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Sony VPL-HW50ES

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. Reviewers really like the noise and design. The usability and price also get good feedback, but there are some less positive reviews 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-HW50ES is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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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