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6.3 out of 10

Sony VPL-HS51

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Reviews and Problems with Sony VPL-HS51

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Overall 2
2.0

This line of projectors is defective, and will break down with time.

Gabe, Amazon
4 September 2012
  • Summary: The projector does in fact have many nice qualities, but if you see it up for sale you should definitely pass on it, as it has a major defect that affects all of this line of Sony projectors, as well as many other older LCD projectors. Though it will vary with each individual unit, with normal use, the blue polarizer will start to get damaged, leaving a permanent blue streak in the video that will only grow over time.
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Overall 10
10

VPL-HS51 Delivers

MediaFanCA, Amazon
2 December 2010
  • Summary: I've owned this unit for years, just came back to order a replacement bulb to have on hand because its about that time - when it goes out, it goes out - boom. I use the unit with DirecTV and HDMI hookups, and we use it on a 100" screen with surround, and it has thus far been a very enjoyable experience. We have a screen (silver) designed for projectors to enhance the picture, not just a flat white surface/screen, and it requires a mostly dark room.
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Overall 9
9.3
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 10
10
Ease of use 8
8.0
Picture quality 10
10
Reliability 10
10
Construction 10
10

User Review

BIgScreen, Projector Central
8 May 2010
  • Summary: Personal Experience simply the best projector and image that I have seen at this price level.Worked straight out of the box on cinema setting.Exceptional black levels and vibrant colors with no screen door effect at 4 metre viewing distace. Just amazing.
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Overall 6
5.7
Value for money 4
4.0
Features 6
6.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Picture quality 6
6.0
Reliability 6
6.0
Construction 6
6.0

User Review

vic, Projector Central
9 September 2009
  • Summary: Personal Experience This was a very good projector. My last projector was struck by lightening so the company I purchased it from worked with my insurance company and I was upgraded to this model. After three years and 3 bulbs, I experienced the blue hue around the bottom portion of the screen. I sent it back to Sony for repair and was quoted $1462.00 and I told Sony I did not want a new projector I wanted them to fix my old one.
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Overall 5
5.3
Value for money 2
2.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Picture quality 8
8.0
Reliability 2
2.0
Construction 4
4.0

User Review

Brad, Projector Central
1 September 2009
  • Summary: Personal Experience I would buy another Sony product EVER! I see other people have had poor experiences with this Sony model. I to have had the "blue screen of death and just like the first reviewer said Sony wanted over $2000.00 to fix it. However I complained enough and oh lucky me they agreed to half the repair bill.
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Overall 10
10

An excellent projector with excellent features.

720.abali75, Ebay
1 June 2009
  • Summary: There are different types of projectors in the system but sony vpl-hs51 is my favourite because of its unique picture and clarity. I love all sony products due to their quality.This projector is no exception. I do not have anything to dislike about it. All in all, its an excellent projector.
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Overall 10
10

Sony VPL-HS51 LCD Projector

kenjamin01, Ebay
5 November 2008
  • Summary: I bought this "light" projector for a great price. The picture is simply amazing, although I did have to alter the room in which it is in order to avoid white out image from light (as is the case in most projectors). The contrast ratio is great and the lumens are quite high especially for an LCD projector. I highly recommend this projector to anyone that is looking for a home theater setup.
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Overall 7
6.7
Value for money 4
4.0
Features 10
10
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 8
8.0
Reliability 2
2.0
Construction 6
6.0

User Review

AR, Projector Central
8 October 2008
  • Summary: Personal Experience This projector worked great for the first 3 1/2 years of use. It has now developed the common "blue smear" problem, meaning the image now has a blue wash on about half of it due to the blue-panel burning up (not a very technical description, I know). Previous to this, the overall PQ, fan noise, features, and reliability were in my opinion fantastic. Unfortunately, Sony wants over $2000 to repair a 4 year old 720p projector.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent projector for the money

grownup kid, Amazon
2 August 2007
  • Summary: The reviewers who gave this projector one star clearly had support issues but from a technical perspective this is an excellent buy for the money. I have owned mine for over 2 years and changed the filter only once. The bulb is still going strong (1000+ hours). I've not had to deal with Sony support yet, and hope not to based on some of the reviews, but notwithstanding that issue I'd most certainly recommend this device. Don't be put off because it isn't DLP..
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Overall 9
9.3
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 10
10
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 10
10
Reliability 8
8.0
Construction 10
10

User Review

patric, Projector Central
26 March 2007
  • Summary: Personal Experience excellent when using dvdo scaler as reviewed that is why i bought them together with with 25 ft hdmi cable,upgrading to vw50 or pt ae 1000,you can see a big differance when using a sony demo disk 1280 x 720p if only all material could be received this good Problems 850 hours lcd panel green pix top right corner permanantly on 50- 100 pixels after lightning storm ,taken to sony awaiting repair ,sony warrenty claim or houshloders claim
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