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Sony VPL-HW40ES
VPLHW40ES

$1,499.00
(294 reviews)
Sony VPL-HW40ES
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Our Verdict:
A staggeringly quiet and multi award winning 1080p 120000:1 contrast ratio projector, with very low running costs and very good features
21dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 120000:1 1,700 ANSI Lumens Dec 2014
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Sony VPL-HW40ES Review

With outstanding reviews and low running costs, we have ranked the Sony VPL-HW40ES number 53 across all projectors.
97
Reviews
294 Reviews + 12 Awards
60
Value for Money
Good
80
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Running Costs
$63 Over 5 Years
76
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 76?

It has very good expert reviews and outstanding user reviews with 92% of buyers recommending this multimedia projector to others.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest projectors 2018.
This Sony projector has running costs of $63 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,886 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
The VPL-HW40ES has some great features:
1920 x 1080 (1080p) resolution
Quieter than average noise level
120000:1 contrast ratio
Supports 3D
An outstanding cinematic experience for home theatre applications
High quality SXRD panels
High brightness with dynamic picture
Reality creation
Wide lens shift for flexible installation
Extremely low fan noise

Should You Buy it Now?

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Running Costs

OK Running Costs

Based on average energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the VPL-HW40ES is $63, which is typical compared to the other 1,886 projectors.

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Features

1920 X 1080 (1080p) Resolution

The Sony VPL-HW40ES has a 1920 x 1080 (1080p) projector native resolution which is higher than most data projectors. Most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. The best resolution of all projectors is 4096 x 2400 (4K) and the worst is 640 x 360 (nHD).

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The VPL-HW40ES's noise level of only 21dB is very quiet compared to most other projectors. It is in the quietest 1% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. Projectors have noise levels of between 20dB and 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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120000:1 Contrast Ratio

The VPL-HW40ES has a higher contrast ratio than most projectors. This Sony data projector has a 120000:1 contrast ratio, whereas most multimedia projectors have a 10000:1 contrast ratio. The contrast ratio of all projectors ranges from 120:1 (worst) to 2500000:1 (best).

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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 VPL-HW40ES's projector brightness of only 1,700 ANSI lumens is in the dimmest 8% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Supports 3D

The VPL-HW40ES supports 3D, which is unusual. 64% of projectors do not support 3D.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Sony VPL-HW40ES has a handheld remote control. 82% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

Projectors have bulb powers of between 15W and 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The Sony VPL-HW40ES's bulb power of only 200W is in the smallest 17% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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3D-Ready

The Sony VPL-HW40ES is 3D-ready, unlike 84% of projectors which are not 3D-ready.

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Supports Full HD

The VPL-HW40ES supports full HD, unlike 60% of data projectors which do not support full HD.

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Has a Digital Gamma Correction

The VPL-HW40ES has a digital gamma correction, unlike 99% of projectors which do not have a digital gamma correction.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony sonyvplhw40es, sony vplhw40esiv, sony hw40es, sony 1080p, vplhw40esb

Barcodes:

00027242878648, 00027242879171, 00027242879188, 00272428791888, 00616348087179, 00616348087728, 00636983065448, 00779177280484, 00799198059203, 04053162599277, 04053162651265, 04905524973488, 04905524976021, 05054533605039, 05054629632574, 05055927800122

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