Sony VPL-HW50ES Projector Review
By Chris Heinonen on
At the CEDIA show this year, Sony announced the VPL-HW50ES Projector, but it slipped under our radar a bit. They were showing off their 4K HDTV and their new Control4 integration at the same press conference, so the projector went a bit unnoticed by myself and other. That was a mistake, as Sony took their two projectors from last year, combined some of the better bits, and released one that is just amazing.
Using their SXRD technology, the Sony VPL-HW50ES projector is a standard 1080p projector but it manages to put out a really wonderful 1700 lumens of light, and well over 1000 after calibration. With many projectors out there struggling to hit 1000 lumens without a calibration, this is a lot of light for almost any environment. Combine that with a full CMS, superior motion resolution, their ES line warranty and more, and you have a package that will appeal to almost anyone. I liked it so much I put it up for the Projector of the Year award over at Secrets of Home Theater.
My full review is live today at Secrets of Home Theater so you can see how the Sony VPL-HW50ES in detail. It really is one of the finer projectors on the market today, and quite possibly the one I would choose for my own home if I were to go out and buy one. A fantastic projector worthy of your consideration and money.
[…] compared to the incredibly expensive systems seen at CEDIA, I put together a setup consisting of a Sony VPL-HW50ES projector, a Screen Innovations Black Diamond 1.4 screen with a 2.40:1 aspect ratio, and the new Panamorph […]