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87

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Sony VPL-HW40ES
VPLHW40ES

$1,098.98
(294 reviews)
Sony VPL-HW40ES
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Our Verdict:
A quiet and multi award winning 1080p Very High contrast ratio data projector, with a breathtakingly reasonable price and great features
1920 X 1080 (1080p) 21dB Very High 1,700 ANSI Lumens Mar 2014
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Sony VPL-HW40ES Review

With outstanding reviews and representing excellent value for money, we have ranked the Sony VPL-HW40ES number 24 across all projectors.
97
Reviews
294 Reviews + 12 Awards
95
Value for Money
Excellent
83
Features
Fully-Featured
91
Running Costs
$58 Over 5 Years
77
Popularity
Quite Popular
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 87?

It has very good expert reviews and superb user reviews with 92% of buyers recommending this projector to others.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer data 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 $58 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,328 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving multimedia projectors.
The VPL-HW40ES has some great features:
Quieter than average noise level
Very High contrast ratio
Supports 3D
Has a handheld remote control
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?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks.
There is a 57% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.

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Sony VPL-HW40ES In-Depth Analysis

Value for Money

Price Has Gone Down by $461 (30%)

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Cheaper in the United States Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony VPL-HW40ES and the United States price of $1,098.98 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United Kingdom where the price is £1,495.00 ($1,495.00).

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

The VPL-HW40ES has an average running cost of $58 over 5 years based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 1,328 data projectors.

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Features

1920 X 1080 (1080p) Resolution

The VPL-HW40ES has a 1920 x 1080 (1080p) projector native resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 800 (WXGA) resolution found on most multimedia projectors. §.

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The Sony VPL-HW40ES's noise level of only 21dB is very quiet compared to most other projectors. It is quieter than 99% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature. The quietest noise level of data projectors is 20dB, the loudest is 54dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Very High Contrast Ratio

The VPL-HW40ES has a Very High contrast ratio which is higher than most multimedia projectors. Most projectors have a Medium contrast ratio. Across all data projectors the worst contrast ratio is Very Low and the best is Ultra High. A contrast ratio of between 100,000:1 and 1,000,000:1.

A contrast ratio of between 100,000:1 and 1,000,000:1.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The projector brightnesses of projectors range from 100 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,800 ANSI lumens. The Sony VPL-HW40ES's projector brightness of only 1,700 ANSI lumens is dimmer than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the dimmest 8% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Supports 3D

The VPL-HW40ES supports 3D, unlike 65% of multimedia projectors which do not support 3D.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

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

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The bulb power of the Sony VPL-HW40ES of only 200W is smaller than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is in the smallest 17% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature. Projectors have bulb powers of between 15W and 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W.

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3D-Ready

The VPL-HW40ES is 3D-ready. 83% of multimedia projectors are not 3D-ready.

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Supports Full HD

The VPL-HW40ES supports full HD. 63% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Has a Digital Gamma Correction

The VPL-HW40ES has a digital gamma correction, unlike 97% of projectors which do not have a digital gamma correction.

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Has an Ethernet LAN

The VPL-HW40ES has an Ethernet LAN, as do 53% of data projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony sonyvplhw40es, sony vplhw40esiv, sony hw40es, vplhw40esb

Barcodes:

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

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