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Sony VPL-VW550ES 4K 3D SXRD HD Ready Projector


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VPL-VW550ES is a step up from the VPL VW320ES with a more powerful 280w ultra high-pressure lamp and 1800 lumen brightness.

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Warranty length 3 Years
Brand Sony Projectors
Product Award What HiFi Award 5 Stars

Tech Specs

Panel: High Frame Rate SXRD
Light Output: 1800 lm
Dynamic Contrast: 350,000:1 
Effective size: 0.74” x 3
Effective pixels: 4K/26542080
4k: (4096 x 2160) x3


Zoom/Focus: Electric (2.1x)
Throw ratio: 1.38-2.83:1
Lens shift: V: +85/-80% H:+/-31%
Lamp: Ultra High-pressure (280W)
Screen size: 60” to 300”


Upscale: 4K Reality Creation
Hybrid Log Gamma: YES
High Dynamic Range: YES
Mastered in 4K: Compatible
4K 60p: YCbCr 4:2:0 10 bit
Advanced iris: Version 3
3D Emitter: Built-in RF emitter
3D Glasses: TDG-BT500A (Optional)
Calibrate: HSV Colour Correction


Low latency mode: YES
Picture modes: 9 modes
Picture Position: YES
Gamma modes: 11 modes
Panel Alignment: Shift/Zone


HDMI In: 2x RGB/Y Pb/Cb Pr/Cr
IR In: Mini Jack
Wireless HDMI: IFU-WH1 (Optional)
Trigger: Minijack, DC12V (100mA)
USB: DC 5V (Max 500mA)


Acoustic noise 26dB
Power requirement: AC 100-240V
AC: 4.1-1.7A, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption: 390W


Lamp Life: 6,000h
Dimensions (WHD): 496 x 202 x 464mm
Weight: Approx 14 kg

Product Description

Sony VPL-VW550ES 4K, 3D and SXRD HD Ready Projector delivers incredible 4K images with 4x the resolution of Full HD, rich colours, impressive 1800 lumens brightness and huge 350,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio.

HDR Compatible

Take advantage of the latest HDR content produced for extremely wide contrast with an even higher range of brightness levels. VPL-VW550ES projects content at up to 60fps in 4K for even smoother images with superior colour and realism. Support for HDCP 2.2 lets you enjoy the latest 4K content services.

Dynamic Contrast

With an impressive 1,800 lumens brightness and spectacular 350,000:1 dynamic contrast range, 4K images are clear with bright highlights and rich, deep blacks even in well-lit rooms. Coupled with the super-fast response rate, Motionflow technology lets you see every detail with minimal blur no matter how fast the action.


Sony's TRILUMINOS Display technology accurately reproduces a much broader range of colours than a standard projector system. The result is finely-reproduced tones and textures plus greater colour purity, depth and realism.

Cinematic 4K

SXRD panel technology featured in Sony's professional cinema projectors delivers native 4K (4096x2160) resolution images with no artificial pixel enhancement. Every detail is clear and natural without jagged edges or visible pixels.

Reality Creation

Upscale your Full HD Blu-ray or DVD movie collection to 4K with Sony's Super Resolution processing technology that enhances lower-resolution content and even upscales 3D movies to 4K resolution. Enjoy a near-native 4K experience with discs ‘Mastered in 4K’; closest possible to the 4K-pixel resolution and expanded colour range of the original.

Auto calibration

The set-up is quick and easy; built-in auto calibration ensures superb pictures without effort. The projector's built-in RF transmitter synchronises with any RF 3D glasses for wider coverage and greater stability so there’s no need for an external transmitter.

Front Fan

With the fan exhaust positioned at the front of the projector, you don’t need to worry about wall clearance and room for air inhale/exhaust when installing. This helps maximise throw distance for biggest possible projected images. The lamp has a 6000hr rated life enabling fewer lamp swaps and reduced maintenance costs.


The powered zoom lens with a 2.06x zoom ratio and wide lens shift range gives greater installation flexibility in any room size even with high ceilings. Picture position memorises up to five zoom lens positions for future viewing. The stored settings can be matched to a movie’s aspect ratio including 16:9 and Cinemascope.


Sony VPL-VW550ES is supplied with an RMPJ24 remote control, 2x AA manganese batteries, AC power cord for the projector, quick reference manual and operating instructions on a CD-ROM.

Press Reviews

  • 'Best projector £4000+' (What Hi-Fi Awards 2017)

  • 'Sony’s sophomore 4K HDR projector delivers stellar performance at a lower price point' (What Hi-Fi Magazine January 2017)

  • 'VW550ES fills our 96in screen with a sharpness and percipience that has you thinking twice about leaving the room without pausing.' (What Hi-Fi Magazine January 2017)

  • 'Even with streaming – innately not quite as clean or stable as the Ultra HD Blu-ray disc format – the Sony’s 4K performance is clearly head, if not shoulders, above the best Full HD projector pictures.' (What Hi-Fi Magazine January 2017)

  • '...despite the picture being pleasingly steady in the Sony’s default pose, we would make use of Motionflow mode – especially when playing Full HD material; acting like a blast of hairspray, and making things just a bit more stable. While in every other way the Sony is an irrefutable showboat, its colour palette is, to its credit, more focused on realism and accuracy than eye-catching saturation.' (What Hi-Fi Magazine January 2017)

  • 'HDR isn’t just about more colour nuance, but widening the parameters for brightness and darkness too. 1800 lumens is by no means spellbindingly bright in projector terms, and blacks are of a good LCD TV level rather than OLED, however the Sony never feels lacking at either end of the spectrum.' (What Hi-Fi Magazine January 2017)

  • 'Even when presented with the task of upscaling standard Blu-ray, colour balance and fine detail remain the Sony’s main concern to the point where they rub shoulders with very decent HD projector performances.' (What Hi-Fi Magazine January 2017)

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