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Sony VPL-HW40ES
VPLHW40ES

$1,559.95
Sony VPL-HW40ES
97
Reviews
306 Reviews + 12 Awards
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Features
Fully-Featured
93
Value for Money
Excellent
89
Running Costs
$58 Over 5 Years
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
A quiet and multi award winning 1080p Very High contrast ratio projector, with very low running costs and a very reasonable price.
Digital Versus 5 Star Trusted Reviews Recommended insideci.co.uk Recommended Expert Reviews Recommended
1920 X 1080 (1080p) 21dB Very High 1,700 ANSI Lumens Mar 2014
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Sony VPL-HW40ES Price History

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 was a cheaper price of $800 on eBay 73 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.

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With outstanding reviews and representing excellent value for money, we have ranked the Sony VPL-HW40ES number 83 across all projectors.

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Kagoo Score
97
Reviews
81
Features
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Popularity
93
Value for Money
90
Running Costs

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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 83?

It has great expert reviews and outstanding 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 multimedia projectors 2018.
This Sony projector has running costs of $58 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,335 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
Very High contrast ratio
Supports 3D
An outstanding cinematic experience for home theatre applications
High quality SXRD panels
High brightness with dynamic picture
Reality creation

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each projector by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age, value for money and running costs.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the projector is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec projectors come to market, the older projectors will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

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Average Review Score

4.7 stars (306 reviews).

70%

of Customers Would Recommend
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4 Recommended Awards

The Sony VPL-HW40ES has received four Recommended Awards from a number of expert reviews sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and insideci.co.uk.
Recommended from Trusted Reviews Recommended from Expert Reviews Recommended from insideci.co.uk Recommended from ljudochbild.se

2 5 Star Awards

The Sony VPL-HW40ES has received a 5 Star Award from expert review sites Digital Versus and Les Numeriques.com.
5 Star from Digital Versus 5 Star from Les Numeriques.com

6 Further Awards

It's received six Awards from a number of expert reviews sites including projectorreviews.com, projectorcentral.com and avforums.com.
Hot Product from projectorreviews.com Highly Rated from projectorcentral.com Best Buy from avforums.com Best in Test 5 Star from lydogbillede.dk Very Profitable from benchmark.pl Especially Recommended 5 star from Lydogbilde.no

What Are People Saying About the Sony VPL-HW40ES?

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The Majority of Owners Mentioned That the Product Had a Good Price.
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The Vast Majority of Buyers Said That This Projector Was Excellent Quality.
19 Customers Said That the Sony VPL-HW40ES Was Reliable.
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Well Made
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Reliable
Strong and Durable
Five Customers Said That the Product Was Not Good in Terms of Size.
17 Buyers Said That the Product Was Thoughtfully Designed.
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Smooth
The Vast Majority of Customers Mentioned That it Was Not Hard to Use.
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Easy to Setup
11 Buyers Mentioned That it Has Useful Technical Features.
The Vast Majority of People Mentioned That the Product Was OK When it Came to Noise Level.
Six Purchasers Mentioned That the Product Had a Good Picture Quality.
The Vast Majority of Buyers Mentioned That the Product Had a Good 3D Picture Quality.
Some Purchasers Wrote in Their Review That the Sony VPL-HW40ES Was Good At Displaying Standard Definition TV.
Seven Purchasers Mentioned That the Sony VPL-HW40ES Had a Great High Def Picture.
Three Customers Thought the Sony VPL-HW40ES Had a Useful Remote Control.
Most People Said That the Product Had Good Sound Quality.

How Good Are Sony Projectors?

We have analysed 3,843 expert reviews and 23,608 user reviews for projectors and used this data to calculate an average rating for Sony projectors of 85%. This makes Sony the 5th best rated multimedia projector brand according to customer reviews.

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Features

Key Features

1920 X 1080 (1080p) Resolution
Quieter Than Average Noise Level
Very High Contrast Ratio
Very Dim Projector Brightness
Supports 3D
Has a Handheld Remote Control
Smaller Than Average Bulb Power
3D-Ready
Supports Full HD
Has a Digital Gamma Correction
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 projectors. The worst resolution of all projectors is 640 x 360 (nHD) and the best is 4096 x 2400 (4K). §.

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level
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The quietest noise level of multimedia projectors is 20dB, the loudest is 54dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The Sony VPL-HW40ES's noise level of only 21dB is in the quietest 1% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Very High Contrast Ratio

The VPL-HW40ES has a Very High contrast ratio which is higher than most projectors. Most projectors have a Medium contrast ratio. The contrast ratio of all projectors ranges from Very Low (worst) to Ultra High (best). 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 VPL-HW40ES's projector brightness of only 1,700 ANSI lumens is in the dimmest 9% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. Across all the projectors the projector brightnesses range from 100 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,800 ANSI lumens.

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Supports 3D
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The VPL-HW40ES supports 3D. 64% of multimedia projectors do not support 3D.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control
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The VPL-HW40ES has a handheld remote control. 81% of data 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 bulb power of the Sony VPL-HW40ES of only 200W is smaller than 82% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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3D-Ready

The VPL-HW40ES is 3D-ready. 84% of projectors are not 3D-ready.

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Supports Full HD
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The Sony VPL-HW40ES supports full HD, which is unusual. 63% of data projectors do not support full HD.

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Has a Digital Gamma Correction

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

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Has an Ethernet LAN
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The Sony VPL-HW40ES has an Ethernet LAN. 53% of data projectors also have an Ethernet LAN.

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Popularity

The Sony VPL-HW40ES is currently ranked number 83 across all projectors.
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Value for Money

Value for Money

We determine value for money by calculating a quality score for each product based on its reviews, features and age, and then comparing this quality score to the product price. A projector with a high quality score and low price will get a good value for money score.

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The VPL-HW40ES is typical compared to the other 1,335 projectors that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the VPL-HW40ES will cost $58 over 5 years to run.

Running Costs

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Electricity cost when switched on $55.90
Electricity cost when on standby $2.43
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Total running cost over 5 years $58.33
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.36 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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Manufacturer's Description

1700 lumens brightness

An Outstanding Cinematic Experience For Home Theatre Applications.

The VPL.

HW40ES is a fantastic option for movie lovers who want an incredible cinematic experience at home, far beyond the reach of TV. It is packed with professional technology, including advanced SXRD panels and Reality Creation for an incredibly sharp, crystal clear picture. With 1700 lumens colour brightness, you can enjoy your favourite films at their best, in 3D or 2D. Bright Cinema and Bright TV modes also ensure optimum brightness and superb, rich colour quality.

High Quality SXRD Panels

Cinema-quality technology for super-sharp images.

High Brightness With Dynamic Picture

1700 lumens brightness with Contrast Enhancer function.

Reality Creation

Best Full HD picture possible.

Wide Lens Shift For Flexible Installation

+/ 71% lens shift range allows more options for placement.

Extremely Low Fan Noise

Quiet 21db noise with improved tone.

4.7 Stars

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70% of Customers Would Recommend
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Sony VPL-HW40ES Specification

Key Features
Projector Native Resolution
Noise Level
Contrast Ratio
Performance
Plug & Play
Projector
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Matrix Size
Digital Gamma Correction
Zoom Capability
Zoom Ratio
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Zoom Type
Lamps
Lamp Type
Bulb Power
Lens System
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Video
3D
Full HD
3D-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Composite Video in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Design
Colour
LED Indicators
Product Type
Display
Built-in Display
Power
Power Consumption (Standby)
Power Consumption (Typical)
Power Source
Maximum Power Consumption
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Packaging Content
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Other Features
Gamma Adjustment
Panel Alignment
Picture Mode

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers

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Barcodes

00027242878648, 00027242879171, 00027242879188, 00272428791888, 00616348087179, 00616348087728, 00636983065448, 00636983078325, 00779177280484, 00799198059203, 04053162599277, 04053162651265, 04905524973488, 04905524976021, 05054533605039, 05054629632574, 05055927800122

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