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Sony VPLHW40ES

$1,589.99
Sony VPL-HW40ES
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An amazingly quiet and astonishingly high contrast ratio 1080p 3D projector, with good features but representing only moderate value for money
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$1,598.99
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Sony VPLHW40ES 1080p 3D SXRD Home Theater/Gaming Projector
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Sony VPL-HW40ES Review

With excellent reviews and low running costs, we have ranked the Sony VPL-HW40ES number 381 across all projectors.
97
Reviews
325 Reviews + 12 Awards
67
Value for Money
Good
79
Features
Good Features
80
Running Costs
$60 Over 5 Years
77
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 77?

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 multimedia projectors 2018.
This Sony projector has running costs of $60 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,021 data projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving data projectors.
The VPL-HW40ES has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1920 x 1080 (1080p) resolution
Quieter than average noise level
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
Very dim projector brightness
Smaller than average bulb power

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Sony VPL-HW40ES In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $1,589.99 it is in the most expensive 27% of projectors.

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Cheaper Price Found in the United Kingdom

We found a cheaper price for the Sony VPL-HW40ES of £1,495.00 ($1,495.00) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $94.99.

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Running Costs

Average Running Costs

The VPL-HW40ES has an average running cost of $60 over 5 years based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 2,021 projectors.

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Features

1920 X 1080 (1080p) Resolution

The VPL-HW40ES has a higher resolution than most projectors. This multimedia projector has a 1920 x 1080 (1080p) resolution, whereas most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. Across all projectors the best resolution is 4096 x 2400 (4K) and the worst is 640 x 360 (nHD).

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The noise level of the VPL-HW40ES of only 21dB is very quiet compared to most other projectors. It is quieter than 99% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The noise levels of projectors range from 20dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The lowest contrast ratio (typical) of data projectors is 1.5, the highest is 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The VPL-HW40ES's contrast ratio (typical) of 120,000 is very high compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is higher than 97% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The Sony VPL-HW40ES's projector brightness of only 1,700 ANSI lumens is dimmer than 91% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature. Across all the multimedia projectors the projector brightnesses range from 100 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Supports 3D

The VPL-HW40ES supports 3D. 60% of projectors do not support 3D.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Sony VPL-HW40ES 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-HW40ES of only 200W is smaller than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the smallest 21% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The average bulb power of all projectors is 250W, with the smallest being 15W and the biggest being 840W.

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3D-Ready

The VPL-HW40ES is 3D-ready, unlike 85% of projectors which 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 99% of projectors which do not have a digital gamma correction.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony vplhw40esiv, sse vplhw40es, vplhw40esb

Barcodes:

00017932718644, 00027242878648, 00027242879171, 00027242879188, 00272428791888, 00616348087179, 00616348087728, 00779177280484, 00799198059203, 04053162599277, 04053162651265, 04905524973488, 04905524976021, 05054533605039, 05054629632574, 05055927800122

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