Sony VPL-VW550ES 4K Home Cinema Projector

Bring the immersive excitement of true 4K cinematic images into every living space. Available also in a contemporary premium white finish, the VPL-VW550ES Home Cinema projector makes a stylish addition to any interior.


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Advanced SXRD panel technology delivers incredible 4K images with four times the resolution of Full HD. You’ll experience rich colours, impressive 1800 lumens brightness and huge 350,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio – for vibrant, detail-packed pictures with native 4K resolution that always look clear and sharp, even in daylit living rooms.

You’re future-proofed with compatibility for the latest 4K standards, as well as compatibility with HDR (High Dynamic Range) – so you’ll get the very best out of today’s content, and tomorrow’s. Colour can be easily calibrated to the original factory condition without fuss. The compact VPL-VW550ES fits neatly into any home theatre or living room, with quiet fan noise that won’t disturb the show, wide zoom/lens shift range and a front-facing exhaust port for extra installation flexibility. The projector’s long-lasting lamp is rated for an extra-generous 6,000 hours* operation (in Low Mode), for fewer interruptions and reduced maintenance costs.

* The figures are expected maintenance time and not guaranteed. They will depend on the environment or how the projector is used.

  • Features
  • Cinematic 4K clarity with four times the detail of Full HD
    SXRD panel technology featured in our professional cinema projectors delivers native 4K (4096 x 2160) resolution images, with no artificial pixel enhancement. Every detail is clear and natural, without jagged edges or visible pixels.
  • Very high brightness and 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.
  • Premium white finish
    The projector is also available in a stunning premium white finish that works well in any contemporary or traditional décor.
  • Smooth, fluid on-screen action
    Coupled with the panel’s super-fast response rate, Motionflow technology means you’ll see every detail with minimal blur – no matter how fast the action.
  • TRILUMINOS™ Display for wider, more natural colours
    Sony’s TRILUMINOS™ Display technology accurately reproduces a much broader range of colours than a standard projector system. You’ll see the difference with finely-reproduced tones and textures plus greater colour purity, depth and realism.
  • HDR Compatible
    Take full advantage of the latest content produced with HDR (High Dynamic Range) for extremely wide contrast with an even higher range of brightness levels.
  • Future-proofed support for latest standards
    The VPL-VW550ES can project content at up to 60 frames per second (fps) in 4K (at colour signal YCbCr 4:2:0 / 10 bit) for even smoother images with superior colour and realism. Support for HDCP 2.2 lets you enjoy the latest 4K content services.
  • Reality Creation upscales movies to 4K
    As well as projecting native 4K content, the VPL-VW550ES upscales your Full HD Blu-ray™ or DVD movie collection to 4K with Reality Creation – Sony’s Super Resolution processing technology that enhances lower-resolution content, and even upscales 3D movies to 4K resolution.
  • Compatible with ‘Mastered in 4K’ Blu-ray™
    Enjoy 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.
  • Long-lasting lamp
    6000 hour* rated lamp operating life (in Low mode) means simpler maintenance, with fewer lamp swaps and reduced running costs.

* The figures are expected maintenance time and not guaranteed. They will depend on the environment or how the projector is used.

  • Picture position memories
    Memorises up to five zoom lens positions for future viewing. Stored settings can be matched to a movie’s aspect ratio, including 16:9 and Cinemascope.
  • Flexible home installation with wide zoom and shift lens
    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.
  • Front-facing 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 the biggest possible projected images.
  • Built-in auto calibration
    Set-up is quick and easy: auto calibration ensures superb pictures without effort.
  • Industry standard RF 3D compatible
    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.

    Display System: 4K SXRD panel, projection system
    Display device
    Size of effective display area: 0.74” x 3
    Number of pixels: 26,542,080 (4096 x 2160 x 3) pixels
    Projection lens
    Focus: Powered
    Zoom: Powered (Approx. x2.06)
    Lens shift: Powered
    Vertical: +85% -80% Horizontal: +/-31%
    Light source: High-pressure mercury lamp, 280 W type
    Recommended lamp replacement time
    Recommended lamp replacement time *1: 6000 H (Lamp mode: Low)
    Screen size: 60” to 300” (1,524 mm to 7,620 mm)
    Light output: 1800 lm (Lamp mode: High) *2
    Colour light output: 1800 lm (Lamp mode: High) *2
    Dynamic contrast: 350,000:1
    Displayable scanning frequency
    Horizontal: 19 kHz to 72 kHz
    Vertical: 48 Hz to 92 Hz
    Display resolution*3
    Computer signal input: Maximum display resolution: 1920 x 1080 dots (HDMI Input only)
    Video signal input: 480/60p, 576/50p, 720/60p, 720/50p, 1080/60i, 1080/50i, 1080/60p, 1080/50p, 1080/24p, 3840 x 2160/24p, 3840 x 2160/25p, 3840 x 2160/30p, 3840 x 2160/50p*4, 3840 x 2160/60p*4, 4096 x 2160/24p, 4096 x 2160/25p, 4096 x 2160/30p, 4096 x 2160/50p*4, 4096 x 2160/60p*4
    OSD language: 18-languages (English, Dutch, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, Polish, Russian, Swedish, Norwegian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Thai, Arabic)
    INPUT OUTPUT (Computer / Video / Control)
    HDMI1 / HDMI2 *5: Digital (RGB/Y Pb/Cb Pr/Cr)
    Trigger: Minijack, DC 12 V Max. 100 mA
    Remote: RS-232C, D-sub 9-pin (female)
    LAN: RJ45, 10Base-T/100BASE-TX
    IR IN: Mini Jack
    USB: DC 5 V, Max. 500 mA
    Acoustic noise: 26 dB
    Operating temperature / Operating humidity: 5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95°F) / 35% to 85% (no condensation)
    Storage temperature / Storage humidity: -20°C to +60°C (-4°F to +140°F) / 10% to 90% (no condensation)
    Power requirements: AC 100 V to 240 V, 4.1 A to 1.7 A, 50/60Hz
    Power consumption
    Power consumption: 410 W
    Standby: 0.3 W (when “Remote Start” is set to “Off”)
    Networked Standby: 1.0W (LAN) (when “Remote Start” is set to “On”)
    When a LAN terminal is not connected, it becomes a low power consumption mode (0.5 W).
    Standby Mode / Networked Standby Mode Activated: After about 10 Minutes
    Dimensions (W x H x D) (without protrusions): 495.6 x 195.3 x 463.6 mm
    19 1/2 x 7 11/16 x 18 1/4 inches
    Mass: Approx. 14 kg / 31 lb
    Supplied accessories: RM-PJ24 Remote Commander (1)
    Size AA (R6) Manganese Batteries (2)
    Lens Cap (1)
    AC Power Cord (1)
    Operating Instructions (CD-ROM) (1)
    Quick Reference Manual (1)
    Replacement lamp: LMP-H280
    *1 The figures are expected maintenance time and not guaranteed. They will depend on the environment or how the projector is used.
    *2 The values are estimate.
    *3 Displayed image may be converted for some input signals.
    *4 YCbCr 4:2:0
    *5 Both HDMI inputs are compatible with HDCP 2.2.

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