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Affordable cinema-quality entertainment for any room

An outstandingly bright, vibrant picture, plus a 120,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 2D to 3D up-scaling and ultra-quiet fan make the VPL-HW55ES the perfect choice for memorable entertainment moments.


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Features Specifications

Immersive, vibrant picture

Enjoy an immersive picture with deep black levels through the VPL-HW55ES’s 120,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and 1,700 ANSI lumen brightness.

Cinema-like 3D brightness

Sony’s dynamic lamp control technology and rechargeable 3D glasses work together perfectly to establish vibrant, cinema-quality brightness levels on your favorite 3D movies and shows.

240Hz for a better 3D picture

The 240Hz panel drive, along with dynamic lamp control technology, minimizes 3D crosstalk. This greatly diminishes the possibility of ghosting when watching 3D.

Watch standard HD content in 3D

Add a new dimension to your favorite movies, shows or videos with Sony’s unique 2D to 3D up-conversion algorithm, allowing any high definition 2D content connected via HDMI® to be viewed in immersive Sony 3D.13

Whisper-quiet fan

Forget that the projector is even in the room. Due to the VPL-HW55ES’s advanced air discharge system, Sony’s whisper-quiet fan emits only 21db during show time in low lamp mode.

Powerful picture calibration features

Quickly calibrate your picture to the type of content you’re enjoying with nine unique modes including a variety of cinema, gaming, photo, and standard pre-sets.

Integrates into challenging rooms

The VPL-HW55ES can be adjusted to fit complex rooms with its 1.6x manual zoom, and horizontal and vertical shift, and 1/10th pixel step panel alignment.

Three-year Limited Warranty

Rest assured that Sony has you covered. All Sony Elevated Standard (ES) projectors enjoy three-year limited warranties.

Controllable over RS232

Seamlessly integrate the VPL-HW55ES into virtually any major automation system via the bi-directional, industry-standard RS232 connection.

3D Capability
  • 2D to 3D Conversion: Yes13
  • Dynamic Lamp Control: Yes
  • 3D Glasses Brightness Adjustment: Yes
  • Effect Adjustment(s): Yes
  • Format(s): Frame Packing/ Side by Side/ Over-Under/Simulated 3D/ESPN 3D format/ 720p / 60 SBS
  • Simulated 3D: Yes
  • Transmitter: Optional external transmitter (TMR-PJ2)
  • Glasses: Optional rechargeable glasses (TDG-PJ1)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Display Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
  • Screen Size: 40" to 300" measured diagonally (projected)
  • Display Technology: SXRD™ Technology
  • Integration Partner: Yes (Control4® Certified, AMX Device Discovery, Crestron Integrated Partner, Savant Partner in Excellence, RTI & URC)
  • Acceptable Computer Signals: fH: 19 to 72 kHz, fV: 48 to 92 Hz, fV: 60 Hz
  • Information Menu: Horizontal and Vertical frequency display
  • Input A: D-sub 15 Pin, Analog RGB/Component
  • Lens Control: Manual focus, shift and zoom
  • Vertical Keystone: Yes
Inputs and Outputs
  • 3D Sync: 1 (RJ45)
  • Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr) Input(s): 1 In
  • HDMI® Connection(s): 2 In
  • IR Input(s): 1
  • PC Video Input(s): Yes
  • RS-232C Control: Yes
  • Auto Input Search: Yes
  • BRAVIA® Sync: Yes
  • IR Receiver: Front & Rear, Front, Rear
  • Image Flip: HV, H, V, Off
  • Multiple Language Display: 15 languages (including English, French, Spanish, German, and Chinese)
  • Power Save Mode: Yes
  • Remote Control: Yes (RMPJ20)
  • Test Pattern: Yes
Installation Features
  • Focus: Yes- Manual
  • Shift: Yes- Manual
  • Shift Range: V: +/- 0.65V; H: +/- 0.25H
  • Ultra Low Fan Noise: 22dB
  • Zoom: Yes- Manual 1.6X
Operating Conditions
  • Operating Humidity: 35 to 85% (no condensation)
  • Operating Temperature: 41°F to 95°F
  • Brightness: 1,700 Lumens
  • Contrast Ratio: 120,000:1 Dynamic Contrast
  • Picture Modes: Nine customizable picture modes including cinema, reference, photo, game, bright modes, and user customizable for both 2D and 3D
  • Picture Settings: Independent 2D and 3D Picture Settings
  • Video Calibration Settings: 9 gamma adjustments, Black and White Level Adjustments, Real Color Processing v2 including Luminance Adjustment
  • Acceptable Video Signals: Composite video, Y/C video, 15 kHz (RGB/Component) 50/60Hz; Progressive component 50/60 Hz; DTV (480/60i, 480/60p, 575/50i, 575/50p, 720/50p, 720/60p, 1080P24sF(48i),1080/50i, 1080/50p, 1080/60i), HDMI inputs only: 1080/60p, 1080/24p
  • Iris: Yes, Advanced Auto Iris 3
  • Deep Color: Yes
  • Film Mode: Yes
  • Lens Shift Function: Yes (Manual)
  • Motionflow™ Technology: Yes with Dark Frame Insertion
  • Panel Driver: 240Hz
  • Video Processing: Yes with Block and Mosquito Noise Reduction
  • x.v.Color™ Technology: Yes
Approximate Dimensions
  • Width: 16"
  • Height: 7 - 1/8"
  • Depth: 18 - 1/4"
Approximate Weight
  • Shipping: 28 lbs
  • Three Year Limited Parts and Labor