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Sony VPLHW40ES

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A multi award winning and fully featured 120000:1 1920 x 1080 data projector
120000:1 1080p (1920x1080) Yes 21dB Mar 2014
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Sony VPL-HW40ES Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have ranked the Sony VPL-HW40ES number 55 across all projectors.
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Value for Money
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Features
Good Features
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Overall Score
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 40?

It has great expert reviews and exceptional user reviews with 92% of buyers recommending this 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 2017.
This Sony projector has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
3D-ready
Quite quiet noise level
Quite small bulb power
Very dim projector brightness

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Sony VPL-HW40ES In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Sony Has Excellent Projector Reviews

Based on 628 user and expert reviews (including 90 verified purchases), Sony has excellent ratings for its projectors. Sony also has excellent ratings specifically within its projectors range compared to other brands. 92% of those that bought a Sony projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

3D-Ready

The VPL-HW40ES is 3D-ready. Most of the other projectors also are 3D-ready.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

With a bulb power of only 200 Watts, the VPL-HW40ES has one of the smaller bulb powers amongst projectors of this age. The smallest bulb power of projectors is 3.5W, the biggest is 3,000W, and the average bulb power is 250W.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The projector brightnesses of projectors range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of only 1,700 ANSI lumen, the VPL-HW40ES has one of the dimmer projector brightnesses amongst projectors of this age.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

When compared to other multimedia projectors that we have assessed, the Sony VPL-HW40ES's noise level of only 21 decibels is one of the quietest. The noise levels of projectors range from 10dB to 93dB.

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Supports Full HD

The VPL-HW40ES supports full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors do not support full HD.

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1920 X 1080 Resolution

The highest resolution of the VPL-HW40ES is 1920 x 1080. That's over nine times the resolution of the most common projector native resolution of 280 x 800. In addition, this projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). The best resolution of all projectors is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and the worst is 280 x 800.

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Has a Digital Gamma Correction

The VPL-HW40ES has a digital gamma correction, as do most of the other projectors.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was March 2014 when this projector was released.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

audiolab vplhw40es, sony vplhw40esiv, anthem vplhw40es, audiolab 3n1pjt, sse vplhw40es, anthem 3n1pjt, sony 3n1pjt, sony hw40es

Barcodes:

00017932718644, 00027242878648, 00027242879171, 00027242879188, 00272428791888, 00616348087179, 00616348087728, 00799198059203, 04053162599277, 04053162651265, 04905524973488, 04905524976021, 05054533605039

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