Review of Sony VPL-FHZ55 3LCD projector

Sony describes the VPL-FHZ55 as the world’s first 3LCD laser projector that produces WUXGA images with a resolution that’s higher than Full HD.

Its laser light source, rated for a typical 20,000 hours operating life, is teamed with 3LCD BrightEra technology by Sony that offers 4,000 lumens of brightness. It offers the feature to seamlessly blend images from multiple projectors to create super-sized displays, or even project true images onto curved surfaces.

The unit can also be installed at any angle, even on its side or upside down. Sold as an environmentally-friendly device, the projector offers an Eco Mode feature that offers a range of energy-saving settings including Auto Dimming, Auto Brightness and Power Saving Picture Mute.

Why did you choose this product?

The FHZ55 has a really low total cost of ownership. Our maintenance costs are 20% of our total AV budget and we have chosen to cut costs by buying lamp free projectors. Overall, the maintenance costs of the FHZ55 are very low compared to alternative LCD projectors. We have also found the projector to be really energy efficient.

The University of Helsinki promotes sustainable development through its research, teaching and other activities. In accordance with its Strategic Plan for 2013–2016, the University will work for the wellbeing of humanity, and build a better world by taking a more prominent role in solving global problems. The University is also committed to reducing its own environmental load. Since 2000, it has published an annual environmental report containing follow-up information on water and energy consumption, the amount of waste generated, as well as significant events. The WWF Green Office environmental programme is implemented at Viikki Campus. The University has also joined the Climate Partners cooperative network.

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