4K SXRD Home Cinema Projector with 1800 lumens brightness, 350,000:1 contrast, HDR compatibility and premium white finish
Seeing is believing: breathtaking 4K clarity without compromise from the Sony VPL-VW550ES 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 Sony VPL-VW550ES Home Cinema projector makes a stylish addition to any interior.
Advanced SXRD panel technology in the Sony VPL-VW550ES 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 day lit living rooms.
With the Sony VPL-VW550ES 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 Sony 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 Sony VPL-VW550ES 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.
Features for the Sony VPL-VW550ES projector
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
The Sony VPL-VW550ES has 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.
The Sony VPL-VW550ES projector has both Premium Black and White finish
The Sony VPL-VW550ES projector is also available in a stunning premium white finish that works well in any contemporary or traditional décor as well as black primarily used in dedicated home cinema rooms
The Sony VPL-VW550ES produces 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.
The Sony VPL-VW550ES is HDR Compatible
The Sony VPL-VW550ES takes full advantage of the latest content produced with HDR (High Dynamic Range) for extremely wide contrast with an even higher range of brightness levels.
The Sony VPL-VW550ES is 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.
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.
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 Sony VPL-VW550ES 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.
Technical Specifications for the Sony VPL-VW550ES
Display System 4K SXRD panel, projection system
Sony VPL-VW550ES Display device
Size of effective display area 0.74” x 3 Number of pixels 26,542,080 (4096 x 2160 x 3) pixels
Sony VPL-VW550ES projection lens
Focus Powered Zoom Powered (Approx. x2.06) Lens shift Powered
Vertical: +85% -80% Horizontal: +/-31%
Sony VPL-VW550ES Light source
Light source High-pressure mercury lamp, 280 W type
Sony VPL-VW550ES Recommended lamp replacement time *1
Recommended lamp replacement time 6000 H (Lamp mode: Low)
Sony VPL-VW550ES Screen size
Screen size 60” to 300” (1,524 mm to 7,620 mm)
Sony VPL-VW550ES Light output
Light output 1800 lm (Lamp mode: High) *2
Sony VPL-VW550ES Colour light output
Colour light output 1800 lm (Lamp mode: High) *2
Sony VPL-VW550ES Dynamic contrast
Dynamic contrast 350,000:1
Displayable scanning frequency
Horizontal 19 kHz to 72 kHz Vertical 48 Hz to 92 Hz
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
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
Power requirements AC 100 V to 240 V, 4.1 A to 1.7 A, 50/60Hz
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).
Dimensions (W x H x D) (without protrusions)
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 for the Sony VPL-VW550ES is
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.