Sony VPL-FX50 Projector Review

Top-of-the-line business presentations require a top-of-the-line projector; and Sony’s VPL-FX50 professional projector is just that. The unit enables you to captivate audiences with a breathtaking new world of high-quality multimedia presentations. The extreme brightness of 3500 ANSI lumens combine with native XGA resolution, power lens shift, power lens focus, and power lens zoom to make the VPL-FX50 a flexible and easy addition to almost any environment. The VPL-FX50 will also work with optional lenses for custom applications requiring special long or short throw lenses. And the unit’s networking capability means you can give your presentations and image files to any audience in the world.



  • Beautifully balanced and symmetrical design featuring a center mounted lens
  • 3500 ANSI lumens
  • Native XGA resolution
  • On-Board Windows® CE operating system displays presentation slides
  • PCMCIA card slot for network connectivity
  • Power lens shift
  • Power focus
  • Power zoom
  • DDE™: Digital Detail Enhancer image processing technology generates high-quality video images that are clear and smooth.
  • RGB Enhancer: For enriched and crisp RGB image reproduction
  • 3D Gamma Correction: The 10-bit 3D Gamma Correction circuit performs precise gamma level adjustment, for uniformed colors and brightness
  • Excellent System Versatility: Power Zoom, Power Focus, and Power Lens Shift can all be controlled from the control panel or the supplied remote control unit.
  • Digital Keystone Adjustment: Keystone distortion can be digitally corrected via the on-screen menu; square and detailed images can be projected even with limited installation space.
  • Various Inputs: The projector accepts a wide variety of input signals,including DTV, HDTV, and much more; it also has a DVI-I input for direct transfer of digital/analog signals from a PC to the projector.
  • Network Capability: The unit is equipped with a 10 Base-T Ethernet interface for LAN connection; any PC within the same LAN can communicate with the VPL-FX50 via a web browser.
  • Digital Zoom: 4-times digital zoom
  • Freeze: Enables users to show a freeze-frame while preparing or switching to the next image.
  • APA (Auto Pixel Alignment): Dot phase and image size or shift can be automatically adjusted to their optimal settings just by pressing the APA button.
  • OSD: On-Screen Display for projector control, available in seven languages
  • Projection system: Projection system
  • LCD panel: 1.3-inch p-Si TFT Sony LCD panel 2,359,296 pixels (786,432 pixels x 3)
  • Projection lens: Approx. 1.3 times zoom lens, F1.7 to 2.0, f36.7 to 47.8 mm
  • Lamp: 250 W UHP Lamp
  • Screen coverage: 40 to 300 inches (viewable area, measured diagonally)
  • Light output: 3500 ANSI lumens * 1 ANSI lumens is a measuring method of the American National Standards Institute IT7.228.
  • Color system: NTSC, PAL, SECAM, NTSC4.43, PAL-M, PAL-N (automatically/manually selected)
  • Resolution: Video: 750 TV lines, RGB: 1024 x 768 pixelsRGB (fH 15 to 91 kHz, fV: 43 to 85 Hz)
  • Acceptable signals: RGB (fH 15 – 91 kHz, fv 43 – 85 Hz), 15 kHz component 50/60 Hz system, Progressive component 50/60 Hz system, DTV/HDTV, Composite video, S-Video
  • Cabinet color: White
  • Power requirements: AC 100 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz
  • Power consumption: Max. 360 W, Standby 4.3 W, Power saving mode 50 W
  • Operating temperature: 0 to 40 °C (32 to 104 °F)
  • Operating humidity: 35 to 85 %
  • Dimensions: 480 (W) x 167 (H) x 502 (D) mm (19 x 6 5 /8 x 19 7 /8 inches)


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