The Sony VPL-HW50ES projector produces huge images with excellent black levels, full shadow detail, and reference-quality colors; very good value for this level of image quality; highly accurate picture is available using preset picture modes; lots of...

Somewhat more expensive than the comparably performing JVC DLA-X35; focus, zoom and lens shift aren't remote controlled; won't work with standard-compliant third-party 3D glasses.

The Sony VPL-HW50ES costs more than most TVs, but for a fantastic big-screen cinema experience in the home it's a very good value.

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity (hometheaterhifi.com)

Sony VPL-HW50ES Projector

 

The VPL-HW50ES floated a bit under the radar at CEDIA, with 4K being the hot word and not having a real hot feature to latch onto. Having used it for an extended time with a lot of content, I can say it has left me incredibly impressed. Of the...

Dec, 2012
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Product Specifications

Design

Colour of product:Black / White

Display

Built-in Display: No

Lamps

Bulb power:200
Lamp Type:UHP
Lamps quantity:1

Lens System

Focus:Manual
Horizontal lens shift range:-25 - 25
Vertical lens shift range:-71 - 71

Networking

Ethernet LAN: No
Wi-Fi: No

Other features

Aspect Ratio:16:9

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: Yes

Performance

HDCP: No
Noise Level:21

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:2
Headphone outputs:1
RS-232 ports:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (typical):300
Power Source:AC

Projector

Contrast ratio (dynamic):100000:1
Projection Technology:SXRD
Projector brightness:1700
Projector native resolution:1080p (1920x1080)
Screen size compatibility:1016 - 7620
Supported aspect ratios:16:9
Zoom ratio:1.6:1

Storage

Card reader integrated: No

Video

3D: Yes
Full HD: Yes
HD-Ready: Yes
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:46.4
Height :17.9
Weight:9.6
Width:40.7