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Sony VPLHW30ES

$1,699.00
$1,579.00 $120 cheaper than 44 days ago
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A breathtakingly high contrast ratio and spectacularly quiet 1080p 3D projector, with low running costs and good features
22dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 70000:1 Yes Jun 2013
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$2,754.05
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Used - Sony VPL-HW30ES LCoS Projector (Used)
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Used - Sony VPL-HW30ES LCoS Projector with 6 sets of 3D glasses (Used)
$750.00
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$995.00
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$1,099.00
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Sony VPL-HW30ES Review

With excellent reviews and low running costs, we have ranked the Sony VPL-HW30ES number 437 across all projectors.
94
Reviews
24 Reviews + 8 Awards
65
Value for Money
Good
79
Features
Good Features
79
Running Costs
$61 Over 5 Years
76
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 76?

It has very good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 83%, based on 24 reviews.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer multimedia projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest multimedia projectors 2018.
This Sony projector has running costs of $61 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,021 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
The VPL-HW30ES has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1920 x 1080 (1080p) resolution
Quieter than average noise level
A room with A 3d view
Picture perfect
Turn 2d into 3d
3D better and brighter
Smooth operator
Very dim projector brightness
Shorter than average service life of lamp

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up. The price has dropped from $1,699 to $1,579 in the last 44 days. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes back up.
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Sony VPL-HW30ES In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $1,579.00 it is in the most expensive 27% of projectors.

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Cheaper in the United States Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony VPL-HW30ES and the United States price of $1,579.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United Kingdom where the price is £3,786.16 ($3,786.16).

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

The VPL-HW30ES is typical compared to the other 2,021 projectors that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the VPL-HW30ES is $61.

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Features

1920 X 1080 (1080p) Resolution

The VPL-HW30ES has a higher resolution than most projectors. This data projector has a 1920 x 1080 (1080p) resolution, whereas most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. Projectors resolutions range from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The VPL-HW30ES's noise level of only 22dB is very quiet compared to most other projectors. It is in the quietest 2% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The quietest noise level of projectors is 20dB, the loudest is 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the Sony VPL-HW30ES of 70,000 is in the highest 6% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature. The contrast ratio (typical) of projectors range from 1.5 to 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of all projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 100 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the Sony VPL-HW30ES of only 1,300 ANSI lumens is dimmer than 93% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Supports 3D

The Sony VPL-HW30ES supports 3D. 60% of projectors do not support 3D.

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Shorter Than Average Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamps of projectors range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h. The service life of lamp of the Sony VPL-HW30ES of only 2,000h is very short compared to most other projectors. It is shorter than 96% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The VPL-HW30ES has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The bulb power of the VPL-HW30ES of only 200W is smaller than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is smaller than 75% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The smallest bulb power of projectors is 15W, the biggest is 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W.

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3D-Ready

The Sony VPL-HW30ES is 3D-ready. 85% of projectors are not 3D-ready.

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Features Noise Reduction

The VPL-HW30ES features noise reduction. 98% of projectors do not feature noise reduction.

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Supports Full HD

The VPL-HW30ES supports full HD, which is unusual. 63% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

3dtv corp pro310, 3dtv corp pro35, sony vplhw30es, sony hw30es, vplhw30esw, sony 1080

Barcodes:

00027242832022, 00027242862715, 00798304207170, 00798304207194, 00798304224986, 04905524845983, 04905524908619

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