Sony VPL-VW550ES (Black)

This projector is now end of life. It's direct replacement is Sony VPL-VW570ES.

Bring incredible 4K detail to your favourite movies : Imagine bringing the truly cinematic quality of 4K to your own home. Now you can make it a reality with our VPL-VW360ES & VPL-VW550ES Home Cinema projectors. Producing a native 4096 x 2160 resolution picture – there’s over four times the quality of Full HD.

Designed to fit perfectly into your living room, the VPL-VW360ES & VPL-VW550ES deliver stunning, detail-packed images and incredibly lifelike colour, like never before. And with 1,800 ANSI lumens brightness (VPL-VW550ES) and 1,500 ANSI lumens brightness (VPL-VW360ES) respectively, you’re guaranteed an exceptional picture, even in well-lit rooms.

In addition to the below bundle options, we are able to offer bespoke packages - please contact us for details and pricing
  • SXRD Display Technology
  • 1800 ANSI Lumens
  • 4096 x 2160 (4K) Resolution
  • 350000:1 Contrast Ratio
  • 14 KG's (Weight)

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    Projection Technology SXRD
    Resolution 4K
    Brightness (Lumens) 1800
    Contrast Ratio 350000:1
    Lens Ratio 1.38-2.83:1
    Optical Zoom 2.10x
    Lens Shift Vertical Positive (%) 85
    Lens Shift Vertical Negative (%) 80
    Lens Shift Horizontal Positive (%) 31
    Lens Shift Horizontal Negative (%) 31
    Keystone Horizontal Negative (degrees) NA
    Keystone Horizontal Positive (degrees) NA
    Keystone Vertical Negative (degrees) NA
    Keystone Vertical Positive (degrees) NA


    HDMI 2
    DisplayPort 0
    HDBaseT No
    DVI-D NA
    VGA in 0
    VGA out 0
    BNC Video 0
    Composite Video 0
    Component Video 0
    USB for display and control No
    USB for PC Less Presentation NA
    RJ45 For Control/Monitoring 1
    RS232 For Control 1
    Screen Trigger Yes


    Dimensions (W x H x D) in cm 49.5 x 19.5 x 46.3
    Weight (Kg) 14
    Fan Noise (db) 26
    Fan Noise in Eco Mode (db) NA
    Audio Output (Watts) NA
    Chassis Colour Black
    Lamp Life (Hours) NA
    Lamp Life Eco Mode (Hours) 6000


    Projector Warranty No
    Lamp Warranty No
    4K native resolution: over 4x better than Full HD : No compromises: 4096 x 2160 4K resolution (the DCI standard in digital cinemas). We’ve used our professional cinema expertise to develop 4K SXRD panels that produce a 4K native picture with no artificial enhancement of pixels.

    Contrast enhancer and SXRD panels : The Sony VPL-VW550ES automatically adjust contrast for optimum picture quality by analysing dark and light areas in every scene. Advanced SXRD panels include a highly reflective liquid crystal layer and an alignment layer without bevelled corners or contact divots for an ultra-fast response rate of 2.5-milliseconds. Space is minimised between pixels to give dot-free pictures with deep contrast. Optical engine improvements and advanced Iris 3 technology mean the VPL-VW550ES achieves an incredible dynamic contrast ratio of 350,000:1. Blacks and whites are maximised without diminishing brightness so you won’t miss a detail, even in dark scenes.

    Compatible with High Dynamic Range (HDR) : The VPL-VW550ES supports HDR through various Electro-Optical Functions (EOF), such as Hybrid Log-Gamma (HyLG), covering applications for both cinematography and broadcast. HyLG was developed by the BBC and NHK for live on-the-fly and pre-recorded 4K UHD content with HDR for over-the-air broadcast.

    The latest 4K/60p HDMI standard: 60 frames per second : The Sony VPL-VW550ES can show up to 60 frames per second in 4K (at colour signal YCbCr 4:2:0 / 8 bit), the new 4K industry standard and much higher than the earlier 24p. The result is a smoother image with superior colour and realism. Plus, they’re HDCP 2.2 compatible, ready for future premium 4K content releases.

    Reality Creation: upscales your movies to 4K : As well as native 4K material, you can see your current Full HD Blu-ray or DVD movie collection upscaled for a 4K experience. Reality Creation is a technology that radically enhances Full HD content, even upscaling 3D movies for 4K.

    Compatible with ‘Mastered in 4K’ Blu-ray discs : Drawing on the same technology used to downscale 4K material for Full HD, the VPL-VW550ES gives you a near native 4K experience with discs ‘Mastered in 4K’. It’s as close as you can get to the 4K-pixel resolution and expanded colour range of the original.

    Wider zoom and shift lens : A 2.06 motorised zoom lens and wide lens shift range of up to 85% vertical and 31% horizontal gives greater installation flexibility – even when the ceiling is very high.

    TRILUMINOS Display The VPL-VW550ES optical engine and SXRD panels incorporate our TRILUMINOS Display technology to produce a much broader colour range, reproducing more tones and textures than a standard projector system. The result is greater purity, depth and realism.

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