Sony FHZ55: world’s first 3LCD projector

Sony has launched a new projection technology, the VPL-FHZ55: the company’™s first lampless projector using 3LCD-imaging technology.

Sony has launched a new projection technology, the VPL-FHZ55, the company’s first lamp-less projector using 3LCD-imaging technology.

“Sony has always been about innovation, and this unique laser projection technology continues that tradition,” comments Robert Meakin, Business and Education Product Manager for Sony Europe. 

“Our experience in projection is far-reaching, and we’re applying that expertise to develop a solution for the future.”

The new projector uses blue laser as its light source, which excites a phosphorous material that in turn creates white light. The white light is delivered to the 3LCD optical system, generating full-time, vibrant RGB colour through a colour splitting process. The resulting 4,000 lumen colour light output produces brightness sufficient for a range of commercial applications, unlike competitive models based on one-chip imager and hybrid light source technologies.

The VPL-FHZ55 projector expands Sony’s efforts to achieve lower total cost of ownership and energy efficiency in its range of projectors. The projector offers virtually maintenance-free operation for up to 20,000 hours of expected light source, display device and filter use. The HG (mercury) free projector is packed with energy-saving features, including: Auto Light Dimming, which dims light output down to 5 per cent when left powered on without use; and Auto Brightness Adjustment, which eliminates unnecessary illumination when a dark picture is projected. In addition, the Constant Brightness mode allows users to maintain brightness throughout the expected 20,000 hour life by driving the projector at reduced light output.

The use of a laser light source also gives the projector instant “on/off” capability and “tilt-free” capability for seamless installation in nearly any setting or position. It also features horizontal and vertical lens shift with built-in edge-blending and geometric correction for flexibility and better commercial integration.

The new model is planned for availability in August 2013. For more information, visit


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